2019 Peak FreQuency Music Festival brings legendary composer to UCCS

UCCS’ annual Peak FreQuency Music Festival will bring world-renowned composer, musicologist and technologist George E. Lewis to campus the week of Nov. 18 for a series of musical happenings.

The festival will feature a grand opening centered on student musical performances and films written specifically for the George Lewis residency, a concert featuring Lewis’ work, a campus-wide lecture in the UCCS Dean’s Scholar Series and the world premiere of Lewis’ double concerto for trumpet and piano with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. 

Of particular note is Lewis’ concert with UCCS music faculty and students on Thursday, Nov. 21. The concert will include Lewis’ groundbreaking and interactive work Voyager, which is performed with a Yamaha Disklavier computer-controlled concert grand piano.

The festival will close on Sunday, Nov. 24 with Lewis’ brand-new double concerto for trumpet and piano to be performed by Dr. Glen Whitehead, professor of Music UCCS and Susan Grace, faculty at Colorado College. In a grand collaboration, musicians from UCCS, Colorado College and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will close with a “Beginnings of Bluegrass” concert.

This year’s festival is made possible by the UCCS Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Office of Research, the Heller Center for Arts and Humanities, Colorado College and the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs. It is curated by professor of music Glen Whitehead and assistant professor of music Anthony Tan.

See a full schedule of events and find information on ticket purchases on the Department of Visual and Performing Arts website.

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