Colorado Symphony

A nonprofit organization

576 donors


"Thank you for the many hours of fine music and entertainment! You are an essential asset to the Colorado community!"
- Community Member

"Collaborating with the Colorado Symphony has changed the entire atmosphere of the music program at Aurora Central High School."
- Kyle Jones, Teacher at Aurora Central High School

"The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation team is pleased to share a few reflections on our long-standing partnership with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. We strongly believe that arts and culture are essential to building a vibrant, just community and that everyone should have access to inspiring and relevant cultural experiences. The Colorado Symphony plays a vital role in contributing to this vision and Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is pleased to be among the CSA’s many loyal funding partners. We appreciate the CSA’s commitment to an innovative and diverse repertoire that engage both new and returning audiences. Cross-genre and cross-discipline partnerships bring exciting, fresh programming that educates and entertains. We value the CSO’s robust outreach and education programs, and are grateful to the CSO musicians who work tirelessly in the community to bring such extraordinary and joyful music to so many. Thank you Colorado Symphony!"
- Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

"I have been a member of four orchestras in my career--the Colorado Symphony is by far the most versatile, flexible and skilled of the four.  It amazes me every day, every week and every year to be part of this stellar group of musicians!!!"
- Basil Vendryes, Viola

"It has been a joy to work with the Colorado Symphony over the past year and to see our partnership grow. I love watching the children's faces when they are exposed to new types of music or are enthralled by a performance. I appreciate that the Symphony has brought bilingual music experiences to the Brighton and Adams County communities. We were able to offer free Petite Musique and Canta y Baila Conmigo concerts to our youngest community members and customers have shared with me that the Symphony has been one of their favorite library experiences.  Through the Symphony's Master Mentor program, we surprised and delighted our customers by having impromptu music performances in the library. Recently, we had Anne-Marie here at Anythink Brighton, a violinist from the Colorado Symphony. A customer came in and heard the last few songs of the performance and was overjoyed. She said, "You cannot imagine what a day I had. This is exactly what I needed. This completely changed my day." I can't wait to see what Anythink and the Colorado Symphony can do together next!" 
–Nickie Lundberg 


The future of live, symphonic music.

Performing over 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado, your Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from all genres of music.

Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, your Colorado Symphony continually expands its impact through education, outreach, and programming. We partner with the state's leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the power of live symphonic music.


We are committed to musical and artistic excellence with a further commitment to ensuring there is a solid future for live symphonic music in Colorado.


We are dedicated to maintaining an orchestra of the highest performance standards, modeling best practices and balanced fiscal stewardship.


We will embrace and maintain our culture of success, calculated risk-taking, fostering imagination, and invention in an ever-changing world of the performing arts.


We are committed to growing a culture for modern, relevant, creative music to uplift, unite, and celebrate all people.


We are committed to providing symphonic and educational experiences that celebrate our humanity, reflect and value the diversity of our community, and seek out meaningful collaborations.

Background Statement

The Colorado Symphony was originally established in 1922 as the Denver Civic Orchestra, which became the Denver Symphony Orchestra. Following a bankruptcy filing In 1989, a group of musicians and community leaders came together to form the Colorado Symphony, under a collaborative model with shared leadership between musicians, board members and staff. The model includes active participation by musicians in all aspects of the Colorado Symphony's governance and operation. Today, the Colorado Symphony continues to build a reputation for innovative programming, artistic excellence and community enrichment.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Symphony

other names

Colorado Symphony, CSA, Denver Symphony Orchestra

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Arts, Culture & Humanities


1245 Champa Street 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80204


1000 14th Street, No. 15
Denver, CO 80202

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US





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