Copland’s Rodeo
Conducted by Andrew Litton

APR 6 - 8

Boettcher Concert Hall

Andrew Litton concludes his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor with the Colorado Symphony in a program worthy of his prolific and esteemed career. Maestro Litton revisits Copland’s rollicking piece of Americana Rodeo: Ballet in One Act, which Litton recorded and released with the Symphony and was named one of Colorado’s best classical albums of 2016. Masterful cellist Alban Gerhardt joins Litton onstage for a rare performance of Barber’s exceptionally challenging Cello Concerto, while Brahms’ rustic, energetic Symphony No. 2 — the Symphony that put him on the map — is the crown jewel of this concert. Bravo, Maestro Litton!


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Béla Fleck: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3  

APR 13 – 14

Boettcher Concert Hall

The genre-defying king of the banjo Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy® history, and has taken home fourteen of the awards to date. For these performances, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads Fleck in the regional premiere of his Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra No. 3. Take the latest recording by the Colorado Symphony (Béla Fleck with the Colorado Symphony: Juno Concerto) for a test run prior to this spectacular concert weekend.  


Wagner: The Ring Without Words

APR 20 – 22

Boettcher Concert Hall

Hear the musical inspiration behind music from Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and more. Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. We’re abbreviating a 17-hour epic opera into 75 minutes, highlighting some of pop culture’s most recognizable symphonic music. In this unique treatment created by conductor and composer Lorin Maazel, Music Director Brett Mitchell leads the orchestra through the fundamental sequences of Wagner’s Ring cycle in a once-in-a-lifetime performance. This concert features the work that demonstrates the final throws of romanticism; soaring brass melodies, amazing string chorales, and a night of thrilling, programmatic music.


APR 12

LISTEN/HEAR 103 — The American Voice ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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APR 27 – 29

Wonderbound Presents: Madness, Rack, and Honey with the Colorado Symphony ▪ Performing Arts Complex at PCS

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MAY 3 – 4

Movie at the Symphony: Jurassic Park In Concert ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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