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April 3, 2020

Colorado Symphony Announces #PlayOn Virtual Music Hour


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

Relive some of the best classical works from the Colorado Symphony each week with special introductions from Colorado Symphony musicians and conductors  

Music Director Brett Mitchell Introduces Virtual Music Hour 

Apr. 2, 2020 – Denver, CO – Announcing the Colorado Symphony’s #PlayOn Virtual Music Hour, a weekly streaming event featuring past Colorado Symphony performances that are enjoyable from the comfort of home. The stream will be available each Friday at

Join us online each weekend as we relive some of the best classical works from our past few seasons. With a special introduction from Colorado Symphony musicians and conductors, followed by the replay of a long form classical work and fun activities to dive even further into the music. Stay tuned each week and subscribe to the Colorado Symphony eNotes for the upcoming concert replay schedule.

Join us this weekend, starting Friday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m., for the release of a 2019 Colorado Symphony recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Check in early to view an introduction by Music Director Brett Mitchell and interact with concert-enhancing activities curated by Assistant Principal Viola Catherine Beeson. The stream will be available on the Colorado Symphony website through Sunday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. Additional Virtual Music Hours to occur each week, into May.

“We begin this new series with one of the most uplifting, joyous pieces ever composed — Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, the so-called apotheosis of the dance,” said Brett Mitchell. “If anyone understood the struggles of self-distancing and isolation — something we’ve all learned a little more about over the past few weeks — it was Beethoven. When he was barely 30 years old, he wrote a heartbreaking letter to his brothers, saying that because of his ever-worsening hearing loss ‘I was compelled early to isolate myself, to live in loneliness.’ And yet, a decade later, even as his hearing continued to decline, and solitude became the rule rather than the exception, Beethoven showed us with this Seventh Symphony, that no matter how dark things may seem, there is always hope, always the possibility of joy. And if there was hope for Beethoven, there is hope for all of us. How grateful we can be to Beethoven for a reminder like that in times like these.”

From all of us at the Colorado Symphony, stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of one another. We are incredibly grateful for our community and can’t wait to see you all at Boettcher Concert Hall again very soon. Until then, please enjoy this incredible performance in safety and in good health.


For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations - 303.308.2477 (o)

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The 2019/20 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), United Airlines, the Colorado Symphony Guild, Arrow, Bank of America, and Macy’s, Inc.

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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