Grammy®-nominated singer-songwriter David Nail and Colorado Symphony blend country songs and orchestral powers in first-ever symphony performance
Grammy®-nominated country star David Nail will make his symphony orchestra debut with the Colorado Symphony, led by resident conductor Scott O'Neil, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 8 at Denver's Boettcher Concert Hall. Nail, who was nominated for a 2011 Grammy® for Male Country Vocal Performance for the hit song "Turning Home," will premiere all-new orchestra charts in this first-ever performance. The concert offers a rare blending of country's distinct rhythms and melodies with the power and magnificence of the 79-member Colorado Symphony, and promises to charm country music, pop and classical fans alike. Concertgoers can look forward to hits from Nail's debut album, I'm About to Come Alive, which is a major cross-over success charting on both the Billboard Country and Billboard 200 music charts. Nail will announce songs from the stage, but promises to include fan favorites such as "Red Light," "Let it Rain," "Turning Home" (co-written by Kenny Chesney) and "Strangers on a Train" (recorded as a duet with Miranda Lambert). Remaining tickets for this premiere concert currently start from $25.
A new artistic collaboration, Nail's symphony orchestra debut with the Colorado Symphony follows a series of groundbreaking concerts for the orchestra. The Colorado Symphony, which is building a strong reputation for innovation and fresh approaches to programming, recently presented a series of orchestral collaborations at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Sarah McLachlan, Idina Menzel and Chicago. These concerts, as well as previous groundbreaking concerts with stars such as Boyz II Men, represent a sea change for the non-profit organization as it works to bring symphonic music into the lives of more people across Colorado each year through a wide-variety of relevant community engagement programs.