Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Performances include Kathleen Battle, Olga Kern, Itzhak Perlman, Principal Guest Conductor Douglas Boyd, Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop and Guest Conductor Peter Oundjian, plus Idina Menzel, Ben Folds, Brandi Carlile, Pink Martini, The Airborne Toxic Event and a Tribute to Elvis Presley on the Pops Series.

DENVER (August 10, 2010) -- The Colorado Symphony announces today that all single tickets for the 2010/11 concert season will be on sale to the general public on Monday, August 16. 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. The Symphony’s line-up for the 2010/11 season features special appearances by famed soprano Kathleen Battle, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, Broadway star Idina Menzel and many others. This season includes Masterworks, Pops, Family and Holiday Series, as well as a brand new multi-disciplinary series, Inside the Score, which gives concertgoers an opportunity to experience classical music from the inside out.

One Night Specials

Kathleen Battle – September 18, 2010

Kathleen Battle's lyric soprano voice and unique artistry have captivated audiences around the world, making her one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. Miss Battle will entertain with a program of classical gems, American standards and spirituals.

Disney in Concert – December 29, 2010

Memorable songs from the best Disney films, including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lion King are performed by guest vocalists. Produced visuals, including rare original storyboard artwork and video from the films, allow audiences to enjoy their favorite Disney music in a whole new way.

Itzhak Perlman – April 27, 2011

One of the pre-eminent violinists of our time, Itzhak Perlman is known for his brilliant technique, direct interpretation and precision. The incomparable musician and classical music personality never ceases to bring audiences to their feet every time he performs.

Elvis Costello – Date TBA

Elvis Costello, aka The Pope of Pop, has been a musical icon since the mid 1970s. Today he is regarded as one of the most influential and popular singer/songwriters in modern music. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Elvis Costello with your own Colorado Symphony.


The 2010/11 Masterworks Series celebrates the greatest compositions of all time with some fun and entertaining surprises. Beethoven and Slavic Festivals, the latter with masterpieces by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Dvoøák and Rimsky-Korsakov blend with audience favorites like Mozart’s Requiem, Grieg’s Peer Gynt, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Vaughan Williams’ Greensleeves, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Gershwin’s An American in Paris, plus works by Bach, Ravel and Copland.

Inside the Score

Experience classical music from the inside out. Associate Conductor Scott O’Neil and guests bring you the greatest themes and symphonic masterpieces of all time, wrapped up in a brand new package of fun. Whether you are new to symphonic music or are a seasoned concertgoer, this innovative new series offers a common ground to meet, learn and be entertained. With the addition of audio, visuals and the blending of dance and spoken word, Inside the Score promises to be one of the most exciting and entertaining offerings of the decade.

Pops Series

It’s a brand spanking new Pops Series. From tributes to legends Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley and screenings of cinematic classics like The Sound of Music and Psycho accompanied by the Colorado Symphony, this series has something for everyone. Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch is joined by Idina Menzel from Wicked and superstar Sandi Patty in an all American patriotic celebration. A new focus on contemporary artists and bands brings you the likes of Brandi Carlile, Ben Folds, Pink Martini, Bowfire and The Airborne Toxic Event.

Family Series

The 2010/11 Family Series is the best yet. Join Lemony Snicket in The Composer is Dead, a curious mystery about the killing of a composer. The mega-popular Drums of the World features the virtuoso percussionists of the Colorado Symphony. Back by popular demand, perennial favorite Colorado Christmas features your favorite holiday music, this year with the addition of dancers. Dvoøák Comes to America in the annual Side-by-Side concert with the Colorado Symphony and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. In Beethoven Lives Upstairs, a young boy struggles to appreciate his new neighbor, Ludwig Van Beethoven. The concert features selections from Beethoven’s greatest compositions, including the Symphony No. 5. Casey at the Bat celebrates the connections between sports and music, our favorite national pastimes.

Holiday Series

December in Colorado is a magical time of family, fun and festivities. These extraordinary holiday programs are designed to offer gifts for every musical taste. Colorado Christmas is spruced up with your favorite holiday tunes and this year with the addition of dancers; and Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch is joined by Denver ’s own Dianne Reeves for A Jazz Christmas.

Don’t miss Handel’s greatest masterpiece when the Colorado Symphony presents Messiah by Candlelight in Denver ’s historic Montview Presbyterian Church. For another take on Handel’s handiwork, Conductor Laureate Marin Alsop presents Too Hot to Handel, the Gospel version of Messiah, now in its 12th year.

While the children are home during the holidays, take them to Disney in Concert, the family friendly concert celebration featuring music and visuals from your favorite Disney productions like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King.

Last but not least, usher in the New Year with Associate Conductor Scot O’Neil and the Colorado Symphony in A Night in Vienna, featuring energetic waltzes, polkas and marches.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.coloradosymphony.org or through the Colorado Symphony Box Office located at Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Tickets can be purchase by phone by calling the Symphony Box Office at 303.623.7876. The box office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., as well as 90 minutes before each performance. All performances are held in Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis St .

Ticket prices for Masterworks, Pops, Inside the Score and Holiday Series start at $19. Tickets for Family Series are $28 for adults and $13 for children, all seats. Tickets for One Night Specials start at $29.

A full description of all concerts and images can be obtained by contacting Rachel Perez Tetreault or visiting www.coloradosymphony.org