Return of CMF mini-festival and former director

Zeitouni offers Brahms, while Christie’s ‘up to his old tricks again’

By Peter Alexander

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Former Music Director Michael Christie returns to CMF July 8.   Photo by Steve J. Sherman

Fans of Brahms’s warm Romanticism (and who in the classical audience isn’t?) have much to look forward to.

In three concerts, the Colorado Music Festival (CMF) will present five of his most popular works. First, CMF music director Jean-Marie Zeitouni will lead the Festival Orchestra in a cycle of the four symphonies on two nights, July 7 and 8. Then a week later, former director Michael Christie makes his first return to the festival to conduct a program including the Brahms First Piano Concerto with pianist Orion Weiss July 14.

The performances of the four symphonies — Nos. 1 and 2 on July 7, 3 and 4 on July 8 — represents a return of the CMF’s mini-festival concept of works by a single composer.

Read more in Boulder Weekly.

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Colorado Music Festival
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, Music Director

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Jean-Marie Zeitouni

Boulder Brahms
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor

Part I: Symphonies 1 & 2
7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Chautauqua Auditorium

Part 2: Symphonies 3 & 4
7:30 p.m. Friday July 8, Chautauqua Auditorium

 

Brahms and Bernstein
Michael Christie, conductor, with Orion Weiss, piano
Program including Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14
Chautauqua Auditorium

Tickets
CMF 2016 season schedule

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