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Tyrant's Crush: Stewart Copeland with the Colorado Symphony

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Stewart Copeland, trapset

JOHN ADAMS The Chairman Dances
STRAVINSKY Suite from Pulcinella
STEWART COPELAND Tyrant's Crush
RAVEL La Valse

Best-known as the drummer for The Police, Stewart Copeland presents his remarkable composition with the Colorado Symphony, led by Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell.

Sat 2/25/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tyrant's Crush: Stewart Copeland with the Colorado Symphony


Shaolin Warriors: A Theatrical Production of Kung Fu and Zen

Presented in collaboration by Denver Arts & Venues and the Colorado Symphony Association*
*This presentation does not include a performance by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra Musicians.

Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors will return to the U.S., punching, kicking and tumbling in a spectacular, dynamic production.

Shaolin Warriors is a unique show performed by masters of Kung Fu. In this fully- choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement,and death-defying martial-arts prowess to stages throughout the world. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats one thought only possible in the movies.

Supported by stunning scenery, atmospheric music, spectacular lighting and costumes, Shaolin Warriors is the ultimate display of theatre and deadly physical prowess, and a “must-see” for adults and children alike.

Sun 2/26/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Shaolin Warriors: A Theatrical Production of Kung Fu and Zen


Brahms Conducted by the Dragon
2016/17 Masterworks Series
Brahms Conducted by the Dragon

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director/conductor

BRAHMS Nänie for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 82
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 F major, Op. 90

Join Christopher Dragon in his second season as Associate Conductor for the Colorado Symphony as he teams with pianist and former Colorado Symphony Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, who filled the post from 2005 to 2010. For his return to Denver, Kahane tackles the singular piano concerto of Robert Schumann. Leading off the program, the Brahms opener, Nanie -- that's German for funeral song -- is a meditation on mortality. After the dramatic start, Schumann's energetic and eclectic Piano Concerto provides some lightness, and the melodic masterwork that is Brahms' Symphony No. 3 follows.

Fri 3/3/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Conducted by the Dragon
Sat 3/4/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Conducted by the Dragon
Sun 3/5/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Conducted by the Dragon


Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions
2016/17 Geek Series
Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions

Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

“Young or old, your Poké journey begins and it’s glorious…Go experience this once in a lifetime event.” – iDigital Times

“Diehard fans will relish in seeing their beloved childhood memories played out in front of them.” –Game Music Online

“It’s something purely magical that you just need to experience firsthand.” – Hardcore Gamer

Don't miss this amazing opportunity to meet-up with friends to catch, battle, and trade Pokémon from your favorite games including:

Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue
Pokémon Yellow
Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver
Pokémon Crystal
Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire
Pokémon Emerald
Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl
Pokémon Platinum
Pokémon Black and Pokémon White
Pokémon X and Pokémon Y

*$1 of each ticket goes to supporting arts education programs.

©2016 Pokémon. ©1995–2016 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc. TM, ®, and character names are trademarks of Nintendo

Thu 3/9/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions


Time for Three
2016/17 Pops Series
Time for Three

Christopher Dragon, conductor

TIME FOR THREE
Charles Yang, violin
Nick Kendall, violin
Ranaan Meyer, double bass

Time for Three is a group that happily and infectiously defies any traditional genre classification. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, giving world premieres by Pulitzer Prize winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon. This group also plays originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.

Sat 3/11/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Time for Three


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
2016/17 Masterworks Series
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor
Vadim Gluzman, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY Marche Slave, Op. 31
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Dubbed "formidable," "technically assured," and "emotional," Brazilian-born Marcelo Lehninger makes his debut as guest conductor of the Colorado Symphony with violin soloist Vadim Gluzman. Lehninger, recently appointed Music Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, brings his diverse repertoire to the slate with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to begin and end the concert with Marche Slave and Symphony No. 4. In between is Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring Israeli-born Gluzman. The piece opens with hints of Russian folk music but swiftly transitions with Spanish flare and a nod to influences in the castanet-laden third movement. Marche Slave, or Serbo-Russian March, is an apt starter, a tone poem that was originally written to benefit injured Serbian veterans after the Serbo-Turkish War of 1876-78. The grand finale, Symphony No. 4, among Tchaikovsky's most popular works, is a meticulously structured meditation on fate in four movements.

Fri 3/17/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Sat 3/18/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


Inside Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
2016/17 Inside The Score
Inside Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra in the final of three Inside series of concerts focusing this informative discussion on Symphony No. 4, a masterpiece by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This is an abbreviated, educational presentation of the Fri/Sat Masterworks program: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Marcelo Lehninger.

Sun 3/19/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Inside Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4


2016/17 Beethoven and Brews
2016/17 Fundraising Events
2016/17 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 beverages are also available for purchase.

Tue 3/21/17 6:30PM Beethoven and Brews Beethoven and Brews with FATE Brewing Company
Thu 5/11/17 6:30PM Beethoven and Brews Beethoven and Brews with Left Hand Brewing Company


A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Sandy Cameron, violin
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Taylor Martin, assistant director

Live long and prosper with your Colorado Symphony's concert phenomenon, Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy! Forget what you think you know about this cosplay-encouraged night out; we're back with even more of your favorite scores! Expect the best superhero soundtracks from movies, television, and video games with special guests and laughter aplenty! If you're a Deadpool diehard or a diva of The Doctor, break out your costumes for this incredibly fun night out.

Fri 3/24/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy
Sat 3/25/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy


The Music of Michael Jackson
2016/17 Pops Series
The Music of Michael Jackson

Brent Havens, conductor
James Delisco, vocals

From his early years with the Jackson 5 to his mega-hit album Thriller and beyond, Michael Jackson stormed the music industry with hit after hit. Windborne's "Music of Michael Jackson" takes you through each era of this storied performer from "ABC," "I'll Be There" and "Got to Be There" through "Beat It," "Thriller," "Rock With You," "The Way You Make Me Feel" and many, many more. Join conductor Brent Havens and your Colorado Symphony for an evening filled with fabulous music spanning 40 years of Michael Jackson's influential and celebrated career!

Sat 4/1/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Music of Michael Jackson


A Symphonic Beauty and the Beast
2016/17 Family Series
A Symphonic Beauty and the Beast

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!

Sun 4/2/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Symphonic Beauty and the Beast


Petite Musique: <i>Buckaroo Jamboree</i>
2016/17 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree

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, Buckaroo Jamboree, will delight young children, teachers, and parents. 

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Music, Language Arts
COST $5 per child/adult
TIMES Two performances daily: 10am and 11:30am (45 minutes)

If you are purchasing tickets for a group of 20 or more, please fill out the reservation form here.

Reservation Form

All concert attendees require a ticket regardless of age

Tue 4/4/17 10:00AM Hampden Hall Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 4/4/17 11:30AM Hampden Hall Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 4/18/17 10:00AM Colorado Mountaineering Club Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 4/18/17 11:30AM Colorado Mountaineering Club Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 4/25/17 10:00AM The Aurora Fox Arts Center Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 4/25/17 11:30AM The Aurora Fox Arts Center Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 5/9/17 10:00AM Daniels Hall, Swallow Hill Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree
Tue 5/9/17 11:30AM Daniels Hall, Swallow Hill Petite Musique: Buckaroo Jamboree


Mozart Performed by Jason Shafer
2016/17 Masterworks Series
Mozart Performed by Jason Shafer

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Jason Shafer, clarinet

DUKAS La Péri, Poème dansé
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade, Op. 35

Principal Clarinetist Jason Shafer makes his debut as soloist performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved Clarinet Concerto. This work provides a showcase for the talents of Shafer, who joined the Symphony at the beginning of the 2013/14 season. One of Mozart's last works, it highlights the interplay between the orchestra and the clarinet soloist. The program concludes with Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov's inimitable Scheherazade. The 1888 work is a musical adaptation of "A Thousand and One Nights" (also known as The Arabian Nights), and the Middle Eastern influence is clear as it interprets the tales of Sinbad, the prince and princess, and a Baghdad festival. This fantastic performance is led by Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell, who takes the podium for this weekend of well-known works.

Fri 4/7/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart Performed by Jason Shafer
Sat 4/8/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart Performed by Jason Shafer
Sun 4/9/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart Performed by Jason Shafer


On the Beautiful Blue Danube
2016/17 Masterworks Series
On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Kevin John Edusei, conductor
Gabriel Preisser, narrator

J. STRAUSS On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
H.K. GRUBER Frankenstein!!
BRAHMS Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Old meets new with this orchestral triathalon of Austrian-influenced pieces—lead by world-renowned conductor Kevin John Edusei—shedding light on the development of Austrian cultural identity through music.

We begin the program with Johann Strauss, whose waltzes are as patriotic to Austrians as John Philip Sousa is to Americans. On the Beautiful Blue Danube is arguably the most famous, not to mention a perfect example of the natural beauty to be celebrating on Earth Day. In contrast, narrator and vocalist Gabriel Preisser will lead you through H.K. Gruber's Frankenstein!!—a contemporary, dark comedy touching all areas of culture from Viennese cabaret and classical music to folk and pop. Concluding the program is Austrian-born composer Arnold Schoenberg's orchestral arrangement of Brahms' moving and expressive Piano Quartet—a timeless piece written and arranged over 75 years apart.

Fri 4/21/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Sat 4/22/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall On the Beautiful Blue Danube


Movie at the Symphony: <i>E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial</i>

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by your Colorado Symphony in sync to the film projected live on screen!

Concert performance includes full screening of the live action feature film!

A.M.P.A.S.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Thu 4/27/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial


Bach <i>St. Matthew Passion</i>
2016/17 Masterworks Series
Bach St. Matthew Passion

Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Nicholas Phan, Evangelist
Hadleigh Adams, Jesus
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

J.S. BACH St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, first performed on Good Friday 1727, is widely considered one of the crowning artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Bach’s masterful musical interpretation of the Last Supper and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, puts chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew to music and spans 131 minutes. The Symphony’s production is unusual in that it is a full staging of the work with the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Featured tenor Nicholas Phan takes on the part of the Evangelist and baritone Hadleigh Adams performs the role of Jesus.
Don’t miss these performances: They are truly some of the most profound events of this season — or any other.

Fri 5/5/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bach St. Matthew Passion
Sun 5/7/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Bach St. Matthew Passion


MAYhem presented by the Colorado Symphony and Wonderbound

Wonderbound
Chimney Choir
Ian Cooke Band
Jesse Manley and His Band
Tom Hagerman

Denv?er contemporary ballet company Wonderbound returns for a third time to perform with your Colorado Symphony and special guests for an evening that will captivate and inspire. This eclectic program will feature orchestral works performed with the Colorado Symphony alongside Chimney Choir, Ian Cooke Band, Jesse Manley and His Band, and Tom Hagerman; each with a unique style, sound, and symphonic approach. As part of the evening, Wonderbound Dance Artists will perform excerpts from Artistic Director Garrett Ammon's productions, Boomtown, Gone West, Snow and Rock Ballets throughout the evening.

Fri 5/12/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall MAYhem presented by the Colorado Symphony and Wonderbound


Dianne Reeves In Concert
2016/17 Pops Series
Dianne Reeves In Concert

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Dianne Reeves, vocals

Denver's own five-time Grammy® Award-winning Dianne Reeves returns to Boettcher Concert Hall! Her lush vocals, unparalleled improvisation and skilled lyric interpretations make Dianne Reeves a powerhouse of jazz. Niece of former Colorado Symphony bassist Charlie Burrell, this George Washington High School graduate returns to the stage at Boettcher for another unforgettable performance.

Sat 5/13/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Dianne Reeves In Concert


Mahler Symphony No. 3 Conducted by Andrew Litton

Andrew Litton, conductor
Michelle deYoung, mezzo
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

MAHLER Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Andrew Litton takes the audience on a musical journey with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3. The 99-minute, six-movement masterpiece is a rare treat at Boettcher Concert Hall. Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, a vocalist with an international reputation, is a local favorite. DeYoung's credentials are impeccable: the 2003 recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony won Michelle a Grammy Award® for Best Classical Album. This one is sure to be the biggest (and best) performance you will see all spring!

Fri 5/19/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 3 Conducted by Andrew Litton
Sat 5/20/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 3 Conducted by Andrew Litton
Sun 5/21/17 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mahler Symphony No. 3 Conducted by Andrew Litton


Denver Made - Summer Porch Party at Leopold Bros. Distillery

Summer Porch Party is back! We're partnering up with Leopold Bros. Distillery for an evening filled with inspired cocktails, light bites, and a musical performance by a Colorado Symphony small ensemble. In addition to enjoying specialty Leopold Bros. cocktails, all attendees receive tasting samples of the Leopold Bros. portfolio (including over twenty spirits) and light hors d’oeuvres!

Thu 5/25/17 6:30PM Leopold Bros. Distillery Denver Made - Summer Porch Party at Leopold Bros. Distillery


The Music of Star Wars
2016/17 Geek Series
The Music of Star Wars

Christopher Dragon, conductor

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

Sat 5/27/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Music of Star Wars
Sun 5/28/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Music of Star Wars


Movie at the Symphony: <i>Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets</i>™ in Concert

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score live.

Continuing J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestselling and unforgettable Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™, in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™, cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when writing on the wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets™ has been opened.

The bewitching and incredible music composed by John Williams for these films became instant classics, conjuring swelling and soaring motifs as we continued the adventure of Harry Potter™ on his journeys and adventures through Hogwarts and 4 Privet Drive.

-Concert performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM!-

For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Sat 7/29/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Sun 7/30/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert


Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Renée Fleming

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

Join your Colorado Symphony and soprano Renée Fleming as we celebrate the appointment of Brett Mitchell as the new Music Director for your Colorado Symphony!

Sat 9/9/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony


Movie at the Symphony: <i>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</i>™ in Concert

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score live.

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™, it is Harry, Ron and Hermione’s third year at Hogwarts, and they meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry withstands soul-sucking Dementors, outsmarts a dangerous werewolf and deals with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

The bewitching and incredible music composed by John Williams for these films became instant classics, conjuring swelling and soaring motifs as we continued the adventure of Harry Potter™ on his journeys and adventures through Hogwarts and 4 Privet Drive.

-Concert performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM!-

For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Fri 1/5/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert
Sat 1/6/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert