Taka Kigawa
"Phenomenon... There's no denying he's something special." - The New York Times
October 30, 2018
Taka Kigawa plays with Longmont Symphony Orchestra
Kenji Mori

On Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m., the Longmont Symphony Orchestra presents pianist Taka Kigawa from Longmont’s Sister City Chino, Japan, along with impressionist music from Ravel and Debussy. The concert, entitled “A Cultural Affair,” also features the Colorado premiere of a work by local composer Conor Brown. The concert takes place at the Vance Brand Civic Auditorium. A free pre‐concert talk with Elliot Moore will be held in the Commons area at 6:30 p.m.

“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.”

Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and active military, $5 for students age 12‐18, and free for age 11 and under, and can be purchased via phone (303‐772‐5796) and online.

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