The Colorado Symphony performs at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver.

(Photo: Paul Brokering)

This Friday, CPR Classical presents a live broadcast of the Colorado Symphony featuring conductor Brett Mitchell, the orchestra's next music director.

The concert will also mark the premiere of a new violin concerto written by Colorado composer Daniel Kellogg. Violinist and Colorado Symphony concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams is the featured soloist. Kellogg's works have been performed by the National Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra and contemporary ensemble eighth blackbird. 

Hear the concert live from Boettcher Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday. David Rutherford, who explores Colorado's classical music scene each weeknight on CPR Classical, will host. The program:

  • Beethoven: Overture to "King Stephen"
  • Kellogg: "Rising Phoenix" 
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8 in G major

Check out our recent interview with Mitchell, conducted shortly after the orchestra  announced his appointment in September. He talked about why he's thrilled to be the orchestra's next music director and the lessons he learned as associate conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.