Colorado Symphony Orchestra
2017 & 2018 Season

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra season runs from September to May. Its 2017 & 2-18 performances include "An Evening of Bernstein's Best," "All Beethoven Featuring Symphony No. 7," and "Brahms Conducted by the Dragon."

Other highlights include its Geek series, Christmas performances, and annual fundraisers. In addition, the symphony also has an outdoor summer concert series from June to September.

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra 2017 & 2018 Schedule

All Colorado Symphony Orchestra events below are at the Boettcher Concert Hall unless otherwise noted. 

December 2017

  • 12/1 - 12/3: All Beethoven Conducted by Brett Mitchell
  • 12/8 & 12/9: Handel's Messiah
  • 12/10: Yo-Yo Ma with the Colorado Symphony
  • 12/15 - 12/17: A Colorado Christmas
  • 12/20: Holiday Brass Returns to Boettcher Concert Hall
  • 12/22 & 12/23: Too Hot To Handel
  • 12/31: A Night In Vienna

January 2018

  • 1/5 & 1/6: Movie at the Symphony: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 1/13: A Tribute to Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops
  • 1/19 - 1/21: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons

February 2018

  • 2/2 - 2/4: Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé
  • 2/9 - 2/10: John Williams: An American Journey
  • 2/16 - 2/18: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
  • 2/22: LISTEN/HEAR 102 — Anything But Innocent: The Hard-Core Romantics
  • 2/24: Red Carpet Rewind: Celebration of the Music of the Academy Awards

March 2018

  • 3/2 - 3/4: Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Olga Kern
  • 3/9 - 3/10: Video Games Live™ Returns!
  • 3/11: Carnival of the Animals
  • 3/16 - 3/18: Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto No. 5
  • 3/23: John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert Celebration with the Colorado Symphony

April 2018

  • 4/6 - 4/8: Copland’s Rodeo Conducted by Andrew Litton
  • 4/12: LISTEN/HEAR 103 — The American Voice
  • 4/13 & 4/14: Béla Fleck: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3
  • 4/20 - 4/22: Wagner: The Ring Without Words

May 2018

  • 5/3 & 5/4: Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert
  • 5/6: Pirates of the Symphony Seas! Buntport Theater and the Colorado Symphony
  • 5/11 - 5/13: Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21
  • 5/17: LISTEN/HEAR 104 — Musique Nouveau – The Current Voice
  • 5/19: ROCK ON! with the Colorado Symphony
  • 5/25 - 5/27: Two Titans: Bernstein & Mahler

Cocktail Events & Fundraisers

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.

Beethoven and Brews

Dates: May 11

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.

Argonaut Wine Tastings

Dates: Fourth Tuesday evening of every month 

Location: Park Hill Golf Course, 4141 E. 35th Ave., Denver, CO 80207

Price: $30 and up

Argonaut Wine & Liquor presents this monthly wine tasting benefiting the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Held at Park Hill Golf Course, each tasting event features a particular wine region and topic. 

Hundreds of wines and generous appetizers will be on hand for guests to enjoy. Ninety percent of the wine poured is priced at more than $15.

Some tastings feature performances by a Colorado Symphony ensemble.

Remix for Young Professionals

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. 

April 2017: Mozart Performed by Jason Shafer

May 2017: Yoga in Civic Center Park ​

Summer Concert Series

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. 

About the Symphony

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.



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