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November 10, 2020

Colorado Symphony Cancels Much Of 2020/21 Season Events In Boettcher Concert Hall Through May 30, 2021


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

On account credit available for all cancelled concerts through May 30, 2021. Select titles rescheduled to 2021 & 2022 dates.

Nov. 12, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony Association (CSA) regretfully announces the cancellation of the majority of remaining 2020/21 Season concert titles in Boettcher Concert Hall due to the uncertainty of operations brought on by the COVID-19 health pandemic and current city and state restrictions. All ticketholders will be notified directly of the cancellations or reschedule dates of select events via email and offered a variety of options concerning their tickets.

With these cancellations, the date to purchase single tickets for the 2020/21 Season has also been cancelled. The 2021/22 Season is projected for announce in late spring 2021.

Considering the inability to gather indoors for events to prevent the spread of COVID-19 the CSA has launched an on demand viewing gateway, Colorado Symphony Virtual Stage, for patrons to view post-produced video performance content on Debut feature content includes archived performances as well as content filmed in Boettcher Concert Hall, without audiences, under strict safety guidelines in autumn 2020.

The CSA remains committed to capturing content without audiences for digital release and when weather permits it will continue bringing limited-capacity, in-person, outdoor socially distanced concerts to our community. The CSA is grateful to have partnered in the summer of 2020 with the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Zoo, and Denver Arts and Venues to successfully program and execute nearly forty live, in-person concert events to-date. Along with our trustees and philanthropic partners, we will continue to navigate the challenges ahead with an unshakable commitment to create as many extraordinary live and virtual musical experiences for Coloradoans as restrictions for public health and safety allow.

The following updated list of 2021 events have been cancelled:

January 8-9: Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour – RESCHEDULED -October 29 & 30, 2021
January 15-17: Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 – CANCELLED
January 23: A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops – CANCELLED
January 24: Magic Circle Mime Co. – The Mozart Experience – CANCELLED
January 29-31: Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 conducted by Gemma New – CANCELLED
February 5: Now Hear This: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with Scott Yoo – CANCELLED
February 13: Andrew Lloyd Webber Tribute featuring Sierra Boggess – CANCELLED
February 14: Drums of the World – CANCELLED
February 19-21: Respighi Pines of Rome – CANCELLED
February 24: Danny Elfman’s Piano Quartet – CANCELLED
February 26-27: Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton – CANCELLED
February 27: An Afternoon Forum with Danny Elfman – CANCELLED
March 5-7: Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with Denis Kozhukhin – CANCELLED
March 13-14: Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert – CANCELLED
March 19-21: Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” – CANCELLED
March 26-28: Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2 with Augustin Hadelich – CANCELLED
April 9-11: Brahms Requiem – CANCELLED
April 17: Broadway Today with Mary-Mitchell Campbell – CANCELLED
April 22-23: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Avi Avital – CANCELLED
April 30-May 2: Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 featuring Stefan Jackiw – CANCELLED
May 7: Beethoven v. Coldplay – CANCELLED
May 8-9: Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony – RESCHEDULED -May 8 & 9, 2022
May 14-16: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with Simon Trpceski – CANCELLED
May 21-22: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn Song Cycle with the Colorado Symphony – CANCELLED
May 23: Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead – CANCELLED
May 28-30: Mahler Symphony No. 2 conducted by Brett Mitchell – CANCELLED

For a complete list of 2020/21 Cancellations, please see

The following options are available for ticketholders of cancelled events:

  • Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value to support your Colorado Symphony’s Play On Recovery Fund.
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for on account credit, which can be used for Virtual Stage performances or future to be announced events in the 2021/22 Season. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation.
  • Request a refund of the ticket purchase cost and City Seat Tax. Service fees will not be refunded as they are used for technology, processing, and staffing.
  • For subscribers who originally chose Half Pay for their Colorado Symphony subscription renewal or purchase, you have not been charged the second half of that purchase.

If no action is taken by January 1, 2021 tickets for cancelled events will automatically become on-account credit, which may be used for future to-be-announced Colorado Symphony 2021/22 Season Boettcher Concert Hall performances. Unclaimed credit after September 1, 2021 will become an automatic tax-deductible donation. Ticket purchase fees will not be refunded as they are used for technology, processing, and staffing.

For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at The Box Office hours are currently Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. 

The Colorado Symphony remains in communication with our internal teams, peer organizations, Denver Arts and Venues, the State of Colorado, and the City and Country of Denver to stay on top of the daily changes prompted by the health pandemic. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities including the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE). Updates to each event status will be conveyed via email as more information becomes available. This web page will also be updated regularly with any changes.

There is no higher priority to our entire Colorado Symphony community than the safety of our guests, musicians, and staff. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with continued support for your Colorado Symphony during this difficult time. We are incredibly grateful for our community – your encouragement, patience, and understanding are vital in helping us provide music and education into the future.


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, visit:

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

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. 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