Red Rocks Amphitheatre, nestled in the scenic foothills of Morrison, Colorado, has played host to legendary musicians, captivating audiences with its awe-inspiring natural acoustics and breathtaking views for over 100 years. On July 12, this iconic venue will welcome the incomparable Al Green, a soul music pioneer, who will grace the stage alongside the Colorado Symphony. This unique collaboration promises to be an unforgettable evening, uniting the soulful melodies of Al Green with the rich orchestral tapestry of Colorado’s premier orchestra.
Al Green, born Albert Greene in 1946, is widely regarded as one of the greatest soul singers of all time. His velvety smooth voice, coupled with an ability to effortlessly blend gospel, R&B, and soul, has earned him a lofty place in music history. With a career spanning over six decades, Al Green has blessed the world with a plethora of timeless hits that have left an indelible mark on popular music.
On July 12, audiences can expect to hear many of Green’s greatest hits including:
1. Let’s Stay Together“: This romantic ballad became an instant classic, showcasing Green’s soul-stirring vocals and earning him a GRAMMY® nomination. Its enduring popularity continues to resonate with listeners of all generations.
2. “Tired of Being Alone“: With its hauntingly beautiful melody and heartfelt lyrics, this song captures the essence of Al Green’s soulful artistry. It’s a testament to his ability to express vulnerability and connect with audiences on an emotional level.
3. “Love and Happiness“: An anthem of joy and positivity, “Love and Happiness” exemplifies Al Green’s ability to infuse his music with infectious energy. Its upbeat rhythm and powerful message have made it a staple in his live performances.
4. “I’m Still in Love with You“: This chart-topping hit showcases Green’s ability to convey deep emotions through his velvety voice. It perfectly encapsulates the romantic essence of his music, leaving a lasting impression on listeners.
5. “Take Me to the River“: A soulful rendition of the classic song, Al Green’s version exemplifies his versatility as an artist. Its raw intensity and undeniable groove make it a standout track in his discography.
The upcoming performance at Red Rocks marks an exciting and unique collaboration between Green and the Colorado Symphony. While Green has performed with orchestras in the past, the fusion of his timeless hits with the symphony’s lush arrangements promises a night of musical magic.
The Colorado Symphony — renowned for exceptional musicianship and dynamic, genre-bending performances — will add a new dimension to Al Green’s iconic repertoire, enhancing the emotional depth and richness of Green’s songs.
By merging the worlds of soul and orchestral music, Al Green and the Colorado Symphony aim to create a transformative experience that will leave the audience spellbound.
Don’t miss this incredible performance, which includes a first-set collaboration with Keb’ Mo’, the highly acclaimed American blues musician and singer-songwriter. With his distinctive soulful voice and exceptional guitar skills, Keb’ Mo’ effortlessly weaves together elements of blues, folk, and jazz, a perfect opening to this evening of symphonic bliss.
As the warm summer breeze floats through Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the stage will be set for an unforgettable evening of soulful melodies and symphonic grandeur. Prepare to be moved, as this unique collaboration promises an enchanting night that will resonate with the hearts and souls of all in attendance.
A Musical Match Made in Heaven
Al Green and Keb’ Mo’, a pair of living legends, will join forces with the talented musicians of the Colorado Symphony, breathing new life into their classic hits.