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Colorado Symphony Debuts New Program "Contemporary Chamber Music at Studio Loft" With Presenting Sponsor The Next Stage NOW



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Rachel Trignano, Manager of Public and Community Relations

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Dec. 15, 2016 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony announces the debut of Contemporary Chamber Music at Studio Loft, a program of music by present-day composers selected and performed by Colorado Symphony musicians and presented by the City of Denver's The Next Stage NOW initiative. Tickets start at $10 and the concert will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 1080 14th St, Denver, CO 80202. 

This is the first chamber concert performed by the Colorado Symphony in the modernized Studio Loft, and showcases a program entirely hand-picked and performed by Colorado Symphony musicians. The program includes Mariel by composer Osvaldo Golijov, selected and performed by Colorado Symphony musicians Susie Yun (Cellist)  and John Kinzie (Principal Percussion); Maria Newman's Pennipotenti, a piece inspired by birds of the American Northwest and chosen and performed by Symphony musicians Cathy Peterson (Assistant Principal Flute), Erik Peterson (Violin), and Phillip Stevens (Viola) as The Ivy Street Ensembleand other program pieces to be announced.  

The avant-garde program and casual concert atmosphere, created in part to attract a younger audience, will be enhanced by cocktails available for purchase and general admission seating for up to 250 guests.  

"This is new territory for the Colorado Symphony—for both our musicians and our guests," says Chief Artistic Officer Anthony Pierce. "Concertgoers can experience a Symphony performance in a far more intimate and immersive setting for a lower ticket price, and our musicians, who are arranging the program, have the freedom to experiment in selecting the pieces. We're grateful The Next Stage NOW greenlighted this project to support bringing our art in new forms to broader audiences."  

The Next Stage NOW is part of Mayor Michael Hancock's The Next Stage Vision Plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The program's purpose is to enliven the entire DPAC with smaller, onsite performances while bigger plans to rebuild the Complex are developed.  

“Denver Arts & Venues is very excited to be partnering with the Colorado Symphony to bring contemporary chamber music into one of our more intimate spaces at the Denver Performing Arts Complex," says Denver Arts & Venues Operations Assistant Peter Dearth. "The goal of The Next Stage NOW is to activate those areas of the complex that are not the larger houses with more affordable and unique experiences for diverse audiences. This initiative will do just that, by bringing the Colorado Symphony’s superb talent to the Studio Loft to perform new and extraordinary works that might be harder to do at Boettcher Concert Hall.” 

Tickets start at $15 for general public and $10 for teachers, students, and children. All tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. and are available at or by calling the Box Office at 303.623.7876.  




For more information or to request interviews, please contact:    

Rachel Trignano, Manager of Public and Community Relations - 303.308.2477 (o)   

For information about The Next Stage NOW and how to apply, please contact: 

Peter Dearth, Denver Arts & Venues

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The 2016/17 Colorado Symphony Performance Season is presented by Arrow Electronics. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), 9News, and United Airlines.    


Tickets are available online at, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance.    


The Next Stage NOW is a program designed to activate the less used and more public spaces throughout the Denver Performing Arts Complex with diverse and low-cost offerings. This support comes in the form of donated space and a financial stipend to help off-set the cost of producing the event. Financial support is made possible through a partnership between The Boettcher Foundation, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and Denver Arts & Venues. For more information on The Next Stage NOW, visit


One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit   


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