Colorado Symphony

"Pink Martini is like a romantic Hollywood musical of the 1940s or 50s, but with a global perspective which is modern," says founder and artistic director Thomas M. Lauderdale. "We bring melodies and rhythms from different parts of the world together to create something which is new and beautiful." The Portland, Oregon-based 'little orchestra' was founded in 1994 by Lauderdale, a Harvard graduate and classically trained pianist, to play political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, the environment, affordable housing and public broadcasting.

The Colorado Symphony presents Bela Fleck: The Return of the Banjo on Friday & Saturday,  April 1 and 2 at 7:30pm both nights at Boettcher Concert Hall.

The genre-defying king of the banjo, Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy® history, and has taken home thirteen of the awards to date. For these performances, acclaimed conductor Jose Luis Gomez leads Fleck in the regional premier of his second Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra, a piece co-commissioned by the Colorado Symphony.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Don't miss Preservation Hall at The Colorado Symphony as they celebrate over 50 years of the music that embodies a joyful, timeless spirit!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be playing at Colorado Symphony's Boettcher Concert Hall on Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30 PM.

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Colorado Symphony Orchestra music director Andrew Litton visited "Take Note" with Susan Gatschet Reese to preview their weekend performances of the Gershwin opera Porgy & Bess.

January 25, 2014 Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver

 Let’s get right to the most important fact: Dianne Reeves is the greatest living jazz singer. And she gives the dead ones a run for their money too. Pick any aspect: phrasing, intonation, soul, emotion, interpretation, range, control, improvisation. She has it all. And she knows how to use it. Those last three on the list, in particular, conspire to create remarkable and breathtaking jumps of an octave or more during her improvisational scat solos. That’s just one example of why Reeves is such a pleasure to hear.

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