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October 8, 2020

Repertoire Announced For Mizuna Al Fresco Featuring The Colorado Symphony


Media Contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o)


Music and fine dining await guests at this exclusive event on October 11 at Mizuna 

Oct. 8, 2020 – Denver, CO – Your Colorado Symphony and Frank Bonanno’s top rated restaurant, Mizuna, have teamed up to present an evening of music and Colorado Symphony inspired fine dining al fresco on Mizuna’s socially distant patio on October 11. Guests can enjoy their own chef’s table with paired wine, plated entrée, and an exclusive keepsake basket filled with music inspired food offerings while listening to a performance from a Colorado Symphony small ensemble. This amplified fine dining experience will be a feast for all of your senses! Throughout the program and dinner service, you will hear from Mizuna chefs and your Colorado Symphony musicians about the dynamic relationship between food and music.

On the release can we adjust the following sentence to read: Price for the event is $1000 for a table of two and $2000 for a table of four and includes the welcome cocktail, food, and paired wine. To purchase tickets, please click here.

The evening will begin with your arrival and seating, with the first performance beginning approximately at 5:30 p.m. Following the first performance a brief intermission will be held to allow main course delivery to your table. Shortly following intermission will be the second performance featuring the string quintet rounding out an evening of spectacular food and music.

The Colorado Symphony Principal Woodwind Quintet features musicians Brook Ferguson, Principal Flute, Peter Cooper, Principal Oboe, Jason Shafer, Principal Clarinet, Tristan Rennie, Assistant Principal Bassoon, and Michael Thornton, Principal Horn. The String Quartet features Dmitri Pogorelov, Violin, Paul Primus, Principal Second Violin, Basil Vendryes, Principal Viola, and Seoyoen Min, Principal Cello.


IBERT – 3 Pièces brèves
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Assez lent – Allegro scherzando

ERIC EWAZEN – Roaring Fork Quintet
I. Whitewater Rapds (Maroon Creek)
II. Columbines (Snow Mass Lake)
III. At the Summit (Buckskin Pass)

BEETHOVEN – String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2 in G Major “The Conversation”
I. Allegro

RAVEL – String Quartet, M. 35
II. Assez vif – Très rythmè

ELGAR – String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 83
II. Piacevole (poco andante)

GERSHWIN – Lullaby

MOZART – String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465,”Dissonance”
IV. Allegro molto

Know Before You Go: 

  • A mask or facial covering is required to be worn for entry and when moving about the space.
  • Seating begins at 5:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 5:30 p.m. Please allow plenty of time for street parking.
  • Event is outside on Mizuna’s expanded socially distant patio.
  • Seating is general admission. Patrons will be sat first-come, first-served at socially distanced tables of 2 or 4 people.
  • Physical distancing of at least six feet is required between disassociated groups from the time of arrival until departure.
  • If you are feeling sick or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms do not attend the concert. Contact the box office for a refund or credit for a future performance.
  • Ticket purchase information may be used for contact tracing in the event it is needed for your safety.
  • Performance details and guidelines may be subject to change.
  • This event is in line with all city and state social distancing guidelines. Click here for guidance on masks and facial coverings per state guidelines.
  • A portion of your donation is tax-deductible, and a portion of the proceeds from this event benefit your Colorado Symphony and Mizuna’s extraordinary culinary chefs and waitstaff.
  • Click here for guidance on masks and facial coverings per state guidelines.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Adriel Long at or 303.308.2464.


For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations - 303.308.2477 (o)

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The 2020/21 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the Colorado Symphony Guild, United Airlines, and the Virginia Hill Foundation.

For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at

UPDATED HOURS: The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.

Bonanno Concepts is a Denver-based, chef-driven restaurant family dedicated to satisfying meals, outstanding service, education and community. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Frank and Jacqueline Bonanno, the concepts include Mizuna, Luca, Osteria Marco, Green Russell, Russell’s Smokehouse, Salt & Grinder, Vesper Lounge, Wedesday’s Pie, French 75, Lou’s Food Bar and Denver Milk Market. For more information, visit

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. 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