Colorado Symphony Blog

Our Greatest Opportunity Is You

The Colorado Symphony is creating a sustainable future for symphonic music in Colorado

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For nearly 100 years, the Colorado Symphony has been an iconic paragon within Colorado’s performing arts community. As the only resident, full-time, professional orchestra in the state, it has served as a vital linchpin of the cultural performing arts infrastructure of Colorado. However, with operating costs increasing each year, it’s imperative that the organization builds a more substantial endowment that will serve as a reliable source of income year after year. In 2015, the Colorado Symphony received a challenge grant commitment of $25 million from the Avenir Foundation, which agreed to match all donations dollar-for-dollar made by June 30, 2020 up to the $25 million threshold. Several additional opportunities remain, and we need your help.

Colorado Symphony and MCC Connect Through Music

A fruitful collaboration between the Colorado Symphony and the Mexican Cultural Center has created a wide ranging impact throughout Denver

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The Colorado Symphony believes in the power of collaborating with other Denver Arts organizations to provide programming that impacts a wider and more diverse range of patrons than ever before. One of the most impactful of those collaborations is with the Mexican Cultural Center who've partnered annually on such audience-favorite concerts as Latin Beats: Sonido de las Americas and México en el Corazón. 

Your Gifts At Work

The Colorado Symphony's Community Ticketing Initiative creates lasting memories for people in our community

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Colorado Symphony donors impact the community in a number of ways and one example is the Community Ticketing Initiative, a program that provides free Colorado Symphony tickets to underserved families, children, and individuals who might not otherwise have the means to attend a concert. This past season, community members claimed more than 6100 tickets representing more than $344,000 in donor underwriting from numerous supporters.  

Colorado Symphony Welcomes Four New Musicians For The 2019/20 Season

Joining the Colorado Symphony are Principal Cello Seoyoen Min, Assistant Principal Cello Chloe Hong, Section Violin Yue Sun, and Section Viola Sofia Basile

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The Colorado Symphony will welcome four musicians to the ensemble for the 2019/20 Season. They are Seoyoen Min who joins the Colorado Symphony as the new Principal Cello, Chloe Hong who will serve as Assistant Principal Cello, Yue Sun as Section Violin, and Sofia Basile as Section Viola.

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

Yumi Hwang-Williams celebrates her 20th Season as the Colorado Symphony's Concertmaster

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With a host of accolades to her name, Yumi Hwang-Williams adds yet another this year as she celebrates her 20th Season as Concertmaster for the Colorado Symphony, having joined the orchestra in a full time capacity in 2000. Over the course of her tenure, Hwang-Williams has become a pillar in the Denver arts community, providing breathtaking artistry on stage, world-renowned training in the classroom, and consummate leadership for the organization.


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