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April 28, 2015

Colorado Symphony Ball Raises Funds in Excess of $1 Million

DENVER – April 28, 2015 – In an evening surpassing expectations, the Colorado Symphony Ball: “From Bach…To Rock!: THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS,” raised over $1 million towards the mission and ongoing operations for the Colorado Symphony.

This year’s Colorado Symphony Ball raised money through table sales, individual and corporate contributions, sponsorship, silent and live auction, and real-time voting during “THE BATTLE OF THE BANDS” segment of the evening, where guests voted for their favorite band. This year’s bands were the Colorado Symphony, The DaVita Blues All Stars, and Tracksuit Wedding.

The Colorado Symphony welcomed Debbie and Jim Shpall as Event Chairs. Governor John Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, and First Lady Mary Louise Lee served as Honorary Co-Chairs.

Centered on performances by the Colorado Symphony and conducted by Resident Conductor Scott O’Neil the event is the largest fundraiser for the Colorado Symphony each year. The esteemed Margaret Phipps Award was presented to Karen and Mike Long of Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Save the date for the next installment of the Colorado Symphony Ball April 23, 2016.

For further information, contact Parker Owens, Director of Marketing,, 303-308-2498.


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