Chicago joins Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks

Rock legends Chicago join Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks; concert concludes Colorado Symphony's new Symphony on the Rocks summer series
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July 7, 2011 - PRLog -- The Colorado Symphony's "Symphony on the Rocks" Summer Series concludes with Chicago - one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock groups of all time - on Sunday, July 24 at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Performing for more than 40 years, this iconic band has sold in excess of 38 million units in the U.S. alone and continues to tour the world. Chicago's epic journey includes 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and five Gold singles. The band has never broken up.

At Red Rocks, Chicago and the Colorado Symphony will feature many of the band's classic songs, including "Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon" ("Make Me Smile" medley) from the band's breakthrough album "Chicago II," and "Saturday in the Park" from "Chicago V." Led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil, highlights are guaranteed to include many signature Chicago tunes, such as "(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" from "Chicago VII," "Hard to Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" from "Chicago 16," and "You're the Inspiration" and "Hard Habit to Break" from "Chicago 17," the band's most commercially successful recording. Tickets for Chicago with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks are now on sale and start from $40.

The Colorado Symphony's concert with Chicago at Red Rocks concludes a summer of rare orchestral collaborations with artists that concertgoers would not normally expect to see performing with a symphony orchestra, including R&B superstars Boyz II Men. The Colorado Symphony has more collaborations planned for July 2011, including the sold out orchestral debut of GRAMMY® Award-winner Sarah McLachlan and an evening with Broadway star Idina Menzel of Wicked and Glee fame.

The 2011/12 Pops Series delves into more exciting symphonic arrangements featuring artists such as culturemashers, Ozomatli; recent GRAMMY® nominee for Best Male Vocal Country Performance, David Nail; Denver's iconic indie band, DeVotchka; and the quintessentially American alternative rock band, Guster.

Colorado Symphony - Chicago
Scott O'Neil, resident conductor

Sunday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m., 2011

Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver. Coming from Downtown, take I-70 west to exit 259, turn left at the bottom of the Morrison exit ramp, cruise on downhill 1.5 miles to the Red Rocks Park entrance. Coming from south Denver, take C-470 to the Morrison exit, turn west and follow the signs to the Park entrances.
Here's a tip to avoid some traffic: You can also exit C-470 at Highway 285. Take it west to Highway 8 and then come north to the Amphitheatre.

Tickets - Chicago with the Colorado Symphony: Tickets are currently on sale and start from $40. Tickets are sold at the Colorado Symphony Box Office at, by calling (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979, or in-person in the lobby vyzpt of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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Originally established in 1989 as the successor to the Denver Symphony, the Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and throughout the Front Range, presenting outstanding education and outreach programs, as well as Masterworks, Pops, Holiday, Family, and the exciting new "Inside the Score" series that has attracted a historic level of first-time concertgoers. By presenting music that is both timeless and inspiring, while taking risks with new musical collaborations and interactive concerts, the Colorado Symphony is attracting more diverse and younger audiences than ever before. To date, 30 percent of the 2010/11 season concertgoers are new patrons. The increasing popularity of Colorado Symphony concerts as well as a strong fund-raising base not only re-affirms the artistic excellence of the orchestra, but also reflects the deep-rooted enthusiasm for symphonic music felt by so many individuals across the region. For more information, visit
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