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2017/18 Season Family Series - 5-Concert Package

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2017/18 Season Family Series - 5-Concert Package

The Colorado Symphony Family Series is the ideal introduction to the magical world of the orchestra for the young and the young at heart. Join us for this entertaining series featuring the best of symphonic music in settings sure to capture the imagination! With everything from the zany fun of our annual Halloween Spooktacular to the delightful and silly perennial favorite Drums of the World, and a special showing of the Pirates of the Symphony Seas — featuring members of local Buntport Theater — the Family Series is sure to entertain even the newest symphony fan.

Note: Special pricing for Colorado Christmas only available through a Family Series subscription. Additional or single purchases will be at regular Pops pricing.


Boettcher Concert Hall: 17-18 Family Group

Halloween Spooktacular! Saturday, October 28, 2017 2:30PM   ·   More Info »
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



Drums of the World Sunday, November 26, 2017 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
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.



Carnival of the Animals Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
Carnival of the Animals

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Frank Oden, narrator (Carnival of the Animals)

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!



Pirates of the Symphony Seas!
Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony Sunday, May 6, 2018 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
Pirates of the Symphony Seas!
<br>Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony

Christopher Dragon, conductor

GLIERE Russian Sailor Dance
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite 1 – Morning
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scherezade – Movement 1 (excerpt)
KHACHATURIAN Sabre Dance
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scherezade – Movement 2 (excerpt)
BADELT/RICKETTS Pirates of the Caribbean (excerpt)
SULLIVAN/PETERIK Eye of the Tiger
GRIEG In the Hall of the Mountain King
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Overture (excerpt)
BEETHOVEN Symphony 6 – Movement 4
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scherezade – Movement 4 (excerpt)
BADELT/RICKETTS Pirates of the Caribbean

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!






Boettcher Concert Hall: 17-18 Holiday Group

A Colorado Christmas Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:30PM   ·   More Info »
A Colorado Christmas

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

arr. Gary Fry A Merry Olde Christmas
arr. Mack Wilberg Joy to the World
JOHN RUTTER What Sweeter Music
arr. Cable Ding Dong Merrily on High
arr. Gary Fry Holy Night of Angels
K. and R. LOPEZ/Krogstad Music from Frozen
JOANNA SEATON & DONALD SOSIN The Day Before Christmas
RANDOL BASS The Night Before Christmas
arr. Gary Fry Christmas Morning
~~Intermission~~
HANDEL “Every Valley” from Too Hot to Handel
Arr. Christianson/Anderson “Hallelujah” from Too Hot to Handel
ALAN SILVESTRI/Snyder The Polar Express
TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak from The Nutcracker
RICHARD KOUNTZ The Sleigh (a la Russe)
ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
arr. John Kuzma Jingle Bell Sing
arr. Gary Fry Nuttin’ for Christmas
LANCASTER Christmas in Colorado
arr. Gary Fry We Wish You a Song in Your Heart

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!