Colorado Springs Philharmonic

An October Filled with Great Music

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is an independent symphony orchestra whose mission is to offer brilliant musical performances and in-person experiences that draw families, friends, and loved ones together. We honor the rich traditions upon which our art was founded and work tirelessly to see it continues to hold a prominent place in the future of the community. We have great reverence for what we do, and great esteem for all who love and support it—most especially the everyday enthusiast who enjoys music for its own sake. For questions, please email info@csphilharmonic.org.

Elgar’s Enigma

Saturday, October 1 at 7:30PM
Sunday, October 2 at 2:30PM

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

This October, in celebration of Arts Month 2022, Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will kick off the 2022/23 Concert Season with pianist Jorge Luis Prats performing Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 followed by Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a fascinating piece and to quote Elgar himself, “Enigma…a dark saying [that] must be left unguessed.”

Edward Elgar came from humble beginnings at a time when the world was changing. He rose to become one of England’s most revered composers. His mysterious “Enigma” hides its secret inside a treasure box of musical variations including the world-famous “Nimrod.” Special guest pianist Jorge Luis Prats joins forces with the maestro and musicians of the Philharmonic for Sergei Prokofiev’s second piano concerto.

Join us for Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pre-Concert talks. Go inside the score with these 30-minute pre-concert conversations featuring conductors and guest artists giving their take on the program. Talks begin one hour before performance time.

Mozart and Schoenberg

Saturday, October 8 at 7:30PM
Sunday, October 9 at 2:30PM

Ent Center for the Arts at UCCS

Arts Month continues as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents Chamber Symphony No. 1 by Schoenberg and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.

Mozart’s brightly lit Symphony 39 was the first of his final symphonies near the end of his young life. An astonishing work, it shows Amadeus ahead of his time with a feeling of perpetual motion and melody. Arnold Schoenberg’s brilliant score for his Chamber Symphony achieves something remarkable: a hugely expressive experience using a small body of musicians and in a single movement!

Join us for Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pre-Concert talks. Go inside the score with these 30-minute pre-concert conversations featuring conductors and guest artists giving their take on the program. Talks begin one hour before performance time.

Rocket Man: The Music of Elton John

Friday, October 21 at 7:30PM
Saturday, October 22 at 7:30PM

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Arts Month 2022 continues to shine with Rocket Man: The Music of Elton John. Remember when rock was young? Showman Michael Cavanaugh fronts the Philharmonic for a look back at the Rocket Man’s cadre of hits including Tiny Dancer, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and Candle in the Wind.

Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Saturday, October 29 at 7:30PM
Sunday, October 30 at 2:30PM

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

Josep Caballé-Domenech and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic are back on stage with violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky for Prokofiev and Shostakovich for our last Arts Month 2022 concert.

We lend an ear to two Russian greats, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, in two unforgettable performances. Prokofiev’s most emotional work is his Symphony No. 7, which is followed by Shostakovich who brings the evening to a boisterous finale.

Join us for Colorado Springs Philharmonic Pre-Concert talks. Go behind the curtain and inside the score with these 30-minute pre-concert conversations featuring conductors and guest artists giving their take on the program. Talks begin one hour before performance time.

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