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.

Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall’s unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognizable artists of our time.

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.

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