Music Director Brett Mitchell and the Colorado Symphony.

(Photo: Brandon Marshall)

Fans of the Colorado Symphony welcome a new music director this weekend as Brett Mitchell conducts the opening weekend of his first season with the orchestra. The program includes Ludwig van Beethoven's beloved Symphony No. 5. 

Mitchell comes to Colorado from a previous post with the Cleveland Orchestra. He spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner about his vision for the orchestra as he starts his four-year tenure, and some of his favorite music.

Hear this coming Friday night's concert from Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver in a live broadcast on CPR Classical beginning at 7:30 p.m. The program includes music by Beethoven, Mason Bates and Kevin Puts.