Colorado Symphony Concert Series
The Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts throughout the year in a visionary line-up of concert series designed to entertain and engage audiences of all ages. The 2014/15 season presents a wealth of world-class artistry performed by the region’s only full-time orchestra. Experience superb performances by the nation’s best musicians propelled by the vibrant energy and influence of internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton.
The 2014/15 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 violinist Gil Shaham; a glorious 30th anniversary celebration of our own Colorado Symphony Chorus; and a world premiere of Principal Timpanist and composer William Hill’s, The Raven, a symphonic tribute to Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece.
Inside the Score
Learn the story. Love the music. The 2014/15 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 2014/15 Pops season proves that there isn’t any kind of music the Colorado Symphony musicians can’t handle. From Broadway showtunes to romantic evenings with pop sensations, the musicians tackle it all with virtuosic skill. Highlights include a tribute to Broadway with the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and the Denver Women’s Chorus -Everything’s Coming Up Broadway!, September 27; an evening of dance and music celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood - Dancing and Romancing: The Golden Age of Hollywood, October 25, and Leonard Bernstein’s classic West Side Story, the soundtrack that set a new standard for film scoring, as the film is screened on March 7-8.
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 thrill of the performers of Cirque Musica, the Family Series is sure to entertain even the newest symphony fan.
Back by popular demand we’re reprising the hugely popular Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con concert! Just when you thought it was safe to return to the concert hall, this performance will explore new works from your favorite movies, television shows and video games. Also, the orchestra will play along in a celebration of Warner Bros. famous Animaniacs cartoons! With an original score for every cartoon and an Emmy® Award-winning theme song, Animaniacs Live is going to be a must-see this season! Your Symphony then delves into a cult-favorite team in a screenwriter and composer feature concert, Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton. Heroes, villains and all fellow-geeks UNITE for this fantastic series that’ll be a surefire crowd-pleaser! Finally, dive deeper than ever before into the Star Wars musical repertoire, prepare for a weekend that'll take you on the greatest adventure this side of the Mos Eisley Cantina! Whether your loyalties lie with the Imperial Forces or the Rebel Troops you'll love this annual tradition sharing in the love of cosplay and the music that defined a culture.
The sounds of the holidays fill the air at Boettcher Concert Hall from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve with traditional favorites and festive collaborations. The Colorado Symphony Chorus is featured throughout December during Handel’s Messiah, the annual holiday spectacular A Colorado Christmas, and Too Hot To Handel, which returned for its 17th season bringing audiences to their feet in a thrilling jazz/funk/R&B/gospel remix of Handel's Messiah. A Night in Vienna is the perfect way to celebrate a bright new year.
In addition to our home at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Symphony musicians perform for audiences at special locations throughout the region. You’ll find us at University of Denver’s Newman Center, the Lone Tree Arts Center, PACE in Parker, the Salida Steamplant, at Montview Presbyterian Church in December, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and more.
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.
Share the thrill of the region’s premiere orchestra with your students. Colorado Symphony Kids concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall engage tens of thousand of students each year in grades 3-12 with exciting, engaging, fun symphonic experiences. Click here for information about Education Concerts.