Colorado Music Competition declares its 2022 competition applications

Takacs Quartet, composer John Adams shall be among the many featured artists

By Peter Alexander Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.

Music Director Peter Oundjian

The Colorado Music Competition (CMF) introduced its 2022 competition season final evening (Jan. 18) in an occasion live-streamed from the Boulder Museum of Modern Artwork.

In the course of the hour-long occasion, music director Peter Oundjian launched the concert events which can be scheduled through the competition, deliberate for June 30–Aug. 7. “Each competition needs to be a celebration,” he mentioned by the use of introduction. “That is no exception. It’s a really eclectic collection of applications.”

John Adams. Picture by Riccardo Musacchio

Additionally talking remotely from his dwelling in California was composer John Adams, who shall be composer in residence through the competition. He’ll conduct components of two concert events that characteristic his music, and he additionally helped Oundjian curate the “Music of At this time” week, July 11–17, which is able to characteristic works by up to date composers most of whom are nonetheless residing.

The introduced applications for the summer time make good on Oundjian’s intention to make the competition a energetic occasion that each honors the good works of the previous and acknowledges the music and composers of in the present day. There have been occasions up to now when the CMF appeared unfocused and unadventurous, however underneath Oundjian’s management that has modified. By means of considerate programming, the participation of figures like Adams and a few exceptional younger performers, the CMF is turning into an occasion worthy of broad consideration.

Wang Jie

As a part of the emphasis on music of in the present day, this yr’s competition will embody three premieres: the world premiere of a commissioned work by Timo Andres (July 14); the world premiere of Wang Jie’s Flying on the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains (Aug. 4); and the Colorado premiere of a piece co-commissioned from Wynton Marsalis (Aug. 7). 

Introducing these works, Oundjian famous that “We all the time like to have premieres on the competition. It’s so vital for us to listen to new concepts and to provide alternatives to composers.”

Along with Adams, different composers featured through the “Music of At this time” collection embody Steven Ellison (referred to as Flying Lotus), Anne Müller, Philip Glass, Caroline Shaw, Stacy Garrop, Valerie Coleman, Osvaldo Golijov, John Corigliano and Christopher Rouse, amongst others (see the complete summer time program under).

Along with the Music of At this time, curiosity within the 2022 competition shall be generated by the inclusion of composers who’re outdoors the usual repertoire. African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor shall be represented by his Fantasiestücke for String Quartet (July 5) and Solemn Prelude for orchestra (July 21­–22); and African-American composer Florence Value shall be represented by her Violin Concerto No. 2 (additionally July 21–22). Starburst by the younger American composer Jessie Montgomery shall be performed on July 31, outdoors of the Music of At this time applications.

Danish String Quartet

Concert events of chamber music on Tuesday nights will type the second Robert Mann Chamber Music Sequence, named for the founding first violinist of the Juilliard Quartet. The collection will characteristic the Takács Quartet enjoying music by Haydn, Dvořák and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (July 5); the Attacca Quartet in a wide-ranging program of latest items throughout Music of At this time (July 12); and the Danish String Quartet in a artistic program that features a assortment of folks music from Britain. Different chamber concert events will characteristic members of the CMF Orchestra.

The Takács Quartet may even be featured on opening evening, marking their return to the Chautauqua stage for his or her first stay performances at CMF since 2004. They are going to be soloists with the CMF Orchestra in a efficiency of Adams’s Absolute Jest. Different works on the opening evening program are Destiny Now Conquers by Carlos Simon and Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World.”

Simone Dinnerstein. Picture by Lisa Marie Mazzucco

Different featured soloists through the summer time will embody pianist Jan Lisiecki performing all of Beethoven’s piano concertos in applications that additionally honor the 150th birthday of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (July 7, 8 and 10); pianist Jeremy Denk enjoying Adams’s Should the Satan have all of the Good Tunes? (July 17); violinist Randall Goosby enjoying Value’s Violin Concerto No. 2 (July 21–22); pianist Simone Dinnerstein on an all-Mozart program (July 24); pianist Gabriela Montero enjoying Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor (July 28–29); and clarinetist Anthony McGill (Aug. 4).

Conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni, former music director of CMF, returns to guide two applications (July 28–29 and 31). The award-winning younger American conductor Ryan Bancroft may even lead the orchestra in two applications (July 21–22 and 24).

Reverting to previous patterns, there shall be three pairs of Competition Orchestra concert events with the identical program on Thursday and Friday nights, with the Thursday efficiency at 7:30 p.m. and the Friday efficiency at 6:30 p.m. (June 30–July 1; July 21–22; July 28–29). The annual Household Live performance shall be Sunday, July 3, with Tubby the Tuba and Benjamin Britten’s Younger Particular person’s Information to the Orchestra.

The 2022 Competition ends on Sunday, Aug. 7, with the Colorado premiere of a fanfare by Wynton Marsalis and Mahler’s large Fifth Symphony, which Oundjian described final evening as “virtuosic for the orchestra, extremely entertaining for all of us.

“The ultimate moments of Mahler 5 are as exuberant as music can probably get. There isn’t a better option to witness a symphony orchestra than to return and take heed to a Mahler symphony!”

Single tickets to the 2022 Competition shall be out there for buy on the CMF web site starting March 1. You may additionally e mail, or name 303-440-7666. Right now, CMF states that they are going to comply with beneficial and required COVID pointers through the 2022 competition. Any particular guidelines haven’t but been introduced.

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Colorado Music Competition 2022
All performances at Chautauqua Auditorium

7:30 pm. Thursday, June 30: Opening Evening
6:30 p.m. Friday, July 1
Peter Oundjian, conductor, with the Takács Quartet

  • Carlos Simon: Destiny Now Conquers (2020)
  • John Adams: Absolute Jest (2012) 
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)

11 a.m. Sunday, July 3: Household Live performance
Maurice Cohn, conductor, with Actually Ingenious Stuff

  • George Kleinsinger: Tubby the Tuba
  • Benjamin Britten: Younger Particular person’s Information to the Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5
Takács Quartet

  • Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in F Main, op. 77 no. 2
  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Fantasiestücke for String Quartet
  • Dvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G Main

7:30 pm. Thursday, July 7
Peter Oundjian, conductor, with Jan Lisiecki, piano

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C main
    —Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor

6:30 p.m. Friday, July 8
Peter Oundjian, conductor, with Jan Lisiecki, piano

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Overture to The Wasps 
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat main
    —Piano Concerto No. 4 in G main

6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10
Peter Oundjian, conductor, with Jan Lisiecki, piano

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5 in D main
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat main (“Emperor”)

——-Music of At this time——-

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12
Attacca Quartet

  • John Adams: choices from John’s E-book of Alleged Dances 
  • Flying Lotus: Clock Catcher
    Remind U
    Pilgrim Aspect Eye
  • Anne Müller: Drifting Circles 
  • Louis Cole: Actual Life
  • Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima”
  • Caroline Shaw: The Evergreen
  • Gabriella Smith: Carrot Revolution

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14
Peter Oundjian and John Adams, conductors
With Samuel Adams, composer; Tessa Lark, violin; and Timothy McAllister, saxophone

  • Timo Andre: world premiere fee 
  • Samuel Adams: Chamber Concerto 
  • John Adams: Metropolis Noir

7:30 p.m. Friday, July 15: Kaleidoscope
Timo Andres, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Timothy McAllister, saxophone; and members of the Colorado Music Competition Orchestra

  • David Skidmore: Ritual Music 
  • Stacy Garrop: Reborn in flames (from Phoenix Rising)
  • Osvaldo Golijov: Final Spherical
  • Valerie Coleman: Purple Clay & Mississippi Delta for Wind Quintet
  • Timo Andres: Sincere Labor 
  • Roshanne Etezady: Recurring Goals 
  • John Corigliano: STOMP 
  • Philip Glass: Etude No. 6 
  • John Adams: Highway Film

6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17
Peter Oundjian and John Adams, conductors, Jeremy Denk, piano

  • Gabriella Smith: Tumblebird Contrails 
  • John Adams: Should the Satan Have All of the Good Tunes? 
  • Christopher Rouse: Symphony No. 6


7:30 Tuesday, July 19: Flavors of Russia
Members of the Colorado Music Competition Orchestra

  • Borodin: String Sextet in D minor
  • Mikhail Glinka: Trio Pathétique in D minor
  • Tchaikovsky: Memento de Florence Sextet in D Minor, op. 70

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21
6:30 p.m. Friday, July 22
Ryan Bancroft, conductor, with Randall Goosby violin

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Solemn Prelude
  • Florence Value: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28
  • Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D main

6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24
Ryan Bancroft, conductor, with Simone Dinnerstein, piano

  • Mozart: Serenade in C minor for winds, K388 
    —Piano Concerto B-flat main, K595 
    —Symphony No. 39 in E-flat main, K543

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26
Members of the Colorado Music Competition Orchestra

  • Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Main, K285
  • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Motion for String Trio
  • Dvořák: Terzetto in C Main, op. 74
  • Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28
6:30 p.m. Friday, July 29
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor, with Gabriela Montero, piano

  • Mussorgsky, arr. Rimsky-Korsakov: Evening on Bald Mountain
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat main

6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor with Jennifer Hen-Arvidsson and Abigail Nims, sopranos; John de Lancie and Marnie Mosiman, actors

  • Jessie Montgomery: Starburst 
  • Georges Bizet: Symphony No. 1 in C main 
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Evening’s Dream

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2
Danish String Quartet

  • Henry Purcell, arr. Benjamin Britten: Chacony in G minor
  • Folks Music from the British Isles, arr. Danish String Quartet
  • Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G main, D. 887

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4
Peter Oundjian, conductor, with Anthony McGill, clarinet

  • Wang Jie: Flying On the Scaly Backs of Our Mountains (world premiere) 
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1 in F minor 
  • Debussy: Première Rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra
  • Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) 
Peter Oundjian with the CMF Orchestra. Picture by Michael Emsinger

6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7: Competition Finale Concerto
Peter Oundjian, conductor

  • Wynton Marsalis: Fanfare (Colorado premiere)
  • Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

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