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Silver Ainomäe Plays Dvorák
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Silver Ainomäe Plays Dvorák

Andrew Litton, conductor
Silver Ainomäe, cello

DVORÁK Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

Colorado Symphony Principal Cellist Silver Ainomäe makes his solo Masterworks debut with one of Dvorák’s most significant works, the Cello Concerto in B minor. Led by Colorado Symphony Music Director Andrew Litton, we close out the evening with Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, one of his most recognizable works.

Sat 11/22/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Silver Ainomäe Plays Dvorák
Sun 11/23/14 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Silver Ainomäe Plays Dvorák


An Evening of Copland
2014/15 Masterworks Series
An Evening of Copland

Andrew Litton, conductor

COPLAND An Outdoor Overture
COPLAND Billy the Kid, Ballet in One Act
COPLAND El Salón México
COPLAND Rodeo, Ballet in One Act

Join Music Director Andrew Litton and your Colorado Symphony for a special one-night-only event. This all-Copland program will feature An Outdoor Overture, Billy the Kid, and more! It will be an evening not to be missed.

Fri 11/28/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall An Evening of Copland


Los Lobos: Disconnected
Colorado Symphony Presents
Los Lobos: Disconnected

Louie Perez - Drums, Guitars, Percussion, Vocals
Steve Berlin - Saxophone, Percussion, Flute, Midsax, Harmonica, Melodica
Cesar Rosas - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Conrad Lozano - Bass, Guitarron, Vocals
David Hidalgo - Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards, Melodica, Drums, Violin, Banjo
Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez - Drums/Percussion

Fusing rock, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Mexican sounds for forty years, Los Lobos have emerged from their self-ascribed status as the "soundtrack of the barrio" to become household names. Their debut may have been called Just Another Band from East L.A., but they've proven again and again that they aren't "just another" anything. True to form, the rockers are returning to their roots to perform an intimate, career-spanning acoustic set that sheds new light on old favorites. If Los Lobos has learned one thing in nearly four decades together, it’s that playing by the rules is not for them. They tried it for a while, said no thanks, and they’ve been better for it ever since.

Colorado Symphony Presents concerts may not feature the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Members. These are presentation concerts only at Boettcher Concert Hall managed by the Colorado Symphony Association.

Sat 11/29/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Los Lobos: Disconnected


Drums of the World
2014/15 Family Series
Drums of the World

Colorado Symphony Percussionists

Take a trip around the world with our world-class percussionists making beats with drums and exotic instruments that will surprise you.

Sun 11/30/14 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Drums of the World


2015 Beethoven & Brews
2014/15 Fundraising Events
2015 Beethoven & Brews

The Colorado Symphony is pleased to partner with Imbibe, to bring you Beethoven and Brews! Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and the sounds of a Colorado Symphony small ensemble performed in a casual setting. Beethoven and Brews features an ensemble performance and four 4 oz. samples of beer from your favorite local breweries. Additional beverage and a signature Beethoven and Brews pint glasses are also available for purchase.

Thu 12/4/14 6:30PM VFW Post #1 Gallery Beethoven and Brews with Renegade Brewing


All Beethoven
2014/15 Masterworks Series
All Beethoven

Jun Märkl, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

BEETHOVEN Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Former Music Director Jeffrey Kahane returns with his limitless talent, performing Beethoven’s grandest piano concerto, the “Emperor.” This program finishes with Symphony No. 5 and the four notes that changed the world. Whether you’re a veteran of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony or know it from countless references in pop culture, film and television, there’s nothing like the power of Beethoven’s most famous work performed by your Colorado Symphony. Don’t miss this incredible program.

The Colorado Symphony partners with Colorado Public Radio to live stream some performances throughout the season. The December 5th performance will be streamed starting at 7:30pm. Click here to visit CPR.org to listen!

Fri 12/5/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven
Sat 12/6/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven
Sun 12/7/14 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven


Pink Martini with the Colorado Symphony

Storm Large, vocals

Audience favorite, Pink Martini is back again for another holiday appearance with the Colorado Symphony. Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini creates a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. Featuring music from the band’s best-selling album, Joy to the World this concert will deliver the holiday cheer in Pink Martini’s signature style.

Tue 12/9/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Pink Martini with the Colorado Symphony


Handel's <i>Messiah</i>
2014/15 Holiday Series
Handel's Messiah

Scott O'Neil, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director
Kiera Duffy, soprano
Jamie van Eyck, alto
Sean Panikkar, tenor
Kyle Ketelsen, bass

HANDEL Messiah

The Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus take Handel’s masterpiece to new heights. One of the most revered oratorios of all time, Messiah is a musical holiday staple.

Sat 12/13/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah
Sun 12/14/14 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah


Holiday Brass at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Celebrate the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal favorites.

Sun 12/14/14 5:00PM Montview Presbyterian Church Holiday Brass at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church


Celtic Woman <i>Home For Christmas</i> - The Symphony Tour

Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present Home For Christmas – The Symphony Tour. Featuring music from the all-female music ensemble's second Christmas album, Home For Christmas, including holiday favorites "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Silent Night". Celtic Woman and Home For Christmas – The Symphony Tour, will promise an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance and holiday cheer.


www.celticwoman.com

This concert is a special engagement and no discounts will apply.

Wed 12/17/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Celtic Woman Home For Christmas - The Symphony Tour


A Colorado Christmas
2014/15 Holiday Series
A Colorado Christmas

Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children’s Chorale; Debbie DeSantis, director

The warm sounds of the holidays fill the hall during this annual Christmas spectacular featuring the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

Fri 12/19/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/20/14 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/20/14 6:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sun 12/21/14 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas


Too Hot to Handel
2014/15 Holiday Series
Too Hot to Handel

Leslie Stifelman, conductor
Too Hot to Handel Chorus; Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Don’t miss this jazz, gospel and R&B-infused remix of Handel’s Messiah, now in its 17th season at Boettcher Concert Hall. This fun and funky performance features the Too Hot To Handel Chorus and world-class soloists.

Sat 12/27/14 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Too Hot to Handel
Sun 12/28/14 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Too Hot to Handel


A Night in Vienna
2014/15 Holiday Series
A Night in Vienna

Scott O’Neil, conductor

This annual musical tradition sends audiences off to their New Year’s celebration in style, with the most well-known, festive and heartwarming classical waltzes and marches ever written.

Wed 12/31/14 6:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Night in Vienna


Cameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring Organ

Organist Cameron Carpenter, the extravagantly talented smasher of cultural and classical music taboos, stops in Denver on his international tour, launching March 2014. This masterful evening will include Cameron Carpenter and the Colorado Symphony performing Poulenc’s Concerto for Organ in G minor and Barber’s Toccatta Festiva, in addition to a fi rst half of works for solo organ. Come experience his one of a kind touring organ with its emotional magnitude, its sonic range and its coloristic drama.

Sat 1/10/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Cameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring Organ


Going Baroque: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin
Brook Ferguson, flute

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, “Romantic”

Making her Colorado Symphony debut, Simone Dinnerstein has been celebrated for her mastery of the Baroque style most notably her interpretations of J.S. Bach’s music. Mark Wigglesworth leads a dynamic performance of Bruckner’s emotionally compelling Symphony No. 4.

Fri 1/16/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Going Baroque: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Sat 1/17/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Going Baroque: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5


Vivaldi: <i>The Four Seasons</i>
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin

VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Join the Colorado Symphony for an exciting evening featuring Vivaldi's most famous work, The Four Seasons, led by concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams.

Wed 1/21/15 7:30PM Central Presbyterian Church Vivaldi: The Four Seasons


Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore presented by Arrow Electronics

Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director
New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players

Otherwise know as The Lass who Loved a Sailor, Gilbert & Sullivan’s comic opera opened in 1878 and was the one of the longest-running musical theater pieces. Get ready to laugh out loud!

Sat 1/24/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore presented by Arrow Electronics
Sun 1/25/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Gilbert & Sullivan: H.M.S. Pinafore presented by Arrow Electronics


Cirque Musica presented by Arrow Electronics

Cirque Musica takes audiences on a musical journey to a land of dazzling beauty, mystery and suspense. The show blends the grace and thrills of the world’s greatest circus performers with stunning symphonic music from classical, pops and popular repertoire.

Fri 1/30/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Cirque Musica presented by Arrow Electronics
Sat 1/31/15 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Cirque Musica presented by Arrow Electronics


Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton presented by Arrow Electronics

This brand new symphonic event features Danny Elfman’s famous film scores brought to life on stage by the orchestra, enhanced by visuals of Tim Burton’s original film sketches, drawings and story boards on the big screen.

Fri 2/6/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton presented by Arrow Electronics
Sat 2/7/15 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton presented by Arrow Electronics


The Wailers Play Legend
Colorado Symphony Presents
The Wailers Play Legend

There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than The Wailers. Formed in 1969, as it continues its worldwide campaign of promoting peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari. The Wailers truly are living legends who embody the nobility, conviction and progressiveness of Bob Marley and his music.

Colorado Symphony Presents concerts may not feature the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Members. These are presentation concerts only at Boettcher Concert Hall managed by the Colorado Symphony Association.

Sat 2/7/15 8:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Wailers Play Legend


The Animated Orchestra
2014/15 Family Series
The Animated Orchestra

Wes Kenney, conductor
Denver Young Artists Orchestra

The Colorado Symphony and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra come to life in a program featuring composer Gregory Smith’s newest work, The Animated Orchestra. This exciting piece features a narrator and engages the audience in a playful cartoon storyline. This program will also highlight the extraordinary talent of the DYAO and will delight audiences of all ages.

Sun 2/8/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Animated Orchestra


Puccini's <i>Tosca</i>
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Puccini's Tosca

Andrew Litton, conductor
Takesha Meshe Kizart, Tosca
Carl Tanner, Cavaradossi
Stephen Powell, Scarpia
Gabriel Preisser, Angelotti & Jailer
Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director
Semi-staged production

PUCCINI Tosca

Music Director Andrew Litton returns to the podium for one of the best-known operas ever written. With a cast led by renowned soprano Takesha Meshe Kizart this performance is semi-staged with minimal set and props. You’ll enjoy an intimate, personal, mesmerizing production that puts the musicians of the Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus in the spotlight.

Fri 2/13/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Puccini's Tosca
Sat 2/14/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Puccini's Tosca
Sun 2/15/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Puccini's Tosca


Rufus Wainwright with the Colorado Symphony

As singer, songwriter, author, composer, and even screen actor (Scorsese’s The Aviator), Rufus Wainwright has carved out his own singular place in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance, and film. But he’s best known as the man Elton John referred to as “the greatest songwriter on the planet,” one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. Rufus Wainwright brings his incomparable voice to Boettcher Hall for a one-night-only performance with your Colorado Symphony.

Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 13th at 10:00am.

Wed 2/18/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rufus Wainwright with the Colorado Symphony


The Art of the Dance: Tango
2014/15 Inside The Score
The Art of the Dance: Tango

Pablo Ziegler, piano

Pianist and composer Pablo Ziegler built his astounding reputation in the tango world as the pianist for Astor Piazzola. The rich culture and history of Tango will be brought to life by his trio and the Colorado Symphony. This concert will have you dancing in the aisles!

Fri 2/20/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Art of the Dance: Tango


An Evening of Romance with Jim Brickman presented by Arrow Electronics

Scott O’Neil, conductor

Two-time Grammy® nominee and multi-platinum recording artist Jim Brickman is America’s piano sensation. Experience the romantic sounds of this hit-maker’s pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations.

Sat 2/21/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall An Evening of Romance with Jim Brickman presented by Arrow Electronics


The American Festival: Part I
2014/15 Masterworks Series
The American Festival: Part I

Andrew Litton, conductor
Bil Jackson, clarinet
William Wolfram, piano

KEVIN PUTS Two Mountain Scenes
KEVIN PUTS Clarinet Concerto
BERNSTEIN The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2

Former principal clarinetist Bil Jackson kicks off The American Festival, showcasing masters who have created, perfected and expanded the American idiom in symphonic music. This program celebrates the work of living composer Kevin Puts and Bernstein’s iconic The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2, titled after W.H. Auden’s poem of the same name.

The Colorado Symphony partners with Colorado Public Radio to live stream some performances throughout the season. The February 28th performance will be streamed starting at 7:30pm. Click here to visit CPR.org to listen!

Sat 2/28/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The American Festival: Part I
Sun 3/1/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The American Festival: Part I


Symphony at the Movies: West Side Story presented by Arrow Electronics

Scott O’Neil, conductor

Experience Leonard Bernstein’s musical masterpiece and electrifying score live, while the re-mastered film is shown in high definition with original vocals and dialogue.

Sat 3/7/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphony at the Movies: West Side Story presented by Arrow Electronics
Sun 3/8/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphony at the Movies: West Side Story presented by Arrow Electronics


The American Festival: Part II
2014/15 Masterworks Series
The American Festival: Part II

Andrew Litton, conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

GERSHWIN Cuban Overture, “Rhumba”
BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14
ALBERT RiverRun

Anne Akiko Meyers brilliantly performs Barber’s Violin Concerto, one of the most frequently performed concertos of the 20th century. Andrew Litton leads Stephen Albert’s RiverRun to close the performance with its lush, dramatic symphonic music.

The Colorado Symphony partners with Colorado Public Radio to live stream some performances throughout the season. The March 13th performance will be streamed starting at 7:30pm. Click here to visit CPR.org to listen!

Fri 3/13/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The American Festival: Part II
Sat 3/14/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The American Festival: Part II
Sun 3/15/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The American Festival: Part II


The Chieftains
Colorado Symphony Presents
The Chieftains

Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are now recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.

Colorado Symphony Presents concerts may not feature the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Members. These are presentation concerts only at Boettcher Concert Hall managed by the Colorado Symphony Association.

Sun 3/15/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Chieftains


Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock
Colorado Symphony Presents
Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock

In 1978, jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea toured together, playing alone as an acoustic piano duo. (Which surprised the music world at the peak of the jazz-rock fusion era; both were alums of seminal Miles Davis bands.) Both of them released double albums drawn from those live tour performances: Hancock’s called An Evening with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert; Corea’s titled CoreaHancock. The two haven’t recorded together since, but they have reunited for acclaimed duo concert appearances.

Colorado Symphony Presents concerts may not feature the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Members. These are presentation concerts only at Boettcher Concert Hall managed by the Colorado Symphony Association.

Wed 3/18/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock


So Percussion
2014/15 Inside The Score
So Percussion

Scott O’Neil, conductor

Since coming together at the Yale School of Music in 1999, So Percussion has been creating music that is at turns raucous and touching, barbarous and heartfelt. This concert will feature David Lang’s piece, man-made, written for So Percussion. Don’t miss this exciting evening devoted to the world of percussion!

Fri 3/20/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall So Percussion
Sat 3/21/15 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall So Percussion


Magic Circle Mime Company: Peter and the Wolf

The Prokofiev classic becomes an exciting theatrical and musical experience in this fifty-minute production. The narration is replaced by movement and the concert hall becomes the scene of action as the conductor’s assistant (Peter) tries to capture a vicious wolf that threatens orchestra and audience alike. With the help of the musicians, good triumphs over evil and the concert ends in victorious celebration.

Sun 3/22/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Magic Circle Mime Company: Peter and the Wolf


World Premiere: William Hill’s The Raven
2014/15 Masterworks Series
World Premiere: William Hill’s The Raven

David Lockington, conductor
Peter Cooper, oboe
Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director

ERIC EWAZEN Down a River of Time
STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1919)
WILLIAM HILL The Raven

The Suite from The Firebird is one of Stravinsky’s most popular work featuring lush musical colors. Don’t miss the world premiere of Colorado Symphony Principal Timpanist William Hill’s homage to Edgar Allan Poe’s, The Raven, featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus.

Fri 3/27/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall World Premiere: William Hill’s The Raven
Sat 3/28/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall World Premiere: William Hill’s The Raven


Natasha Paremski Plays Brahms
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Natasha Paremski Plays Brahms

Douglas Boyd, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

WEBERN Fünf Sätze (Five Movements) for Orchestra, Op. 5
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

An examination of the First and Second Viennese Schools of composition, this program brings back Natasha Paremski on the piano playing her personal and audience favorite, Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1. The evening opens with a unique strings-only first half, featuring Schoenberg’s Verklerte Nacht, often regarded as the most beautiful work of the abstract expressionist movement.

Fri 4/10/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Natasha Paremski Plays Brahms
Sat 4/11/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Natasha Paremski Plays Brahms
Sun 4/12/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Natasha Paremski Plays Brahms


Symphonic Firsts and Yumi Hwang-Williams
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Symphonic Firsts and Yumi Hwang-Williams

Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin

HAYDN Symphony No. 1 in D major
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Cristian Macelaru, currently assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, makes his Colorado Symphony debut. Concertmaster Yumi-Hwang Williams performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, one of the most important works of the violin concerto repertoire.

Fri 4/17/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphonic Firsts and Yumi Hwang-Williams
Sat 4/18/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphonic Firsts and Yumi Hwang-Williams
Sun 4/19/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphonic Firsts and Yumi Hwang-Williams


Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass - Dweezilla on the Road

For the price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa.

Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy." It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert.

Tickets to Zappa Plays Zappa must be purchased separately to attend the performance. For more details, please click here.

Thu 4/23/15 2:30PM General Admission Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass - Dweezilla on the Road


Zappa Plays Zappa
Colorado Symphony Presents
Zappa Plays Zappa

Growing up in the Zappa family home, Dweezil Zappa marveled at his father's virtuoso skills as a composer and guitarist. After his father's passing he was inspired to do something to honor his father. Feeling as though there was a generational gap and a fair amount of public confusion as to what his father's music really was, Dweezil set about creating an opportunity for music fans to make a new discovery. Not satisfied with the generic journalistic descriptions that had been applied over the years or the accidental default association of "novelty act" he earned by way of the casual radio exposure of songs like "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" and "Valley Girl," Dweezil Zappa decided it was time for a change. He wanted to expose core fans as well as a potential new generation of fans to his father's compositions in a way that would give them a balanced perspective of the totality of Frank Zappa's work. If Zappa Plays Zappa was to become a conduit for a new generation of people discovering Frank Zappa's music then Dweezil wanted to do his best so that very little could be lost in translation.

Enhance your experience by attending the Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass - Dweezilla on the Road prior to the performance. For more details, please click here.

Colorado Symphony Presents concerts may not feature the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Members. These are presentation concerts only at Boettcher Concert Hall managed by the Colorado Symphony Association.

Thu 4/23/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Zappa Plays Zappa


The New School of Composition
2014/15 Inside The Score
The New School of Composition

Scott O’Neil, conductor

Join us for an exploration of today’s fast-rising stars in the composition world. Come see an evening featuring Tracy Silverman performing Nico Muhly’s concerto for Electric Violin, Seeing is Believing, and other works by today’s most innovative composers. Discover what makes these composers unique, exciting and unforgettable.

Fri 4/24/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The New School of Composition


Mahler Symphony No. 5
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Mahler Symphony No. 5

Andrew Litton, conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99
MAHLER Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 is an intense, alluring work that is at times sublime and haunting. Music Director Andrew Litton is joined by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, often regarded as the champion of this great work. The program closes with one of Mahler’s most popular symphonies creating an experience that is simultaneously powerful and emotional.

Thu 4/30/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 5
Fri 5/1/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 5
Sun 5/3/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 5


Victor Wooten’s Concerto for Electric Bass

Scott O’Neil, conductor
Victor Wooten, electric bass

PAT METHENY/ O’NEIL First Circle
PAT METHENY/ O’NEIL Minuano
JOSEPH SCHWANTNER New Morning for the World
CONNI ELLISOR/VICTOR WOOTENThe Bass Whisperer - Concerto for Electric Bass and Orchestra

Five- time Grammy Award winner and long-time member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Victor Wooten joins the Colorado Symphony in a program you won’t want to miss. Wooten breaks new ground with his Concerto for Electric Bass, only being premiered by a select group of orchestras. The evening will also showcase Scott O’Neil’s talent for orchestration in the first half of the program. The Colorado Symphony is also thrilled to collaborate with Wonderbound as they take the stage at Boettcher Concert Hall in this eclectic program.

Sat 5/9/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Victor Wooten’s Concerto for Electric Bass
Sun 5/10/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Victor Wooten’s Concerto for Electric Bass


The Art of the Baroque
2014/15 Inside The Score
The Art of the Baroque

Joseph Swensen, conductor/ violin

Internationally acclaimed musician Joseph Swenson conducts the orchestra from the violin as the Colorado Symphony presents Bach’s complete Brandenburg concerti, six instrumental works that defi ne the Baroque era. This program will feature many of the Colorado Symphony’s own musicians as they step into the spotlight for solo appearances.

Please note: This will be a two-part program with intermission).

Fri 5/15/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Art of the Baroque


Bobby McFerrin Sings and Conducts Gershwin presented by Arrow Electronics

The matchless vocal improviser with a breathtaking range hits Boettcher Concert Hall with his fresh interpretations of George and Ira Gershwin’s music.

Sat 5/16/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bobby McFerrin Sings and Conducts Gershwin presented by Arrow Electronics


Bronfman Plays Beethoven
2014/15 Masterworks Series
Bronfman Plays Beethoven

Andrew Litton, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Alan Opie, baritone
Colorado Symphony Chorus; Duain Wolfe, director

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Overture to The Wasps
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
WALTON Belshazzar’s Feast

The Colorado Symphony closes its season in a grand fashion with William Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. The highlight of this final celebration of the Colorado Symphony Chorus’ 30th anniversary year, is one of the most passionate, dramatic, and chilling pieces written for Chorus and Orchestra. This powerful evening of music also features one of the greatest pianists, Yefim Bronfman, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

The Colorado Symphony partners with Colorado Public Radio to live stream some performances throughout the season. The May 22nd performance will be streamed starting at 7:30pm. Click here to visit CPR.org to listen!

Fri 5/22/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bronfman Plays Beethoven
Sat 5/23/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bronfman Plays Beethoven
Sun 5/24/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bronfman Plays Beethoven


Turn Over the Keys
Colorado Symphony Presents
Turn Over the Keys

In this innovative program, the Colorado Symphony turns over the keys to Boettcher to artists from Denver’s thriving local music scene to create a varied and original program of new music. Local musicians and bands (to be announced) will have access to the world-class talent of the Colorado Symphony to create original arrangements, culminating in a truly unique concert.

Colorado Symphony Presents concerts may not feature the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Members. These are presentation concerts only at Boettcher Concert Hall managed by the Colorado Symphony Association.

Thu 5/28/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Turn Over the Keys


A Weekend of Star Wars
2014/15 Pops Series
A Weekend of Star Wars

Your Colorado Symphony presents an epic weekend of music celebrating a galaxy far, far away. Returning by popular demand this concert weekend is filled with music from the world of Star Wars and classical favorites spanning the Milky Way. Diving deeper than ever before into the Star Wars musical repertoire, prepare for a weekend that'll take you on the greatest adventure this side of the Mos Eisley Cantina! Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops you'll love this annual tradition sharing in the love of cosplay and the music that defined a culture.

Fri 5/29/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Weekend of Star Wars
Sat 5/30/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Weekend of Star Wars