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June 30, 2020

Colorado Symphony Announces DaVita Kidney Care As Title Sponsor For Independence Eve Virtual Concert Event on July 3 and 4


Media Contact, Colorado Symphony:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o)

Media Contact, DaVita Kidney Care:
Abby Domenico
(303) 876-7274



Featuring small ensemble performances and collaborations with local Colorado arts organizations, the Independence Event Celebration will benefit the Center for African American Health, The Center on Colfax, Civic Center Conservancy, Food Bank of the Rockies, Food for Thought Denver and Rose Andom Center through event partner Community First Foundation and will broadcast on Denver7 and YouTube 
June 30, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony is proud to announce DaVita as title sponsor and lead supporter of the Colorado Symphony and Denver7’s Independence Eve Virtual Concert and Independence Day Replay, in partnership with the Civic Center Conservancy and Community First Foundation.

The broadcast virtual event features socially distanced performances by Colorado Symphony small ensembles, with featured partner performances from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado and more. The concert event encourages viewers to donate to one of six local charities affected by COVID-19.

“DaVita is proud to support this one-of-a-kind event as we all discover new ways to celebrate this holiday weekend virtually while fostering a sense of connection and belonging within our community,” said Anne Bailey, group vice president for DaVita.

This project will feature pre-recorded, socially distanced performances by Colorado artists at iconic Colorado landmarks including:

  • The Colorado Symphony in small ensembles with collaborative partners: Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
  • World-Renowned Mezzo-Soprano Michelle DeYoung singing God Bless America at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre with a Colorado Symphony String Ensemble
  • Instrumental works, Amazing Grace and America the Beautiful with a Colorado Symphony Brass Ensemble at Red Rocks
  • A performance in the Denver Capital building rotunda
  • George Walker’s Lyric for Strings with a Colorado Symphony String Ensemble at Boettcher Concert Hall danced by the Colorado Ballet
  • Patriotic favorites including The Thunderer March and Stars & Stripes Forever with a Colorado Symphony Woodwind Quintet

All performances have been recorded with strict attention to the health and safety of the performers and stage crews. Everyone involved adhered to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and  remained social distanced during each performance. In addition, special permissions and access protocols were taken to assure the recordings adhered to CDC recommendations for gathering.

Audiences will have the opportunity to support artists and individuals affected by COVID-19, including Center for African American Health, The Center on Colfax, Civic Center Conservancy, Food Bank of the Rockies, Food for Thought Denver and Rose Andom Center through event partner Community First Foundation at

Colorado Symphony & Denver7 Present “Together in Hope” Independence Eve Virtual Concert Sponsored by DaVita Kidney Care
Where: Denver7 and
When:  Broadcast on Denver 7 Friday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m.; Streamed on YouTube Friday, July 3 at 8:00 p.m. MST and Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets:  Free broadcast and virtual event
Donation: All proceeds from the virtual performance fundraising will be directed to Center for African American Health, The Center on Colfax, Civic Center Conservancy, Food Bank of the Rockies, Food for Thought Denver and Rose Andom Center through event partner Community First Foundation.


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, contact:

The 2020/21 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the Colorado Symphony Guild, and the Virginia Hill Foundation.

For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at

UPDATED HOURS: The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. If your event is not within the next 72 hours, we ask that you consider contacting us closer to your event date to mitigate call volume. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

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. 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

About DaVita Inc.  
DaVita (NYSE: DVA) is a health care provider focused on transforming care delivery to improve quality of life for patients globally. The company is one of the largest providers of kidney care services in the U.S. and has been a leader in clinical quality and innovation for more than 20 years. Through DaVita Kidney Care, the company treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage kidney disease. DaVita is committed to bold, patient-centric care models, implementing the latest technologies and moving toward integrated care offerings for all. Through these efforts, DaVita has also become the largest provider of home dialysis in the country. As of March 31, 2020, DaVita served 207,000 patients at 2,772 outpatient dialysis centers in the United States. The company also operated 282 outpatient dialysis centers in ten countries worldwide. DaVita has reduced hospitalizations, improved mortality, and worked collaboratively to propel the kidney care industry to adopt an equitable and high-quality standard of care for all patients, everywhere. To learn more, visit