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January 6, 2020

Colorado Symphony Announces Repertoire Change For January 10-12 Classics Performances


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Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
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Pianist Olga Kern will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Jan. 6, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony has announced a repertoire change for their January 10-12 Classics Concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall. Originally scheduled to include pianist Olga Kern performing the Barber Piano Concerto, the concert will now feature Kern as featured soloist on Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

“Due to unexpected circumstances, Ms. Kern will be unable to present the Barber Piano Concerto for these concerts but is happy to perform the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Colorado Symphony under Brett Mitchell’s direction. Ms. Kern very much looks forward to her return to Colorado this week,” stated Olga Kern’s Management.

Russian-American pianist Olga Kern is now recognized as one of her generation’s great artists.  With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike.  Olga Kern was born into a family of musicians with direct links to Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff and began studying piano at the age of five. She jumpstarted her U.S. career with her historic Gold Medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas as the first woman to do so in more than thirty years.

All previously purchased tickets are valid and no action is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 303.623.7876.

What: Grieg Piano Concerto Featuring Olga Kern
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m.


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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. 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