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Repertoire Announced For An Evening With Cynthia Erivo

February 15 concert features the music of the greatest female singers of all time, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald

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REPERTOIRE ANNOUNCED FOR AN EVENING WITH CYNTHIA ERIVO
February 15 concert features the music of the greatest female singers of all time, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald

Jan. 8, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony has announced repertoire for Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Boettcher Concert Hall. This performance features the Tony®, Emmy®, and GRAMMY® Award-winning Erivo giving voice to music made famous by the greatest female singers of all time, including Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald. 

Erivo is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony-Award® for Best Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the GRAMMY® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, the latter two she shared with the rest of the cast.

Erivo ventured into films in 2018, with roles in the heist film Widows and the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. In 2019, she portrayed abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet, for which she earned a Golden Globe® Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.

GERSHWIN    Strike up the Band
SCHUBERT/arr. Hazell    Ave Maria
NINA SIMONE/arr. Jeremy Levy    “I Put a Spell on You”
NINA SIMONE/arr. Jeremy Levy “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”
BILLY HOLIDAY/arr. Sean O’Loughlin   “Stormy Weather”
BILLY HOLIDAY/arr. Skitch Henderson/Nick Greer   “Summertime”
ARETHA FRANKLIN/arr. Nick Greer   “Ain’t No Way”
ARETHA FRANKLIN/arr. Nick Greer   “I Never Loved a Man”
GLADYS KNIGHT/ arr. Sam Hyken   “Midnight Train to Georgia”
PRICE   Symphony No. 3, Mvt. 3: Finale
BERNSTEIN    “Take Care of This House” from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
NINA SIMONE/arr. Adam Podd   “No Me Quitte Pas”
NINA SIMONE/arr. Jeremy Levy   “Feeling Good”
ETTA JAMES/ arr. Eric Allen   “All I Could Do Was Cry”
ETTA JAMES/arr. Eric Allen   “At Last”
SHIRLEY BASSEY/arr. Fred Barton/Nick Greer   “I Who Have Nothing”
RODGER & HAMMERSTEIN/arr. Nick Greer   “Edelweiss”
BEYONCÉ/arr. David Hamilton/Nick Greer   “I Was Here”

Tickets are available online at coloradosymphony.org/tickets, 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.  

EVENT INFORMATION: 
What: Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: Saturday, February15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: https://tickets.coloradosymphony.org/5216

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Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations  
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The 2019/20 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), United Airlines, the Colorado Symphony Guild, Arrow, Bank of America, and Macy’s, Inc.

TICKETS:  
Tickets to Colorado Symphony events are available online at coloradosymphony.org/tickets, 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.

ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director 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. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. 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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