Sin­gle tick­ets to 2017-18 sea­son are on sale now 2018

High­lights in­clude Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Flem­ing

The Denver Post - - FEATURES - By Gra­ham Am­brose Gra­ham Am­brose: gam­brose@den­ver­post .com

Tick­ets for the Colorado Sym­phony’s 2017-18 sea­son are now on sale.

High­lights in­clude con­tem­po­raries like Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Flem­ing; trib­utes to artists past like Prince and Ella Fitzger­ald; and a bevy of clas­sics in­clud­ing Mozart, Stravin­sky, Tchaikovsky, Aaron Co­p­land, Wag­ner and more.

This is also the first sea­son with 38-year-old Brett Mitchell at the helm as the new mu­sic direc­tor. Mitchell comes from the renowned Cleve­land Sym­phony, where he served as as­so­ci­ate con­duc­tor and as mu­sic direc­tor of the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s Youth Orches­tra.

“Our en­tire 2017/18 sea­son is an out­stand­ing mix of reper­toire with con­certs for every mu­si­cal taste,” said Mitchell, who as­sumed the role of mu­sic direc­tor on July 1, in a re­lease. “I’m as proud of the wide va­ri­ety and high qual­ity of pro­gram­ming as I am honored to take the podium for our first sea­son to­gether.”

Mitchell’s ar­rival has raised hopes of re­vi­tal­iz­ing the 28-year-old orches­tra. The young con­duc­tor will lead a num­ber of fun shows for con­cert­go­ers of all ages, from a live screen­ing and score of Tim Bur­ton’s “The Night­mare Be­fore Christ­mas” to “ROCK ON!,” a night of pop hits from the ’70s and ’80s fea­tur­ing Spring­steen, Madonna, Michael Jack­son, Queen and more.

The sea­son will of­fi­cially kick off on Sept. 15 with a three-day per­for­mance of Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 5. The canon­i­cal clas­sic will be held at the Colorado Sym­phony’s home, Boettcher Con­cert Hall, the first “in-the-round” sym­phony hall in the U.S.

For a full list of con­certs, as well as de­scrip­tions and ticket in­for­ma­tion, visit col­oradosym­phony.org/tick­ets, or call the box of­fice at 303-6237876.

A par­tial list:

2017

Open­ing Week­end: Beethoven’s Sym­phony No. 5., Sept. 15-17

Gersh­win’s “Rhap­sody in Blue,” Sept. 22-24

Queen of Jazz: A Trib­ute to Ella Fitzger­ald, Sept. 30

Pur­ple Rain: The Mu­sic of Prince, Oct. 7

Mozart’s “Re­quiem,” Oct. 13-15

Stravin­sky’s “The Fire­bird,” Oct. 20-22

Dis­ney in Con­cert: Tim Bur­ton’s “The Night­mare Be­fore Christ­mas,” Oct. 26-27

“Hal­loween Spook­tac­u­lar!”, Oct. 28 Ravel’s “Boléro,” Nov. 11 Han­del’s “Mes­siah,” Dec. 8-9

“A Colorado Christ­mas,” Dec. 15-17

Too Hot to Han­del, Dec. 22-23

Movie at the Sym­phony: “Harry Pot­ter and the Pris­oner of Azk­a­ban” in Con­cert, Jan. 5-6

Vi­valdi’s “The Four Sea­sons,” Jan. 19-21

“John Wil­liams: An Amer­i­can Jour­ney,” Feb. 9-10

Red Car­pet Rewind: Cel­e­bra­tion of the Mu­sic of the Academy Awards, Feb. 24

Tchaikovsky’s “Pi­ano Con­certo No. 1” with Olga Kern, March 2-4

“Video Games Live Re­turns!,” March 9-10

“John Den­ver: A Rocky Moun­tain High Con­cert Cel­e­bra­tion,” March 23

Béla Fleck: Con­certo for Banjo and Orches­tra No. 3, April 13-14

Wag­ner: “The Ring” With­out Words, April 20-22

“ROCK ON! With the Colorado Sym­phony,” May 19

LOCK + LAND, pro­vided by the Colorado Sym­phony,

Colorado Syphony mu­sic direc­tor Brett Mitchell.

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