Colorado Symphony Concert Series
The Colorado Symphony 2015/16 Season presents a wealth of world-class artistry performed by the critically acclaimed orchestra, the region’s only full-time professional orchestra. Whether your preference is Masterworks, Pops, the reimagined Inside the Score, the fun-filled Family Series, or the increasingly popular Geek series, you will experience the superb performances of some of the nation’s most outstanding musicians, propelled by the vibrant energy and influence of the Symphony’s internationally renowned Music Director, Andrew Litton. Click here to view seating charts for the 2015/16 Season.
The 2015/16 Masterworks concerts turns the spotlight on some of the finest performers in the world. From our own Colorado Symphony musicians to world renowned artists you will experience some amazing performances. Highlights include Opening weekend’s Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, All Beethoven Featuring Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”, the inaugural Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo And Juliet, Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane, and a season finale with a bang; Carmina Burana. Explore the Masterworks season here or purchase a Flex Pass to pick your favorite concerts on your schedule!
Inside the Score
Learn the story. Love the music. The 2015/2016 Inside the Score series offers a new experience in listening to the greatest music in the world, featuring intriguing programs that use the orchestra as a means to tell the fascinating stories inside the music. Each evening will feature a new topic, showcasing world-class musicians, significant repertoire and fascinating musical styles, all in an informal setting. Whether this is the music you already love or the music that you are learning to love, come experience our reimagined Inside the Score concerts. No two evenings are alike!
Inside the Score Concerts
The 2015/16 Pops season shows that your Colorado Symphony musicians can handle the best of the past and even more of today’s contemporary music. From Broadway showtunes to romantic evenings with pop sensations, the musicians tackle it all with virtuosic skill. Highlights include the return of our Symphony at the Movies series featuring Alfred Hitchcock’s groundbreaking thriller Psycho, the music of James Bond with Hilary Kole just in time for the new Bond film release in 2015, a tribute to the late, great former Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch, and the return of our popular Geeks Series concerts!
The Colorado Symphony Family Series is an ideal introduction to the magical world of the orchestra for the young and the young at heart. Join us for this entertaining series featuring the best of classical music in settings sure to capture the imagination! With everything from the zany fun of our annual Halloween Spooktacular to the delightful and silly, Carnival of the Animals and the Story of Babar, the Family Series is sure to entertain even the newest symphony fan.
Back by popular demand we’re reprising the tradition of the Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con concert, rebooted to v3.0! Just when you thought it was safe to return to the concert hall, this performance will explore more works from your favorite movies, television shows and video games. Also returning to the Geek Series family is the ever-popular Weekend of Star Wars concert! Join us just in time for the release of the new Star Wars movie and the holiday season for a performance of epic music celebrating a galaxy far, far away. Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops, you’re sure to hear your favorite themes and discover a few more. New to the Geeks concert family is our presentation of Symphony at the Movies: Back to the Future! Power up your DeLorean, recharge your flux capacitor, and get ready to celebrate the 30th anniversary of an unforgettable movie classic: Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office. Fans old and new will experience the thrill of the film like never before: on a big screen with the full orchestra performing Alan Silverstri’s dazzling musical score live—and you don’t even need a time machine to get to 2015!
The sounds of the holidays fill the air during the month of December with traditional favorites and festive collaborations with your Colorado Symphony. The season begins with Colorado Christmas; the Colorado Symphony's annual collaboration with the Colorado Children's Chorale and the Colorado Symphony Chorus. The Colorado Symphony Chorus is also featured during Handel's Messiah and Symphony at the Movies: Home Alone. If the holiday season makes you feel like singing, you are invited to sing with the Chorus at the Handel's Messiah Sing-Along!
You won't want to miss holiday spotlight favorite, Jackie Evancho as she returns to Boettcher Concert Hall to sing your favorite holiday hits and more. The Colorado Symphony is also excited to present its fourth annual Holiday Brass with two performances at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. The season is rounded out with the annual celebration of festive waltzes and polkas at A Night in Vienna, the perfect way to close the holiday season and ring in a bright new year! All events are family-friendly and be sure to note all of our pre-concert Half Notes activities on select concerts to add even more fun!
The Colorado Symphony strives to collaborate and provide outreach to greater areas of Colorado outside of Downtown Denver. Partner organizations present the orchestra and ensembles from the orchestra at various venues around Colorado and the Front Range. Please see below for opportunities to see your Colorado Symphony at one of these many amazing venues!
On Location Concerts
Free Community Concerts
The Colorado Symphony performs a number of free community concerts throughout the season, honoring the diverse backgrounds of Colorado residents, commemorating special events and headlining holiday celebrations.