Colorado Symphony Blog

The Maestra Returns

Marin Alsop discusses her January 7-9 return to Boettcher Concert Hall

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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 January 7, 8, and 9.

Composing The Future Of Live Symphonic Music

Innovative programming focused on equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility is paving a new path for music education in Colorado

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The Colorado Symphony’s mission extends far beyond the walls of Boettcher Concert Hall. At the heart of that mission lies a profound commitment to furthering music education and outreach statewide, providing increased access to live symphonic music for a growing and more diverse audience than ever before, and helping to inspire the next generation of musicians and concertgoers. Learn more about how the Colorado Symphony is charting a new course for music education in Colorado through a renewed focus on innovative programming, equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Assistant Concertmaster Yi Zhao Named 2021/22 Women of Note Honoree

Each year, Women of Note honors one of the orchestra’s female musicians by raising funds which are applied to her salary.

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Assistant Concertmaster and Musician Trustee Yi Zhao has been named the 2021/22 Women of Note honoree. Since 2011, the members of Women of Note have served as goodwill ambassadors for the Colorado Symphony, encouraging individuals and organizations to attend concerts, shining a spotlight on the women of the orchestra, providing financial support to the region's premier performing arts organization, and each year honoring one of the orchestra’s female musicians whose talent and commitment to the CSA have contributed to its success by raising funds which are applied to her salary.

Your Gifts At Work

Colorado Symphony provides free access to education programs for schools across Colorado 

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Through education and outreach, the Colorado Symphony continues to inspire the next generation of musicians throughout Colorado. With the help of donors and philanthropic supporters, the Colorado Symphony was able to offer free access to its virtual educational concerts and curriculum for all schools in Colorado for the entire 2021/22 Season.

Great Symphonic Expectations

How Brahms extricated himself from Beethoven’s formidable shadow and forged his own legacy with the long-awaited debut of his First Symphony

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The moniker “Beethoven’s 10th” has long been attached to Brahms’ First Symphony, the fulfillment of a prophecy articulated nearly a quarter century before, when Schumann hailed then-20-year-old Brahms as the great Beethoven’s successor. And indeed the work is a natural continuation of Beethoven’s musical legacy, containing echoes of Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth Symphony’s and yet standing alone as a truly magnificent and unique symphonic achievement. The Colorado Symphony will perform this monumental work October 15-17, 2021 at Boettcher Concert Hall under the baton of Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon. 

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