2017/18 Season - 8-Concert Custom Design Package

Boettcher Concert Hall : Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM - Sun 5/27/18 1:00PM

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Want great flexibility and the best seating? Our Custom Design Series lets you pick the concerts you want to attend throughout all of our Series — mix-and-match for your perfect package! Select the concerts you want to see, then select your price level and number of seats. We’ll assign the best available seating to you by concert.

Choose from Custom Design 16, Custom Design 8, and — new this year! — Custom Design 4 package options.

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Wagner: The Ring Without Words Friday, April 20, 2018 7:30PM - Sunday, April 22, 2018 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
Wagner: The Ring Without Words

Brett Mitchell, conductor

WAGNER arr. Maazel The Ring without Words

Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. In this unique treatment created by conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through the fundamental sequences of Wagner’s Ring cycle in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. (Mitchell will describe the leitmotifs in a musical demonstration at the top of the concert, preceding a condensed performance without words.) This is an illuminating and rare performance of The Ring that will resonate with all audiences.

Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:30PM - Friday, May 4, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
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.

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)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scherezade – Movement 2 (excerpt)
BADELT/RICKETTS Pirates of the Caribbean (excerpt)
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!

Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21 Friday, May 11, 2018 7:30PM - Sunday, May 13, 2018 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Orion Weiss, piano
Jessica Rivera, soprano
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
FAURE Pavane, Op. 50

Conductor Ken-David Masur opens this evening with Mozart’s sprightly Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, then leads pianist Orion Weiss and the Colorado Symphony in performing Mozart’s tranquil Piano Concerto No. 21, often called “Elvira Madigan” due to the use of its well-known Andante in the film of the same name. The concerto is well-matched with Fauré’s stately and soothing Pavane, while Poulenc’s reverent, spirited Gloria — featuring Jessica Rivera and the Colorado Symphony Chorus — concludes this blissful collection of symphonic music.

LISTEN/HEAR 104 — Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
LISTEN/HEAR 104 — Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Basil Vendryes, viola

GABRIELA LENA FRANK “Mestizo Waltz” from Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst for String Orchestra
ANDREW NORMAN Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash
MASON BATES Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Special guest conductor Edwin Outwater conducts a program of four modern composers well worth a listen. Principal Violist Basil Vendryes tackles an incredible piece for viola and orchestra by Owen Pallett titled Five Women. The orchestra then navigates the beauty and mystique of five other feature works throughout the evening! Mason Bates’ spectacular Anthology of Fantastic Zoology is the centerpiece of the evening. This half-hour work involves no electricity — at least not the kind coming from an outlet on stage! But in this vivid setting, the psychedelic bestiary teems with strange creatures and wild sonic effects. It’s a must-see evening of the season!

→ We’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!

ROCK ON! with the Colorado Symphony Saturday, May 19, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
ROCK ON! with the Colorado Symphony

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Chloe Lowery, vocalist
LaKisha Jones, vocalist
Dustin Brayley, vocalist

Join us for a journey back to the Rock and Pop hits of the 70’s and 80’s with three dynamic artists. Featured are legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, and many more. ROCK ON! is certain to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler Friday, May 25, 2018 7:30PM - Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:00PM   ·   More Info »
Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
BERNSTEIN Serenade (After Plato's Symposium)
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"

Your Colorado Symphony marks the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a program highlighting the maestro as both composer and conductor. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through Bernstein’s spirited Overture to Candide, then showcases Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams’ artistry in Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium), a violin concerto in all but name. Finally, to honor Bernstein’s lifelong study and reverence of Gustav Mahler, we will cap off our Classics season with the flourish it deserves: a performance of Mahler’s aptly named “Titan” Symphony — a gripping work of unceasing energy performed by the full orchestra.