See ‘The Gold Rush’ come to life, Breckenridge Music Festival’s final performance
Special to the Daily
The Breckenridge Music Festival welcomes guest conductor, Jayce Ogren to lead the festival’s final orchestra program, Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush.”
On Saturday, Aug. 12, Ogren leads the orchestra again as BMF crosses into film with a live performance of the soundtrack to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush” during a screening of the film. The evening is offered in collaboration with Breckenridge Creative Arts as part of the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
“The Gold Rush” tells the story of a race for gold and hope for a new life and illuminates the four destinies of an adventurer, a dancer, an outlaw and a tramp in the great North — an apt tale, considering the rich history of Breckenridge.
“We want to broaden the musical offerings available at the Riverwalk to ensure that we are really creating memorable experiences — no matter if you are a visitor or resident, a young person or retired,” Park said. “We want to complement what is already available here and offer unique performances that are special and distinctive to Breckenridge.” Prior to Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush,” there will be a free pre-concert lecture with local historian, Rick Hague at Breckenridge’s Old Masonic Hall at 6 p.m. Hague will provide a short background of the social, political and technological significance of various gold rushes in the 19th century. Hague’s presentation will illuminate the historical context of Chaplin’s film. This lecture is in partnership with the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.
Ogren has recently been named the new artistic director of Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia. He began the 2016-17 season leading concerts with the Utah Symphony, the Brevard Music Festival and the Colorado Symphony, and conducting performances of Rufus Wainwright’s “Prima Donna” in Montreal — a work he premiered in New York and recorded for Deutsche Grammophone. He is also an award-winning triathlete, most recently completing the 2015 Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge running the Boston Marathon and the Big Sur Marathon back to back. He also completed the 2014 Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon and one week later finished fourth in his age group in the 2014 New York City Triathlon.
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