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2018/19 SEASON

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WELCOME TO OUR 2018/19 SEASON

Here’s Our Score . . . . . . 2-3 Brett Mitchell Society . . . . . 4 Announcing Itzhak Perlman . . . 5 2018/19 Concerts . . . . . 6-29 Season at a Glance . . . .

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Get More From Your Symphony . . 30 Flex Pass . . . . . . . . . 31 Symphony in the Summer . . 32-33 Season Packages . . . . . 34-36 Add-on Concerts . . . . . . 37 Subscriber Benefits . . . . . . 38 New Subscriber Form . . .

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Seating Charts . . . . . . . 41

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Education Outreach . . . . . 42 Beyond the Concert Hall . . . . 43 Support Your Symphony . . . 44-45

Front and back cover watercolors: Judd Mercer, juddmercer.art


n behalf of all of us at the Colorado Symphony, I’d like to welcome you to our 2018/19 Season! Throughout my first season as music director, I’ve been blown away by the support and passion of the Denver arts community. We have a tremendous foundation in place, and I look forward to building on that during our second season together. Our 2018/19 Season is positively overflowing with extraordinary talent. On October 13, Tony®-Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (the original Aaron Burr in the smash-hit musical Hamilton) will join us for an evening featuring songs from his chart-topping solo album. On January 10, we’ll welcome a living legend back to Boettcher Concert Hall as violinist Itzhak Perlman joins us for a special performance of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. And that’s just the beginning, as we’ll be featuring fantastic soloists all season long. We’re thrilled to welcome violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Joshua Roman, and pianists Stephen Hough and Joyce Yang, as well as our very own Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams, Principal Oboe Peter Cooper, and Principal Horn Michael Thornton. For almost a century, the Colorado Symphony has performed a wide variety of the best music ever composed, and our 2018/19 Season will be no different. Here are a few of my personal highlights: Just before Veterans Day, we’ll perform Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, War Requiem, featuring two orchestras, three vocal soloists, the Colorado Symphony Chorus, and the Colorado Children’s Chorale. We’re proud to share this astonishing, exquisite marriage of music and poetry to celebrate our veterans and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended World War I. Another program we’re particularly eager to share with you explores the history of the American experience, culminating with Dvořák’s landmark “New World” Symphony. We’ll preface this classic with two pieces featuring the words of distinctly American orators: Aaron Copland’s tribute to President Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Portrait, and Joseph Schwantner’s tribute to civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. in New Morning for the World (Daybreak of Freedom). As always, there’s much more to our season than our Classics series. We’ll perform the scores of Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ as we screen the movies live, and we’ll pay tribute to such pop icons as Nat King Cole and Tom Petty. A new holiday tradition begins with a brand new program titled A Classical Christmas, while Denver favorites A Colorado Christmas and Too Hot to Handel also return as part of a stunning December lineup. The 2018/19 Season promises to be our most spectacular season yet, and we can’t wait to share this beautiful music with you. See you in the hall! Sincerely,

Brett Mitchell Music Director, Colorado Symphony

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HERE’S OUR SCORE We influence our community by the thousands. Here are a few highlights:

300,000

People are exposed to the power of our music through live performances, recordings, or educational initiatives.

13,279

People attend Colorado Symphony concerts each year for free through our various initiatives including free Community Concerts, the Community Ticketing Initiative, and more programs aimed at sharing the power of music.

160,000+

People hear the Colorado Symphony live, in-person each year.

22,000+ Children and adults benefit from our education outreach each year.

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weeks make up our performance season.

150+

Performances annually.

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Our audience comes from:

64 Colorado counties. 50 States. 113 Countries worldwide.

$30

Million in economic impact.


YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THE MUSIC HAPPEN Our donors, subscribers, and patrons enable your Colorado Symphony to make music throughout the year.

8%

Endowment and Trusts

38%

Donor Contributions

9%

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Funding

45%

Earned Revenue

Colorado Symphony Revenues FY17 stats and data

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BRETT MITCHELL

SOCIETY

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Brett Mitchell Society members are a group of highly engaged patrons and donors who share the Colorado Symphony’s passion for artistic excellence and innovation, subscribe to a series of at least four concerts, and contribute at least $2,500 annually as a donor. Benefits include a Masterclass with Brett Mitchell, “From the Podium” newsletter, and Advance Access to annual, one-night-only events with special guest artists like Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony!

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ANNOUNCING

ONE-NIGHT-ONLY SPECIAL GUEST

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PERLMAN PERFORMING WITH YOUR COLORADO SYMPHONY

JANUARY 10, 2019 B O E T TC H E R CO N C E RT H A L L

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For this extra special evening, Brett Mitchell Society members will have first access to purchase seats. To receive presale access to Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony as a Brett Mitchell Society member: â?š  Renew your 2018/19 Season subscription or subscribe for the first time and become an annual donor of $2,500 or more by April 16, 2018. B rett Mitchell Society members will be contacted in the order in which their membership/subscription is received to select their seats. These calls will take place from April 17, 2018 through May 31, 2018.

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Jake Shimabukuro In Concert SEPT 7

SPECIAL

FRI 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro, who shot to international fame with his virtuosic covers of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Hallelujah,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” joins your Colorado Symphony once more to perform his many fan favorites plus some of his own electrifying originals for ukulele and orchestra.

Opening Weekend: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 Conducted by Brett Mitchell SEPT 14-16 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano WILLIAM HILL World Premiere MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503 RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

On the heels of an acclaimed inaugural season, Music Director Brett Mitchell begins his second by conducting Rachmaninoff’s second and best-known symphony. A romantic tour de force, Rachmaninoff’s luscious Symphony No. 2 brims with emotion as melodies of heart-wrenching beauty unfold throughout. One of America’s foremost pianists, featured soloist Jeremy Denk joins your Colorado Symphony in bringing the exceptional elegance of Mozart’s brilliant Piano Concerto No. 25 to life. A special world premiere performance of Principal Timpanist William Hill’s latest composition kicks off this opening weekend celebration.

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas

COMMUNITY

SEPT 20 THU 7:00 The Mexican Cultural Center, along with the Colorado Symphony, presents Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas. In its second year, this unique community concert celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Latin culture’s influence on sound in the Americas. This concert will showcase a fusion of traditional, classical, and contemporary music augmented by the Colorado Symphony’s soaring orchestrations. This event is a free community concert. Tickets for this performance are available two weeks prior to the event at the Colorado Symphony Box Office. All seating is general admission and a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

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FRANK AND ELLA Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra: Masters of American Song SEPT 22

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Capathia Jenkins and Tony DeSare, vocalists

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra were two undisputed masters of “The Great American Songbook.” During their storied careers, they appeared together several times on television and on stage. Great fans of one another’s work, their mutual admiration transformed into pure magic when performing together. Sadly, they never realized a recording immortalizing their collaborative legacy. Join your Colorado Symphony and special guest artists as we work to recreate some of that magic live for one night only this September.

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Gershwin Concerto in F Conducted by Brett Mitchell SEPT 28-30

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Joyce Yang, piano ELLINGTON Three Black Kings GERSHWIN Concerto in F JOHN ADAMS City Noir

Your Colorado Symphony celebrates three titans of American music with an evening of urban symphonic jazz, exploring the evolution of jazz in the concert hall from Gershwin to Ellington to John Adams. Gershwin’s Concerto in F, the first large-scale jazz composition in a traditionally classical form, stands out as one of the most striking and original pieces of its time. Captivating pianist Joyce Yang makes her much-anticipated Colorado Symphony debut, bringing a ‘poetic and sensitive pianism’ to Gershwin’s work. Ellington’s last major work, Three Black Kings, captures one of the greatest songwriters of all time exploring the orchestral form, while John Adams’ City Noir evokes the tone of 20th century America in a work that harkens back to the golden age of jazz.

A Light In The Void OCT 5

SPECIAL

FRI 7:30

Austin Wintory, composer/conductor Anthony Lund, writer/producer Maria Spiropulu, Alice Roberts, and Carolyn Porco, guest speakers

A Light in the Void is the world’s first concert experience to blend unforgettable scientific stories—told by world-renowned scientists— with stirring orchestral accompaniment and stunning visual narrative. Featuring all-original compositions, this experience of intense wonder and excitement will take you on a journey to learn incredible scientific facts and ignite your senses with the elation of discovery and wonder. The story of science unfolds before you in a special blend of content, music, and visuals, lovingly choreographed to tell a complete story 13.8 billion years in the making. A Light in the Void will renew our vows with all that is greater than ourselves. About the scientists: Maria Spiropulu is Professor of High Energy Physics at The California Institute of Technology and one of the Lead Experimentalists for The Large Hadron Collider Collaboration. Alice Roberts is Professor of Anthropology & Paleopathology at The University of Birmingham. Carolyn Porco is the leader of the imaging science team for NASA’s Cassini-Huygens Space Probe studying Saturn.

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration SYMPHONY POPS OCT 6

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Sarah Jane McMahon, Gary Mauer, and William Michals, vocalists

A celebration of the music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, this evening not only celebrates the collaboration of these two geniuses, but also includes songs of Hammerstein’s collaboration with Jerome Kern (Showboat) as well as Rodgers’ collaborations with Lorenz Hart. This wonderful evening includes show-stopping Broadway tunes such as “Climb Every Mountain,” “Oklahoma,” “Some Enchanted Evening,” and many others!

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BROADWAY’S VERY OWN SUPERSTAR!

LESLIE ODOM, JR. ON SALE NOW!

An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr. OCT 13

SPECIAL

SAT 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Leslie Odom, Jr., vocalist

Photo: Nathan Johnson

Multifaceted performer Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for originating the Tony®-Award winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton and his role in the TV series Smash, joins your Colorado Symphony for an extraordinary evening performing hits from his debut solo album, which quickly rose to number one on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz charts, plus more. ON SALE NOW!

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Schubert Unfinished Symphony OCT 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Carlos Kalmar, conductor Michael Thornton, horn GOULD Spirituals for Orchestra GLIÈRE Concerto for Horn in B-flat major, Op. 91 SCHUBERT Symphony in B minor, D. 759, “Unfinished” WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger

In his first Colorado Symphony appearance since 2004, guest conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the orchestra in a performance of varied works. Glière’s sweeping and unprecedentedly demanding Concerto for Horn is performed by Principal Horn Michael Thornton. Contrary to its name, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony provides a complete, essential symphonic experience despite the mystery surrounding its incomplete status. In a stirring conclusion to the program, Wagner’s bright and virtuosic Prelude to Die Meistersinger introduces the opera’s most important themes in a beautifully self-contained fashion, making it a magnificent concert piece.

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas OCT 24-25 WED-THU 7:00 Christopher Dragon, conductor

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

| HalfNotes PG.30

See one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! Disney’s full-feature film The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialogue, singing, and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s darkly charming score, played live by your Colorado Symphony. Families are welcome and costumes are encouraged. After all, this is Halloween! Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.

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25TH ANNIVERSARY!

Halloween Spooktacular!

F A M I LY

HalfNotes PG.30 OCT 28 SUN 2:30 It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from Harry Potter™ films and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on the stage for the whole crowd! It’s a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy! Presented by

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Time Warp - The Music of The Rocky Horror Show

SYMPHONY POPS

OCT 26-27 FRI-SAT 7:30

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

Are you ready for the Time Warp? It’s a musical tribute celebrating the music and songs from the cult-classic, The Rocky Horror Show! We’ve never gone quite this theatrical before, but “It’s Astounding” how five vocalists channel Rocky Horror characters Magenta, Columbia, Frank-N-Furter, Riff Raff, and Brad and Janet in this fun, wild symphonic rock concert! Come on down to the lab to hear what’s on the slab—music of the iconic sci fi-comedy-horror satire with your Colorado Symphony. This presentation is NOT shown in conjunction with the motion picture film, but DOES have fun, fantastic, frisky re-enactors that’ll have you shouting “Hot patootie, bless my soul! I really love that rock n’ roll!”

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War Requiem

Britten War Requiem

CLASSICS

NOV 2-4 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK P G.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director BRITTEN War Requiem, Op. 66

Amanda Majeski, soprano Nicholas Phan, tenor James Westman, baritone

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 Armistice that signaled the end of World War I, your Colorado Symphony presents a once-in-a-generation performance of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece, War Requiem. Commissioned to mark the opening of a new cathedral for the city of Coventry in 1962 after a bombing destroyed the previous cathedral in 1940, Britten, a lifelong pacifist and conscientious objector during World War II, created this very public expression of his beliefs about ‘war and the pity of war.’ In a master stroke, he included texts by the First World War poet Wilfred Owen, providing an ironic commentary on the classic Latin Requiem Mass while serving as a reminder to future generations on the wickedness of war. Joined by the Colorado Symphony Chorus, the Colorado Children’s Chorale, and three vocal soloists, Brett Mitchell leads your Colorado Symphony in its first performance of this monumental undertaking since 2001. 12

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Vienna Boys Choir

SPECIAL

NOV 11 SUN 2:30 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

NOV 16-18 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Jaime Martín, conductor Pinchas Zukerman, violin RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82

A true master of our time, violinist Pinchas Zukerman teams with guest conductor Jaime Martín to invigorate Bruch’s renowned concerto. Zukerman lends his virtuosity, prodigious technique, and unwavering artistic standards to a work that teems with lyrical beauty and emotional sincerity. Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin pays a light-hearted homage to loved ones lost, while Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 builds to a majestic and fitting conclusion to an unforgettable performance.

Movie at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert NOV 23

FRI 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Taylor Martin, assistant director

Photo: Cheyrl Mazak

Bruch Performed by Pinchas Zukerman

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

| HalfNotes PG.30

A holiday classic, Home Alone features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live as the film is shown on large suspended screens in Boettcher Concert Hall. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family. © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox

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Free Fallin’- A Tribute to the Music of Tom Petty NOV 24

SPECIAL

SAT 7:30

Drums of the World NOV 25

SUN 2:30

Colorado Symphony Percussionists

F A M I LY HalfNotes PG.30

Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, tablespoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh bells! These are just some of the percussion instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of your Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.

All Beethoven NOV 30-DEC 2 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Hans Graf, conductor Inon Barnatan, piano BEETHOVEN Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, “Pastoral”

This season’s annual weekend of all-Beethoven performances highlights works of the world’s most revered and recognized composer: Ludwig van Beethoven. GRAMMY®-Award winner Hans Graf takes the podium as your Colorado Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” which brims with color and texture as it transports listeners on a stroll through the Viennese countryside. Overture to Egmont shows Beethoven at his most urgent and forceful in a piece full of power and fire. Inon Barnatan joins the ensemble as featured soloist on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 for a weekend showcasing the works of a symphonic legend.

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A Classical Christmas Conducted by Brett Mitchell

H O L I D AY

DEC 7-8 FRI-SAT 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Anna Christy, soprano Andrew Garland, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director ARNOLD (arr. Palmer) The Holly and the Ivy (Fantasy on Christmas Carols) HOLST Christmas Day BARBER Die Natali: Chorale Preludes for Christmas BERLIOZ “The Shepherds’ Farewell” from L’enfance du Christ HANDEL (arr. Mozart) “Hallelujah” from Messiah

TRADITIONAL (arr. Jackfert) ADAM (arr. Jackfert) HOPKINS (arr. Jackfert) FINZI RANDOL BASS

I Saw Three Ships O Holy Night We Three Kings In Terra Pax: Christmas Scene Gloria

A new tradition begins as your Colorado Symphony debuts A Classical Christmas, blending traditional and classical holiday arrangements in an unforgettable performance. Featuring two vocal soloists and the Colorado Symphony Chorus, this new program includes holiday-themed music from Handel arranged by Mozart, Holst, Barber, Berlioz, and more. Finzi’s In Terra Pax: Christmas Scene is a magnificent retelling of the nativity story while Bass’ Gloria offers an electrifying conclusion to this holiday kick-off spectacular.

Ten Tenors — Home for the Holidays with your Colorado Symphony DEC 9

H O L I D AY

SUN 6:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Ten Tenors, vocalists

Join Australia’s rock stars of the opera, the Ten Tenors, as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites performed with your Colorado Symphony. With soaring versions of “Joy to the World,” “White Christmas,“ “Amazing Grace,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Feliz Navidad,” and more, Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season.

A Colorado Christmas DEC 14-16 FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

Christopher Dragon, conductor Devin DeSantis, vocalist Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

H O L I D AY HalfNotes PG.30

The warm sounds of the holidays fill Boettcher Concert Hall with your favorite songs this December. ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated live from stage, will put a smile on your face and set a festive tone for this treasured holiday program, and you won’t want to miss other favorite works like Sleigh Ride, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker, and more! This family-friendly evening features traditional Christmas carols, highlights from our popular production of Too Hot to Handel, and a chance to sing along to a few of your favorite winter tunes. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!

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Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour

H O L I D AY

DEC 17 MON 7:30 Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they present The Best of Christmas Tour with your Colorado Symphony. The evening features music from the all-female ensemble’s most favorite Yuletide songs performed by them over the years. Prepare for an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer. celticwoman.com

Holiday Brass DEC 19

H O L I D AY

WED 7:30

Brian Buerkle, conductor Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion

Love the sounds of the season even more at our wildly popular all-brass night in Boettcher Concert Hall. Join us for a rousing evening featuring the best of your Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion. Witness their brilliance and power in a resounding program of seasonal favorites. Whether it comes from the vitality of the Renaissance, the glory of the Baroque, or the nostalgic jubilation in the music of Hollywood’s most popular Christmas movies, it’ll be a night you won’t soon forget.

Too Hot to Handel

H O L I D AY

DEC 21-22 FRI-SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Cynthia Renée Saffron, soprano Lawrence Clayton, tenor Too Hot to Handel Community Chorus, Travis Branam and Mary Louise Burke, directors

This exuberant jazz, gospel, and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah and returns by popular demand, with associate conductor Christopher Dragon at the podium, for the 2018 Holiday season! Featuring audience-favorite guest soloists and members of the Colorado Symphony Chorus, this exhilarating night of music will have you rejoicing in the aisles.

A Night in Vienna DEC 31

H O L I D AY

MON 6:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor

The wildly popular annual tradition featuring your Colorado Symphony waltzing with you into the New Year returns! Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes, and marches. The festive evening is the perfect sendoff to 2018– and the early start time ensures that you won’t miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks! Don’t miss out on this fantastic event; tickets sell fast!

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ONE NIGHT ONLY

Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony JAN 10

THU 7:30

SPECIAL PRELUDE//TA L K BACK PG.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin JENNIFER HIGDON Fanfare Ritmico 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 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. Tickets for this performance go on sale August 1, 2018 and range in price from $75-$150. There are two special presale opportunities, pending availability, to purchase tickets to Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony before August 1. See below. BRETT MITCHELL SOCIETY PRESALE To learn more about how to be first in line to purchase tickets, see page 5 of this brochure. SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER PRESALE Subscribers will receive presale access to Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony before the general public, but after members of the Brett Mitchell Society.To receive subscriber presale access, renew your 2018/19 season subscription or subscribe for the first time before April 16, 2018. Subscribers will be contacted after June 15, in the order that their subscription is received, to purchase tickets to Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony. GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE General public on-sale for Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony is August 1, 2018, online, by phone, and in person at the Colorado Symphony Box Office, pending availability.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

JAN 4-6 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 | HalfNotes PG.30 The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™. The unforgettable score will be performed with a live symphony orchestra as the film is projected simultaneously on the big screen. 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. (s18)

A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops JAN 12

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Steve Metcalf & Nick Recuber, bass Abby Raymond, e-flat clarinet

By popular demand, our fantastic tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston pops returns with a fresh and fun evening featuring the ever-animated Christopher Dragon on the podium to provide an animated performance in honor of Arthur Fiedler! Colorado Symphony bassists Steve Metcalf and Nick Recuber take the stage in Giovanni Bottesini’s duet, Passione Amorosa, clarinetist Abby Raymond performs William Bolcom’s Little Suite of Four Dances, and there’s even more music that will have you loving this concert tribute to the dynamic sound of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops!

Dvořák Symphony No. 9

CLASSICS

JAN 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Damon Gupton, narrator COPLAND Lincoln Portrait JOSEPH SCHWANTNER New Morning for the World (Daybreak of Freedom) DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”

View the American experiment through the prism of three prominent composers as they reflect their observations of who we were during the Civil War, who we were during the civil rights movement, and who we’ve always strived to be in a trio of thematically tied works. Noted Actor Damon Gupton, known for his roles in Criminal Minds, Deadline, and La La Land, brings the words of Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln Portrait and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in New Morning for the World (Daybreak of Freedom) to life as Copland and Schwantner incorporate narrative passages and a broad lyrical scoring that sounds unmistakably American. In his renowned Symphony No. 9, popularly known as the “New World Symphony,” Dvořák incorporates influences of Native American musical rhythms, African-American spirituals, and the wide-open spaces he encountered on a trip through America’s heartland in the early 1890s in a work of beauty and relevance.

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Movie at the Symphony: Amadeus Live JAN 25-26 FRI-SAT 7:30

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y PG.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director

Experience the Academy®-Award winning 1984 motion picture Amadeus screened while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and chorus. Amadeus is a sumptuous period epic, celebrating the music of the greatest musical genius the world has ever known, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Winner of eight Academy®-Awards, including Best Picture, Amadeus tells the story of Vienna court composer Antonio Salieri and his all-consuming jealousy over the bawdy, vulgar, but divinely talented young Mozart. Despite his raging envy as he plots to destroy Mozart, he cannot tear himself away from the sublime genius of Mozart’s music. MPAA rating: R. Amadeus Live is a production of Avex Classics International

Mendelssohn Double Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams FEB 1-3

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Kevin John Edusei, conductor Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin Anne Marie McDermott, piano MENDELSSOHN Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor SCHUBERT Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, “The Great”

A mere fourteen years old when he composed it, Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto in D minor is one of his most brilliant early works. Guest conductor Kevin John Edusei directs Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams and guest pianist Anne Marie McDermott in a stunning combination of unlikely forces as violin and piano dance, mimic, converse, and repeat in an electrifying performance. Schubert’s majestic Symphony No. 9, known as “The Great,” is a powerfully melodic work brimming with influence from Beethoven’s own 9th Symphony. Breathtaking and full of life, this music is a joy to behold.

Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con — V FEB 8

FRI 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor

SPECIAL HalfNotes PG.30

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!

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Sondheim & Lloyd Webber Showcase FEB 9

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christiane Noll, Debbie Gravitte, Hugh Panaro, vocalists

Your Colorado Symphony pays homage to two Broadway composers who redefined the theatric genre again and again with their show-stopping scores that set the stage for their beloved musicals. With spectacular featured vocalists, this evening of song and sound will showcase tunes from hits like Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Gypsy, and more.

A Classical Romance

CLASSICS

FEB 14, 16-17 THU, SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Kelly O’Connor, mezzo-soprano HERRMANN “Scene 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 Kelly 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.

Nat King Cole & Me — An Evening with Gregory Porter FEB 23

SPECIAL

SAT 7:30

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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Beethoven Symphony No. 7

CLASSICS

MAR 1-3 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK P G.30

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. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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SEASON AT A GLANCE

SEPTEMBER Jake Shimabukuro In Concert SEPT 7

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

SPECIAL

OCT 24-25 WED-THU 7:00

FRI 7:30

Opening Weekend: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2 Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.

CLASSICS

Time Warp - The Music of The Rocky Horror Show

SEPT 20 SEPT 22

SAT 7:30

Gershwin Concerto in F Conducted by Brett Mitchell

SYMPHONY POPS CLASSICS

SEPT 28-30 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 n

OCTOBER A Light in the Void OCT 5

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

SPECIAL SYMPHONY POPS SPECIAL

SAT 7:30

Schubert Unfinished Symphony OCT 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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NOV 2-4

CLASSICS

SPECIAL

SUN 2:30

Bruch Performed by Pinchas Zukerman

CLASSICS

NOV 16-18 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Movie at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert NOV 23

Free Fallin’- A Tribute to the Music of Tom Petty NOV 24

SPECIAL

SAT 7:30

Drums of the World NOV 25

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

FRI 7:30

F A M I LY

SUN 2:30

NOV 30-DEC 2 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

MUSIC ELEVATED.

CLASSICS

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

All Beethoven

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SUN 2:30

NOVEMBER Britten War Requiem NOV 11

SAT 7:30

OCT 13

OCT 28

Vienna Boys Choir

FRI 7:30

OCT 6

Halloween Spooktacular!

COMMUNITY

THU 7:00

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra: Masters of American Song

SYMPHONY POPS

OCT 26-27 FRI-SAT 7:30

SEPT 14-16 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

CLASSICS


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DECEMBER A Classical Christmas Conducted by Brett Mitchell DEC 7-8

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H O L I D AY

MAR 1-3

FRI-SAT 7:30

Ten Tenors — Home for the Holidays with your Colorado Symphony DEC 9

MAR 9 MAR 10

DEC 19

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

H O L I D AY

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

H O L I D AY

DEC 31 n

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JAN 4-6

APR 6

SPECIAL

THU 7:30

A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Dvořák Symphony No. 9

CLASSICS

JAN 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Movie at the Symphony: Amadeus Live

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

JAN 25-26 FRI-SAT 7:30

FEBRUARY Mendelssohn Double Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams FEB 1-3 FEB 8 FEB 9

CLASSICS SPECIAL

FRI 7:30

Sondheim & Lloyd Webber Showcase

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

A Classical Romance

CLASSICS

FEB 14,16-17 THU, SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Nat King Cole & Me — An Evening with Gregory Porter FEB 23

SAT 7:30

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

CLASSICS

APR 26-28 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 n

M AY Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY MAY 2-3

SPECIAL

THU-FRI 7:30

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia MAY 5

F A M I LY

SUN 2:30

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

CLASSICS

MAY 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 CLASSICS

MAY 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con — V

CLASSICS

APR 12-14 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron

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FUNDRAISER

SAT 6:00

Brahms Symphony No. 4

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony

JAN 12

SYMPHONY POPS

THU 7:30

Colorado Symphony Ball

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. (s18)

JAN 10

APRIL Women of Rock APR 4

H O L I D AY

MON 6:30

JANUARY Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

CLASSICS

MAR 29-31 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

DEC 21-22 FRI-SAT 7:30

A Night in Vienna

CLASSICS

MAR 15-17 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

WED 7:30

Too Hot to Handel

F A M I LY

SUN 2:30

H O L I D AY

MON 7:30

Holiday Brass

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Peter and the Wolf Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co.

H O L I D AY

DEC 14-16 FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour

CLASSICS

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Face Vocal Band with the Colorado Symphony

H O L I D AY

SUN 6:30

A Colorado Christmas

DEC 17

MARCH Beethoven Symphony No. 7

SPECIAL

Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell

CLASSICS

MAY 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

STUDENT

TICKETS! Students and teachers receive a ticket for: *A valid Student/Teacher ID is required for EACH discounted ticket. All tickets purchased in advance must be picked up at Will Call the day of show. Fees and limitations apply.

To purchase online use promo code: LISTEN (with valid school I.D.! *)

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Face Vocal Band with the Colorado Symphony

SYMPHONY POPS

MAR 9 SAT 7:30 Captivating audiences for over a decade, Face 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!

Peter and the Wolf Featuring Magic Circle Mime Co. MAR 10 SUN 2:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Magic Circle Mime Co.

F A M I LY HalfNotes PG.30

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. The 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.

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 MAR 15-17 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

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.

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Watercolor insets: Judd Mercer, juddmercer.art

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

CLASSICS

MAR 29-31 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B AC K P G.30

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. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Women of Rock APR 4

SYMPHONY POPS

THU 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Tracksuit Wedding

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, takes the stage with your Colorado Symphony to pay homage to female visionaries including: Adele, the Eurhythmics, Alecia Keys, Lady Gaga, Janis Joplin, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Stevie Nicks, Diana Ross, 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!

Colorado Symphony Ball APR 6

FUNDRAISER

SAT 6:00

Fillmore Auditorium

You’re invited to the biggest party in town — and the largest fundraiser for the Colorado Symphony! You won’t want to miss this amazing event. Mark your calendars and dress in your best for the most memorable night out all year. Full details announced winter 2019.

Brahms Symphony No. 4 APR 12-14 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

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.

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Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky APR 26-28 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

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.

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY MAY 2-3 THU-FRI 7:30

Arnie Roth, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus

SPECIAL

| HalfNotes PG.30

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 Chorus play alongside breathtaking HD video direct from SQUARE ENIX. This show is a multimedia feast for the eyes and ears!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia MAY 5

SUN 2:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Presented in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Center

F A M I LY HalfNotes PG.30

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!

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Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

CLASSICS

MAY 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

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.

Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron

CLASSICS

MAY 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK PG.30

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.

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Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell

CLASSICS

MAY 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK B ACK P G.30

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. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas OCT 24-25 WED-THU 7:00

Presentation licensed by Disney Music Publishing and Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y

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Prelude: Join your Colorado Symphony for Preludes: pre-concert events to enhance your experience! Preludes take place one hour prior to each classics performance in Boettcher Concert Hall and are included with your concert ticket. Talkback: After select Classics performances enjoy a post-concert lecture or discussion lead by a special guest. Talkbacks take place immediately following the concert in Boettcher Concert Hall and are included with your concert ticket. Visit coloradosymphony.org one week prior to the performance to confirm event.

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Film and Screens These special concerts will have an audio/visual element to the performance. For the Movie at the Symphony Series, this icon denotes that the performance includes FULL SCREENING OF THE FEATURE FILM! The pre-recorded soundtrack is removed from these features and performed live by your Colorado Symphony. Audio dialogue may be supported with on-screen subtitles. For concerts in the Special Series, this icon will denote the performance may have a visual support element with large screens in the hall. For all of these performances, seating will be limited to best allow sight lines for audience enjoyment, so get tickets before they are gone!

Join us for HalfNotes, family-friendly pre-concert activities, one hour before the concert! This note in the concert description confirms these events for this concert weekend. Held in Boettcher Concert Hall, these activities take place prior to both Family and “familyfriendly” concerts. Activities are individually curated for each concert and will feature rotating installations like crafts, composer dress-up, composition station, and an instrument petting zoo!


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Great savings over single ticket prices. You pay only $228 plus a one-time $20 processing fee. That’s a savings of up to 45% per ticket! Plus, we waive the single ticket service fees when you redeem your vouchers.

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Colorado Symphony Family Friendly Fourth of July JUL 4 WED 7:30 Christopher Dragon, conductor Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

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Mozart Under Moonlight JUL 6 FRI 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

Tickets on sale APR 23

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Movie at the Symphony: JAWS in Concert JUL 11 WED 7:30 Brett Mitchell, conductor Boettcher Concert Hall

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Colorado Symphony 2018/19 Season Preview in Concert JUL 13 FRI 7:30 Brett Mitchell, conductor Boettcher Concert Hall

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Seal with the Colorado Symphony and special guest Corrine Bailey Rae JUL 15 SUN 7:30 Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert JUL 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 Boettcher Concert Hall

TICKETS: AXS.COM | HalfNotes PG.30

TICKETS: COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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. (s18)

Sarah McLachlan with the Colorado Symphony JUL 26 THU 7:30 Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

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Wicked Divas with your Colorado Symphony JUL 28 SAT 7:30 Christopher Dragon, conductor Alli Maunzey and Nicole Parker, vocalists Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

Tickets on sale APR 23

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2018/19 SEASON PACKAGES

CLASSICS 8 A PACKAGE

CLASSICS 8 B PACKAGE

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

Opening Weekend: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2. Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Gershwin Concerto in F Conducted by Brett Mitchell

SEPT 14-16 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Schubert Unfinished Symphony OCT 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Dvoล™รกk Symphony No. 9 JAN 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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A Classical Romance FEB 14, 16-17 THU, SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Mendelssohn Double Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams FEB 1-3

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See Page 19

MAR 1-3

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See Page 21

MAR 29-31 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See Page 25

Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky See Page 26

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique MAY 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

All Beethoven

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Brahms Symphony No. 4 APR 12-14 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See Page 12

Beethoven Symphony No. 7 See Page 20

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 MAR 15-17 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

NOV 30-DEC 2 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 13

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Britten War Requiem NOV 2-4

See Page 10

Bruch Performed by Pinchas Zukerman NOV 16-18 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

SEPT 28-30 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

APR 26-28 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell See Page 28

MAY 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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CLASSICS 16 PACKAGE

CUSTOM DESIGN 16, 8, OR 4 PACKAGE

Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Opening Weekend: Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2. Conducted by Brett Mitchell

A Classical Romance

SEPT 14-16 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

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FEB 14, 16-17 THU, SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Gershwin Concerto in F Conducted by Brett Mitchell

MAR 1-3

SEPT 28-30 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

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MAR 15-17 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Schubert Unfinished Symphony OCT 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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NOV 16-18 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

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APR 26-28 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

All Beethoven NOV 30-DEC 2 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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MAY 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Carmina Burana Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Mendelssohn Double Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams FEB 1-3

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Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

Dvořák Symphony No. 9 JAN 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Note: An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr., Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™, and Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony are not eligible to be a part of a Custom Design Package. Additional limitations and exclusions may apply to select titles not yet announced.

Brahms Symphony No. 4 APR 12-14 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Bruch Performed by Pinchas Zukerman

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Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition MAR 29-31 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Britten War Requiem NOV 2-4

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Select 16, 8, or 4 concerts to create your own package! See Page 20

MAY 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See Page 29

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FAMILY PACKAGE 2018/19 SEASON PACKAGES

SYMPHONY POPS PACKAGE

Halloween Spooktacular! OCT 28

SUN 2:30

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SEPT 22

Drums of the World NOV 25

SUN 2:30

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SAT 2:30

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MAR 10

SUN 2:30 SUN 2:30

SAT 7:30

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FRI 7:30

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A Colorado Christmas See Page 24

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia MAY 5

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Time Warp - The Music of The Rocky Horror Show OCT 26

Peter & the Wolf featuring Magic Circle Mime Co.

SAT 7:30

Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration OCT 6

A Colorado Christmas DEC 15

Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra: Masters of American Song

DEC 14

FRI 7:30

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A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops See Page 27

JAN 12

SAT 7:30

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Sondheim & Lloyd Webber Showcase FEB 9

SAT 7:30

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Face Vocal Band with the Colorado Symphony MAR 9

SAT 7:30

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Women of Rock APR 4

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THU 7:30

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2018/19 ADD-ON CONCERTS

HOLIDAY SERIES

SPECIAL

A Classical Christmas Conducted by Brett Mitchell

Jake Shimabukuro In Concert

DEC 7-8

SEPT 7

FRI-SAT 7:30

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Ten Tenors — Home for the Holidays with your Colorado Symphony DEC 9

SUN 6:30

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A Colorado Christmas DEC 14-16 FRI 7:30 SAT 2:30 & 6:00 SUN 1:00

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour DEC 17

MON 7:30

DEC 19

WED 7:30

MON 6:30

SUN 2:30

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NOV 24

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Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony JAN 10

See Page 16

SAT 7:30

THU 7:30 FRI 7:30

Nat King Cole & Me – An Evening with Gregory Porter

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY See Page 10

Movie at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert NOV 23

FRI 7:30

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Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con - V

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY SERIES

OCT 24-25 WED-THU 7:00

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Vienna Boys Choir

FEB 8

Photo: Brandon Marshall

SAT 7:30

Free Fallin’A Tribute to the Music of Tom Petty

A Night in Vienna DEC 31

FRI 7:30

An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

NOV 11

Too Hot to Handel DEC 21-22 FRI-SAT 7:30

OCT 5

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Holiday Brass

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A Light in the Void

OCT 13 See Page 15

FRI 7:30

FEB 23 MAY 2-3

SAT 7:30 THU-FRI 7:30

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Danny Elfman Violin Concerto featuring Sandy Cameron MAY 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert JAN 4-6

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See Page 18

Movie at the Symphony: Amadeus Live JAN 25-26 FRI-SAT 7:30

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Our Patron Services Associates are ready to help with all of your ticketing needs. Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., 90 minutes before each performance, in-person only. n Boettcher  Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. n 303.623.7876  | tickets@coloradosymphony.org n  n 

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CHOOSE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE(S):

Classics, Custom Design, Symphony Pops, Family, or Flex Pass. Refer to seating charts on the next page for seat locations. All packages are fulfilled in the order in which they are received, with best available seats in your price level; locations may vary. CLASSICS

8-concert package

$120 • LEVEL 5

Check one: 16-concert package

Classics Friday A Classics Saturday A Classics Sunday A

$240 • LEVEL 5

Check one:

$198 • LEVEL 4 $348 • LEVEL 3

$456 • LEVEL 2 $608 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats_____________

$856 • LEVEL 2 $1,136 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats _______________

Classics Friday B Classics Saturday B Classics Sunday B

$368 • LEVEL 4 $656 • LEVEL 3

Classics Friday Classics Saturday Classics Sunday

C U S T O M D E S I G N (actual price will vary based on concerts selected)

4-concert package

$60 • LEVEL 5

$99 • LEVEL 4

$174 • LEVEL3

$228 • LEVEL 2 $304 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats ______________

8-concert package

$120 • LEVEL 5 $198 • LEVEL 4

$348 • LEVEL 3

$456 • LEVEL 2 $608 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats ____________

16-concert package

$240 • LEVEL 5 $368 • LEVEL 4

$656 • LEVEL 3

$856 • LEVEL 2 $1,136 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats ____________

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8-concert package

$348 • LEVEL 3

$456 • LEVEL 2

$608 • LEVEL 1 (# of) seats _______________

FA M I LY PA C K A G E $114.75 Adults

5-concert package F L E X PA S S

6 Vouchers

$42.50 Children

(# of) seats ______________ (# of) seats ______________

$228

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2018/19 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION FORM

PRICING FOR ADD-ON TICKETS LEVEL 5 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1 Classics, Pops, Holiday, Movie, & Specials* $15.00 $29.00 $43.50 $57.00 $76.00 An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr. $29.00 $42.00 $61.00 $77.00 $99.00 Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour $35.00 $35.00 $56.00 $85.00 $110.00 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ„¢ in Concert $15.00 $29.00 $51.00 $67.00 $89.00 Family Adults $23.00 Children $8.50 *Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony may not be added on at this time. CONSIDER A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT

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SEATING CHARTS

SEATING CHART FOR:

CLASSICS LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4

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SYMPHONY POPS SPECIALS* HOLIDAY MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY * For an evening with Leslie Odom, Jr., Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, and Itzhak Perlman with the Colorado Symphony, all Orchestra 1 seats are Price Level 1.

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ARE YOU

LIFELONG LEARNING BEGINS WITH YOUR COLORADO SYMPHONY!

All ages enjoy visiting the Colorado Symphony and we’ve created unique educational programs for youth. Looking for something awesome to do in Denver? Why not get your scout troop, school, or club involved with the Colorado Symphony? Discover the region’s premier symphony orchestra through active participation in our youth education and outreach programs. We are pleased to provide these programs and look forward to seeing all of you this season. MUSICURIOUS YOUTH CONCERTS

EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCES • AGES 8-14

We’re saving a seat for young audiences at Boettcher Concert Hall. Each year, more than 20,000 students in grades 3-12 engage with the Colorado Symphony to learn about and experience the exciting, enriching world of symphonic music. PE TITE MUSIQUE

SMALL ENSEMBLE PROGRAM • AGES 0-7

This community concert introduces the instruments of the orchestra to young children. Performed by a 16-piece chamber orchestra and narrator, this interactive program includes the musical telling of an age-appropriate story, a sing-a-long, and a live dance-a-long, too. MASTER MENTORS

COACHING, INSTRUMENT DEMOS • ALL AGES

This highly flexible program provides support for music students of any grade. At the request of the teacher, Colorado Symphony Musician Teaching Artists can lead instrument demonstrations, listening/singing/movement workshops, coaching for band/orchestra students, advice for students interested in pursuing a career in the musical performing arts, workshops for general music students that support specific units of study such as music of the Renaissance, composition/improvisation, or another specific request that a music teacher may have.

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VERY YOUNG COMPOSERS

MUSIC CREATION RESIDENCY PROGRAM • AGES 8-10

Take a look inside our Very Young Composers program — giving students with little to no musical training the opportunity to be more than just an observer. Colorado Symphony teaching artists work with elementary school students to create original pieces of music that are then performed in their school, community, and at Boettcher Concert Hall. Very Young Composers started in 1995 by Jon Deak, then-composer in residence with the Colorado Symphony, and is now an internationally recognized program. We are proud to present the work of these young composers. LEARN MORE

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Music Director Brett Mitchell toasts to a successful concert with members of Remix!

BEYOND THE CONCERT HALL

BEE THOVEN AND BREWS

Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with the sounds of Colorado Symphony musicians performing live in breweries throughout the city. Beethoven and Brews features an ensemble performance, light hors d’oeuvres, and samples of beer from your favorite local breweries. REMIX YOUR SYMPHONY EXPERIENCE

Remix is an engaging group of young professionals who share musical experiences, happy hours, and special events. Join Remix to have fun, connect with other young symphony-goers, and be inspired while supporting the Colorado Symphony in philanthropic endeavors and enjoying live music. WOMEN OF NOTE

Women of Note is a group of highly engaged symphony lovers who appreciate listening to and learning about musicians and their respective instrument throughout the year. Members enjoy four luncheons a season, which include a recital and a Q&A session from various Colorado Symphony musicians at each event. More than 95% of the funds raised through membership fees provide direct salary support to a different female Colorado Symphony musician each year! COLORADO SYMPHONY BALL

Save the date for the next Colorado Symphony Ball! Saturday, April 6, 2019. It’s the best party in town and, more importantly, the largest fundraiser for your Colorado Symphony! INFO

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OUR GREATEST ASSET IS YOU

Every year, thousands of donors, patrons, volunteers, students, and community members show their support for our orchestra in so many ways.You attend concerts, volunteer time and support, and make tax-deductible donations to support the mission of the Colorado Symphony. For nearly one hundred years, your Colorado Symphony has taken great pride in presenting worldclass classical and contemporary performances to music enthusiasts from this generation to the next, all thanks to members of our community like you. Each season, nearly 150 live performances, acclaimed educational programs for Colorado’s youth, and innovative outreach programs are provided to the community through the support of businesses, foundations, and individuals like you. We ask you to continue your fervent support as we prepare to celebrate one century of music making in Colorado. n n

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Bassist Steve Metcalf, left, mentors a student on stage.

WHAT WILL YOUR LEGACY BE?

Your Colorado Symphony was created through community support. For nearly a century, our ensemble has kept the art of music alive and well in Colorado. Our musicians aren’t only on the stage, they’re professors, teachers, and integral parts of making music in our community. Together, we can make sure that the music plays on. Include a planned gift in your estate plans to continue to enrich the lives of Coloradoans for years to come. Your gift in your will, trust, or through an IRA or retirement plan will live on through the music of the Colorado Symphony with its unique ability to inspire and engage us all. Please contact John Burtness, Chief Advancement Officer at 303.308.2495 or email jburtness@coloradosymphony.org to find out how you can join our family of supporters. n n

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ANNOUNCING THE 2018/19 SEASON! Our 2018/19 Season is positively overflowing with extraordinary talent including Tony Award®—winner Leslie Od...

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ANNOUNCING THE 2018/19 SEASON! Our 2018/19 Season is positively overflowing with extraordinary talent including Tony Award®—winner Leslie Od...