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Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

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Part of Denver Arts & Venues, Boettcher Concert Hall is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Boettcher is the nation's first symphony hall in the round, designed to place the audience close to the actual performance - 80% of the seats are within 65 feet of the stage.

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THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS
May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017

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Christopher Dragon, conductor The Force summons you to join us for a performance of epic music celebrating a galaxy far, far away! The Colorado Symphony presents an evening filled with music from the world of Star Wars and classical favorites...

THE MUSIC OF STAR WARS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>The Force summons you to join us for a performance of epic music celebrating a galaxy far, far away! The Colorado Symphony presents an evening filled with music from the world of Star Wars and classical favorites spanning the parsecs between Denver and Dagobah. Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, you're sure to hear your favorite themes and discover a few more!</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Fall in Love. Again. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will perform with your Colorado Symphony on June 30 and July 1, 2017, bringing an updated orchestral adventure to the Boettcher Concert Hall. The show will feature some big...

THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES <p>Fall in Love. Again. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses will perform with your Colorado Symphony on June 30 and July 1, 2017, bringing an updated orchestral adventure to the Boettcher Concert Hall. The show will feature some big surprises, including an all new movement from Skyward Sword, an updated overture, and the return of a classic that might just make some wishes come true!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: LA LA LAND IN CONCERT
Jul 12, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

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Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and...

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: LA LA LAND IN CONCERT <p>Written and directed by Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams. This performance features your Colorado Symphony performing the score live with the full screening of the film.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

FREE SEASON PREVIEW
Jul 22, 2017

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Christopher Dragon, conductor Andres Lopera, conductor We can hardly contain our excitement to share the upcoming season with you! At this special preview, you'll hear select works from the 2017/18 Season lineup. Join Brett...

FREE SEASON PREVIEW <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Andres Lopera, conductor</p> <p>We can hardly contain our excitement to share the upcoming season with you! At this special preview, you'll hear select works from the 2017/18 Season lineup. Join Brett Mitchell in his first summer concert as Music Director as he takes you through a few of the works that will define the next year of music in Colorado. Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon and Assistant Conductor Andres Lopera will also be taking the stage to conduct previews of their own concerts.</p> <p>Admission is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be available March 1 through July 22, in person, at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office. All seating is general admission and a ticket does not guarantee a seat.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Chamber...

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT <p>The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score live.</p> <p>Continuing J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestselling and unforgettable Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when writing on the wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets™ has been opened.</p> <p>The bewitching and incredible music composed by John Williams for these films became instant classics, conjuring swelling and soaring motifs as we continued the adventure of Harry Potter™ on his journeys and adventures through Hogwarts and 4 Privet Drive.</p> <p>-Concert performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM!-</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Brett Mitchell, conductor Renée Fleming Your Colorado Symphony is proud to present Renée Fleming for a one-night-only performance with the orchestra. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming will...

RENÉE FLEMING WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Renée Fleming</p> <p>Your Colorado Symphony is proud to present Renée Fleming for a one-night-only performance with the orchestra. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming will captivate you with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. In recent years, Renée has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.</p> <p>Join your Colorado Symphony and soprano Renée Fleming as we celebrate the appointment of Brett Mitchell as the new Music Director for your Colorado Symphony!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

OPENING WEEKEND: BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 5
Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Mason Bates, electronica KEVIN PUTS Millenium Canons MASON BATES The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Beethoven’s Fifth for Brett Mitchell’s First! Hear Beethoven’s monumental...

OPENING WEEKEND: BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 5 <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Mason Bates, electronica</p> <p>KEVIN PUTS Millenium Canons <br />MASON BATES The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra <br />BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67</p> <p>Beethoven’s Fifth for Brett Mitchell’s First! Hear Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 5 — a cornerstone of the Classical canon — in all its forceful grandeur at Music Director Brett Mitchell’s inaugural Classics concert. Kevin Puts’ Millennium Canons, a celebratory and optimistic composition written to usher in the new millennium, befits a premiere weekend. Versatile composer Mason Bates joins the Symphony as electronic soloist in The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra, a symphonic-electronica piece blending jazzy, city-pulse allure with exotic sounds that will sweep you away to another world. From the classical to the new-and-now, these composers come together beautifully in a program of the familiar and soon-to-be favorite.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

GERSHWIN’S RHAPSODY IN BLUE
Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Kevin Cole, piano MISSY MAZZOLI These Worlds in Us GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 Leonard Bernstein once likened Gershwin and Tchaikovsky as among the world’s most “inspired...

GERSHWIN’S RHAPSODY IN BLUE <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Kevin Cole, piano</p> <p>MISSY MAZZOLI These Worlds in Us <br />GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue <br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64</p> <p>Leonard Bernstein once likened Gershwin and Tchaikovsky as among the world’s most “inspired melodists,” and Tchaikovsky’s bold, booming Symphony No. 5 drives this riveting program, conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Kevin Cole, famed for his interpretations of Gershwin, will deliver a peerless rendition of the composer’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue, which was inspired by the “steely rhythms [and] rattle-ty bang” of a New York train. Composer and fellow New Yorker Missy Mazzoli, hailed as “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), offers a dreamscape that is as approachable as it is transcendent in These Worlds in Us.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocalist Aisha de Haas, vocalist Harolyn Blackwell, vocalist A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald honors “The First Lady of Song” on what would have been her 100th birthday in 2017. This program will feature...

QUEEN OF JAZZ: A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Capathia Jenkins, vocalist <br />Aisha de Haas, vocalist <br />Harolyn Blackwell, vocalist</p> <p><em>A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald</em> honors “The First Lady of Song” on what would have been her 100th birthday in 2017. This program will feature many of her chart-topping hits from the Great American Songbook, including “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “How High the Moon,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime,” “A Tisket, A-Tasket,” “Satin Doll,” “Blue Skies,” “Bewitched,” and many more. Several songs will be performed with the original Nelson Riddle and Billy May orchestrations, along with others newly created by Tony Award®-nominated arranger Larry Blank. This program stars three amazing singers: Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, and Metropolitan Opera diva Harolyn Blackwell.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Revolutionary musician Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was a musician who redefined the boundaries of music genres. A master of pop, funk, R&B, folk-rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul, new wave, and psychedelic,...

PURPLE RAIN: THE MUSIC OF PRINCE <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>Revolutionary musician Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was a musician who redefined the boundaries of music genres. A master of pop, funk, R&amp;B, folk-rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul, new wave, and psychedelic, Prince created music that resonated with the world. Your Colorado Symphony is joined by a live band in a symphonic tribute to the cultural icon, performing “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” and more. 2016 was a year that claimed dozens of influential artists who gave us the music that defined an era. Help us celebrate the life and legacy of one of the greats.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

MOZART’S REQUIEM
Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 15, 2017

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Jun Märkl, conductor Yulia Van Doren, soprano Abigal Nims, mezzo Derek Chester, tenor Andrew Garland, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 MOZART Requiem, K. 626 After leading a lauded...

MOZART’S REQUIEM <p>Jun Märkl, conductor <br />Yulia Van Doren, soprano <br />Abigal Nims, mezzo <br />Derek Chester, tenor <br />Andrew Garland, baritone <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>R. STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 <br />MOZART Requiem, K. 626</p> <p>After leading a lauded performance of our 2014 All-Beethoven program, Jun Märkl returns to Boettcher Concert Hall to conduct the internationally praised Colorado Symphony Chorus in Mozart’s immortal Requiem. Ironically, Mozart died before finishing his Requiem, and supposedly wrote instructions for completion on since-lost “little scraps of paper.” However mythical the conclusion of this masterpiece may be, its dramatic and captivating spirit endures. Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration — a tone poem depicting the death of an artist — complements the immortal Requiem in a program that proves the longevity of brilliance.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD
Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017

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Andrew Litton, conductor Justin Bartels, trumpet STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements JOHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1945 revision) Igor Stravinsky and John Williams are two composers who deftly...

STRAVINSKY’S THE FIREBIRD <p>Andrew Litton, conductor <br />Justin Bartels, trumpet</p> <p>STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements <br />JOHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra <br />STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1945 revision)</p> <p>Igor Stravinsky and John Williams are two composers who deftly use symphonic music as dramatic tellings of audacious adventures. Stravinsky is featured twice, notably with the avant-garde and iconic Firebird, which modernized the telling of symphonic love stories with the folkloric saga of love-struck Russian Prince Ivan.</p> <p>Principal Trumpet Justin Bartels debuts the Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by John Williams, who is best known for his riveting film scores in Harry Potter™, Star Wars™, Indiana Jones™, and other hit film series.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor See one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s...

DISNEY IN CONCERT: TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>See one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony.</p> <p>Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, this is Halloween!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
Oct 28, 2017

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It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from Harry Potter™ films and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole...

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR <p>It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from Harry Potter™ films and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd! It’s a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

MOZART’S “JUPITER” SYMPHONY NO. 41
Nov 3, 2017 - Nov 5, 2017

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Markus Stenz, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin WAGNER Siegfried Idyll SIBELIUS Violin Conerto in D minor, Op. 47 MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter" This convivial concert brims with music as a celebration of life. Mozart’s final...

MOZART’S “JUPITER” SYMPHONY NO. 41 <p>Markus Stenz, conductor <br />Karen Gomyo, violin</p> <p>WAGNER Siegfried Idyll <br />SIBELIUS Violin Conerto in D minor, Op. 47 <br />MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter"</p> <p>This convivial concert brims with music as a celebration of life. Mozart’s final Symphony No. 41 — also known as “Jupiter” — is jubilant and vibrantly atmospheric, and was deemed by Woody Allen as something that makes “life worth living.” Wagner drew upon birdsong and sunrise to honor the birth of his son and namesake of the bucolic Siegfried Idyll, which is followed by violinist Karen Gomyo glorifying Sibelius’ decadent and gleaming Violin Concerto in D minor.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Yi Zhao, violin Catherine Beeson, viola BACH Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 MOZART Sinfonia concertante, K. 364 HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London” Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon will...

LISTEN/HEAR 101 &#8211; DECODING CLASSICAL & BAROQUE, BROKEN DOWN <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Yi Zhao, violin <br />Catherine Beeson, viola</p> <p>BACH Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 <br />MOZART Sinfonia concertante, K. 364 <br />HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London”</p> <p>Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon will guide you through the music of Bach, Mozart, and Haydn — three greats of the Baroque and Classical periods. Great for music lovers or all kinds, bring a friend or two to introduce them to the magic of the orchestra! Featuring Colorado Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Yi Zhao and Assistant Principal Viola Catherine Beeson.</p> <p>→ We’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Edgar Meyer, bass/composer TURINA Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22 EDGAR MEYER New work to be announced BOTTESINI Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B minor RAVEL Boléro Written for orchestra with a title to be announced, the...

RAVEL’S BOLÉRO & COLORADO PREMIERE <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Edgar Meyer, bass/composer</p> <p>TURINA Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22 <br />EDGAR MEYER New work to be announced <br />BOTTESINI Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B minor <br />RAVEL Boléro</p> <p>Written for orchestra with a title to be announced, the highlighted piece for the evening marks world-renowned bassist Edgar Meyer’s Colorado premiere of his first orchestral composition. Meyer is also the featured soloist on Bottesini’s Concerto for Double Bass No. 2. Spanish born Turina’s Danzas fantásticas adds a lively flair to open the evening, while audience favorite, Ravel’s Boléro, concludes the affair to leave you simply spellbound.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Andrew Litton, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano LIADOV The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100 Natasha Paremski graces the stage once more to artfully present...

RACHMANINOFF’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 WITH NATASHA PAREMSKI <p>Andrew Litton, conductor <br />Natasha Paremski, piano</p> <p>LIADOV The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 <br />RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 <br />PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100</p> <p>Natasha Paremski graces the stage once more to artfully present Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. This piece is as elegant as it is foreboding: it’s considered one of the most technically challenging classical piano concertos, and is approached by even the most accomplished pianists with trepidation. Prokofiev’s delightful Symphony No. 5 is a cheerful cap to a night of dazzling Russian virtuosity, interpreted and conducted by famed Colorado Symphony Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

DRUMS OF THE WORLD
Nov 26, 2017

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Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, table spoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh...

DRUMS OF THE WORLD <p>Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, table spoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh bells! These are just some of the percussion instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

ALL BEETHOVEN CONDUCTED BY BRETT MITCHELL
Dec 1, 2017 - Dec 3, 2017

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, piano BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3, Op.72a BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major. Op. 60 Jeffrey Kahane, former Music Director of the Colorado...

ALL BEETHOVEN CONDUCTED BY BRETT MITCHELL <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Jeffrey Kahane, piano</p> <p>BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3, Op.72a <br />BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 <br />BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major. Op. 60</p> <p>Jeffrey Kahane, former Music Director of the Colorado Symphony, returns to join Music Director Brett Mitchell onstage in this season’s rendition of our annual All-Beethoven weekend. Kahane, who is lauded for his exquisite piano work and legacy of leadership at the Colorado Symphony, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, a musician favorite. Leonore and Symphony No. 4 boast of Beethoven’s range as a composer, from his dark and brooding moods through his playful ornamentation and triumphant bravado. The symphony will shine at the hands of Mitchell and Kahane!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

HANDEL'S MESSIAH
Dec 8, 2017 - Dec 9, 2017

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director HANDEL Messiah Experience the full majesty of Handel’s masterpiece — one of the most revered oratorios of all time — when Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony and Chorus...

HANDEL'S MESSIAH <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>HANDEL Messiah</p> <p>Experience the full majesty of Handel’s masterpiece — one of the most revered oratorios of all time — when Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to exalt Messiah to new heights.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Brett Mitchell, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello Multi-Grammy® Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to perform with your Colorado Symphony this holiday season. Yo-Yo Ma’s multifaceted career is a testament to his continual search for new ways to...

Colorado Symphony and YO-YO MA <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Yo-Yo Ma, cello</p> <p>Multi-Grammy® Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to perform with your Colorado Symphony this holiday season. Yo-Yo Ma’s multifaceted career is a testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.</p> <p>Tickets range in price from $75-$150. For this performance you will have three opportunities, pending availability, to get tickets to Yo-Yo Ma* with the Colorado Symphony:</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

A COLORADO CHRISTMAS
Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017

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Christopher Dragon, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite songs this December. ‘Twas...

A COLORADO CHRISTMAS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director <br />Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director</p> <p>The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite songs this December. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated live from stage, will put a smile on your face and set a festive tone for this treasured holiday program, and you won’t want to miss other favorite works like “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker, and more! This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols, highlights from our popular production of Too Hot to Handel with a chance to sing along to a few of your favorite “Frozen” winter tunes. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

HOLIDAY BRASS
Dec 20, 2017

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Colorado Symphony Brass Holiday Brass returns to Boettcher Concert Hall this holiday season! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal favorites. Whether it comes from the vitality of the...

HOLIDAY BRASS <p>Colorado Symphony Brass</p> <p>Holiday Brass returns to Boettcher Concert Hall this holiday season! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal favorites. Whether it comes from the vitality of the Renaissance, the glory of the Baroque, or the nostalgic jubilation in the music of Hollywood’s most popular Christmas movies, you are sure to start your Holiday season off right by joining the Colorado Symphony Brass in an exciting program you’ll never forget.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

TOO HOT TO HANDEL
Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

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Christopher Dragon, conductor Cynthia Renee Saffron, soprano Vaneese Thomas, mezzo Lawrence Clayton, tenor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director This exuberant jazz, gospel, and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents...

TOO HOT TO HANDEL <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Cynthia Renee Saffron, soprano <br />Vaneese Thomas, mezzo <br />Lawrence Clayton, tenor <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director</p> <p>This exuberant jazz, gospel, and R&amp;B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah and returns by popular demand for the 2017 Holiday season! Featuring audience-favorite guest soloists and members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, this exhilarating night of music will have you rejoicing in the aisles.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

A NIGHT IN VIENNA
Dec 31, 2017

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Start your New Year’s celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s annual presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes, and marches conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. The festive...

A NIGHT IN VIENNA <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>Start your New Year’s celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s annual presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes, and marches conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. The festive performance is a time-honored tradition and fantastic sendoff to 2017 — and the early start time ensures that you won’t miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Prisoner...

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN™ IN CONCERT <p>The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score live.</p> <p>In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™, it is Harry, Ron and Hermione’s third year at Hogwarts, and they meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry withstands soul-sucking Dementors, outsmarts a dangerous werewolf and deals with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.</p> <p>The bewitching and incredible music composed by John Williams for these films became instant classics, conjuring swelling and soaring motifs as we continued the adventure of Harry Potter™ on his journeys and adventures through Hogwarts and 4 Privet Drive.</p> <p>-Concert performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM!-</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor John Sipher, trombone Julie Duncan Thornton, piccolo The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with its exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the...

A TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR FIEDLER AND THE BOSTON POPS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />John Sipher, trombone <br />Julie Duncan Thornton, piccolo</p> <p>The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with its exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler! This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Trombone John Sipher and Piccolo Julie Duncan Thornton performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

VIVALDI’S THE FOUR SEASONS
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 21, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Angelo Xiang Yu, violin VIVALDI The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome Take a tour of the Italian countryside with Vivaldi’s perennial The Four Seasons and...

VIVALDI’S THE FOUR SEASONS <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Angelo Xiang Yu, violin</p> <p>VIVALDI The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 <br />BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture <br />RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome</p> <p>Take a tour of the Italian countryside with Vivaldi’s perennial The Four Seasons and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, a “surround sound” frolic that takes the audience to breathtaking heights. These narrative pieces paint a fanciful portrait of Italy’s light and land, with one-to-watch violinist Angelo Xiang Yu debuting in Denver to carry you through the Seasons as featured soloist. Glimpse into the lively tradition of Roman Carnival, as told by Berlioz.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9
Jan 27, 2018 - Jan 28, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Erin Wall, soprano Susan Platts, mezzo David Pomeroy, tenor Kevin Deas, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director KEVIN PUTS Symphony No. 2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral" After a wildly...

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Erin Wall, soprano <br />Susan Platts, mezzo <br />David Pomeroy, tenor <br />Kevin Deas, baritone <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>KEVIN PUTS Symphony No. 2 <br />BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral"</p> <p>After a wildly successful opening weekend of the 14/15 Season, you asked for it again; Beethoven’s most recognized and beloved work. This program, led by Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell, features a star-studded cast of vocalists and the Colorado Symphony Chorus.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

RAVEL’S DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ
Feb 2, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Five Images After Sappho RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet) Music Director Brett Mitchell leads a night of le charme romantique just...

RAVEL’S DAPHNIS ET CHLOÉ <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Jessica Rivera, soprano</p> <p>DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun <br />ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Five Images After Sappho <br />RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet)</p> <p>Music Director Brett Mitchell leads a night of le charme romantique just in time for Valentine’s Day! French masters divine beautiful music from Greek myths as the Colorado Symphony Chorus revels in Ravel’s romantic, virtuosic ballet Daphnis et Chloé, while Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun tells the risqué tale of a thwarted, woodland tryst. Soprano Jessica Rivera, deemed “rapturous” by the LA Times, lends her exquisite voice to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Five Images After Sappho, inspired by the ancient Greek poet’s enigmatic and incomplete writings. Be still, our coeurs.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

JOHN WILLIAMS: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY
Feb 9, 2018 - Feb 10, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Justin Bartels, trumpet Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin Jason Shafer, clarinet The illustrious career of composer John Williams has taken us to a galaxy far, far away and captured our imagination beyond measure. Celebrate his...

JOHN WILLIAMS: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Justin Bartels, trumpet <br />Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin <br />Jason Shafer, clarinet</p> <p>The illustrious career of composer John Williams has taken us to a galaxy far, far away and captured our imagination beyond measure. Celebrate his birthday week with us as we take you on a journey through compositions you may find familiar and others that will be brand new to your ears.</p> <p>Williams composed the soundtracks to some of the world’s most treasured films and is also well-known as a prolific composer for music beyond the borders of the silver screen. This evening showcases the profound effect these scores have on our listening experience. Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams performs the “Three Pieces” from Schindler’s List, and additional soloists on the program include the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet Jason Shafer performing “Viktor’s Tale” from The Terminal and Principal Trumpet Justin Bartels performing the Theme from J.F.K.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

STRAVINSKY’S THE RITE OF SPRING
Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 18, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano RACHMANONIFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring Stravinsky’s primal The Rite of Spring is renowned for inciting a riot at its 1913 Paris debut. The causes are still...

STRAVINSKY’S THE RITE OF SPRING <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Kirill Gerstein, piano</p> <p>RACHMANONIFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 <br />STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring</p> <p>Stravinsky’s primal The Rite of Spring is renowned for inciting a riot at its 1913 Paris debut. The causes are still debated — was it the eccentric asymmetry of the music or Nijinsky’s shocking choreography? — and the escalation often exaggerated (objects may have been thrown at the musicians, and a bald man’s head was allegedly drummed upon). Nonetheless, this can’t-miss master work radically changed twentieth-century composition. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Kirill Gerstein, completes a program of distinctly Russian flair conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Austin Fisher, cello BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 MUSSORGSKY A Night on Bald Mountain DVORÁK Silent Woods WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde TCHAIKOVSKY No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique:”...

LISTEN/HEAR 102 — ANYTHING BUT INNOCENT: THE HARD-CORE ROMANTICS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Austin Fisher, cello</p> <p>BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 <br />MUSSORGSKY A Night on Bald Mountain <br />DVORÁK Silent Woods <br />WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde <br />TCHAIKOVSKY No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique:” III. Allegro molto vivace</p> <p>Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon and Assistant Principal Cello Austin Fisher undress the overpowering sounds of Beethoven, Wagner, and more masters of the mesmerizing Romantic period.</p> <p>→ We’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Claude Sim, violin Devin DeSantis, vocalist Lights, Camera, ACTION! The sounds from the silver screen fill the concert hall in this special evening centered around the celebration of the greatest works of film. We honor...

RED CARPET REWIND: CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE ACADEMY AWARDS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Claude Sim, violin <br />Devin DeSantis, vocalist</p> <p>Lights, Camera, ACTION! The sounds from the silver screen fill the concert hall in this special evening centered around the celebration of the greatest works of film. We honor the scores that were nominated or won Academy Awards® in this red carpet affair that features our very own Colorado Symphony Associate Concertmaster Claude Sim performing The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra. Devin DeSantis also returns to perform, assuring that by the end of the evening, you’ll be seeing stars.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Brett Mitchell, conductor Olga Kern, piano KILAR Orawa LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 23 Denver favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the...

TCHAIKOVSKY'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 WITH OLGA KERN <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Olga Kern, piano</p> <p>KILAR Orawa <br />LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra <br />TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 23</p> <p>Denver favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for an incomparable performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony through works by two Polish composers who could very nearly steal the stage from the Russian great. Lutoslawski’s capricious Concerto for Orchestra illuminates every section of the Symphony, creating an orchestra of soloists. Its big sound and contrasting moods are set off by the driving energy of Kilar’s Orawa, which creates lush layers using strings.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ RETURNS!
Mar 9, 2018 - Mar 10, 2018

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Video Games Live™ joins forces with the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to bring you an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, promising an evening of explosive entertainment! Created by Tommy Tallarico, Video...

VIDEO GAMES LIVE™ RETURNS! <p>Video Games Live™ joins forces with the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to bring you an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, promising an evening of explosive entertainment! Created by Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live™ showcases your Colorado Symphony performing along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements to create a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Special events surround the show, including pre-concert interactive experiences for guests!</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor MANCINI “The Pink Panther” BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 MANCINI Baby Elephant Walk SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra...

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>MANCINI “The Pink Panther” <br />BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 <br />MANCINI Baby Elephant Walk <br />SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals</p> <p>This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, with each movement depicting a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO NO. 5
Mar 16, 2018 - Mar 18, 2018

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Andrew Litton, conductor Zhang Zuo, piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 58, "Emperor" SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11 in G major, Op. 103, "The Year 1905" Roll over Beethoven: the Colorado Symphony has corralled electrifying...

BEETHOVEN’S “EMPEROR” CONCERTO NO. 5 <p>Andrew Litton, conductor <br />Zhang Zuo, piano</p> <p>BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 58, "Emperor" <br />SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11 in G major, Op. 103, "The Year 1905"</p> <p>Roll over Beethoven: the Colorado Symphony has corralled electrifying pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) to perform the composer’s vigorous and demanding Piano Concerto No. 5. Zee Zee, dubbed “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” by Chinese Gramophone, is just the firebrand to live up to the wiles of the majestic “Emperor” concerto. Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton will lead the orchestra in Shostakovich’s massive, volatile Symphony No. 11 — a powerful piece full of moody contrasts — for a night of explosive and energizing masterworks.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Jim Horn, horns Jim Salestrom, guitar Chris Nole, piano Alan Deremo, bass Nate Barnes, drums The musical legend John Denver is honored in a special concert with your Colorado Symphony, returning by popular demand! See...

JOHN DENVER: A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CONCERT CELEBRATION <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Jim Horn, horns <br />Jim Salestrom, guitar <br />Chris Nole, piano <br />Alan Deremo, bass <br />Nate Barnes, drums</p> <p>The musical legend John Denver is honored in a special concert with your Colorado Symphony, returning by popular demand! See and hear two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Denver performing classic songs in archival video footage, backed by live performances from his former bandmates and full symphony orchestra. This concert is an innovative multi-media treat and unforgettable tribute. Hear John Denver sing hit songs spanning his career, see vintage John Denver video performances, and hear stories of John Denver told by old friends.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Andrew Litton, conductor Alban Gerhardt, cello COPLAND Rodeo: Ballet in One Act BARBER Cello Concerto, Op. 22 BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 Andrew Litton concludes his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with the Colorado Symphony in a...

COPLAND’S RODEO CONDUCTED BY ANDREW LITTON <p>Andrew Litton, conductor <br />Alban Gerhardt, cello</p> <p>COPLAND Rodeo: Ballet in One Act <br />BARBER Cello Concerto, Op. 22 <br />BRAHMS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73</p> <p>Andrew Litton concludes his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with the Colorado Symphony in a program worthy of his prolific and esteemed career. Maestro Litton revisits Copland’s rollicking piece of Americana Rodeo: Ballet in One Act, which Litton recorded and released with the Symphony and was named one of Colorado’s best classical albums of 2016. Masterful cellist Alban Gerhardt joins Litton onstage for a rare performance of Barber’s exceptionally challenging Cello Concerto, while Brahms’ rustic, energetic Symphony No. 2 — the Symphony that put him on the map — is the crown jewel of this concert. Bravo, Maestro Litton!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director IVES Variations on “America” COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra GERSHWIN An American in Paris Music Director Brett Mitchell...

LISTEN/HEAR 103 — THE AMERICAN VOICE <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>IVES Variations on “America” <br />COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land <br />BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra <br />GERSHWIN An American in Paris</p> <p>Music Director Brett Mitchell and the famed Colorado Symphony Chorus pay homage to definitive works of distinctly American composition and song.</p> <p>→ We’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Brett Mitchell, conductor Béla Fleck, banjo BARTÓK Hungarian Pictures WEBERN Im Sommerwind JANÁCEK Taras Bulba BÉLA FLECK Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3 The genre-defying king of the banjo Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than...

BÉLA FLECK: CONCERTO FOR BANJO AND ORCHESTRA NO. 3 <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Béla Fleck, banjo</p> <p>BARTÓK Hungarian Pictures <br />WEBERN Im Sommerwind <br />JANÁCEK Taras Bulba <br />BÉLA FLECK Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3</p> <p>The genre-defying king of the banjo Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy® history, and has taken home fourteen of the awards to date. For these performances, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads Fleck in the regional premiere of his Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3. Take the latest recording by the Colorado Symphony (Béla Fleck with the Colorado Symphony: Juno Concerto) for a test run prior to this spectacular concert weekend.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

WAGNER: THE RING WITHOUT WORDS
Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor WAGNER arr. Maazel The Ring without Words Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. In this unique treatment created by conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, Music Director...

WAGNER: THE RING WITHOUT WORDS <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>WAGNER arr. Maazel The Ring without Words</p> <p>Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. In this unique treatment created by conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through the fundamental sequences of Wagner’s Ring cycle in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. (Mitchell will describe the leitmotifs in a musical demonstration at the top of the concert, preceding a condensed performance without words.) This is an illuminating and rare performance of The Ring that will resonate with all audiences.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Brett Mitchell, conductor One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and...

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY: JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand-new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen.</p> <p>Experience this ground-breaking film as never before: with your Colorado Symphony performing Williams’ magnificent score.</p> <p>Welcome… to Jurassic Park!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Quirky, fun, and joyfully off-center, this program curated by local thespians of the Buntport Theater will take you on an adventure to an island of swashbuckling delight! Journey across the high seas to encounter...

PIRATES OF THE SYMPHONY SEAS! <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>Quirky, fun, and joyfully off-center, this program curated by local thespians of the Buntport Theater will take you on an adventure to an island of swashbuckling delight! Journey across the high seas to encounter dastardly foes, fantastical friends, and a symphony of treasure sure to please every pint-sized pipsqueak and their parrot. Ships ahoy, mateys!</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Ken-David Masur, conductor Orion Weiss, piano Susanna Phillips, soprano Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 MOZART Piano Overture No. 21 in C major, K. 467 FAURE Pavane, Op. 50 POULENC...

MOZART’S “ELVIRA MADIGAN” PIANO CONCERTO NO. 21 <p>Ken-David Masur, conductor <br />Orion Weiss, piano <br />Susanna Phillips, soprano <br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 <br />MOZART Piano Overture No. 21 in C major, K. 467 <br />FAURE Pavane, Op. 50 <br />POULENC Gloria</p> <p>Conductor Ken-David Masur opens this evening with Mozart’s sprightly Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, then leads pianist Orion Weiss and the Colorado Symphony in performing Mozart’s tranquil Piano Concerto No. 21, often called “Elvira Madigan” due to the use of its well-known Andante in the film of the same name. The concerto is well-matched with Fauré’s stately and soothing Pavane, while Poulenc’s reverent, spirited Gloria — featuring Susanna Phillips and the Colorado Symphony Chorus — concludes this blissful collection of symphonic music.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Edwin Outwater, conductor Basil Vendryes, viola VIVIAN FUNG Launch! GABRIELA LENA FRANK “Mestizo Waltz” from Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra OWEN PALLETT Five Women JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst for String Orchestra ANDREW NORMAN Drip Blip...

LISTEN/HEAR 104 — MUSIQUE NOUVEAU &#8211; THE CURRENT VOICE <p>Edwin Outwater, conductor <br />Basil Vendryes, viola</p> <p>VIVIAN FUNG Launch! <br />GABRIELA LENA FRANK “Mestizo Waltz” from Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra <br />OWEN PALLETT Five Women <br />JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst for String Orchestra <br />ANDREW NORMAN Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash <br />MASON BATES Anthology of Fantastic Zoology</p> <p>Special guest conductor Edwin Outwater conducts a program of four modern composers well worth a listen. Principal Violist Basil Vendryes tackles an incredible piece for viola and orchestra by Owen Pallett titled Five Women. The orchestra then navigates the beauty and mystique of five other feature works throughout the evening! Mason Bates’ spectacular Anthology of Fantastic Zoology is the centerpiece of the evening. This half-hour work involves no electricity — at least not the kind coming from an outlet on stage! But in this vivid setting, the psychedelic bestiary teems with strange creatures and wild sonic effects. It’s a must-see evening of the season!</p> <p>→ We’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Christopher Dragon, conductor Rob Evan, vocalist LaKisha Jones, vocalist Chloe Lowery, vocalist Join us for a journey back to the Rock and Pop hits of the 70’s and 80’s with three dynamic artists. Featured are legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney...

ROCK ON! WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Rob Evan, vocalist <br />LaKisha Jones, vocalist <br />Chloe Lowery, vocalist</p> <p>Join us for a journey back to the Rock and Pop hits of the 70’s and 80’s with three dynamic artists. Featured are legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, and many more. ROCK ON! is certain to be a hit with audiences of all ages.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

TWO TITANS: BERNSTEIN & MAHLER
May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide BERNSTEIN Serenade (After Plato's Symposium) MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan" Your Colorado Symphony marks the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a...

TWO TITANS: BERNSTEIN & MAHLER <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor <br />Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin</p> <p>BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide <br />BERNSTEIN Serenade (After Plato's Symposium) <br />MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"</p> <p>Your Colorado Symphony marks the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a program highlighting the maestro as both composer and conductor. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through Bernstein’s spirited Overture to Candide, then showcases Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams’ artistry in Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium), a violin concerto in all but name. Finally, to honor Bernstein’s lifelong study and reverence of Gustav Mahler, we will cap off our Classics season with the flourish it deserves: a performance of Mahler’s aptly named “Titan” Symphony — a gripping work of unceasing energy performed by the full orchestra.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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