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BEETHOVEN 5 FOR BRETT MITCHELL'S FIRST!

Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

SEPT 15 – 17

Boettcher Concert Hall

KEVIN PUTS Millennium Canons
MASON BATES The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Hear Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 5 in all its forceful grandeur at Music Director Brett Mitchell’s inaugural Classics concert. Kevin PutsMillennium Canons, a celebratory and optimistic composition written to usher in the new millennium, befits a premiere weekend. Versatile composer Mason Bates joins the Symphony as electronic soloist in The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra, a symphonic-electronica piece blending jazzy, city-pulse allure with exotic sounds that will sweep you away to another world.


...FEATURING CONTEMPORARY COMPOSERS
THAT ARE SURE TO IMPRESS:

Kevin Puts

"I wrote Millennium Canons to usher in a new millennium with fanfare, celebration and lyricism. Its rising textures and melodic counterpoint are almost always created through use of the canon, which also provides rhythmic propulsion at times."
—Kevin Puts  Read More >>>

Mason Bates

Like the forgotten bands from the flipside of an old piece of vinyl, The B-Sides offers brief landings on a variety of peculiar planets, unified by a focus on fluorescent orchestral sonorities and the morphing rhythms of electronica. The work is equally informed by Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra as it is by a variety of American vernacular music. Read More >>>


FEATURED PERFORMANCES:

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.


Queen of Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

SEPT 30

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. This program stars three amazing singers: Capathia Jenkins, Aisha de Haas, and Metropolitan Opera diva Harolyn Blackwell.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPT 26

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 7

Purple Rain: The Music of Prince ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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OCT 13 – 15

Mozart’s Requiem ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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