Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Sunday, March 3, 2019 1:00PM
Boettcher Concert Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

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Beethoven Symphony No. 7

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.

The running time of this performance is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes. This includes one 20-minute intermission.

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

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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This weekend's performances feature a Prelude Lecture, and on Friday night only, a Talkback with Music Director Brett Mitchell, composer Mason Bates, and cellist Joshua Roman.

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

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


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