Curiosity
Oct
26
3:30 PM15:30

Curiosity

A Family Concert For All Ages: Perfectly Imperfect

This year’s educative and interactive show-within-a-concert presents the theme Perfectly Imperfect — about a visitor who comes to Earth to discover why we have the best music in the galaxy. This unique concert explores the many diverse elements that come together to create the magic of Symphonic music.

CONCERT MUSIC WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS FROM MOZART’S VIOLIN CONCERTO IN G, ROSSINI’S WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE, MOZART’S SYMPHONY 40, GRIEG’S MORNING MOOD, STRAUSS’ ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA, JOHN WILLIAMS’ CANTINA SONG FROM STAR WARS, BEETHOVEN’S 5TH SYMPHONY, AND STRAUSS’ RADETZKY MARCH… AND MORE!




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Curiosity
Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

Curiosity

A Family Concert For All Ages: Perfectly Imperfect

This year’s educative and interactive show-within-a-concert presents the theme Perfectly Imperfect — about a visitor who comes to Earth to discover why we have the best music in the galaxy. This unique concert explores the many diverse elements that come together to create the magic of Symphonic music.

CONCERT MUSIC WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS FROM MOZART’S VIOLIN CONCERTO IN G, ROSSINI’S WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE, MOZART’S SYMPHONY 40, GRIEG’S MORNING MOOD, STRAUSS’ ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA, JOHN WILLIAMS’ CANTINA SONG FROM STAR WARS, BEETHOVEN’S 5TH SYMPHONY, AND STRAUSS’ RADETZKY MARCH… AND MORE!




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Off The Rails
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Off The Rails

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Zhou Tian: Transcend (Premiere Commission)

Aaron Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Jennifer Higdon: Loco

Brian LaGuardia: Rhapsody in Orange (World Premiere Commission)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasilieras No. 2, Movement 4: The Little Train of the Caipira

Symphonic music takes us into the most unexpected places — in Off the Rails, we take you where no locomotive has gone before! We premiere Chinese-American composer Zhou Tian’s Transcend, a meditation and tribute to the people involved in the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Not knowing where our fortunes will lead, we traverse further into the west and chance upon an old American love story in Copland’s ballet Rodeo. Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jennifer Higdon, and Brian LaGuardia get us back on the rails traversing across the Americas with The Little Train of the CaipiraLoco and the world premiere of Rhapsody in Orange — inspired by Orange Blossom Special.

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Children's Discovery Concert
Nov
13
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Discovery Concert

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Symphonic, Not Classical

Join Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Professor Snooty von Classicus, Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes and your Arapahoe Philharmonic, as we take you on a “symphonic” tour through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, and all the way to 2019! Students will learn about the different styles and time periods of symphonic music, and that not everything we play is “classical” music. In an interactive format, students will also learn about concert etiquette and experience orchestral instrument demonstrations before and during the concert.

The Children’s Discovery Concert is open to the public. Individuals not associated with a school group should purchase tickets through the “Buy Tickets” link above. School groups should use the registration forms found on the Children’s Discovery Concert page.

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Holiday Movie Night
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

Holiday Movie Night

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Alan Silvestri, arr. Jerry Brubaker: The Polar Express

Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Adam Shugar: Hanukkah Overture

Jerry Brubaker: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A Christmas Story Suite, featuring selections from Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyFerde Grofé and Sergei Prokofiev

And much more!

Family movie nights are one of most pleasant and comforting holiday traditions. This holiday season we invite you to join us for a live symphonic movie music soundscape! Kick off your holiday traditions with your friends, family and the Arapahoe Phil! You’ll hear music from The Polar ExpressA Charlie Brown ChristmasHow the Grinch Stole Christmas and much more. Also included are Adam Shugar’s Hanukkah Overture and “A Christmas Story Suite” featuring excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.

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Genius
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

Genius

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - SYMPHONY NO. 40 IN G MINOR

CLAY ALLEN: STARRY MESSENGER - VISIONS OF GALILEO (WORLD PREMIERE)

AUSTIN WINTORY - THE FERMI PARADOX

FREDERIC CHOPIN - PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2, MOVEMENT 1 - JESSICA ZHANG, PIANO

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The Jazz Age
Feb
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Jazz Age

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony

Duke Ellington: Black, Brown and Beige

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite

arr. Calvin Custer: A Salute to the Big Bands

As much as dance music has influenced the symphony, the modern orchestra would be monochromatic without the influence of American Jazz. This program features an all-star lineup of some of the greatest works that migrated into the symphonic concert hall. William Grant Still used “longing, sorrowful, humor, voodoo, lament, and aspiration” to describe his Afro-American Symphony.  From spiritual to swing, Duke Ellington’s timeless Black, Brown, and Beige sings the struggles, triumphs and emergence of the black experience in America. George Gershwin’s operatic blues, syncopations, spirituals and reveries from Porgy and Bess are arranged as a suite by his longtime Hollywood collaborator Robert Russell Bennett, which includes “Clara, Clara,” “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’” and “Oh Lord, I’m on My Way.”

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Apotheosis of the Dance
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Apotheosis of the Dance

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

Jack Frerer: World Premiere Commission

Winner of the 2019–2020 T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition

“Jumping in the air, tearing his arms asunder, hiding under the podium,” are just a few of the descriptions from Beethoven conducting the premiere of his Symphony No. 7. One is moved to jump out of the seat and boogie-woogie, upon hearing the intoxicating elixir of rhythms and tunes from Beethoven’s most popular Symphony. Composer-in-residence Jack Frerer will present his newest creation, and our latest T. Gordon Parks Concerto Winner will dazzle you like no other.

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Dance
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

Dance

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - SYMPHONY NO. 7

SERGEI PROKOFIEV - PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2
Patrick Orr — Piano (International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival Concerto Competition Winner)

GREGORY T.S. WALKER - DREAM N. THE HOOD (FOR RAPPER AND ORCHESTRA)



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Danza Final
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Danza Final

Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Alberto Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia

Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 4 and 5

Camille Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale, from Samson and Delilah

Florence Price: Dances in the Canebrakes

Our festivities come to a dizzying and culminating finale, as we light off everything we can before the fireworks finish! The orchestra brings a dance to life like nothing else, and we feature the most rousing and electrifying waltzes, bacchanals, masquerades and malambos from Ravel, Ginastera, Respighi, Brahms, Saint-Saëns and Florence Price. Dance your way around the globe as our season comes to a bombastic close!


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Arapahoe Philharmonic Concert 1: Slavic Rock
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Arapahoe Philharmonic Concert 1: Slavic Rock

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Zoltán Kodály: Dances of Galanta

Antonín Dvořák: Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 and 8, Op. 46 and Nos. 2 and 7, Op. 72

Rachmaninoff had all but retired in Los Angeles before pouring his soul out one last time in the Symphonic Dances, which invigorates and mesmerizes orchestras and audiences alike with its rhythms, harmonies and melodies. Zoltan Kodály and Antonín Dvořák mix Slavic rock n’ roll into much of their symphonic music. Experience the adventure of the wandering gypsy, as the Dances of Galanta and Slavonic Dances spirit you away to the Bohemian country-side, to dance and be merry!

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Englewood Summer Concert
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Englewood Summer Concert

  • 1000 Englewood Parkway Englewood, CO, 80110 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Sounds of Summer Concert Series provides a unique opportunity to connect with the families of Englewood and surrounding communities to build relationships and interact with your neighbors. On four separate Thursday evenings this summer, starting at 6:30PM, the Englewood City Center amphitheater will be filled with hundreds of music lovers enjoying the sounds of summer. 

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Orchestra Rocks: Link Up! With Carnegie Hall
Apr
29
to Apr 30

Orchestra Rocks: Link Up! With Carnegie Hall

  • Mattie Kelly Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Devin Patrick Hughes
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Rocks is the end-of-the-year performance for local students who participate in the region’s first Carnegie Hall Link Up! program. The program features a year-long music curriculum & fun classroom activities that culminate in this interactive concert with the NFSO at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.

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Mozart Requiem & Stars of Tomorrow
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart Requiem & Stars of Tomorrow

Devin Patrick Hughes
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem Mass

Sheila Dunn, Soprano

Hanan Tarabay, Alto

Roderick George, Tenor

Corey McKern, Baritone

Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale

Lois Henry, Conductor

Niceville High School Singers

Michael Dye, Conductor

Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto: Allegro Moderato

Robin Tozzie, Violin

Franz Joseph Haydn: Piano Concerto: Vivace

Parker Wolf, Piano

Antonín Dvořák, Cello Concerto: Finale

Will Taylor, Cello

Preconcert talk with Maestro Hughes on the main-stage at 6:30 PM

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Family Concert: Out of This World!
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Family Concert: Out of This World!

Devin Patrick Hughes
Arapahoe Philharmonic

John Williams - selections from Star Wars

John Williams - Adventures on Earth, from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Gustav Holst - Mars, Jupiter and Uranus, from The Planets

Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra (opening)

Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek Through the Years

John Williams - Superman March

A special program designed for the whole family to enjoy!
Come early to visit the instrument petting zoo.

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Marquez & Bartok
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Marquez & Bartok

  • Fisher Auditorium on the Englewood Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Devin Patrick Hughes
Arapahoe Philharmonic
Indigo Fischer, Flute

Winner of the T. Gordon Parks Concerto Competition

Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Concerto

Béla Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra

Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.

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STORY
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

STORY

Devin Patrick Hughes
Boulder Symphony

John Williams: Highlights from Jurassic Park

Paul Dukas: Sorcerer’s Apprentice

John Williams: Star Wars Force Awakens

John Williams: Adventures on Earth from E.T.

Michael Giacchino: The Incredibles

John Williams: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Pre-Concert Talk is at 6:15 PM in the Chapel

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EVOLVE
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

EVOLVE

Devin Patrick Hughes
Boulder Symphony
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

JEAN SIBELIUS - ROMANCE

JONATHAN BINGHAM - VIOLIN CONCERTO (WORLD PREMIERE)

DANIEL KELLOGG - PHOENIX RISING 

INTERMISSION

JEAN SIBELIUS - SYMPHONY NO. 2

The Pre-Concert Talk is at 6:15 PM in the Chapel

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BMoCA + Boulder Symphony Mashup
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

BMoCA + Boulder Symphony Mashup

  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Free for Friends With Benefits members

$20 admission for general public

Cash bar available

Join us for an evening with BMoCA’s Friends With Benefits members, Boulder Symphony and friends! Enjoy a guided tour of BMoCA’s spring exhibition, hear music performed by Boulder Symphony, and engage with a discussion about the creation of new works of art.

Musicians from Boulder Symphony will perform select works from throughout history, including music by Boulder Symphony Composer-in-Residence Jonathan Bingham, whose newest piece will be premiered by the full orchestra on February 23rd.

We’ll watch a short film by local filmmaker Kim Johnson which details the process of composing a piece of music inspired by art, and creating a new work of art inspired by music.

Jonathan Bingham (composer), Will Day (visual artist), and Devin Patrick Hughes (Music Director & Conductor of Boulder Symphony) will discuss painter-composer-orchestra collaborations, and speak from their recent experience.

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Peter Versus The Wolf
Feb
19
10:00 AM10:00

Peter Versus The Wolf

Devin Patrick Hughes
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra

For 30 years, the NFSO has provided a free annual concert for Okaloosa & Walton fifth-grade students with specialized youth oriented programming & teacher’s curriculum. In addition, the NWF State College Fine Arts Division sponsors a popular “Picture the Music” art contest in conjunction with the annual theme of the NFSO 5th Graders concerts. Cash prizes are awarded to winners and all artwork is displayed in the lobby of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Mainstage Theater.

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Night At The Movies
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

Night At The Movies

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Devin Patrick Hughes
Arapahoe Philharmonic
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Violin Concerto

arr. Sayre - Medley from The Wizard of Oz

John Williams - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

John Powell - How to Train Your Dragon

Wintory, arr. B. LaGuardia - Banner Saga

Dukas - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

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ARRIVAL Music of ABBA with NFSO
Jan
12
7:30 PM19:30

ARRIVAL Music of ABBA with NFSO

Devin Patrick Hughes
Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra
ARRIVAL from Sweden

This production has all of the features a great ABBA show needs: lovely costumes, extremely talented musicians and breathtaking singers joined by the NFSO and Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes. ARRIVAL from Sweden has been touted as the world’s greatest ABBA tribute band, with sold-out shows all over the world, performances in more than 50 countries since 1995 and 25 sold-out tours in the USA since 2005.

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HOME
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

HOME

Devin Patrick Hughes
Boulder Symphony

JOHN ADAMS - A SHORT RIDE IN A FAST MACHINE

SARAH KIRKLAND-SNIDER - HIRAETH (COLORADO PREMIERE)

INTERMISSION

CLAUDE DEBUSSY - LA MER

The Pre-Concert Talk is at 6:15 in the Chapel

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Children's Discovery Concert
Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Children's Discovery Concert

  • Denver First Church of the Nazarene (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Devin Patrick Hughes
Arapahoe Philharmonic

Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf

Camille Saint-Saëns - Carnival of the Animals

There is no better way to introduce your child to classical music than with a fairytale and comical music depicting animals. We invite you and your family to join us for a concert in which the music of Prokofiev and Saint-Saëns help guide the imagination through musical storytelling!

Instrument demonstrations will begin at 9:30 a.m.

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CURIOSITY
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

CURIOSITY

Devin Patrick Hughes
Boulder Symphony

Join Boulder Symphony for our Annual Children's Halloween Concert -- now renamed our annual Curiosity Concert!

This year's theme explores how music plays an important role in culture, how culture helps to shape music, and how to celebrate and be united by music across the globe. 

The concert will feature fun character favorites such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his clever narration through stories from various cultures, some fun and charming new characters, and an amazing variety of symphonic music!

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LOVE
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

LOVE

Devin Patrick Hughes
Boulder Symphony

MOHAMMED FAIROUZ - PAX UNIVERSALIS

ROBERT SCHUMANN - PIANO CONCERTO, A MINOR

INTERMISSION

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - SCHEHERAZADE

The Pre-Concert Talk is at 6:15 PM in the Chapel

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Alpine Bank's Salute to the USA
Jul
3
7:45 PM19:45

Alpine Bank's Salute to the USA

The 32nd annual Alpine Bank's Salute to the USA in Harry A. Nottingham Park takes place on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 starting at 5:00 p.m.

We invite you to take part in the family friendly festivities going on throughout the park with face painters, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon sculptors, magicians, and so much more! Bring your blanket and enjoy festival style food favorites from fresh squeezed lemonade and funnel cakes to mini-donuts and roasted ears of corn. Relax and get ready for the most amazing fireworks display the State of Colorado has to offer - 10,000 shells explode in a pyrotechnic extravaganza of dazzling color and sound. You won't want to miss this hallmark event - Salute to the USA will quickly become a tradition in your family! 


7:45 - 9:15 p.m. | Arapahoe Philharmonic
9:15 p.m. | Colorado's greatest display of fireworks!

The program will include works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Morton Gould, and John Williams.

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Order and Chaos
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Order and Chaos

  • Fisher Auditorium on the Englewood Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Igor Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring pianist Jamie Shaak

Pre-concert talk with Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes at 6:45 p.m. Classic Children's Corner at 7:10 p.m. for kids of all ages.

An Arapahoe Philharmonic Concert

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Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Apr
22
2:30 PM14:30

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) (semi-staged)

Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of amazing music to deliver its life-affirming message: love conquers all. A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and tasked with rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter from a mysterious group of priests. Undergoing trials of virtue, discretion, and charity, they realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. 

An Arapahoe Philharmonic Production

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Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Apr
21
7:30 PM19:30

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

  • Fisher Auditorium on the Englewood Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) semi-staged opera production

Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of amazing music to deliver its life-affirming message: love conquers all. A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and tasked with rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter from a mysterious group of priests. Undergoing trials of virtue, discretion, and charity, they realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. 

An Arapahoe Philharmonic Production

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La Traviata
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

La Traviata

  • First Presbyterian Church Concert Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

GIUSEPPE VERDI - LA TRAVIATA

The toast of the opera repertoire, La Traviata sees the famed courtesan Violetta Valery navigate the twists and turns of the one thing she hoped never to come up against: love. The attentions of the love-struck Alfredo turns Violetta’s safe world upside down, making her question whether this young man is worth giving up her independence. On the request of Alfredo’s father, Violetta shows herself to be much more than any man has ever given her credit for, leading to a seeming betrayal which spirals both her and Alfredo to their tragic conclusions. La Traviata features one of Verdi’s most beautiful scores, from the rousing brindisi to some of the most romantic moments in all opera. A timeless romantic classic that has no chance at a happy ending, La Traviata is a must-see.

A Boulder Symphony Production

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