2018/19 Classics Series: 16-Concert Friday Package

Boettcher Concert Hall : Fri 9/14/18 7:30PM - Fri 5/24/19 7:30PM

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2018/19 Classics Series: 16-Concert Friday Package

The 2018/19 Classics Series continues with the transition of integrating innovative artists with the best of symphonic work envisioned with a contemporary twist. As featured soloists, Colorado Symphony musicians and guest artists alike will wow you all season long on some of symphonic music’s greatest works.


Opening Weekend: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 Conducted by Brett Mitchell Friday, September 14, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Opening Weekend: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

WILLIAM HILL World Premiere
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

On the heels of an acclaimed inaugural season, Music Director Brett Mitchell, begins his second by conducting Rachmaninoff's second and best-known symphony. A romantic tour de force, Rachmaninoff’s luscious Symphony No. 2 brims with emotion as melodies of heart-wrenching beauty unfold throughout. One of America’s foremost pianists, featured soloist Jeremy Denk joins your Colorado Symphony in bringing the exceptional elegance of Mozart’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 25 to life. A special world premiere performance of Principal Timpanist William Hill’s latest composition kicks off this opening weekend celebration.


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Gershwin Concerto in F Conducted by Brett Mitchell Friday, September 28, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Gershwin Concerto in F Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Timothy McAllister, saxophone

ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
GERSHWIN Concerto in F
JOHN ADAMS City Noir

Your Colorado Symphony celebrates three titans of American music with an evening of urban symphonic jazz, exploring the evolution of jazz in the concert hall from Gershwin to Ellington to John Adams. Gershwin’s Concerto in F, the first large-scale jazz composition in a traditionally classical form, stands out as one of the most striking and original pieces of its time. Captivating pianist Joyce Yang makes her much-anticipated Colorado Symphony debut bringing a ‘poetic and sensitive pianism’ to Gershwin’s work. Ellington’s last major work, Three Black Kings, captures one of the greatest songwriters of all time exploring the orchestral form, while John Adams’ City Noir features virtuosic saxophonist Timothy McAllister in a work that evokes the tone of 20th century America as it harkens back to the golden age of jazz.


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Schubert Unfinished Symphony Friday, October 19, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Schubert Unfinished Symphony

Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Michael Thornton, horn

GOULD Spirituals for Orchestra
GLIÈRE Concerto for Horn in B-flat major, Op. 91
SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger

In his first Colorado Symphony appearance since 2004, guest conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the orchestra in a performance of varied works. Glière’s sweeping and unprecedentedly demanding Concerto for Horn is performed by Principal Horn Michael Thornton. Contrary to its name, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony provides a complete, essential symphonic experience despite the mystery surrounding its incomplete status. In a stirring conclusion to the program, Wagner’s bright and virtuosic Prelude to Die Meistersinger introduces the opera’s most important themes in a beautifully self-contained fashion, making it a magnificent concert piece.


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Britten War Requiem Friday, November 2, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Britten War Requiem

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Amanda Majeski, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
James Westman, baritone
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

BRITTEN War Requiem, Op. 66

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice that signaled the end of World War I, your Colorado Symphony presents a once-in-a-generation performance of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, War Requiem. Commissioned to mark the opening of a new cathedral for the city of Coventry in 1962 after a bombing destroyed the previous cathedral in 1940, Britten, a lifelong pacifist and conscientious objector during World War II, created this very public expression of his beliefs about ‘war and the pity of war.’ In a master stroke, he included texts by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen, providing an ironic commentary on the classic Latin Requiem Mass while serving as a reminder to future generations on the wickedness of war. Joined by the Colorado Symphony Chorus, the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and three vocal soloists, Brett Mitchell leads your Colorado Symphony in its first performance of this monumental undertaking since 2001.


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Bruch Performed by Pinchas Zukerman Friday, November 16, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Bruch Performed by Pinchas Zukerman

Jaime Martín, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

A true master of our time, violinist Pinchas Zukerman teams with guest conductor Jaime Martín to invigorate Bruch’s renowned concerto. Zukerman lends his virtuosity, prodigious technique, and unwavering artistic standards to a work that teems with lyrical beauty and emotional sincerity. Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin pays a light-hearted homage to loved ones lost, while Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 builds to a majestic and fitting conclusion to an unforgettable performance.


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All Beethoven Friday, November 30, 2018 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
All Beethoven

Hans Graf, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano

BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"

This season’s annual weekend of all-Beethoven performances highlights works of the world’s most revered and recognized composer: Ludwig van Beethoven. GRAMMY Award®—Winner Hans Graf takes the podium as your Colorado Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” which brims with color and texture as it transports listeners on a stroll through the Viennese countryside. Overture to Egmont, shows Beethoven at his most urgent and forceful in a piece full of power and fire. Inon Barnatan joins the ensemble as featured soloist on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 for a weekend showcasing the works of a symphonic legend.


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Dvorák Symphony No. 9 Friday, January 18, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Dvorák Symphony No. 9

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Damon Gupton, narrator

COPLAND Lincoln Portrait
JOSEPH SCHWANTNER New Morning for the World (Daybreak of Freedom)
DVORÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

View the American experiment through the prism of three prominent composers as they reflect their observations of who we were during the Civil War, who we were during the civil rights movement, and who we’ve always strived to be in a trio of thematically tied works. Noted Actor Damon Gupton, known for his roles in Criminal Minds, Deadline, and La La Land, brings the words of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Portrait and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in New Morning for the World (Daybreak of Freedom) to life as Copland and Schwantner incorporate narrative passages and a broad lyrical scoring that sounds unmistakably American. In his renowned Symphony No. 9, popularly known as the “New World Symphony,” Dvorák incorporates influences of Native American musical rhythms, African-American spirituals, and the wide-open spaces he encountered on a trip through America’s heartland in the early 1890s in a work of beauty and relevance.


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Mendelssohn Double Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams Friday, February 1, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Mendelssohn Double Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams

Kevin John Edusei, conductor
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944 "The Great"

A mere fourteen years old when he composed it, Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto in D minor is one of his most brilliant early works. Guest conductor Kevin John Edusei directs Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams and guest pianist Anne Marie McDermott in a stunning combination of unlikely forces as violin and piano dance, mimic, converse, and repeat in an electrifying performance. Schubert’s majestic Symphony No. 9, known as “The Great,” is a powerfully melodic work brimming with influence from Beethoven’s own 9th Symphony. Breathtaking and full of life, this music is a joy to behold.


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A Classical Romance Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
A Classical Romance

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Kelly O'Connor, mezzo-soprano

HERRMANN "Scène d’Amour" from Vertigo
LIEBERSON Neruda Songs
DIAMOND Music for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, your Colorado Symphony offers a uniquely American look at the themes of love across multiple decades. Herrmann’s “Scene d’amour” from Hitchcock’s Vertigo provides a passionate backing for one of cinema’s most powerful portrayals of romantic longing, while mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor lends her exquisite voice to Lieberson’s Neruda Songs, a collection of five sonnets written by Pablo Neruda tracing the arc of love’s evolution. Diamond’s Romeo and Juliet offers a musical interpretation on Shakespeare’s seminal romantic work while Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story provides an updated 20th-century look at the classic Romeo and Juliet story. You won’t want to miss our special Valentine’s Day performance on February 14.


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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Friday, March 1, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Mason Bates, electronica / composer
Joshua Roman, cello

MASON BATES Auditorium for Chamber Orchestra & Laptop
MASON BATES Cello Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Driving dance rhythms link this trio of works by Beethoven and Mason Bates. Brett Mitchell conducts Beethoven’s energetic Symphony No. 7, dubbed the ‘apotheosis of the dance’ by Wagner for the spinning, whirling motion at the heart of this constantly developing musical organism. The second movement – Allegretto – stands alone as a powerful, haunting piece of classical music and remains one of Beethoven’s most well known works. Joshua Roman makes his Colorado Symphony debut performing Mason Bates’ Cello Concerto written especially for Roman. Bates’ baroque thriller, Auditorium, haunts the orchestra with ghostly recordings of a baroque ensemble, making it essentially a work for two orchestras – one live, one dead.


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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 Friday, March 15, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

Peter Oundjian, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

JOAN TOWER Made in America
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, Op. 103, “Egyptian”
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique”

In the Russian context, Pathétique suggests ‘impassioned suffering’, an eerily suitable description for the psychological drama Tchaikovsky’s final symphony depicts. His death only nine days after the world premiere gives added weight to a defining work of the Romantic period. Returning guest conductor Peter Oundjian joins masterful pianist Stephen Hough, who brings his inspired styling to Saint-Saëns exotic “Egyptian” Piano Concerto No. 5, while the familiar tune to “America the Beautiful” resurfaces throughout Joan Tower’s GRAMMY Award®—Winning Made in America.


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Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Friday, March 29, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

IVES Symphony No. 3, "The Camp Meeting"
BARBER Violin Concerto, Op. 14
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition

Take a stroll through an art exhibit with your Colorado Symphony as we explore Mussorgsky’s crowning composition as orchestrated by Ravel. Featuring musical depictions of ten paintings by his late friend, Viktor Hartmann, Mussorgsky’s work highlights varied moods and is connected throughout with a brilliant ‘Promenade’ theme that gives the sense of an art lover sauntering from piece to piece through a museum. 2018 Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year and GRAMMY Award®—Winning violinist Augustin Hadelich returns to your Colorado Symphony, bringing his lyrical, singing style to Barber’s lush and virtuosic Violin Concerto, while Ives’ Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting,” evokes memories from the composer’s childhood through music of the era.


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Brahms Symphony No. 4 Friday, April 12, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Brahms Symphony No. 4

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Peter Cooper, oboe

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
KEVIN PUTS Oboe Concerto
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Brett Mitchell’s inaugural Brahms performance with your Colorado Symphony features a musician favorite, Symphony No. 4. With autumnal coloring and heroic character, Brahms’ last symphony is a work erupting with passionate intensity. In contrast, Colorado Symphony Principal Oboist Peter Cooper brings his warm, singing sound to the Colorado premiere of Kevin Puts’ new Oboe Concerto, while Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, a lush, expansive work for strings, opens this must-see performance.


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Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky Friday, April 26, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

Rossen Milanov, conductor
Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

PROKOFIEV Alexander Nevsky
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
BORODIN "Polovtsian Dances" from Prince Igor
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812, Overture solonelle, Op. 49

Fire the cannons! Toll the bells! Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture punctuates a performance featuring the music of prominent Russian composers, including Borodin’s “Polovtsian Dances,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will shine in this Russian choral spectacular under the direction of guest conductor Rossen Milanov.


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Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Friday, May 10, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

MISSY MAZZOLI Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14

Brett Mitchell conducts your Colorado Symphony in a contrasting program of works both old and new. Berlioz’s bombastic, boisterous Symphonie fantastique is one of the first to tell a complete story through pure orchestral music as he details his own personal pursuit of Harriet Smithson, the Shakespearean actress who later became his wife. Using a recurrent melodic theme to tie the five movements together, Berlioz foreshadows the Wagnerian Leitmotif in a programmatic work that shows the range of human emotions. Featured soloist Conrad Tao performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto, a colorful Gershwin-inspired work with American spirit and jazz flavors while Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) contains elements of Ravel’s impressionistic nature as it presents music in the shape of a solar system as a collection of rococo loops twist around each other within a larger orbit.


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Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell Friday, May 24, 2019 7:30PM   ·   More Info »
Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Mary Wilson, soprano
Christopher Pfund, tenor
Elliot Madore, baritone
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director
Colorado Children's Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, Artistic Director

ADAM SCHOENBERG American Symphony
ORFF Carmina Burana

Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony close out the season with Carl Orff’s powerhouse Carmina Burana, a symphonic exploration of love, lust, and the perils of earthly pleasures. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus, Colorado Children’s Chorale, and a cast of soloists, Carmina Burana is a true spectacle and one of the most well known pieces of the 20th century, combining powerful rhythms and robust vocals in a dynamic conclusion to an unforgettable season. Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony begins the program with a piece reminiscent of Copland and Bernstein as it reflects the hope of America’s potential.


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Pricing Details Classics Series Family Ticket - Child  
Orchestra 2 Price Level 1 $1,136.00
$136.00
Orchestra 3 Price Level 1 $1,136.00
$136.00
Dress Circle 1 Price Level 1 $1,136.00
$136.00
Dress Circle 2 Price Level 1 $1,136.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 4 Price Level 1 $1,136.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 7 Price Level 1 $1,136.00
$136.00
Orchestra 1 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Orchestra 2 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Orchestra 3 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 3 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 4 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 6 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 7 Price Level 2 $856.00
$136.00
Orchestra 1 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Orchestra 2 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Orchestra 3 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Dress Circle 1 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Dress Circle 2 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 1 (Rear View) PL3 $656.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 3 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 5 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 7 Price Level 3 $656.00
$136.00
Parquet (Rear View) PL3 $656.00
$136.00
Orchestra 1 Price Level 4 $368.00
$136.00
Dress Circle 2 Price Level 4 $368.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 2 Price Level 4 $368.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 3 Price Level 4 $368.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 8 Price Level 4 $368.00
$136.00
Parquet (Rear View) PL4 N/A
N/A
Currently unavailable.
Orchestra 1 Price Level 5 $240.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 2 Price Level 5 $240.00
$136.00
Mezzanine 8 Price Level 5 $240.00
$136.00
Parquet (Rear View) PL5 N/A
N/A
Currently unavailable.
Ring 1 (Rear View) PL5 $240.00
$136.00
Ring 2 (Rear View) PL5 $240.00
$136.00
Ring 3 Price Level 5 $240.00
$136.00
Ring 4 Price Level 5 $240.00
$136.00
WC ACCESSIBLE 1 (Orchestra) N/A
N/A
Currently unavailable.
WC ACCESSIBLE 2 (Orchestra) $856.00
$136.00
WC ACCESSIBLE 3 (Orchestra) $656.00
$136.00
WC ACCESSIBLE 3 (Dress Circle) N/A
N/A
Currently unavailable.
WC ACCESSIBLE 3 (Mezzanine 7) N/A
N/A
Currently unavailable.
WC ACCESSIBLE 4 (Orchestra) $368.00
$136.00
WC ACCESSIBLE 5 (Orchestra) N/A
N/A
Currently unavailable.
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