july, 2016

16jul7:30 pmColorado Music Festival Presents: ArC – Artistic Currents AT THE DAIRY


Event Details

Joshua Roman, cello and conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
David Kaplan, piano
CMF Musicians

CMF Creative Partner and Senior TED Fellow Joshua Roman was commissioned to write a song cycle setting music to Tracy K. Smith’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of poetry “Life on Mars”–and as a result, Roman’s “we do it to one another” was born. The evening will feature a performance of the piece by acclaimed soprano Jessica Rivera, reading by Smith, and a conversation between the artists on the creative process, music, and poetry.

Also on the program is Oliver Messiaen’s ethereally beautiful Quartet for the End of Time. The work was composed and premiered at the Stalag VIIIA prisoner-of-war camp in Görlitz, Germany, in 1941 after Messiaen was captured as a French soldier.

Tickets: $32.00


(Saturday) 7:30 pm