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Peter Oundjian looks ahead to the Colorado Music Festival

Peter Oundjian looks ahead to the Colorado Music Festival

Last Tuesday (7/2) DenverPostRay Mark Rinaldi writes: “The opening of the 2024 Colorado Music Festival this week comes with the announcement that music director Peter Oundjian has signed a new five-year contract, extending a relationship with the Boulder-based concert promoter that dates back to 2018. This is very big news indeed, perhaps even historic. Remember that Oundjian is also chief conductor of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver, where he takes the baton at major performances and leads the programs the ensemble plays throughout the season. The maestro has been there full-time since 2022, and by almost all accounts the relationship is so happy that he is likely to stay there for many years to come. Oundjian’s deep involvement with two of the state’s three most important classical institutions (say, the third, artistically speaking, is the Aspen Music Festival), and over such a long period of time, makes it difficult to imagine another person who will have more personal influence on classical music in Colorado in the first half of the 21st century…. He led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for 14 years, as part of a conducting career that has seen him work with top orchestras on several continents.”