CSU Music Education Alums and Family Treated to Mozart’s Masterpiece

Colorado Symphony LogoCSU Music Education alums and family were treated to a reception and matinee performance by the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus at Boettcher Concert Hall on Sunday, March 24.

Peter Oundjian, Principal Conductor for the Colorado Symphony promotional photoPeter Oundjian conducted W.A. Mozart’s final and greatest masterpiece, Requiem Mass. A principal conductor with an international career, Oundjian has led orchestras in major musical centers worldwide and was recently named music director of the Colorado Music Festival.

“The Requiem’s genesis is shrouded in mystery – one that makes the piece all the more fascinating and emotionally stirring. Composed while on the edge of consciousness, Mozart willed his last creation into life with his final breaths, bestowing upon the world a choral tour de force that remains remarkably poignant to this day.” Arts & Venues Denver

In addition to being immersed in the Requiem, the alums were treated to two quintessentially French compositions, Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane and Claude Debussy’s Nocturnes.

The event was a chance for alums to reconnect while hearing an exceptional concert at no charge. At the reception, alums visited with faculty and staff from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, including music education professor Dr. Erik Johnson, music education coordinator Jessica Warner, music instructor Bob Kreutz, and Katrina Hedrick, coordinator of Spur Music Lab, who were in attendance.