As the weather cools and the leaves begin to fall, it becomes the perfect season to cozy up with your favorite people and enjoy the sensory journey of the symphony. Colorado has many talented symphonies spread across the state, making it easy to find a show or series that caters to your personal tastes. The following list is some of the best programming offered in Colorado by several symphonies in the Front Range.

Beethoven Symphony No. 9
The Colorado Symphony
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Sept. 18-19, 2014

The Colorado Symphony, based in Denver, puts on many shows throughout the year, catering to every age group and demographic. The symphony’s fall series is no different, offering a wide array of shows. The season opener will be dedicated to Beethoven’s most iconic work, Symphony No. 9, and will also be the kickoff of the Colorado Symphony Chorus’ 30th anniversary season. Music Director Andrew Litton conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on September 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.

The Austrian/Hungarian Empire 
The Longmont Symphony
Skyline High School
600 E. Mountainview Ave.
Longmont, CO 80504
(303) 772-5796
www.longmontsymphony.org

Date: Oct. 4, 2014

The Longmont Symphony is known for its eclectic and well-executed performances, this fall should prove no different. On October 4, conductor Robert Olson will embark on a journey through the Austrian/Hungarian Empire. The show will feature songs like “Dances of Galanta,” “Wanderer Variations,” “TotenTanz” and “Concerto for Orchestra.” The Austrian/Hungarian Empire will take place on October 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Musical Fancies 
Highpoint Church Southlands
6450 S. Southlands Parkway
Aurora, CO 80016
(303) 873-6622
www.aurorasymphony.org

Date: Oct. 19, 2014

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 2014/2015 season with “Musical Fancies” which will feature many known works as well as an oboe concerto by Mozart. Conductor Norman Gamboa and oboe player Max Soto will take event-goers on a journey through Oboe Concerto in C major, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and The Afternoon of a Faun. The Orchestra will perform at Highpoint Church Southlands in the Southlands Mall area at 3 p.m. on October 19.

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Dancing And Romancing: The Golden Age Of Hollywood Presented By Arrow Electronics 
The Colorado Symphony
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Oct. 25, 2014

In a magical fusion of Broadway musical and Hollywood yesteryear, Colorado Symphony Orchestra is celebrating Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and Eleanor Powell in a singing, dancing, musical evening. Scott O’Neil conducts as Joan Hess and Kirby Ward dance up a storm in “Dancing and Romancing.”

Halloween Spooktacular
The Colorado Symphony
Boettcher Concert Hall
1000 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-7876
www.coloradosymphony.org

Date: Oct. 26, 2014

As part of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s Family Series and a yearly contribution, everyone will don a costume for an afternoon of fun and music. The event is not overly spooky, making it fun for kids of all ages, and everyone is encouraged to wear a costume and embark on a Halloween musical journey. The Halloween Spooktacular starts on October 26 at 1 p.m.

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Nicole Cormier is a hip-hop head with business ambitions who stumbled awkwardly into journalism in 2007 as Colorado Music Buzz’s hip-hop editor. She is the publisher and editor of the Colorado hip-hop e-magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.