Queen of Jazz:
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald


Boettcher Concert Hall

A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald honors “The First Lady of Song” on what would have been her 100th birthday in 2017. This program will feature many of her chart-topping hits from the Great American Songbook, including “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “How High the Moon,” “I Got Rhythm,” “Summertime,” “A Tisket, A-Tasket,” “Satin Doll,” “Blue Skies,” “Bewitched,” and many more. Several songs will be performed with the original Nelson Riddle and Billy May orchestrations, along with others newly created by Tony Award®-nominated arranger Larry Blank.


Capathia Jenkins

This Brooklyn-born and raised actress and singer most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She is also an active concert artist, and an actress with appearances on 30 Rock, Law & Order, and The Sopranos.
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Aisha de Haas

Aisha de Haas is a versatile Broadway and jazz artist with the ability to sing in a variety of vocal styles. Most recently, Aisha toured North America as Medda Larkin in the 1st National Tour of Disney’s Newsies and is featured in the “live-capture” movie to be released in 2017. Her television appearances include Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods, Law & Order and The Today Show.
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Harolyn Blackwell

Miss Blackwell’s performing career began on the Broadway stage in Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. She has performed with many of the major national and international opera companies around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera in La Fille du Régiment, Un Ballo in Maschera, Le Nozze di Figaro, among many others. Miss Blackwell also starred in the Broadway Revival of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide as Cunegonde.
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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

SEPT 22 – 24

Boettcher Concert Hall

Leonard Bernstein once likened Gershwin and Tchaikovsky as among the world’s most “inspired melodists,” and Tchaikovsky’s bold, booming Symphony No. 5 drives this riveting program, conducted by Music Director Brett Mitchell. Pianist Kevin Cole, famed for his interpretations of Gershwin, will deliver a peerless rendition of the composer’s intoxicating Rhapsody in Blue, which was inspired by the “steely rhythms [and] rattle-ty bang” of a New York train. Composer and fellow New Yorker Missy Mazzoli, hailed as “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York), offers a dreamscape that is as approachable as it is transcendent in These Worlds in Us.

Purple Rain: The Music of Prince


Boettcher Concert Hall

Revolutionary musician Prince Rogers Nelson, better known as Prince, was a musician who redefined the boundaries of music genres. A master of pop, funk, R&B, folk-rock, hip-hop, jazz, soul, new wave, and psychedelic, Prince created music that resonated with the world. Your Colorado Symphony is joined by a singer and live band in a symphonic tribute to the cultural icon, performing “Raspberry Beret,” “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Kiss,” and more. 2016 was a year that claimed dozens of influential artists who gave us the music that defined an era. Help us celebrate the life and legacy of one of the greats.



Sip with the Symphony: Argonaut Wine Tasting ▪ Park Hill Golf Club

Featuring a performance by a Colorado Symphony small ensemble!

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OCT 13 – 15

Mozart’s Requiem ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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OCT 20 – 22

Stravinsky's The Firebird ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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