DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony
Kishi Bashi, Ariel Pink
|Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Colorado Symphony is thrilled to announce that the orchestra and DeVotchKa will return to Red Rocks Amphitheater on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 pm. This concert is co-presented by KBCO and Twist & Shout.
Described by Westword as “total bliss,” the creative partnership between DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony is now a Colorado tradition. Conducted by Scott O’Neil, this concert marks the fifth time DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony will share a stage. Last year’s concert at Red Rocks was at full capacity.
“Red Rocks is iconic and there truly is an element of magic there,” says Nick Urata, DeVotchKa’s lead singer, guitarist and songwriter; Urata has recently enjoyed acclaim for his work on film scores including Paddington and Focus, starring Will Smith. “It holds extra meaning for Denver bands like us, who started at the Lion’s Lair. The feeling of performing with 75 people on stage is indescribable, and the fact that we get to do it for a fifth time this summer has got us inspired to pull out all the stops.”
The pairing of DeVotchKa and the Colorado Symphony sets the standard for musical collaboration among Colorado musical institutions. Beginning with a performance at Boettcher Concert Hall in February 2012, DeVotchKa’s work with the Colorado Symphony has exposed a new generation of music lovers to the power and possibility of symphonic music. Released later that year, DeVotchKa Live with the Colorado Symphony was hailed by many critics as one of 2012’s best. The album remains a top seller at Denver’s Twist & Shout Records. In its annual Best of Denver issue, Westword named the DeVotchKa/CSO pairing one of the best creative collaborations of 2012.
Tickets are no on sale and range from $27.50-$65 each. Tickets are available online at www.coloradosymphony.org, by phone, 303-623-7876, or in person at the box office in Boettcher Concert Hall, Monday through Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Tickets, full concert listings, links and information can be found on www.coloradosymphony.org.
Grammy nominated DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble. International ambassadors of Colorado music, the Boulder-based quartet is composed of Nick Urata, who sings and plays theremin, guitar, bouzouki, piano and trumpet; Tom Hagerman, who plays violin, accordion and piano; Jeanie Schroder, who sings and plays sousaphone, double bass and flute; and Shawn King, who plays percussion and trumpet. www.devotchka.net
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit www.coloradosymphony.org.
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