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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
EVOLVE
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

EVOLVE

Devin Patrick Hughes
Boulder Symphony
Charles Wetherbee, Violin

JONATHAN BINGHAM - VIOLIN CONCERTO (WORLD PREMIERE)

DANIEL KELLOGG - PHOENIX RISING (COLORADO PREMIERE)

INTERMISSION

JEAN SIBELIUS - SYMPHONY NO. 2

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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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.

View Event →

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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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!

View Event →
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

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
Bohemian Rhapsodies
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Bohemian Rhapsodies

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

Antonín Dvorák: Symphony No. 8

Mason Bates: Warehouse Medicine from the B-sides

Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B minor

Kelcey Howell, cello

  • T. Gordon Parks: Concerto Competition Winner Concerto

Winner sponsored by Universal Music Company. 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

View Event →
From Austria to America - Sunday
Nov
12
2:30 PM14:30

From Austria to America - Sunday

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto, featuring clarinetist Jason Richard Olney

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, featuring bassoonist Daniel Nester

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

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.  Sunday Matinee Performance.

An Arapahoe Philharmonic Concert

View Event →
From Austria to America - Friday
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

From Austria to America - Friday

Aaron Copland: Clarinet Concerto, featuring clarinetist Jason Richard Olney

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto, featuring bassoonist Daniel Nester

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

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.  This program is repeated on Sunday, November 12.

An Arapahoe Philharmonic Concert

View Event →
Annual Kids Halloween Extravaganza Concert
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Kids Halloween Extravaganza Concert

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

WHO KILLED CLASSICAL MUSIC?  A FUN-FILLED FAMILY CONCERT FEATURING A MURDER MYSTERY THAT EXPLORES HOW CLASSICAL MUSIC HAS EVOLVED OVER THE CENTURIES

We are celebrating our 5th year presenting an Annual Halloween Kids' Extravaganza Concert!

Featuring a murder mystery involving entertaining characters such as Mozart and his friends, this concert is a must-see annual event with fun for all ages.  

Geared towards kids and families, the concert presents a Halloween educational play, kids & adults costume contests, Trick-Or-Treating, and a musical instrument petting zoo.

A Boulder Symphony Concert

View Event →
Of God and Men
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Of God and Men

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

Gustav Holst: The Planets

Jonathan Bingham: World Premiere Commission

Silent Auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Pre-concert talk with Maestro Devin Patrick Hughes and composer Jonathan Bingham at 6:45 p.m.

An Arapahoe Philharmonic Concert

View Event →
Destiny Fulfilled
Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

Destiny Fulfilled

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, featuring soprano Lauren Sawyer

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

View Event →
Westin Salute to the USA
Jul
3
7:45 PM19:45

Westin Salute to the USA

Presented by Slifer Smith & Frampton
The 31st annual Westin Salute to the USA Presented by Slifer Smith & Frampton in Harry A. Nottingham Park takes place on Monday, July 3, 2017 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! 

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

View Event →
Free Summer Community Concert
Jul
2
3:00 PM15:00

Free Summer Community Concert

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

Let us introduce you to our new primary concert venue, Fisher Auditorium on The Englewood Campus!

Most of our performances during the 2017–2018 concert season will take place at Fisher Auditorium located in the newly-renovated Englewood High School facility. This will be a fun, FREE introductory concert so you can experience the venue and enjoy an entertaining summer pops concert.

The program will include works by Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Gould, LaGuardia, Rossini, Sousa, Tchaikovsky and Williams.

View Event →
Dreams of the Future
May
20
7:30 PM19:30

Dreams of the Future

This program is also performed on Friday, May 19 at South Suburban Christian Church

Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. with Maestro Hughes and Jonathan Bingham

Jonathan Bingham: Episode for Orchestra
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

Have you ever wondered what could possibly turn the tide of unrequited love? History tells us you need only compose a raucous, groundbreaking symphony for your object of affection. One of the most celebrated pieces of program music in the romantic repertoire, Symphonie Fantastique follows the story of a tortured artist who, after being spurned by his own romantic interest, poisons himself with opium. The final two movements depict his subsequent hallucinations involving a guillotine, rabid dogs, dancing skeletons and a witch’s sabboth in the fires of hell. Creepy, you say? Well, it worked for Berlioz. And once you experience this psychedelic adventure, you’ll see why.

Jonathan Bingham, our new composer in residence, delights us with a touch of modern, deftly blended with the familiar overtones of a western fanfare. The inspiration for this piece was no specific concept, but rather the composer’s admiration of the work of Justin Dello Joio, another world-renown New York composer that passed away in 2013. The impetus also springs from an adherence to the construction of synthetic scales, specifically a D major scale with an added C natural. For those of us fascinated with the creative process of composition, Mr. Bingham likes to compose directly into Sibelius (a music composition software program) while simultaneously in front of a piano to ensure the clarity of his harmonies. At once different and thrilling in its orchestration prowess and sheer force of impact, you will not want to miss the premiere piece of our newest up-and-coming composer.

The Arapahoe Philharmonic is grateful to the Collage Giving Fund for sponsoring the Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Composition Competition.

View Event →
Dreams of the Future
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Dreams of the Future

This concert is repeated on Saturday, May 20 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church

Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. with Maestro Hughes and Jonathan Bingham

Jonathan Bingham: Episode for Orchestra
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14

Have you ever wondered what could possibly turn the tide of unrequited love? History tells us you need only compose a raucous, groundbreaking symphony for your object of affection. One of the most celebrated pieces of program music in the romantic repertoire, Symphonie Fantastique follows the story of a tortured artist who, after being spurned by his own romantic interest, poisons himself with opium. The final two movements depict his subsequent hallucinations involving a guillotine, rabid dogs, dancing skeletons and a witch’s sabboth in the fires of hell. Creepy, you say? Well, it worked for Berlioz. And once you experience this psychedelic adventure, you’ll see why.

Jonathan Bingham, our new composer in residence, delights us with a touch of modern, deftly blended with the familiar overtones of a western fanfare. The inspiration for this piece was no specific concept, but rather the composer’s admiration of the work of Justin Dello Joio, another world-renown New York composer that passed away in 2013. The impetus also springs from an adherence to the construction of synthetic scales, specifically a D major scale with an added C natural. For those of us fascinated with the creative process of composition, Mr. Bingham likes to compose directly into Sibelius (a music composition software program) while simultaneously in front of a piano to ensure the clarity of his harmonies. At once different and thrilling in its orchestration prowess and sheer force of impact, you will not want to miss the premiere piece of our newest up-and-coming composer.

The Arapahoe Philharmonic is grateful to the Collage Giving Fund for sponsoring the Vincent C. LaGuardia, Jr. Composition Competition.

View Event →