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September 21, 2016

Colorado Symphony Reunites with Singer/Songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov to Album, Adds January Concert to 2016/17 Season



Media Contact:   
Rachel Trignano, Manager of Public and Community Relations   
303.308.2477 (o)  –  404.519.1015 (m)    





Sep. 20, 2016 – Denver, CO – Today the Colorado Symphony announced its third collaborative performance with Colorado-based singer/song-writer Gregory Alan Isakov for their upcoming concert Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony: ReunionIsakov will return to Downtown Denver’s Boettcher Concert Hall to perform with the full orchestra on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:30pm. The concert is a celebration of the successful June 2016 release of the album Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony, and will feature songs from the recording—plus the debut of several unreleased songs.  


Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon will take the podium to conduct the orchestra, accompanied by Isakov and his full band: Jeb Bows on fiddle, Philip Parker on cello, Steve Varney on electric guitar/banjo, John Grigsby on upright bass, and Max Barcelow on drums. 


Together, they will perform songs from Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphonywhich was originally arranged for orchestra by Tom Hagerman of DeVotchKa and Jump Little Children’s Jay CliffordIsakov recorded the album live at Boettcher Concert Hall with the Colorado Symphony after his first performance with the orchestra on Nov. 8, 2013. He continued to record, mix, and produce it at his own farm in Colorado.  


Released on June 10, 2016, Gregory Alan Isakov with the Colorado Symphony has received critical attention and acclaim from the Wall Street Journal and NPR MusicIt’s crazy to get to play with these amazing musicians,” said Isakov about the collaboration. “They see this music once and just nail it. The music breathes in a different way, and the sound takes up so much space.” 


Following the album’s debut, Isakov began a three-month promotional tour around the United States, which concluded at Colorado’s world-famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre on September 4, 2016. Members of the Colorado Symphony joined Isakov‘s backing Ghost Orchestra, brass and string ensemble, along with his bandmates to perform “Liars,” “The Stable Song,” and other crowd favorites. 


With his U.S. tour complete, Isakov will finish 2016 performing throughout Europe before reuniting with the 80 musicians of the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall in January. 


“The momentum this album has achieved in such a short amount of time is much-deserved,” said Anthony Pierce, Colorado Symphony’s Chief Artistic Officer. “This has been compelling collaboration from day one, and we can’t wait for Gregory to join the Symphony onstage at Boettcher Concert Hall once again. It’s going to be a night of truly Coloradan music-making.”  


Tickets for the Jan. 13 concert go on sale Sep. 23 and are available by phone at 303.623.7876 or at Advance tickets will be available in a special pre-sale available only to Colorado Symphony E-Notes News subscribers 







For more information or to request interviews, please contact:   

Rachel Trignano, Manager of Public and Community Relations – 303.308.2477    


To request interviews of Gregory Alan Isakov, please contact: 

Sarah Levin, Suitcase Town Music – 720.327.3800 


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The 2016/17 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Arrow Electronics. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), 9News, and United Airlines.   




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.   




Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and calling Colorado home, Gregory Alan Isakov has been traveling all his life. Songs that hone a masterful quality tell a story of miles and landscapes, and the search for a sense of place. His song-craft lends to deep lyrical masterpieces, with hints of his influences, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. He has been described as “strong, subtle, a lyrical genius.” Isakov has just completed an album of his songs played in collaboration with The Colorado Symphony, released June 10, 2016, and is touring nationally and internationally for the rest of 2016 




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 Music Director Designate Brett Mitchell with Principal Guest Conductor 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