Colorado Symphony hosts second annual donor appreciation concert

Community of Symphony supporters enjoy sneak preview of 2011/12 season, including selections from Mussorgsky's Dawn on the Moskva River, Rossini's Overture to The Barber of Seville and Mozart's Symphony No. 40
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Sept. 9, 2011 - PRLog -- Colorado Symphony donors and special guests will enjoy an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming 2011/12 season at the Symphony's second annual Donor Appreciation Concert on Wednesday, September 14. A gathering for the community of people whose support makes Colorado Symphony concerts and programs possible, the Donor Appreciation Concert features selections from several of the beautiful works showcased in the 2011/12 Masterworks series, plus a few exquisite surprises. From Rossini's The Barber of Seville to Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, the concert program sparkles with many of the orchestral gems that concertgoers will look forward to in the coming season.

Led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil, the event is a meaningful way for the Colorado Symphony to say "thank you" to donors, community leaders and music lovers whose support sustains the non-profit organization on a yearly basis. Concert planners, who hope to double attendance numbers in the event's second year, will open the doors for seating at 5:30 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are required for this "by invitation only" event. Donors may request their ticket(s) by calling the Colorado Symphony Box Office at 303.623.7876 or emailing

The Colorado Symphony 2011/12 Pops Series opens with a fusion of jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music on Saturday, September 17 as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings its special recipe for high-voltage rhythms to Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall. Then, superstar violinist Joshua Bell joins conductor Peter Oundjian and the Colorado Symphony on Sunday, September 18 for a spectacular One Night Only Special concert. To learn more about the 2011/12 season, visit

More than 4,000 individuals, along with a group of generous corporations and foundations make up the supporting body that sustains the Colorado Symphony with philanthropic support. The Colorado Symphony thanks all of its donors, sponsors and underwriters - including the 2011/12 season sponsors: United Airlines, The Denver Post, Genesis Inc., and the citizens of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) as well as local foundations such as the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Gates Family Foundation, and the Boettcher Foundation.

Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Scott O'Neil, resident conductor

Selections from the program include
GLINKA: Russlan and Ludmilla Overture
MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550, (First Movement)
Mussorgsky: Dawn on the Moskva River, prelude for orchestra (from Khovanshchina)
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (Second Movement)
Rossini: The Barber of Seville: Overture
Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88 (Second Movement)
Bizet: L'Arlésienne, Suite No. 2, Farandole          

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Doors open for seating at 5:30 p.m. / Concert begins at 6:30 p.m.

Boettcher Concert Hall


All Colorado Symphony donors at the $75 level and higher were mailed printed invitations. Tickets are limited to two non-transferable tickets per donor household. Donors may request their ticket(s) by calling the Colorado Symphony Box Office at 303.623.7876 or emailing Space is limited. Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.

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The state’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. The Colorado Symphony presents 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. 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 about the Colorado Symphony, visit
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