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Suzuki Prelude

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

Suzuki Association of Colorado is proud to announce that we will be able to have several of our talented Suzuki strings players perform in the lobby of Boettcher Hall prior to three concerts at Colorado Symphony. 

The three concerts will be: 

  • February 19; 2:30pm--John Williams' Intergalactic (Application deadline is January 15)

  • April 22; 7:30pm--Beethoven's Violin Concerto (Application deadline is March 31, 2023)

  • April 29 7:30pm--Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Application deadline is April 7, 2023)

SAC will be allowed to have one or two Suzuki student musicians perform before each of the above concerts. 

To Apply: 

  • If you are not already an associate member of the SAC, please sign up here.  Associate membership is a requirement for applying to perform. 

  • Submit Suzuki Prelude Application form here.

For the Application Video: 

  • Prepare a Youtube video that is no longer than 10 minutes in length. 

  • Students should introduce themselves at the beginning of the video saying their name, age, and who their current teacher is. 

  • Students must play *all* repertoire that they would like to perform during the prelude. ​


You can also email Philip Ledgerwood at for further details.

Great thanks to Colorado Symphony for supporting our efforts to give our students every opportunity to achieve their musical dreams!

About John Williams' Intergalactic concert: The Colorado Symphony is boldly going where no orchestra has gone before! With space-themed favorites from John Williams' scores for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, and Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Holst's The Planets, and more, this program will be out of this world!

About Beethoven's Violin Concerto: The four opening drum taps that begin Beethoven’s majestic Violin Concerto remain one of the most surprising and audacious ideas that the composer ever committed to paper, setting the stage for a transcendent work that stands among the greats of the repertoire.

About Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: Simon Trpceski, brings trademark virtuosity and dynamic stage presence to Rachmaninoff’s iconic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, conducted by Carolyn Kuan. Plus, Mendelssohn’s Fourth Symphony evokes the exuberant spirit of Italy in a can’t-miss work teeming with energetic color.

Please purchase tickets at Colorado Symphony's web site, Purchasing tickets strengthens our relationship with CSO and strengthens the classical music community in Colorado.

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