Friday, July 16, 2010


Who: The Colorado Symphony and Mexican Guest Conductor Enrique Barrios
What: Free Concert - Biennial of the Americas 2010 with the Colorado Symphony
When: Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex at Curtis and 14th Streets

Tickets: Tickets for this concert are free to the public and available at the Colorado Symphony Box Office, located inside Boettcher Concert Hall at in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 1000 14th St. –at Curtis in downtown Denver , or by calling 303.623.7876. Summer box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Colorado Symphony celebrates the 2010 Biennial of the Americas with a concert at Boettcher Concert Hall. This concert is free to the public and presented in partnership by the Colorado Symphony, the Mexican Consulate, the Mexican Cultural Center , the Biennial of the Americas 2010 and Target. The program will showcase symphonic music by composers from the United States , Mexico , Brazil and Argentina.

Guest Conductor Enrique Barrios will also come to Denver to take part in the celebrations of the Government of Mexico due to the Bicentennial of Independence Movement and the Centennial of the Revolution War.

“Having Maestro Enrique Barrios as guest conductor with the Colorado Symphony will let Denver communities appreciate the talent of a Mexican national with an exceptional career,” said the Consul General of Mexico in Denver , Eduardo Arnal.

Born in Mexico City in 1955, Barrios is currently coordinator of the National System of Music Promotion of the Mexican Government. During his career as a musician, he has performed as music director of the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra in Mexico , as well as associate director of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra among others. His career has taken him around the world, performing in places such as China , France , Germany , Italy , Russia , Spain , United Kingdom , United States and his home country Mexico among many others.

In his appearance with the Colorado Symphony, Barrios will lead the orchestra in a program that showcases Mexican pieces such as Huapango by Jose Pablo Moncayo, Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas, El Salón Mexico by Aaron Copland, Two Dances from Estancia by Alberto Ginastera and much more.

The Colorado Symphony performs a full line-up of summer outdoor concerts in July. Visit the Colorado Symphony’s website at for more information or call the Colorado Symphony Box Office at 303.623.7876.

Join the Colorado Symphony for the spectacular 2010/11 season, full of energetic new programs, exciting guest artists and a brand new roster of guest conductors from around the globe. This season must be seen to be believed! To purchase a subscription, contact the Colorado Symphony Box Office, located at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Subscriptions can also be purchased through the Colorado Symphony by telephone 303.623.7876. All season performances are held in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis Streets. Single tickets will go on sale for the 2010/11 season in August.