Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

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ca. 2019 (Green Center)

photo by Carl Wiebe

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. 

We are proud to unite our audiences through their shared love for the arts.


Jefferson Symphony enriches the greater Jefferson County community through quality music experiences and educational programming.

 2020/21...our 68th Season 

You are invited to listen to and enjoy a JSO-curated concert!

Maestro William Morse offers his favorite recordings -- some wonderful performances of the repertoire programmed for our 68th season. 

We regret not being able to present this program live to our public, however we invite you to enjoy these masterpieces!

Visit our CONCERTS page. 

"My congratulations to all of the JSO musicians! starts JSO conductor William Morse. "The "Enchanted Garden" movement from the Mother Goose Suite, by Maurice Ravel, was one of the many pieces considered for a virtual performance. There are many things to consider when attempting a project of this nature.

More about this recording + Carmina Burana from the CONCERTS page. 

A Message to our JSO Subscribers

Annual Meeting Notice (posted April 27, 2021)

Dear JSO Subscriber,


   The Annual Meeting of the Members of Jefferson Symphony Association (JSA), the entity under which the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) does business, will be on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. electronically online using the Zoom meeting application. If you are a member as defined below, you will receive an email from the JSA office with instructions on how to attend on or before April 27. If you are a member and do not receive such an email, please contact the JSA office via email at

Please visit the ANNUAL MEETING page for complete info about virtual attendance. 


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. 

 Our April 2021 Concert List 

Jefferson Symphony Conductor's Invitation to a Spring Concert

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"Hello Maestro!" starts Daniel Gostein, who won our 61st Young Artist Competition in January 2020. Daniel messaged that he is actively performing and recording from home, and shares with our audience his newest music: "Heavy Circles" for marimba. 

 An Update from JSO about our 2020/21 Season 

Dear Patrons and Symphony Supporters,


The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra remains committed to prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in our musical community. However regretfully, we are sharing that due to the continuing COVID-19 crisis, all JSO-produced events have been canceled through August 2021. While perhaps not surprising during these times, it is disheartening to keep our venues shut and not share the experience of live music with our audiences.


Previously, the Jefferson Symphony closed the first half of its 68th season through January 2021.


These new updates affect the following events:


February 14, 2021 – Winter Concert – JSO + Stas Venglevski, bayan accordion

March 21, 2021 – Young Artists – JSO + Daniel Gostein, marimba

May 09, 2021 – Season Finale: Carmina Burana – JSO + Evergreen Chorale  

In addition:

March 2021 – Young Artists Recital Fundraiser – featuring Daniel Gostein

May 2021 – Symphony Showcase – featuring JSO musicians, chamber music

August 2021 -- Concert in the Park! -- our summer concert in Parfet Park

"My personal hope is for a strong return in the fall and a terrific program for our traditional

October concert,” said JSO Principal Conductor William Morse. 

Read more on our CONCERT UPDATES page.

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We are most grateful to everyone who gave for Colorado Gives Day in 2020! 

We received more than $6200 from

50+ supporters of Jefferson Symphony!

How does your support help?

  JSO is grateful to its grantors and sponsors. 

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