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COLORADO SYMPHONY TO PERFORM & RECORD WITH GRAMMY WINNER MASON BATES
Two of Bates’ works will be performed and recorded live this weekend along with Beethoven’s 7th Symphony
Feb. 26, 2019 – Denver, CO – Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony’s March 1-3 performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 will open with a pair of pieces by GRAMMY winner Mason Bates which will be recorded for future release under the Colorado Symphony’s recording label.
Bates’ opera, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, was among the winners of the 61st annual Grammy Awards, announced Feb. 10, 2019 by the Recording Academy. Bates will perform live with the Colorado Symphony on his Auditorium for Chamber Orchestra & Laptop during this weekend’s performances and will lead a pre-concert discussion prior to each concert.
“Earlier this month, composer Mason Bates won a Grammy Award for his latest recording, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. This weekend, the Colorado Symphony and I are thrilled to welcome Mason back to Boettcher Concert Hall as we perform and record two of his most recent works: Auditorium and his Cello Concerto with virtuoso cellist Joshua Roman,” said Brett Mitchell, Music Director. “The fact that this project will be my first recording on the Colorado Symphony label makes this weekend all the more special.”
The full concert repertoire is as follows:
MASON BATES Auditorium for Chamber Orchestra & Laptop
MASON BATES Cello Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
Tickets are available online at coloradosymphony.org/tickets, 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 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m.; and two hours prior to each performance.
What: Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
When: FRI March 1 and SAT March 2 at 7:30 p.m., SUN March 3 at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: Available at coloradosymphony.org/tickets
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
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. In addition, over 265,000 people listen to the Colorado Symphony through Colorado Public Radio’s live broadcasts of classical content featuring concert recordings, in-studio performances of individual musicians and small ensembles, and live streaming of interviews and performances with artists. 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 coloradosymphony.org.