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WELCOME

Endowment Match . . . . . 2-3 Brett Mitchell Society . . . . . 4 Announcing Kristin Chenoweth . . 5 2019/20 Concerts . . . . . 6-29 Season at a Glance . . . . 22-23 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 . . . 39-40 Seating Charts . . . . . . . 41 Education Outreach . . . . . 42 Beyond the Concert Hall . . . . 43 Support Your Symphony . . . 44-45 Cover portrait drawings, Jeff Slemons

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Photo: Brandon Marshall

TO OUR 2019/20 SEASON


rom all of us at the Colorado Symphony, welcome to our 2019/20 Season! Colorado is so fortunate to have a world-class orchestra right here in Denver, and as music director, it’s a privilege to lead such an incredible group of musicians. In my third year on the podium, it’s still a thrill to walk onstage at Boettcher Concert Hall, and the nightly support we receive from the Denver arts community is second to none. We’re thrilled to present a 2019/20 Season teeming with incredible talent and exciting repertoire. Superstar soprano Renée Fleming returns to the Colorado Symphony in November with renowned baritone Rod Gilfry for the Colorado premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light. Another extraordinary soprano—Emmy® and Tony-Award® winner Kristin Chenoweth (the original Glinda in the smash-hit musical Wicked)—will join us for a superb evening of Broadway hits in September. And that’s just the beginning, as we’ll be featuring a host of fantastic soloists all season long, including pianists Olga Kern and Natasha Paremski, violinists Angelo Xiang Yu and Simone Porter, as well as our very own Principal Clarinet Jason Shafer. It’s a particularly special season for our orchestra family as we celebrate Yumi Hwang-Williams’ 20th season as Concertmaster. To commemorate the occasion, Yumi will perform as featured soloist as we open the 2019 Classics calendar with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Here are a few of my other personal highlights from the season: We’ll celebrate the 35th Anniversary of our extraordinary Colorado Symphony Chorus with a performance of the Verdi Requiem, which they first performed during their debut on October 25, 1984. Nearly 35 years to the day, we’ll breathe new life into Verdi’s masterpiece, which remains one of the most cherished choral works of all time. We’re also excited to launch the 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a once-in-a-generation performance of his monumental Missa Solemnis. Our Movie at the Symphony concerts continue as we perform the scores of Disney’s Fantasia, The Goonies, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 as we screen the movies live. Of course, our holiday concert schedule is overflowing with festive fun, including A Colorado Christmas, A Night in Vienna, and after a one-year hiatus, the return of Handel’s Messiah — with a fresh, new perspective, all part of a stunning December lineup. Our 2019/20 Season promises to be a spectacular journey through some of the best music ever composed, and we can’t wait to share it with you. See you in the Hall! Sincerely,

Brett Mitchell Music Director, Colorado Symphony

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In the summer of 2015, we received a challenge grant commitment of $25 million from a local foundation that agreed to match all donations dollar-for-dollar made by June 30, 2020 up to $25 million.

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$11.5 Million dollar s raised to date !

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To date, the challenge has raised $11.5 million; thus, $13.5 million remains to be raised and matched.

every dollar matched

To visit about this opportunity John Burtness 303.308.2495 jburtness@coloradosymphony.org

Let’s finish this score !

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BRETT MITCHELL

SOCIETY 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. To become a member, you must 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 and the Colorado Symphony! BRETT MITCHELL SOCIETY EVENTS INCLUDE

SAT, SEP 21, 2019

Opening Weekend Celebration

Winter 2019

Brett Mitchell Society Brunch

SUN, APR 19, 2020

Post-Concert Meet and Greet with Natasha Paremski @ Dazzle

MAY 2020

Brett Mitchell Society Masterclass

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Additional events to be announced throughout the season.

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ANNOUNCING O N E- N I G H T- O N LY S P EC I A L G U E ST

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C H E N OW E T H SEPTEMBER 14 SAT 7:30 Tickets for this performance go on sale to the general public July 1, 2019 with a starting price ranging from $35 to $110. There are two special presale opportunities outlined below: SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER PRESALE  n

S ubscribers will receive presale access before the general public, but after members of the Brett Mitchell Society, to An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony. To receive subscriber presale access, renew or purchase a subscription by April 16, 2019. Subscribers eligible for presale access will receive an email on June 1, 2019 with a presale code. You may use this code to purchase tickets online, in-person, or by phone. If no email is provided, you will forfeit your access to the special subscriber presale and may purchase tickets to An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony during the General Public on sale, July 1, 2019, pending availability.

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For this extra-special evening, Brett Mitchell Society members will have first access to purchase seats. To become a member, join or renew your current membership to the Brett Mitchell Society by completing these two tasks: • Renew your Colorado Symphony 2019/20 Season subscription no later than April 16, 2019. • Become an annual donor of $2,500 or more by April 16, 2019. B rett Mitchell Society members will be contacted in the order that their membership/ subscription is received to select their seats. These calls will take place between April 17, 2019 and May 31, 2019. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Bobby McFerrin with the Colorado Symphony Chorus

SPOTLIGHT

SEP 7 SAT 7:30

Bobby McFerrin, vocalist Colorado Symphony Chorus

For decades Bobby McFerrin has broken all the rules. The 10-time GRAMMY winner has blurred the distinction between pop music and fine art, goofing around barefoot in the world’s finest concert halls, exploring uncharted vocal territory, inspiring a whole new generation of a cappella singers, and the beatbox movement. McFerrin returns to Colorado, this time to perform with the award-winning Colorado Symphony Chorus for one night only! This performance will not feature the Colorado Symphony musicians.

An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony

SPOTLIGHT

SEP 14 SAT 7:30

Kristin Chenoweth, vocalist

Emmy® and Tony-Award® winning legend Kristin Chenoweth makes her Colorado Symphony debut for one night only this autumn. See the world-renowned singer and actress perform live with your Colorado Symphony, beginning the 2019/20 Season with showstopping sparkle!

Rick Steves - A Symphonic Journey with the Colorado Symphony

SPOTLIGHT

SEP 15 SUN 2:00

Bertie Baigent, conductor Rick Steves, narrator

Usually you’ll find Rick Steves touring the great destinations of Europe. Now you can join him on a different journey: A Symphonic Journey. Just as travel broadens one’s perspectives, so can music. In this hour-long concert special, Rick teams up with the Colorado Symphony on a musical tour that begins in the US, then touches down in seven different European countries as Rick paints the cultural context in words, with the orchestra performing stirring anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France — each accompanied by glorious video footage. While each piece celebrates a particular nationality, the finale, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”, celebrates a continent whose motto is “united in diversity.” - Performance includes visual imagery projected on large format screens -

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Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams SEP 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin ANNA CLYNE Masquerade MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Brett Mitchell commemorates the opening of his third season as music director with a program worthy of celebration. To honor her 20th season as Concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams showcases her exceptional lyricism and agility as featured soloist on Mendelssohn’s revered Violin Concerto. Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances — the composer’s last major orchestral work — serves as a fitting summation of his career, filled with autobiographical echoes audiences will recognize from many of his previous compositions. GRAMMY®-nominated composer Anna Clyne’s bright, optimistic Masquerade evokes the essence of celebration as it explores the courtship between music and dance — a fitting and fanciful frolic to usher in the Colorado Symphony’s Classics season. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

SEPT 26 THU 7:00

Bertie Baigent, conductor

The Mexican Cultural Center, with the Colorado Symphony, present the third annual Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas. This unique, free concert celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and Latin culture’s influence on sound in the Americas, showcasing a fusion of traditional, classical, and contemporary music augmented by the Colorado Symphony’s soaring orchestrations. In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and Denver Arts & Venues This event is a free community concert. Tickets for this performance are available two weeks prior to the event online or in-person at the Colorado Symphony Box Office. All seating is general admission and a ticket does not guarantee a seat.

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience

SYMPHONY POPS

SEPT 28 SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Michael Andrew, vocalist Richard Glazier, piano

Rhapsody & Rhythm is the definitive Gershwin concert experience, offering a unique and entertaining multimedia musical celebration. This exciting concert event includes special family stories and rare Gershwin home videos and photos, providing an unforgettable experience. Packed with Gershwin masterpieces such as Rhapsody in Blue and Concert in F, as well as beloved Gershwin songs including “Summertime,”“Strike Up the Band,”“Embraceable You,” and “‘S Wonderful,” Rhapsody & Rhythm is a one of a kind not-to-be-missed concert! - Performance includes visual imagery projected on large format screens -

The Goonies in Concert OCT 11 FRI 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor

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

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A celebrated cult classic, The Goonies, will be screened for the very first time with the score performed live by your Colorado Symphony. Released in 1985 to both critical and commercial success, grossing over $61 million that year, The Goonies has been a childhood rite of passage for several generations! This is a chance for audiences to relive one of the most evocative pieces of cinema – and music created for cinema – in a unique way. - Goonies Never Say Die! - Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did! © 1985 Warner Bros. Inc. All Rights Reserved MPAA Rating: PG

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The Gershwin Concert Experience


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell

CLASSICS

Brett Mitchell, conductor Jason Shafer, clarinet LIBBY LARSEN Deep Summer Music COPLAND Clarinet Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

Your Colorado Symphony presents one of the great works of Romanticism with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a meticulously structured meditation on fate in four movements. The first half of the performance offers an intimate taste of Americana as Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music — originally recorded by the Colorado Symphony in 2001 — evokes colorful images of sweeping plains and harvest winds. Copland’s Clarinet Concerto is made up of two movements — one slow, one fast — with the second embodying the essence of twentieth century American jazz and showcasing the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet, Jason Shafer, as featured soloist on an evening of symphonic bliss. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

PHOTO: LOCK + LAND

OCT 4-6 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 P R E L U D E S / T A L K B A C K S

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Dvořák Symphony No. 7

CLASSICS

OCT 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 P R E L U D E S / T A L K B A C K Alexander Shelley, conductor Cicely Parnas, cello TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33 DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

One-to-watch conductor Alexander Shelley — unanimous winner of the prestigious Leeds Conductors Competition in 2005 and Music Director for the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa — makes his Colorado Symphony debut leading a prodigious program of musical giants. The program begins with two cornerstone works by Tchaikovsky as up-and-coming cellist Cicely Parnas graces the stage to artfully present Variations on a Rococo Theme, a nostalgic look back at his eighteenth century musical influences. Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture is a magical fantasy based on Shakespeare’s famous tragedy and featuring the iconic love theme that has become one of the most recognizable melodies in the world. Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony offers a departure from his traditionally bright, folk theme-filled melodies, instead offering a sinister, emotional composition full of dark sonorities and biting rhythms, capping a night of energizing masterworks.

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

NOV 1-2 FRI-SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor

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

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Returning by popular demand, see one of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films like never before! The 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! - Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did! Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. ©Disney. All rights reserved. MPAA Rating: PG

Halloween Spooktacular! NOV 3 SUN 2:30

Bertie Baigent, conductor

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It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from films, television, and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd! It’s a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy!

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Verdi Requiem – 35th Anniversary Celebration – Colorado Symphony Chorus OCT 26-27 SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

SPOTLIGHT P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Amber Wagner, soprano | Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo | Issachah Savage, tenor | Nathan Berg, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director VERDI Messa da requiem

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the world-renowned Colorado Symphony Chorus with Music Director Brett Mitchell, along with the chorus’ founder and director Duain Wolfe, for a renewal of Verdi’s monumental Requiem. The chorus first performed this legendary work during their debut on October 25, 1984 at Boettcher Concert Hall. Nearly 35 years to the day, they breathe new life into Verdi’s compassionate projection of essential human emotions — piety, agitation, and hope. A personal, reverent, and poignant tribute to Italian novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Verdi’s transcendent Requiem remains one of the most cherished choral works of all time. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Mozart Symphony No. 40 NOV 8-10 FRI- SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Douglas Boyd, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, piano BRAHMS Tragic Overture in D minor, Op. 81 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Esteemed former Colorado Symphony Music Director Jeffrey Kahane returns alongside the ensemble’s former Principal Guest Conductor, Douglas Boyd, for a program brimming with emotion beginning with Brahms’ uncompromisingly serious Tragic Overture. Kahane, lauded for his exquisite piano work and a legacy of leadership at the Colorado Symphony, lends his virtuosity to Mozart’s elegant Piano Concerto No. 17. Finally, Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40 showcases the legendary composer during a time of extraordinary turbulence and passion where he was nonetheless able to craft some of the most recognizable melodies of all time. SPOTLIGHT

P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano Rod Gilfry, baritone SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht KEVIN PUTS The Brightness of Light

Superstar soprano Renée Fleming returns to the Colorado Symphony with baritone Rod Gilfry for an exciting Colorado premiere of The Brightness of Light conducted by Music Director, Brett Mitchell. The letters of iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and curator Alfred Stieglitz are full of poetry, humor, passion, pain and longing. Written over the many months and years they lived apart, these letters chronicle their initial flirtations—when Georgia was a young, aspiring artist—to Alfred’s death in 1946. Written in three parts by Pulitzer Prize winning composer, Kevin Puts and accompanied by a film by Wendall Harrington, The Brightness of Light tells the story of a great artist who ultimately turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert land she loves.

Home Alone in Concert NOV 29 FRI 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus

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

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Celebrate modern holiday classic, Home Alone, with your Colorado Symphony! The event features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live as the film is screened for your enjoyment! 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. -Movie screened with live orchestra performing the full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did! MPAA Rating: PG

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Photo: Andrew Ecceles

NOV 15 & 17 FRI 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Home Alone © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

Renée Fleming - The Brightness of Light- Colorado Premiere


Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto NOV 22-24 FRI–SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Angelo Xiang Yu, violin VERDI Overture to La forza del destino JENNIFER HIGDON Concerto for Orchestra TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony are joined by Angelo Xiang Yu, for his highly-anticipated return to Denver as featured soloist on Tchaikovsky’s colorful Violin Concerto — a piece initially considered so difficult to perform that the premiere was delayed after Tchaikovsky’s first two soloists declined the invitation. The program begins with one of Verdi’s finest symphonic introductions, incorporating the “Fate” motif that plays such a large role in La forza del destino, while Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra concludes the affair with an ever-changing instrumental panoply complete with a percussion-only fourth movement that will leave you spellbound. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Aretha: A Tribute

SYMPHONY POPS

NOV 30 SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Capathia Jenkins and Ryan Shaw, vocalists

A tribute to the Queen of Soul, this program features Symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time GRAMMY Award nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as “Respect,”“Think,”“A Natural Woman,”“Chain of Fools,”“Amazing Grace,” and many others. Created by John Such, Lucas Waldin, and Lesley Sabol

Drums of the World DEC 1 SUN 2:30 Colorado Symphony Percussionists

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

Love Actually in Concert DEC 6 FRI 7:30

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

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Love Actually is the ultimate romantic comedy from the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill. Funny, irresistible, and heartwarming, an all-star cast will take you on a breathtaking tour of love’s delightful twists and turns. Fall under the spell of Love Actually and share the laughs and charm again and again. - Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did! MPAA Rating: PG13 Love Actually is a copyright of WT Venture LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour

H O L I D AY

DEC 8 SUN 3:30 Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman with your Colorado Symphony. Featuring 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

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A Colorado Christmas DEC 13-15 FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

Bertie Baigent, conductor Devin DeSantis, vocalist Colorado Symphony Chorus Colorado Children’s Chorale, Deborah DeSantis, artistic director

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The warm sounds of the holidays fill the Hall with festive seasonal favorites including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated from stage by beloved Denver vocalist Devin DeSantis! This family-friendly evening, led by Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent, features traditional Christmas carols, your favorite new winter tunes, and even some newly arranged surprises – all with a chance to sing along to your heart’s content! And you better not pout because Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to see who’s naughty and who’s nice in preparation for the big night!

All Beethoven – 250th Birthday Celebration

SPOTLIGHT

DEC 16 MON 7:30

Bertie Baigent, conductor BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Assistant Conductor Bertie Baigent and your Colorado Symphony commence the 2020 celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday with a special one-night-only performance of his astounding Fifth Symphony — a cornerstone of the Classical canon — which famously opens with his ominous four-note motif signifying “fate knocking at the door”.

Handel’s Messiah - Awakening

H O L I D AY

DEC 20-21 FRI-SAT 7:30

Taylor Martin, conductor Anna Christy, soprano | Derek Chester, tenor | Andrew Garland, bass Colorado Symphony Chorus HANDEL Messiah

A storied holiday classic returns with a freshly enriched design to experience the beloved masterpiece, Messiah. This innovative production is newly organized to clearly present the narrative while still maintaining the great traditions of this noble work. The Colorado Symphony Chorus will be divided between a chamber chorus and a larger chorus, and a narrator is introduced to seamlessly present Handel and librettist Charles Jennens masterpiece in the dramatic context that this story-telling composer would have appreciated.

Holiday Brass

H O L I D AY

DEC 22 SUN 1:00

Brian Buerkle, conductor Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion

Holiday Brass is our festive tradition featuring the best of brass! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony brass in a resounding program of seasonal ballads, carols, and more. 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, Holiday Brass will end your 2019 on a high note. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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A Night in Vienna

H O L I D AY

DEC 31 TUE 6:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor

A Colorado cultural tradition returns featuring your symphony waltzing with you into 2020! Start your celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of waltzes and marches. The festive evening is the perfect sendoff to 2019 – and the early start time ensures that you won’t miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks. It’s a must-not-miss holiday mainstay conducted by your very own Music Director Brett Mitchell!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert JAN 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

Bertie Baigent, conductor

Harry’s last year at Hogwarts™ is here, part one of the epic finale Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ in Concert! Experience the loss and the love of this series’ finish all over again as Harry and his friends rush to face the Dark Lord Voldemort™ for the last time. With the full film set to a live symphony orchestra, the final battle for Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has never been so emotional. - Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did! HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

JAN 14 TUE 7:30

Bertie Baigent, conductor

Known as the most prominent spokesperson and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains one of the most inspirational figures in history for his pursuit of equal rights and his nonviolent approach to civil rights protests. The evening will feature special guest performances and will honor recipients of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awards. This event is a free community concert. Tickets for this performance are available two weeks prior to the event online or in-person at the Colorado Symphony Box Office. All seating is general admission and a ticket does not guarantee a seat. In partnership with the MLK, Jr. Holiday Commission, and Denver Arts & Venues.

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Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern JAN 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Olga Kern, piano MISSY MAZZOLI Holy Roller BARBER Piano Concerto, Op. 38 SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, “Organ Symphony”

Audience favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, makes her return to Denver for an incomparable performance of Barber’s Piano Concerto. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads your Colorado Symphony in “Brooklyn’s post-millenial Mozart,” Missy Mazzoli’s Holy Roller — self-described as devotional music for a non-existent religion. The program concludes with Saint-Saëns’ career-defining Organ Symphony, brimming with virtuoso piano passages, brilliant Romantic orchestral writing, and organ. Of the work, Saint-Saëns exclaimed “I gave everything to it I was able to give. What I have here accomplished, I will never achieve again” — a worthy finale to a captivating evening that will resonate with all audiences. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

SYMPHONY POPS

JAN 18 SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Stephen Dombrowski, tuba Roger Soren, contrabassoon

The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with an exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler. This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Tuba Stephen Dombrowski and Principal Contrabassoon Roger Soren performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians!

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 JAN 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Lukáš Vondráček, piano Guest Dance Artist COPLAND Suite from Billy the Kid BERNSTEIN Facsimile RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Rachmaninoff’s brilliant and challenging Third Piano Concerto is respected, even feared, by many pianists due to its technical and musical demands. In his Colorado Symphony debut, gifted pianist Lukáš Vondráček will reprise his role as featured soloist on the piece he performed to critical acclaim en route to winning the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in 2016. The first half features two ballets by a pair of quintessential twentieth century American composers beginning with Aaron Copland’s Suite from Billy the Kid, mixing cowboy tunes and American folk songs to create a uniquely ‘American sound.’ Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony will unite thereafter with dancers on Leonard Bernstein’s sterling Facsimile, bringing a taste of the theater to Boettcher Concert Hall.

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

SYMPHONY POPS

JAN 31-FEB 1 FRI-SAT 7:30

Albert Bergeret, conductor The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Colorado Symphony Chorus

Join the band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. This exuberant musical theater masterpiece, directed and conducted by Albert Bergeret with choreography by Bill Fabris, is performed in its original format with your Colorado Symphony! The rich sounds of orchestra, Colorado Symphony Chorus, and vocal soloists resonate with classic elegance and power while the company’s vibrancy, energy, and contemporary sense of humor keep the show alive and exciting to a modern audience. The Pirates of Penzance - they’ll steal your heart away!

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Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter FEB 7-9 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

After leading lauded performances of our All-Beethoven program in 2014 and Mozart’s Requiem in 2017, Jun Märkl returns to Boettcher Concert Hall to conduct your Colorado Symphony in a performance featuring works by a duo of French composers and a Polish composer who spent much of his adult life in France. Ingrid Fliter — a pre-eminent interpreter of Chopin — lends her expertise to his Second Piano Concerto. Debussy’s La Mer is a work of marvelous imagination as he captures the essence and mood of the Mediterranean Sea, a place he visited frequently during his childhood. Ravel’s La Valse caps the program with a glittering homage to the Viennese Waltz, as it is both glorified and deconstructed in a melodic strain of rhythmic fluidity — a fittingly romantic end to a program brimming with European style. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Jun Märkl, conductor Ingrid Fliter, piano CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21 DEBUSSY La Mer RAVEL La Valse

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From Britain, with Love

A LT E R N AT I V E

FEB 14 FRI 7:30

Bertie Baigent, conductor

Colorado’s very own British invasion of Bertie Baigent, Assistant Conductor, captured the adoration of many this past year and he’s ready to bring you an evening highlighting some of the greatest romantic music in the orchestral repertoire. Featuring spectacular works like Puccini’s ”O mio Babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi and excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s most famous romantic ballets, this evening of grand, sweeping music will have your heart aching for more.

Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo

SPOTLIGHT

FEB 15 SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Cynthia Erivo, vocalist

“Her voice is like silk, from the top to the bottom,” said Jennifer Hudson of the fearless and feisty, Tony®, Emmy®, and GRAMMY Award-winner Cynthia Erivo. Celebrate the strengths of womanhood as Erivo gives voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all time, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Denver Young Artists Orchestra Side By Side 2020 FEB 16 SUN 2:30

Bertie Baigent, conductor DYAO artists

F A M I LY HalfNotes P G . 3 0

The Colorado Symphony continues its shared vision of music education with longstanding partner the Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO) under the baton of Colorado Symphony Assistant Conductor, Bertie Baigent. In July of 2018, the DYAO and the Colorado Symphony renewed a commitment to pursuing the shared mission value of music education in a strategic partnership that will allow young musicians from the DYAO greater access and mentorship from the full-time professional musicians of the Colorado Symphony. The greatest shared feature of the DYAO Alliance with the Colorado Symphony will include soloist performance opportunities between both organizations, music coaching, and mentorship fostered by Colorado’s only full-time professional orchestra, masterclass opportunities for DYAO students with Colorado Symphony musicians and featured guest artists, new performance opportunities between ensembles, and a renewed fervor for volunteerism between organizations.

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Beethoven Missa Solemnis featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus

CLASSICS

FEB 21-23 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano | Meg Bragle, alto | John Tessier, tenor | Sidney Outlaw, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis, Op. 123

Join your Colorado Symphony for the launch of a yearlong 2020 celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with one of the cardinal achievements of his venerated career. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus and four vocal soloists, the monumental Missa Solemnis is a masterpiece of spiritual expression and musical innovation. Composed around the time of his Ninth Symphony, the two works shed light on Beethoven’s religious world view — where the Ninth’s ‘Ode to Joy’ is a hymn to man and brotherhood, the Missa Solemnis is a hymn to God. Through it all, Beethoven expresses universal spiritual ideas in a manner that could not have been accomplished by words alone, concluding with a fraught yet unanswered plea for peace amid the drumbeats of war. You won’t want to miss this once-in-a-generation performance as conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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AT A GLANCE Photo: Brandon Marshall

2019/20 SEASON

SEPTEMBER

Dvořák Symphony No. 7 OCT 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30

Bobby McFerrin with the Colorado Symphony Chorus

SPOTLIGHT

SEP 7 SAT 7:30

An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony S POTLIGHT SEP 14 SAT 7:30

Rick Steves - A Symphonic Journey with the Colorado Symphony SPOTLIGHT SEP 15 SUN 2:00

Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams SEP 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30

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CLASSICS

BANK OF AMERICA FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT

SEP 26 THU 7:00

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience ARROW SYMPHONY POPS SEP 28 SAT 7:30

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CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

The Goonies in Concert

SUN 1:00

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

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

Halloween Spooktacular!

MAC Y’S INC. FAMILY

NOV 3 SUN 2:30

Mozart Symphony No. 40 NOV 8-10 FRI-SAT 7:30

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CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

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SPOTLIGHT

SUN 1:00

Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto NOV 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30

Home Alone in Concert

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CLASSICS

SUN 1:00 MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

NOV 29 FRI 7:30

Aretha: A Tribute NOV 30 SAT 7:30

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SPOTLIGHT

NOVEMBER

NOV 15 & 17 FRI 7:30

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell

OCT 11 FRI 7:30

OCT 26-27 SAT 7:30

Renée Fleming - The Brightness of Light- Colorado Premiere

OCTOBER OCT 4-6 FRI-SAT 7:30

Verdi Requiem – 35th Anniversary Celebration of the Colorado Symphony Chorus

NOV 1-2 FRI-SAT 7:30

SUN 1:00

Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas

CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

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DECEMBER

Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo

Drums of the World

MAC Y’S INC. FAMILY

DEC 1 SUN 2:30 MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

DEC 6 FRI 7:30

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour A Colorado Christmas SAT 2:30 & 6:00

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SUN 1:00

Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell

SPOTLIGHT

CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

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Carnival of the Animals

MAC Y’S INC. FAMILY

MAR 15 SUN 2:30

Handel’s Messiah — Awakening

HOLIDAY

DEC 20-21 FRI-SAT 7:30

Marin Alsop Conducts

CLASSICS

MAR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30

Holiday Brass

HOLIDAY

DEC 22 SUN 1:00

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SUN 1:00

Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration

ALTERNATIVE

MAR 27 FRI 7:30

A Night in Vienna

HOLIDAY

DEC 31 TUE 6:30

Disney’s Fantasia in Concert MAR 28–29 SAT 7:30

JANUARY Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

JAN 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30

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CLASSICS

BANK OF AMERICA FREE COMMUNIT Y CONCERT

JAN 14 TUE 7:30

A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

ARROW SYMPHONY POPS

JAN 18 SAT 7:30

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 JAN 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30

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SUN 1:00

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance

ARROW SYMPHONY POPS

JAN 31-FEB 1 FRI-SAT 7:30

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CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

Holst The Planets

CLASSICS

APR 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30

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SUN 1:00

Colorado Symphony Ball

FUNDRAISER

APR 25 SAT 6:00

M AY Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell MAY 1-3 FRI-SAT 7:30

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CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon MAY 8-10 FRI-SAT 7:30

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SUN 1:00 ALTERNATIVE

MAY 15 FRI 7:30 CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

From Britain, with Love

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Jim James and Teddy Abrams with the Colorado Symphony

FEBRUARY Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

SUN 2:30

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 APR 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30

SUN 1:00

Dr. MLK, Jr. Tribute

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APRIL MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

SUN 1:00

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Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern

FEB 14 FRI 7:30

CLASSICS

SUN 1:00

MARCH MAR 6-8 FRI-SAT 7:30

DEC 16 MON 7:30

FEB 7-9 FRI-SAT 7:30

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HOLIDAY HOLIDAY

All Beethoven – 250th Birthday Celebration

JAN 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30

MAC Y’S INC. FAMILY

Beethoven Missa Solemnis featuring the Colorado Symphony Chorus FEB 21-23 FRI-SAT 7:30

DEC 8 SUN 3:30 n

DYAO Side By Side 2020 FEB 16 SUN 2:30

Love Actually in Concert

DEC 13-15 FRI 7:30

SPOTLIGHT

FEB 15 SAT 7:30

ALTERNATIVE

Big Band Classics conducted by Brett Mitchell

ARROW SYMPHONY POPS

MAY 16 SAT 7:30

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” conducted by Brett Mitchell MAY 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30

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SUN 1:00

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Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell

CLASSICS

MAR 6-8 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor The Percussion Collective RAVEL Boléro CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS Drum Circles: Concerto for 7 Percussionists and Orchestra R. STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life)

Driving percussion propels this energetic program led by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Ravel’s rhythmic Boléro, features many of our musicians in starring roles, including the ever-present snare drum which continues unabated throughout as the orchestra gradually builds in sound to an exultant conclusion. Christopher Theofanidis’ Drum Circles highlights a virtuosic dialogue between seven percussionists and the orchestra, creating a spatially, colorful rhythmic experience. Strauss’ not-so-subtly autobiographical Ein Heldenleben is laid out in six beautifully interconnected sections, each clearly defined in sound while telling the courageous story of its virtuous hero — Richard Strauss himself — in a bombastic finale to a thrilling performance. 24


Carnival of the Animals

F A M I LY

MAR 15 SUN 2:30

HalfNotes P G . 3 0

Bertie Baigent, conductor SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals

This performance introduces little ones to the joys of the orchestra with Carnival of the Animals, one of the best-known pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Each movement depicts a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan and is truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

Marin Alsop Conducts MAR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Marin Alsop, conductor BARBER Essay No. 2, Op. 17 COPLAND Suite from Appalachian Spring PROKOFIEV Suite from Romeo and Juliet

Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration

Photo: Grant Leighton

Marin Alsop, the famed Conductor Laureate and former Music Director for your Colorado Symphony, returns leading a riveting program of illustrious works. Copland’s signature American sound is on full display in this beautiful suite from the ballet Appalachian Spring, while Barber’s Second Essay exhibits exhilarating power throughout. Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet provides a stirring conclusion to Maestra Alsop’s return.

A LT E R N AT I V E

MAR 27 FRI 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor

The Colorado Symphony presents its debut collaboration with Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum. Music Director Brett Mitchell guides you through a program of contemporary works and premieres a specially commissioned piece on this evening’s program. Powerful and awesome – massive areas of color – jagged, flame-like shapes – strange shadows, echoes: these are our experiences of paintings by Clyfford Still. How would this vision sound if it became music? James Clarke’s new work for the Colorado Symphony is a ‘kindred spirit’ with Clyfford Still’s art – a meeting of minds as two art forms explode together. In partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum

Clyfford Still PH-1049, 1978 Oil on canvas 114 x 172 in. Clyfford Still Museum, Copyright City and County of Denver/ARS, NY

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Disney’s Fantasia In Concert MAR 28-29 SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 Brett Mitchell, conductor

M O V I E AT T H E S Y M P H O N Y | HalfNotes P G . 3 0

Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney’s groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, and Suite from The Nutcracker, will be performed while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before! - Movie screened with live orchestra performing full film score. Stay for the credits, you’ll be glad you did! Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 APR 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Rune Bergmann, conductor Garrick Ohlsson, piano MOZART Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527 BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 NIELSEN Symphony No. 4, Op. 29, “The Inextinguishable”

Dynamic conductor Rune Bergmann makes his Colorado Symphony debut, lending his elegance and expertise to the “Inextinguishable” Fourth Symphony from Nielsen. Of it, the composer wrote “Music is life, and life is inextinguishable,” and indeed from the very first moment it offers an electrifying jolt of energy and rarely deviates from that dynamism for the remainder of the piece. Mozart’s genius is on full display throughout his masterful Overture to Don Giovanni, which was famously composed the night before the opera’s premiere. Pianist Garrick Ohlsson highlights the performance in his return to Boettcher Concert Hall, bringing exquisite technique to Beethoven’s innovative Fourth Piano Concerto — a work of unparalleled invention offering an array of fresh, surprising, and treasurable ideas that are sure to delight.

Holst The Planets APR 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Andrew Litton, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano WALTON Crown Imperial PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16 HOLST The Planets

Holst’s mystical masterpiece —The Planets — offers a spellbinding portrayal of Earth’s celestial neighbors. From the ominous, fierce, and remorseless Mars to the majestic and poignant beauty of Saturn, Holst draws on their astrological traits, personifying each planet based on their mythological character to create seven unique scores that are both timeless and otherworldly. Your Colorado Symphony welcomes back former Music Director Andrew Litton with an opening of Walton’s Crown Imperial — originally composed for the coronation of King George VI — while Denver favorite Natasha Paremski lends her trademark flair to Prokofiev’s romantic Second Piano Concerto, rounding out an evening of ethereal masterworks. 26


Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell

CLASSICS

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

P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 9 in D major

The curse of the ninth — the belief that a composer’s ninth symphony is destined to be their last — weighed heavily on Mahler’s mind as he neared the milestone, even going so far as to compose a “Tenth Symphony,” Das Lied von der Erde, after his eighth in an effort to creatively circumvent the curse. Famously, Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner, Dvořák, and Spohr all passed away prior to completing a tenth symphony, and in the end Mahler succumbed to illness shortly after finishing his ninth as well. Mahler’s “farewell to the world” serves as an incredible summation to a masterful career, quoting many of his previous compositions in a work brimming with anger, hysteria, and nostalgia in equal measure, before giving way to a calm acceptance in the finale. Join Music Director Brett Mitchell and your Colorado Symphony for a powerful performance teeming with emotion.

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Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon MAY 8-10 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CLASSICS P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Christopher Dragon, conductor Simone Porter, violin BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 ELGAR Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, “Enigma Variations”

Join Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon in a performance featuring varied moods highlighted by Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,“ wistfully portraying 14 of the composer’s acquaintances, including his wife and friends, while offering a rich emotional experience, taking the audience through melancholy, tenderness, coy reserve, and bluster. Featured soloist Simone Porter lends her lyrical style to Beethoven’s beautifully tranquil Violin Concerto, an incredible piece from the composer’s middle period. The performance begins with a jovial romp through Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, a joyous medley of student songs overflowing with merriment — a fitting and energetic opener with the Dragon.

Jim James and Teddy Abrams with the Colorado Symphony

A LT E R N AT I V E

MAY 15 FRI 7:30

Teddy Abrams, conductor Jim James, vocalist JAMES/ABRAMS The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle

Jim James, front man and founder for My Morning Jacket, teams up with conductor Teddy Abrams and your Colorado Symphony for a special performance of their acclaimed orchestral work titled The Order of Nature: A Song Cycle. The piece, written to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States National Parks Service, honors the beauty and grandeur of the American National Parks.

Big Band Classics conducted by Brett Mitchell

SYMPHONY POPS

MAY 16 SAT 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Steve Wiest, trombone Lamont Jazz Orchestra

An evening of symphonic jazz and surprise collaborations is in store for you with this eclectic and exciting performance conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell — a program Steve Wiest, co-chair of jazz studies at the University of Denver, originally debuted with the Houston Symphony and Brett Mitchell. Featuring orchestrations of jazz hits, this program will showcase the undeniable talent of your Colorado Symphony and guest artists from the University of Denver for a night you won’t want to miss!

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Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” conducted by Brett Mitchell

CLASSICS

MAY 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

P R E LU D E S / TA L K B AC K S

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus SAINT-SAËNS “Bacchanale” from Samson et Dalila MASON BATES Children of Adam: Songs of Creation for Chorus and Orchestra BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”

The 2020 celebration of Beethoven continues as your Colorado Symphony and Music Director Brett Mitchell culminate the Classics season with his groundbreaking Third Symphony — the “Eroica” — a true turning point in musical history, bridging the Classical and Romantic eras. The piece’s fiery passion became a hallmark of Beethoven’s middle period and a defining feature of the Romantic era. Saint-Saëns’ exotic “Bacchanale” from the French grand opera Samson et Dalila kicks off the program while the Colorado Symphony Chorus caps their 35th season, performing Mason Bates’ Children of Adam. Described by Bates as “A collection of exuberant celebrations of creation,” the piece incorporates sacred and Native American texts as well as works from American poets Walt Whitman and Carl Sandburg — a dazzling finish to a remarkable season. COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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Prelude: Join your Colorado Symphony for Preludes: preconcert 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 postconcert 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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See the entire movie with the score performed live. 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. 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 “family-friendly” concerts. Activities are individually curated for each concert and will feature rotating installations like crafts, composition station, and an instrument petting zoo!


FLEX PASS Our Flex Pass offers all our subscriber benefits, a savings on single ticket prices, and the flexibility to enjoy your Colorado Symphony when you want. You can split up your pass to see six different concerts yourself or combine them to see concerts with friends! WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE FLEX PASS?

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. n Vouchers  can be shared with family or friends. n Use  your pass all at once or concert by concert. Reserve your seats up to a week in advance or use them spontaneously! + n 

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You receive six Flex Pass vouchers. Each voucher is redeemable for one seat. n Choose  from most concerts in this brochure. + n Reservations  for your Flex Pass vouchers can be made starting the Monday before the concert and up to the day of the show, pending availability. You will be seated in the best available seats at the time of your reservation. n Pick  your tickets up at Will Call, print them at home, or have them scanned directly from the Colorado Symphony mobile app. n  n 

+ NOTE: Some Spotlight, Alternative, On Location, and concerts outside of Boettcher Concert Hall are NOT eligible for Flex Pass redemptions. For specific details, please visit www.coloradosymphony.org and view the information page of the concert you are interested in. Flex Passes do not guarantee seats to a concert. Flex Pass holders are encouraged to check availability of all shows ahead of time. Please call the Box Office at 303.623.7876 to make reservations or for more details. A 10% Facilities Development Admissions Tax (Seat Tax) will be added, per voucher, to each Flex Pass purchase. This tax is assessed by the City and County of Denver. Flex Passes are subject to a one-time $20 processing fee. Flex Passes expire on May 31, 2020.

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OUR SYMPHONY IN THE SUMMER

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4U: A Symphonic Celebration of Prince with your Colorado Symphony MAY 7 TUE 8:00 Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

Béla Fleck: Friends & Family featuring the Colorado Symphony, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, and Abigail Washburn MAY 30 THU 7:30 Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

Andrea Bocelli in Concert with the Colorado Symphony JUNE 21 FRI 8:00 Pepsi Center TICKETS @ALTITUDETICKETS.COM

Season Preview 2019/20 Conducted by Brett Mitchell JUL 6 SAT 7:30 FREE!! Boettcher Concert Hall Brett Mitchell, conductor TICKETS @ COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

Mozart Under Moonlight @ Dillon JUL 10 WED 6:00

Dillon Outdoor Amphitheatre, Dillon, CO Bertie Baigent, conductor Andrew Tyson, piano TICKETS @ TOWNOFDILLON.COM

Mozart Under Moonlight @ Arvada JUL 11 THU 7:30

Arvada Outdoor Amphitheatre, Arvada, CO Bertie Baigent, conductor Andrew Tyson, piano TICKETS @ ARVADACENTER.ORG

Mozart Under Moonlight @ Greeley JUL 12 FRI 7:30

Campus Commons Performance Hall, Greeley, CO Bertie Baigent, conductor Andrew Tyson, piano TICKETS @ TICKETS.UNCO.EDU

Pink Martini & Mary Chapin Carpenter with the Colorado Symphony JUL 14 SUN 7:30

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

Lunar Landing 50 Anniversary Celebration JUL 20 SAT 7:30 th

Boettcher Concert Hall Brett Mitchell, conductor TICKETS @COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

John Prine with the Colorado Symphony with I’m With Her JUL 28 SUN 7:00

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

“Weird Al” Yankovic Strings Attached with the Colorado Symphony AUG 1 THU 7:30

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince™ In Concert AUG 2-4 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 Boettcher Concert Hall Bertie Baigent, conductor TICKETS @COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

Josh Groban with the Colorado Symphony AUG 28 WED 8:00

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

Tenacious D with the Colorado Symphony JUL 25 THU 8:00

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO TICKETS @AXS.COM

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2019/20 SEASON PACKAGES CLASSICS 8 A PACKAGE Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

CLASSICS 8 B PACKAGE Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams SEP 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell OCT 4-6 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

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Mozart Symphony No. 40 NOV 8-10 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto NOV 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern JAN 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter FEB 7-9 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Colorado Symphony Chorus FEB 21-23 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 21

Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell MAR 6-8 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Marin Alsop Conducts MAR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 APR 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Holst The Planets APR 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell MAY 1-3 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” MAY 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 JAN 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Elgar Enigma Variations Conducted By Christopher Dragon MAY 8-10 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 28

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CLASSICS 16 PACKAGE Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams SEP 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Beethoven Missa Solemnis with the Colorado Symphony Chorus FEB 21-23 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 21 See Page 7

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 conducted by Brett Mitchell OCT 4-6 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 9 Dvořák Symphony No. 7 OCT 18-20 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 Mozart Symphony No. 40 NOV 8-10 FRI- SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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2019/20 SEASON PACKAGES

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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto NOV 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Barber Piano Concerto performed by Olga Kern JAN 10-12 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 JAN 24-26 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Ingrid Fliter FEB 7-9 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Strauss A Hero’s Life conducted by Brett Mitchell MAR 6-8 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Marin Alsop Conducts MAR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 APR 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Holst The Planets APR 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Mahler Symphony No. 9 conducted by Brett Mitchell MAY 1-3 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Elgar Enigma Variations conducted by Christopher Dragon MAY 8-10 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 28 Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” MAY 22-24 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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2019/20 SEASON PACKAGES FAMILY PACKAGE

CUSTOM DESIGN 16, 8, OR 4 PACKAGE Select 16, 8, or 4 concerts to create your own package!

Halloween Spooktacular! NOV 3 SUN 2:30

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Drums of the World DEC 1 SUN 2:30

Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience SEP 28 SAT 7:30 See Page 8

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A Colorado Christmas DEC 14 SAT 2:30

The Goonies in Concert OCT 11 FRI 7:30

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DYAO Side By Side 2020 FEB 16 SUN 2:30

Aretha: A Tribute NOV 30 SAT 7:30

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Carnival of the Animals MAR 15 SUN 2:30

Holiday Brass DEC 22 SUN 1:00

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A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops JAN 18 SAT 7:30

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Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance* JAN 31 FRI 7:30

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Big Band Classics conducted by Brett Mitchell MAY 16 SAT 7:30

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Each child subscriber will receive their very own Colorado Symphony Passport! Bring it to each of the concerts in your Family Subscription to get a page stamped and at the end of the season, you’ll be inducted by one of our conductors as a Junior Conductor! 

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SYMPHONY POPS PACKAGE

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*Additional dates exist for this performance. This is the date for the Arrow Symphony Pops Package.

Note: An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony, Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, and Legendary Women’s Voices: An evening with Cynthia Erivo are not eligible to be part of a custom design package. Additional limitations may apply to select titles not yet announced.


ALTERNATIVE CONCERTS From Britain, with Love FEB 14 FRI 7:30

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Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration In partnership with the Clyfford Still Museum MAR 27 FRI 7:30

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Jim James and Teddy Abrams with the Colorado Symphony MAY 15 FRI 7:30 See Page 28

HOLIDAY CONCERTS

ADD ON CONCERTS MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY CONCERTS

SPOTLIGHT CONCERTS

These events include full screening of the motion picture film with the orchestra performing the score LIVE!

Bobby McFerrin with the Colorado Symphony Chorus SEP 7 SAT 7:30 See Page 6

The Goonies in Concert OCT 11 FRI 7:30

An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony SEP 14 SAT 7:30

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Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas NOV 1-2 FRI-SAT 7:30

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Home Alone in Concert NOV 29 FRI 7:30

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Love Actually in Concert DEC 6 SUN 7:30

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert JAN 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 16 Disney’s Fantasia in Concert MAR 28–29 SAT 7:30 n SUN 2:30

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Rick Steves - A Symphonic Journey with the Colorado Symphony SEP 15 SUN 2:00 Verdi Requiem – 35th Anniversary Celebration – Colorado Symphony Chorus OCT 26-27 SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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A Colorado Christmas DEC 13-15 FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

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Handel’s Messiah DEC 20-21 FRI-SAT 7:30

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Holiday Brass DEC 22 SUN 1:00

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A Night in Vienna DEC 31 TUE 6:30

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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS Season Preview 2019/20 conducted by Brett Mitchell JUL 6 SAT 7:30

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In partnership with Denver Arts and Venues

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In partnership with Denver Arts and Venues Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas SEPT 26 THU 7:00

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In partnership with the Mexican Cultural Center and Denver Arts and Venues

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Renée Fleming - The Brightness of Light- Colorado Premiere NOV 15 & 17 FRI 7:30 n SUN 1:00 See Page 12 All Beethoven – 250th Birthday Celebration DEC 16 MON 7:30

Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour DEC 8 SUN 3:30

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute JAN 14 TUE 7:30

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In partnership with the MLK, Jr. Holiday Commission and Denver Arts and Venues

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Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo FEB 15 SAT 7:30 See Page 20

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SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND RECEIVE THESE BENEFITS!

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Savings on every concert in your subscription package. Exclusive 15% subscriber discount when you add additional concerts in Price Levels 1, 2, & 3 throughout the season. Some Spotlight Concerts not included. Price Levels 4 & 5 do not receive a discount for add-ons.

SPLIT PAYMENT

Pay half now and be automatically charged for the remainder on June 11, 2019. Just check the Split Payment box on your renewal form and add the $5.00 fee.

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EASY EXCHANGES & REPLACEMENTS

Subscribers never pay exchange fees! Exchange for a different concert up to the start of the performance, or return your tickets to the Colorado Symphony as a tax-deductible contribution. Some exchanges may result

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Online ticket exchanges and returns! Ticket Insurance: misplaced your tickets or left them at home? We will gladly provide duplicates free of charge.

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ADVANCE PURCHASE

Access to the entire season before single tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2019. Advance notice and presale opportunities for newly announced concerts and events all season. Special Subscriber presale for An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony. See pg. 5 for details.

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See page 31 for information about our Flex Pass!

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COLORADO SYMPHONY BOX OFFICE

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.  Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  303.623.7876 | tickets@coloradosymphony.org

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2019/20 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION FORM

(New Subscribers Only)

2019/20 SEASON

CLASSICS

8-concert package

$120 • LEVEL 5

NEW SUBSCRIBER FORM

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 8-concert package 16-concert package

$174 • LEVEL3

$228 • LEVEL 2 $304 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats ______________

$120 • LEVEL 5 $198 • LEVEL 4

$348 • LEVEL 3

$456 • LEVEL 2 $608 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats ____________

$240 • LEVEL 5 $368 • LEVEL 4

$656 • LEVEL 3

$856 • LEVEL 2 $1,136 • LEVEL 1

(# of) seats ____________

$60 • LEVEL 5

$99 • LEVEL 4

Enter dates of your selected concerts here:

2019/20 SEASON NEW SUBSCRIBER FORM

CHOOSE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE(S):

C lassics, Custom Design, Arrow 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.

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1]__________________ 2]_________________ 3]__________________ 4]____________________ 5]__________________ 6]_________________ 7]__________________ 8]____________________ 9]__________________ 10]_________________ 11]__________________ 12]___________________ 13]__________________ 14]_________________ 15]__________________ 16]___________________ ARROW SYMPHONY POPS $105 • LEVEL 5 $173.25 • LEVEL 4 $304.50 • LEVEL 3 $399 • LEVEL 2

7-concert package

$532 • LEVEL 1 (# of) seats _______________

M A C Y ’ S I N C . 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

(# of) packages ____________

Concert Package(s) Subtotal $_________________

ADD-ON SINGLE TICKETS (See next page for add-on ticket prices)

Concert Title Date Price Level (# of) seats Total $ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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2019/20 SEASON NEW SUBSCRIBER FORM

PRICING FOR ADD-ON TICKETS Classics, Arrow Symphony Pops, Holiday, Movie at the Symphony, Spotlight, and Alternative Renée Fleming - The Brightness of Light Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ Part 1 in Concert

LEVEL 5 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 1 $15.00 $29.00 $43.50 $57.00 $76.00 $35.00 $35.00 $56.00 $85.00 $110.00 $35.00 $35.00 $56.00 $85.00 $110.00 $35.00 $35.00 $56.00 $85.00 $110.00 $15.00 $29.00 $51.00 $67.00 $89.00 Macy’s Inc. Family Adults $23.00 Children $8.50 *An Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony may not be added on at this time. See pg. 5 for details.

CONSIDER A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT

Help us keep serving over 300,000 Coloradans each year by making a tax-deductible gift!

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PAYMENT INFORMATION

Name_________________________________________________________________________________ Address_______________________________________________________________________________ City_____________________________ State ________________________ Zip ______________________ Daytime Phone__________________________________________________________________________ Email_______________________________________________________________________________ MASTERCARD

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Credit Card Number _______________________________________ Exp. Date __________ CVV ______________ Signature ______________________________________________________________________________ n Split Payment - Credit Card Orders Only I would like to pay 50% of my total at this time and have the remaining 50% charged to my credit card on June 11, 2019. $5 Fee Applies. TOTAL DUE

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1. Subscription Total:

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$______________________

2. Add-on Tickets Total:

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$______________________

3. Subtotal:

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$______________________

4. Multiply by 10% City of Denver Seat Tax*:

x .10

$______________________

5. Tax-deductible gift:

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$______________________

6. $5.00 Split Payment Fee (if box above is checked): +

$______________________

7. Processing Fee:

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$20.00 __________________

8. GRAND TOTAL

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*10% Facilities Development Admissions Tax (Seat Tax) is assessed, per seat, by the City and County of Denver.


CLASSICS LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4

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LEVEL 5

2019/20 SEATING CHARTS

SEATING CHART FOR:

LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 LEVEL 5

SEATING CHART FOR:

ARROW SYMPHONY POPS, ALTERNATIVE, SPOTLIGHT, HOLIDAY, AND MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY

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LEVEL 1

* For an Intimate Evening with Kristin Chenoweth and the Colorado Symphony, Renée Fleming The Brightness of Light, Celtic Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, and Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo, all Orchestra 1 seats are Price Level 1.

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Photo: Brandon Marshall

ARE YOU MUSICURIOUS?

IN-SCHOOL CONCERTS

Symphonic music impacts people of all ages and the Colorado Symphony has created unique educational programs specifically for students in Colorado. Are you looking for a fun, educational activity in Denver for your school, troop, or club? 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

GRADES 3-12

We’re saving a seat for your class at Boettcher Concert Hall! Each year more than 30,000 students in grades 3-12 engage with the Colorado Symphony, learning and experiencing the exciting, enriching world of symphonic music. PETITE MUSIQUE

PRESCHOOL

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! 42

PRE K-2

Bring an ensemble of Colorado Symphony musicians to your school to present a delightful program of music and storytelling that stimulates children’s imaginations using music as a prominent element of the story. VERY YOUNG COMPOSERS

Bring your own composition to life with 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 was 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 about these and other programs at coloradosymphony.org/education.


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BEYOND THE CONCERT HALL

BEETHOVEN 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. 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 25, 2020. It’s the best party in town and, more importantly, the largest fundraiser for your Colorado Symphony! COLORADO SYMPHONY GUILD

Become an active partner of the Colorado Symphony by joining the Colorado Symphony Guild. For 84 years the Guild has been the premier support organization for the Colorado Symphony. INFO

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BY THE NUMBERS. You enable your Colorado Symphony to make music all year round.

9%

Endowment and Trusts ($1,212,612)

34%

Donor Contributions ($4,710,212)

9%

Scientific and Cultural Facilities District ($1,263,207)

48%

Earned Revenue ($6,514,780)

Colorado Symphony Revenues FY18 Stats and data based on a $13,700,811 unrestricted column of Audit SOA.

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OUR GREATEST ASSET IS YOU.

CREATE AN ENDURING LEGACY

Every year, thousands of donors, patrons, volunteers, students, and community members show their support for our orchestra in so many ways including: attending concerts, volunteering time and support, and making tax-deductible donations to support the mission of the Colorado Symphony. Each season we bring you over150 live performances, acclaimed educational programs for Colorado’s youth, and innovative outreach programs through the support of businesses, foundations, and individuals in our community. We ask you to continue your fevered support as we prepare to celebrate one century of music making in Colorado. Individual contributors can give cash, stock, IRA distributions, and have the option of setting up monthly gifts through bank accounts or credit cards. Corporate and Foundation sponsorships are also available at many levels. For more information, contact John Burtness, Chief Advancement Officer at 303.308.2495 or email jburtness@coloradosymphony.org n n

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urated specifically for your enjoyment, enlightenment, and entertainment! Prepare for standing ovations! These spectacles of bombastic proportions will thrill you and are the antidote to even the most severe of ailments including: humdrum acquaintances, cantankerous relatives during the holidays, awkward arguments over the proper pronunciation of “Liszt,” and so much more. Incomparable and inimitable, life-altering experiences may result if directions are followed precisely. For use with the senses of hearing and sight! Side effects may include: increased music appreciation, feverish support and attendance to all things cultural, profound sense of self, awe and adoration of all music genres. Dosage: apply frequently, allow for 90-120 minutes of uninterrupted bliss. Recommended without the use of newfangled devices. Prepared by CO Symphony.

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