The Colorado Symphony has released the following Press Release about an up and coming evening devoted to Michael’s music:
“Irresistible beats, unforgettable melodies, mastery of sound and blockbuster hits: this is the music of “Michael Jackson: King of Pop.”
On Saturday, February 19, Denver will be shouting out “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” when the Colorado Symphony and Canadian classic rock ensemble Jeans n’ Classics unite for a night celebrating the music of the King of Pop. This musical collaboration features many of Jackson’s early hits including “Rockin’ Robin” and “ABC,” as well as chart-topping songs such as “Rock with You,” “Billy Jean,” “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Human Nature,” and much more.
“Michael Jackson: King of Pop” deftly blends the talents of the Colorado Symphony with the rock sensibility of the Jeans n’ Classics band and award-winning vocalists. This one-night-only concert will deliver more than simply hit music. This is a new way of interpreting and enjoying some of the greatest music produced in the past 40 years, highlighting Jackson’s roots in R&B and soul to his rise as an international pop icon.
The Jeans n’ Classics concept of combining rock and pop music with orchestral arrangements has drawn record-setting capacity crowds in orchestra halls across Canada and the United States. Unlike impersonators or tribute bands who imitate an artist, Jeans n’ Classics collaborates with orchestras to present engaging and fresh interpretations of popular music. Jackson fans can rest-assured, the February 19 Colorado Symphony concert also features many classics, including “I Want You Back,” “Ben,” “Workin’ Day and Night” and “The Way You Make Me Feel.” Remaining tickets currently start from $19.
Praise for Jeans n’ Classics
“From the very first notes played, the audience sat up and took notice.
Peter Brennan’s orchestral arrangements, with Daniel Warren conducting, complemented the original songs, adding depth and resonance to the diverse range of songs covered throughout the evening.” – “Kitchener Waterloo-Record”
“Platform shoes were all that were missing from Saturday night’s symphony concert. The Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra and Canada-based Jeans ‘N Classics gave us everything else in this sassiest and sauciest of symphony shows, one that transported us by way of resplendent disco balls and Chuck Mangione grooves back to the ’70s.” – “Times Record News”
“Their popular rock-band-meets-symphony-orchestra format is simple, and if last night’s boisterous baby boomer crowd was any indication, a real hit with those who may not otherwise darken the symphonic hall.” – “Winnipeg Free Press”
“An evening spent with the folks of Jeans ‘n Classics is an evening well-spent.” – “Broome Arts Mirror”
Tickets are on sale now at www.coloradosymphony.org, the Colorado Symphony Box Office: (303) 623-7876 or (877) 292-7979 or in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
About the Colorado Symphony
The region’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a wide variety of symphonic performances. Established in 1989 as the successor to the Denver Symphony, the Colorado Symphony is Colorado’s only resident orchestra composed of professional musicians employed to play symphonic music on a full-time basis. From classical repertoire to innovative new forms, the Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall and throughout the Front Range presenting outstanding education and outreach programs, and free summer parks concerts in addition to season-long Masterworks, Pops, Holiday, Family and “Inside the Score”
series. Presenting music that is timeless and performing in ways that are forever new – the Colorado Symphony exists to bring music to life.
Full of energetic new programs, exciting guest artists and a brand new roster of guest conductors from around the globe, the 2010/11 season offers something for everyone. For more information about the Colorado Symphony, visit www.coloradosymphony.org.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Biographies for all artists are available upon request.
Margaret A. Williams
Colorado Symphony is the region’s only full-time professional orchestra, performing in dowtown Denver at Boettcher Hall and across the Front Range. Presenting timeless music performed in new ways, the Colorado Symphony brings music to life.