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Colorado Symphony: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2

Brett Mitchell, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Music Director Brett Mitchell and pianist Natasha Paremski take stage for their Red Rocks debut with your Colorado Symphony! Brett leads the orchestra through this stellar evening under the stars including a celebratory nod to Leonard Bernstein's centennial anniversary in Overture from Candide while Natasha performs the thrilling centerpiece of the program, Rachmaninoff’s wildly popular Piano Concerto No. 2. The night concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, one of his most popular symphonies. The night will showcase your Colorado Symphony performing incredibly powerful classical repertoire spotlighting Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre as a truly stellar, acoustically-sound, world-renowned outdoor venue.

Accompanying this musical performance, concert attendees will witness the release of artist Stuart Semple's floating sculptures, Happy Clouds, within the amphitheatre's natural landscape. This visual artwork is provided in partnership with the Denver Theatre District's Happy City: Art for the People initiative (May 18 - June 30).

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Thu 5/31/18 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Colorado Symphony: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2


Denver Made: Summer Porch Party at Leopold Bros. Distillery

VIP tickets are now SOLD OUT!

Summer Porch Party returns this June! We're partnering up with Leopold Bros. Distillery for an evening filled with inspired cocktails, light bites, and a musical performance by a Colorado Symphony small ensemble. In addition to enjoying specialty Leopold Bros. cocktails, all attendees receive tasting samples of the Leopold Bros. portfolio (including over twenty spirits) and light hors d’oeuvres provided by Mezcla Maggie Catering!

Denver Made: Summer Porch Party is a fundraising event for the Colorado Symphony; therefore, a portion of your ticket is tax deductible. Plus, 10% of all bottle sales purchased that night will be donated back to the Colorado Symphony!

Must be 21+ to attend.

Fri 6/15/18 6:30PM Leopold Bros. Distillery Denver Made: Summer Porch Party at Leopold Bros. Distillery


Colorado Symphony's Family Friendly Fourth of July

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Darius de Haas, vocalist

KEY Star – Spangled Banner
WILLIAMS Cowboys Overture
COPLAND Hoe-Down
DRAGON Ragtime Cowboy Joe
CUSTER Salute to the Big Bands
ALAN MERKIN Go the Distance
PHERRELL WILLIAMS Happy
STEVE PERRY Don’t Stop Believing
WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare
WILLIAMS Tribute to John Williams
GERSHWIN Strike up the Band
BERNSTEIN West Side Story Selections
WARD/Traditional America the Beautiful
CLAUDE MICHAEL SCHOENBERG Bring Him Home
WILSON 76 Trombones
Arr. Lowden Armed Forces Salute
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
WILLIAMS Star Wars – Main Theme
SOUSA Stars and Stripes Forever

Celebrate the stars and stripes of the good ol' U.S. of A with your Colorado Symphony this Independence Day! It's the return of the Family Friendly Fourth of July with even more surprises and star-studded talent. This family-friendly program features your favorite contemporary scores and the best fireworks the Front Range has to offer! Celebrate America with the "Armed Forces Salute," "Stars and Stripes Forever," the Overture of 1812, "God Bless America," and a slew of your favorite hits from stage and screen.

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Wed 7/4/18 7:30PM Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Colorado Symphony's Family Friendly Fourth of July


Mozart Under Moonlight
2018/19 Summer
Mozart Under Moonlight

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Christie Conover, soprano
Anna Damerau, piano, Schmitt Music Piano Competition Winner

MOZART Overture from Cosi fan tutte
MOZART Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488
  1. Allegro - 11
MOZART Exsultate Jubilate
MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

The Colorado Symphony presents "Mozart Under Moonlight" at the Arvada Center for one-night-only. Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra on a glorious evening celebrating the most revered composer of all time. Join us on the lawn for highlights from the concerto, operatic, and symphonic repertoire.

Tickets on sale Monday, April 23, 2018 via the Arvada Center

Fri 7/6/18 7:30PM Arvada Center Mozart Under Moonlight


Movie at the Symphony: <i>Jaws in Concert</i>

Brett Mitchell, conductor

Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley and directed by Steven Spielberg, this masterpiece of suspense tells the tale of a small, New England seaside community terrorized by a predatory great white shark during the busiest weekend of the tourist season—the 4th of July. After several local residents are killed in the waters just off shore, it falls to three unlikely heroes – police chief Martin Brody (Roy Scheider), marine scientist Matt Hooper (Richard Dreyfuss) and surly local sea captain Quint (Robert Shaw) – to hunt down and kill the beast before more lives are lost.

Despite a notoriously difficult ocean shoot with constant technical challenges, Jaws became the most successful movie of all time (until the release of Star Wars two years later), and Spielberg has often credited John Williams' iconic score with much of the film's success. Now for the first time, audiences will have the chance to experience the power of a live symphony orchestra performing the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.

In the words of Chief Brody… "You're gonna need a bigger boat!"

Jaws is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Wed 7/11/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Jaws in Concert


Colorado Symphony 2018/19 Season Preview in Concert

Brett Mitchell, conductor

BERNSTEIN Overture from West Side Story
ELLINGTON “King of the Magi” from Three Black Kings
DVORÁK I. Adagio - Allegro molto from Symphony No. 9
WILLIAMS Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
WAGNER Prelude from Die Meistersinger
BERLIOZ “March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie fantastique
BEETHOVEN II. Allegretto from Symphony No. 7
RODGERS Selections from The Sound of Music
HOPKINS We Three Kings
MUSSORGSKY “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition

At this special preview, you'll hear select works from the 2018/19 Season lineup. Join Music Director Brett Mitchell as he takes you through a few of the works that will define the next year of music in Colorado.

Admission is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets will be available beginning two weeks prior to the performance, in person, while supplies last, at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office. All seating is general admission and a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Fri 7/13/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Colorado Symphony 2018/19 Season Preview in Concert


Seal with the Colorado Symphony Featuring Special Guest Corinne Bailey Rae

Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning icon Seal makes his debut with your Colorado Symphony this summer under the stars at the world famous Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Join us for a show-stopping, soulful performance this July. Also featuring special guest Corinne Bailey Rae.

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Sun 7/15/18 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Seal with the Colorado Symphony Featuring Special Guest Corinne Bailey Rae


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

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 Goblet of Fire™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform the unforgettable score live.

-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. (s17)

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

Fri 7/20/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert
Sat 7/21/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert
Sun 7/22/18 1:00PM Boettcher Concert Hall Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert


Sarah McLachlan with the Colorado Symphony

With over 25 years in the recording industry, Sarah McLachlan is a multi-platinum singer and songwriter best known for her intimate vocals and relatable lyrics. The Canadian-born, Grammy and Juno Award winning artist has sold over 40 million albums. Join us as for an unforgettable evening as she returns to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre with your Colorado Symphony.

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Thu 7/26/18 7:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre Sarah McLachlan with the Colorado Symphony


Wicked Divas with your Colorado Symphony - Arvada

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker, vocalists

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
GEORGES BIZET Selections from Carmen
  Prelude to Act I, from Suite No. 1
  Aragonaise, from Suite No. 1
  Habanera, from Suite No. 2
  Les Toreadors, from Suite No. 1
JOHN KANDER/Orch. Paul McKibbins Introduction and All That Jazz from Chicago
MEREDITH WILLSON I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady
JULE STYNE Don’t Rain On My Parade from Funny Girl
MEREDITH WILLSON 76 Trombones
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Let It Go from Frozen
JOHN KANDER & FRED EBB Cabaret from Cabaret
MARC SHAIMAN You Can’t Stop the Beat
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER/Arr. Calvin Custer Selections from The Phantom of the Opera
IRVING BERLIN Anything You Can Do from Annie Get Your Gun
JAMES HORNER & WILL JENNINGS/Arr. Steven Reineke My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
CLAUDE-MICHELE SHONBERG I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables
HAROLD ARLEN & YIP HARBURG/Arr. Skitch Henderson/Dick Lieb Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ/Arr. William David Brohn Popular from Wicked
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ/Arr. Randall Craig Fleischer Defying Gravity from Wicked
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ/Orch. Torrie Ziyo For Good from Wicked

Join your Colorado Symphony for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway under the stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre! The night showcases selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked and features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen—all performed under the stars with your Colorado Symphony!

Tickets on sale Monday, April 23, 2018 via the Arvada Center.

Sat 7/28/18 7:30PM Arvada Center Wicked Divas with your Colorado Symphony - Arvada


Wicked Divas with your Colorado Symphony - Dillon

Christopher Dragon, conductor
Alli Mauzey and Nicole Parker, vocalists

LEONARD BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
GEORGES BIZET Selections from Carmen
  Prelude to Act I, from Suite No. 1
  Aragonaise, from Suite No. 1
  Habanera, from Suite No. 2
  Les Toreadors, from Suite No. 1
JOHN KANDER/Orch. Paul McKibbins Introduction and All That Jazz from Chicago
MEREDITH WILLSON I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady
JULE STYNE Don’t Rain On My Parade from Funny Girl
MEREDITH WILLSON 76 Trombones
LEONARD BERNSTEIN Let It Go from Frozen
JOHN KANDER & FRED EBB Cabaret from Cabaret
MARC SHAIMAN You Can’t Stop the Beat
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER/Arr. Calvin Custer Selections from The Phantom of the Opera
IRVING BERLIN Anything You Can Do from Annie Get Your Gun
JAMES HORNER & WILL JENNINGS/Arr. Steven Reineke My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
CLAUDE-MICHELE SHONBERG I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables
HAROLD ARLEN & YIP HARBURG/Arr. Skitch Henderson/Dick Lieb Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ/Arr. William David Brohn Popular from Wicked
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ/Arr. Randall Craig Fleischer Defying Gravity from Wicked
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ/Orch. Torrie Ziyo For Good from Wicked

Join your Colorado Symphony for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway under the stars at the Dillon Amphitheater! The night showcases selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked and features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen—all performed under the stars with your Colorado Symphony!

Tickets on sale Monday, April 23, 2018 via TownOfDillon.com

Sun 7/29/18 6:00PM Dillon Amphitheater Wicked Divas with your Colorado Symphony - Dillon


<span style="color: #ff0000">SOLD OUT</span> - Colorado Symphony Presents: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Bach

This performance is now SOLD OUT. Some ADA seats may remain for this performance at axs.com, and re-sale tickets are available through Flash Seats.

BACH Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
BACH Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
BACH Cello Suite No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009
BACH Cello Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 1010
BACH Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
BACH Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012

On August 1, 2018, world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the first stop in a two-year journey that will bring Bach's complete solo cello suites to a limited number of locations on six continents. It is a journey motivated not only by the music’s significance in his life — it is among the very first he ever played — but also by Bach’s ability to speak universally. Yo-Yo Ma believes that at a moment when our world is challenged by the pace of change and the strain it can create, audiences old and new will find shared meaning in this music. He has said that when “Bach’s music touches us, it reconnects us to our common humanity.” Indeed, writing in the New Yorker in December, Alex Ross described Yo-Yo Ma’s performance of the suites at the Hollywood Bowl as "The loveliest experience of my listening year … it was as if music had stilled the world.”

Please Note: This performance does not include members of the Colorado Symphony and is a standalone showcase featuring Mr. Ma; presented by the Colorado Symphony Association.

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Wed 8/1/18 6:30PM Red Rocks Amphitheatre SOLD OUT - Colorado Symphony Presents: Yo-Yo Ma Performs Bach


SxSE Festival featuring Colorado Symphony Brass

Join this 1-day, pop-up celebration featuring local food, music, and community for SE Denver. This free community event kicks off with a Fun Run/Walk around Bible Park followed by a kids parade, and features live music from local bands, including your Colorado Symphony Brass! You won't want to miss a selection of local brews and food for purchase, fun games and activities, a pop-up dog park (YES, even the dogs are invited!), and much more!

Colorado Symphony Brass performance is sponsored by Denver Arts & Venues.


Admission is free; No tickets required. Please Note: This performance features the Colorado Symphony brass only; not the full ensemble.

Sat 8/18/18 6:00PM James A. Bible Park SxSE Festival featuring Colorado Symphony Brass