2019/20...our 67th Season

Season Opening Concert -- Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:00 p.m. 
Wheat Ridge United Methodist Church
7530 W 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO

          Kara Guggenmos, soprano 

Our Season Premiere opens with Beethoven's "Leonore Overture No. 3" -- a grand orchestral work and concert hall favorite. JSO guest artist Kara Guggenmos, adds lyrical brilliance as soloist in Barber's "Knoxville: Summer of 1915." An exhilarating performance of Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony anchors the program and adds a masterwork of the genre to our season opening.  

Ludwig van Beethoven

Dmitri Shostakovich

Samuel Barber

Leonore Overture No. 3

Symphony No. 10 in E Minor

Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Holiday Concert -- Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 3:00 p.m. 
Green Center, Colorado School of Mines
924 Sixteenth St, Golden, CO  

            Christie Conover, soprano 

Symphony No. 2 (Romantic)


Howard Hanson

Peter Boyer

...and holiday music, seasonal favorites -- an annual tradition!

A Christmastime tradition and audience highlight continues with our Holiday Concert features. JSO musicians share the stage with vocalists Christie Conover and James Baumgardner in December for our second concert and return to the newly-designed Green Center at Colorado School of Mines. Howard Hanson's musical homage to the 19th-century Symphony No. 2 ("Romantic") is programmed alongside Peter Boyer's bold and brassy "Festivities."

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         James Baumgardner, tenor 

Winter Concert -- Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. 
Green Center, Colorado School of Mines
924 Sixteenth St, Golden, CO  

                        Don Hilsberg, harp 

Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture" contributes an elegant showpiece to the repertoire list and offers the audience a musical setting of Greek god Helios and his chariot of the sun and sky. As a tribute to the composer, JSO programs two works by William Grant Still during Black History Month, annually observed in February. Known as "the Dean" of African-American composers, William Grant Still was also a major cultural contributor to the Harlem Renaissance. JSO peforms Still's Second Symphony and includes artist Don Hilsberg as featured soloist in "Ennanga" for harp and orchestra. Alberto Ginestera, often inspired by his Argentine landscape and folk-culture, wrote "Estancia" to idealize gaucho life on grassy plains. 

William Grant Still

Carl Nielsen

Alberto Ginestera

Symphony No. 2 (Song of a New Race)

Ennanga: Suite for Harp and Orchestra

Helios Overture

Estancia: Ballet Suite

 Tickets available December 2019 

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Young Artists Concert -- Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. 
Green Center, Colorado School of Mines
924 Sixteenth St, Golden, CO  



                  2020 JSO Young Artist 

Pyotr Tchaikovsky


Symphony No. 5 in E Minor


add'l concerto announced Jan 2020

...twelve finalists...one grand-prize performance...Each year JSO invites to our stage sensational, rising talent for a debut with our ensemble. Results of JSO*YAC determine our repertoire, which is added to a concert already robust with a pinnacle of romantic-era symphonies. The Young Artists Competition winner adds their prize-winning concerto performance to our winter program in a line-up paired with Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony.    

 Tickets available January 2020 

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Season Finale Concert -- Sunday, May 03, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. 
Green Center, Colorado School of Mines
924 Sixteenth St, Golden, CO  

                dir. Christine Gaudreau 




Danzon No. 2

Rapsodie espagnole

The Planets, Suite for Large Orchestra

Arturo Marquez

Maurice Ravel

Gustav Holst

...Neptune the Mystic, Jupiter the Bringer of Jollity... JSO collaborates with the Evergreen Women's Chorale to bring you Holst's "The Planets" -- a heavenly seven-movement work for extended orchestra. Also programmed is one of Maurice Ravel's first major works, "Rapsodie espagnole," which draws dance-like inspiration from the French composer's fascination with Spain. "Danzon No. 2" keeps the symphony dancing with Mexican composer Arturo Marquez' tribute to Afro-Cuban culture and urban rhythms. 

 Tickets available March 2020 

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