Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Monster Boogie! Columbus Symphony

The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and join the ghoulishly-dressed Columbus Symphony for a frightfully fun concert of “boo-tiful” music, programmed especially for kids ages 2-10! There will be contests with prizes, trick-or-treating, and lots of fun Halloween activities in the historic Ohio Theatre.    

Come early and enjoy activities in the Ohio Theatre lobby beginning at 2pm including the Graeter's ice cream truck. 

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May
15
10:00 AM10:00

LINK UP: The Orchestra Sings*

Melody is one of the universal elements of music. Composers and musicians create melodies, which can be sung or played on instruments. The orchestra sings when its musicians play melodies on their instruments. Through the LINK UP repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with a professional orchestra, we will discover how the orchestra sings.

*This program requires attendance at a professional development session. Please call 614-221-4916, or click here for more information.

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

NEC Gala

Andres Lopera comes back to the New England Conservatory as a Guest Conductor for the NEC Gala. He will perform Bernstein’s Make Our Garden Grow and Price’s Dance of the Canebrakes this afternoon together with the NEC Chorus. 

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Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

Cover Conductor at: LISTEN/HEAR 103 — THE AMERICAN VOICE

IVES/ arr. Schuman Variations on “America” 
COPLAND Suite from The Tender Land 
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra
GERSHWIN An American in Paris

 

Music Director Brett Mitchell and the famed Colorado Symphony Chorus pay homage to definitive works of distinctly American composition and song.

→ 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!

The running time of this performance is approximately 1 hour and 12 minutes. This program does not have an intermission.

 

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Apr
6
to Apr 8

Cover Conductor at: COPLAND’S RODEO CONDUCTED BY ANDREW LITTON

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

Boettcher Concert Hall: 7:30 pm
 

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!

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JOHN DENVER: A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CONCERT CELEBRATION WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

JOHN DENVER: A ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH CONCERT CELEBRATION WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY

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.

The running time of this performance is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. This includes one 20-minute intermission.

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LISTEN/HEAR 101 – DECODING CLASSICAL & BAROQUE, BROKEN DOWN
Nov
9
7:30 PM19:30

LISTEN/HEAR 101 – DECODING CLASSICAL & BAROQUE, BROKEN DOWN

BACH Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
MOZART Sinfonia concertante, K. 364
HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London”

Assistant Conductor Andres Lopera will guide you through the music of Bach, Mozart, and Haydn — three greats of the Baroque and Classical periods. Great for music lovers or all kinds, bring a friend or two to introduce them to the magic of the orchestra! Featuring Colorado Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Yi Zhao and Assistant Principal Viola Catherine Beeson.

Featured Artist

Andres Lopera, conductor
Christopher Dragon, host
Yi Zhao, violin
Catherine Beeson, viola

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Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Experience the Colorado Symphony at Whitney Center for the Arts in Sheridan on October 5

Whitney Center for the Arts welcomes the Colorado Symphony Thursday, October 5 at 7 p.m. for a classical performance featuring Mozart, Kilar, Bach and Haydn. Andres Lopera will conduct. Lopera has led the Oregon Symphony, Toledo Symphony and Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and is regarded as one of the most passionate, energetic young conductors in America today. 

“We are honored to welcome Colorado Symphony back to the Whitney Center for the Arts for our second season,” said Dr. Erin Hanke, WCA director. "Our concert hall was built specifically to support the finest live music. You will feel the power and intimacy of these classical pieces, which were chosen specifically with our hall in mind. This concert is an opportunity not to be missed!”
 

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LATIN BEATS: SONIDOS DE LAS AMÉRICAS
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

LATIN BEATS: SONIDOS DE LAS AMÉRICAS

Andres Lopera, conductor
Diana Gameros
Conjunto Colores
Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra
Mariachi Correcaminos from Metropolitan State University

The Mexican Cultural Center (MCC), with the Colorado Symphony, present Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Americas – a new, unique, community concert celebrating Latin culture's influence of sound in the Americas. This concert will showcase fusion of traditional, classical, and contemporary music augmented by the Colorado Symphony’s soaring orchestrations.

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Americas is a free community concert celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and cultural sounds of Latin music in a festive atmosphere.

Admission is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be available, in person, at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office beginning September 14 at 10 a.m. All seating is general admission and a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

La entrada es gratuita, pero el cupo es limitado y se requieren boletos.

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Apr
2
1:00 PM13:00

A SYMPHONIC BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- COLORADO SYMPHONY

Andres Lopera, conductor

Tale as old as time, this fairytale concert brings your family together for an afternoon of magical music that inspires our all-time favorite children's classics. Featuring music from Beauty and the Beast and other wondrous legends that inspire your inner child, this is a must-not-miss program for your little prince, princess, or beast! Costumes encouraged and be sure to arrive early for family fun!

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Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

BYRON STRIPLING WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD: A TRIBUTE TO LOUIS ARMSTRONG- COLORADO SYMPHONY

Andres Lopera, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet/vocals

Byron Stripling’s electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong has become America’s most popular orchestral Pops program. With his engaging rapport, smooth vocals and virtuosic trumpet technique, Byron dazzles audiences across the globe. Musical hits from the Armstrong songbook include, “What A Wonderful World,” “Mack the Knife,” “Ain’t Misbehavin,” “Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans,” “Hello Dolly,” and “Basin Street Blues.” With his signature version of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In” to close the show, Byron celebrates the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong and leaves ’em dancing in the aisles!

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Jan
10
7:30 PM19:30

THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE CONCERT AND HUMANITARIAN AWARDS

Andres Lopera, conductor

The Colorado Symphony continues the time-honored tradition hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Concert & Humanitarian Awards at Boettcher Concert Hall. Celebrating its 26th year, this annual event recognizes four humanitarian leaders who live and lead in the example of peace and equality exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

FROSTY & FROZEN

Andres Lopera, conductor

The weather outside may be frightful, but the fun in the concert hall is just plain delightful! This festive feature concert celebrates the magic of the season with lively a sing along to your favorite winter tunes “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and more! Don’t forget to don your ‘sleigh’ apparel and dress up as your favorite winter character for a special reprise of “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. Celebrate what makes this time of year so special, and a bit frosty, too!

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Nov
26
7:30 PM19:30

ELEPHANT REVIVAL WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY

Andres Lopera, Conductor

2016 is proving to be a dream year for the Nederland quintet, Elephant Revival. The ensemble headlined their first show at Red Rocks earlier this spring and are now proud to announce their first performance at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony on Saturday, November 26th.

The music of Elephant Revival is that of connection and the message of their new album, Petals, is not how life is about loss, but rather how much life there is in loss, how much potency, how much love. But this is not an album about despair or darkness; it’s a thanksgiving and a prayer for what endures and returns.

NPR describes Elephant Revival as a group that “pulls together so many elements of American music that summing up its sound in just a few words is bound to prove inadequate.” Although not bound to any one genre, the band maintains its roots in American, gypsy and Celtic songcraft, and has achieved a compositional maturity that, in moments, can evoke the modern classical ensemble

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Oct
29
7:30 PM19:30

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR- COLORADO SYMPHONY

 

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Andres Lopera, conductor

A family tradition of the not-too-scary-sort, this concert features music from some of your favorite children's films as well as a few surprises! Be sure to dress up for the Halloween festivities and witness the zany costumes the Colorado Symphony musicians create. Some of our young concertgoers will be invited on stage to show off their costumes as well!

At Boettcher concert hall

 



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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

EL LATIR DE MÉXICO: 206TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF MEXICO

Andres Lopera, conductor
Monica Abrego, soprano
Mariachi Sol de Mi Tierra, Juventino Romero, director

The Consulate General of Mexico in Denver, the Mexican Cultural Center and the Colorado Symphony are thrilled to present El Latir de México, a free community concert at Boettcher Concert Hall that commemorates Mexico’s Independence.

All tickets for El Latir de México have been handed out. You may call the Box Office at 303.623.7876 the day of the concert to check if any unused tickets have been handed back in.

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Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

80's DANCE PARTY- COLORADO SYMPHONY

Get ready for a great big 80's adventure! Your Colorado Symphony celebrates a Throwback Thursday of epic proportions performing the greatest film and television soundtrack hits of the 80's. Featuring nods to popular culture of the time: Dallas, PeeWee's Big Adventure, Ghostbusters and more, this concert evening will take you on an absolutely awesome time warp. Celebrate this epic era with a tribute to the tunes that defined a generation. Hop the new wave to the box office today to get tickets before they're gone! Costumes and 80's gear heartily encouraged with a special prize for the best 'vogue' look of the night!

- Theme from Dallas
- Theme from Remington Steele
- Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Ghostbusters
- Theme from Miami Vice
- Take On Me
- Careless Whisper
- TV Heroes Medley
- - Hawaii Five-0, Quincey, Hill Street Blues, Hart to Hart
- Beverly Hills Cop Suite
- - The Heat is On, Axel F, Shakedown
- Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (Trading Places) 
- Chariots of Fire
- Flashdance Medley
- Land Down Under
- Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
- Michael Jackson Medley

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Apr
9
4:30 PM16:30

COLORDO SYMPHONY - A SYMPHONIC TRIBUTE TO MEL BROOKS

Andres Lopera, conductor
Devin DeSantis, vocalist
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Mel Brooks needs no introduction. The comedy icon has left an indelible imprint on both film and stage, often with an assist from his longtime musical collaborator, composer John Morris. This symphonic tribute to Brooks brings performances from Morris’ scores of films including Blazing Saddles as well as more recent music from the Broadway adaptations of The Producers and Young Frankenstein.

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Mar
13
1:00 PM13:00

COLORADO SYMPHONY- CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS AND THE STORY OF BABAR

 

SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals 
POULENC The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

This performance deftly 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. In The Story of Babar, Jean de Brunhoff’s popular children’s story of one little elephant’s epic rise from rags to riches is eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc, truly a fantastic family experience for all ages.

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Dec
24
3:30 PM15:30

COLORADO SYMPHONY A WEEKEND OF STAR WARS

Andres Lopera, conductor

Join us for a performance of epic music celebrating a galaxy far, far away. The Colorado Symphony presents a concert filled with music from the world of Star Wars and classical favorites spanning the parsecs between Denver and Dagobah. Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, you're sure to hear your favorite themes and discover a few more.

Plus, arrive early for some extra fun with our friends from the Dark Side's finest from 501st Legion Mountain Garrison!

And remember: May the Force be with you.

 

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