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Inside the Score: Shakespeare Festival - Colorado Symphony Chorus

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

The Bard of Avon inspired some of the world’s greatest music for the stage and concert hall. Duain Wolfe leads the Colorado Symphony and Chorus in a musical exploration of Shakespeare’s most captivating lines and characters as portrayed in the music of Vaughan Williams, Verdi, Berlioz, and other composers who were caught up in the power of his “music of the spheres.”

FRY Shakespeare Fanfare
PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 - Mvmt. 1
FRY To Dream Again
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music
VERDI Macbeth: Witches Chorus ACT III
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Over Hill, Over Dale
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream: No. 3
HARRISON I Know a Bank
DEAK Prolougue to the Rustics' Play
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night's Dream: Finale
FRY If we shadows have offended
VERDI Macbeth: Patria oppressa
QUILTER Blow, blow thou winter wind
RUTTER Blow, blow thou winter wind
JANS Chimes at Midnight
WALTON Henry V: Agincourt Song

Fri 3/11/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Inside the Score: Shakespeare Festival - Colorado Symphony Chorus


Inside the Score: An Evening of Chamber Music

Chamber music originated with small-scale orchestras designed to fit in an intimate palace chamber, but its evolution into its contemporary forms would shock the monarchy right out of its bejeweled boots. This evening provides an introduction to and examination of chamber music with both performance and discussion showcasing the musicians of the Colorado Symphony in a new light.

Fri 4/8/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Inside the Score: An Evening of Chamber Music


Inside Dvorák Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Join Associate Conductor, Christopher Dragon as he leads this informative discussion behind Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9. Popularly known as the “New World Symphony”, the work was influenced by the rhythms of Native American music, African-American spirituals, and the wide-open spaces Dvorák encountered on a trip to Iowa in the early 1890s.

Sun 10/16/16 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Inside Dvorák Symphony No. 9 "From The New World"


Inside Symphonic Firsts
2016/17 Inside The Score
Inside Symphonic Firsts

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Join Associate Conductor, Christopher Dragon as he leads this informative discussion behind Symphonic firsts and their impact not only on the composer but the listening world they were intended to impact.

Sun 1/22/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Inside Symphonic Firsts


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

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Associate Conductor, Christopher Dragon leads the final of our three Inside series of concerts focusing this informative discussion on the masterpiece: Symphony No. 4, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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