Colorado Symphony announces the end of the 2021-2022 season
The Colorado Symphony announced its full 2021-’22 season at the Boettcher Concert Hall, with over 90 concerts featuring 49 tracks and a mix of classics, symphonic pops, Hollywood sheet music and holiday hits.
Season highlights include singer and actor Leslie Odom Jr. – best known for creating the role of Tony Award-winning Aaron Burr in the original Broadway’s cast. Hamilton as well as her television and film roles – performing on April 2, and Denver jazz singer Dianne Reeves, who won five Grammy Awards, performing with the symphony on February 19.
Celebrity Grammy and Emmy-winning film composer Danny Elfman will be at Boettcher for a week-long residency which includes his Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet on January 12, two performances of Elfman from the Tim Burton films with violinist Sandy Cameron and the Colorado Symphony Choir on January 14 and 15, and a special afternoon forum with Elfman himself on January 15.
The upcoming symphony season also includes six Movie at the Symphony concerts, including Elf, Disney A Christmas Carol from the Muppets and disney Fancy; four family concerts including Halloween Spooktacular, Drums of the World and Lift Every Voice Youth Concert; six alternative concerts including The Music of Queen, Beethoven v. Coldplay and The Times They Are A-Changin ‘: The Words and Music of Bob Dylan; and a strong holiday concert series featuring audience favorites like A Colorado Christmas, Holiday Brass, and A Night in Vienna on New Years Eve.
Denver’s DeVotchKa is also teaming up with the symphony for the sixth time and will present their first holiday symphony concert on December 16, with lush orchestrations of new works and old favorites.
Throughout the season, the Colorado Symphony will also feature a diverse group of composers, conductors and guest artists. Music from five female composers will be in the mix, including works by Clarise Assad, Gabriela Lena Frank, Joan Tower, Jessie Montgomery and Florence Price – the latter is a pioneering African-American songwriter who was the first to perform a composition. by a large orchestra.
Among the notable guest artists that audiences will see this season are fourteen women, including singers Sierra Boggess, Capathia Jenkins and Reeves; violinists Karen Gomyo, Sandy Cameron and Simone Porter; and pianists Natasha Paremski, Joyce Yang and Ingrid Fliter. Featured soloists include three renowned African American artists: saxophonist Steven Banks, pianist Awadagin Pratt and singer Leslie Odom, Jr. featured soloists.
The Symphony will host three free community concerts during the season, with the fifth annual installment of Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas on September 23, a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 11, and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra Side by Side, with Elgar’s Variations of the enigma, January 26.
The opening weekend is September 17-19, with Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax joining conductor Peter Oundjian and the orchestra on Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto in a program that also includes Barber’s Adagio for strings and that of Mussorgsky Pictures of an exhibition arranged by Ravel.
“Well over a calendar year has passed since we were able to entertain our guests with live music in the Boettcher Concert Hall,” notes Jerome H. Kern, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Colorado Symphony in a press release. “We are delighted to present a comeback season that showcases the virtuosity, skill and musicality of Colorado’s only full-time professional orchestra. This season has been worth the wait, and we are delighted to welcome guests back to our home this fall. ”
Subscription tickets for the 2021-’22 season and customizable packages are on sale now. Flex Passes – which offer six ticket vouchers that guests can use for the best available seats at any concert of the season, redeemable one week before the selected concert – are also available now.
Download the Colorado Symphony Season 2021-’22 brochure here.
Single tickets for all concerts will be available to the general public from September 1, with a separate announcement preceding the date. For concert descriptions and ticket information, visit the Colorado Symphony online or call the box office at 303-623-7876.