CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) is the presenting sponsor of tonight’s special Colorado Symphony performance at the Denver Performing Arts Center, which will feature the orchestra playing musical compositions created by elementary-school students from Cole Arts & Sciences Academy, a Title 1 school in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood.
The performance is the culmination of the Colorado Symphony’s Very Young Composers Program, where students learn to innovate by composing music with the help of orchestra musicians.
“Colorado-based Arrow supports the Symphony’s Very Young Composers Program to help expand the boundaries of innovation,” said Joe Verrengia, Arrow’s global director of Corporate Social Responsibility. “Innovation doesn’t just happen by magic—the process of innovation can be taught. Rather than diving straight into technology, we start by using music as a step towards developing confident new innovators.”
“I am thrilled to be conducting the compositions of our Very Young Composers program. These works are inventive and a testament to Arrow's vision of innovation to transform ideas into influential achievements," said Symphony Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon.
Colorado Symphony CEO Jerry Kern added, “The Colorado Symphony is committed to excellence, access and inclusion in all areas of our programming and partnerships, especially to historically underserved people, in neighborhood schools and in community venues. The collaboration between Arrow and the Colorado Symphony has allowed these Very Young Composers an unforgettable and invaluable experience that has proved to them their unique ideas are worthy and respected.”
In addition to supporting the Young Composers Program, Arrow is a presenting sponsor for the 2016 Colorado Symphony season. In 2015, Arrow Electronics collaborated with the Colorado Symphony on an original music composition. The Arrow “Five Years Out” overture reflects Arrow’s commitment to innovation and represents the Colorado Symphony's expansion into creating original music.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations serving over 85 countries.
About the Colorado Symphony
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony performs more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by internationally renowned Music Director Andrew Litton, the Colorado Symphony is home to 80 full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. Every season, the Colorado Symphony serves more than 250,000 people from all walks of life, performing a range of musical styles, from traditional to contemporary. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music.