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Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Music Director Arturo González 

GOLDEN, CO — The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) is thrilled to announce that Dr. J. Arturo González will be its new Music Director. This announcement concludes a yearlong search during which the Orchestra invited three candidates for the position to its conductor’s podium during the 2022-23 season. González will begin his term with JSO at the outset of its 2023-2024 season and his first performance is planned for October 2023 at the Season Opening Concert.

JSO Board Chair Jim Everson issued the following: “The Jefferson Symphony Association and the JSO Conductor Search Committee are pleased to announce that Dr. J. Arturo González has accepted the position of Music Director and Conductor of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. He will begin his duties immediately, and we look forward to working with him as we plan for our 2023-2024 concert season. Please join in welcoming him as our new conductor.”

As the fourth Music Director in the Symphony’s history, Arturo González succeeds William Morse, Antonia Joy Wilson, and JSO founder T. Gordon Parks. His appointment brings a new milestone for the Symphony, and he stated: “The Jefferson Symphony is a 70-year-old organization. I have such huge shoes to fill, and I take this position with great humility and respect for the people that came before me and for the tremendous musicians that form JSO.”  

As the Principal Conductor, Arturo González will oversee the artistic direction of the orchestra, shaping its musical identity and expanding its reach to Front Range and Colorado audiences. In addition to his new role, González also leads the Flatirons Community Orchestra. He has held guest conducting positions with symphony ensembles in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Spain.

González further stated:  “I firmly believe that a modern orchestra is a team. Let the magic, heart, and great musicianship of JSO continue for many, many years to come.”


Jefferson Symphony and Arturo González: 2023-2024 engagements

October 15, 2023

Season 71 Opening Concert
December 10, 2023

Holiday Concert
February 4, 2024

Winter Concert
April 7, 2024

Young Artist Concert
May 19, 2024

Season 71 Finale Concert

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