Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Opens 23/24 Season with Mahler’s Titan

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Opens 23/24 Season with Mahler’s Titan
Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra Opens 23/24 Season with Mahler’s Titan(CHEYENNE SYMPHONY)
Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 10:19 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) -On October 21st at 7:30pm at the Cheyenne Civic Center, CSO and Maestro William Intriligator open the 2023/24 Season, The Universe Awaits, with Mahler’s Titan! This season’s opening concert features two of the Maestro’s all-time favorite composers, Ludwig van Beethoven and Gustav Mahler. According to Intriligator, “both composers offer intense music, yet present different perspectives on heroism, nature, strength, and overcoming challenges. They are also works written early in their respective careers, when both were in their 20′s and full of optimism, strength, and vigor; both were very aware of their own talents and wanting to make a name for themselves.” The first piece on the program is Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring award-winning, internationally acclaimed guest pianist Adam Zukiewicz, a Polish pianist currently serving as Professor of Piano at the University of Northern Colorado. He is also the founder of the Beethoven Festival of the Rockies, a Beethoven scholar, performer, and expert! CSO is excited to present this program in Greeley at Beethoven of the Rockies on Oct. 20th, the night before our opening night in Cheyenne! Following intermission, the orchestra will present Mahler’s first symphony, known as “The Titan,” for its power and intensity. It features a huge 98-piece orchestra with many auxiliary brass and woodwind instruments. Maestro Intriligator adds, “in this symphony, the orchestra gets to perform some of the most exciting orchestral music ever written.” As reflected in the season title, this season’s theme draws its inspiration from space. Some of the programs simply allude to it, such as Mahler’s Titan (Titan is a moon of Saturn), and others are directly inspired by it, like Holst’s The Planets, scheduled for March 16, 2024. As always, each performance of the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra is designed to inspire and move you, to refresh your spirit and to bring you joy. We hope this season lifts you up as CSO “lifts off” to a musical universe awaiting us ALL! Enhance your experience with an introduction to the concert by the Maestro and guest artist at our free “Lunch and Learn” on Oct. 20th, 12-1:00 PM at the Laramie County Public Library; or, at a later time, watch the video on demand on CSO’s website. “Classic Conversations”, an abbreviated introduction to the concert by the Maestro, will take place on Oct. 21st, 6:30-7PM at the Civic Center for ticketed patrons. The concert will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend in person.