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March 24, 2020

Colorado Symphony Continues To #PlayOn With Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”


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Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
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49 Colorado Symphony musicians collaborate to bring Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” to the world during COVID-19 pandemic 

The Beethoven Project: Ode To Joy | Facebook Post 

Mar. 23, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony has released an online video featuring 49 of their musicians playing Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his monumental Ninth Symphony. With social distancing being of upmost importance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, each musician’s part was recorded separately and combined in post-production, creating the sound of a full symphony orchestra.

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is a true hymn to humanity, expressing universal ideals of brotherhood, peace, and freedom for all. This crisis has made it all the more important to hold dear to these values and the Colorado Symphony looks forward to the opportunity to share this masterpiece in its entirety at Red Rocks Amphitheater on July 26, 2020.

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.

From all of us at the Colorado Symphony, stay safe, stay healthy, and take care of one another. We can’t wait to see you all at Boettcher Concert Hall again very soon.



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