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Family Favorites Among Colorado Symphony’s Upcoming Concerts

January 14, 2013 6:00 AM

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Colorado Symphony (credit: CBS)

Colorado Symphony (credit: CBS)

Colorado Symphony (credit: CBS)

Colorado Symphony (credit: CBS)

The Colorado Symphony is one of the most spectacular and impressive symphonic orchestras in the country. As Colorado’s only full-time professional orchestra, it is able to provide a myriad of different musical events from classical to pop and everything in between. In addition to the many masterpiece evenings, the Symphony is providing many very special events that can delight music fans of all ages. Take a look at some of the biggest and most exciting performances coming soon from the Colorado Symphony.

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Ann Hampton Callaway presents The Barbra Streisand Songbook
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $25

This magical blend of Ann Hampton Callaway, a platinum award-winning pianist, vocalist and songwriter, and Barbra Streisand standards is a perfect match. Callaway’s incredible voice will bring all of the well-known Streisand classics to life with a unique combination of pop and jazz styles. In addition, the artist will sing some of her own songs that were written specifically for Barbra Streisand.

The Life of Brahms
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $15

Colorado Symphony Resident Conductor Scott O’Neil takes you on a journey through the life of Johannes Brahms. This amazing concert will explore his symphonies, quartets and even his smaller chamber works with an eye for uncovering the secret messaging used throughout all of Brahms’ works. Johannes Brahms is one of the most legendary composers ever, and this exciting evening is sure to be a don’t-miss event from the Colorado Symphony.

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Peter and the Wolf
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. – English
Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. – Spanish

Price: Tickets start at $13 for children, $25 for adults

One of the most beloved and well-known classics comes to the Colorado Symphony as it presents “Peter and the Wolf.” Prokofiev’s musical adventure brings Peter and the animals of the tale to life with different musical instruments, and it is a wonderfully whimsical and highly educational concert perfect for the whole family. In addition, the Colorado Symphony will feature Saint-Saens animated Carnival of the Animals program making the concert easily accessible for all ages.

Making of an American Symphony
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $15

This very exciting special event features Charles Denler, an Emmy award-winning composer of film, television, commercials and more. This prolific composer will be premiering his new series of symphonies that Denler is calling “Portraits of Colorado,” inspired by a sunrise over the picturesque Rocky Mountains. According to the artist, it is a symphony with themes of hope and new beginnings. The evening will include a series of moving images on a large screen that inspired Denler to compose these works.

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Warner Bros. presents “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony”
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Price: Tickets start at $25

This exciting concert of classical music is back by popular demand. It’s a mix of classical pieces made popular in the Warner Brothers cartoons. The symphony performs the original scores in front of the Looney Tunes cartoons, which often introduced them to a new audience.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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