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September 5, 2007


DENVER- Colorado Ballet is very pleased and excited to announce Adam Flatt as its new Music Director and Principal Conductor, beginning with the October 5, 2007 opening of its 47th season with Le Corsaire.

Flatt made his debut with the company during the 2006 production of The Nutcracker as guest conductor and selected as a top candidate as a result of that performance.

"I was very excited by what Adam produced with the orchestra during his guest appearance last year," said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs, "He certainly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and I feel our audiences will experience a freshness in our orchestra under his leadership."

Flatt says that he was similarly inspired by the experience.

"I have long admired Colorado Ballet as a fan," said Flatt, "When I conducted the company in performances last December, I was delighted and impressed by the wonderful, committed playing from the remarkable musicians of the orchestra and the amazing dancing of this company. I am happy to be joining Gil Boggs and Colorado Ballet."

Having grown up in Sacramento, California, Flatt began his music studies with childhood violin lessons. He holds a bachelor's degree in music with honors from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree in conducting from the Indiana University School of Music.

Although his conducting experience encompasses a wide range of musical styles, his first exposure to live orchestra came early, when at the age of 3, he attended a performance of The Nutcracker.

I can still remember the emotional excitement of that experience," Flatt said.

Flatt has conducted ballet performances with companies in Oregon and Texas, as well as performances with orchestras and opera companies across the country and abroad, has been a prominent member of Denver's musical community since 2001, when he joined the Colorado Symphony as Associate Conductor, a position he held until 2006. During that time, he led over 250 concerts with the CSO, including live radio and television broadcasts.

As Music Director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Flatt has overseen a period of dramatic growth and led the young musicians on international tours. The DYAO is a 2007 recipient of a prestigious Meet The Composer Music Alive award. He is also beginning a position as the Artistic Director of the Newport Symphony, in Oregon this season.

Colorado Ballet begins the 2007-2008 season on October 5, 2007! Tickets are on sale now. Please call 303.837.8888 or visit the all-new www.coloradoballet.org for more information.

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