Love music? We’ve got you covered! Denver offers a wide range of musical performing arts venues and attractions. Here’s a sampling to explore:
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra2995 Wilderness Place, Suite 100 Boulder, 80301 303-449-1343 www.boulderphil.org
Founded in 1958, the Boulder Philharmonic has grown from a community group into a professional, critically acclaimed orchestra. Director Theodore Kuchar is the most recorded American conductor of the past decade, and each season the orchestra features masterpieces, new works and prominent guest artists. Orchestra members also teach classes through the Boulder Arts Academy and the Partners in Education program, and musicians perform classroom concerts for more than 5,000 Boulder Valley school children annually.
Central City Opera125 Eureka St. Central City, 80427 303-292-6700 www.centralcityopera.org
The nation’s fifth-oldest opera company, Central City Opera was founded in 1932 and performs in the 552-seat 1878 Central City Opera House. The combination of diverse repertory and a unique venue attracts internationally recognized directors, conductors and artists. Throughout the year, the opera presents some 200 touring programs—including workshops for students and educators, school residencies, previews, concerts and classes for lifelong learners—in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance119 Park Ave. West Denver, 80205 303-295-1759 www.cleoparkerdance.org
A multicultural performing arts organization, this studio includes a professional modern dance ensemble, year-round dance school, 300-seat theater, in-school lecture demonstration series, international summer dance institute, and an outreach program for at-risk youth.
Colorado Ballet1278 Lincoln St. Denver, 80203 303-837-8888 www.coloradoballet.org
Established in 1961, Colorado Ballet is one of the oldest, most successful arts institutions in the state. The Ballet’s repertoire includes classical ballets, as well as world premieres by internationally acclaimed choreographers. The ballet has a company of 15 apprentice dancers and 37 internationally acclaimed professional dancers.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra999 18th St., Suite 2055 Denver, 80202 303-292-5566 www.coloradosymphony.org
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is composed of world-class musicians who perform everything from the masters to pops in more than 100 concerts each year. Performances also feature such music legends as Yo-Yo Ma, Van Cliburn, and Burt Bacharach.
David Taylor Dance Theatre9132 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123 303-789-2030 www.dtdt.org
Colorado’s only professional contemporary ballet company, DTDT features works by nationally acclaimed choreographers and dramatic, creative pieces by artistic director David Taylor. Performances are held in venues across metro Denver and the nation. City Center Englewood is the new home of its studio and offices; the DTDT Dance Academy also offers classes for all ages.
The Denver Brass and Aries Brass Quintet2253 Downing St. Denver, 80205 303-832-4676 www.denverbrass.org
The Denver Brass, a 12-part chamber brass, and the Aries Brass Quintet, the recital quintet of The Denver Brass, perform at concerts, celebrations and other gatherings, as well as on tours. One of the few professional ensembles of its kind in the world, The Denver Brass produces its trademark sound through 15 distinct brass instruments. The Aries Brass Quintet is also internationally recognized for its elegant approach to brass chamber music.
Opera Colorado695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 20 Denver, 80246 303-893-4100 www.operacolorado.org
Colorado’s premiere grand opera company for more than 20 years, Opera Colorado presents performances of grand opera in authentic languages with projected English subtitle translations. Featuring established international stars and exciting young performers, the opera offers a seasonal schedule and community programs. Opera Colorado performs at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver.