“Colorado Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2021/22 season,” writes Maggie Donahue in Monday’s (6/14) Colorado Public Radio. “Starting in September, the orchestra will perform 49 live, indoor concerts … at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver. The season is the orchestra’s first regular programming since COVID began in 2020. In the last year and a half, it’s put on several virtual performances and played 18 live shows at Red Rocks. Members have also performed in small ensemble concerts…. The season will open Sept. 17-19 with … pianist Emanuel Ax [and] the orchestra [in] Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, [plus] Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. This year, the orchestra plans to highlight talented and diverse composers, guest performers, soloists and conductors, including music by women composers Clarise Assad, Gabriela Lena Frank, Joan Towers, Jessie Montgomery, and Florence Price. ‘As we look ahead to the return of normal in-hall operations, we’re excited to build on the successes we’ve enjoyed over the past decade by coming out of this pandemic with renewed energy and purpose,’ said Anthony Pierce, the orchestra’s chief artistic officer.” Resident Conductor Christopher Dragon and guest conductors will lead the season’s concerts.