Colorado Symphony To Honor Legendary Bassist Charlie Burrell

“The Jackie Robinson of Classical Music” turns 99 on October 4, 2019

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The Colorado Symphony will celebrate the 99th birthday of legendary double bassist Charles “Charlie” Burrell on October 4, 2019 during their performance of Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony, commemorating the 70th anniversary of his debut.  Burrell, who started his orchestral career with the then Denver Symphony in 1949, was the first African-American to receive a permanent contract with a major American symphony and is often referred to as “the Jackie Robinson of Classical Music”.

Colorado Symphony, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, And El Sistema Colorado To Host Denver Music Education Convening

October 3-4 event will examine equitable access to youth music education in Denver

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The Colorado Symphony will proudly co-host the first-ever Denver Music Education Convening in conjunction with the Denver Young Artists Orchestra and El Sistema Colorado on October 3 and 4, 2019 at The Commons on Champa. The goal of the convening is to identify and implement actions that increase equity, diversity, and inclusivity for Denver youth music education in a transformational, measurable, and sustainable manner. 

Colorado Symphony Announces Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Live In Concert At Boettcher Concert Hall

Featuring Composer John Williams’ Complete Score Conducted By Brett Mitchell

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The Colorado Symphony will present the Colorado premiere of Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi Thursday, February 27 and Friday February 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall. These performances feature a screening of the complete film Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi, with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the films by the Colorado Symphony. The concerts will be led by the Colorado Symphony’s Music Director, Brett Mitchell. 

Latin Beats: Sonidos De Las Americas Concert With The Colorado Symphony Brings You A Unique Harmonious Experience September 25, 2019

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The Mexican Cultural Center and the Colorado Symphony are thrilled to present the third annual “Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Americas” in partnership with the Biennial of the Americas, a unique, free community concert celebrating Latin culture's influence of sound in the Americas, on Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., at Boettcher Concert Hall.

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