Wagner: The Ring Without Words

APR 20 – 22

Boettcher Concert Hall

Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung notoriously takes days to perform in its entirety. 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. (Mitchell will describe the leitmotifs in a musical demonstration at the top of the concert, preceding a condensed performance without words.) This is an illuminating and rare performance of The Ring that will resonate with all audiences.

Learn more before you go! Click here to listen as Music Director Brett Mitchell demonstrates the various compositional devices Wagner used when creating The Ring cycle


Bernstein 100 with the Colorado Symphony Brass & Percussion*

SEP 9  

Levitt Pavilion Denver

In the Colorado Symphony's Levitt Pavilion Denver debut, we continue the centennial celebration of renowned composer Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a program highlighting spirited pieces performed by the Colorado Symphony's Brass and Percussion. Brian Buerkle leads the ensemble through some of Bernstein’s most beloved works in a tribute fit for the world-wide celebration of the composer, conductor, educator, musician, and humanitarian. 

*Please note this performance is with the Colorado Symphony Brass and Percussion only; not the full ensemble. 

*This event is ticketed by Levitt Pavilion Denver.


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. 


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 11 – 13

Mozart’s “Elvira Madigan” Piano Concerto No. 21 ▪ Boettcher Concert Hall

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