Josep Caballé-Domenech directs the Colorado Springs Philharmonic for a star lit evening of favorites on July 12 (rain date: July 13). Free and open to the public, the concert will be held on Armstrong Quad at Colorado College at 7:00 pm, with food and local performers at 5:00 pm.
Together with city leaders, Charles Ansbacher and Bee Vradenburg created legendary free summer parks concerts in Colorado Springs from 1973 through the mid-1990s. In the spirit of that era, and to celebrate their lives and work, the Charles Ansbacher and Bee Vradenburg Foundations funded three years of free summer concerts for orchestras in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is presenting the second of these this year. After his time at the helm of the Colorado Springs Symphony, Ansbacher went on to found the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, which gave free classical concerts in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
The Free for All Summer Symphony concert will feature the following works (and more):
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
Offenbach Orpheus in the Underworld
Wagner Ride of the Valkyries
Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, fourth movement
Williams Olympic Fanfare and the Theme from Schindler’s List
Rodgers Selections from The Sound of Music
Williams Selections from Star Wars
Conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech just finished his first season as the Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic to rave reviews. This is the Barcelona native’s first free concert for the Colorado Springs community. His arrival and subsequent programming have resulted in record season attendance and new artistic heights for the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
Free for All Summer Symphony is sponsored by the Charles Ansbacher Foundation, Central Bancorp, Bee Vradenburg Foundation, the Colorado Springs Independent, El Paso County, and the Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CONCERTS July 4-5 • Thomas Wilson, conductor • TSGT Krista Joyce, vocals
Fireworks, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and all the celebrations of our nation’s founding! The Philharmonic plays on July 4 at the US Air Force Academy (with the Academy Band) and on July 5 at Woodland Park. Both concerts are free and open to the public—no tickets required.
All Colorado Springs Philharmonic concerts are performed at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 South Cascade Avenue. Tickets from $19 ($12 students) unless noted; 719-520-SHOW (7469), Pikes Peak Center Box Office, csphilharmonic.org, or at the door.