Andrew Litton takes the audience on a musical journey with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3. The 99-minute, six-movement masterpiece is a rare treat at Boettcher Concert Hall. Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, a vocalist with an international reputation, is a local favorite. DeYoung's credentials are impeccable: the 2003 recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 3 with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony won Michelle a Grammy Award® for Best Classical Album. This one is sure to be the biggest (and best) performance you will see all spring!
Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, first performed on Good Friday 1727, is widely considered one of the crowning artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Bach’s masterful musical interpretation of the Last Supper and the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, puts chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew to music and spans 131 minutes. The Symphony’s production is unusual in that it is a full staging of the work with the Colorado Symphony Chorus. Featured tenor Nicholas Phan takes on the part of the Evangelist and baritone Hadleigh Adams performs the role of Jesus.
Concert performance includes full screening of the live action feature film!
Director Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece is one of the brightest stars in motion picture history. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. Experience all the mystery and fun of their unforgettable adventure in the beloved movie that captivated audiences around the world, complete with John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score performed live by your Colorado Symphony in sync to the film projected live on screen!
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MusiCurious? Join us for Half Notes, family-friendly pre-concert activities, one hour before the concert! Held in Gallery 2 of Boettcher Concert Hall, these activities take place prior to both Family and "family friendly' Concerts like Halloween Spooktacular (OCT 29) and Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions (Mar 9)! Activities are individually curated for each concert and will feature rotating installations like composer dress-up, composition station, and an instrument petting zoo!
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Old meets new with this orchestral triathalon of Austrian-influenced pieces—lead by world-renowned conductor Kevin John Edusei—shedding light on the development of Austrian cultural identity through music.
We begin the program with Johann Strauss II, whose waltzes are as patriotic to Austrians as John Philip Sousa is to Americans. "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" is arguably the most famous, not to mention a perfect example of the natural beauty to be celebrating on Earth Day. In contrast, narrator and vocalist Gabriel Preisser will lead you through H.K. Gruber's "Frankenstein!!"—a contemporary, dark comedy touching all areas of culture from Viennese cabaret and classical music to folk and pop. Concluding the program is Austrian-born composer Arnold Schoenberg's orchestral arrangement of Brahms' moving and expressive Piano Quartet—a timeless piece written and arranged over 75 years apart.
J. STRAUSS | On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
H.K. GRUBER | Frankenstein!!
BRAHMS arr. SCHOENBERG | Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25