“Escape to Hope”
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm MDT
“Escape to Hope” with a concert celebrating bright futures ahead.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30
Lincoln Center Main Stage
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
$25-67 adult, $10 student/child
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American composer Michael Abels is most widely known as the composer for Joran Peele’s hit movies “Get Out,” “Us,” and “Nope.” He wrote Global Warming in 1990 to describe the warming of international relations after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Claude Debussy’s Nocturnes was inspired by poetry and conjures images of clouds, festivals, and enchanting sirens.
“Escape to Hope” ends with Ukrainian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, written during World War II as troops stormed the beach at Normandy. The symphony celebrates the “grandeur of the human spirit.”
On this concert:
Global Warming, by Michael Abels
Duration: 8 min
Nocturnes, by Claude Debussy
Duration: 24 min
Intermission: 20 min
Symphony No. 5, by Sergei Prokofiev
Duration: 42 min
Free week-of-concert events:
Join CSU professor Dr. K. Dawn Grapes on the Wednesday prior to most Signature concerts for an entertaining and informative lecture about the upcoming featured composers. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony.
Wednesday, May 10
12:00 – 1:00 PM, at the Old Town Library
Learn firsthand what it takes for an orchestra to bring live music to the stage. Houselights remain on during this comfortable preview of each upcoming Signature concert. The rehearsal closes to the public at 8:30 p.m. intermission.
Thursday, May 11
7:00 – 8:30 PM, at the Lincoln Center
Prior to each Signature concert, join Maestro Wes Kenney for a pre-concert talk about the music you will hear.
Saturday, May 13
6:30 – 7:00 PM, at the Lincoln Center
Included with ticket purchase
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Dr. David and Alison Dennis
Dr. Ed Siegel
Dr. Peter Springberg
Drs. Ann Yanagi and Scott Johnston
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