Van Gogh: The Paris Years Through Music
A collaboration between the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado Symphony offered for three performances only. A pre-concert talk by Becoming Van Gogh curator Timothy Standring introduces a multi-media collaboration between the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and the Symphony. Projected images of works from the DAM's exclusive exhibition, Becoming Van Gogh—which focuses on the artist's years in Paris—provide a stunning visual backdrop to this special performance.
Van Gogh’s years in Paris from March 1886 to February 1888 occurred during a period of both social change and artistic innovation. During these years, he spent much of his artistic energy responding to both Impressionists and Post Impressionists and developed his own highly original style. As a fitting segue, the concert program includes works that recreate the bohemian atmosphere of the era's salons, concert halls, and music. You’ll gain new insight into this prolific period when all of Paris was buzzing about fresh, emerging artistic trends; when Fauré and Saint-Saëns were at their prime; and when the two composers produced respectively Pavane and Third Violin Concerto.
Jose Luis Gomez, conductor * Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin * Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Featuring Satie's Jack in the Box, Fauré's Pavane and Requiem, and Saint-Saëns's Violin Concerto No. 3.
Presented in collaboration with the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition, Becoming Van Gogh; Timothy Standring, curator
November 4: Pre-concert talk with Timothy Standring at 1:30 pm (concert 2:30 pm)
Evening performances offered November 2 and 3, with pre-concert talk with Timothy Standring at 6:30 pm
Single tickets for the performances can be purchased at the Boettcher Concert Hall box office at 1000 14th Street, Denver, CO, online at www.coloradosymphony.org, or by calling 303-623-7876.