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• Composer of orchestral scores possessing a driving, sometimes brutal energy, with later works featuring a new current of lyricism
• His scores have been performed by every major orchestra in the US and an increasing number in Europe and Asia
• Champions include conductors Alan Gilbert, David Robertson, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, and David Zinman
• Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Trombone Concerto and a GRAMMY (Best Contemporary Composition, 2002) for his guitar concerto, Concert de Gaudí
• Among soloists, noted interpreters include Emanuel Ax, Evelyn Glennie, Sharon Isbin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Dawn Upshaw

Works by Christopher Rouse include:
Phaethon (1986) for orchestra
Flute Concerto (1993) for flute and orchestra
Der Gerettete Alberich (1997) for solo percussion and orchestra
Odna Zhizn (2009) for orchestra

Looking Ahead: Colorado Symphony and Peter Oundjian perform Rouse’sSymphony No. 6 (Jan 27).

“Rouse can make even a modestly sized orchestra roar, shriek and nearly explode.” —NPR

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