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Now in its second season, the Imagination Artist Series brings three leading musicians from diverse musical backgrounds to Denver to reimagine the future of the American symphony.

Imagination Series: Featuring collaborations with the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Broadway’s Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and Colorado’s own Nathaniel Rateliff, the Imagination Artist Series provides these artists with unparalleled creative access to the entire orchestra, offering a blank canvas to innovate, imagine, and curate orchestral programs while sharing three unique artistic visions that will return exclusively for Colorado Symphony audiences again in the 2023/24 Season.

Imagination Packs: In addition to their projects with the Colorado Symphony, Imagination Artists will act as brand ambassadors for the orchestra’s Classics programs, advocating on behalf of the orchestra’s core repertoire to new audiences around Colorado while also supporting Colorado Symphony education efforts within the community. The Imagination Packs pair each Imagination performance with a Classics performance. Pack holders receive great perks including first access to the best seats and huge savings on the Classics performances.

Imagine the Possibilities

Introducing a Genre-Bending Collaboration of Music and Minds

2023/24 Imagination Artist Performances


Imagination Artist

RZA presents Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… with Raekwon and the Colorado Symphony

FEB 16-17  FRI-SAT 7:30

“When you get a chance to hear your music translated by an orchestra, it’s so fulfilling. The vibration of it, the feel of it. As musicians we strive to inspire and give inspiration. If you can move somebody and let their imagination explore and explode, I think that’s what we have the chance to do here.”

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Mary-Mitchell Campbell

Imagination Artist

California Dreamin’: The Music of Laurel Canyon with Mary-Mitchell Campbell and the Colorado Symphony

MAR 15-16  FRI-SAT 7:30

“What I love about this orchestra is how passionate they are about making all kinds of music and recognizing that every genre has a place in the concert hall.”

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Nathaniel Rateliff

Imagination Artist

Nathaniel Rateliff Presents A Night of Leonard Cohen with the Colorado Symphony

APR 5-6  FRI-SAT 7:30

“Hearing the symphony, it’s hard not to react to it, especially when you’re performing with them. I’ve always felt like music does this thing where it takes your breath away. When you hear that many people playing together it does something that you can feel.”

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