The Colorado Symphony is honored to welcome Ms. Amy Harmon, Ms. Diane Nagler, and Ms. Stephanie Donner as event co-chairs, and Governor John Hickenlooper, First Lady Robin Pringle Hickenlooper, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, and First Lady Mary Louise Lee as honorary co-chairs for the Silver Anniversary celebration.
Local rock band, The Merger, co-founded by Liberty Global President and CEO Mike Fries, will rock the Fillmore along with the Colorado Symphony's full orchestra. Fries, along with guitarist Bryant Martin and drummer Bob Deibel have been performing on behalf of many local charities throughout Denver for over seven years as founders of The Moderators. Renowned pianist Natasha Paremski will also perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue as part of the evening’s festivities.
Masters of Ceremonies for the evening will be 9 News’ own Kyle Clark and Christine Noël. The event will include a cocktail hour, silent and live auction, dinner, concert, dancing, and the presentation of the Margaret Phipps Award. The prestigious Margaret Phipps Award, established in 1993, recognizes outstanding contributions and service to the Colorado Symphony and the arts community. This year’s recipient is United Airlines and a highlight of the evening will be the symphony's performance of the airline's trademark theme, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.