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Sierra Boggess in Concert
2015/16 Pops Series
Sierra Boggess in Concert

Andres Lopera, conductor
Sierra Boggess, vocalist
Summer Boggess, cello
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

Denver native and Colorado Children's Chorale alumnus Sierra Boggess is best known for her Broadway debut originating the role of Ariel in the 2007 The Little Mermaid. Boggess has also been a Broadway mainstay for the last decade performing in Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Ever After, and other musicals. It's easy to hear why: Her enchanting, soaring vocals hit all of the right notes. For this Valentine's Day weekend concert, Boggess will sing a number of the tunes that made her a superstar, accompanied by the orchestra and Colorado Children's Chorale.


Igudesman & Joo conduted by Andrew Litton: BIG Nightmare Music

Andrew Litton, conductor
Aleksey Igudesman, violin
Hyung-ki Joo, piano

Nearly 40 million YouTube hits have turned the inspired lunacy of musicians Igudesman & Joo into an Internet and international sensation.

Imagine the anarchy of South Park and the Marx Brothers mashed up with the musical virtuosity of pianist Lang Lang and violinist Nigel Kennedy. If Trey Parker and Matt Stone played the violin and piano, if Penn and Teller performed music instead of magic and if Seth Macfarlane had a twin, they would be the brilliantly outrageous Igudesman & Joo. That doesn’t come close to describing the duo gifted with astonishing musical and comic talents who use pop culture, comedy, music and slapstick to shred the classics for fun.

Sat 2/27/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Igudesman & Joo conduted by Andrew Litton: BIG Nightmare Music


An Evening with Wonderbound
2015/16 Pops Series
An Evening with Wonderbound

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Wonderbound

TCHAIKOVSKY excerpts from Sleeping Beauty
TCHAIKOVSKY excerpts from Swan Lake
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

The Colorado Symphony is excited to welcome Wonderbound to Boettcher Concert Hall for this one-of-a-kind performance that features choreography by Garrett Ammon to Tchaikovsky’s scores Serenade for Strings and selections from Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. This latest collaboration between two of Denver’s most avant garde and innovative ensembles showcases the diversity of symphonic music and modern dance.

Sat 3/12/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall An Evening with Wonderbound


A Symphonic Tribute to Mel Brooks
2015/16 Pops Series
A Symphonic Tribute to Mel Brooks

Andres Lopera, conductor
Devin DeSantis, vocalist
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Mel Brooks needs no introduction. The comedy icon has left an indelible imprint on both film and stage, often with an assist from his longtime musical collaborator, composer John Morris. This symphonic tribute to Brooks brings performances from Morris’ scores of films including Blazing Saddles as well as more recent music from the Broadway adaptations of The Producers and Young Frankenstein.

Sat 4/9/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Symphonic Tribute to Mel Brooks


A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con v3.0

Christopher Dragon, conductor

BAM! POW! CRASH! Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the concert hall, your Colorado Symphony returns with the third annual edition of A Symphonic Tribute To Comic Con rebooted to v3.0! This concert features your favorite scores from superhero-tinged movies, television, and video games. Whether you’re a Wolverine diehard or a fan of The Flash, costumes and cosplay are heartily encouraged.

Photo credit: Jim Mimna.

Fri 5/6/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con v3.0


The Second City Guide to the Symphony

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Second City
Jeffrey Biegel, piano
Program featuring the premiere of PDQ BACH’s "Concerto for VERY Grand Piano"

Our comedy and classical fusion returns this fall with a special presentation featuring The Second City! “The Second City Guide to the Symphony” is a blend of original sketch comedy, new music and songs by Matthew Reid, and orchestral works by masters of classical music – including Mozart, Mahler, and Glinka. The show is a humorous celebration of the symphony orchestra, taking a satirical but loving look at the players, the repertoire, the composers, the personalities, and even the audience!

Sat 9/24/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Second City Guide to the Symphony


Movie at the Symphony: <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i>

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Special 35th Anniversary Celebration

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark… with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by your very own Colorado Symphony!

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

Raiders of the Lost Ark licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd and Paramount Pictures. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Fri 10/28/16 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Raiders of the Lost Ark


A Night of Pops: Tribute to Leroy Anderson

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Leroy Anderson is considered distinguished among composers for his expressive Pops orchestrations with audience favorites like Sleigh Ride, Blue Tango, The Typewriter, The Syncopated Clock, Bugler’s Holiday and Fiddle Faddle. Join us for an evening of superb musical works that capture the imagination with memorable, bright melodies and impeccably crafted scores.

Sat 1/14/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall A Night of Pops: Tribute to Leroy Anderson


Byron Stripling What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong

Andres Lopera, conductor
Byron Stripling, trumpet/vocals

Byron Stripling’s electrifying and heartfelt tribute to Louis Armstrong has become America’s most popular orchestral Pops program. With his engaging rapport, smooth vocals and virtuosic trumpet technique, Byron dazzles audiences across the globe. Musical hits from the Armstrong songbook include, “What a Wonderful World”, “Mack the Knife”, “Ain’t Misbehavin”, “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans”, “Hello Dolly,” and “Basin Street Blues”. With his signature version of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In” to close the show, Byron celebrates the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong and leaves ’em dancing in the aisles!

Sat 2/11/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Byron Stripling What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong


Time for Three
2016/17 Pops Series
Time for Three

Christopher Dragon, conductor

TIME FOR THREE
Nikki Chooi, violin
Nick Kendall, violin
Ranaan Meyer, double bass

Time for Three is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. 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 as well as playing 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


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


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

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Dianne Reeves, vocals

The lush vocals, unparalleled improvisation and skilled lyric interpretations of Dianne Reeves make her a powerhouse of jazz and she has multiple GRAMMY® awards to prove it. Enjoy an evening of jazz as the legendary singer and University of Colorado graduate returns to Denver for a program featuring world premiere charts created just for us.

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