The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is pleased to announce its 2015-16 season. Highlights include world renowned soloists; a world premiere in April 2016 with composer Larry Alan Smith; The Music of Pink Floyd; and a new 7:30 p.m. start time for all evening performances.
El Pomar Foundation Masterworks opens the season with Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, conducted by Josep Caballé-Domenech. Classical music lovers will hear Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, John Adams’ Doctor Atomic Symphony and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Soloists include pianists Joyce Yang, Conrad Tao and Andrew Staupe, vocalist Jessica Rivera, violinists Michael Hanson and Elina Vähälä.
More engaging than ever, Vanguard Performances include three concerts with an in-depth look into the music, historical background and composers. The series opens with Scheherazade, continues with jazz’s influence in Europe in An American in Paris and ends with Chicago Symphony’s Beyond the Score™ concert titled Wagner: The Tristan Effect. Each Vanguard performance delves deeply into a single composition, using multi-media to fully explore the work.
The Philharmonic Pops series kicks off with Centennial Sinatra, to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s musical influence. Pops subscribers will also hear Star Wars: The Music of John Williams, Country Legends, Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, Comedy Tonight and Rhapsody in Blue. On April 2, 2016, the Philharmonic will play host Conductor Brent Havens for The Music of Pink Floyd.
The Oklahoma City Ballet will once again join the Philharmonic to present their masterful production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker over Thanksgiving weekend. The holidays will be rounded out with Christmas and New Year’s Eve concerts.
Series pricing starts at $32, which reflects a 50% discount for new subscriptions. Orders can be placed by calling 719-575-9632 or by visiting the Philharmonic’s website at csphilharmonic.org.