Arrow Electronics Proudly Sponsors Colorado Symphony Very Young Composers’ Performance

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.

Contacts

Arrow Electronics, Inc.
Meghan Macdonald, 303-824-4589
mmacdonald@arrow.com
or
Colorado
Symphony
Seth McNew, 303-308-2477
smcnew@coloradosymphony.org