Musician Spotlight: Jason Shafer

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This spring, Colorado Symphony Principal Clarinetist Jason Shafer takes on Mozart's last instrumental composition, the enchanting—and thoroughly demanding—Clarinet Concerto in A major.

First Movements

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Brett Mitchell shares his aspirations and 
insights as he prepares to take on the role of Music Director in the Colorado Symphony's 2017/18 Concert Season.  

From Denver to Haiti: An Orchestra on the Road

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Catherine Beeson is a busy woman. As a musician and education leader for the Colorado Symphony, she performs double-duty as Assistant Principal Viola and Director of Community Education Programs. "I play music because I love it and I can't live without it," says Beeson, "and I bring it to other people because there is nothing more rewarding than creating community by sharing." 

Enter the Dragon

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Looking back on conductor Christopher Dragon's first year with the Colorado Symphony.


Rising Phoenix: A Fiery Concerto for Transformative Times

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"When Daniel asked me how I felt about using the Phoenix legend as the source of our concerto, I actually felt chills." That's how Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams recalls the beginning of her collaboration with composer Daniel Kellogg on Rising Phoenix, a concerto for violin and orchestra making its world premiere October 14, 2016, at Boettcher Concert Hall.  

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