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January 23, 2014

Colorado Symphony Seized by Bronco Fever

Sunday, February 2 concert to start at noon

Tickets are half-off for those in Broncos colors; Seahawks fans pay double

The Colorado Symphony supports AFC Champions the Denver Broncos in their Super Bowl bid against the Seattle Seahawks. The CSO also supports Broncos fans – including musicians of the orchestra, who want to watch the game along with the rest of Denver.

Originally scheduled for 2:30 pm, the Masterworks concert on February 2 will begin at NOON, allowing members of the audience and the orchestra time to enjoy pre-game festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.

The Colorado Symphony will host a pre-concert BRONCOS BREAKFAST at 11 am, to include coffee and orange and blue donuts.

Tickets for the February 2 concert are 50% off for those in Broncos orange and blue, available in-person at the CSO box office. For those wearing Seattle Seahawks merchandise, the price is double.

“It’s exiting that the Broncos are in the Super Bowl; the whole city should have fun and enjoy this moment,” says Jerry Kern, CEO and Co-Chair of the Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees. “Now you can start your day with the Symphony, hear some great music, get primed for the big game and make it back in time for the tailgate party.”

What do football and symphonic music have in common? Plenty – according to The Denver Post, which compares CSO Music Director Andrew Litton to Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning. This week, Colorado Public Radio touts the symphony’s recent winning streak, likening the orchestra to a major hometown team. Resident Conductor Scott O’Neil has opined in print and on television about the parallels between conducting and quarterbacking.

And, like the Broncos, the Colorado Symphony wants to crush Seattle. (More on that later.)

This weekend’s Masterworks concert highlights Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, one of the most popular works of the 21st Century. Featuring conductor Peter Oundjian; Chee Yun, violin. Performances are Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, February 2 at noon. All performances are at Boettcher Concert Hall.

     BRITTEN Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 

     TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major 

     DVORÁK Symphony No. 7

Tickets are available via, by calling 303-623-7876, and in person at the Colorado Symphony Box Office, located inside Boettcher Concert  Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Student tickets are available for $10 at the box office. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm, Saturday from 12-6pm, and two hours before every performance.



The Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts during its regular season at Boettcher Concert Hall and on location throughout the state and region. 2013/14 season highlights include appearances by virtuoso violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, and classical pianists Natasha Paremski and Stephen Hough. This season’s Pops and Classic Rock series feature rock greats, iconic film scores and Broadway blockbusters. The Holiday, Family and Inside the Score series offer musical favorites, captivating collaborations and interactive concerts for music lovers of all ages. For more about the Colorado Symphony visit