The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based out of Denver, Colorado that was established in 1989 as the successor to the Denver Symphony, which dissolved after over half a century as Colorado's most prominent symphony orchestra. Although the orchestra is known best for its performances of the standard repertoire of classical music, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs in a variety of modes and styles, from Pops and Family to Holiday and Summer Park concerts. With over 200,000 patrons each year, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has more than successfully taken on the mantle of its predecessor, and has ensured its role as Colorado's premier symphony orchestra.
Ellie Caulkins Opera HouseNovember 23, 2014 2:00 PM
1101 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204
With impressive rugged beauty in nearly ever corner of the state, ranging from cascading waterfalls, snow covered mountains that are prone to avalanches, unforgiving high desert territory, momentous rivers that carve deep into the earth's crust and dense evergreen forests, Colorado is a state that's difficult to not find artistic inspiration in. Feeling the pull of the Rocky Mountain State, husband wife team Nathaniel Merrill and Louise Sherman moved to Denver after rich histories working for the Metropolian Opera in New York City to found Opera Colorado 1981, though the company didn't hold its first performance till 1983. Over the decades of its existence, Opera Colorado has been a leading force for impressive operatic productions and a cornerstone of high art integrity amid the roughhewn American West.