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The region’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. The Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and On Location throughout the state and region utilizing small ensembles to the full-sized orchestra.

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Events

Apr 19, 2019

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This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling,...

Petite Musique: The Three Bears (Englewood) <p>This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.</p> <p>Location: Hampden Hall | 1000 Englewood Pkwy · 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO (View Map)</p> <p>Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.</p> 1000 Englewood Pkwy Englewood, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Rossen Milanov, conductor Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture BORODIN "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor TCHAIKOVSKY 1812,...

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky <p>Rossen Milanov, conductor<br />Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky<br />RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture<br />BORODIN "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor<br />TCHAIKOVSKY 1812, Overture solonelle, Op. 49</p> <p>Fire the cannons! Toll the bells! Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture punctuates a performance featuring the music of prominent Russian composers, including Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will shine in this Russian choral spectacular under the direction of guest conductor Rossen Milanov.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

DYAO Final Bow
Apr 28, 2019

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra presents their season finale, featuring Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony and the Concerto Competition winner. Learn more about the Colorado Symphony and DYAO alliance at coloradosymphony.org/DYAO. This is a...

DYAO Final Bow <p>The Denver Young Artists Orchestra presents their season finale, featuring Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony and the Concerto Competition winner. Learn more about the Colorado Symphony and DYAO alliance at coloradosymphony.org/DYAO.</p> <p>This is a performance by the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and does not include members of your Colorado Symphony.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling,...

Petite Musique: The Three Bears (Denver) <p>This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.</p> <p>Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Arnie Roth, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus This international concert phenomenon features Nobuo Uematsu’s stirring music from one of the most popular video game series of all time, FINAL FANTASY! Conducted by GRAMMY®-Award winner Arnie...

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY <p>Arnie Roth, conductor<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus</p> <p>This international concert phenomenon features Nobuo Uematsu’s stirring music from one of the most popular video game series of all time, FINAL FANTASY! Conducted by GRAMMY®-Award winner Arnie Roth, your Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus play alongside breathtaking HD video direct from SQUARE ENIX. This show is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears!</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Join your Colorado Symphony and the Mexican Cultural Center on Cinco de Mayo as we celebrate the rich cultural heritage that makes our community so unique. It’s a family affair, with special activities for all...

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>Join your Colorado Symphony and the Mexican Cultural Center on Cinco de Mayo as we celebrate the rich cultural heritage that makes our community so unique. It’s a family affair, with special activities for all ages highlighting Mexican culture, music, and regional dancing. There’ll be special surprises and more in store for you at our first family Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!</p> <p>Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Center.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique
May 10, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Conrad Tao, piano MISSY MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 Brett Mitchell conducts your Colorado Symphony in a contrasting program of works...

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Conrad Tao, piano</p> <p>MISSY MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)<br />RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major<br />BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14</p> <p>Brett Mitchell conducts your Colorado Symphony in a contrasting program of works both old and new. Berlioz’s bombastic, boisterous Symphonie fantastique is one of the first to tell a complete story through pure orchestral music as he details his own personal pursuit of Harriet Smithson, the Shakespearean actress who later became his wife. Using a recurrent melodic theme to tie the five movements together, Berlioz foreshadows the Wagnerian Leitmotif in a programmatic work that shows the range of human emotions. Featured soloist Conrad Tao performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto, a colorful Gershwin-inspired work with American spirit and jazz flavors while Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) contains elements of Ravel’s impressionistic nature as it presents music in the shape of a solar system as a collection of rococo loops twist around each other within a larger orbit.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Sensory-Friendly Performance
Feb 2, 2019 - May 11, 2019

Your Colorado Symphony now presents a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance to ensure everyone has access to live, affordable entertainment. Join musicians of the Colorado Symphony for a fun interactive relaxed concert. Hear string...

Sensory-Friendly Performance <p>Your Colorado Symphony now presents a relaxed, sensory-friendly performance to ensure everyone has access to live, affordable entertainment.</p> <p>Join musicians of the Colorado Symphony for a fun interactive relaxed concert. Hear string instruments playing music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Aaron Copland, John Williams, Johann Pachelbel, and more. Move and dance to the music and get a chance to try conducting. Plus, after the concert, you'll have the opportunity to meet the musicians and try playing some instruments yourself!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Sandy Cameron, violin HERRMANN Suite from Psycho RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet) DANNY ELFMAN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, "Eleven Eleven" Associate conductor Christopher Dragon leads your Colorado...

Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor<br />Sandy Cameron, violin</p> <p>HERRMANN Suite from Psycho<br />RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet)<br />DANNY ELFMAN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, "Eleven Eleven"</p> <p>Associate conductor Christopher Dragon leads your Colorado Symphony in a weekend celebration of film score composers and those who influenced them. Herrmann’s ingenious use of strings conveys a “black and white sound” on his suite from Psycho, which mirrors the black and white images of Hitchcock’s haunting cinematic thriller. Ravel, who heavily influenced future generations of film composers, originally wrote Mother Goose as a piano duet but later revised and expanded the original work into an orchestrated piece. The program is capped by the legendary Danny Elfman, who composed the scores for treasured films such as Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Good Will Hunting. Brilliant soloist Sandy Cameron performs the Colorado premiere of Elfman’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “Eleven Eleven,” a piece she helped debut in 2017.</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Carmina Burana
May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Mary Wilson, soprano Christopher Pfund, tenor Elliot Madore, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director ADAM SCHOENBERG American...

Carmina Burana <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Mary Wilson, soprano<br />Christopher Pfund, tenor<br />Elliot Madore, baritone<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director<br />Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director</p> <p>ADAM SCHOENBERG American Symphony<br />ORFF Carmina Burana</p> <p>Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony close out the season with Carl Orff’s powerhouse Carmina Burana, a symphonic exploration of love, lust, and the perils of earthly pleasures. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus, Colorado Children’s Chorale, and a cast of soloists, Carmina Burana is a true spectacle and one of the most well known pieces of the 20th century, combining powerful rhythms and robust vocals in a dynamic conclusion to an unforgettable season. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony begins the program with a piece reminiscent of Copland and Bernstein as it reflects the hope of America’s potential.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Brahms v Radiohead
Jun 1, 2019

Steve Hackman, conductor Vocalists, TBD NOTE: Radiohead does not perform. Radiohead’s landmark OK Computer goes even deeper when eight tracks—including “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “No Surprises,” and “Let Down”—are seamlessly...

Brahms v Radiohead <p>Steve Hackman, conductor<br />Vocalists, TBD</p> <p>NOTE: Radiohead does not perform.</p> <p>Radiohead’s landmark OK Computer goes even deeper when eight tracks—including “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “No Surprises,” and “Let Down”—are seamlessly interwoven with Brahms’ lush First Symphony. Your Colorado Symphony is joined by vocalists and arranger/conductor Steve Hackman in this not-to-be-missed exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from two different centuries are fused together.</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

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Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live...

Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert <p>Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra. Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis, and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes!</p> <p>Concert performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM! For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.</p> Boettcher Concert Hall Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor Rick Steves, narrator Usually you’ll find Rick Steves touring the great destinations of Europe. Now you can join him on a different journey: A Symphonic Journey. Just as travel broadens one’s perspectives, so can...

Rick Steves - A Symphonic Journey with the Colorado Symphony <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor<br />Rick Steves, narrator</p> <p>Usually you’ll find Rick Steves touring the great destinations of Europe. Now you can join him on a different journey: A Symphonic Journey. Just as travel broadens one’s perspectives, so can music. In this hour-long concert special, Rick teams up with the Colorado Symphony on a musical tour that begins in the US, then touches down in seven different European countries as Rick paints the cultural context in words, with the orchestra performing stirring anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France — each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, celebrates a continent whose motto is “united in diversity.”</p> <p>Performance includes visual imagery projected on large format screens.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin ANNA CLYNE Masquerade MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 Brett Mitchell commemorates the opening of his third season as music director...

Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin</p> <p>ANNA CLYNE Masquerade<br />MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64<br />RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45</p> <p>Brett Mitchell commemorates the opening of his third season as music director with a program worthy of celebration. To honor her 20th season as Concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams showcases her exceptional lyricism and agility as featured soloist on Mendelssohn’s revered Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances — the composer’s last major orchestral work — serves as a fitting summation of his career, filled with autobiographical echoes audiences will recognize from many of his previous compositions. GRAMMY®-nominated composer Anna Clyne’s bright, optimistic Masquerade evokes the essence of celebration as it explores the courtship between music and dance — a fitting and fanciful frolic to usher in the Colorado Symphony’s Classics season.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor The Mexican Cultural Center, with the Colorado Symphony, present the third annual Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas. This unique, free concert celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Latin culture’s influence on...

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor</p> <p>The Mexican Cultural Center, with the Colorado Symphony, present the third annual Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas. This unique, free concert celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Latin culture’s influence on sound in the Americas, showcasing a fusion of traditional, classical, and contemporary music augmented by the Colorado Symphony’s soaring orchestrations.</p> <p>In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and Denver Arts &amp; Venues.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Michael Andrew, vocalist Richard Glazier, piano Rhapsody & Rhythm is the definitive Gershwin concert experience, offering a unique and entertaining multimedia musical celebration. This exciting concert...

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor<br />Michael Andrew, vocalist<br />Richard Glazier, piano</p> <p>Rhapsody &amp; Rhythm is the definitive Gershwin concert experience, offering a unique and entertaining multimedia musical celebration. This exciting concert event includes special family stories and rare Gershwin home videos and photos, providing an unforgettable experience. Packed with Gershwin masterpieces such as Rhapsody in Blue and Concert in F, as well as beloved Gershwin songs including “Summertime,” “Strike Up the Band,” “Embraceable You,” and “‘S Wonderful,” Rhapsody &amp; Rhythm is a one of a kind not-to-be-missed concert!</p> <p>Performance includes visual imagery projected on large format screens.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Oct 4, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Jason Shafer, clarinet LIBBY LARSEN Deep Summer Music COPLAND Clarinet Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 Your Colorado Symphony presents one of the great works of Romanticism with Tchaikovsky’s...

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Jason Shafer, clarinet</p> <p>LIBBY LARSEN Deep Summer Music<br />COPLAND Clarinet Concerto<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36</p> <p>Your Colorado Symphony presents one of the great works of Romanticism with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a meticulously structured meditation on fate in four movements. The first half of the performance offers an intimate taste of Americana as Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music — originally recorded by the Colorado Symphony in 2001 — evokes colorful images of sweeping plains and harvest winds. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is made up of two movements — one slow, one fast — with the second embodying the essence of twentieth century American jazz and showcasing the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet, Jason Shafer, as featured soloist on an evening of symphonic bliss.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

The Goonies in Concert
Oct 11, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor A celebrated cult classic, The Goonies, will be screened for the very first time with the score performed live by your Colorado Symphony. Released in 1985 to both critical and commercial success, grossing over...

The Goonies in Concert <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>A celebrated cult classic, The Goonies, will be screened for the very first time with the score performed live by your Colorado Symphony. Released in 1985 to both critical and commercial success, grossing over $61 million that year, The Goonies has been a childhood rite of passage for several generations! This is a chance for audiences to relive one of the most evocative pieces of cinema &#8211; and music created for cinema &#8211; in a unique way. Goonies Never Say Die!</p> <p>Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!</p> <p>© 1985 Warner Bros. Inc. All Rights Reserved.<br />MPAA Rating: PG</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Dvořák Symphony No. 7
Oct 18, 2019 - Oct 20, 2019

Alexander Shelley, conductor Cicely Parnas, cello TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70 One-to-watch conductor...

Dvořák Symphony No. 7 <p>Alexander Shelley, conductor<br />Cicely Parnas, cello</p> <p>TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33<br />DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70</p> <p>One-to-watch conductor Alexander Shelley — unanimous winner of the prestigious Leeds Conductors Competition in 2005 and Music Director for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa — makes his Colorado Symphony debut leading a prodigious program of musical giants. The program begins with two cornerstone works by Tchaikovsky as up-and-coming cellist Cicely Parnas graces the stage to artfully present Variations on a Rococo Theme, a nostalgic look back at his eighteenth century musical influences. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture is a magical fantasy based on Shakespeare’s famous tragedy and featuring the iconic love theme that has become one of the most recognizable melodies in the world. Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony offers a departure from his traditionally bright, folk theme-filled melodies, instead offering a sinister, emotional composition full of dark sonorities and biting rhythms, capping a night of energizing masterworks.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Amber Wagner, soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo Issachah Savage, tenor Nathan Berg, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director VERDI Messa da requiem Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the...

Verdi Requiem &#8211; 35th Anniversary Celebration <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Amber Wagner, soprano<br />Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo<br />Issachah Savage, tenor<br />Nathan Berg, baritone<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director</p> <p>VERDI Messa da requiem</p> <p>Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the world-renowned Colorado Symphony Chorus with Music Director Brett Mitchell, along with the chorus’ founder and director Duain Wolfe, for a renewal of Verdi’s monumental Requiem. The chorus first performed this legendary work during their debut on October 25, 1984 at Boettcher Concert Hall. Nearly 35 years to the day, they breathe new life into Verdi’s compassionate projection of essential human emotions — piety, agitation, and hope. A personal, reverent, and poignant tribute to Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi’s transcendent Requiem remains one of the most cherished choral works of all time.</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Returning by popular demand, 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,...

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>Returning by popular demand, 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. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, this is Halloween!</p> <p>Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!</p> <p>Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. ©Disney. All rights reserved.<br />MPAA Rating: PG</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, television, and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their...

Halloween Spooktacular! <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor</p> <p>It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, television, 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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Mozart Symphony No. 40
Nov 8, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

Douglas Boyd, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, piano BRAHMS Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550 Esteemed former Colorado Symphony Music Director Jeffrey...

Mozart Symphony No. 40 <p>Douglas Boyd, conductor<br />Jeffrey Kahane, piano</p> <p>BRAHMS Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81<br />MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453<br />MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550</p> <p>Esteemed former Colorado Symphony Music Director Jeffrey Kahane returns alongside the ensemble’s former Principal Guest Conductor, Douglas Boyd, for a program brimming with emotion beginning with Brahms’ uncompromisingly serious Tragic Overture. Kahane, lauded for his exquisite piano work and a legacy of leadership at the Colorado Symphony, lends his virtuosity to Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 17. Finally, Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40 showcases the legendary composer during a time of extraordinary turbulence and passion where he was nonetheless able to craft some of the most recognizable melodies of all time.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Nov 22, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Angelo Xiang Yu, violin VERDI Overture to La forza del destino JENNIFER HIGDON Concerto for Orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony are...

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Angelo Xiang Yu, violin</p> <p>VERDI Overture to La forza del destino<br />JENNIFER HIGDON Concerto for Orchestra<br />TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35</p> <p>Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony are joined by Angelo Xiang Yu, for his highly-anticipated return to Denver as featured soloist on Tchaikovsky’s colorful Violin Concerto — a piece initially considered so difficult to perform that the premiere was delayed after Tchaikovsky’s first two soloists declined the invitation. The program begins with one of Verdi’s finest symphonic introductions, incorporating the “Fate” motif that plays such a large role in La forza del destino, while Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra concludes the affair with an ever-changing instrumental panoply complete with a percussion-only fourth movement that will leave you spellbound.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Home Alone in Concert
Nov 29, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus Celebrate modern holiday classic, Home Alone, with your Colorado Symphony! The event features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live as the film is...

Home Alone in Concert <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus</p> <p>Celebrate modern holiday classic, Home Alone, with your Colorado Symphony! The event features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live as the film is screened for your enjoyment! Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family.</p> <p>Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!</p> <p>MPAA Rating: PG</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Aretha: A Tribute
Nov 30, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Capathia Jenkins, vocalist Ryan Shaw, vocalist A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features Symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits...

Aretha: A Tribute <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor<br />Capathia Jenkins, vocalist<br />Ryan Shaw, vocalist</p> <p>A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features Symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as “Respect,” “Think,” “A Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Amazing Grace,” and many others.</p> <p>Created by John Such, Lucas Waldin, and Lesley Sabol</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Drums of the World
Dec 1, 2019

Colorado Symphony Percussionists 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,...

Drums of the World <p>Colorado Symphony Percussionists</p> <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 instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible, and heartwarming, an all-star cast will take you on a breathtaking tour of love’s...

Love Actually in Concert <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor</p> <p>Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible, and heartwarming, an all-star cast will take you on a breathtaking tour of love’s delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again.</p> <p>Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over...

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour <p>Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

A Colorado Christmas
Dec 13, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor Devin DeSantis, vocalist Colorado Symphony Chorus Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Hall with festive seasonal favorites including ‘Twas the...

A Colorado Christmas <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor<br />Devin DeSantis, vocalist<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus<br />Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director</p> <p>The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Hall with festive seasonal favorites including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated from stage by beloved Denver vocalist Devin DeSantis! This family-friendly evening, led by Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent, features traditional Christmas carols, your favorite new winter tunes, and even some newly arranged surprises &#8211; all with a chance to sing along to your heart’s content! And you better not pout because 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> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent and your Colorado Symphony commence the 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a special one-night-only performance of his...

All Beethoven &#8211; 250th Birthday Celebration <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor</p> <p>BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67</p> <p>Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent and your Colorado Symphony commence the 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a special one-night-only performance of his astounding Fifth Symphony — a cornerstone of the Classical canon — which famously opens with his ominous four-note motif signifying “fate knocking at the door”.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Handel's Messiah - Awakening
Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019

Taylor Martin, conductor Anna Christy, soprano Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano Derek Chester, tenor Andrew Garland, bass Colorado Symphony Chorus HANDEL Messiah A storied holiday classic returns with a freshly enriched design to experience...

Handel's Messiah - Awakening <p>Taylor Martin, conductor<br />Anna Christy, soprano<br />Corrie Stallings, mezzo-soprano<br />Derek Chester, tenor<br />Andrew Garland, bass<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus</p> <p>HANDEL Messiah</p> <p>A storied holiday classic returns with a freshly enriched design to experience the beloved masterpiece, Messiah. This innovative production is newly organized to clearly present the narrative while still maintaining the great traditions of this noble work. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will be divided between a chamber chorus and a larger chorus, and a narrator is introduced to seamlessly present Handel and librettist Charles Jennens masterpiece in the dramatic context that this story-telling composer would have appreciated.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Holiday Brass
Dec 22, 2019

Brian Buerkle, conductor Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion Holiday Brass is our festive tradition featuring the best of brass! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony brass in a resounding program of seasonal...

Holiday Brass <p>Brian Buerkle, conductor<br />Colorado Symphony Brass &amp; Percussion</p> <p>Holiday Brass is our festive tradition featuring the best of brass! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony brass in a resounding program of seasonal ballads, carols, and more. 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, Holiday Brass will end your 2019 on a high note.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

A Night in Vienna
Dec 31, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor A Colorado cultural tradition returns featuring your symphony waltzing with you into 2020! Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of...

A Night in Vienna <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>A Colorado cultural tradition returns featuring your symphony waltzing with you into 2020! Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of waltzes and marches. The festive evening is the perfect sendoff to 2019 &#8211; and the early start time ensures that you won’t miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks. It’s a must-not-miss holiday mainstay conducted by your very own Music Director Brett Mitchell!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Harry’s last year at Hogwarts™ is here, part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert! Experience the loss and the love of this series’ finish all over again as Harry and his friends rush to face the Dark Lord...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert <p>Harry’s last year at Hogwarts™ is here, part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert! Experience the loss and the love of this series’ finish all over again as Harry and his friends rush to face the Dark Lord Voldemort™ for the last time. With the full film set to a live symphony orchestra, the final battle for Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has never been so emotional.</p> <p>Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Barber Piano Concerto
Jan 10, 2020 - Jan 12, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor Olga Kern, piano MISSY MAZZOLI Holy Roller BARBER Piano Concerto, Op. 38 SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ Symphony” Audience favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has...

Barber Piano Concerto <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Olga Kern, piano</p> <p>MISSY MAZZOLI Holy Roller<br />BARBER Piano Concerto, Op. 38<br />SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ Symphony”</p> <p>Audience favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, makes her return to Denver for an incomparable performance of Barber’s Piano Concerto. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads your Colorado Symphony in “Brooklyn’s post-millenial Mozart,” Missy Mazzoli’s Holy Roller — self-described as devotional music for a non-existent religion. The program concludes with Saint-Saëns’ career-defining Organ Symphony, brimming with virtuoso piano passages, brilliant Romantic orchestral writing, and organ. Of the work, Saint-Saëns exclaimed “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again” — a worthy finale to a captivating evening that will resonate with all audiences.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor Known as the most prominent spokesperson and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains one of the most inspirational figures in history for his pursuit of equal rights and...

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor</p> <p>Known as the most prominent spokesperson and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains one of the most inspirational figures in history for his pursuit of equal rights and his nonviolent approach to civil rights protests. The evening will feature special guest performances and will honor recipients of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Stephen Dombrowski, tuba Roger Soren, contrabassoon The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with an 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 />Stephen Dombrowski, tuba<br />Roger Soren, contrabassoon</p> <p>The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with an exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler. This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Tuba Stephen Dombrowski and Principal Contrabassoon Roger Soren performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Jan 24, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor Lukáš Vondrácek, piano Guest Dance Artist COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid BERNSTEIN Facsimile RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 Rachmaninoff’s brilliant and challenging Third Piano Concerto is...

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Lukáš Vondrácek, piano<br />Guest Dance Artist</p> <p>COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid<br />BERNSTEIN Facsimile<br />RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30</p> <p>Rachmaninoff’s brilliant and challenging Third Piano Concerto is respected, even feared, by many pianists due to its technical and musical demands. In his Colorado Symphony debut, gifted pianist Lukáš Vondrácek will reprise his role as featured soloist on the piece he performed to critical acclaim en route to winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in 2016. The first half features two ballets by a pair of quintessential twentieth century American composers beginning with Aaron Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid, mixing cowboy tunes and American folk songs to create a uniquely ‘American sound.’ Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony will unite thereafter with dancers on Leonard Bernstein’s sterling Facsimile, bringing a taste of the theater to Boettcher Concert Hall.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance
Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020

Albert Bergeret, conductor The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Colorado Symphony Chorus Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern...

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance <p>Albert Bergeret, conductor<br />The New York Gilbert &amp; Sullivan Players<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus</p> <p>Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format with your Colorado Symphony! The rich sounds of orchestra, Colorado Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company’s vibrancy, energy, and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience. The Pirates of Penzance - they’ll steal your heart away!</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Jun Märkl, conductor Ingrid Fliter, piano CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 DEBUSSY La Mer RAVEL La Valse After leading lauded performances of our All-Beethoven program in 2014 and Mozart’s Requiem in 2017, Jun Märkl returns to...

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter <p>Jun Märkl, conductor<br />Ingrid Fliter, piano</p> <p>CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21<br />DEBUSSY La Mer<br />RAVEL La Valse</p> <p>After leading lauded performances of our All-Beethoven program in 2014 and Mozart’s Requiem in 2017, Jun Märkl returns to Boettcher Concert Hall to conduct your Colorado Symphony in a performance featuring works by a duo of French composers and a Polish composer who spent much of his adult life in France. Ingrid Fliter — a pre-eminent enterpreter of Chopin — lends her expertise to his Second Piano Concerto. Debussy’s La Mer is a work of marvelous imagination as he captures the essence and mood of the Mediterranean Sea, a place he visited frequently during his childhood. Ravel’s La Valse caps the program with a glittering homage to the Viennese Waltz, as it is both glorified and deconstructed in a melodic strain of rhythmic fluidity — a fittingly romantic end to a program brimming with European style.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor Laquita Mitchell, soprano Colorado’s very own British invasion of Bertie Baigent, Assistant Conductor, captured the adoration of many this past year and he’s ready to bring you an evening highlighting some of the...

From Britain, With Love <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor<br />Laquita Mitchell, soprano</p> <p>Colorado’s very own British invasion of Bertie Baigent, Assistant Conductor, captured the adoration of many this past year and he’s ready to bring you an evening highlighting some of the greatest romantic music in the orchestral repertoire. Featuring spectacular works like Puccini’s ”O mio Babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s most famous romantic ballets, this evening of grand, sweeping music will have your heart aching for more.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Christopher Dragon, conductor Cynthia Erivo, vocalist “Her voice is like silk, from the top to the bottom,” said Jennifer Hudson of the fearless and feisty, Tony®, Emmy®, and GRAMMY Award-winner Cynthia Erivo. Celebrate the strengths of...

Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor<br />Cynthia Erivo, vocalist</p> <p>“Her voice is like silk, from the top to the bottom,” said Jennifer Hudson of the fearless and feisty, Tony®, Emmy®, and GRAMMY Award-winner Cynthia Erivo. Celebrate the strengths of womanhood as Erivo gives voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all time, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald.</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor DYAO artists The Colorado Symphony continues its shared vision of music education with longstanding partner the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) under the baton of Colorado Symphony Assistant Conductor, Bertie...

Denver Young Artists Orchestra Side By Side 2020 <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor<br />DYAO artists</p> <p>The Colorado Symphony continues its shared vision of music education with longstanding partner the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) under the baton of Colorado Symphony Assistant Conductor, Bertie Baigent. In July of 2018, the DYAO and the Colorado Symphony renewed a commitment to pursuing the shared mission value of music education in a strategic partnership that will allow young musicians from the DYAO greater access and mentorship from the full-time professional musicians of the Colorado Symphony. The greatest shared feature of the DYAO Alliance with the Colorado Symphony will include soloist performance opportunities between both organizations, music coaching, and mentorship fostered by Colorado’s only full-time professional orchestra, masterclass opportunities for DYAO students with Colorado Symphony musicians and featured guest artists, new performance opportunities between ensembles, and a renewed fervor for volunteerism between organizations.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Beethoven Missa
Feb 21, 2020 - Feb 23, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Meg Bragle, alto John Tessier, tenor Sidney Outlaw, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis, Op. 123 Join your Colorado Symphony for the launch of a yearlong 2020...

Beethoven Missa <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Jessica Rivera, soprano<br />Meg Bragle, alto<br />John Tessier, tenor<br />Sidney Outlaw, baritone<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus</p> <p>BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis, Op. 123</p> <p>Join your Colorado Symphony for the launch of a yearlong 2020 celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with one of the cardinal achievements of his venerated career. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus and four vocal soloists, the monumental Missa Solemnis is a masterpiece of spiritual expression and musical innovation. Composed around the time of his Ninth Symphony, the two works shed light on Beethoven’s religious world view — where the Ninth’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is a hymn to man and brotherhood, the Missa Solemnis is a hymn to God. Through it all, Beethoven expresses universal spiritual ideas in a manner that could not have been accomplished by words alone, concluding with a fraught yet unanswered plea for peace amid the drumbeats of war. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-generation performance as conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Strauss A Hero’s Life
Mar 6, 2020 - Mar 8, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor The Percussion Collective RAVEL Boléro CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Drum Circles: Concerto for 7 Percussionists and Orchestra R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) Driving percussion propels this energetic program...

Strauss A Hero’s Life <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />The Percussion Collective</p> <p>RAVEL Boléro<br />CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Drum Circles: Concerto for 7 Percussionists and Orchestra<br />R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)</p> <p>Driving percussion propels this energetic program led by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Ravel’s rhythmic Boléro, features many of our musicians in starring roles, including the ever-present snare drum which continues unabated throughout as the orchestra gradually builds in sound to an exultant conclusion. Christopher Theofanidis’ Drum Circles highlights a virtuosic dialogue between seven percussionists and the orchestra, creating a spatially, colorful rhythmic experience. Strauss’ not-so-subtly autobiographical Ein Heldenleben is laid out in six beautifully interconnected sections, each clearly defined in sound while telling the courageous story of its virtuous hero — Richard Strauss himself — in a bombastic finale to a thrilling performance.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Bertie Baigent, conductor SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals 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. Each...

Carnival of the Animals <p>Bertie Baigent, conductor</p> <p>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. Each movement depicts a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan and is truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Marin Alsop Conducts
Mar 20, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020

Marin Alsop, conductor BARBER Essay No. 2, Op. 17 COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet Marin Alsop, the famed Conductor Laureate and former Music Director for your Colorado Symphony, returns leading a...

Marin Alsop Conducts <p>Marin Alsop, conductor</p> <p>BARBER Essay No. 2, Op. 17<br />COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring<br />PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet</p> <p>Marin Alsop, the famed Conductor Laureate and former Music Director for your Colorado Symphony, returns leading a riveting program of illustrious works. Copland’s signature American sound is on full display in this beautiful suite from the ballet Appalachian Spring, while Barber’s Second Essay exhibits exhilarating power throughout. Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet provides a stirring conclusion to Maestra Alsop’s return.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Brett Mitchell, conductor The Colorado Symphony presents its debut collaboration with Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. Music Director Brett Mitchell guides you through a program of contemporary works and premieres a specially commissioned...

Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>The Colorado Symphony presents its debut collaboration with Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. Music Director Brett Mitchell guides you through a program of contemporary works and premieres a specially commissioned piece on this evening’s program. Powerful and awesome &#8211; massive areas of color &#8211; jagged, flame-like shapes &#8211; strange shadows, echoes: these are our experiences of paintings by Clyfford Still. How would this vision sound if it became music? James Clarke’s new work for the Colorado Symphony is a ‘kindred spirit’ with Clyfford Still’s art &#8211; a meeting of minds as two art forms explode together.</p> <p>In partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum.</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Disney’s Fantasia In Concert
Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney’s groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer’s...

Disney’s Fantasia In Concert <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney’s groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and Suite from The Nutcracker, will be performed while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!</p> <p>Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!</p> <p>Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Apr 3, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020

Rune Bergmann, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable” Dynamic conductor Rune Bergmann makes his...

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 <p>Rune Bergmann, conductor<br />Garrick Ohlsson, piano</p> <p>MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527<br />BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58<br />NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”</p> <p>Dynamic conductor Rune Bergmann makes his Colorado Symphony debut, lending his elegance and expertise to the “Inextinguishable” Fourth Symphony from Nielsen. Of it, the composer wrote “Music is life, and life is inextinguishable,” and indeed from the very first moment it offers an electrifying jolt of energy and rarely deviates from that dynamism for the remainder of the piece. Mozart’s genius is on full display throughout his masterful Overture to Don Giovanni, which was famously composed the night before the opera’s premiere. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson highlights the performance in his return to Boettcher Concert Hall, bringing exquisite technique to Beethoven’s innovative Fourth Piano Concerto — a work of unparalleled invention offering an array of fresh, surprising, and treasurable ideas that are sure to delight.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Holst The Planets
Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020

Andrew Litton, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano WALTON Crown Imperial PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 HOLST The Planets Holst’s mystical masterpiece — The Planets — offers a spellbinding portrayal of Earth’s celestial...

Holst The Planets <p>Andrew Litton, conductor<br />Natasha Paremski, piano</p> <p>WALTON Crown Imperial<br />PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16<br />HOLST The Planets</p> <p>Holst’s mystical masterpiece — The Planets — offers a spellbinding portrayal of Earth’s celestial neighbors. From the ominous, fierce, and remorseless Mars to the majestic and poignant beauty of Saturn, Holst draws on their astrological traits, personifying each planet based on their mythological character to create seven unique scores that are both timeless and otherworldly. Your Colorado Symphony welcomes back former Music Director Andrew Litton with an opening of Walton’s Crown Imperial — originally composed for the coronation of King George VI — while Denver favorite Natasha Paremski lends her trademark flair to Prokofiev’s romantic Second Piano Concerto, rounding out an evening of ethereal masterworks.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Mahler Symphony No. 9
May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 9 in D major The curse of the ninth — the belief that a composer’s ninth symphony is destined to be their last — weighed heavily on Mahler’s mind as he neared the milestone, even going so far as...

Mahler Symphony No. 9 <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor</p> <p>MAHLER Symphony No. 9 in D major</p> <p>The curse of the ninth — the belief that a composer’s ninth symphony is destined to be their last — weighed heavily on Mahler’s mind as he neared the milestone, even going so far as to compose a “Tenth Symphony,” Das Lied von der Erde, after his eighth in an effort to creatively circumvent the curse. Famously, Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Dvořák, and Spohr all passed away prior to completing a tenth symphony, and in the end Mahler succumbed to illness shortly after finishing his ninth as well. Mahler’s “farewell to the world” serves as an incredible summation to a masterful career, quoting many of his previous compositions in a work brimming with anger, hysteria, and nostalgia in equal measure, before giving way to a calm acceptance in the finale. Join Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony for a powerful performance teeming with emotion.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Elgar Enigma Variations
May 8, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Christopher Dragon, conductor Simone Porter, violin BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma Variations” Join Associate Conductor...

Elgar Enigma Variations <p>Christopher Dragon, conductor<br />Simone Porter, violin</p> <p>BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80<br />BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61<br />ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma Variations”</p> <p>Join Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon in a performance featuring varied moods highlighted by Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,“ wistfully portraying 14 of the composer’s acquaintances, including his wife and friends, while offering a rich emotional experience, taking the audience through melancholy, tenderness, coy reserve, and bluster. Featured soloist Simone Porter lends her lyrical style to Beethoven’s beautifully tranquil Violin Concerto, an incredible piece from the composer’s middle period. The performance begins with a jovial romp through Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, a joyous medley of student songs overflowing with merriment — a fitting and energetic opener with the Dragon.</p> <p> </p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Teddy Abrams, conductor Jim James, vocalist JAMES/ABRAMS The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle Jim James, front man and founder for My Morning Jacket, teams up with conductor Teddy Abrams and your Colorado Symphony for a special performance of...

Jim James and Teddy Abrams <p>Teddy Abrams, conductor<br />Jim James, vocalist</p> <p>JAMES/ABRAMS The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle</p> <p>Jim James, front man and founder for My Morning Jacket, teams up with conductor Teddy Abrams and your Colorado Symphony for a special performance of their acclaimed orchestral work titled The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle. The piece, written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States National Parks Service, honors the beauty and grandeur of the American National Parks.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Big Band Classics
May 16, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor Steve Wiest, trombone Lamont Jazz Orchestra An evening of symphonic jazz and surprise collaborations is in store for you with this eclectic and exciting performance conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell — a...

Big Band Classics <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Steve Wiest, trombone<br />Lamont Jazz Orchestra</p> <p>An evening of symphonic jazz and surprise collaborations is in store for you with this eclectic and exciting performance conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell — a program Steve Wiest, co-chair of jazz studies at the University of Denver, originally debuted with the Houston Symphony and Brett Mitchell. Featuring orchestrations of jazz hits, this program will showcase the undeniable talent of your Colorado Symphony and guest artists from the University of Denver for a night you won’t want to miss!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 19, 2019

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus SAINT-SAËNS “Bacchanale” from Samson et Dalila MASON BATES Children of Adam: Songs of Creation for Chorus and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica” The 2020...

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” <p>Brett Mitchell, conductor<br />Colorado Symphony Chorus</p> <p>SAINT-SAËNS “Bacchanale” from Samson et Dalila<br />MASON BATES Children of Adam: Songs of Creation for Chorus and Orchestra<br />BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”</p> <p>The 2020 celebration of Beethoven continues as your Colorado Symphony and Music Director Brett Mitchell culminate the Classics season with his groundbreaking Third Symphony — the “Eroica” — a true turning point in musical history, bridging the Classical and Romantic eras. The piece’s fiery passion became a hallmark of Beethoven’s middle period and a defining feature of the Romantic era. Saint-Saëns’ exotic “Bacchanale” from the French grand opera Samson et Dalila kicks off the program while the Colorado Symphony Chorus caps their 35th season, performing Mason Bates’ Children of Adam. Described by Bates as “A collection of exuberant celebrations of creation,” the piece incorporates sacred and Native American texts as well as works from American poets Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg — a dazzling finish to a remarkable season.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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