Live Broadcast On Friday: Colorado Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director

The Colorado Symphony performs at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. (Photo by Paul Brokering)

The Colorado Symphony performs at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. (Photo by Paul Brokering)

From Colorado Public Radio:

The Colorado Symphony marks the beginning of a new era on Friday, as conductor Brett Mitchell officially begins his tenure as music director.

Listen at 7:30 p.m. Friday for a live broadcast on CPR Classical from Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. Hear it at 88.1 FM in Denver, 99.9 FM in Boulder or online at CPRClassical.org.

The program features two 21st-century pieces as well as one of the most beloved symphonies of all time: 

Brett Mitchell, music director of the Colorado Symphony (Photo by Peter Lockley)

Brett Mitchell, music director of the Colorado Symphony (Photo by Peter Lockley)

  • Kevin Puts: "Millennium Canons"
  • Mason Bates: "The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra"
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Mitchell, a 38-year-old conductor whose previous post was with the Cleveland Orchestra, begins a four-year term with the symphony on Friday.

Check out this Facebook Live conversation between Mitchell and CPR Classical's David Rutherford for a preview of the live broadcast:

The Colorado Symphony's Friday program will be repeated on Saturday and Sunday at Boettcher Concert Hall.