With Guest Adam Torres, Piano
The Concert Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Stewart, performs Baroque and Beyond with CSU faculty artist Adam Torres. The program opens with a concerto grosso by Italian composer Pietro Locatelli – a typical example of this Baroque form in which there is a dialogue between individual players and the larger (grosso) orchestra. The first concerto is followed by Ernest Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 – a 20th century work based on the same compositional form which adds a solo piano to the conversation.
The Concert Band, conducted by Erik Johnson, performs The Elements of Gratitude, a concert title inspired by the life of Oliver Sachs. This portion of the concert features a host of music that encourages the musicians and audience to make connections between our physical world and the best versions of who we aim to become.