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Side-by-Side with DYAO: 100 Year Celebration of the U.S. National Parks

Andres Lopera, conductor
Denver Young Artists Orchestra

The annual Colorado Symphony and Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) side-by-side celebrates 100 years of the U. S. National Parks Service with an exciting program highlighting the beauty of our great land. The DYAO will join the CSO on stage for Symphony No. 1: Formations by local composer and educator Jeffrey Nytch.

Sat 2/6/16 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Side-by-Side with DYAO: 100 Year Celebration of the U.S. National Parks


<i>Carnival of the Animals</i> and <i>The Story of Babar</i>

Andres Lopera, conductor

SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals
POULENC The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant

This performance deftly introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, with each movement depicting a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan. In The Story of Babar, Jean de Brunhoff’s popular children’s story of one little elephant’s epic rise from rags to riches is eloquently set to music by Francis Poulenc, truly a fantastic family experience for all ages.

Sun 3/13/16 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carnival of the Animals and The Story of Babar


Halloween Spooktacular
2016/17 Family Series
Halloween Spooktacular

A family tradition of the not-too-scary-sort, this concert features music from some of your favorite children's films as well as a few surprises! Be sure to dress up for the Halloween festivities and witness the zany costumes the Colorado Symphony musicians create. Some of our young concertgoers will be invited on stage to show off their costumes as well!

Sat 10/29/16 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Halloween Spooktacular


Drums of the World
2016/17 Family Series
Drums of the World

Colorado Symphony Percussionists

This popular annual family concert takes attendees on a musical trip around the globe. Drums of the World features your very own Colorado Symphony Percussionists playing rhythmic instruments new and old – it'll be everything but the kitchen sink! Don't forget to arrive early for pre-concert activities in the lobby!

Sun 11/27/16 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Drums of the World


<i>Peter and the Wolf</i>
2016/17 Family Series
Peter and the Wolf

Denver Young Artists Orchestra

Family-favorite, Peter and the Wolf is Prokofiev’s fantastical tale in which Peter and a myriad of unruly animals are brought to life by the instruments of the orchestra to tell a tale in which good triumphs over evil. The Prokofiev classic is becomes an exciting musical experience with live narration and surprises of all sorts!

Sun 2/12/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Peter and the Wolf


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

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. Music featured from Beauty and the Beast and other fantstical ?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