The Colorado Symphony today announced that tickets will go on sale at noon on Saturday, July 14, for “A Tribute to Woody Guthrie,” a special performance taking place at Boettcher Concert Hall on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Tickets for this concert start at $20.
“It is only fitting that tickets for this special tribute go on sale on this day which celebrates the one hundredth birthday of Woody Guthrie, a legendary American singer-songwriter and folk musician,” says Anthony Pierce, Colorado Symphony’s VP of Artistic Administration.
Woody Guthrie’s music includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. His best known song is “This Land is Your Land” and many of his songs are archived in the Library of Congress.
American author, composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist, David Amram will perform on the tribute. David Amram is a creative and artistic legend. His accomplishments read like a musicology textbook. He has composed over a hundred orchestral and chamber music works, written an opera about the Holocaust called “The Final Ingredient,” conducted the New York Chamber Orchestra and many other orchestras, composed film scores including “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Splendor in the Grass,” pioneered the French horn as a jazz instrument and authored three books. Examples of traditional music can be found throughout Amram’s classical work. His “Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie” alone includes elements of traditional Native American, Mexican and Cuban music among others.
Artists: Colorado Symphony
Scott O’Neil, resident conductor
David Amram, featured artist
Josh White, Jr., folk performer
Other special guests
Program: AMRAM / Theme and Variations on Red River Valley
AMRAM / Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie
ELLINGTON / C Jam Blues
GUTHRIE / This Land is Your Land (sing-a-long)
Additional selections to be announced.
Ticket info: Tickets for this concert start at $20 and will go on sale Saturday, July 14 at 12 noon at www.coloradosymphony.org, the Colorado Symphony Box Office: (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 or in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm.
The region’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. Originally established in 1989 as the successor to the Denver Symphony, the Colorado Symphony thrives on a spirit of collaboration among musicians, staff, trustees and the community. The Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and On Location throughout the state and region utilizing small ensembles to the full-sized orchestra. Programs include expanded education and outreach initiatives, as well as Masterworks, Pops, Holiday, Family, Inside the Score and Symphony on the Rocks series that have attracted an ever-increasing level of concertgoers. By presenting music that is both timeless and inspiring, while taking risks with new musical collaborations and interactive concerts, the Colorado Symphony is committed to reaching global audiences with the use of state-of-the-art digital media via live streaming and concert downloads.