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BRASS QUINTET FROM COLORADO SYMPHONY TO SERENADE DENVER ZOO GUESTS
Musicians to perform during Boo At The Zoo, October 29
Denver, CO (October 26, 2016) – A brass quintet from the Colorado Symphony will serenade Denver Zoo visitors this Saturday, October 29, at 10 a.m. This special entertainment helps wrap up two spooky and spectacular Boo At The Zoo event weekends at the Zoo. The quintet will perform for more than an hour at the Zoo’s Wild Encounters Amphitheater, just past the Zoo’s main entrance.
The Colorado Symphony performs family concerts for younger audiences throughout the year at Boettcher Concert Hall, and embraces new ways to enliven symphonic music for children as well as adults throughout metro Denver.
“We’re thrilled to perform at Denver Zoo,” said Anthony Pierce, the Colorado Symphony’s Chief Artistic Officer. “Our city has so much to offer culturally, and partnerships like these affirm the variety and creativity that thrives here. Most importantly, it gives our community something really fun and engaging to do. When we team up to enhance and support one another’s mission, everybody wins.”
“We’re really excited for this performance and are sure our guests will appreciate it,” says Denver Zoo Senior Vice President for Guest Experience Amber Christopher. “It adds another layer to the excellent guest experience we strive to provide to all our visitors. This is going to be a fun collaboration and we look forward to a continued partnership with the Colorado Symphony.”
This Saturday’s Boo At The Zoo performance is one of the Colorado Symphony’s many initiatives to present symphonic music in new and unexpected ways and broaden its appeal. Their 2016/17 Concert Season repertoire includes Pokémon Symphonic Evolution as part of their Geek Series on March 9, 2017, and Movie at the Symphony: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial on April 27, 2017.
The Symphony musicians are known for embracing the unconventional, and will be performing at this weekend’s Boo At The Zoo in costume to celebrate the Halloween spirit.
Boo At The Zoo’s final weekend, October 29 and 30, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores. The event offers 20 trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal demonstrations and exciting family-friendly entertainment under the canopy of the beautiful fall foliage of Denver Zoo. This event is included in the price of regular Zoo admission.
New this year, Boo At The Zoo will feature nautical-themed entertainment inspired by the Zoo’s traveling art exhibit, “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” presented by CH2M. These include meet-and-greets, photo opportunities and demonstrations with mermaids, pirates and fairies.
The Zoo will also host Boo After Dark on October 28 and 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This after-hours extravaganza, also presented by Your Hometown Toyota Stores, offers many of the same activities as Boo At The Zoo, but in a more exclusive atmosphere for guests that prefer to trick-or-treat in the evening. Pricing is $17 for adults (ages 12-64) and $12 for children (ages 3-11). Ages 2 and under are free.Membership does not cover admission to this event.
Both Boo At The Zoo and Boo After Dark are also presented in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado, Cigna and Delta Dental.
About Denver Zoo: Denver Zoo brings informal science education alive, providing a unique learning experience that sparks an interest in the natural world for visitors and program participants alike. Home to 4,000 animals representing more than 600 species, the Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which assures the highest standards of animal care. A leader in green action, Denver Zoo is the greenest zoo in the country and is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the environment in support of all species by attaining the highest environmental standards. Since 1996, Denver Zoo has participated in over 600 projects, in more than 60 countries, on all seven continents, and commits more than $2 million annually to field conservation.
About the Colorado Symphony
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Designate 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. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. 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.