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June 23, 2015

Colorado Symphony Community Ticketing Initiative a Success

June 23, 2015 – The Colorado Symphony is pleased to report that its Community Ticketing Initiative (CTI) pilot program brought more than 3,000 individuals to Colorado Symphony performances during the 2014/15 season, which concluded in May. The program was run in partnership with Arts & Venues of Denver.

Three thousand fifty-five (3,055) vouchers were claimed for Colorado Symphony concerts at Boettcher Concert Hall from October 2014 to May 2015.

The program allowed the Colorado Symphony to reach new and diverse audiences while off-setting a portion of the Boettcher Concert Hall rent. The CTI supports Denver’s Imagine 2020 Cultural Plan, which seeks to broaden access to the cultural arts for all the city’s residents. Through partnerships with local agencies and community organizations, the CTI primarily served low-income individuals and families for whom cost is a barrier to concert attendance.

– Organizations that serve low-income individuals and families requested vouchers that could be redeemed for concerts in the Colorado Symphony’s 2014/15 season.
– Partner organizations then distributed vouchers to individuals and families.
– Recipients redeemed vouchers at the Colorado Symphony Box Office; tickets were distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to space availability.

The Colorado Symphony is pleased to announce that it will be continuing the CTI for the 2015/16 Season without the sponsorship of Arts & Venues Denver.

Partner Organizations:

American Council of the Blind of Colorado
American Legion
Art From Ashes
Art Reach Denver
Ashley Elementary
Association of the US Army – Denver Chapter
Aurora Frontier P-8
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Catholic Charities
Child Life Program
Child Support Division, City of Denver
Clayton Early Learning
Colfax Elementary
Color Latina
Denver Art Society
Denver Head Start
Denver Health & Human Services
Denver Human Services
Denver Human Services – East Office
Denver Kids
Denver Parks & Recreation
Denver Public Schools
Denver School of Science & Technology
DPS Homeless Education Network
El Sistema
Escuela Valdez at Smedley
Family Start
Fisher House Foundation
Girls, Inc.
Godsman Elementary
Interfaith Community Services
Hope Center
Invest In Kids
Judi’s House
Kullerstrand Elementary School
Light of Christ Church Youth Ministries
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Mapleton Public Schools
Mission Supports
MLK Jr. Early College Band
Natl. Guard Family Programs Office
North High School
Pop Culture Classroom
Rocky Mountain Human Services
Ronald McDonald House
Scott Carpenter Middle School
Skinner Middle School
Strive Preparatory Schools
Team Rubicon
Tri-County Health Department/Nurse-Family Partnership
University Prep
Very Special Arts Colorado
VFW Post 1
Vinyl Me Please
Whittier Neighborhood Association
Women Veterans of Colorado
Youth on Record
Zane Beadles Parade Foundations

For more information on our partners or to become a partner, please visit or email

Concerts Attended by CTI Patrons
Concert Title


A Colorado Christmas


A Night in Vienna


A Weekend of Star Wars


All Beethoven


American Festival: Part II


Animaniacs LIVE


Bobby McFerrin Sings Gershwin


Bronfman Plays Beethoven


Cirque Musica


Colorado Symphony Chorus 30thAnniversary


Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton


Drums of the World


Going Baroque


Halloween Spooktacular!


Handel’s Messiah


Inside Beethoven’s 5th Symph.


Los Lobos: Disconnected


Magic Circle Mime: Peter/Wolf


Mahler Symphony No. 5


Natasha Paremski Plays Brahms


New School of Composition


Pink Martini


Puccini’s Tosca


Rufus Wainwright



Colorado Symphony CEO Jerry Kern
Colorado Symphony Executive Vice President Evan Lasky


Paid tickets are available online at , by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, noon – 6 pm; and two hours prior to each performance.CONTACTS:To request interviews, contact Parker Owens, Director of Marketing,, 303-308-2498.For high-resolution, downloadable images, visit Colorado Symphony thanks its gracious season sponsors: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Arrow Electronics, DaVita, Target, 9News, and United Airlines.



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. To learn more, visit