Colorado Symphony returns to the Boettcher Concert Hall
After being nomadic for fifteen months, the Colorado Symphony will come back to Boettcher Concert Hall from September as part of its 2021/22 classic season with seventeen titles through forty-nine concerts.
The upcoming season will feature appearances by guest principal conductor Peter Oundjian, as well as weekend concerts with former Colorado Symphony musical directors Marin Alsop and Andrew Litton and former guest principal conductor Douglas Boyd. Resident conductor Christopher Dragon will also conduct the orchestra for two Classics concert weekends.
In addition to revered symphonic works by Mahler, Beethoven, Berlioz, Holst and more, the orchestra will perform pieces by composers Clarise Assad, Gabriela Lena Frank, Joan Towers, Jessie Montgomery and Florence Price. For the opening weekend, September 17-19, Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax joins Oundjian and the orchestra on Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto in a program with Barber’s Adagio for strings and that of Mussorgsky Pictures of an exhibition (arranged by Ravel).
Other guests for the season are violinists Karen Gomyo and Simone Porter, pianists Natasha Paremski, Joyce Yang, Ingrid Fliter and Awadagin Pratt, and saxophonist Steven Banks.
“Well over a calendar year has passed since we were able to entertain our customers with live music in the Boettcher Concert Hall,” said Jerome H. Kern, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Colorado Symphony, in a press release. “While it sounds like ages, in no way we let the music stop, bringing dozens of virtual and socially distant in-person performances to our community throughout the COVID-19 health pandemic. Now, as we come out of eighteen months of health and safety restrictions, we are excited to present a return season that showcases the virtuosity, skill and musicality of the only full-time professional orchestra in the Colorado. This season has been worth the wait and we look forward to welcoming customers back to us this fall.
Colorado Symphony Artistic Director Anthony Pierce said that “while the past fifteen months have been remarkably difficult for so many people, including performing arts organizations around the world, I am incredibly proud that when the need arises. was the most urgent, the Colorado Symphony shifted into high gear. occasion, delivering virtual and physically distanced live performances throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As we look to the return of normal operations in the lobby, we are excited to build on the successes we have enjoyed over the past decade in coming out of this pandemic with renewed energy and purpose,” continues Pierce. “This season will be a true celebration for our musicians and patrons, offering live symphonic music and shared concert experiences that will be exciting for people of all ages.
Subscription tickets for the 2021/22 season and customizable packages are on sale now, as well as flexible passes, which offer six ticket vouchers that guests can use for the best seats available for any concert of the season, exchangeable one week before the selected program.
Single tickets for all concerts will go on sale Wednesday, September 1, with a separate announcement preceding the date. For concert descriptions and ticket information, visit coloradosymphony.org or call the box office at 303-623-7876.
Preview of the 2021/22 Classics season:
September 17-19, 2021: Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 with Emmanuel Ax
October 1-3, 2021: Dvorak’s Symphony n ° 9 “From the New World”
October 15-17, 2021: Brahms Symphony n ° 1 directed by Christopher Dragon
November 5-7, 2021: Beethoven’s Symphony No.7
November 19-21, 2021: Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2 with Natasha Paremski
December 3-5, 2021: Elgar Enigma’s Variants
January 7-9, 2022: Marin Alsop
January 21-23, 2022: Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
February 11-13, 2022: at Berlioz Fantastic Symphony directed by Douglas Boyd
February 25-27, 2022: Beethoven Symphony No.5
March 11-13, 2022: Respighi Rome pines
March 25-27, 2022: Holst The planets directed by Peter Oundjian
April 8-10, 2022: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2
April 16, 2022: Mahler’s Symphony n ° 2 “Resurrection”
April 29 – May 1, 2022: Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Ingrid Fliter
May 13-15, 2022: Mahler’s Symphony No.5
May 27-29, 2022: Beethoven Symphony No.9 with the Colorado Symphony & Chorus