One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. The Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond.
We are delighted to announce that the Colorado Symphony has partnered with the Denver Public Library to provide a ticket voucher program for select symphony concerts.
- Vouchers will be awarded through a random lottery. Check here to enter during lottery dates listed below.
- Winners will be notified by a holds pickup notification. You will receive two vouchers, redeemable for two tickets.
- Redemption instructions are included with the vouchers and seating is based on availability.
LOTTERY CLOSED - ROUND TWO COMING SOON
Schubert Unfinished Symphony (Classics)
Friday, October 19 , 7:30 p.m.
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Michael Thornton, horn
Gould Spirituals for Orchestra
Gliere Concerto for Horn in B-flat major, Op. 91
Schubert Symphony in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
Wagner Prelude to Die Meistersinger
In his first Colorado Symphony appearance since 2004, guest conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the orchestra in a performance of varied works. Glière’s sweeping and unprecedentedly demanding Concerto for Horn is performed by Principal Horn Michael Thornton. Contrary to its name, Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony provides a complete, essential symphonic experience despite the mystery surrounding its incomplete status. In a stirring conclusion to the program, Wagner’s bright and virtuosic Prelude to Die Meistersinger introduces the opera’s most important themes in a beautifully self-contained fashion, making it a magnificent concert piece.
Halloween Spooktacular! (Family)
Sunday, October 28, 2:30 p.m.
It’s a spooktacular event for all boys and ghouls! This family-favorite concert features music from Harry Potter™ films and more! Costumes are encouraged — the best of the bunch will be invited to show off their creations on stage for the whole crowd! It’s a goulish-good time for every little monster and their mummy!
Drums of the World (Family)
Sunday, November 25, 2:30 p.m.
Colorado Symphony Percussionists
Marimba, bongos, bass drums, woodblocks, log drums, boo-bams, Chinese cymbals, metal trash cans, darabukkas, talking drums, plastic pipe, acoustic guitar, toy trumpet, tablespoons, Burma gongs, water can, crow call, tambourine, gankogui, and sleigh bells! These are just some of the percussion instruments that the virtuoso percussionists of your Colorado Symphony will be using in this dynamic concert that is fun for the entire family.
All Beethoven (Classics)
Sunday, December 2, 1:00 p.m.
Hans Graf, conductor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Beethoven Overture to Egmont, Op. 84
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral"
This season’s annual weekend of all-Beethoven performances highlights works of the world’s most revered and recognized composer: Ludwig van Beethoven. GRAMMY Award®—Winner Hans Graf takes the podium as your Colorado Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral,” which brims with color and texture as it transports listeners on a stroll through the Viennese countryside. Overture to Egmont, shows Beethoven at his most urgent and forceful in a piece full of power and fire. Inon Barnatan joins the ensemble as featured soloist on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 for a weekend showcasing the works of a symphonic legend.
Round Two: Lottery runs November 7, 3 p.m. - November 14, 3 p.m.
- A Classical Christmas – Saturday, December 8, 7:30 p.m.
- A Colorado Christmas – Saturday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.
- Holiday Brass – Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 p.m.
- Too Hot to Handel – Friday, December 21, 7:30 p.m.
Round Three: Lottery runs December 26, 3 p.m. - January 2, 2019 , 3 p.m.
- Dvorak Symphony No. 9 – Sunday, January 20, 1:00 p.m.
- Mendelssohn Double Concerto feat. Yumi Hwuang-Williams – Friday, February 1, 7:30 p.m.
- Symphonic Tribute to Comic Con V – Friday, February 8, 7:30 p.m.
- Beethoven Symphony No. 7 – Friday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Round Four: Lottery runs February 13, 3 p.m. - February 20, 3 p.m
- Peter and the Wolf feat. Magic Circle Mime Co. – Sunday, March 10, 2:30 p.m.
- Brahms Symphony No. 4 – Sunday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.
- Cinco de Mayo Fiesta para la Familia – Sunday, May 5, 2:30 p.m.
- Danny Elfman Violin Concerto feat. Sandy Cameron – Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.