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Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
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ANNOUNCING MARY POPPINS IN CONCERT WITH THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Experience the Oscar®-winning Disney film with full orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall
Jan. 28, 2019 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony announces Mary Poppins In Concert at Boettcher Concert Hall on Friday, March 8, 2019. The film will be screened on three giant screens while the score is performed live by the Colorado Symphony and Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon.
Released in 1964, Mary Poppins garnered 13 Academy Award® nominations and won five Oscars®, two of which the Sherman brothers received for “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and the film’s original musical score.
The film’s original motion picture soundtrack featured 14 original songs by now-legendary Disney songwriters and composers Richard and Robert Sherman. In 1965, the soundtrack was the #1 album for 14 consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart, maintaining the #1 position that year longer than the Beatles (Beatles’ 65, Beatles VI, and the Help! soundtrack), Elvis Presley (Roustabout soundtrack), The Rolling Stones (Out of Our Heads) and The Sound of Music soundtrack. The soundtrack won 2 Grammy® Awards (Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show, Best Recording for Children).
To enhance the patron experience, the Colorado Symphony is debuting this performance with a single giant screen behind the orchestra, giving patrons a true movie theater experience.
A magical English nanny, Mary Poppins, arrives at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Banks, facing the park at No. 17, Cherry Tree Lane in London, to the delight of their young children, Jane and Michael. The proper English father is too preoccupied with his responsibility at the bank; the mother, an ardent suffragette, is not really aware that their 2 children, left in the care of one nanny after another, are unhappy and unable to communicate with the parents they truly love. Mary Poppins has come to change all this. She settles into the house, and soon has everyone wrapped around her little finger. Mary, along with her friend Bert and a host of chimney sweeps, teaches the children how to have fun, and in so doing makes the Banks household a happier place. By the time she opens her umbrella and flies off on a beautiful spring evening, the family is united together in the park, flying a kite.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. MST, and will be available at coloradosymphony.org/tickets, or by visiting or calling the box office at 303.623.7876.
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What: Mary Poppins In Concert with the Colorado Symphony
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: FRI March 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Available FEB 1, 2019 at 10 a.m.
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ABOUT DISNEY CONCERTS
Disney Concerts is the concert production and licensing division of Disney Music Group, the music arm of The Walt Disney Company. Disney Concerts produces concerts and tours, and licenses Disney music and visual content to symphony orchestras and presenters on a worldwide basis. Disney Concerts’ concert packages include a variety of formats, such as “live to picture” film concerts and themed instrumental and vocal compilation concerts, and range from instrumental-only symphonic performances to multimedia productions featuring live vocalists and choir. Current titles include the Star Wars Film Concert Series (Episodes IV-VII), Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasia, Pixar In Concert, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice In Wonderland, Frozen, Ratatouille, The Pirates of the Caribbean series (Episodes I-IV), and Silly Symphonies, which last year collectively accounted for over 400 performances in many of the world’s top concert venues, including Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo Forum and the Hollywood Bowl. Numerous new concert packages and touring productions from Disney’s portfolio of studios, including Disney’s feature animation and live action studios, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel, are currently in development.
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.