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January 27, 2016

Colorado Symphony Announces Date for 23rd Annual Ball

The Colorado Symphony announces its annual fundraising ball, From Bach to Rock: Battle of the Bands REMATCH, will be held on April 23, 2016 at Denver’s historic Fillmore Auditorium.

The Colorado Symphony is honored to welcome Libby Anschutz and Ali Pashel Frankfurt as event co-chairs; Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock as honorary co-chairs; Jerome H. Kern and Mary Rossick Kern as board co-chairs, and Arrow Electronics as the presenting sponsor.

The “Battle of the Bands Rematch” brings back Libby Anschutz and Ali Pashel Frankfurt’s band Tracksuit Wedding in a rematch with the DaVita Blues All Stars and the Colorado Symphony in a musical battle where guests vote in real time to crown the victor.

Guests will also take part in live and silent auctions; cocktails and dinner; and the drawing for the winner of the Colorado Symphony Raffle for a 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD, generously donated by Rocky Mountain Honda Dealers. View sponsorship opportunities including purchasing a table for the event at:

“The Colorado Symphony Ball is the best party in town,” says Jerry Kern, CEO & Co-Chair, Board of Trustees, “It is also incredibly important to the Colorado Symphony’s fundraising efforts. Last year’s ball raised more than $1 million, helping to make all of this season’s programming, education initiatives and community engagement activities possible. This year will be the best battle yet!”

2016 marks the 23rd year of the Colorado Symphony Ball, the organization’s largest fundraising event. Last year’s event raised over $1 million from the more than 750 guests, and the Colorado Symphony is preparing to break its own record again this year. Funds raised by the ball support the ongoing operations of the Colorado Symphony, the only full time orchestra in Colorado, and one that is consistently recognized as one of the best in the country. The Colorado Symphony held more than 100 performances in 2015, and also provides educational opportunities and free community concerts and events.


Colorado Symphony Ball 2016: From Bach to Rock: Battle of the Bands Rematch
: Saturday, April 23, 2016
: 6 pm
: Fillmore Auditorium – 1510 Clarkson St. Denver, CO 80218

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Raffle tickets and information are available at:

The Colorado Symphony thanks its gracious sponsors of the ball: Arrow Electronics and Liberty Global; and sponsors of the 2015/16 season: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Arrow Electronics, Target, 9News, United Airlines, and Rocky Mountain Honda Dealers

For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Seth McNew, Director of Public and Community Relations  – 303.308.2477

For sponsorship information, please contact: Christina Carlson, Vice President of Development,, 303.308.2495.

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

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 am – 6 pm; Saturday, noon – 6 pm; and two hours prior to each performance.

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 internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, 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