Colorado Symphony Blog

Colorado Symphony and Denver Botanic Gardens Team Up for Socially Distanced Performance

Using alphorns, Colorado Symphony musicians perform duet of "Amazing Grace" on Make Music Day, in Mordecai Children's Garden

Nick Dobreff 0 2289

The Colorado Symphony partnered with Denver Botanic Gardens for a socially distanced alphorn duet of "Amazing Grace" featuring Colorado Symphony Principal Horn Michael Thornton and Matthew Eckenhoff in commemoration of Make Music Day. The performance took place in the picturesque Botanic Gardens which is celebrating their reopening after an extended closure as Colorado dealt with restrictions following the outbreak of COVID-19. 

A Conversation about Black Musicians and Composers

Colorado Symphony Principal Violist Basil Vendryes and Music Director Brett Mitchell's discussion was the subject of the June 12-14 Virtual Music Hour

Nick Dobreff 0 1509

The Colorado Symphony's June 12-14 Virtual Music Hour featured a candid conversation between Principal Violist Basil Vendryes and Music Director Brett Mitchell about being a Black musician or composer in our society, the significance of Duke Ellington's Three Black Kings and Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, and what orchestras can do to promote diversity in the concert hall. 

Virtual Wagner Hour

Relive the Colorado Symphony’s 2018 performance of The Ring Without Words in a special Virtual Music Hour featuring a full video recording and leitmotif demonstration

Nick Dobreff 0 2086

Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung is utterly unique in the history of art: an ancient mythological tale spread over four interdependent operas spanning upwards of fifteen hours. Learn more about Wagner's magnum opus and relive the Colorado Symphony's April 2018 performance of The Ring Without Words which includes a special full video recording of the performance and an introduction by Music Director Brett Mitchell detailing some of the featured leitmotifs.

Colorado Symphony's Virtual "Ode to Joy"

49 Colorado Symphony musicians collaborate to bring Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to the world during COVID-19 pandemic

Nick Dobreff 0 4888

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is an ode to humanity, to peace over desperation, and, of course, to joy. While patrons are unnable to see the Colorado Symphony in person during the COVID-19 crisis, the Colorado Symphony proudly continues to #PlayOn, bringing music into homes and ears around the world. From all of us at the Colorado Symphony, stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of one another. We can't wait to see you all at Boettcher Concert Hall again very soon.

The Maestra Returns

Marin Alsop discusses her March 20-22 return to Boettcher Concert Hall

Nick Dobreff 0 3784

Marin Alsop, the world-renowned conductor and a pioneer for women in music, returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for her first podium appearances with the Colorado Symphony since November 2014. Alsop was appointed as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony in 1993 and served in that capacity for 12 highly successful years through 2005. Don’t miss your chance to see Alsop and your Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall March 20, 21, and 22.

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandmemic, the March 20-22, 2020 performances with Marin Alsop have been postponed. Stand by for updates on reschedule dates for this performance.


 Contact Us

Contact the Box Office at 303.623.7876 or email us!

  Board of Trustee Site