Beethoven & Brews Fest
The event will begin with a pre-concert festival in the Galleria next to Boettcher Concert Hall and Sculpture Park from 4:30-6:30pm, where attendees will have the opportunity to savor an array of light hors d’oeuvres and handcrafted beers including many from some of Colorado's finest breweries including Great Divide, New Belgium, Breckenridge Brewery, Odell, and Oscar Blues, while enjoying traditional polkas and more from a Colorado Symphony Brass Quintet. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing lagers, attendees will have the chance to explore an exciting selection of flavors while mingling with fellow music and beer enthusiasts.
Following the outdoor festival, patrons will enter Boettcher Concert Hall, where the Colorado Symphony, under the baton of Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon, will take the stage. The orchestra will present a captivating program featuring selections from Beethoven's masterworks, including symphonies, overtures, and other iconic compositions that have shaped the classical music landscape, with Colorado Symphony’s Assistant Concertmaster Yi Zhao serving as featured soloist. The concert will include 45-minute intermission, allowing attendees to mingle with Colorado Symphony musicians and enjoy additional refreshments between sets.