About the 2021/22 Season
This highly anticipated season offers a long-awaited return to normal concert operations, featuring 17 titles across 49 concerts, renowned guest artists, and revered symphonic works that will be music to the ears of Coloradans eager for live concert experiences. Pops, Movie at the Symphony, Holiday, and other non-traditional programming for the 2021/22 Season will be announced in the coming weeks.
On the podium, audiences will be treated to a host of familiar faces throughout the season including five appearances by former Principal Guest Conductor Peter Oundjian as well as concert weekends with former Colorado Symphony Music Directors Marin Alsop and Andrew Litton as well as former Principal Guest Conductor Douglas Boyd. Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon will also lead the orchestra in two Classics concert weekends throughout the season.
The season also features a talented and diverse group of composers, conductors, and guest artists. The music of five women composers will be featured including Clarise Assad, Gabriela Lena Frank, Joan Tower, Jessie Montgomery, and Florence Price — the trailblazing African American composer who was the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. Among the notable guest artists audiences will see this season, five are women including violinists Karen Gomyo and Simone Porter, and pianists Natasha Paremski, Joyce Yang, and Ingrid Fliter. Additional featured soloists include two renowned African American artists in saxophonist Steven Banks and pianist Awadagin Pratt. The virtuosity of the Colorado Symphony’s own musicians will also be on full display as Principal Flute Brook Ferguson and Principal Bass Steve Metcalf perform as featured soloists.