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Jefferson Symphony Orchestra

at the Colorado School of Mines

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Since 1953, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has been a cultural gem in Golden for JeffCo audiences, students and families. 

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Our 71st Season of performances at Mines!

FREE ADMISSION for all Mines students, faculty and staff! Tickets available day-of with Mines I.D. 

The Jefferson Symphony invites you to our 2023/24 season of concerts at the Green Center. As we enter our 71st year of performances, we want to share our music with the students, faculty, and staff of the Colorado School of Mines. 

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Jefferson Symphony
Season 71 Opener

Dr. J. Arturo González 

Katie Mahan
guest artist | piano

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Colorado School of
Mines Green Center
Golden, Colorado

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October 15
3:00 p.m.

1 hour and 30
minutes with

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Concert Program

El Salón México

Rhapsody in Blue

Symphony No. 9
"From the New World"

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What's interesting
about this concert...

  • Pianist Katie Mahan is particularly distinguished as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin. Her greatest pianistic influence came from her studies with the celebrated French pianist Pascal Rogé, with whom she studied the music of the French Impressionists.

  • A century of Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue is celebrating its 100th anniversary! Composed in 1924, it is a groundbreaking, genre-fusing piece that blends elements of classical music  with jazz and blues.

  • In "El Salón México," Aaron Copland draws inspiration from Mexican folk music and dance forms. The piece captures the lively and vibrant atmosphere of a Mexican dance hall, or "salón," through its rhythmic and melodic elements.

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The Green Center is a unique building on Colorado School of Mines campus and serves the area as both a community events center and as a campus event facility. As the largest auditorium in Jefferson County, the Green Center seats 1,100 patrons in traditional fully upholstered retracting theater seats.

FREE ADMISSION for all Mines students, faculty and staff! Tickets available day-of with Mines I.D. 


Featured Artists

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Dr. J. Arturo González 

Arturo González, JSO's fourth Music Director, has led the El Paso and Las Cruces Chamber Orchestra, the Ballet & Theatre of the Border, and Colorado Light Opera. For two seasons and three national tours, he had the tremendous honor of conducting the National Youth Orchestra of Mexico. In Colorado, Gonzalez also conducts the Flatirons Symphony Orchestra and has guest conducted several neighboring ensemble including the Boulder Opera, Longmont Symphony, Youth Orchestra of the Rockies, and Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.

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Katie Mahan

Since making her orchestral debut performing Gershwin’s Concerto in F with the Breckenridge Symphony, Katie has appeared in concert throughout the USA, Europe, Canada, the Middle East, Russia and Japan. A multi-faceted artist for whom music is an endless passion, Katie is at home in a broad repertoire, and is particularly distinguished as an interpreter of the music of George Gershwin, Claude Debussy and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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Jefferson Symphony

For 71 years, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has made music thousands of people in and around Jefferson County have enjoyed. What motivates our ensemble also motivates those who attend — a love of great music. Our symphony series and edcational programs add a new dimension of awareness, enrichment, and engagement to music-loving audiences.

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