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Colorado Symphony Announces 2017/18 Season Single Tickets On Sale As of Aug. 1, 2017

Single Tickets Now Available to Public for September Opening Weekend Concert Featuring Beethoven's Fifth and December Yo-Yo Ma Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

 

Media Contact:  

Rachel Trignano, Manager of Public and Community Relations  

404.519.1015 (m) - 303.308.2477 (o)  

 

COLORADO SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES 2017/18 SEASON SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE AS OF AUG. 1, 2017 

 

Single Tickets Now Available to Public for September Opening Weekend Concert  

Featuring Beethoven's Fifth and December Yo-Yo Ma Concert 

 

Aug. 01, 2017 – Denver, CO – Today the Colorado Symphony announced that all single tickets for their 2017/18 Concert Season are now on sale to the general public.  

 

This is the first concert season with Brett Mitchell at the Colorado Symphony's artistic helm as Music Director.  

 

"I couldn't be happier to have world-class performers like soprano Renée Fleming and cellist Yo-Yo Ma join me for my first season with the Colorado Symphony. Our entire 2017/18 Season is an outstanding mix of repertoire with concerts for every musical taste," said Mitchell, who officially assumed the role of Music Director on July 1, 2017. "I'm as proud of the wide variety and high quality of programming as I am honored to take the podium for our first season together. We're off to a tremendous start!" 

 

A full concert listing for the 2017/18 Season can be found here, with season highlights including: 

 

Sep. 15-17, 2017 

Brett Mitchell, conductor  
Mason Bates, electronica 

 

KEVIN PUTS Millennium Canons  
MASON BATES The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra  
BEETHOVEN 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. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, Sep. 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Sep. 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017, 1:00 p.m. 

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Christopher Dragon, conductor 

 

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. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

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Brett Mitchell, conductor  
Yo-Yo Ma, cello 

 

JOHN WILLIAMS Sound the Bells!  
COPLAND Appalachian Spring, Ballet for Orchestra  
DVORÁK Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 104 

 

Multi-Grammy® Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to perform with your Colorado Symphony this holiday season for one night only! FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert HallSunday, Dec. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

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LISTEN/HEAR 

 

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!  

 

Boettcher Concert HallThursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m. 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall, Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall, Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

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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. This can’t-miss master work radically changed twentieth-century composition. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, Feb. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Feb. 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m. 

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Brett Mitchell, conductor  
Olga Kern, piano 

 

KILAR Orawa  
LUTOSLAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra  
TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, 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. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

SaturdayMarch 3, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:00 p.m. 

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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! FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

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Andrew Litton, conductor  
Alban Gerhardt, cello 

 

COPLAND Rodeo: Ballet in One Act  
BARBER Cello Concerto, Op. 22  
BRAHMS 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. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, April 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m. 

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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. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, April 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m. 

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Brett Mitchell, conductor  
Yumi Hwang-Williams, violin 

 

BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide  
BERNSTEIN Serenade (After Plato's Symposium 
MAHLER 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. FULL DESCRIPTION 

 

Boettcher Concert Hall 

Friday, May 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m. 

SaturdayMay 262018, 7:30 p.m. 

Sunday, May 272018, 1:00 p.m. 

 

 

Tickets are available online at coloradosymphony.org, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday  Friday, 10 a.m.  6 p.m.; Saturday, noon  6 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance. 

 

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CONTACTS: 

For more information or to request interviews, please contact:  

Rachel Trignano, Manager of Public and Community Relations 

rtrignano@coloradosymphony.org - 303.308.2477 (o) 

 

For high-resolution, downloadable images of the Colorado Symphony, visit coloradosymphony.org/media 

 

The 2017/18 Colorado Symphony Season is sponsored by Arrow Electronics, with support by The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), 9NEWS, and United Airlines. 

 

TICKETS: 

Tickets are available online at coloradosymphony.org, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday  Friday, 10 a.m.  6 p.m.; Saturday, noon  6 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance. 

 

ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY 

One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 100 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 200,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.  

 

 

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