The Colorado Symphony has announced its 2022-2023 season, and the orchestra will once again perform a full lineup of in-person performances at downtown Boettcher Concert Hall. Programming includes presentations of classic works and a lineup of esteemed guest artists, including celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman and Broadway icon Bernadette Peters.
This will be the first full season led by new principal conductor Peter Oundjian.
“The Colorado Symphony and I are thrilled to present a captivating season with music from a diverse and talented roster of composers, featuring a blend of old and new, all performed by a collection of some of the finest musicians in the world,” Oundjian said in a statement.
On Nov. 12 Peters will perform songs from hit musicals like “Hello, Dolly!,” “A Little Night Music,” “Into the Woods” and more. And for one night only, on Sept. 10, Perlman will join the orchestra to present a set of beloved Hollywood film scores for violin, as well as Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.
The season also includes a number of pop culture tributes and collaborations with popular artists. The Colorado Symphony will offer special performances of the scores of film favorites like “Hocus Pocus,” “Home Alone,” “Frozen,” “Elf” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” as part of its Movie at the Symphony series, as well as tributes to John Williams and ABBA. This season also marks the launch of the Symphony’s Imagination Artist Series, a collaboration with three contemporary artists: Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Colorado musician Nathaniel Rateliff and Broadway star Mary-Mitchell Campbell, who will lead a tribute to Stephen Sondheim.
“Throughout our 2022/23 Season, we’ll be encouraging audiences to join us in imagining the possibilities of what live, symphonic music can be,” Chief Artistic Officer Anthony Pierce said in a statement. “As a conductor and leader of the highest caliber, Peter’s appointment as our Principal Conductor has been transformational, bringing enormous credibility to our core Classics repertoire and we’re thrilled that audiences will have the chance to enjoy his work on the podium for years to come.”
You can purchase subscription tickets to the 2022-2023 season, as well as flex passes offering best-available seats to six concerts of your choice, now. Single tickets will be available July 18. Until then, you can check out the remaining shows in Colorado Symphony’s 2021-2022 season, which includes a series of collaborations with popular artists at Red Rocks.
This story has been updated to clarify that Itzhak Perlman will join the orchestra for one night only.