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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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Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

MOZART HAPPY HOUR
Jan 26, 2018

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Christopher Dragon, conductor Christina Naughton, piano Michelle Naughton, piano MOZART Serenade No.11 in E-flat major, K.375 MOZART Concerto in E-flat major for 2 Pianos, K.365 [Piano Concerto No. 10] MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D major,...

MOZART HAPPY HOUR <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor <br />Christina Naughton, piano <br />Michelle Naughton, piano</p> <p>MOZART Serenade No.11 in E-flat major, K.375 <br />MOZART Concerto in E-flat major for 2 Pianos, K.365 [Piano Concerto No. 10] <br />MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, “Haffner”</p> <p>This concert evening is the perfect way to start your weekend off right featuring drink specials from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. —curated by Centerplate. This is a perfect after-work soiree to start your weekend off right with an hour-long program that features the incredible Christina and Michelle Naughton; extraordinary talented pianists hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry”.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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"...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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....

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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,...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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....

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra. Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact...

Inside the Orchestra's Tiny Tots Performances <p>Tiny Tots gets children truly inside the orchestra by seating the audience on the floor and surrounding them with a 30+ piece orchestra.</p> <p>Designed for children six and under, this 45-minute program gives young ones the chance to interact with the music and learn about the instruments in the process. Tiny Tots audiences receive an up-close-and-personal performance in a casual, fun environment. The experience is one-of-a-kind!<br />Highlights of the Winter Tiny Tots season: Have fun with the orchestra as we explore the concepts of teamwork and how the orchestra works together to create beautiful music.</p> <p>We’ll be joined by special guests from Kim Robards Dance and Central City Opera. <br />Performances are at 9:30 and 10:45AM.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

Transformations
Apr 29, 2018

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Denver Young Artists Orchestra presents Symphony no. 5 by Gustav Mahler and our concerto and composition contest winners, conducted by Wes Kenny, Music Director and YAO Conductor.

Transformations <p>Denver Young Artists Orchestra presents Symphony no. 5 by Gustav Mahler and our concerto and composition contest winners, conducted by Wes Kenny, Music Director and YAO Conductor.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Dec 18, 2017

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...

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> 1400 Curtis Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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