A Classical Romance

Thursday, February 14, 2019 7:30PM
Boettcher Concert Hall

A Classical Romance

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 Kelley 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.

The running time of this performance is approximately 1 hour and 36 minutes. This includes one 20-minute intermission.

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

Boettcher Concert Hall is at the southwest end of the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) located at 14th and Curtis Streets in downtown Denver. It's easy to find and there are two large parking garages available within walking distance: the DPAC Garage and the Colorado Convention Center Garage. Please arrive early to ensure ease of parking and an on-time arrival. With numerous other events happening at the DPAC all the time, parking fills up quickly. Late arrivals will be seated during the first available break. We strongly encourage alternate forms of transportation.

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If you don’t see the answer to your question, feel free to contact Colorado Symphony Concierge Rob Warner at concierge@coloradosymphony.org, or call the Box Office at 303.623.7876.

This weekend's performances feature a special Prelude Lecture featuring Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent, and on Saturday night only, a Talkback with Music Director Brett Mitchell and soprano Kelley O'Connor.

Join Us Before Each Classics Series Performance!
Join your Colorado Symphony for Preludes—pre-concert events to enhance your experience! Preludes take place at 6:30 p.m. (FRI & SAT) and 12 p.m. (SUN) in Boettcher Concert Hall, before every Classics performance, and are included with your concert ticket.

Prelude Lectures: Classical music author and historian Betsy Schwarm will share information about the composers and pieces on the program. Ms. Schwarm is a celebrated Denver icon. Catch her in action before hearing your Colorado Symphony!  

Prelude Workshops: Be ready to participate! Take your mind, body, and spirit to a deeper listening plane with Catherine Beeson, Assistant Principal Violist and Director of Community Education Programs for your Colorado Symphony. Catherine will guide you to an internal understanding of the music you'll be hearing by encouraging your super powers of inquiry, observation and application.

Immediately following select Classics performances, enjoy a Talkback—special 15-minute, post-concert discussions with the guest artist or conductor. Talkbacks take place in Boettcher Concert Hall and are included with your concert ticket. To find out which performances include a Talkback, check the individual concert webpage or contact the Colorado Symphony Concierge, Robert Warner at 303.534.0759 or concierge@coloradosymphony.org.

*Subject to change, and to guest artist/conductor availability.


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