Colorado Symphony announces revised fall concert schedule

Jerome H. Kern and Mary Rossick Kern elected Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees co-chairs

The Colorado Symphony Board of Trustees today announced revisions to the fall concert schedule of the 2011/12 season. During October and November, the orchestra will perform a schedule designed to control costs and restore financial stability. The musicians of the Colorado Symphony have agreed that in order to facilitate the new schedule, they will accept a further reduction in weekly pay during this period. No changes are planned for Colorado Symphony education programs such as Youth Concerts and Petite Musique. All December 2011 holiday concerts will also proceed as planned.

In addition, the Colorado Symphony announced that Jerome H. Kern and his wife, Mary Rossick Kern, have been elected to serve as co-chairs of the Colorado Symphony Association board of trustees. The Kerns served as past co-chairs of the board of trustees. The Colorado Symphony board of trustees is a volunteer board comprised of community and business leaders, CSO musicians, as well as performing arts advocates.

It is the Colorado Symphony's goal to resume full operations on December 5, 2011. Over the next two months, the board of trustees, musicians and management will work diligently to revise the existing budget and create a financially sustainable business model. During this period, the administrative staff will continue to provide essential services and participate in creating an amended operational plan.

The Colorado Symphony's revised fall concert schedule is:

  • Beethoven 7 - October 14, 15 and 16 – Masterworks Series
    A Friday night performance has been added
  • The Devil’s Fiddler – October 28 – Inside the Score Series
  • Patti Lupone – October 29 – One-Night-Only Special
  • All Dvorak - November 4, 5 and 6 – Masterworks Series
    A Friday night performance has been added
  • Ozomatli – November 12 – Pops Series
  • Drums of the World – November 27 – Family Series

As previously announced, Youth Concerts on November 10 and 15 will proceed as planned, with more than 6,000 children and teens already scheduled to attend the four concerts. The October 10 and 11 Petite Musique performances will also continue as planned. Please note the October 11 concert at Aurora Fox Theater is sold out.

Patrons who hold tickets to cancelled concerts have three options: exchange into another concert, receive a full refund, or donate the value of their tickets to the non-profit organization's Annual Fund. All patrons are encouraged to establish an online account at so that they may receive timely and accurate information from the Colorado Symphony via email.


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