This week the Colorado Symphony announced the music of John Williams on Red Rocks. As a score writer, Williams is best known for his music in classic films. Accompanied by resident conductor Christopher Dragon, the Colorado Symphony will be offering a selection from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Superman, Harry Potter and ET the Extra-Terrestrial on Sunday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 25th at 7 p.m.
From the Oscars to the Grammys, Williams has been nominated for more than 150 awards. His many well-earned awards include three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, five Oscars, and 25 Grammy Awards. Williams’ work has also been featured in numerous Steven Spielberg films, former President Barack Obama’s inauguration, and other works such as Jaws, Indiana Jones, and Home Alone.
On its debut in 2021, the Colorado Symphony will perform outstanding features of Williams’ works under the stars, giving Red Rocks an unparalleled accompaniment. With over 150 concerts per year – proud of its diverse ensemble – it consists of 80 full-time musicians and represents over a dozen nations. The symphony is the only full-time and professional orchestra in the Front Range region.
“During the COVID-19 health pandemic, we worked to safely produce over 50 concerts, with and without an audience, including – 18 performances in Red Rocks Park and the Amphitheater, two large virtual community benefit concerts, and dozens of small ensemble concerts in numerous outdoor venues such as the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria, the Denver Zoo and the Denver Botanic Gardens, ”the symphony reads. In addition, the symphony’s virtual #PlayOn campaign has successfully generated two million views.
While the Red Rocks Amphitheater openly invites the community to enjoy the evening, the experience will continue to support social distancing guidelines throughout the event. To accommodate the guests further, the seat shell is divided into four sections. Participants must remain in their assigned area unless they use the restroom or visit the trading post or visitor center. Masks must always be worn indoors. For more information on COVID policies, guidelines, and procedures at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater this summer, please visit here.
Tickets for the event will be available here on Friday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. General approvals start at $ 55 and $ 70. Tickets for the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks are available online on the website or by calling 303-623-7876 Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the box office will remain closed for personal inquiries until further notice.