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

<p>(Photo: Paul Brokering)</p>
<p>The Colorado Symphony performs at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver.</p>
Photo: Boettcher Concert Hall Colorado Symphony
The Colorado Symphony performs at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver.

The Colorado Symphony marks the beginning of a new era on Friday, as Brett Mitchell conducts the opening weekend of his first season 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

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

  • Kevin Puts: "Millennium Canons"
  • Mason Bates: "The B-Sides: Five Pieces for Orchestra"
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Photo: Brett Mitchell officials Colorado Symphony photo
Brett Mitchell, music director of the Colorado Symphony

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.