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Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Friday, February 2, 7:30 p.m., at First Plymouth Congregational Church (3501 S. Colorado Blvd.), immersive style seating
Saturday, February 3.7:30 p.m., at Augustana
How do you tell the story of a dream? With words? Images? Music?
Augustana Arts presents “Dreams and Aspirations” performed by the Stratus Chamber Orchestra, David Rutherford, Music Director, and featuring guests from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Picture Me Here, a storytelling fellowship for refugees and immigrants who are new to Denver.
In this creative collaboration, we explore the theme of “dreams” through the interplay of words and music, enhanced through images and photographs. A diverse group of Denver storytellers will share pieces written in response to great works by Beethoven, Aaron Copland, and Charles Ives, visionary composers who dreamed big and changed music. Elsewhere in the program, the orchestra will perform two compositions selected in response to personal stories of aspiration, struggle, hope, and determination, presented by their authors.
Selections include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 – first movement, Alexander Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia, Charles Ives’ The Gong on the Hook and Ladder and Aaron Copland’s Letter from Home. The Storytellers include David Bond, Laura Bond, Jesica Carson Davis, Volodymyr Petruniv, Michael Sindler, Molina Speaks and Sheree Brown.
Tickets ($10–$25) are available online at www.AugustanaArts.org, by phone at 303-388-4962, or at the door. Use code ALC50 for a 50 percent discount for Augustana Lutheran Church members — valid for advance, online reservations only.