Colorado Symphony musicians won’t be the only ones carrying their instruments into Boettcher Concert Hall. The orchestra is asking audience members to donate used instruments they no longer play to the nonprofit Bringing Music to Life 2019 Instrument Drive. Bringing Music to Life will be in the lobby at 10 concert dates in November, December and January to receive donated instruments… Donated instruments will be repaired and awarded to deserving music programs throughout Colorado before the start of the next school year.
The Symphony’s collaboration with Bringing Music to Life began early in the year when music director Brett Mitchell appeared in the organization’s promotional video. Then in August, Mitchell took part in Bringing Music to Life’s instrument presentation event, where teachers from more than 30 schools came to Denver to pick up 450 instruments that had been awarded to their schools. At that presentation, Mitchell discussed the importance of music to students and saluted the Colorado’s music teachers.
”All of us at the Colorado Symphony are so thrilled to partner with Bringing Music to Life to help you do this incredibly important work,” he told the teachers.
In October, Mitchell and his wife, Angela, performed at another Bringing Music to Life event. “Brett has been so generous with his time and talent,” Blatt noted. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
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