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    Boulder Philharmonic Season Finale: The Pines of Rome



    STRAVINSKY Monumentum pro Gesualdo
    BERIO Four Original Versions of Boccherini’s Return of the Nightwatch from Madrid
    GOSS Invisible Cities: Double concerto for violin, guitar, strings and percussion (World Premiere)
    Charles Wetherbee, violin
    Nicolò Spera, guitar
    VERDI Overture to Nabucco
    PUCCINI The Chrysanthemums
    RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome Listen

    The spirit of Italy permeates our season finale with influences from the Renaissance to today. Concertmaster Charles Wetherbee is joined by his CU colleague, Nicolò Spera, for the last of our season’s pairings—a world premiere for violin and guitar by British composer Stephen Goss based on Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Orchestral favorites from opera titans Verdi and Puccini prepare the way for the surround-sound splendor of Respighi’s Pines of Rome—one of the most sonically overwhelming works in all of music.

    Boulder Philharmonic Season Finale: The Pines of Rome