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Chamber Music at the Ellie Caulkins Studio Loft

Join us in the gorgeous Ellie Caulkins Studio Loft as we explore captivating chamber music curated by members of your Colorado Symphony. This chamber music program offers the unique opportunity to experience Symphony members in an intimate space, presented in eclectic ensembles. Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets now!

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Wed 2/20/19 7:30PM Studio Loft Chamber Music at the Ellie Caulkins Studio Loft


The Flaming Lips with the Colorado Symphony

Christopher Dragon, conductor

The Flaming Lips return to perform with your Colorado Symphony, once more, this February for a one night only concert. The band will perform the entirety of The Soft Bulletin album with the Colorado Symphony featuring members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus.

In the spring of 2016, your Colorado Symphony joined legendary band The Flaming Lips to perform "One of the most anticipated concerts of Red Rock's 75th anniversary season"- JAMBASE.COM, and recorded the event live for a special release in 2019. If you missed the 2016 performance, this is your chance to relive the magic downtown Denver at the home of the Colorado Symphony!

Fri 2/22/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Flaming Lips with the Colorado Symphony


Nat King Cole & Me — An Evening with Gregory Porter

SPECIALS

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Gregory Porter, vocalist

Gregory Porter makes his Colorado Symphony debut for an evening of soulful jazz honoring the legendary Nat King Cole and more. Two-time GRAMMY Award®—Winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Porter is a rising star and a dazzling live performer. For Porter, the influence of Nat King Cole on his life and music runs deep, a through-line that reaches back into some of his earliest childhood memories, and culminates in his stunning fifth studio album Nat King Cole & Me, a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer, pianist, and Capitol recording artist. Join us for an evening of soulful music that’ll leave you wanting more.

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Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Nat King Cole & Me — An Evening with Gregory Porter


DYAO Spectacular
2018/19 DYAO Events
DYAO Spectacular

Wes Kenney, Music Director and YAO Conductor
Carment Wiest, String Ensemble Conductor
Nicholas Gilmore, Conservatory Orchestra Conductor
Denver Young Artists Orchestra

HUMPERDINCK Prelude to Hansel and Gretel
DVORAK Slavonic Dance no. 1
HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis
RAVEL Rapsodie Espagnole
STRAUSS Thunder/Lightning

This concert brings together all musicians of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO). Learn more about the Colorado Symphony and DYAO alliance at coloradosymphony.org/DYAO.

This is a performance by the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and does not include members of your Colorado Symphony.

Sun 2/24/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall DYAO Spectacular


Beethoven Symphony No. 7
2018/19 Classics
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.

Fri 3/1/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Sat 3/2/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Sun 3/3/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Beethoven Symphony No. 7


Disney In Concert: Mary Poppins
2018/19 Movie at the Symphony
Disney In Concert: Mary Poppins

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Only one concert event can be rightfully lauded as “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” — that’s the Oscar®—winning Disney film Mary Poppins projected on the big screen with your Colorado Symphony performing the classic score live. So grab a “spoonful of sugar” and “step in time” before tickets disappear.

Original 1964 movie, Mary Poppins, screened with live orchestra performing the full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did!

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. ©Disney. All rights reserved.

Fri 3/8/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Disney In Concert: Mary Poppins


Face Vocal Band with the Colorado Symphony

Captivating audiences for over a decade, Face Vocal Band is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock ensemble from Boulder, CO. For their symphony debut, Face will be pulling out all of the stops to bring you a brand-new experience with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. Join Face and your Colorado Symphony on a musical journey full of fun!

Sat 3/9/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Face Vocal Band with the Colorado Symphony


Peter and the Wolf Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co.

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Magic Circle Mime Co.

SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture
PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf

Family-favorite Peter and the Wolf is Prokofiev’s magical tale in which Peter and a myriad of unruly animals are brought to life by the instruments of the orchestra to tell a tale where good triumphs over evil. Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co., this Prokofiev classic is an exciting musical experience with live narration and surprises of all sorts! This performance is a great way to introduce the orchestra to your child and to those young at heart.

Sun 3/10/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Peter and the Wolf Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co.


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
2018/19 Classics
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.

Fri 3/15/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Sat 3/16/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Sun 3/17/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6


Beethoven and Brews at Epic Brewing Co.
2018/19 Fundraising Events
Beethoven and Brews at Epic Brewing Co.

Join us for an epic Beethoven and Brews. Held at Epic Brewing Company located in the RiNo neighborhood, this Beethoven and Brews is an event you won't want to miss! Each ticket holder will receive a flight of beer from Epic's extensive tap list, light hors d'oeuvres from a local food truck, and a unique performance by a Colorado Symphony ensemble.

Thu 3/21/19 6:30PM Epic Brewing Company Beethoven and Brews at Epic Brewing Co.


Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert with the Colorado Symphony

Brett Mitchell, conductor

These performances feature a screening of the complete film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the films by the Colorado Symphony. The concerts will be led by the Colorado Symphony’s Music Director, Brett Mitchell.

The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force.

Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation — and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader — await.

The Star Wars: Film Concert Series is produced under license by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox and Warner/Chappell Music. STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.

This event is ticketed by Altitude Tickets

Sat 3/23/19 2:00PM 1stBank Center Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert with the Colorado Symphony
Sun 3/24/19 2:00PM 1stBank Center Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert with the Colorado Symphony


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.

Fri 3/29/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Sat 3/30/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Sun 3/31/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


Women of Rock
2018/19 Symphony Pops
Women of Rock

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Tracksuit Wedding, band
Erica Brown, vocalist
Kenny Passarelli, bass guitar

From Aretha to Whitney, women have been a force to be reckoned with in the world of music. Denver music powerhouse Tracksuit Wedding, featuring special guest vocalist Erica Brown along with guest bass guitarist Kenny Passarelli who co-wrote the hit "Rocky Mountain Way", takes the stage with your Colorado Symphony to pay homage to female visionaries including: Adele, the Eurhythmics, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Dolly Parton, P!nk, and more. Don’t miss this night out with the girls that’ll have you shouting for R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

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Thu 4/4/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Women of Rock


Petite Musique: <i>The Three Bears</i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: The Aurora Fox Arts Center | 9900 E. Colfax Avenue, Aurora, CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Mon 4/8/19 10:00AM The Aurora Fox Arts Center SOLD OUT - Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Mon 4/8/19 11:30AM The Aurora Fox Arts Center Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Petite Musique: <i>The Three Bears</i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: Colorado Mountaineering Club | 710 10th Street, Suite 200, Golden, CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Tue 4/9/19 10:00AM Colorado Mountaineering Club Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Tue 4/9/19 11:30AM Colorado Mountaineering Club Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Brahms Symphony No. 4
2018/19 Classics
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.

Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Symphony No. 4
Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Symphony No. 4
Sun 4/14/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms Symphony No. 4


Petite Musique: <i>The Three Bears</i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: Hampden Hall | 1000 Englewood Pkwy · 2nd Floor, Englewood, CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Mon 4/22/19 10:00AM Hampden Hall Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Mon 4/22/19 11:30AM Hampden Hall Petite Musique: The Three Bears


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.

Fri 4/26/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Sat 4/27/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky
Sun 4/28/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky


DYAO Final Bow
2018/19 DYAO Events
DYAO Final Bow

Wes Kenney, conductor

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra presents their season finale, featuring Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony and the Concerto Competition winner. Learn more about the Colorado Symphony and DYAO alliance at coloradosymphony.org/DYAO.

This is a performance by the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and does not include members of your Colorado Symphony.

Sun 4/28/19 6:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall DYAO Final Bow


Petite Musique: <i>The Three Bears</i>
2018/19 Petite Musique
Petite Musique: The Three Bears

This specially designed program introduces the instruments of the orchestra to very young children in venues throughout the metro area. our 16-piece orchestra and narrator perform an interactive program which incorporates storytelling, singing, and movement with music. This year's program, The Three Bears will delight young children, teachers, and parents.

Location: Boettcher Concert Hall | 1000 14th Street, Denver CO (View Map)

Cost: $5 per child/adult. For groups of 20 or more, the coordinating teacher attends free.

Mon 4/29/19 10:00AM Boettcher Concert Hall Petite Musique: The Three Bears
Mon 4/29/19 11:30AM Boettcher Concert Hall Petite Musique: The Three Bears


Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

SPECIALS

Arnie Roth, conductor
Colorado Symphony Chorus

This international concert phenomenon features Nobuo Uematsu’s stirring music from one of the most popular video game series of all time, FINAL FANTASY! Conducted by GRAMMY®-Award winner Arnie Roth, your Colorado Symphony and Colorado Symphony Chorus play alongside breathtaking HD video direct from SQUARE ENIX. This show is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears!

Thu 5/2/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
Fri 5/3/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Join your Colorado Symphony and the Mexican Cultural Center on Cinco de Mayo as we celebrate the rich cultural heritage that makes our community so unique. It’s a family affair, with special activities for all ages highlighting Mexican culture, music, and regional dancing. There’ll be special surprises and more in store for you at our first family Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Center.

Sun 5/5/19 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia


4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with the Colorado Symphony

4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince will present the music of Prince like never before, with a full orchestra! In addition, each show will feature a live band who will perform collectively with the orchestra, not to “impersonate” Prince, but instead “celebrate” Prince and his boundless creative output. 4U will draw from Prince’s singular and extensive music catalog, highlighting many of his greatest hits alongside lesser known gems. Set list and arrangements to be played by a live band and your Colorado Symphony at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

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Tue 5/7/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre 4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with the Colorado Symphony


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.

Fri 5/10/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Sat 5/11/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Sun 5/12/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co.

Join us for Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Company located in Longmont, Colorado! In addition to a spectacular view of Longs Peak and a location next to St. Vrain Creek, each attendee will receive a flight of beer from Left Hand's extensive tap list, light hors d'oeuvres from a local food truck, and a unique performance by a Colorado Symphony ensemble.

Wed 5/15/19 6:30PM Left Hand Brewing Company Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co.


Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Sandy Cameron, violin

HERRMANN Suite from Psycho
RAVEL Mother Goose (complete ballet)
DANNY ELFMAN Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, "Eleven Eleven"

Associate conductor Christopher Dragon leads your Colorado Symphony in a weekend celebration of film score composers and those who influenced them. Herrmann’s ingenious use of strings conveys a “black and white sound” on his suite from Psycho, which mirrors the black and white images of Hitchcock’s haunting cinematic thriller. Ravel, who heavily influenced future generations of film composers, originally wrote Mother Goose as a piano duet but later revised and expanded the original work into an orchestrated piece. The program is capped by the legendary Danny Elfman, who composed the scores for treasured films such as Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Good Will Hunting. Brilliant soloist Sandy Cameron performs the Colorado premiere of Elfman’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, “Eleven Eleven,” a piece she helped debut in 2017.

Fri 5/17/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron
Sat 5/18/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron
Sun 5/19/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron


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.

Fri 5/24/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sat 5/25/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell
Sun 5/26/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell


Béla Fleck: Friends & Family featuring the Colorado Symphony, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn

Join your Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre as they take the stage with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn.

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Thu 5/30/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Béla Fleck: Friends & Family featuring the Colorado Symphony, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn


Brahms v Radiohead
2018/19 CU Specials
Brahms v Radiohead

Steve Hackman, conductor
Vocalists, TBD

NOTE: Radiohead does not perform.

Radiohead’s landmark OK Computer goes even deeper when eight tracks—including “Paranoid Android,” “Karma Police,” “No Surprises,” and “Let Down”—are seamlessly interwoven with Brahms’ lush First Symphony. Your Colorado Symphony is joined by vocalists and arranger/conductor Steve Hackman in this not-to-be-missed exploration of what happens when two masterpieces from two different centuries are fused together.

Sat 6/1/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Brahms v Radiohead


Andrea Bocelli in Concert with the Colorado Symphony

Eugene Kohn, conductor
Andrea Bocelli, tenor

Following a record-breaking year with the release of his number one album, “Si,” Andrea Bocelli announced today four special U.S. concert dates. The June 2019 tour will bring Bocelli back to the Sacramento and Denver areas for the first time in over five years, and marks the first time Andrea has played back-to-back performances on the west coast. His annual summer run will close at the Pepsi Center in Denver on June 21.

Each performance will feature a unique repertoire from Bocelli’s landmark release “Si,” his first ever chart-topping album on the Billboard 200 chart. The world-renowned Tenor will also treat audiences to his beloved traditional selection of arias, love songs, and crossover hits. The Colorado Symphony will be joining Andrea at his Denver date and longtime conductor, Eugene Kohn, will accompany Andrea for each stop on the tour.

As one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, Andrea Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, counting nearly 90 million records sold worldwide.

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Fri 6/21/19 8:00PM Pepsi Center Andrea Bocelli in Concert with the Colorado Symphony


Pink Martini & Mary Chapin Carpenter with the Colorado Symphony

Audience favorites, Pink Martini and Mary Chapin Carpenter are back again for their second performance with the Colorado Symphony at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

About Pink Martini: Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini creates a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. Featuring music from the band’s best-selling album, Joy to the World, this concert will deliver the holiday cheer in Pink Martini’s signature style.

About Mary Chapin Carpenter: Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five GRAMMY Awards® (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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Sun 7/14/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Pink Martini & Mary Chapin Carpenter with the Colorado Symphony


Tenacious D with the Colorado Symphony

Tickets on sale Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. MST.

Tenacious D
Colorado Symphony
Wynchester

Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in History: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle's studio apartment on Cochran Avenue in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where their genius would take them, but take them it did. Tenacious D played their first gig at Al's bar in downtown LA in '94 — they were armed with only one song at the time.

The band is touring in support of their latest release, the brilliant Post-Apocalypto, which is both an animated series and an album of rock ‘n’ roll greatness. Post-Apocalypto, the series, is an original, six-part animated video series from the minds of Tenacious D. Each frame of every episode was hand-drawn by Jack himself, with every character voiced by Black and Gass. For their Red Rocks debut, they join the Colorado Symphony for one night only!

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Thu 7/25/19 8:00PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Tenacious D with the Colorado Symphony


John Prine with the Colorado Symphony with I'm With Her

John Prine, singer
I'm With Her, band

A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Songwriter's Hall of Fame nominee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient whose classic debut album, simply title John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy's Grammy Hall of Fame and whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, and many others. His critically acclaimed new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, was produced by Grammy Award winning produce Dave Cobb and recently debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200–a career high chart position and sales week for the legendary singer, songwriter, and performer.

Of course, the opposite is true today. Those three songs – as well as “In Spite of Ourselves,” “Lake Marie,” “Fish and Whistle,” and so many others – are Prine signatures. His songs have been recorded by iconic singers like Johnny Cash (“Sam Stone”), Bette Midler (“Hello in There”) and Bonnie Raitt (“Angel from Montgomery”). He’s an uncredited co-writer on the now-classic “You Never Even Call Me by My Name” and his songs have been cut by country stars like Zac Brown Band (“All the Best”), Miranda Lambert (“That’s the Way the World Goes Round”) and George Strait (“I Just Want to Dance with You”). A gem from The Tree of Forgiveness, “Boundless Love” is also ripe for the picking.

Prine won his first Grammy for the 1991 album, The Missing Years, and he joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. The Grammy Hall of Fame inducted his 1971 self-titled debut album in 2014. Two years later he accepted the PEN New England’s Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award. At the age of 70, he was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2017. Naturally, The Tree of Forgiveness is rooted in that same observant songwriting that he’s crafted throughout his career.

“I kept saying when I was doing this album, it’s going to be my last one,” Prine admits with a grin. “But if things go really good with it, I can’t see why I wouldn’t do something else.”

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Sun 7/28/19 7:00PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre John Prine with the Colorado Symphony with I'm With Her


"Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached with the Colorado Symphony

This 2019, Weird Al will follow up his 2015/16 200 show Mandatory World Tour and 2018 77 show Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour with his most bare-bones and extravagant tour ever – Strings Attached – where he and his band will be backed every night by a full orchestra. Your Colorado Symphony joins the comedic icon on stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre this August 1 for one night only.

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Thu 8/1/19 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre "Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached with the Colorado Symphony


Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert

Introducing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ in Concert to the Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series. Audiences can relive the magic of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, set to the music of a live symphony orchestra. Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis, and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes!

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. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

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

Fri 8/2/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert
Sat 8/3/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert
Sun 8/4/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™ In Concert


Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony

Tickets on sale Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. MST.

Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last 10 years. He returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to perform once more with your Colorado Symphony for an unforgettable evening to end the dog days of summer.

This event is ticketed by AXS.com

Wed 8/28/19 8:00PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony


The Brightness of Light featuring Renée Fleming – Colorado Premiere

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Renée Fleming, soprano
Kevin Puts, special appearance

Superstar soprano, Renée Fleming, returns to the Colorado Symphony for an exciting Colorado premiere of The Brightness of Light conducted by Music Director, Brett Mitchell.

The letters of iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and curator Alfred Stieglitz, are full of poetry, humor, passion, pain, and longing. Written over the many months and years they lived apart, these letters chronicle their initial flirtations—when Georgia was a young, aspiring artist—to Alfred’s death in 1946. Written in three parts, with orchestral interludes composed by Kevin Puts and accompanied by a film by Wendall Harrington, The Brightness of Light tells the story of a great artist who ultimately turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert land she loves.

Note: This performance includes visual accompaniment with three large screens suspended in the concert hall. Limited seating.

Fri 11/15/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Brightness of Light featuring Renée Fleming – Colorado Premiere
Sun 11/17/19 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall The Brightness of Light featuring Renée Fleming – Colorado Premiere