Event Listings



Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41

Markus Stenz, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
SIBELIUS Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, "Jupiter"

This convivial concert brims with music as a celebration of life. Mozart’s final Symphony No. 41 — also known as “Jupiter” — is jubilant and vibrantly atmospheric, and was deemed by Woody Allen as something that makes “life worth living.” Wagner drew upon birdsong and sunrise to honor the birth of his son and namesake of the bucolic Siegfried Idyll, which is followed by violinist Karen Gomyo glorifying Sibelius’ decadent and gleaming Violin Concerto in D minor.

Fri 11/3/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41
Sat 11/4/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41
Sun 11/5/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41


LISTEN/HEAR 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down

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

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

Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon 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.

→ 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!

Thu 11/9/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall LISTEN/HEAR 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down


Ravel's Bolero & Edgar Meyer Colorado Premiere

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Edgar Meyer, bass/composer

TURINA Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22
EDGAR MEYER New work to be announced
BOTTESINI Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B minor
RAVEL Boléro

Written for orchestra with a title to be announced, the highlighted piece for the evening marks world-renowned bassist Edgar Meyer’s Colorado premiere of his first orchestral composition. Meyer is also the featured soloist on Bottesini’s Concerto for Double Bass No. 2. Spanish born Turina’s Danzas fantásticas adds a lively flair to open the evening, while audience favorite, Ravel’s Boléro, concludes the affair to leave you simply spellbound.

Sat 11/11/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Ravel's Bolero & Edgar Meyer Colorado Premiere


Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski

Andrew Litton, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

LIADOV The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100

Natasha Paremski graces the stage once more to artfully present Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. This piece is as elegant as it is foreboding: it’s considered one of the most technically challenging classical piano concertos, and is approached by even the most accomplished pianists with trepidation. Prokofiev’s delightful Symphony No. 5 is a cheerful cap to a night of dazzling Russian virtuosity, interpreted and conducted by famed Colorado Symphony Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton.

Fri 11/17/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski
Sat 11/18/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski
Sun 11/19/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski


All Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3, Op.72a
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major. Op. 60

Jeffrey Kahane, former Music Director of the Colorado Symphony, returns to join Music Director Brett Mitchell onstage in this season’s rendition of our annual All-Beethoven weekend. Kahane, who is lauded for his exquisite piano work and legacy of leadership at the Colorado Symphony, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, a musician favorite. Leonore and Symphony No. 4 boast of Beethoven’s range as a composer, from his dark and brooding moods through his playful ornamentation and triumphant bravado. The symphony will shine at the hands of Mitchell and Kahane!

Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 12/2/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 12/3/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall All Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell


Handel's Messiah
2017/18 Holiday
Handel's Messiah

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Layla Claire, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo
John Tessier, tenor
Timothy Jones, baritone
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

HANDEL Messiah

Experience the full majesty of Handel’s masterpiece — one of the most revered oratorios of all time — when Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to exalt Messiah to new heights.

Fri 12/8/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah
Sat 12/9/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Handel's Messiah


A Colorado Christmas
2017/18 Holiday
A Colorado Christmas

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite songs this December. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated live from stage, will put a smile on your face and set a festive tone for this treasured holiday program, and you won’t want to miss other favorite works like “Sleigh Ride,” “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker, and more! This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols, highlights from our popular production of Too Hot to Handel with a chance to sing along to a few of your favorite “Frozen” winter tunes. 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 12/15/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sat 12/16/17 6:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas
Sun 12/17/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Colorado Christmas


Holiday Brass Returns to Boettcher Concert Hall

Brian Buerkle, conductor
Colorado Symphony Brass

Holiday Brass returns to Boettcher Concert Hall this holiday season! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass in a resounding program of seasonal favorites. 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, you are sure to start your Holiday season off right by joining the Colorado Symphony Brass in an exciting program you’ll never forget.

Wed 12/20/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Holiday Brass Returns to Boettcher Concert Hall


Too Hot To Handel
2017/18 Holiday
Too Hot To Handel

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Cynthia Renee Saffron, soprano
Vaneese Thomas, mezzo
Lawrence Clayton, tenor
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

This exuberant jazz, gospel, and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah and returns by popular demand for the 2017 Holiday season! Featuring audience-favorite guest soloists and members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, this exhilarating night of music will have you rejoicing in the aisles.

Fri 12/22/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Too Hot To Handel
Sat 12/23/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Too Hot To Handel


A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

Christopher Dragon, conductor
John Sipher, trombone
Julie Duncan Thornton, piccolo

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute
MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
SMETANA Three Dances from The Bartered Bride
~~Intermission~~
GARY SCHOCKER Piccolo Italiano
     Orch. Dianna Link
TOMASI Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra
~~Intermission~~
GERSHWIN Strike up the Band
PORTER Begin the Beguine
     Arr. Campbell-Watson
JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park
ANDERSON Syncopated Clock
JOHN WILLIAMS Main Title from Star Wars
SOUSA Stars And Stripes Forever

The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with its exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler! This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Trombone John Sipher and Piccolo Julie Duncan Thornton performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians!

Sat 1/13/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops


Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
2017/18 Classics
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Angelo Xiang Yu, violin

VIVALDI The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

Take a tour of the Italian countryside with Vivaldi’s perennial The Four Seasons and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, a “surround sound” frolic that takes the audience to breathtaking heights. These narrative pieces paint a fanciful portrait of Italy’s light and land, with one-to-watch violinist Angelo Xiang Yu debuting in Denver to carry you through the Seasons as featured soloist. Glimpse into the lively tradition of Roman Carnival, as told by Berlioz.

Fri 1/19/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
Sun 1/21/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons


Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé
2017/18 Classics
Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

DEBUSSY Syrinx
DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Five Images After Sappho
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet)

Music Director Brett Mitchell leads a night of le charme romantique just in time for Valentine’s Day! French masters divine beautiful music from Greek myths as the Colorado Symphony Chorus revels in Ravel’s romantic, virtuosic ballet Daphnis et Chloé, while Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun tells the risqué tale of a thwarted, woodland tryst. Soprano Jessica Rivera, deemed “rapturous” by the LA Times, lends her exquisite voice to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Five Images After Sappho, inspired by the ancient Greek poet’s enigmatic and incomplete writings. Be still, our coeurs.

Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé
Sat 2/3/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé
Sun 2/4/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé


John Williams: An American Journey

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Justin Bartels, trumpet
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin
Jason Shafer, clarinet

The illustrious career of composer John Williams has taken us to a galaxy far, far away and captured our imagination beyond measure. Celebrate his birthday week with us as we take you on a journey through compositions you may find familiar and others that will be brand new to your ears.

Williams composed the soundtracks to some of the world’s most treasured films and is also well-known as a prolific composer for music beyond the borders of the silver screen. This evening showcases the profound effect these scores have on our listening experience. Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams performs the “Three Pieces” from Schindler’s List, and additional soloists on the program include the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet Jason Shafer performing “Viktor’s Tale” from The Terminal and Principal Trumpet Justin Bartels performing the Theme from J.F.K.

Fri 2/9/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall John Williams: An American Journey
Sat 2/10/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall John Williams: An American Journey


Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s primal The Rite of Spring is renowned for inciting a riot at its 1913 Paris debut. The causes are still debated — was it the eccentric asymmetry of the music or Nijinsky’s shocking choreography? — and the escalation often exaggerated (objects may have been thrown at the musicians, and a bald man’s head was allegedly drummed upon). Nonetheless, this can’t-miss master work radically changed twentieth-century composition. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Kirill Gerstein, completes a program of distinctly Russian flair conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell.

Fri 2/16/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Sat 2/17/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Sun 2/18/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring


LISTEN/HEAR 102 — Anything But Innocent: The Hard-Core Romantics

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Austin Fisher, cello

BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
MUSSORGSKY A Night on Bald Mountain
DVORÁK Silent Woods
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
TCHAIKOVSKY No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique:” III. Allegro molto vivace

Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon and Assistant Principal Cello Austin Fisher undress the overpowering sounds of Beethoven, Wagner, and more masters of the mesmerizing Romantic period.

→ 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!

Thu 2/22/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall LISTEN/HEAR 102 — Anything But Innocent: The Hard-Core Romantics


Red Carpet Rewind: Celebration of the Music of the Academy Awards

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Devin DeSantis, vocalist
Claude Sim, violin

Lights, Camera, ACTION! The sounds from the silver screen fill the concert hall in this special evening centered around the celebration of the greatest works of film. We honor the scores that were nominated or won Academy Awards® in this red carpet affair that features our very own Colorado Symphony Associate Concertmaster Claude Sim performing The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra. Devin DeSantis also returns to perform, assuring that by the end of the evening, you’ll be seeing stars.

Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Red Carpet Rewind: Celebration of the Music of the Academy Awards


Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

KILAR Orawa
LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 23

Denver favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for an incomparable performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony through works by two Polish composers who could very nearly steal the stage from the Russian great. Lutoslawski’s capricious Concerto for Orchestra illuminates every section of the Symphony, creating an orchestra of soloists. Its big sound and contrasting moods are set off by the driving energy of Kilar’s Orawa, which creates lush layers using strings.

Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern
Sun 3/4/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern


Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5

Andrew Litton, conductor
Zhang Zuo, piano

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 58, "Emperor"
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11 in G major, Op. 103, "The Year 1905"

Roll over Beethoven: the Colorado Symphony has corralled electrifying pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) to perform the composer’s vigorous and demanding Piano Concerto No. 5. Zee Zee, dubbed “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” by Chinese Gramophone, is just the firebrand to live up to the wiles of the majestic “Emperor” concerto. Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton will lead the orchestra in Shostakovich’s massive, volatile Symphony No. 11 — a powerful piece full of moody contrasts — for a night of explosive and energizing masterworks.

Fri 3/16/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5
Sat 3/17/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5
Sun 3/18/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5


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

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!

Fri 4/6/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton
Sat 4/7/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton
Sun 4/8/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton


LISTEN/HEAR 103 — The American Voice

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

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!

Thu 4/12/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall LISTEN/HEAR 103 — The American Voice


Wagner: The Ring Without Words

Brett Mitchell, conductor

WAGNER arr. Maazel The Ring without Words

Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. In this unique treatment created by conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through the fundamental sequences of Wagner’s Ring cycle in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. (Mitchell will describe the leitmotifs in a musical demonstration at the top of the concert, preceding a condensed performance without words.) This is an illuminating and rare performance of The Ring that will resonate with all audiences.

Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Wagner: The Ring Without Words
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Wagner: The Ring Without Words
Sun 4/22/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Wagner: The Ring Without Words


Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
MOZART Piano Overture No. 21 in C major, K. 467
FAURE Pavane, Op. 50
POULENC Gloria

Conductor Ken-David Masur opens this evening with Mozart’s sprightly Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, then leads pianist Orion Weiss and the Colorado Symphony in performing Mozart’s tranquil Piano Concerto No. 21, often called “Elvira Madigan” due to the use of its well-known Andante in the film of the same name. The concerto is well-matched with Fauré’s stately and soothing Pavane, while Poulenc’s reverent, spirited Gloria — featuring Susanna Phillips and the Colorado Symphony Chorus — concludes this blissful collection of symphonic music.

Fri 5/11/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21
Sat 5/12/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21
Sun 5/13/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21


LISTEN/HEAR 104 — Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Basil Vendryes, viola

VIVIAN FUNG Launch!
GABRIELA LENA FRANK “Mestizo Waltz” from Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra
OWEN PALLETT Five Women
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst for String Orchestra
ANDREW NORMAN Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash
MASON BATES Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Special guest conductor Edwin Outwater conducts a program of four modern composers well worth a listen. Principal Violist Basil Vendryes tackles an incredible piece for viola and orchestra by Owen Pallett titled Five Women. The orchestra then navigates the beauty and mystique of five other feature works throughout the evening! Mason Bates’ spectacular Anthology of Fantastic Zoology is the centerpiece of the evening. This half-hour work involves no electricity — at least not the kind coming from an outlet on stage! But in this vivid setting, the psychedelic bestiary teems with strange creatures and wild sonic effects. It’s a must-see evening of the season!

→ 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!

Thu 5/17/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall LISTEN/HEAR 104 — Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice


Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
BERNSTEIN Serenade (After Plato's Symposium)
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"

Your Colorado Symphony marks the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a program highlighting the maestro as both composer and conductor. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through Bernstein’s spirited Overture to Candide, then showcases Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams’ artistry in Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium), a violin concerto in all but name. Finally, to honor Bernstein’s lifelong study and reverence of Gustav Mahler, we will cap off our Classics season with the flourish it deserves: a performance of Mahler’s aptly named “Titan” Symphony — a gripping work of unceasing energy performed by the full orchestra.

Fri 5/25/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler
Sat 5/26/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler
Sun 5/27/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler