Event Listings

Lettuce with the Colorado Symphony


Christopher Dragon, conductor

For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency. Their latest offerings showcase the exceptional musicianship and improvisational, rhythmic genius that fans have come to expect with orchestrations created especially for this world-premiere event by Tom Hagerman. For their Colorado Symphony debut, the band will bring forth their greatest creative endeavor to-date to funk the house down.

Sat 11/10/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Lettuce with the Colorado Symphony

Vienna Boys Choir
2018/19 CU Specials
Vienna Boys Choir


Boys have been singing at the Viennese court since the 14th century. Historians settled on 1498 as the foundation date for the Vienna Boys Choir and, until 1918, the Choir sang exclusively for the imperial court, at Mass, concerts, private functions, and on state occasions.

Today, the Vienna Boys Choir consists of 100 boys between the ages of ten and fourteen from dozens of nations, divided into four touring groups. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. Among them, the four choirs give 300 concerts and performances each year before almost half a million people. Join us for an evening of awe-inspiring vocals with a small ensemble of your Colorado Symphony adding to the uniqueness of this concert evening.

This performance will feature only a small portion of the musicians of the Colorado Symphony.

Sun 11/11/18 2:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Vienna Boys Choir

Free Fallin' - The Music of Tom Petty


Christopher Dragon, conductor
Jeans 'n Classics, vocalists/band

Tom Petty’s career spanned over forty years, bringing with it the iconic American music that made Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers a household name. Your Colorado Symphony teams up with Jeans 'n Classics once more, to faithfully interpret and honor the late great rock ’n roll icon, Tom Petty.

Sat 11/24/18 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Free Fallin' - The Music of Tom Petty

Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony


Brett Mitchell, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

One of the most extraordinary masters of the violin, with a spectacular 50-year career, violinist Itzhak Perlman brings his celebrated brilliance to a performance of Beethoven’s illustrious Violin Concerto with Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, Perlman is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond to his remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy for making music, which he communicates through his expressive performances. Jennifer Higdon’s brisk, enchanting Fanfare Ritmico begins the program on an exuberant note while a host of Colorado Symphony musicians will be featured in starring roles in Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes.

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

Thu 1/10/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony

Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con — V


Christopher Dragon, conductor

Everyone’s favorite cosplay-night-out is back! We’re here with old favorites and bringing new surprises to honor our fifth installment of the Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con series! It’s an evening of pure magic with your favorite scores from Comic Con-themed movies and video games, and V will bring even more spectacular bombastic pop-culture fun.

Whether you’re a Wonder Woman warrior or Jean Grey goddess, you’re going to love this fun fantasy night with your Colorado Symphony!

Fri 2/8/19 7:30PM Boettcher Concert Hall Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con — V

Nat King Cole & Me — An Evening with Gregory Porter


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.

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

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY


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