The American Festival: Part I
Colorado Symphony – Boettcher Concert Hall
February 28, 7:30PM (MST)
Former principal clarinetist Bil Jackson kicks off The American Festival, showcasing masters who have created, perfected and expanded the American idiom in symphonic music. This program celebrates the work of living composer Kevin Puts and Bernstein’s iconic The Age of Anxiety, Symphony No. 2, titled after W.H. Auden’s poem of the same name.
Colorado Ballet – Newman Center
Saturday, March 28, 2PM (MST)
Enjoy this irresistible family adventure with Prokofiev’s familiar music, vibrant costumes, lively dancing and a spirited narration of the classic children’s story that demonstrates true bravery and imagination. With the help of his animal friends, clever young Peter captures a menacing wolf and becomes the hero of his village. This production will open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No.1, choreographed by Clark Tippet featuring music by Max Bruch.
Motown The Musical
Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Buell Theater
Tuesday, April 7, 7:30PM (MST)
It began as one man’s story…became everyone’s music…and is now Broadway’s musical. Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit Motown The Musical.
Opera Colorado | Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Tuesday, May 5, 7:30PM (MST)
Handsome Tamino is coerced into killing the high priest Sarastro while rescuing Pamina, the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night. He journeys far and wide to find her and along the way he meets a cast of unusual characters, many in the service of the evil Queen. This new Opera Colorado production focuses on the triumph of good over evil and what we do when faced with difficult decisions.