Performance Marks Terfel’s First Recital at Carnegie Hall in Ten Years
On Sunday, February 9 at 2:00 p.m., beloved Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for a recital featuring works by Ireland, Quilter, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, selections from Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel as well as additional selections to be announced from the stage. He is joined by pianist Natalia Katyukova. This concert marks his first recital at Carnegie Hall in ten years; for his complete performance history please click here. The full program is listed below.
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sir Bryn Terfel, Bass-Baritone/Natalia Katyukova, Piano
JOHN IRELAND “Sea Fever”
JOHN IRELAND “Vagabond”
JOHN IRELAND “The Bells of San Marie”
ROGER QUILTER “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal,” Op. 3, No. 2
ROGER QUILTER “Weep You No More, Sad Fountains,” Op. 12, No. 1
ROGER QUILTER “Go, Lovely Rose,” Op. 24, No. 3
ROGER QUILTER “Fair House of Joy,” Op. 12, No. 7
JOHANNES BRAHMS Vier ernste Gesänge, Op. 121
Denn es gehet dem Menschen wie dem Vieh
Ich wandte mich, und sahe an
O Tod, wie bitter bist du
Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelszungen redete
ROBERT SCHUMANN “Belsatzar,” Op. 57
FRANZ SCHUBERT “Trinklied,” D. 888
FRANZ SCHUBERT “Ständchen,” D. 889
FRANZ SCHUBERT “An Sylvia,” D. 891
ROGER QUILTER Three Shakespeare Songs, Op. 6
Come away, death
O mistress mine
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Selections from Songs of Travel
Whither Must I Wander
Bright Is the Ring of Words
I Have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope
Additional selections to be announced from the stage
Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel has established an extraordinary career, performing regularly on the prestigious concert stages and opera houses of the world.
After winning the Song Prize at the 1989 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, Sir Bryn made his professional operatic debut in 1990 as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Welsh National Opera. He made his international operatic debut in 1991 as Speaker in Die Zauberflöte at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels and made his American debut in the same year as Figaro with the Santa Fe Opera. Other roles performed during his career include Méphistophélès in Faust; both the title role and Leporello in Don Giovanni; Jochanaan in Salome; Scarpia in Tosca; the title role in Gianni Schicchi; Nick Shadow in The Rake’s Progress; Wolfram in Tannhäuser; Balstrode in Peter Grimes; Four Villains in Les contes d’Hoffmann and Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Sir Bryn marked his 50th birthday and twenty-five years in the profession with a special gala concert at the Royal Albert Hall, presented by Hollywood star Michael Sheen. The celebrations continued at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre, where he sang Scarpia in a special concert performance of Tosca with the Welsh National Opera.
Recent performances include Holländer in Der fliegende Holländer for the Zürich Opera; Falstaff at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the world premiere of an original show by Robat Arwyn and Mererid Hopwood—Hwn Yw Fy Mrawd—chronicling the life of the film star and singer Paul Robeson at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff as part of the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
Program Includes World Premiere of a New Work by Bryce Dessner Alongside Music by Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli, Misato Mochizuki, Steve Reich, and Terry Riley
Cellist Paul Wiancko Joins the Quartet During Sunny Yang’s Maternity Leave
On Saturday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m., pioneering ensemble Kronos Quartet returns to Zankel Hall for a program that reveals the group’s remarkable gift for expanding the range and context of the string quartet. The evening includes the world premiere of Bryce Dessner’s Le Bois, a work based on Pérotin’s Sederunt principesand was inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral and the 1,000-year-old wood ceiling that was lost in the fire there in the Spring of 2019. The new work was commissioned as part of 50 for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire, an education and legacy project that is commissioning—and distributing online for free—50 new works for string quartet designed expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. Other works on the program commissioned for the 50 for the Futureproject include Philip Glass’s Quartet Satz, Missy Mazzoli’s Enthusiasm Strategies, and Misato Mochizuki’s Boids.
In addition, the quartet performs iconic contemporary works including Michael Gordon’s Clouded Yellow, Steve Reich’s Different Trains, and selections from Terry Riley’s Sun Rings (“The Electron Cyclotron Frequency Parlour” and “One Earth, One People, One Love“), the Grammy-nominated recording recently released by Nonesuch Records. Paul Wiancko joins the Kronos Quartet as guest cellist during Sunny Yang‘s maternity leave.
For more than 45 years, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers, and commissioning over 1,000 works and arrangements for string quartet. Kronos has received over 40 awards, including the prestigious Polar Music Prize, Avery Fisher Prize, and Edison Klassiek Oeuvreprijs.
Integral to Kronos’ work is a series of long-running collaborations with many of the world’s foremost composers, including Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Philip Glass, Nicole Lizée, Vladimir Martynov, Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Aleksandra Vrebalov. Additional collaborators have included Sam Amidon, Laurie Anderson, Asha Bhosle, Noam Chomsky, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Green, Zakir Hussain, múm, Trevor Paglen, Van Dyke Parks, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Tanya Tagaq, Trio Da Kali, Mahsa Vahdat, Tom Waits, Wu Man, and Howard Zinn.
Carnegie Hall’s Largest-Ever Celebration of One Composer Features More Than 35 Events at the Hall with Internationally Renowned Artists Exploring the Revolutionary Composer’s Works and His Transformative Impact on Music
Plus, 35+ Events Citywide at Prestigious Partner Organizations Including Music, Dance, Exhibitions, Talks, and Poetry
As the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth approaches, Carnegie Hall announces a wider schedule of partner events by leading cultural institutions, complementing the Hall’s programming as part of its Beethoven Celebration which includes an unprecedented range of performances by renowned artists exploring the composer’s works and his transformative impact on music. The Beethoven Celebration presents one of the largest explorations of the great master’s music in our time and marks the largest-ever exploration of one composer by Carnegie Hall, with 86 works of music performed by more than 58 artists and ensembles in New York City and beyond from January through June 2020. Ticketing Information.
Beyond Carnegie Hall, public programming, performances, exhibitions, and events at partner organizations—leading cultural and academic institutions in New York City and beyond—highlight the many dimensions of the great music master. The more than 35 partner events range from music and dance to poetry, exhibitions, and talks, many of which have a contemporary slant. Together, the Beethoven Celebration features more than 70 programs, creating an extraordinary view of this revolutionary composer.
“This rich series of events across New York City celebrates Beethoven’s unique place in the pantheon of the greatest artists in history as a composer whose music, perhaps more than any other, changed the course of Western classical music,” said Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall. “Beethoven was audacious and absolutely fearless, a true revolutionary who never stopped challenging himself and who redefined every area of music that he touched. His music is timeless, and he continues to connect people worldwide with sounds that remain idealistic, compelling, fearsome, and personal. It’s no surprise that people around the globe continue to turn to his music to celebrate some of the most important turning points in history. We hope this opportunity to immerse ourselves in his music during this anniversary year will highlight the transformational impact he has had on culture, inspiring fresh perspectives on his life and work.”
HIGHLIGHTS OF BEETHOVEN CELEBRATION EVENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL
At Carnegie Hall, the Beethoven Celebration features more than 35 events including two complete symphony cycles, the complete piano sonatas and complete string quartets, chamber music, choral works, plus additional concerts and lectures as well as an ambitious global project that explores the themes found in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” led by Marin Alsop.
A highlight of the Beethoven Celebration—never before presented by Carnegie Hall in one season—are two complete symphony cycles, one in February 2020 by Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR), performed on period instruments, and another in March and April 2020 by Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, contrasting their two different interpretive perspectives on these pillars of the orchestral repertoire.
A key figure both in the early music revival and as a pioneer of historically informed performances, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads his internationally acclaimed early music ensemble ORR in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1, along with the rarely-heard score for the ballet, The Creatures of Prometheus (February 19 at 8:00 p.m.). The six-day symphony cycle in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage continues with the Symphony Nos. 2 and No. 3, “Eroica” (February 20 at 8:00 p.m.); Symphony Nos. 4, and 5—with its famous opening motif—(February 21 at 8:00 p.m.); Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral” and No. 7 (February 23 at 2:00 p.m.); and Symphony Nos. 8 and 9 (February 24 at 8:00 p.m.). The soloists for the Ninth Symphony include soprano Lucy Crowe, contralt Jess Dandy, tenor Ed Lyon, and bass Tareq Nazmi alongside The Monteverdi Choir. As a prelude to the cycle, Maestro Gardiner will be joined by distinguished Beethoven scholar William Kinderman for a discussion in Weill Recital Hall that illuminates Gardiner’s approach to these symphonic masterworks (February 18 at 7:00 p.m.). These Beethoven Celebration events comprise Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Perspectives series, which the celebrated conductor has curated for the 2019-20 season.
One of the most remarkable talents of his generation, Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in the second complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies this season in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, beginning with Symphony Nos. 5 and 6, “Pastoral” (March 13 at 8:00 p.m.). The four-concert cycle continues with Symphony Nos. 2 and 3, “Eroica” (March 20 at 8:00 p.m.); Symphony Nos. 4, 7, and 8 (March 26 at 8:00 p.m.); and Symphony Nos. 1 and 9 (April 3 at 8:00 p.m.). The soloists for the Ninth Symphony include soprano Angel Blue, mezzo-soprano Mihoko Fujimura, tenor Rolando Villazón, and baritone Quinn Kelsey alongside the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Maestro Nézet-Séguin also leads The MET Orchestra in a program that features virtuoso superstar Anne-Sophie Mutter in Beethoven’s groundbreaking Violin Concerto and Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F Major (June 12 at 8:00 p.m.). These five Beethoven Celebration performances are part of conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s nine-concert Perspectives series this season.
Award-Winning Guest Stars Loretta Devine, Jane Krakowski, and Lillias White Join Tituss Burgess in Carnegie Hall Tribute to Stephen Sondheim on February 1 at 8:00 PM
On Saturday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. Emmy-nominated Broadway star Tituss Burgess makes his Carnegie Hall debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with a tribute concert to the music of Stephen Sondheim. Titled Take Me to the World, guest artists include Emmy Award winner Loretta Devine and Tony Award winnersn Jane Krakowski and Lillias White. Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman with music direction by Charlie Rosen, the program focuses on the music of Sondheim – on the occasion of his upcoming 90th birthday – and its singular impact on Burgess’s life and artistic trajectory.
On curating the program, Tituss offered, “Sondheim is a religion. I don’t claim to have some profound knowledge on interpreting his catalog, but I do have an expert awareness on how deeply I’ve been affected by his vast array of compositions. I simply want to thank him for what he’s given me and so many other people.”
Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominated actor, musician, and writer Tituss Burgess is quickly emerging as one of the entertainment industry’s most versatile and dynamic performers, with his work in television and theater generating both critical and commercial acclaim.
Most notably, Burgess stars as Titus Andromedon in the Emmy-nominated comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, opposite Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, and Carol Kane. The show follows a young woman named Kimmy Schmidt as she adjusts to life in New York City after living in a doomsday cult for 15 years. Burgess’s character becomes a friend, roommate, and mentor to Kimmy while he pursues his dreams of Broadway superstardom and becomes a viral sensation on YouTube. Tina Fey created Burgess’s outrageous character specifically for him. For the actor’s extraordinary performance on the series, Burgess has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series and two Critics’ Choice TV Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He was also awarded Best Actor at the 2015 Webby Awards and Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy at the 2015 Gold Derby TV Awards.
The actor was first introduced to television audiences in Tina Fey’s Emmy-winning NBC series 30 Rock, where he played the scene-stealing ‘D’Fwan,’ a vivacious hairdresser and the sidekick of Angie Jordan (Sherri Shepherd). Burgess quickly became a breakout star in the series’ fifth and sixth seasons. His other television credits include A Gifted Man, Blue Bloods, and Royal Pains. On the big screen, Burgess recently lent his voice to two major studio films: The Angry Birds Movie and Smurfs: The Lost Village – and appeared in this year’s Dolemite is My Name alongside Eddie Murphy.
A veteran of the stage, Burgess made his Broadway debut in 2005 as Eddie in Good Vibrations. Since, he has held many memorable roles on the Broadway stage including Hal Miller in Jersey Boys, Sebastian the Crab in The Little Mermaid, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson in the 2009 revival of Guys and Dolls. Burgess has also performed in regional theater productions such as The Wiz and Jesus Christ Superstar.
With a celebrated high tenor voice, Burgess is an acclaimed singer and songwriter, headlining major symphonies and top cabaret venues throughout the world. In 2008, he performed at the Broadway for Obama benefit concert in Easton, PA and the Broadway After Dark benefit concert in New York City. In 2013, he performed a gender-swapped version of the classic Dreamgirls song “And I Am Telling You…” at the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS fundraising concert for Broadway Backwards— a performance that quickly became one of the highlights of the show.
In addition, Burgess has built a rich solo music career. His most recent album Saint Tituss was released in July 2019 and follows his previous two albums, Here’s To You and Comfortable.
February 1, 2020 at 8:00 p.m., Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
TITUSS BURGESS, Vocals
Gabriel Vega Weissman, Director
Charlie Rosen, Music Director
with Special Guests
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In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.
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For all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.
New dance commissions by Ephrat Asherie and Omari Wiles
Theatrical first looks at Company, West Side Story, and Ocean Filibuster
Opera sneak peek with Lincoln Center Theater’s Intimate Apparel, The Metropolitan Opera’s Agrippina, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s Awakenings
Dance previews featuring BalletX and Pennsylvania Ballet
Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its spring 2020 season. Since 1984, the performing arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators. The intimate Frank Lloyd Wright –designed Peter B. Lewis Theater is the venue for these seventy-minute programs that explore the creative process through stimulating discussions and riveting performance highlights. One-of-a-kind productions created for the Guggenheim’s rotunda offer a unique experience of the landmark museum. Additional information is available at worksandprocess.org.
Audience members are invited to artist receptions in the rotunda following most evening programs. Prior to performances, The Wright restaurant is open with a cash bar from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
Works & Process lead funding is provided by the Ford Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Spring 2020 Season
OPENING NIGHT CABARET
Anthony Roth Costanzo, January 6, 2020, 7:30 pm
Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, on the occasion of Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.
Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen
6:30 pm Reception in Rotunda
7:30 pm Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater
9 pm Dinner at The Wright
$500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner
$150 Dress Circle
$75 Side View
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of eleven and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He has produced operas, installations, concerts, and performance series internationally. Recently, he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera performing the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, and has performed with many of the world’s other leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. In concert he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Kennedy Center. His first album, ARC, was nominated for a Grammy and he received Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year award.
DANCE COMMISSION PREVIEW
Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance, Jan 13 and 14, 2020, 7:30 pm
In 2020, Works & Process commissions and premieres two works by Les Ballet Afrik and Ephrat Asherie Dance.
Having received the honorary status of Legend after 10 years of competing in the Vogue Ballroom scene and performing across the globe, choreographer Omari Wiles brings the ballroom to the Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim. With excerpts of New York is Burning, performed by Les Ballet Afrik and guest artists, Wiles presents his signature “AfrikFusion” style, which fuses traditional African dances and Afrobeat styles with House dance and Vogue.
Excerpts from Ephrat Asherie’s UnderScored (working title) are performed by EAD company members with guest artists from New York City’s underground dance scene. Beginning with the legendary parties at The Loft and the Paradise Garage, UnderScored is inspired by intergenerational club-life memories and explores the ever-changing physical landscape of New York City’s underground House dance community.
Marin Alsop Launches Year-Long Worldwide Project With Four Performances in São Paulo from December 12–15 Marking Her Final Concerts as Chief Conductor of São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Start of Her Tenure as Orchestra’s Conductor of Honor
Maestra Alsop To Lead Renowned Orchestras Across Five Continents In Performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Music From Each Local Community, Culminating at Carnegie Hall in December 2020
Creative Work Kicks Off in New York City, Inspired By New Adaptation of “Ode to Joy” by Former US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Paulo Symphony Orchestra(OSESP)
in four performances from December
launching the ambitious worldwide All
Together: A Global Ode to Joyproject.
These concerts are the first of a range of performances including
to be led by the visionary conductor across five continents from
anniversary celebration of
Ludwig van Beethoven‘s
Alsop is an inspiring and powerful voice in the international
music scene, a music director of vision and distinction who
passionately believes that “music has the power to change
lives.” She is recognized across the world for her innovative
approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and
to the development of audiences of all ages. She has been music
director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2007, and
she has had two extensions in her tenure, now confirmed until 2021.
As part of her artistic leadership in Baltimore, Ms. Alsop has
created several bold initiatives: OrchKids, for the city’s
young people, and the BSO Academy and Rusty Musicians, for
adult amateur musicians. In 2012, she became principal conductor and
music director of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, with her
contract now extended to the end of 2019, when she becomes Conductor
of Honor. In September 2019, she became chief conductor of the ORF
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Alsop received the
prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, is an honorary member of the
Royal Academy of Music and Royal Philharmonic Society,
and is the director of graduate conducting at the Johns Hopkins
Peabody Institute. She attended Juilliard and Yale, which awarded
her an honorary doctorate in 2017.
All Together: A Global Ode to Joy recasts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as a 21st-century call for unity, justice, and empowerment, presenting a rare opportunity for major musical institutions to join in a global conversation as part of a common project. Each partner will work with Ms. Alsop to reimagine the concert experience for their own community, incorporating newly created music alongside the symphony and featuring artists from their own region. In each performance, the ”Ode to Joy” will be adapted or translated anew into a local language. From December 2019 through December 2020, concerts will be presented in São Paulo, Brazil; London, England; New York, New York, USA; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; major centers of New Zealand; Sydney, Australia; Vienna, Austria; and Durban and Johannesburg, South Africa.
the project was first announced this year, Ms. Alsop said, “Beethoven
was all about love and joy and celebrating the essence of what it is
to be human and what it is to be connected. That’s why we’re
launching this project. We want to throw the doors to our concert
halls wide open, saying ‘everyone owns this piece, everyone owns
this idea, everyone is welcome, and together we’re much stronger.’”
Together: São Paulo
São Paulo concerts—marking Ms. Alsop’s last as Chief
Conductor of the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and
launching her role as Conductor of Honor—will feature
traditional and contemporary music performed between the movements of
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and a new text of ”Ode
to Joy” into Brazilian Portuguese. The performances explore the
legacy of slavery in Brazil from the 19th century to the present,
drawing a parallel between the time period during which Beethoven
composed his Ninth Symphony and the current affairs of Brazil
in that same era.
stage at Sala
for the four concerts are members of the São
Paulo Symphony Orchestra Choir,
São Paulo State Youth Choir.
The first concert onThursday,
be streamed live as part of a
“Digital Concert Hall” broadcast available
on OSESP’s website and social media channels, as well as Carnegie
Hall’s Facebook page.
An additional 160 adult amateur singers join the performance for the
final large-scale presentation onSunday,
Sala São Paulo.
Denver’s Newest Holiday Attraction – A 110-Foot Digital Tree – Amplifies The Excitement Around The City’s Seasonal Blockbuster Exhibitions, Events And Performing Arts
year, along with hundreds of holiday traditions and festivities, The
Mile High City will feature two
brand-new lighting attractions illuminating downtown, making the city
look and feel more festive than ever. The Mile
High Tree – the tallest digital tree in North America –
will feature pre-programmed LED light shows choreographed to
multicultural holiday music; and Night
Lights Denver – an outdoor projection mapping
installation featuring local artists – will also light up the city
new attractions complement the already robust programming that makes
up Denver’s Mile High Holidays.
There are also world-class exhibitions, like Claude Monet: The
Truth of Nature and The Science Behind Pixar, at the
city’s museums; innovative and immersive performing arts like Camp
Christmas and movies with the Colorado Symphony; and
plenty of local gifts to be found in neighborhoods, galleries,
boutique shops and marketplaces.
are just a few experiences to be found during Mile High Holidays.
For more information on how to spend a night or a long weekend in
Denver, and to take advantage of holiday hotel deals starting at $99,
Monet: The Truth of Nature, through February 2, 2020
Denver Art Museum is the sole U.S. venue for the most
comprehensive exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades.
The exhibition features more than 100 paintings spanning Monet’s
entire career and focuses on the celebrated French impressionist
artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the
varied and distinct places in which he worked. In connection with
Denver Art Museum, several hotels have created VIP packages
that include untimed, skip-the-line tickets, which allow access to
the exhibition even if the date is sold out to the general public;
these packages can be found at https://monetindenver.com.
Science Behind Pixar, through April 5, 2020
a unique look into the Pixar process, and explore the science and
technology behind some of the most beloved animated films and their
characters with The Science Behind Pixar at Denver Museum
of Nature & Science. This interactive exhibition showcases
the science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts used by
the artists and computer scientists who help bring Pixar’s
award-winning films to the big screen. With more than 50 interactive
elements, the exhibition’s eight sections each focus on a step in the
filmmaking process to give you an unparalleled view of the production
pipeline and concepts used at Pixar every day. Participate in fun,
engaging hands-on activities, listen to firsthand accounts from
members of the studio’s production teams, and even come face-to-face
with re-creations of your favorite Pixar film characters, including
Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL•E.
Sports: Beyond Human Limits, through April 12, 2020
will be put to the test as they jump, fly, dive, climb and explore
some of the riskiest activities in the world at this Denver Museum
of Nature & Science exhibition. Physical, multimedia and
creative challenges place guests inside the minds and bodies of
extreme athletes and their passions such as wingsuit flying, ice and
rock climbing, parkour, and free diving. Amid exhilarating speeds,
breathtaking heights, and profound depths, the stories of these
passionate athletes will leave visitors inspired to push their own
Here! Brewing the West, through August 9, 2020
Colorado’s brewing industry from the saloons of the Gold Rush
through Prohibition to today’s booming craft beer scene at
History Colorado Center‘s Beer Here! Brewing the West.
Learn about the Centennial State’s brewing past, present and future
through historical artifacts, interactive elements and more.
Christmas, November 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020
newest indoor immersive installation from Denver Center for the
Performing Arts, Camp Christmas, will feature mesmerizing
displays of decorations that shift time and reality. Performed at
Stanley Marketplace, Camp Christmas is Denver’s newest holiday
experience, where yuletide traditions of the past and present get
merrily mashed together in a massive 10,000-square-foot wonderland.
All ages are welcome at this family-friendly experience.
Hip Hop Nutcracker, November 23-24
digital graffiti and visuals transform the landscape of E.T.A.
Hoffmann‘s beloved story from traditional 19th Century Germany to
the vibrant, diverse sights and sounds of contemporary New York City.
Through this re-mixed and re-imagined version of the classic,
performed at Buell Theater in the Denver Performing Arts
Complex, the dynamic performers of The Hip Hop Nutcracker take
audience members on a journey that celebrates love, community and the
magic of a New Year.
Nutcracker, November 30 – December 29
and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet‘s 58th annual production
of the classic Christmas ballet The Nutcracker, held at the
Ellie Caulkins Opera House and
featuring unforgettable characters, classic choreography, exquisite
sets, dazzling costumes and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement
performed live by the Colorado Ballet
Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, December 3-8
Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical returns
to the Buell Theatre in Denver to steal Christmas after a
blockbuster debut in 2014. More than 2.5 million theatre-goers across
America have been delighted by this heart-warming holiday musical,
featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”
and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated
TV special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming
Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to
steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Magnificent sets
and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations transport
audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind them of
the true meaning of the holiday season.
at the Symphony: Home Alone in Concert, November 29; Love Actually
in Concert, December 6
holiday classic, Home Alone will feature renowned composer
John Williams‘ charming and
delightful score performed live by the Colorado Symphony at
Boettcher Concert Hall as the
film is shown on large suspended screens in Boettcher
Concert Hall. Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin
McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who is accidentally left
behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must
defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and
Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone
is holiday fun for the whole family.
Actually is the ultimate romantic holiday comedy. Featuring an
all-star cast, the film will take audiences on a tour of love’s
delightful twists and turns. The score will be performed by the
Colorado Symphony and conductor Christopher Dragon.
Dances to a Holiday Drum, December 7-22
28 years, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has been
blending dance, live music, spoken word and seasonal celebrations and
customs from around the world into a memorable holiday tradition like
no other. A Denver original, Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum
is a family favorite that inspires audiences of all ages to discover,
celebrate and honor the holiday traditions of cultures from around
Woman: The Best of Christmas Tour, December 8
celestial voices of multi-platinum Irish singing group, Celtic
Woman, will be coupled with the Colorado
Symphony in Denver’s stop of The
Best of Christmas Tour. The performance at Boettcher
Concert Hall will feature music from the all-female ensemble’s
most favorite Yuletide songs.
Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, December 13-14
one and only Moscow Ballet will present the Great Russian
Nutcracker at Denver’s Paramount Theatre. Featuring world
class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and
jubilant Nesting Dolls – Great Russian Nutcracker brings the
Christmas spirit to life for all ages.