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A Colorado Christmas
2015/16 Holiday Series
A Colorado Christmas

Andres Lopera, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, director

The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall in this annual Christmas spectacular. This season's celebration focuses on the music and magic of the season, showcasing the Colorado Symphony's annual collaboration with the Colorado Children's Chorale and the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who's naughty and who's nice in preparation for the big night.

Fri 12/11/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/12/15 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/12/15 6:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sun 12/13/15 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas

Jackie Evancho Sings Holiday Hits & More
2015/16 Spotlight Series
Jackie Evancho Sings Holiday Hits & More

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Jackie Evancho, vocalist

At just 10 years old, Jackie Evancho first appeared on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 singing soprano pieces that won her second place overall in the contest. From there, she started performing around the world. Now at 15 years old, Evancho is preparing to release her third standalone album called “Awakening” on September 23 coinciding with an international tour.

For her performance with the Colorado Symphony on December 15, Evancho will perform some of the most memorable classics of the season as well as other unique pieces sure to make for a festive concert. Evancho has a gained acclaim for her holiday concerts, including participating in the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. in 2012, where she sang in-front of President Obama.

Tue 12/15/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Jackie Evancho Sings Holiday Hits & More

Handel's <i>Messiah</i>
2015/16 Holiday Series
Handel's Messiah

Duain Wolfe, conductor
Mary Wilson, soprano
Corrie Stallings, mezzo
Derek Chester, tenor
Andrew Garland, bass
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

Experience the full majesty of Handel’s masterpiece – one of the most revered oratorios of all time – when the Colorado Symphony and Chorus exalt Messiah skyward to soaring new heights. Colorado Symphony Chorus Director Duain Wolfe takes the podium to lead this soul-stirring holiday classic.

On Sunday, December 20, join us for the return of the Messiah Sing-Along! After over a decade, here is your chance to sing-along with the renowned Colorado Symphony Chorus for Handel’s glorious masterpiece and truly be a part of the holiday spirit. Come one, come all and join the orchestra and chorus for this specially priced Sunday concert, $25 for adults and $10 for children.

Fri 12/18/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah
Sat 12/19/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah
Sun 12/20/15 1:00PM General Admission Handel's Messiah Sing-Along

Holiday Brass at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Brian Buerkle, conductor
Colorado Symphony Brass and Percussion
DiLORENZO Luminosity
TRADITIONAL Christmas Around the World
GABRIELI O Magnum Mysterium
BRUCKNER Christus factus est
WARLOCK Capriol Suite
IRVING BERLIN Holiday Inn Suite
TRADITIONAL Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
TRADITIONAL Little Drummer Boy
POLA /WYLE It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
TRADITIONAL O Come, O Come Emmanuel
TRADITIONAL Holly and the Ivy
KENT/GANNON I’ll Be Home for Christmas
DiLORENZO 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
MARKS Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride

The Colorado Symphony presents its fourth annual Holiday Brass with two performances at the beautiful Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, led by guest conductor Brian Buerkle. Come celebrate the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal favorites, featuring traditional carols, classical favorites, jazz transcriptions, and music from beloved holiday movies and TV specials. Make your holiday season bright by joining the Colorado Symphony Brass in an unforgettable program that hits all of the right Yuletide notes.

Fri 12/18/15 7:30PM Montview Presbyterian Church Holiday Brass at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Sun 12/20/15 5:00PM Montview Presbyterian Church Holiday Brass at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Symphony at the Movies: <i>Home Alone</i>
2015/16 Holiday Series
Symphony at the Movies: Home Alone

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the holiday classic, Home Alone, with your Colorado Symphony! The concert event features renowned composer John Williams' charming and delightful score performed live as the film is screened on large suspended screens. 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.

Tue 12/22/15 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphony at the Movies: Home Alone

A Night in Vienna
2015/16 Holiday Series
A Night in Vienna

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Michael Gundzik, guest conductor

STRAUSS  Thunder and Lightning Polka
LEHÁR Gold and Silver Waltz 
COPLAND Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo (Mvt. 3, 4)
STRAUSS Feuerfest! Polka (Anvil Polka)
ANDERSON The Typewriter 
STRAUSS Wiener Blut ('Viennese Blood/Spirit') Waltz
SUPPÉ Light Cavalry March
GLAZUNOV Concert Waltz No. 1
SIBELIUS Valse triste
STRAUSS Champagne Polka  
STRAUSS  The Blue Danube

Start your New Year's celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony's annual presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes, and marches. The festive performance is the perfect sendoff to 2015 – and the early start time ensures that you won't miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks!

Thu 12/31/15 6:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Night in Vienna