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Top Upcoming Classical Music Performances In The Denver Area

August 20, 2012 6:00 AM

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(photo credit: coloradosymphony.org)

(photo credit: coloradosymphony.org)

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of classical music. From the University of Colorado to The Colorado Symphony, there are tons of brilliant musicians bringing classical music to stages across the state. You certainly do not have to be an expert at classical music to enjoy the talent of these impressive musicians. Take the time and attend one of these great performances, you will be glad you did.

Opening Night with Andre Watts
Boetcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
coloradosymphony.org

Dates: September 28, 29 and 30

Join The Colorado Symphony for its opening night along with pianist Andre Watts as he shares Tchaikovsky’s Number Six Symphony, which has been called “Tchaikovsky’s greatest achievement in symphonic writing” and has been a popular piece for classical music fans for over a century. In addition, Watts will also be performing Brahms’ Piano Concerto Number Two. Both pieces are favorites of classic pianists across the globe and this performance is sure to be something truly special.

Jerusalem Quartet
At the Elaine Wolf Theatre
350 S Dahlia St
Denver, CO 80246
(303) 316-6360
maccjcc.org

Date: October 21

The Jerusalem Quartet is coming to Denver as part of the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center’s Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music Festival. The Jerusalem Quartet is a string quartet from Israel that performs the music of Beethoven, Brahms and Shostakovich. The quartet has been traveling the world, making a huge name for itself in the classical music scene with just two violins, a viola and a cello. Four instruments have never sounded quite so good.

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CU Symphony Orchestra with Johannes Moser
Macky Auditorium Concert Hall
1595 Pleasant St
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 492-8008
macky.colorado.edu

Date: September 28

Johannes Moser is a bright, new talent that is becoming a huge name in the world of contemporary classical music performance. He will be playing the cello, backed by the CU Symphony Orchestra, for an evening filled with amazing and unforgettable classical music. Moser has recently performed with both the LA and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, so it is a rare treat to have him accompanied by the talented students at the University of Colorado.

Breckenridge Music Festival
“From Bach to the Beatles”
Lord of the Mountains Church
56 Highway 6
Dillon, CO 80435
(970) 453-9142
breckenridgemusicfestival.com

Date: October 28

Make the drive up to scenic Breckenridge, Colorado for the opening concert of the 2012-2013 winter series with “From Bach to the Beatles.” This performance will take the audience on a trip through the history of music from Bach through the Beatles performed by some of the best choral orchestral voices in town. The Breckenridge Music Festival has been a huge part of Breckenridge and the state of Colorado since 1980, so this is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy this beloved Colorado tradition.

Newman Center Presents “American Fanfare”
With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
At Gates Concert Hall
2344 E Iliff Ave
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-7720
newmancenterpresents.com

Date: September 25

The Newman Center at the University of Denver is launching a new relationship with the Colorado Symphony Chamber Orchestra. This new partnership premiers with “American Fanfare,” a night of classical music designed to kick off the Presidential Debate that is going to be held at the University of Denver on October third. Be sure to arrive early for “Behind the Curtain” for a free lecture about the performance.

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

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