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NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC PLAYS BRAHMS

New York Philharmonic
Orchestral Series
Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 6pm Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

The Philharmonic gives the Colorado premiere of To See the Sky by Joel Thompson in a powerful van Zweden-led program featuring the rousing Prelude to Act I of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Brahms’ profound masterpiece Symphony No. 4.

Did you know?

Bahamas-born Joel Thompson often writes works involving social justice, but he envisions To See the Sky, commissioned by a consortium that included Bravo! Vail and the New York Philharmonic, as a more general invitation “to engage in an active introspection.”

Featured Artists

Jaap van Zweden

conductor

Program Highlights

  • Jaap van Zweden, conductor

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 

JOEL THOMPSON To See the Sky (Colorado Premiere, Joint Commission of The American Composers Forum; New York Philharmonic; Atlanta Symphony; Aspen Music Festival; and Bravo! Vail) 

BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 

PRE-CONCERT TALK 5:10PM - Steven Bruns (University of Colorado Boulder), speaker in the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater Lobby.