Classical Music

Colorado Symphony Brings Epic Music of John Williams to Red Rocks

The Colorado Symphony will celebrate the music of John Williams at Red Rocks.
The Colorado Symphony will celebrate the music of John Williams at Red Rocks. E.T. the Extra Terrestrial
No composer has made as lasting an impression on American blockbusters as John Williams; his music is downright epic. So it makes sense that the Colorado Symphony will start its blockbuster summer season with two limited-capacity performances of Williams's compositions at Red Rocks.

Resident conductor Christopher Dragon will conduct a selection from Williams's scores for Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Superman, Harry Potter, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and more.

The news comes a week after the symphony announced that it would be canceling its Red Rocks performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which had been rescheduled for this summer.

The Williams shows, scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 25, will each be limited to a 2,500 capacity; social distancing guidelines and mask requirements will also be in force.


Tickets, which run $55 to $70, go on sale at the Colorado Symphony website at 10 a.m. Friday, April 23.

Red Rocks has already announced that the popular Film on the Rocks series is back, with both drive-in and in-person screenings; a handful of concerts by artists such as Lotus, Zhu, Leftover Salmon and more have also been booked. Lotus kicks off the concert season this week.
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Kyle Harris has been Westword’s Culture Editor since 2016, writing about the arts, music and film.
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