Single tickets to 2017-18 season are on sale now 2018
Highlights include Yo-Yo Ma and Renée Fleming
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:
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
Colorado Syphony music director Brett Mitchell.