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As the Jefferson Symphony renews its 69th season, we invite you to preview our season.

This is our time to reunite in the concert hall -- live music is back and bolder than ever.

We are overjoyed to present Jefferson Symphony’s 2021/2022 season and the return of in-person performances.

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Upcoming events this season: 

Sunday, May 8 — 3:00 p.m.

JSO Season Finale
with principal conductor WILLIAM MORSE
and concertmaster BRIDGET GIBSON

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We have updated our concert safety protocols and are no longer requiring proof of vaccination. Read more...

JSO announces Maestro Morse's retirement at the end of this season


Jefferson Symphony's music director and principal conductor, Dr. William Morse, has announced his retirement. He has worked for Jefferson County's largest classical music ensemble since 1998. Morse has devoted 23 years of tremendous service to Jefferson Symphony and has contributed much to the cultural enrichment of JSO ensemble members and audiences across the lower Front Range. Morse will adopt emeritus status and retain artistic direction while the symphony’s directors search for — and then welcome — a new leader.

Vocalists James Baumgardner and Emily Murdock with JSO conductor William Morse after the 2021 Holiday Concert. 

Dr. William Morse oversaw major expansion of JSO concerts through dynamic collaborations with guest artists, a summer concert series; then managed their cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis and oversaw the creation of JSO's virtual orchestra. The symphony’s budget, ticket sales and season subscriptions have risen steadily during Morse's tenure. He has also developed the widely admired Young Artists Competition and annual YAC Concert. He is now leading JSO's 69th season of performances and return to live music at the Green Center concert hall in Golden.

Our Annual Membership Meeting is Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church. Read more...

We are most grateful to everyone who gave

during Colorado Gives Day in 2021! 

We received more than $12,400 from

65+ supporters of Jefferson Symphony!


Sunday concerts at the Green Center in Golden, Colorado. Welcome back to live music!


...all digital!

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Jefferson Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1953 and is a seventy--five member ensemble based in Golden, Colorado. Featuring fine musicians from many walks of life, the orchestra, under Maestro William Morse, continues to perform the most challenging of repertoire. 

Jefferson Symphony enriches the greater Jefferson County community through quality music experiences and educational programming. We are proud to unite our audiences through their shared love for the arts.


Our Young Artist Competition resumes for 2021/22!

The annual audition brings twelve rising musicians to Colorado for a live-finals round; top-prizes include a solo opportunity with JSO during our season and over $8000 in awards. Visit our JSO*YAC page. 

  JSO is grateful to its grantors and sponsors. 

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