July Concerts – Symphony in the Summer
July highlights: Meet the personal and comedic side of Mozart; bring the music of Harry Potter to life; let the combined sound of DeVotchKa and the Colorado symphony lift you out of Red Rocks.
July 1, 2015 – The Colorado Symphony is excited to bring you a fresh way to get out this summer and experience incredible music in multiple venues. From Red Rocks Amphitheater and the combined music of DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony to our own Boettcher Hall portraying a fresh look at the comedic side of Mozart and bringing The Music of Harry Potter to life, The Colorado Symphony promises to inspire you this July.
MOSTLY MOZART: THE COMMON MAN
Boettcher Concert Hall | Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 pm
Six world-class vocalists show what makes Mozart operas great – from the pathos to the humor to the humanity. Many surprises are in store – maybe even a staged mini-opera! This concert has everything – even, believe it or not, music from “The Shawshank Redemption.” Experience your Symphony and guest vocalists as they perform works that show why Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was considered a visionary and why he retains his popularity to this day! Colorado native Christie Conover is joined by other featured vocalists Natalie Polito, Christina Baldwin, Eric Neuville, Gabriel Preisser, and Luke Williams.
THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER
Boettcher Concert Hall | Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 pm
Back by popular demand, your Colorado Symphony takes you on a trip to Hogwarts and beyond for a special performance of music inspired from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Featuring the music of John Williams and more, this is a concert event for every witch, wizard and muggle.
DEVOTCHKA with THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
Special guest Kishi Bashi
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Thursday, July 23 | Concert 7:30 pm – Doors 6:00 pm
DeVotchKa returns to Red Rocks with trademark lush orchestrations combined with the rich symphonic sounds of the Colorado Symphony in an evening of majestic sound and illuminating theatrical surprises. A one-night-only event, this live concert experience presents breath-taking tapestry of sights and sounds under the stars at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The evening also features innovative and critically acclaimed violinist and singer, Kishi Bashi also performing with your Colorado Symphony.
FAMILY DAY AT THE SYMPHONY: INSPIRED BY NATURE
Boettcher Concert Hall | Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 pm
The natural world is full of music! From the songs of birds and crickets to the crash of thunder and ocean waves, nature provides a soundtrack for the plants, animals and people who share Planet Earth. Nature inspired history’s greatest composers who sought to capture the beauty of the world through music. This program will also include fun activities for kids at Boettcher Concert Hall.
Robert Neu, Senior Vice President of Artistic Planning
Anthony Pierce, Senior Vice President of Program Innovation
Vocalists for Mostly Mozart: The Common Man performance
Christie Conover, soprano
Natalie Polito, soprano
Christina Baldwin, mezzo
Eric Neuville, tenor
Gabriel Preisser, baritone
Luke Williams, bass-baritone
Paid tickets are available online at www.coloradosymphony.org , by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm; Saturday, noon – 6 pm; and two hours prior to each performance.
For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Seth McNew, Director of Community and Media Relations
[email protected] – 303.308.2477
For high-resolution, downloadable images, visit http://www.coloradosymphoy.org/media.
The Colorado Symphony thanks its gracious season sponsors: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), Arrow Electronics, DaVita, Target, 9News, and United Airlines.
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit www.coloradosymphony.org.