The Colorado Symphony Orchestra season runs from September to May. Its 2020 performances include the classics such as Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4. They also include fun movie scores such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Disney's Fantasia.
Other highlights include its family-friendly shows, Christmas performances, and annual fundraisers. In addition, the symphony also has an outdoor summer concert series at Red Rocks Amphitheater from June to September.
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All Colorado Symphony Orchestra events below are at the Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver unless otherwise noted.
Sip With the Symphony is a fundraising cocktail series in partnership with Colorado breweries, distilleries, and liquor stores. Two events in the series include Beethoven and Brews and Argonaut Wine Tastings.
These interactive events, featuring small chamber music ensembles, serve as an introduction to symphonic music. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres are served in a fun and casual setting.
Price: $40 and up
These fundraising events for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra are hosted by local breweries. Guests enjoy the sounds of small ensemble performances while sampling four taster pours of beer and light hors d'oeuvres.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door beginning at 6 p.m.
Remix is a paid membership program that brings together young professionals at Colorado Symphony Orchestra performances, happy hours, and special events. A $100 membership includes four flex concert tickets, pre-concert happy hours, seats in the Remix section, and invitations to members-only events. Pop-up events are also scheduled year-round.
During the summer, you can enjoy special Colorado Symphony Orchestra performances at venues all around town, including Red Rocks and Fiddler's Green amphitheatres.
These free and ticketed events take place June through September and include Family Friendly Fourth of July, previews of the upcoming season, and more.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra, established in 1989, performs more than 150 traditional and contemporary concerts a year. Events include masterworks, pops, family series, a geek series, educational children's concerts, donor and sponsor activities, and behind-the-scenes opportunities.
Its 80 full-time musicians come from a dozen different countries and perform for more than 250,000 area residents.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex located in downtown. Built in 1978, the hall is the first 360-degree concert hall built in the country. More than 80 percent of its 2,700 seats are within 65 feet of the stage.
Its unique canopy, fascia, moat, and seats contribute to the hall's world-class acoustics.
With it's great downtown location, you will find a variety of top rated hotels near Boettcher Concert Hall for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra performances. Here are a few of my favorites.
The Curtis - A Doubletree by Hilton: 4-star hotel with a boutique hotel style feel. Perfect location just across the street from the Denver Performing Arts Center. You will find it at 1405 Curtis Street. Check for room availability and pricing on Booking.com.
Embassy Suites Downtown: This highly-rated 3.5 star hotel is also just a couple of blocks away from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra performances. They offer valet parking, a pool, and free breakfast. It's the perfect jumping off point for all of your activities around The Mile High City. You will find them at 1420 Stout Street. Find room availability and room rates on Booking.com.
Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center: My third recommendation is about three blocks away from Boettcher Concert Hall. This 36 story, 1,100 room hotel offers all the amenities you would expect from 4-star accommodations. Make sure to head up to the 27th Floor to grab a drink or some appetizers and admire the mountain views on their Peaks Lounge. You will find the Hyatt Regency at 650 15th Street. Find out more including room availability and pricing on Booking.com.
You will find a variety of options to get to Boettcher Concert Hall. Located in downtown Denver, you will find several ways to get here.
Light Rail: You will find three light rail trains that stop nearby. The three trains are the D, F, and H. Get off at the Theater District/Convention Center stop.
Buses: You will find more than a dozen buses that stop within a few blocks away. The closest options include the 1, 9, 15, 30L, 36L, and the 48.
Uber/Lyft: You can also take an Uber/Lyft to the show. It makes getting to and from a breeze.
Taxi: You can also take a taxi to the show or after. They will typically drop you off out front, but you will need to head over to The Curtis to hail a cab after the show.
If you prefer to drive, here are a few ideas on where to park near the Colorado Symphony Orchestra venue.
Arts Complex Garage: The Arts Complex Garage is your best bet if you plan to drive and park nearby. There are two entrances to the garage and I recommend arriving early to get a spot here. It accommodates up to 1,700 cars, but it fills up quick when there are several events on one night at the Performing Arts Center. You will find the first entrance on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Champa. The second entrance is on Arapahoe between 13th and 14th Streets.
Denver Convention Center Parking: Right next door, you will find another popular garage at the Denver Convention Center. It's just two blocks away with an entrance near Speer and Champa.
Other Downtown Options: In addition to the two above, the Denver Center for Performing Arts has agreements with several downtown restaurants that allow you to park for free or a discount if you enjoy dinner there before hand. Click here to get details for these parking and restaurant options.