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Colorado Symphony Presents

New series brings contemporary artists to center stage at Boettcher Concert Hall; seven concerts scheduled for 2014/15

The Colorado Symphony is thrilled to announce Colorado Symphony Presents, a new series of performances by world-class contemporary artists launching at Boettcher Concert Hall in November.

With seven concerts scheduled for the 2014/15 season, Colorado Symphony Presents spans an eclectic range of musical styles and genres, from the beginnings of jazz to its modern edge, folk, reggae, even the mind-expanding fusions of Frank Zappa. Though the sounds differ from concert to concert, the offerings are linked by excellence, creativity and originality: Expect some thrilling collaboration between visiting artists and musicians of the Colorado Symphony. Please note the full orchestra will not perform as part of this new series.

“From Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, Colorado Symphony Presents showcases some of the most exciting contemporary artists from every walk of life, while inviting a wide audience to engage with the Colorado Symphony and enjoy Boettcher Concert Hall,” says Anthony Pierce, Senior Vice President of Program Innovation. “We look forward to seeing new faces here, and to demonstrating that we’re here to serve music lovers of all kinds. We’re curators of great music, and the programs in this series definitely fit the bill.”

All Colorado Symphony Presents performances take place on stage at Boettcher Concert Hall, home of the Colorado Symphony for 36 years. As the only in-the-round concert venue in Denver, Boettcher Concert Hall provides a unique and intimate concert-going experience. Colorado Symphony Presents is supported by KUVO Jazz/KVJZ 89.3 FM.

Tickets for all Colorado Symphony Presents concerts go on sale to the public on Friday, September 5 at 10 am. Tickets are available by phone at 303-623-7876, online at coloradosymphony.org, or through the box office in Boettcher Concert Hall, located at 1000 14th Street, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, and Saturday, noon – 6 pm.
 
Colorado Symphony Presents: 2014/15 Season | All performances at Boettcher Concert Hall, 7:30 pm
 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band | November 12, 2014 
Los Lobos: Disconnected | November 29, 2014
The Wailers Play Legend | January 22, 2015
The Chieftans | March 15, 2015
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock | March 18, 2015
Zappa Plays Zappa | April 23, 2015
Turn Over the Keys | May 28, 2015

 
PROGRAM DETAILS

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
November 12, 2014

The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate New Orleans Jazz. This year, Preservation Hall Jazz Band celebrates 50 years of music that embodies a joyful, timeless spirit.
 
Los Lobos: Disconnected
November 29, 2014

Fusing rock, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Mexican sounds for forty years, Los Lobos have emerged from their self-ascribed status as the "soundtrack of the barrio" to become household names. Los Lobos return to their roots to perform an intimate, career-spanning acoustic set that sheds new light on old favorites.
 
The Wailers Play Legend
January 22, 2015

There is no more legendary band in Jamaican music history than the Wailers – the band that gave reggae to the world. Formed in 1969, today’s Wailers are anchored by Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who will lead the band, and the audience, through a song-for-song revisiting of Bob Marley’s classic Legend.
 
The Chieftans
March 15, 2015

Six-time Grammy winners, the Chieftains are now recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to a global audience. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive.
 
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock
March 18, 2015

In 1978, jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea toured together as an acoustic piano duo. This surprised the music world at the peak of the jazz-rock fusion era; both were alums of seminal Miles Davis bands. Both artists released double albums drawn from those live tour performances: Hancock’s An Evening with Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea: In Concert, and Corea’s CoreaHancock. The two haven’t recorded together since, but they have reunited for acclaimed duo concert appearances. This is a performance not to be missed.
 
Zappa Plays Zappa
April 23, 2015

Growing up in the Zappa family home, Dweezil Zappa marveled at his father's virtuoso skills as a composer and guitarist. Today a virtuosic guitarist and musician in his own right, Dweezil created Zappa Plays Zappa to expose core fans as well as a new generation of fans to his father's compositions in a way that gives balanced perspective of Frank Zappa's work.
 
Turn Over the Keys
May 28, 2015

In this innovative program, the Colorado Symphony turns over the keys to Boettcher to artists from Denver’s thriving local music scene to create a varied and original program of new music. Local musicians and bands (to be announced) will have access to the world-class talent of the Colorado Symphony to create original arrangements, culminating in a truly unique concert.
 
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
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 internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, 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 coloradosymphony.org.

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