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December 10, 2019

Announcing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony At Red Rocks Park And Amphitheatre With The Colorado Symphony & Chorus


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Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
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The Colorado Symphony will be joined by four vocal soloists and a massive community chorus including the Colorado Symphony Chorus in a stellar evening under the stars on July 26, 2020

Dec. 9, 2019 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains announce the Colorado Symphony & Chorus performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.

This performance is the latest announce in the Colorado Symphony’s Beethoven 2020 year-long celebratory initiative featuring performances in Boettcher Concert Hall and across Colorado throughout 2020 in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, with additional titles and locations to be announced live from stage December 16 at the Colorado Symphony’s All-Beethoven performance.

The once-in-a-lifetime event will feature the Colorado Symphony performing incredibly powerful classical repertoire while spotlighting Red Rock Park & Amphitheatre as a truly stellar, acoustically-sound, world renowned outdoor venue. Music Director Brett Mitchell will be joined by four vocal soloists and a massive community chorus made up of the Colorado Symphony Chorus and other choruses from around the state for an evening that will be a true spectacle to behold.

The Ninth Symphony was one of Beethoven’s last completed musical expressions but its impact has lost none of its potency over time, influencing composers for generations after and expressing universal ideals of brotherhood, peace, and freedom for all. The work is remarkable not only for the grandness of its scale, but especially for its final movement which includes a full chorus and vocal soloists who sing a setting of Friedrich Schiller’s poem “An die Freude” (“Ode to Joy”) – a poem that praises and wishes for freedom and peace between all people.

“All of us at the Colorado Symphony are thrilled to return to Red Rocks for a once-in-a-lifetime performance celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth,” said Brett Mitchell. “Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony–including its final Ode to Joy–has endured for almost two centuries as the greatest artwork about joy and brotherhood ever created – a true hymn to humanity. In the spirit of Schiller’s poem, we’re so excited to share this masterpiece with our entire state at Colorado’s most iconic venue this summer.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, December 13 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be $79.95, $59.95, $47.95, and $35.00 plus all applicable taxes and fees. For more information, please visit

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What: Colorado Symphony & Chorus perform: Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre – 18300 W Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO 80465
When: SUN July 26, 2020
Doors: 6:00 p.m.
Show: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Available FRI December 13, 2019 at 10 a.m.

BEETHOVEN – Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


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The 2020/21 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 to Colorado Symphony events are available online at, 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.

AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 22 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 80 clubs and theaters worldwide.    AEG presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD and Madison House Presents. AEG Presents Rocky Mountains produce events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as events in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona.  For more information visit

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