MUSIC AND DANCE
Music lovers rejoice! Denver offers an
extensive variety of music venues,
performing arts venues and attractions.
Here’s a sampling to explore:
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
2995 Wilderness Place, Suite 100
The Boulder Philharmonic, founded in
1958, has grown from a community
group into a professional, critically
acclaimed orchestra. Each season the
orchestra features masterpieces, new
works and prominent guest artists. The
orchestra’s dynamic performances reflect
the community’s values, creativity, and
sense of place
Central City Opera
125 Eureka St.
Central City, 80427
Central City Opera is among Colorado’s
elite summer music festivals. The second
oldest annual professional opera festival in
the country (and the fifth-oldest opera
company), the company performs a range
of productions each summer including
opera favorites, new and rarely performed
pieces, and American works. The opera
performs in the 552-seat 1878 Central City
Opera House. Throughout the year, 200
touring programs come to the Central City
Opera House—including workshops for
students and educators, school residencies,
previews, concerts, and classes for lifelong
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
119 Park Ave. West
A multicultural performing arts organization
established in 1970, Cleo Parker Robinson
Dance includes a professional modern
dance ensemble, year-round dance school,
300-seat theater, in-school lecture
demonstration series, international summer
dance institute, and an outreach program
for at-risk youth. The studio serves more than
60,000 people each year.
1278 Lincoln St.
Colorado Ballet is one of the state’s oldest
arts institutions. The ballet encompasses
a 30 member professional performing
company, a studio company for advanced
dance students who aspire to professional
careers in dance, an Academy instructing
the next generation of dancers, and an
education and outreach department that
enables thousands to experience the magic
of dance. Colorado Ballet Academy
provides training to students age 3 through
adult, beginner through professional.
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
999 18th St., Suite 2055
From education concerts (kids in grades 3-
12) and performances by noted musicians,
to unique donor and sponsor opportunities
and behind-the-scenes activities, the
Colorado Symphony offers innumerable
things to do and see. Composed of world-class musicians who perform everything
from the masters to pops in more than 100
concerts each year, the Colorado
Symphony Orchestra creates extraordinary
David Taylor Dance Theatre
9132 W. Bowles Ave.
David Taylor Dance Theatre (DTDT) features
contemporary dance works by nationally
acclaimed choreographers and dramatic,
creative pieces by artistic director David
Taylor. Venues across the metro region and
nation host performances.
The Denver Brass and
Aries Brass Quintet
2253 Downing St.
One of the few professional ensembles of
its kind in the world, the Denver Brass
perform at concerts, celebrations and other
gatherings, as well as on tours. The Denver
Brass produces its trademark sound through
15 distinct brass instruments. Additionally,
the Aries Brass Quintet is internationally
recognized for its elegant approach to
brass chamber music.
Kim Robards Dance Company
Kim Robards Dance, A professional
touring dance company, is one of the
Western region’s most dynamic exponents
of the modern dance movement.
Programs are offered for students from
age 6 to adult.
695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 20
A cornerstone of Denver’s cultural
community, Opera Colorado presents an
annual season at its downtown Denver
home, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
The Company presents new works
alongside standard repertoire, and
reaches more than 35,500 students and
community members throughout the Rocky
Mountain region through a variety of
education and outreach programming.
Opera Colorado Young Artists, a five-month residency for singers at the
beginning stages of their careers,
provides training for the next generation
of American opera performers. Founded
in 1983, the Company celebrated its
30th anniversary in the 2013 season.