Longmont Symphony Orchestra Presents Pianist Taka Kigawa

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Kigawa (Photo courtesy of Longmont Symphony Orchestra)

On Novemeber 10, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra will present pianist Taka Kigawa. Kigawa is from Longmont’s Sister City of Chino, Japan.

The evening will feature music from Ravel and Dubussy as a part of the concert entitled “A Cultural Affair.” The evening will also work by Boulder-based composer Conor Brown.

Kigawa (Photo courtesy of Longmont Symphony Orchestra)

“Our November concert continues the journey of unity and peace that we began with Chichester Psalms in October. Founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sister Cities International has been promoting peace through cultural understanding for over half a century. All of the works on this program take inspiration from cultures besides the composers’ own: Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G was inspired by American jazz, and Debussy’s La Mer was inspired by Japanese art,” said LSO music director Elliot Moore.

“I am particularly excited that we will be giving the second performance – and Colorado premiere – of the Boulder-based composer Conor Brown’s How to Relax with Origami. Commissioned and premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra last year, Conor’s piece is certainly worthy of being in the standard orchestral repertoire, and we are excited to be bringing an original orchestral work of his to Colorado for the first time.”

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