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February 7, 2014

DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony Return to Red Rocks

Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 pm, Red Rocks Amphitheater

DENVER – February 7, 2014 – The Colorado Symphony’s 2014 Symphony on the Rocks series at Red Rocks Amphitheatre kicks off with a one-night-only concert on Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 pm with Denver’s own indie rock favorites, DeVotchKa.

The latest manifestation of a historic creative partnership, this concert marks the fourth time DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony will share a stage. Described by Westword as “total bliss,” the pairing of DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony sets the standard for musical collaboration among Colorado musical institutions.

“Red Rocks is iconic and there truly is an element of magic there,” says Nick Urata, DeVotchKa’s head crooner. “It holds extra meaning for Denver Bands like us, who started at the Lion’s Lair. Our hard work with the CSO really came to fruition at last year’s concert; all 75 people on stage became one instrument.  The feeling is indescribable, and the fact that we get to do it for a fourth time this summer has got us inspired to pull out all the stops.”

Starting with a sold-out performance at Boettcher Concert Hall in Feburary 2012, DeVotchKa’s work with the Colorado Symphony has exposed a new generation of music lovers to the power and possibility of symphonic music. The acclaimed release DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony was the band’s first live album and was listed by many critics as one of 2012’s best. The album was the top seller of 2013 at Twist & Shout Records.

In its annual Best of Denver issue, Westword named the DeVotchKa/CSO pairing one of the best creative collaborations of 2012.

Tickets are now on sale and range from $27.50-$65 each. Tickets are available online at, by phone, 303-623-7876, or in person at the Box Office in Boettcher Concert Hall, Monday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm.

Tickets, full concert listings, links and information can be found on


Grammy nominated DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble. International ambassadors of Colorado music, the Boulder-based quartet is composed of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone, double bass and flute; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet.



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