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April 10, 2019

2019 Colorado Symphony Ball Raises Over $1 Million


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Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
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The Colorado Symphony’s largest fundraiser of the year was held April 6 at the Fillmore Auditorium.

April 10, 2019 – Denver, CO – The 2019 Colorado Symphony Ball, Speak Easy Rock Hard, raised over $1 million dollars in support of the Colorado Symphony. Local rockers The Originators joined the Colorado Symphony for a Rock and Roll performance that shook the roof off of The Fillmore Auditorium.

The prestigious Margaret Phipps Award was presented Colorado Symphony Trustee Diane S. Hill, Ph. D. A big thank you to all of our 2019 Symphony Ball table sponsors and donors who bought tickets, supported the live and silent auctions, and gave through our paddle raiser!

Special thanks to our event co-chairs Byron & Lisa Haselden, Chris & Teresa Murdy, JJ Rams & Karen Hatley, Christopher J. Ott and Jeremy Simons, Amy Harmon, and Marcela de la Mar as well as honorary co-chairs Governor Jared Polis and First Gentleman Marlon Reis, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock and First Lady Mary Louise Lee.


One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization performing more than 150 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. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. 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