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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
Winter Concert
"The Music of Spain"

Masakazu Ito
guest artist | guitar


Patrick Sutton
guest artist | guitar

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Colorado School of
Mines Green Center
Golden, Colorado

Sunday
February 4
3:00 p.m.

1 hour and 30
minutes with
intermission

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Concert Program

What's interesting
about this concert...

  • The Overture to Carmen is infused with Spanish musical elements, the famous "Habanera" melody, and the "Toreador Song", which reflects the opera's setting in Spain.

  • Rodrigo often drew inspiration from his Mediterranean and Spanish surroundings. Concierto Madrigal is no exception, as it incorporates Spanish folk elements and rhythms with Renaissance music of the 16th century.

  • Though Russian, Rimsky-Korsakov's use of orchestration in Capriccio Espagnol creates a vivid portrayal of the Spanish soundscape and festive celebrations.

  • Danza ritual del fuego is frequently performed in concert halls around the world. Its engaging rhythm, evocative melodies, and dramatic contrasts make it a crowd-pleaser that leaves a lasting impact on audiences!

GEORGES BIZET
Overture to Carmen

MANUEL DE FALLA
Danza ritual del fuego (“Ritual Fire Dance”)
from El amor brujo (“Love, the Magician”)

JOAQUÍN RODRIGO
Concierto Madrigal for
two guitars and orchestra

NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Capriccio Espagnol, op. 34

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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. 

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Featured Artists

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Dr. J. Arturo González 
conductor

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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Jefferson Symphony
Orchestra

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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