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February 27, 2014

The Colorado Symphony and Colorado Rockies Take the Field Together

Dinger to appear with orchestra on March 9 at Boettcher Concert Hall

DENVER, CO — February 27, 2014 – As Opening Day approaches, the Colorado Rockies and the Colorado Symphony are pleased to announce an historic partnership. Bringing baseball and symphonic music harmoniously together, the Colorado Symphony has created an original theme song to be played at all Rockies home games throughout the 2014/15 season.

Entitled “Take the Field,” the theme was written by Emmy-winning composer Charles Denler of Highlands Ranch. Recorded at Boettcher Concert Hall on February 19, the sweeping, two-minute composition will be broadcast at the beginning of every Rockies home game in the 2014/15 season. Shorter variations will be heard at key moments throughout each game and used in promotions and others Rockies programs.

Portions of “Take the Field” can be heard in Rockies commercials beginning in mid-March. The full composition will debut with a live performance by the Colorado Symphony on stage at Coors Field on Opening Day, April 4. Colorado Symphony ensembles will perform at Rockies games and events throughout the season. Fans of both teams can look forward to seeing Rockies players and personalities on stage with the orchestra, starting with a March 9 appearance by Rockies’ mascot Dinger, part of the Prehistoric to Symphonic: Music Through the Ages concert for families at Boettcher Concert Hall.

“Like the Colorado Rockies, the Colorado Symphony is one of Denver’s major league teams,” says Jerome H. Kern, CEO of the Colorado Symphony and co-chair of its Board of Trustees. “When they approached us about creating an original theme for next season, we were thrilled to get in the game. We’re looking forward to working together to entertain the people of Denver this spring and all season long.”

“We’re excited to build a unique partnership with the Colorado Symphony,” commented Greg Feasel, Rockies Executive Vice President and COO.  “The new and creative music is such a great fit with our team and brand.”

“Take the Field” composer and Highlands Ranch resident Charles Denler is a longtime collaborator with the Colorado Symphony. His credits include themes for Oprah and Dateline. Denler’s recent composition, Portraits of Colorado, Symphony No. 1, was premiered by the CSO last summer.

“Working with the Rockies and the Colorado Symphony, together, has been amazing,” says Denler. “Major League Orchestra and Major League Baseball: I’d call that a home run!”



Home to 80 world-class players from around the globe, 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


Entering the National League as an expansion franchise in 1993, the COLORADO ROCKIES have earned the National League Wild Card twice (1995 and 2007) and following a September for the ages, represented the National League as the league champion in the 2007 World Series. Colorado’s inaugural season featured several records still standing today, including the record for most wins by a National League expansion team in a single season (67). The 1993 season also set a Major League record in attendance with 4,483,350 fans. Since 1993 the Rockies rank third in Major League Baseball total attendance, as more than 60 million fans have attended Rockies games in Denver.  The Rockies home, Coors Field continues to be one of the most popular and beautiful baseball destinations in the country, having hosted 2,000,000 plus fans in 17 of the ballpark’s 18 years. The Rockies have also set the standard for commitment to the community. Since 1993, the organization has distributed more than $22 million to the Rocky Mountain Region through the Colorado Rockies Charity Fund.  For more information on the Rockies, please visit