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WHAT’S INSIDE The Power of Music . . . . . . . . . . 3 Brett Mitchell Society . . . . . . . . . . 4 Announcing Yo-Yo Ma . . . . . . . . . . 5 2017/18 Concerts . . . . . . . . . . 6-27 Season at a Glance . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Subscriber Benefits . . . . . . . . . . 31 Season Packages . . . . . . . . . 32-35 Flex Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 New Subscriber Form . . . . . . . . 37-38 Seating Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Education Outreach . . . . . . . . . . 44 Color Me! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

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WELCOME SEASON

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n behalf of all of us at the Colorado Symphony, welcome to our 2017/18 Season! I couldn’t be more excited to officially begin my role as Music Director of this extraordinary organization, and look forward to creating many great musical memories together over the seasons to come.

Our 2017/18 Season is absolutely packed with phenomenal talent. We’ll kick off with the world’s greatest classical singer, soprano Renée Fleming, as our special guest on Saturday, September 9. Just three months later, we’ll welcome another living legend, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, for a special performance on Sunday, December 10. Truth be told, we’ll be featuring fantastic soloists all season long. We’re happy to welcome back pianist Olga Kern, violinist Karen Gomyo, and cellist Alban Gerhardt, and will feature our very own Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams and Principal Trumpet Justin Bartels. I’m especially excited to collaborate with one of my predecessors, former Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, in December. As you flip through this brochure, you may notice that we’ve renamed a couple of our series: “Masterworks” has become “Classics,” and “Pops” has become “Symphony Pops.” We’ve also re-imagined our Inside the Score series as an even more immersive, engaging Ted Talk®-style series called LISTEN/HEAR. While we’ve renamed these series, one thing remains the same: Our 2017/18 Season will feature the best symphonic music ever composed. Here are a few of my personal highlights: The opening weekend of our Classics series pairs Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony with two contemporary American works I think you’ll really love: Kevin Puts’ Millennium Canons, a celebratory fanfare he wrote for the Boston Pops back in 2001, and The B-Sides by Mason Bates, a thrilling piece for orchestra and electronica, which Mason will perform live onstage with the orchestra and me. Another program we’re all proud to present is The Ring Without Words, a symphonic version of Wagner’s epic, four-opera cycle that’s been condensed into an hour-long selection of orchestral highlights. Before we play the piece, we’ll give you a brief, guided tour through the musical themes of the various characters, places, and ideas. It’s some of my favorite music of all time, and I can’t wait to share it with you. As always, there’s much more to our season than our Classics series. We’ll perform film scores for The Nightmare Before Christmas™ and Jurassic Park™ as we screen the movies live, and we’ll pay tribute to such pop icons as Ella Fitzgerald and Prince. In December, we’ll strike up our colorful parade of holiday concerts, including the return of A Colorado Christmas and two performances of Denver favorite Too Hot to Handel. All in all, the 2017/18 Season promises to be our most incredible season yet, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to embark on this musical journey together. See you at Boettcher! Sincerely,

Brett Mitchell Music Director, Colorado Symphony

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RENÉE FLEMING

Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony SEPT 9

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SAT 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Renée Fleming, soprano

Join your Colorado Symphony and soprano Renée Fleming as we celebrate the appointment of Brett Mitchell as the new Music Director for your Colorado Symphony! The Colorado Symphony is proud to present Renée Fleming for a one-night-only performance. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Renée Fleming will captivate you with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy® Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls. At a White House ceremony in 2013, President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America’s highest honor for an individual artist. In recent years, Ms. Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014 as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

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SEASON Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 SEPT 15-17

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Mason Bates, electronica KEVIN PUTS MASON BATES BEETHOVEN

Millennium Canons The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Beethoven’s Fifth for Brett Mitchell’s First! Hear Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 5 — a cornerstone of the Classical canon — in all its forceful grandeur at Music Director Brett Mitchell’s inaugural Classics concert. Kevin Puts’ Millennium Canons, a celebratory and optimistic composition written to usher in the new millennium, befits a premiere weekend. Versatile composer Mason Bates joins the Symphony as electronic soloist in The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra, a symphonic-electronica piece blending jazzy, city-pulse allure with exotic sounds that will sweep you away to another world. From the classical to the new-and-now, these composers come together beautifully in a program of the familiar and soon-to-be favorite.

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue SEPT 22-24

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Kevin Cole, piano MISSY MAZZOLI These Worlds in Us GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Leonard Bernstein once likened Gershwin and Tchaikovsky as among the world’s most “inspired melodists,” and Tchaikovsky’s bold, booming Symphony No. 5 drives this riveting program, conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Kevin Cole, famed for his interpretations of Gershwin, will deliver a peerless rendition of the composer’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue, which was inspired by the “steely rhythms [and] rattle-ty bang” of a New York train. Composer and fellow New Yorker Missy Mazzoli, hailed as “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), offers a dreamscape that is as approachable as it is transcendent in These Worlds in Us.

Queen of Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald SEPT 30

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, Harolyn Blackwell, vocalists

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald honors “The First Lady of Song” on what would have been her 100th birthday in 2017. This program will feature many of her chart-topping hits from the Great American Songbook, including “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),”“How High the Moon,”“I Got Rhythm,”“Summertime,”“A-Tisket, A-Tasket,”“Satin Doll,”“Blue Skies,”“Bewitched,” and many more. Several songs will be performed with the original Nelson Riddle and Billy May orchestrations, along with others newly created by Tony Award®-nominated arranger Larry Blank. This program stars three amazing singers: Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, and Metropolitan Opera diva Harolyn Blackwell.

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Purple Rain: The Music of Prince OCT 7

SPECI AL

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor

Revolutionary musician Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was a musician who redefined the boundaries of music genres. A master of pop, funk, R&B, folk-rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul, new wave, and psychedelic, Prince created music that resonated with the world. Your Colorado Symphony is joined by a live band in a symphonic tribute to the cultural icon, performing “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,”“Kiss,” and more. 2016 was a year that claimed dozens of influential artists who gave us the music that defined an era. Help us celebrate the life and legacy of one of the greats.

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries."

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SEASON Mozart’s Requiem

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OCT 13-15 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Jun Märkl, conductor Yulia Van Doren, soprano Abigail Nims, mezzo Derek Chester, tenor Andrew Garland, baritone Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director R. STRAUSS MOZART

Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 Requiem, K. 626

After leading a lauded performance of our 2014 All-Beethoven program, Jun Märkl returns to Boettcher Concert Hall to conduct the internationally praised Colorado Symphony Chorus in Mozart’s immortal Requiem. Ironically, Mozart died before finishing his Requiem, and supposedly wrote instructions for completion on since-lost “little scraps of paper.” However mythical the conclusion of this masterpiece may be, its dramatic and captivating spirit endures. Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration — a tone poem depicting the death of an artist — complements the immortal Requiem in a program that proves the longevity of brilliance.

Stravinsky’s The Firebird OCT 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Andrew Litton, conductor Justin Bartels, trumpet STRAVINSKY Symphony in Three Movements JOHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Suite from The Firebird (1945 revision)

Igor Stravinsky and John Williams are two composers who deftly use symphonic music as dramatic tellings of audacious adventures. Stravinsky is featured twice, notably with the avant-garde and iconic Firebird, which modernized the telling of symphonic love stories with the folkloric saga of lovestruck Russian Prince Ivan. Principal Trumpet Justin Bartels debuts the Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra by John Williams, who is best known for his riveting film scores in Harry Potter™, Star Wars™, Indiana Jones™, and other hit film series.

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™ OCT 26-27 THU-FRI 7:30 Christopher Dragon, conductor

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

Halloween Spooktacular!

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HalfNotes pg. 28 OCT 28 SAT 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 stage for the whole crowd! It’s a ghastly-good time for every little monster and their mummy.

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MOZART’S “JUPITER” SYMPHONY NO. 41

Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 NOV 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Markus Stenz, conductor Karen Gomyo, violin WAGNER SIBELIUS MOZART

Siegfried Idyll Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

This convivial concert brims with music as a celebration of life. Mozart’s final Symphony No. 41 — also known as “Jupiter” — is jubilant and vibrantly atmospheric, and was deemed by Woody Allen as something that makes “life worth living.” Wagner drew upon birdsong and sunrise to honor the birth of his son and namesake of the bucolic Siegfried Idyll, which is followed by violinist Karen Gomyo glorifying Sibelius’ decadent and gleaming Violin Concerto in D minor.

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SEASON LISTEN/HEAR 101– Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down NOV 9

LI STEN/HEAR

THU 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Yi Zhao, violin Catherine Beeson, viola BACH MOZART HAYDN

Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 Sinfonia concertante, K. 364 Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London”

Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon will guide you through the music of Bach, Mozart, and Haydn — three greats of the Baroque and Classical periods. Great for music lovers or all kinds, bring a friend or two to introduce them to the magic of the orchestra! Featuring Colorado Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Yi Zhao and Assistant Principal Viola Catherine Beeson. We’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!

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Ravel’s Boléro & Colorado Premiere NOV 11

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SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Edgar Meyer, bass/composer TURINA EDGAR MEYER BOTTESINI RAVEL

Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22 New work to be announced Concerto for Double Bass No. 2 in B minor Boléro

COLORADO PREMIERE

Written for orchestra with a title to be announced, the highlighted piece for the evening marks world-renowned bassist Edgar Meyer’s Colorado premiere of his first orchestral composition. Meyer is also the featured soloist on Bottesini’s Concerto for Double Bass No. 2. Spanish born Turina’s Danzas fantásticas adds a lively flair to open the evening, while audience favorite, Ravel’s Boléro, concludes the affair to leave you simply spellbound.

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski NOV 17-19 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Andrew Litton, conductor Natasha Paremski, piano LIADOV The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62 RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 100

Natasha Paremski graces the stage once more to artfully present Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. This piece is as elegant as it is foreboding: it’s considered one of the most technically challenging classical piano concertos, and is approached by even the most accomplished pianists with trepidation. Prokofiev’s delightful Symphony No. 5 is a cheerful cap to a night of dazzling Russian virtuosity, interpreted and conducted by famed Colorado Symphony Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton.

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Drums of the World NOV 26 SUN 1:00 Colorado Symphony Percussionists

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A family favorite that can’t be beat!

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 percussion instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.

All-Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell DEC 1-3 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, piano BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN BEETHOVEN

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Jeffrey Kahane, former Music Director of the Colorado Symphony, returns to join Music Director Brett Mitchell onstage in this season’s rendition of our annual All-Beethoven weekend. Kahane, who is lauded for his exquisite piano work and legacy of leadership at the Colorado Symphony, will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, a musician favorite. Leonore and Symphony No. 4 boast of Beethoven’s range as a composer, from his dark and brooding moods through his playful ornamentation and triumphant bravado. The symphony will shine at the hands of Mitchell and Kahane!

Handel’s Messiah

HOLI DAY

DEC 8-9 FRI-SAT 7:30 Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director HANDEL

Messiah

Experience the full majesty of Handel’s masterpiece — one of the most revered oratorios of all time — when Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to exalt Messiah to new heights.

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SEASON

Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony DEC 10

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YO-YO MA SPECI AL

SUN 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Multi-Grammy® Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to perform with your Colorado Symphony this holiday season. Yo-Yo Ma’s multifaceted career is a testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music, or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination. ADVANCE ACCESS: Be a part of the first to select seats by joining the Brett Mitchell Society (more information on page 4 of this brochure). SUBSCRIBER PRESALE: Subscribers who renew or become new subscribers before April 15, 2017, will have presale access to purchase tickets on June 15, 2017, before the general public.

Guarantee your seats to Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony this holiday season by renewing or purchasing a 2017/18 Season subscription.* For this extra-special evening, subscribers will have access to purchasing tickets before the general public. Subscribe before the April 15, 2017, renewal deadline and you’ll be first in queue for the opportunity to secure your seats June 15, 2017!* General public on-sale: August 1, 2017, online, by phone, and in person at Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office. * Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony will not be a part of a subscription package and will not be eligible as an add-on during subscription renewal. Access will be granted to subscribers in the order in which your subscription is processed based on renewal timeline. This concert is subject to availability. No discounts apply. A strict limit of (4) tickets per household. Presale access does not guarantee seat assignment, package seats may not be available for this performance. To secure the best seats, become a subscriber or Brett Mitchell Society member today!

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A Colorado Christmas

HOLI DAY

DEC 15-17 FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

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

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 with a chance to sing along to a few of your favorite “Frozen” 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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and teachers visited the Symphony last season. As part of our commitment to education, the Colorado Symphony invites students and teachers to attend live performances at an affordable price. Educators and students can receive $10 tickets to select performances all season! (Valid School I.D. Required)

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SEASON Holiday Brass Returns to Boettcher Concert Hall DEC 20

HOLI DAY

WED 7:30

Colorado Symphony Brass

Holiday Brass returns to Boettcher Concert Hall this holiday season! Witness the brilliance and power of the Colorado Symphony Brass 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, you are sure to start your Holiday season off right by joining the Colorado Symphony Brass in an exciting program you’ll never forget.

Too Hot To Handel

HOLI DAY

DEC 22-23 FRI-SAT 7:30 Christopher Dragon, conductor Cynthia Renee Saffron, soprano Vaneese Thomas, mezzo Lawrence Clayton, tenor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Holiday favorite returns!

This exuberant jazz, gospel, and R&B-infused concert brilliantly reinvents Handel’s Messiah and returns by popular demand for the 2017 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

HOLI DAY

SUN 6:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor

Start your New Year’s celebration in style with the Colorado Symphony’s annual presentation of A Night in Vienna, a rousing selection of polkas, waltzes, and marches conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. The festive performance is a time-honored tradition and fantastic sendoff to 2017 — and the early start time ensures that you won’t miss the thrill of the 16th Street Mall fireworks!

Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert JAN 5-6 FRI-SAT 7:30

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Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature your Colorado Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on giant screens while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live. 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. (s16)

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A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops JAN 13

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor John Sipher, trombone Julie Duncan Thornton, piccolo

The Colorado Symphony celebrates the tradition of the Boston Pops with its exciting and accessible mix of light classics and popular hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler! This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Trombone John Sipher and Piccolo Julie Duncan Thornton performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of our great Colorado Symphony musicians!

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons JAN 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Angelo Xiang Yu, violin VIVALDI The Four Seasons for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8 BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome

Take a tour of the Italian countryside with Vivaldi’s perennial The Four Seasons and Respighi’s The Pines of Rome, a “surround sound” frolic that takes the audience to breathtaking heights. These narrative pieces paint a fanciful portrait of Italy’s light and land, with one-to-watch violinist Angelo Xiang Yu debuting in Denver to carry you through the Seasons as featured soloist. Glimpse into the lively tradition of Roman Carnival, as told by Berlioz.

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SEASON Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé

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

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Jessica Rivera, soprano Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun ESA-PEKKA SALONEN Five Images After Sappho RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete ballet)

Music Director Brett Mitchell leads a night of le charme romantique just in time for Valentine’s Day! French masters divine beautiful music from Greek myths as the Colorado Symphony Chorus revels in Ravel’s romantic, virtuosic ballet Daphnis et Chloé, while Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun tells the risqué tale of a thwarted, woodland tryst. Soprano Jessica Rivera, deemed “rapturous” by the LA Times, lends her exquisite voice to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Five Images After Sappho, inspired by the ancient Greek poet’s enigmatic and incomplete writings. Be still, our cœurs.

John Williams: An American Journey

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FEB 9-10 FRI-SAT 7:30 Brett Mitchell, conductor Justin Bartels, trumpet Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin Jason Shafer, clarinet

The illustrious career of composer John Williams has taken us to a galaxy far, far away and captured our imagination beyond measure. Celebrate his birthday week with us as we take you on a journey through compositions you may find familiar and others that will be brand new to your ears. Williams composed the soundtracks to some of the world’s most treasured films and is also well-known as a prolific composer for music beyond the borders of the silver screen. This evening showcases the profound effect these scores have on our listening experience. Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams performs the “Three Pieces” from Schindler’s List, and additional soloists on the program include the Colorado Symphony’s own Principal Clarinet Jason Shafer performing “Viktor’s Tale” from The Terminal and Principal Trumpet Justin Bartels performing the Theme from J.F.K.

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring FEB 16-18 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Brett Mitchell, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Stravinsky’s primal The Rite of Spring is renowned for inciting a riot at its 1913 Paris debut. The causes are still debated — was it the eccentric asymmetry of the music or Nijinsky’s shocking choreography? — and the escalation often exaggerated (objects may have been thrown at the musicians, and a bald man’s head was allegedly drummed upon). Nonetheless, this can’t-miss master work radically changed twentieth-century composition. Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Kirill Gerstein, completes a program of distinctly Russian flair conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell.

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LISTEN/HEAR 102— Anything But Innocent: The Hard-Core Romantics FEB 22

LI STEN/HEAR

THU 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Austin Fisher, cello BEETHOVEN MUSSORGSKY DVOŘÁK WAGNER TCHAIKOVSKY

Overture to Egmont, Op. 84 A Night on Bald Mountain Silent Woods Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathétique:” III. Allegro molto vivace

Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon and Assistant Principal Cello Austin Fisher undress the overpowering sounds of Beethoven, Wagner, and more masters of the mesmerizing Romantic period. n

W  e’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!

80 MUSICIANS The Colorado Symphony features 80 full-time musicians from around the world!

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SEASON Red Carpet Rewind: Celebration of the Music of the Academy Awards FEB 24

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Claude Sim, violin Devin DeSantis, vocalist

Lights, Camera, ACTION! The sounds from the silver screen fill the concert hall in this special evening centered around the celebration of the greatest works of film. We honor the scores that were nominated or won Academy Awards® in this red carpet affair that features our very own Colorado Symphony Associate Concertmaster Claude Sim performing The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra. Devin DeSantis also returns to perform, assuring that by the end of the evening, you’ll be seeing stars.

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern MAR 2-4 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CL ASSI CS

PRELUDE//TALK BACK pg. 28

Brett Mitchell, conductor Olga Kern, piano KILAR LUTOSŁAWSKI TCHAIKOVSKY

Orawa Concerto for Orchestra Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Denver favorite Olga Kern, whose extraordinary talent and star power has captivated critics around the world, returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for an incomparable performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Brett Mitchell leads the Colorado Symphony through works by two Polish composers who could very nearly steal the stage from the Russian great. Lutosławski’s capricious Concerto for Orchestra illuminates every section of the Symphony, creating an orchestra of soloists. Its big sound and contrasting moods are set off by the driving energy of Kilar’s Orawa, which creates lush layers using strings.

Video Games Live™ Returns!

SPECI AL

HalfNotes | MAR 9-10 FRI-SAT 7:30 pg. 28 Video Games Live™ joins forces with the Colorado Symphony and Chorus to bring you an immersive concert featuring music from the most popular video games of all time, promising an evening of explosive entertainment! Created by Tommy Tallarico, Video Games Live™ showcases your Colorado Symphony performing along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements to create a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. Special events surround the show, including pre-concert interactive experiences for guests!

Carnival of the Animals MAR 11

SUN 1:00

Christopher Dragon, conductor MANCINI BRITTEN MANCINI SAINT-SAËNS

FAMI LY HalfNotes pg. 28

“The Pink Panther” The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 Baby Elephant Walk 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, with each movement depicting a different animal from the royal lion to the graceful swan. Truly a fantastic family experience for all ages!

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BEETHOVEN Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5 MAR 16-18 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CL ASSI CS PRELUDE//TALK BACK pg. 28

Andrew Litton, conductor Zhang Zuo, piano BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor” SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103, “The Year 1905”

Roll over Beethoven: the Colorado Symphony has corralled electrifying pianist Zhang Zuo (“Zee Zee”) to perform the composer’s vigorous and demanding Piano Concerto No. 5. Zee Zee, dubbed “full of enthusiasm and glamour, radiating the vigor of youth” by Chinese Gramophone, is just the firebrand to live up to the wiles of the majestic “Emperor” concerto. Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Litton will lead the orchestra in Shostakovich’s massive, volatile Symphony No. 11 — a powerful piece full of moody contrasts — for a night of explosive and energizing masterworks.

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SEASON John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert Celebration with the Colorado Symphony MAR 23 FRI 7:30

SYMPHONY POPS

pg. 28

Christopher Dragon, conductor Jim Horn, horns Jim Salestrom, guitar Chris Nole, piano Alan Deremo, bass Nate Barnes, drums

The musical legend John Denver is honored in a special concert with your Colorado Symphony, returning by popular demand! See and hear two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter John Denver performing classic songs in archival video footage, backed by live performances from his former bandmates and full symphony orchestra. This concert is an innovative multi-media treat and unforgettable tribute. Hear John Denver sing hit songs spanning his career, see vintage John Denver video performances, and hear stories of John Denver told by old friends.

Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton APR 6-8 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CL ASSI CS

PRELUDE//TALK BACK pg. 28

Andrew Litton, conductor Alban Gerhardt, cello COPLAND BARBER BRAHMS

Rodeo: Ballet in One Act Cello Concerto, Op. 22 Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Andrew Litton concludes his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with the Colorado Symphony in a program worthy of his prolific and esteemed career. Maestro Litton revisits Copland’s rollicking piece of Americana Rodeo: Ballet in One Act, which Litton recorded and released with the Symphony and was named one of Colorado’s best classical albums of 2016. Masterful cellist Alban Gerhardt joins Litton onstage for a rare performance of Barber’s exceptionally challenging Cello Concerto, while Brahms’ rustic, energetic Symphony No. 2 — the Symphony that put him on the map — is the crown jewel of this concert. Bravo, Maestro Litton!

LISTEN/HEAR 103— The American Voice APR 12

LI STEN/HEAR

THU 7:30

Brett Mitchell, conductor Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, director IVES COPLAND BERNSTEIN GERSHWIN

Variations on “America” Suite from The Tender Land Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra An American in Paris

Music Director Brett Mitchell and the famed Colorado Symphony Chorus pay homage to definitive works of distinctly American composition and song. n

W  e’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!

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SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony SEPT 9

S PEC IA L

Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

C L A S S IC S

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

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

C L A S S IC S

SEPT 30

OCT 7

S PEC IA L

SAT 7:30

Mozart’s Requiem OCT 13-15

NOV 26

C L A S S IC S

Stravinsky’s The Firebird

C L A S S IC S

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 FAMI LY

SUN 1:00

All-Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell

CL ASSI CS

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Handel’s Messiah

HOLI DAY

OCT 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

DEC 8-9

Disney in Concert: MOVIE AT THE S YMPHO N Y Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™

Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony SPECI AL

OCT 26-27

A Colorado Christmas

THU-FRI 7:30

Halloween Spooktacular! OCT 28

SAT 2:30

FAMILY

DEC 10 DEC 15-17

FRI-SAT 7:30 SUN 7:30

MUSIC, ELEVATED

HOLI DAY

FRI-SAT 7:30

A Night In Vienna DEC 31

HOLI DAY

WED 7:30

Too Hot To Handel DEC 22-23

HOLI DAY

FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

Holiday Brass Returns to Boettcher Concert Hall DEC 20

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DECEMBER DEC 1-3

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

SPECI AL

SAT 7:30

Drums of the World

OCTOBER Purple Rain: The Music of Prince

THU 7:30

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski NOV 17-19

SAT 7:30

LI STEN/HEAR

Ravel's Boléro & Colorado Premiere NOV 11

S YMPHON Y PO PS

CL ASSI CS

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

LISTEN/HEAR 101 Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down NOV 9

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

Queen of Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 NOV 3-5

SAT 7:30

SUN 6:30

HOLI DAY


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SEASON AT A G L A N C E

JANUARY Harry Potter MOVIE AT THE S YMPHO N Y and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert JAN 5-6

FRI-SAT 7:30

A Tribute to Arthur Fielder and the Boston Pops JAN 13

S YMPHON Y PO PS

SAT 7:30

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons JAN 19-21

C L A S S IC S

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

C L A S S IC S

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

John Williams: An American Journey

S PEC IA L

FRI-SAT 7:30

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring FEB 16-18

C L A S S IC S

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

LISTEN/HEAR 102 L IS TEN/HEA R Anything But Innocent: The Hard-Core Romantics FEB 22

THU 7:30

Red Carpet Rewind: S YMPHON Y PO PS Celebration of the Music of the Academy Awards FEB 24

SAT 7:30

APR 28

SAT 6:00

MAY 3-4

MOVI E AT THE SYMPHONY

THU-FRI 7:30

Pirates of the Symphony Seas! Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony MAY 6

FAMI LY

SUN 1:00

Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21 MAY 11-13

LISTEN/HEAR 104 Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice MAY 17

LI STEN/HEAR

THU 7:30

ROCK ON! with the Colorado Symphony MAY 19

CL ASSI CS

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30 CL ASSI CS

S PEC IA L

FRI-SAT 7:30 FAMILY

STUDENT TICKETS!

SUN 1:00

Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5

C L A S S IC S

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High S YMPHO N Y POPS Concert Celebration With The Colorado Symphony MAR 23

FUNDR AI SER

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Carnival of the Animals

MAR 16-18

Colorado Symphony Ball 2018 Fillmore Auditorium

C L A S S IC S

Video Games Live™ Returns!

MAR 11

CL ASSI CS

APR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

MAY 25-27 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern

MAR 9-10

Wagner: The Ring Without Words

Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler

MARCH

MAR 2-4

FRI-SAT 7:30

Jurassic Park In Concert

Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé

FEB 9-10

APR 13-14

M AY

FEBRUARY FEB 2-4

Béla Fleck: SPECI AL Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3

Students and teachers receive a ticket for with valid school I.D.! *

FRI 7:30

APRIL Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton APR 6-8

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

LISTEN/HEAR 103 The American Voice APR 12

C L A S S IC S

L IS TEN/HEA R

THU 7:30

B OX OF F I CE mon-fri: 10 am - 6 pm sat: 12 pm - 6 pm *Limitations apply

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Béla Fleck: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3

SPECI AL

APR 13-14 FRI-SAT 7:30 Brett Mitchell, conductor Béla Fleck, banjo BARTÓK WEBERN JANÁČEK BÉLA FLECK

Hungarian Pictures Im Sommerwind Taras Bulba Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3

The genre-defying king of the banjo Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy® history, and has taken home fourteen of the awards to date. For these performances, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads Fleck in the regional premiere of his Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3. Take the latest recording by the Colorado Symphony (Béla Fleck with the Colorado Symphony: Juno Concerto) for a test run prior to this spectacular concert weekend.

Wagner: The Ring Without Words APR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CL ASSI CS PRELUDE//TALK BACK pg. 28

Brett Mitchell, conductor WAGNER/ arr. Maazel The Ring Without Words

Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. In this unique treatment created by conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through the fundamental sequences of Wagner’s Ring cycle in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. (Mitchell will describe the leitmotifs in a musical demonstration at the top of the concert, preceding a condensed performance without words.) This is an illuminating and rare performance of The Ring that will resonate with all audiences.

THE RING WITHOUT WORDS

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SEASON Colorado Symphony Ball 2018 APR 28

FUNDR AI SER

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 2018.

Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert MAY 3-4 THU-FRI 7:30

HalfNotes |

Brett Mitchell, conductor

MOVI E AT THE SYMPHONY

pg. 28

One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all time in 1993, winning three Academy Awards®. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park transports us to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs in a brand-new, immersive theme park, the likes of which has never been seen. Experience this ground-breaking film as never before: with your Colorado Symphony performing Williams’ magnificent score. Welcome… to Jurassic Park! Jurassic Park Trademark & © Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. Jurassic Park – Film with Orchestra produced by Film Concerts Live!, a joint venture of IMG Artists, LLC and The Gorfaine/ Schwartz Agency, Inc.

Pirates of the Symphony Seas!

FAMI LY

Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony MAY 6 SUN 1:00 Christopher Dragon, conductor

HalfNotes pg. 28

Quirky, fun, and joyfully off-center, this program curated by local thespians of the Buntport Theater will take you on an adventure to an island of swashbuckling delight! Journey across the high seas to encounter dastardly foes, fantastical friends, and a symphony of treasure sure to please every pint-sized pipsqueak and their parrot. Ships ahoy, mateys!

OVER 22,000 K-12

students attend Youth Concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall each year.

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MOZART Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21 MAY 11-13

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

CL ASSI CS

PRELUDE//TALK BACK pg. 28

Ken-David Masur, conductor Orion Weiss, piano Susanna Phillips, soprano Colorado Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe, conductor MOZART MOZART FAURÉ POULENC

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K. 492 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467 Pavane, Op. 50 Gloria

Conductor Ken-David Masur opens this evening with Mozart’s sprightly Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, then leads pianist Orion Weiss and the Colorado Symphony in performing Mozart’s tranquil Piano Concerto No. 21, often called “Elvira Madigan” due to the use of its well-known Andante in the film of the same name. The concerto is well-matched with Fauré’s stately and soothing Pavane, while Poulenc’s reverent, spirited Gloria — featuring Susanna Phillips and the Colorado Symphony Chorus — concludes this blissful collection of symphonic music.

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SEASON LISTEN/HEAR 104 ­— Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice MAY 17

LI STEN/HEAR

THU 7:30

Edwin Outwater, conductor Basil Vendryes, viola VIVIAN FUNG GABRIELA LENA FRANK OWEN PALLETT JESSIE MONTGOMERY ANDREW NORMAN MASON BATES

Launch! “Mestizo Waltz” from Three Latin-American Dances for Orchestra Five Women Starburst for String Orchestra Drip Blip Sparkle Spin Glint Glide Glow Float Flop Chop Pop Shatter Splash Anthology of Fantastic Zoology

Special guest conductor Edwin Outwater conducts a program of four modern composers well worth a listen. Principal Violist Basil Vendryes tackles an incredible piece for viola and orchestra by Owen Pallett titled Five Women. The orchestra then navigates the beauty and mystique of five other feature works throughout the evening! Mason Bates’ spectacular Anthology of Fantastic Zoology is the centerpiece of the evening. This half-hour work involves no electricity — at least not the kind coming from an outlet on stage! But in this vivid setting, the psychedelic bestiary teems with strange creatures and wild sonic effects. It’s a must-see evening of the season! n

 e’re pleased to introduce LISTEN/HEAR, casual sessions of live performance threaded with thoughtful talk-throughs to help you W understand and truly hear symphonic music. This new series of four concerts throughout the season will take you on a journey through the evolution of symphonic music from its modest beginnings to the powerhouse ensemble you see it as today! If you were a fan of Inside the Score, this is a must-see!

ROCK ON! with the Colorado Symphony MAY 19

SYMPHONY POPS

SAT 7:30

Christopher Dragon, conductor Rob Evan, LaKisha Jones, Chloe Lowery, vocalists

Join us for a journey back to the Rock and Pop hits of the 70’s and 80’s with three dynamic artists. Featured are legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Queen, and many more. ROCK ON! is certain to be a hit with audiences of all ages.

Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler MAY 25-27

CL ASSI CS

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

PRELUDE//TALK BACK pg. 28

Brett Mitchell, conductor Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin BERNSTEIN BERNSTEIN MAHLER

Overture to Candide Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium) Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Titan”

Your Colorado Symphony marks the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a program highlighting the maestro as both composer and conductor. Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through Bernstein’s spirited Overture to Candide, then showcases Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams’ artistry in Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s Symposium), a violin concerto in all but name. Finally, to honor Bernstein’s lifelong study and reverence of Gustav Mahler, we will cap off our Classics season with the flourish it deserves: a performance of Mahler’s aptly named “Titan” Symphony — a gripping work of unceasing energy performed by the full orchestra.

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PRE AND POST-CONCERT DISCUSSIONS Prelude: Join your Colorado Symphony for preludes: pre-concert events to enhance your experience! Preludes take place at 6:30pm in Boettcher Concert Hall before each Classics performance and are included with your concert ticket. Talkback: After the concert ends, enjoy a special post-concert lecture or discussion lead by a special guest. Talkbacks take place immediately following the concert in Boettcher Concert Hall (after select Classics performances) and are included with your concert ticket. Visit coloradosymphony.org one week prior to the performance to confirm event.

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! HALF NOTES Join us for Half Notes, 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 composer dress-up, composition station, and an instrument petting zoo!

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SUMMER SEASON

SYMPHONY

PHOTOS: BRANDON MARSHALL

IN THE SUMMER

Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson with the Colorado Symphony

Movie at the Symphony: La La Land in Concert

MAY 26 n FRI 8:00 Red Rocks Amphitheatre

JUL 12, JUL 14 n WED 7:30 Boettcher Concert Hall

TICKETS:

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JUL 18 n TUE 8:00 Red Rocks Amphitheatre axs.com

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A Night of Pops: Tribute to Leroy Anderson JUL 20 n THU 7:30 Christopher Dragon, conductor Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses — Master Quest JUN 30-JUL 1 n FRI-SAT 7:30 Boettcher Concert Hall

FRI 7:30

Diana Krall with the Colorado Symphony

Yacht Rock On The Green Featuring Kenny Loggins, Peter Cetera, and Christopher Cross with the Colorado Symphony JUN 24 n SAT 7:30 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre

n

TICKETS:

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HalfNotes |

pg. 28 T I C K E T S : coloradosymphony.org

Pink Martini with the Colorado Symphony with special guest Rufus Wainwright JULY 6 n THU 7:30 Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Mozart Under Moonlight JUL 8 n SAT 7:30 Christopher Dragon, conductor Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre

Free Season Preview 2017/18 JUL 22 n SAT 7:30 Brett Mitchell, conductor Christopher Dragon, conductor Andres Lopera, conductor Boettcher Concert Hall

TICKETS:

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Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

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CLASSICS 8 A PACKAGE Friday, Saturday, or Sunday

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Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

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

See page 7

Stravinsky’s The Firebird See page 9

Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41 See page 10

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See page 12

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See page 17

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern MAR 2-4 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

See page 21

MAY 11-13 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

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Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5 See page 20

Wagner: The Ring Without Words See page 24

Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler MAY 25-27 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

APR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21

See page 11

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

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

Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton

See page 9

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski

JAN 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé FEB 2-4

OCT 13-15 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

All-Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell DEC 1-3

See page 7

Mozart’s Requiem

OCT 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00 NOV 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

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CLASSICS 16 PACKAGE Friday, Saturday, or Sunday Opening Weekend: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 SEPT 15-17 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé See page 7

Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue See page 7

Mozart’s Requiem See page 9

Stravinsky’s The Firebird

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

See page 17

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

See page 19

Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5

OCT 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See page 9

Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony No. 41

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

See page 22

Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton

NOV 3-5 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See page 10

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Natasha Paremski

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

See page 21

Wagner: The Ring Without Words APR 20-22 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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

See page 11

All-Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell

See page 24

Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21 MAY 11-13 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN1:00

See page 12

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons JAN 19-21 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

See page 17

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern

OCT 13-15 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring

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

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Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler MAY 25-27 FRI-SAT 7:30 n SUN 1:00

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SYMPHONY POPS PACKAGE

SPECIALS Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony SEPT 9

SAT 7:30

Queen of Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald See page 6

SEPT 30 SAT 7:30

See page 8

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

Purple Rain: The Music of Prince OCT 7

SAT 7:30

OCT 27

Ravel’s Boléro & Colorado Premiere NOV 11

SAT 7:30

See page 11

DEC 10

SUN 7:30

See page 13

FEB 9-10 FRI-SAT 7:30

See page17

Video Games Live™ Returns! MAR 9-10 FRI-SAT 7:30

See page 19

Béla Fleck: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3 APR 13-14 FRI-SAT 7:30

See page 24

See page 9

FRI 7:30

See page 14

A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops JAN 13

John Williams: An American Journey

See page 7

A Colorado Christmas DEC 15

Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony

FRI 7:30

SAT 7:30

See page 16

Red Carpet Rewind: Celebration of the Music of the Academy Awards FEB 24

SAT 7:30

See page 19

John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert Celebration with the Colorado Symphony MAR 23

FRI 7:30

See page 21

ROCK ON! with the Colorado Symphony MAY 19

CUSTOM DESIGN 16, 8, OR 4 PACKAGE

SAT 7:30

See page 27

LISTEN/HEAR PACKAGE

Select 16, 8, or 4 concerts to create your own package. Some Special concerts are not eligible to be part of a Custom Design package.

LISTEN/HEAR 101 — Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down

Note: Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony, Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony, and Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert are not eligible to be part of the Custom Design Package. Other exclusions may apply.

LISTEN/HEAR 102 — Anything But Innocent: The Hard-Core Romantics

NOV 9

FEB 22

THU 7:30

THU 7:30

See page 11

See page 18

LISTEN/HEAR 103 — The American Voice APR 12

THU 7:30

See page 21

LISTEN/HEAR 104 — Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice MAY 17

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THU 7:30

See page 27


2 0 1 7/ 2 0 1 8

SEASON PAC K AG E S

FAMILY PACKAGE Halloween Spooktacular! OCT 28

SAT 2:30

See page 9

See page 12

See page 14

See page 19

PASSPORT

Drums of the World NOV 26

SUN 1:00

A Colorado Christmas DEC 16

SAT 2:30

Carnival of the Animals MAR 11

SUN 1:00

Pirates of the Symphony Seas! Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony MAY 6

SUN 1:00

See page 25

y colorado symphon

Family package passport! 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!

orld the W :00 s of 1 Drum 29 T SUN NOV

Drums

World of the

ember

26 Nov

MOVIE AT THE SYMPHONY SERIES

HOLIDAY SERIES

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas™ OCT 26-27 THU-FRI 7:30

Handel’s Messiah DEC 8-9 See page 9

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert JAN 5-6

FRI-SAT 7:30

See page 15

See page 25

Jurassic Park in Concert MAY 3-4 THU-FRI 7:30

1:00pm

FRI-SAT 7:30

See page 12

A Colorado Christmas DEC 15-17 FRI 7:30 n SAT 2:30 & 6:00 n SUN 1:00

See page 14

Holiday Brass Returns to Boettcher Concert Hall DEC 20

WED 7:30

See page 15

See page 15

See page 15

Too Hot To Handel DEC 22-23 FRI-SAT 7:30

A Night in Vienna DEC 31

SUN 6:30

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Your Symphony on Your T ime

FLEXPASS Our Flex Pass offers all of our subscriber benefits, a savings off 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

FLEXPASS ?

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

How does the FLEXPASS work? You receive six Flex Pass vouchers.

n 

Each voucher is redeemable for one seat.

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Choose from most concerts in this brochure. +

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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.

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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 expire on May 31st, 2018.

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+ NOTE: Some Specials, On Location, and concerts outside of Boettcher Concert Hall are NOT eligible for Flex Pass. For specific details please visit www.


NEW SUBSCRIBERS FORM

2017/18 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION FORM - NEW SUBSCRIBERS ONLY CHOOSE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE(S):

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

$ 120 • Level 5

8-concert package

Check one: Check one: CUSTOM DESIGN

Classics Friday A Classics Saturday A Classics Sunday A

$ 240 • Level 5

16-concert package

$ 198 • Level 4

$ 368 • Level 4

$ 348 • Level 3

$ 456 • Level 2 $ 608 • Level 1

Classics Friday B Classics Saturday B Classics Sunday B $ 856 • Level 2 $ 1,136 • Level 1

(# of) seats ________

$ 174 • Level 3

$ 228 • Level 2 $ 304 • Level 1

(# of) seats _________ (# of) seats _________ (# of) seats _________

$ 656 • Level 3

Classics Friday Classics Saturday Classics Sunday

(actual price will vary based on concerts selected)

4-concert package

$ 60 • Level 5

$ 99 • Level 4

8-concert package

$ 120 • Level 5

$ 198 • Level 4

$ 348 • Level 3

$ 456 • Level 2 $ 608 • Level 1

16-concert package

$ 240 • Level 5

$ 368 • Level 4

$ 656 • Level 3

$ 856 • Level 2 $ 1,136 • Level 1

Enter dates of your selected concerts here:

(# of) seats_________

_______________

1]______________ 2]_________________ 3] _______________ 4] __________________

5]______________ 6]_________________ 7] _______________ 8] __________________ 9]______________ 10]_________________ 11] _______________ 12] __________________ 13]______________ 14]_________________ 15] _______________ 16] __________________ SYMPHONY POPS

7-concert package

$ 105 • Level 5 $ 173.25 • Level 4 $ 304.50 • Level 3 $ 399 • Level 2

$ 532 • Level 1 (# of) seats __________

LISTEN/HEAR

4-concert package

$ 58 • Level 5

$ 58 • Level 4

$ 136 • Level 3

$ 180 • Level 2

$ 224 • Level 1 (# of) seats __________

FA M I LY PA C K A G E

5-concert package

$42.50 Children

$106.25 Adults

F L E X PA S S

$ 228 (6 Vouchers)

(# of) seats __________ (# of) seats __________ (# of) packages ________

Concert Package(s) Subtotal $______________________

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ADD SINGLE TICKETS (See page 24 for add-on ticket prices)

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Add On Tickets Subtotal $______________________

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PRICING FOR ADD-ON TICKETS Prices include your exclusive subscriber discount. Level 4 and 5 excluded. Level 5 Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Classics / Holiday / Symphony Pops / Specials* $15 LISTEN/HEAR $17 Family Adults $21.25

$29 $17 Children $8.50

$43.50 $34.00

$57.00 $45.00

$76.00 $56.00

*Renée Fleming with the Colorado Symphony, Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ In Concert, and some additional Specials not included. CONSIDER A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT  Ticket sales cover only 43% of the Colorado Symphony’s budget. Your tax-deductible gift shares the music with over 175,000 Coloradans.

$_____________

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Name__________________________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________________________ City_____________________________ State ________________________ Zip ________________ Daytime Phone_____________________________________________________________________ Email__________________________________________________________________________ MASTERCARD

VISA

DISCOVER

AMERICAN EXPRESS

Check: payable to the Colorado Symphony

Credit Card Number _______________________________________ Exp. Date __________ CVV _________ Signature ________________________________________________________________________ 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 12, 2017. $5 Fee Applies. TOTAL DUE

1. Subscription Total:

+

$______________________

2. Add On Tickets Total:

+

$______________________

3. Subtotal:

+

$______________________

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

x.10% $______________________

5. Tax-deductible gift:

+

$______________________

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

$______________________

7. Processing Fee:

+

$20.00 __________________

8. GRAND TOTAL

=

$______________________

*10% Facilities Development Admissions Tax (Seat Tax) is assessed, per seat, by the City and County of Denver. P LEASE FILL OUT THIS PAGE AND RETURN TO US

Colorado Symphony • 1000 14th Street, No. 15, Denver, CO 80202, Attn: Patron Services For assistance with this form, please call 303.623.7876 or visit the Box Office at Boettcher Concert Hall. Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm; Sat 12pm – 6pm | 90 minutes prior to each performance | 303.623.7876 38


SEATING CHARTS

SEATING CHART FOR:

CLASSICS LISTEN/HEAR* KEY Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

SO BO UN OT D H

Level 5 * LISTEN/HEAR Levels 4 & 5 are the same price.

SEATING CHART FOR:

SYMPHONY POPS HOLIDAY Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4

SO BO UN OT D H

Level 5

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JOIN YOUR COLORADO SYMPHONY OUTSIDE OF THE CONCERT HALL AND GET ENGAGED WITH ONE OF OUR AMAZING EVENTS OR PROGRAMS.

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B E YO N D T H E

CONCERT

PHOTO: BRANDON MARSHALL

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 four 4 oz. 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. SIP FOR THE SYMPHONY Join us at the Park Hill Golf Club for Sip for the Symphony, a monthly wine tasting presented by Argonaut Wine & Liquor. Each wine tasting will feature a different region and topic. Enjoy 100’s of unique wines, liquors, and beers paired with generous appetizers! Argonaut Wine & Liquor will donate $10 from every ticket purchased to the Colorado Symphony. 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. WON 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 WON 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 28th, 2018. It’s the best party in town and, more importantly, the largest fundraiser for the Colorado Symphony! { FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG/EVENTS }

COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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GIVING

PHOTO: BRANDON MARSHALL

BENEFITS

Invitation to “Seated with the Symphony” Quarterly “From the Podium” newsletter Invitation to Brett Mitchell Masterclass $30 corporate discount tickets Dedicated concert with recognition in Soundings Magazine and signage in Boettcher Concert Hall Eight (8) complimentary tickets to a dedicated concert Backstage tour for eight (8) before dedicated concert Private, pre-concert reception at dedicated concert Family or Symphony Pops Series Presenter Presenter name or logo on all respective e-communications, program pages, posters, and Colorado Symphony concert webpages

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$25,000+

Recognition on Boettcher Concert Hall donor plaque

$10,000+

VIP Concierge for tickets

$5,000+

Complimentary concert tickets

$3,000+

Invitations to Chamber Musicales

$2,000+

Recognition in Soundings concert programs

$1,000+

Invitations to open rehearsals

$500+

$250+

$100+

Early access to concert tickets


YOUR SUPPORT MAKES THE MUSIC HAPPEN! THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE MUSIC OF COLORADO STRONGER.

57%

of the budget comes from charitable donations.

43% of the budget is covered by ticket sales.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO GIVE, CONTACT:

Christina Carlson | 303.308.2464 | rsvp@coloradosymphony.org

COLORADOSYMPHONY.ORG

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EDUCATION

ifelong learning begins with your Colorado Symphony! All ages enjoy visiting the 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!

COLORADO SYMPHONY KIDS GRADES 3-12 We’re saving a seat for young audiences at Boettcher Concert Hall. Each year more than 30,000 students in grades 3-12 engage with the Colorado Symphony to learn about and experience 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. IN-SCHOOL CONCERTS PRE K-2 An ensemble of Colorado Symphony musicians visits 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 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 was started in 1995 by Jon Deak, then-composer in residence with the Colorado Symphony, and is now an internationallyrecognized program. We are proud to present the work of these young composers. LEARN MORE Learn more about these and other programs at coloradosymphony.org/education.

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