Visual and Performing Arts

Packard Hall and King Center Recital Hall


February 27 & 28, 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Packard Hall at Colorado College
5 W Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 7:30 PM 
King Recital Hall at CU-Denver
855 Lawrence Way, Denver, CO 80204

This annual joint collaborative venture by the composition and performance faculties of Colorado College and the Univerity of Colorado, Colorado Springs explores various works around the themes of dreams, sensation and environments. Leos Janáček's innovative Cappricio was written for a pianist who lost his hand in WWI, yet dreamed of again performing. Adam Greene's Absence is inspired by scenes from Homer's Odyssey and Dante's Inferno. Brian Ferneyhough's Cassandra's Dream Song addresses dream as prophecy, while Glen Whitehead's work uses environmental interaction as theme and material. Iddo Aharony's trio explores the space between stones and dreams, between distance and closeness, through words of exile.  And the work of Ofer Ben-Amots is related to the natural environment: the psalmodic text describes an idyllic biblical scene of "green pastures" and "quiet waters," while the Bulgariana is based on a shepherd's song and dance from the Balkan mountains.

Faculty performers from both schools include Haleh Abghari - soprano, Sue Grace - piano, Colin McAllister - guitar/conductor, Jane Rigler - flute, Glen Whitehead - trumpet along with special guests Andy Stevens - clarinet, Karen Kinzie - violin, Jane Chan - cello, John Kinzie - percussion and more.