Colorado Symphony Concert Series
The Colorado Symphony 2016/17 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 Artistic Advisor, Andrew Litton. Please view our season packages below to purchase, or call our box office for assistance: 303.623.7876 (Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 12pm to 6pm).
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Masterworks 2016/17 takes on a transition of integrating innovative artists with the best of classical symphonic work envisioned with a contemporary twist. The lineup features many of your own Colorado Symphony musicians as spectacular soloists on some of symphonic music’s greatest pieces including the World Premiere of Daniel Kellogg’s Violin Concerto featuring Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams, Mozart’s Concerto for Clarinet performed by the Colorado Symphony’s own Jason Shafer, and Silver Ainomäe on Cello for Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. Explore the Masterworks season here or purchase a Flex Pass to pick your favorite concerts on your schedule!
Join your Colorado Symphony for preludes; pre-concert events to enhance your experience!
Classical music author and historian Betsy Schwarm will share information about the composers and pieces on the program. Ms. Schwarm is a celebrated Denver icon. Catch her in action before hearing your Colorado Symphony!
Prelude Musician Highlight:
Ever wonder what your Colorado Symphony musicians think about the music? Come find out! Violist Phillip Stevens hosts an informal Q&A featuring additional Colorado Symphony musicians who are delighted to share their unique point of view on the composers and pieces you'll be hearing.
Be ready to participate! Take your mind, body, and spirit to a deeper listening plane with Catherine Beeson, Assistant Principal Violist and Director of Community Education Programs for your Colorado Symphony. Catherine will guide you to an internal understanding of the music you'll be hearing by encouraging your super powers of inquiry, observation and application.
Inside the Score
Listen to what’s Inside.
Inside the Score series returns, reinvented to complement our Masterworks concert heavy-hitters. This Inside look offers newcomers and veteran concert goers alike the opportunity to listen and learn more about a specific piece or theme of content that makes up the Masterworks genre. The greatest works of our classical repertoire get a breakdown by our associate conductor, Christopher Dragon, in this series meant to offer a new experience in listening to the greatest music in the word. Whether this is the music you already love or the music that you are learning to adore, come experience our reinvented Inside series.
Inside the Score Concerts
The 2016/17 Season brings a reprise of comedy and classical fusion this fall with a special presentation featuring “The Second City Guide to the Symphony”- a blend of original sketch comedy, new music and orchestral works by masters of classical music. From Broadway showtunes to romantic evenings with pop sensations, the Colorado Symphony musicians tackle it all with virtuosic skill! Highlights include: A Night of Pops: Tribute to Leroy Anderson, Byron Stripling What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, and Dianne Reeves in Concert.
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, perennial favorite Drums of the World, and the special showing of the timeless tale Peter and the Wolf. The Family Series is sure to entertain even the newest symphony fan.
It’s the return of the wildly-popular Geek Series of concerts! Three years running, this unique series brings the best (and geekiest) of pop culture fun, past and present, to the stage with live orchestration. Embrace your inner audiophile and enjoy one of our Movie at the Symphony series of concerts: Raiders of the Lost Ark or E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial each film is screened in its entirety on large screens in-hall with live symphony orchestra! And don’t forget to don your superhero costume for our 4th edition of Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy - back with even more geeky-goodness than before!
2015/16 Season Colorado Symphony Media Partners
Denver Comic Con (DCC) is a 3-day, family-friendly pop culture fan extravaganza, featuring the best in pop culture entertainment. DCC is a program of the Colorado nonprofit Pop Culture Classroom, whose mission is to inspire a love of learning, to increase literacy, celebrate diversity and build community through pop culture education. It happens June 17-19, 2016 at the Colorado Convention Center. Purchase tickets at denvercomiccon.com.
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. If the holiday season makes you feel like singing, you are invited to sing with the Chorus at the Handel's Messiah Sing-Along!
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.