Put the best estimate on the order form. You have up to two weeks prior to update your attendance numbers and pay.
All students are welcome, however due to the length of the rehearsal, it is not recommended for young children. This is a real working rehearsal of the Colorado Symphony, so guests must be quiet and remain in their seats during the rehearsal. Factor this in when deciding if this event is right for your child!
Please call Education Outreach Coordinator Davey Van Beveren at 303.308.2464 to pay via credit card, or you can mail a check to: 1000 14th Street, #15 Denver, CO 80202. You have up to two weeks prior to the performance to update your attendance numbers and pay.
Yes. Please fill out the financial assistance fields on the reservation form to apply. We will need the percentage of students on free or reduced lunch and any other information that would demonstrate a need for the scholarship.
We also can provide some transportation assistance to cover the cost of buses to and from the concert hall. Please indicate in the financial assistance field on the form that you would like transportation assistance. If we’re able to cover the cost, please send us the invoice for the bus(es) and a W-9 for your school and we will pay the transportation office of your district directly.
For changes or cancellations, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any cancellations must be done at least two weeks prior to the performance.
Yes! Send an email to email@example.com and you will receive an updated invoice. If you have paid by credit card, indicate that you would like that same card charged, otherwise you can call 303.308.2464 with a different credit card number. You can also mail a check to: 1000 14th Street, #15 Denver, CO 80202. Please do not bring a check or cash to the concert.
No tickets will be issued to you. Once you’ve arrived just let the volunteer know the name of your school or group, or your last name if you’re a homeschool parent, and they will communicate with an usher. The usher will take you to your seat.
If you’re part of a homeschool group and you’re all arriving separately, we may wait until we have most of your group there before we seat you.
At the Event
The performance is approximately 2.5 hours long, including a 15-20 minute break.
If you’re bringing your students in a school bus, then follow the directions in our logistical information downloaded with your materials. Included will be a map and a bus sign to fill out.
If you’re driving your students in a car or van, we recommend parking in the adjacent Denver Performing Arts Complex parking garage. The cost ranges from $9 for a couple of hours up to $16 for the day.
Light Rail is another great way to get here! Take the D, F, or H line to the Theatre District/Convention Center stop. Walk two blocks west on 14th Street (towards Curtis Street) to the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and turn left into the complex. Boettcher Concert Hall is located at the southwest end.
We prefer students arrive AT LEAST 30 minutes prior to the rehearsal. This will allow for staff to explain audience expectations to the students, restroom breaks, and time to get to the seating. Please note: our rehearsals start on time!
Seating is based on the sizes of all the groups attending. For our rehearsals, it is important to us that your students can hear and see the conductor, so we try to seat groups with that in mind. However, this also means the conductor and musicians may be able to hear your students! Please encourage them to be quiet. Please also indicate on your reservation form if you will need accessible seating for any of your students.
If you have indicated on your reservation form that you’re bringing lunches, the usher will be able to direct you to where your lunches will be stowed. We prefer that students do not bring their lunch bags or drinks into the concert hall. If you did not sign up to store your lunches and/or eat lunch at the hall try to leave the lunches on the bus during the concert.
Yes! There is a large, grassy park in between the Boettcher Concert Hall and Speer called the Sculpture Park. You’re welcome to eat and run around there.
Once your group arrives, we prefer to get your group to their seats first and then you can take any students to the restroom. Arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the rehearsal will give your students enough time to visit the restroom. They will also be a 15 to 20 minute break during the rehearsal.
We prefer to keep disruptions to the rehearsal to a minimum, but you may allow students to use the restroom during the rehearsal if they cannot wait for the break. Students must go to the restroom and return to their seat; please discourage roaming during the rehearsal.
Students are allowed to take pictures and short videos on their phones. However, they must turn off all sounds and the flash on their phones.
The musicians love to hear back from inspired guests! Feel free to send artwork or comments to Colorado Symphony Education at 1000 14th Street, #15 Denver, CO 80202. We will also send out a survey following the concert, so there will be another place to add your thoughts as an educator. If parents or other teachers have any comments or suggestions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we cancel the rehearsal, we will notify you via e-mail and/or phone call right away. Please make sure that you include your number and e-mail address in the representative contact information on the reservation form. Also, we will post a cancellation on the MusiCurious Facebook page as soon as a decision is made.
If your school or district cancels, but we have not cancelled the rehearsal, please email email@example.com and you will be contacted following the concert to let you know the options for rescheduling.