Event Listings



Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™

Christopher Dragon, conductor

See one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The full-feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score played live by your Colorado Symphony.

Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, this is Halloween!

A limited number of full-view tickets remain for this performance. There are also a number of obstructed view seats available. Please call the box office at 303.623.7876 for more information and to purchase.

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.

Note: Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on this performance.

Thu 10/26/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™
Fri 10/27/17 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™


Halloween Spooktacular!
2017/18 Family
Halloween Spooktacular!

Jason Seber, conductor

It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from Harry Potter™ films and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd! It’s a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy.

JOHN WILLIAMS Superman March
DANNY ELFMAN Music from Spider-Man
Arr. Wasson
JOHN WILLIAMS “Harry’s Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
JOHN WILLIAMS “Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
JOHN WILLIAMS “Imperial March” from Star Wars
ALAN SILVESTRI Captain America March from Captain America (The First Avenger)
Orch. Ross
ROSSINI Final Section of Overture to William Tell
WAGNER Ride of the Valkyries
JOHN WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme
COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man
MICHAEL GIACCHINO Incredits from The Incredibles
Orch. Chambers

Sat 10/28/17 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Halloween Spooktacular!


Drums of the World
2017/18 Family
Drums of the World

Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, table spoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh bells! These are just some of the percussion instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.

Sun 11/26/17 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Drums of the World


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 2:30PM 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


Movie at the Symphony: <i>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</i>™ in Concert

Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score live.

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™, it is Harry, Ron and Hermione’s third year at Hogwarts, and they meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry withstands soul-sucking Dementors, outsmarts a dangerous werewolf and deals with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

The bewitching and incredible music composed by John Williams for these films became instant classics, conjuring swelling and soaring motifs as we continued the adventure of Harry Potter™ on his journeys and adventures through Hogwarts and 4 Privet Drive.

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

For more information on the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

Note: Flex Passes and Student Memberships may not be used on these performances. Student and/or Child tickets will not be available.

Fri 1/5/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert
Sat 1/6/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert
Sun 1/7/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert


Video Games Live™ Returns!

Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Video Games Live™ joins forces with the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to bring you an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, promising an evening of explosive entertainment! Created by Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live™ showcases your Colorado Symphony performing along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements to create a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Special events surround the show, including pre-concert interactive experiences for guests!

Fri 3/9/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Video Games Live™ Returns!
Sat 3/10/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Video Games Live™ Returns!


Carnival of the Animals
2017/18 Family
Carnival of the Animals

Christopher Dragon, conductor

MANCINI “The Pink Panther”
BRITTEN The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34
MANCINI Baby Elephant Walk
SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals

This performance 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. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

Sun 3/11/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carnival of the Animals


Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert
2017/18 Movie at the Symphony
Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert

Brett Mitchell, conductor

One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand-new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen.

Experience this ground-breaking film as never before: with your Colorado Symphony performing Williams’ magnificent score.

Welcome… to Jurassic Park!

Jurassic Park Trademark & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Jurassic Park – Film with Orchestra produced by Film Concerts Live!, a joint venture of IMG Artists, LLC and The Gorfaine/ Schwartz Agency, Inc.

Thu 5/3/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert
Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert


Pirates of the Symphony Seas!
<br>Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Quirky, fun, and joyfully off-center, this program curated by local thespians of the Buntport Theater will take you on an adventure to an island of swashbuckling delight! Journey across the high seas to encounter dastardly foes, fantastical friends, and a symphony of treasure sure to please every pint-sized pipsqueak and their parrot. Ships ahoy, mateys!

Sun 5/6/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Pirates of the Symphony Seas!
Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony