Courtesy Pikes Peak Philharmonic
An Afternoon at the Ballet: Great Orchestral Works, April 15, 3 p.m., pre-concert lecture at 2:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $5-$10, pikespeakphil.org
n the warm sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, Pikes Peak Philharmonic
concerts offer intimate musical experiences, and pre-concert lectures presented by Maestro Luciano Silvestri provide historical and musical context that enriches the work. The Pikes Peak Philharmonic’s current season, themed “An Afternoon at the Ballet,” has seen some well loved pieces from well loved composers, but this weekend’s performance will be a special treat. In addition to playing music by Prokofiev and Saint-Saens, the orchestra will be joined by the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale
for Sartori and Quarantotto’s “Con te partirò” (originally performed by Andrea Bocelli) in a moving collaboration. What’s more, Emma Johnson, the winner of the Pikes Peak Philharmonic’s annual youth concerto competition, will be a featured performer.