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September 25, 2018

Colorado Symphony Announces Community Concert At Loretto Heights



Media Contact:   

Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations   

616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o) 




Presented by Denver Arts & Venues, Councilman Kevin Flynn, and Westside Investment Partners


September 24, 2018 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony announces a community concert at the May Bonfils Stanton Theater at Loretto Heights. Music Director Brett Mitchell will conduct the Colorado Symphony in a performance featuring two of Ludwig van Beethoven’s most beloved overtures, cellist Judith McIntyre performs as featured soloist on Elgar’s Sospiri and the ensemble rounds out the evening with works by Falla and Kodaly. The event will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m.


“There is no better way imaginable to revive this gem of a theater than with a magnificent performance by our Colorado Symphony,” said Councilman Kevin Flynn, who represents the southwest Denver. The theater’s future is under discussion with the impending redevelopment of the surrounding former college campus. “The May Bonfils Stanton Theater was the very heart of a highly regarded performing arts program at old Loretto Heights College. My hope is that the symphony’s final notes here will engender a rebirth of this cultural site, and not be its final curtain call.”


This event is a free community concert. Admission is free, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets for this performance are available starting September 28 at 10 a.m. at the Colorado Symphony Box Office or 8 a.m. online at All seating is general admission and a pass does not guarantee a seat.​



Colorado Symphony at the May Bonfils Stanton Theater at Loretto Heights

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 

Time: 7:30 p.m.  

Location: May Bonfils Stanton Theater at Loretto Heights – 3001 S. Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80236






For more information or to request interviews, please contact:  

Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations – 303.308.2477 (o) 


For high-resolution, downloadable images of the Colorado Symphony, visit: 


This concert event is presented by Denver Arts & Venues, Councilman Kevin Flynn, and Westside Investment Partners.


The 2018/19 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Arrow Electronics and Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), 9News, United Airlines, and the Colorado Symphony Guild.



Tickets 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.  


Denver Arts & Venues’ mission is to amplify Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, arts and entertainment opportunities. Arts & Venues is the City and County of Denver agency responsible for operating some of the region’s most renowned facilities, including Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Coliseum and McNichols Civic Center Building. Arts & Venues also oversees the Denver Public Art Program, Create Denver, SCFD Tier III granting process, Arts Education Fund and other entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival, Urban Arts Fund, P.S. You Are Here and implementation of IMAGINE 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan. Denver Arts & Venues is committed to diversity, equity and inclusiveness in all our programs, initiatives and decision-making processes.


Councilman Kevin Flynn is a former Denver City Hall reporter for the Rocky Mountain News who was elected in 2015 to represent southwest Denver on the city council. His first date years ago with his future wife was to the symphony, and they are frequent attendees in Boettcher Hall. His objective is to identify potential operators for the May Bonfils Stanton Theater in order to retain it as a center for performing arts in the underserved southwest metro area.


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