GloryUs Goings On – From Bach… To Rock, CSO Ball honors its musicians
The Colorado Symphony Ball honored its musicians for their support while board co-chairs Mary Rossick Kern and Jerome Kern led the charge to develop a “sustainable business model” while reviewing the effect the orchestra is now having on the entire Front Range.
Photos: Colorado Symphony’s “From Bach … To Rock” gala had music for all tastes
The Colorado Symphony’s annual fundraising gala had a fun twist this year, offering dance music that included all the classics — from Bach to rock.
Colorado Symphony gala takes guests from Bach... To Rock
The one excuse that simply would not fly for anyone trying to wiggle out of the Colorado Symphony Ball this year was: "Honey, you know I'm not wild about all that long-haired music."
Review: CSO's Elijah
Prepare to immerse yourself in Biblical drama in Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, presented this weekend by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Béla Fleck with the Colorado Symphony 5-3-13
Few people have so mastered an instrument the way Béla Fleck has the banjo.
The Colorado Symphony Ball - From Bach... To Rock! (Westword - photos)
The Fillmore Auditorium, on Saturday, May 4. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will be joined by The Moderators in a joint performance of music from Bach to rock.
Colorado Symphony Honors Their Own
If there were any doubts that The Colorado Symphony is beginning a new era, fear no more. The Colorado Symphony Ball ushered in the new dynamic with panache and style on Saturday night.
Béla Fleck to Play with Colorado Symphony Tonight, Extensive Tour Scheduled
Béla Fleck will debut his symphonic banjo piece “The Landing” and perform his “Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra” with the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver tonight.
Fey Impact Included Revitalizing Colorado Symphony (CBS4 - video)
Barry Fey is dead: Towering figure in Denver music scene passes away
We've just learned that Barry Fey, a larger-than-life figure who helped put Denver on the music-business map, has died.
R.I.P., Barry Fey
Just received some harrowing news: Barry Fey has passed away.
Barry Fey, legendary Colorado concert promoter, dies at 73
The colorful promoter who made Colorado a destination for the biggest names in music died Sunday. Barry Fey was 73.
Barry Fey: A Colorado Pioneer
I realize that my blog usually tackles political issues of the day, but I hope you won’t mind a quick detour from our usual path as I recognize the passing of a true Colorado pioneer.
Barry Fey, legendary Colorado concert promoter, dies
Legendary Colorado concert promoter Barry Fey has died, multiple sources confirmed Sunday evening.
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra are spellbinding!
Friday evening, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Scott O’Neil, presented a program entitled Masters of the Americas.
Classical Music: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg joins with the Colorado Symphony
The violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg always puts on a good show.
What to wear to rock out at a society gala
Charity galas tend to be formal affairs, with everything from the venue and menu to the entertainmen and attire being predictable.
Portraits of Colorado come to life
Emmy Award-winning composer Charles Denler, of Highlands Ranch, recently completed the recording for "Portraits of Colorado, An American Symphony No. 1," the first in a series of planned symphonies.
Sequester Impacts Colorado Symphony
The budget cuts at the federal level will be making an impact on the music scene in Colorado.
Sequester squashes U.S. Army Chorus collaboration with the Colorado Symphony
If you were looking forward to the Colorado Symphony’s May 18 program with the U.S. Army Chorus, think again.
Federal budget cuts scuttle Army chorus appearance (AP)
The Colorado Symphony says that due to federal budget cuts, the U.S. Army Chorus won't be able to travel to Denver to appear with the orchestra as planned May 18.
Review: CSO's magical Mahler
When it comes to orchestral colors, sprawling development of melodies, and full-fledged symphonic sound, few composers can match Gustav Mahler (1860-1911.)
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, fired up, burns through Mahler’s life-or-death Symphony No. 6
Gustav Mahler makes every musician work for his or her money.
Tortelier and SLSO deliver devilishly enjoyable program
This weekend’s concerts by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra are an exercise in pure enjoyment.
New Colorado Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Litton is a modern maestro
If Denver loved classical music the way it loves football, Andrew Litton would be the next Peyton Manning.
Warren Haynes to Bring His Jerry Garcia Symphony Show to Red Rocks
Warren Haynes will celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 30.
Colors and Sensations fill Boettcher Concert Hall
"Colors and Sensations/La Mer" is a somewhat enigmatic program name, but Colorado Symphony Orchestra's program this weekend (March 22-24) is just that: a concert filled with programmatic music designed to evoke certain images, stories, or moods.
Colorado Symphony turns to a good, old-fashioned raffle to raise cash
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra which has been finding innovative ways to make money lately is also turning back to a traditional one: it’s selling raffle tickets.
Denver's art scene at the Symphony
Scott O'Neil and the Colorado Symphony were in fine form throughout the "Clyfford with a 'Why?'" program Friday night, and the languages of visual art and orchestral music converged in a brilliant and thought-provoking evening.
The Audition - Mike Tetreault
Mike Tetreault has spent an entire year preparing obsessively for this moment. He's put in 20-hour workdays, practiced endlessly, and shut down his personal life.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra plays music inspired by artist Clyfford Still
It's a long way from the highly structured music played by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to the abstract and unbridled paintings of Clyfford Still.
Josh Groban to play Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Josh Groban has added a stop at Red Rocks on July 7 and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra will be his high-end backup band.
Colcannon Collaborates with Colorado Symphony for St. Patrick’s Day Concert
On March 16th the Denver-based Irish music group Colcannon joins forces with the Colorado Symphony for a performance at Boettcher Concert Hall at 7:30pm.
Westword Music Showcase: Colorado Symphony performs Beck Song Reader with special guests
The Colorado Symphony has just been added to the lineup for this year's Westword Music showcase.
Colorado Symphony Upgrades Audio System
Built 35 years ago, the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex presents the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
‘Giants of Classicism' comes to Beaver Creek on Tuesday
The Vilar Performing Arts Center hosts the Colorado Symphony tonight for “Giants of Classicism,” which includes Haydn's lyrical and virtuosic cello concerto featuring the Symphony's principal cellist, Silver Ainomäe.
Home of Colorado Symphony Orchestra given L-Acoustics upgrade
Denver Performing Arts Complex's Boettcher Concert Hall received an audio revamp recently, which included new L-Acoustics amplifiers and loudspeakers.
Boettcher gets better with L-ACOUSTICS
Denver Performing Arts Complex’s Boettcher Concert Hall, home to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, was built in 1978 as the first U.S. symphony hall in the round.
Colorado Symphony 2013-14 season. classical and classic rock
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2013-14 season with two big names Sept. 20: saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the CSO's own new star, conductor Andrew Litton.
From the Top | Denver, Colorado
This week, From the Top comes to you from Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver where the teenager performers play with the Colorado Symphony.
The Colorado Symphony Ball 2013 – From Bach… to Rock
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Colorado Symphony Ball 2013 will be a landmark event for Denver’s cultural and philanthropic communities.
CSO schedule includes Andrew Litton for six concerts
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra on Friday released a lengthy schedule for its 2013-2014 season that features a half-dozen appearances by noted conductor Andrew Litton.
Colorado Symphony Unveils Exciting New Season
Coming up in the new 2013-14 season for the Colorado Symphony, there will be plenty to enjoy in the Masterworks Series, including at least six visits from Artistic Advisor Andrew Litton, who brings a rare energy to the conductor’s baton.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra 2013/14 season: Lots of classical, and some classic rock, too
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2013-14 season with two big names Sept. 20: trumpeter Branford Marsalis and the CSO’s own new star, conductor Andrew Litton.
Colorado Symphony Announces 2013/14 Season
The Colorado Symphony today unveiled their 2013/14 season featuring a full nine months of Pops, the Inside the Score series, Family and Holiday concerts as well as 16 weeks of Masterworks programs.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra fills a vocal void with Verdi's "Requiem"
This is a big weekend for choral music, and that's a good thing. Denver is opera-starved this winter, and these orchestra-plus-singers offerings are the next best thing.
Colorado Symphony Ball: ‘From Bach to Rock’
What kind of music can guests expect at the 2013 Colorado Symphony Ball? The classics, of course. Just not a steady stream of Brahms, Beethoven and Bach.
First Woman Conductor of a Major American Orchestra Marin Alsop Talks Gender in the 21st Century
Marin Alsop, the first woman conductor of a major American orchestra, chatted with AOL’s MAKERS to share her fascinating story on all the travails and successes she’s faced for being the first female conductor of a major American orchestra.
Orchestra welcomes Webb to board of trustees
Former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb on Monday was announced as a new addition to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s board of trustees.
Loveland High students to join Colorado Symphony
Two Loveland High School orchestra students will be playing alongside the Colorado Symphony Sunday during the 30th annual DYAO & Colorado Symphony Side-by-Side Concert.
New Denver shows: Rush, Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Postal Service, Death, Danzig and more
Bunch of new shows to let you know about this week, including Rush, who's coming to the Pepsi Center in August, plus new dates featuring the Postal Service, Rodrigo y Gabriela with the Colorado Symphony, Death, Danzig and Deer Tick.
Rodrigo y Gabriela and Colorado Symphony announce a Red Rocks show
Rodrigo y Gabriela have always shared a love of strings. Listen to any of the duo’s guitar-focused material, and you’ll hear an affinity for string compositions.
DeVotchKa and Colorado Symphony announce a 2013 Red Rocks show
After a successful, experimental show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre last year that led to a live album, DeVotchKa and Colorado Symphony Orchestra, return as a pair to the mountain amphitheater this year.
Spellbound by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s rendition of “Bolero”
We finally saw it at a Colorado Symphony Orchestra concert.
Colorado Symphony CEO Gene Sobczak to leave job after one year
Colorado Symphony chief executive Gene Sobczak is leaving the orchestra after just one year on the job.
Colorado Symphony CEO Gene Sobczak departs, replaced by Jerry Kern
Colorado Symphony CEO Gene Sobczak is leaving the orchestra’s top position after just one year on the job.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra president resigns
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra on Thursday announced the resignation of Gene Sobczak as its president and CEO.
On A Positive Note: Black Chamber picks Singleton, CSO and CultureHaus add board members
The Colorado Symphony, meanwhile, has appointed nine new members to its board of trustees.
The world class Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Jean-Yves Thibaudet give a world class performance!
Friday evening’s (January 26) performance by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was the finest I have ever heard them give.
Classical music: Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and fashion, at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra hosts two of its more talented — and flashiest — guest artists this weekend, combining the talents of pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and conductor Justin Brown.
Classical Teens Reach 700,000 Listeners
How did two high school students from Colorado just set themselves up to have their music heard by 700,000 listeners in a single day?
WINGER / WHITESNAKE Members Perform With With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Video Available
WINGER's Kip Winger and guitarist Reb Beach (also WHITESNAKE) took part in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Shuffle program for dates in Denver (January 18th at the Boettcher Concert Hall) and Parker (January 20th at Boettcher Concert Hall.)
Ann Hampton Callaway & the Colorado Symphony, Denver (January 19, 2013)
For all of the artistic triumphs in her 50-plus years in show business, Barbra Streisand has never truly embraced jazz.
Photos of Kip Winger and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall, 01/18/13 (review)
Oil and water. Cats and dogs. Orchestral music and rock. Friday night in Boettcher Concert Hall, heavy metal hero C. F. Kip Winger and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra demonstrated that opposites can mix.
Miking an Orchestra: Rock Band and Symphony - RECORDING MAGAZINE
Have you ever been asked to record a full orchestra? A community-orchestra concert maybe, or a big church service, or a major school event? Few of our readers get to do this often enough to have the routine down. When the call comes, how can you be prepared without an opportunity to practice?
Colorado ad campaign delivered nearly $900 million in tourism spending
The images of cascading waterfalls and contented families plucking wildflowers seem to have worked.
Ballet Nouveau Colorado/Wonderbound takes us on “A Journey of the Human Spirit”
While Ballet Nouveau Colorado makes a leap into Denver-based Wonderbound, audiences will be treated to “A Journey of the Human Spirit,” tomorrow at 7:30 pm, and Thursday and 7:30 pm, both at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the DU Campus.
Don’t Miss CBS4’s New Show Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 6 p.m. COLORADO REVIEW: MUSIC AND THE ARTS, Sponsored by Mountain States Toyota
CBS4, KCNC-TV, announced today that COLORADO REVIEW: MUSIC AND THE ARTS, a new half hour show sponsored by Mountain States Toyota, will debut at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.
Classical and pop music collide as Colorado Symphony Orchestra shakes it up with metal
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra has been shaking it up lately, letting a little pop music slip in the door now and then.
COLUMN: Music, opera, and dance make for "A Journey of the Human Spirit"
With dollars given to arts organizations at an ever-dwindling low, it takes ever-increasing creativity and joie de vivre to continue to offer inspired and spirited works, be they new commissions or already well-known
DeVotchKa with the Colorado Symphony: The Alley
It's rare to hear a live recording that captures the feel of being at a concert, but 's latest release does it incredibly well.
KIP WINGER Adds New Date With The Colorado Symphony Orchestra; Video Update Available
As previously reported, WINGER frontman KIP WINGER will be taking part in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's Shuffle program which will once again "explore this music that defies categorization."
CSO presents NPR’s ‘From the Top,’ featuring Kent Denver student
From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Colorado Public Radio, comes to Boettcher Concert Hall to tape a radio broadcast on Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Local classical music students to be featured on From The Top
From the Top comes to Boettcher Concert Hall to tape a radio broadcast on January 12 at 7:30 pm.
CBS4 and Mountain States Toyota are proud to partner with the Colorado Symphony, our region’s premier symphony orchestra
The 2012/2013 season continues with magical musical performances, family entertainment and inspiring programs.
Avi Avital brings his mandolin, and some Bach, to Denver
The mandolin has been around for four-plus centuries now, but the instrument never fully captured the imagination of the classical set. Over the years, violins and cellos got their due, even guitars, but not the lowly, eight-stringed mandolin.
Classical music: Conductor Andrew Litton arrives in Denver with "Hansel and Gretel"
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra's new artistic adviser, Andrew Litton, finally arrives on the podium here, and he's bringing along a favorite: a fully staged version of the opera "Hansel and Gretel."
Davidson: Colorado Symphony Guild fetes resident conductor Scott O'Neil at holiday gathering
Music by the Boulder Bassoon Quartet filled the Governor's Residence when the Colorado Symphony Guild hosted a fundraising tea during the height of the holiday season.
Colorado Symphony Guild honors resident conductor at fundraising tea
The Governor’s Mansion was the setting for a holiday tea where the Colorado Symphony Guild honored resident conductor Scott O’Neil. The fundraising event also featured music by the Boulder Bassoon Quartet.
Classical music: CSO's "Too Hot to Handel" a Denver holiday tradition
Holiday traditions are a universal lot. Every city does its big choral numbers and huge brass celebrations during December. But the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's "Too Hot to Handel" is a Denver special.
A Lot Of Holiday Entertainment To Choose From, But It Won’t Be Here Forever
The holidays are approaching quickly and once they arrive the holiday entertainment will be on its way out.
Neumann Digital Mics Record Messiah Performed By Colorado Symphony Orchestra And Chorus
Last week, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Colorado Symphony Chorus (CSC) presented the centuries-old masterwork of the Christmas season: Handel's Messiah. The 90 minute-long oratorio, conducted by CSO resident conductor Scott O'Neil, took place at the Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church on December 11th and 12th and was recorded in its entirety using Neumann digital microphones for a planned future album release.
DeVotchKa due tonight at Twist & Shout with members of the Colorado Symphony
As pretty much anybody here can attest, DeVotchKa's music is already plenty bewitching and enthralling on its own. So you can only imagine how amazing it sounds with the accompaniment of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
DeVotchKa, Colorado Symphony promote live album with Twist & Shout appearance
DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra may have seemed like an unlikely musical match just a year ago, but their indie-meets-institution collaboration produced two solid concerts in 2012, one at Boettcher Concert Hall last February and another at Red Rocks in September.
Colorado Symphony’s New Artistic Advisor Excited About The Holidays
One of the big holiday traditions in Denver is the Colorado Symphony’s holiday concerts, and this year those concerts include a new face and some new and exciting programs.
The excellence of The Drums of the World inspires new students with its art
William Hill, Principal Timpanist with the Colorado Symphony, and his fellow percussionists, presented their annual program of Drums of the World this Sunday, November 25 at Boettcher Concert Hall.
Classical and pop: An evening with your very own Bond Girl
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra shows this weekend that good timing isn't all about keeping the beat during a Strauss waltz. Saturday's pops program, "The Music of James Bond with Hilary Kole," comes just as the new Bond movie, "Skyfall," opens with all of its Hollywood hype.
Jackie Evancho, pretty in pink and sounding sweet with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Sometimes I stare into my little beagle’s eyes and wonder what she’s thinking. She’s a talented pup, and loyal, present at my feet from breakfast to bedtime.
Colorado Symphony moves audience with strings
On Nov. 3, the Colorado Symphony performed Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, op. 8. The piece contains a full orchestra, chorus, organ, and several highlighted soloists.
Music Review: DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony
An Album Of Orchestral Scope & Independently Minded Style.
Lang Lang shows up, shows off and puts on a memorable evening in Colorado
It was the sort of moment classical fans wait all season for: to hear one of the most exciting musicians of an era perform one of the most popular compositions ever written.
DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony due 11/13 via Cicero Recordings LTD
November 13, 2012 sees the release of DeVotchKa's new album, DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony.
Michael Hancock recommends spreading Better Denver bonds to Boettcher, Red Rocks and more
Back in 2007, Denver residents voted for an alphabet soup of nine civic improvements.
Painting the Silence: Devotchka with the Colorado Symphony @ Red Rocks
Important things happen at a Devotchka show. The feeling in the chest that comes from music that moves you at your core, lights your heart up, lights you up, to the point you can hardly stand it.
Devotchka team up with Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks
Denver’s music scene can be described in a few different ways, but the word that describes most Denver artists is professional.
DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks, with Airborne Toxic Event, 9/20/12
DeVotchKa played their first show with the Colorado Symphony in February at Boettcher Concert Hall, moving longtime fans and enthusiasts to a state of tearful, and awe-inspiring bliss.
DeVotchKa with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 9/20/12 (photos and review)
Neither the Airborne Toxic Event nor DeVotchKa came to Morrison Thursday night as strangers to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to Bring Magical Mix to Red Rocks on Thursday
When DeVotchKa headlines Red Rocks on Thursday with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, it will be a rare and unusual collision of new and old.
Happy Birthday, Woody Guthrie! Celebrate the Folk Legend's Centennial with a Week of Events
Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie was born a hundred years ago, and a century later, he's left quite a legacy.
Gypsy Folk Band DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony to Bring Magical Music Mix to Red Rocks
When DeVotchKa headlines Red Rocks on Thursday with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, it will be a rare and unusual collision of new and old.
DeVotchKa, with Orchestra - (Colorado Public Radio)
The Denver band DeVotchKa has incorporated strings into their music before, but it wasn't until last February that they did a full-fledged collaboration with the Colorado Symphony, at Boettcher Concert Hall.
Colorado Symphony Takes Show on Road to Chautauqua
As summer fades into fall, with the Colorado Music Festival having concluded more than a month ago, most classical music patrons might think their annual pilgrimage to Chautauqua Park is over. But they would be wrong.
Between the Notes
Behind the scenes at the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Meet the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's New Artistic Advisor
Going to the symphony is an experience. You get dolled up and head out for a night on the town. This past June, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) hired Andrew Litton to help elevate that experience.
Michael Thornton and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
As the Colorado Symphony Orchestra moves forward with a new consumer-focused business model, Associate Professor Michael Thornton feels a sense of ownership for the culture change the CSO is undergoing, since he had a hand in the orchestra’s fresh direction.
ColoradoSymphony Orchestra will celebrate being back in the black
A year ago, it seemed like the Colorado Symphony Orchestra might be silenced altogether. The CSO -- which had emerged from the ashes of the Denver Symphony Orchestra two decades ago -- faced a $1.2 million cash shortfall at the end of June 2011 despite record sales that season, and some ugly sounds were emanating from Boettcher Concert Hall.
Review: Aspen festival ends with ecstatic Mahler's Eighth
The Aspen Music Festival's final-day programs always aim for big pieces with massed instrumental and vocal forces. Mahler's Symphony No. 8, known as the “Symphony of a Thousand,” just might be the quintessential work for these occasions.
KHEN Announces Collaboration with Colorado Symphony
KHEN is pleased to announce a multiyear collaboration with the Colorado SymphonyOrchestra to bring symphony performances to Salida.
Colorado Beach Party
Music Mountain Amphitheater presents Colorado’s 1st Annual Beach Party & Music Festival on August 11th & 12th.
ColoradoSymphony Orchestra, Minnesota Public Radio Rely on Neumann Digital Mics
Recording a large orchestral performance can involve extreme dynamic level changes, highly reverberant environments and dozens of channels of microphones, cables and associated electronic circuitry.
ColoradoSymphony String Ensemble at the Clyfford Still Museum: a good night for two Denver favorites
It was sure to be one of summer’s most intriguing classical events. Art meets music. Museum meets concert hall. The CSO meets the CSM.
Natalie Merchant at Denver Botanic Gardens, 7/17/12 (photos and review)
Natalie Merchant praised the Colorado Symphony Orchestra as the last string swells of the opening song of her Tuesday night set at Denver Botanic Gardens, “The Land of Nod,” faded in the quiet still air.
Hindsight: Natalie Merchant @ Denver Botanic Gardens
There aren’t many artists that you can say you fell in love with when you first turned on MTV as a child – and that you still love today.
Woody Guthrie to be Honored by CSO; tickets on sale Saturday
The late folk singer Woody Guthrie will be honored by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra with a September 22 concert at Boettcher Concert Hall.
Airborne Toxic Event with CSO announcement
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be performing with the Colorado Symphony at the epic, open-air Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Morrison, Colorado onThursday, September 20th.
CSO Sports Surplus, looks for working capital
The choppy ride the Colorado Symphony has been on for the past year has come to a smooth stop. The symphony has swung from a deficit of almost $1.25 million in 2010 to a surplus of at least $50,000 in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
Denver fireworks light up night, inspire help for wildfire victims
Denver put on a fiery spectacle for thousands at the Civic Center Independence Eve for a third year with a free concert Tuesday night by the Colorado Symphony, rooftop fireworks and hundreds of tiny lights on cellphones recording the show for absent friends.
IndependenceEve Presented by Anadarko
Join us for Independence Eve presented by Anadarko, a free Colorado Symphony concert, light show and fireworks display on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Denver’s Civic Center Park (Colfax & Broadway) beginning at 8:00 pm.
Andrew Litton plans to take Colorado Symphony Orchestra on tour, on CD
World-renowned conductor Andrew Litton plans to take the Colorado Symphony Orchestra on the road, record classical music albums and improve the acoustics at Boettcher Concert Hall during his three-year tenure as "artistic adviser."
Meet The New Artistic Advisor Of The Colorado Symphony
Nine months ago many people were ready to give up on The Colorado Symphony, but not everyone.
Colorado Symphony, Cleo Parker dancers join forces in "Romeo and Juliet"
In a rare collaboration, the Colorado Symphony and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance ensemble presented selections from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" ballet at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday night.
Two to play at memorial concert in Englewood
Silver Ainomae, principal cello with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and pianist Hsing-ay Hsu (Sing-I Shoo), will play at 2 p.m. March 24, in Hampden Hall, Englewood Civic Center. The two friends are partners in the Hwang-Ainomae-Hsu Trio, which has won rave reviews in the Denver area recently.
Review: A unique trio, a rare piece of Tchaikovsky music
Three high-profile friends and collaborators — Colorado Symphony principals Yumi Hwang-Williams and Silver Ainomae, along with Hsing-ay Hsu, artistic director of Pendulum New Music at the University of Colorado-Boulder — turned in a rousing, resonant reading of the composer’s only work for piano and strings, providing the opportunity to experience their collective artistry in a more personal, intimate context.
Review: Renee Fleming shakes it up with the Colorado Symphony
When opera singers reach a certain point of adoration with the public, they can get away with anything. They can sing Puccini in concert or experiment with a newer composer like Ricky Ian Gordon. They can slip in a little rock 'n' roll.
Classical meets contemporary, yet again
The Colorado Symphony needs no introduction. It is considered by many to be one of the top-ranked symphonies, if an accurate ranking existed, in the United States. Tonight, the symphony’s 70 plus members will share the stage with a few new musicians, better known as the musical outfit Guster.
Executive edge: Gene Sobczak
Patterson, N.J.-born Gene Sobczak, Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s CEO, admits that his birthplace did not necessarily instill music and the arts into his DNA.
Review: Trey Anastasio at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony, 2/28/12
The soft, beautiful and, at times, elegant side of Phish's musical catalogue shone last night as frontman and songwriter Trey Anastasio took the stage at the Boettcher Concert Hall backed by the 65-piece Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Live review: Trey Anastasio and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra @ Boettcher Concert Hall
If the financially strapped Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s repositioning involves offering a wider array of music, Tuesday’s sold-out Boettcher Concert Hall performance with Trey Anastasio certainly was a step in the right direction.
Tonight: Trey Anastasio and the CSO vs. Megadeth
DeVotchKa’s performance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra was the talk of local music fans two weeks ago — and the CSO is at it again tonight with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio.
ColoradoSymphony Orchestra's musicians offer solo treats
It's always a treat when the Colorado Symphony features its own fine musicians as soloists. In Sunday's performance of Johannes Brahms' Concerto in A minor for violin, cello and orchestra, longtime concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams was poised, polished and persuasive in her interpretation of the formidable work.
And in your soul they poked a million holes: DeVotchKa with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra tonight
A handful of Colorado’s favorite sons (and daughter), DeVotchKa, took the stage tonight with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for an immense evening of their mariachi-gypsy laced music made even bigger.
Colorado Symphony Looks to Future - (Colorado Public Radio)
It’s been a rough ride for the Colorado Symphony. A confidential report, leaked to the press in September, warned the orchestra might have to shut down without major changes.
CSO (cue drumroll) is back in the black
Three months after it went into a financial tailspin that ended with 20 board members resigning in a huff, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra says it has returned to solid ground.