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COLORADO SYMPHONY PRESENTS: NOT OUR FIRST GOAT RODEO FEATURING
YO-YO MA, STUART DUNCAN, EDGAR MEYER & CHRIS THILE
WITH GUEST AOIFE O’DONOVAN
The long-awaited Goat Rodeo reunion comes to Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre August 16, 2021
Jun. 7, 2021 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony and AEG Presents Rocky Mountains are thrilled to present Not Our First Goat Rodeo featuring Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile with guest Aoife O’Donovan on Monday, August 16, 2021 at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. This performance will not feature the Colorado Symphony.
An astounding group of virtuosos – Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin — reunite live for the first time in nearly a decade. Joined by featured vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, the lively talents of these exceptional artists come together on stage to create a singular sound that’s part composed, part improvised, and uniquely American — music so complex to pull off that the group likens it to a goat rodeo, airplane pilots’ nickname for a situation in which many different things need to go right to avoid disaster. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, this concert presents “unlikely musicians on unlikely instruments in concerts … that [are] part blues, part bluegrass and a smidgen of Bach.”
2011’s Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions was the first step in this pathbreaking collaboration, producing music that NPR’s World Cafe called “organic yet composed in a way that only four deeply talented, in-tune musicians could make it,” hinting “at Appalachia, Chinese classical, Celtic, and jazz influences.” Now, the group reunites this summer to perform a collection of all-new music, accompanied by a new album released in summer 2020 by Sony Masterworks. These five musicians’ diverse traditions and experiences intersect to create a compelling sound that is at once global and American, a shared voice that speaks powerfully to the American experience.
Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. Reserved tickets are $39.50-$175.00 plus all applicable taxes and fees. For more information, please visit axs.com.
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What: AEG Presents Rocky Mountains and Colorado Symphony Present: Not Our First Goat Rodeo ft. Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile with Guest Aoife O’Donovan
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre
When: MON August 16, 2021
Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Show: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Available FRI June 11, 2021 at 10 a.m. MST
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ABOUT AEG PRESENTS ROCKY MOUNTAINS
AEG Presents is one of the world’s largest live music companies. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global concert tours, regional music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 22 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Elton John, Celine Dion, and Kenny Chesney; produces over 40 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Stagecoach California’s Country Music Festival, Desert Trip, Firefly Music Festival, Hangout Music Festival and Panorama and owns, manages or exclusively promotes in more than 80 clubs and theaters worldwide. AEG presents more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD and Madison House Presents. AEG Presents Rocky Mountains produce events at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 1STBANK Center, Bluebird Theater, Ogden Theatre, Gothic Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Pepsi Center and more in Colorado as well as events in Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, and Arizona. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
The Colorado Symphony Association is the region’s only full-time professional orchestra committed to artistic excellence and ensuring the future of live, symphonic music. Performing over 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado, your Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from all genres of music. During the COVID-19 health pandemic, we worked to safely produce over 50 concerts with and without audiences, including: 18 Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre performances, two large scale virtual community benefit concerts, and dozens of small ensemble concerts performed in numerous outdoor venues like the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria, Denver Zoo, and Denver Botanic Gardens. Our virtual #PlayOn campaigns garnered 2 million views between our Virtual Music Hour, Weekly Replay, From Home Concerts, and MusicCurious Instrument Interviews. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, your Colorado Symphony continually expands its through education, outreach, and programming. We partner with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the power of symphonic orchestral music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.