Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
CONCERT NEWS + ARTICLES
January 20, 2022
JSO*YAC - First Place
Ji Eun Park, 22, attended Yewon Music School in Seoul, South Korea. Recently, she finished her Bachelor and Master's studies from the Julliard school in an accelerated program. She is currently pursuing her Artists Diploma from the Royal College of Music in London.
She will perform her winning repertoire, William Walton's Viola Concerto, with Jefferson Symphony and guest conductor Arturo Gonzalez. Our annual Young Artists concert is March 27, 2022 at the Green Center in Golden.
January 4, 2022
Jefferson Symphony presents its winter concert!
Daniel Gostein, who won our 2020 Young Artists Competition, returns to Colorado to debut with Jefferson Symphony. He performs his winning concerto, "Sugaria," by Eric Sammut, and world premieres a second ravishing piece for marimba by composer Joseph Harchanko. Guest conductor Alan Yost also celebrates the masterworks by leading JSO in performances of Rossini's William Tell Overture and Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, Pastoral.
December 10, 2021
We are most grateful to everyone who gave during Colorado Gives Day in 2021!
We received more than $12,400 from 65+ supporters of Jefferson Symphony!
December 6, 2021
JSO announces Maestro Morse's retirement at the end of this season
Jefferson Symphony's music director and principal conductor, Dr. William Morse, has announced his retirement. He has worked for Jefferson County's largest classical music ensemble since 1998. Morse has devoted 23 years of tremendous service to Jefferson Symphony and has contributed much to the cultural enrichment of JSO ensemble members and audiences across the lower Front Range. Morse will adopt emeritus status and retain artistic direction while the symphony’s directors search for — and then welcome — a new leader.
December 1, 2021
Quiz: How well do you know your Christmas carols?
The festive period wouldn’t be the same without their figgy puddings and soaring descants. But how well do you really know your Christmas carols? Do you know your ‘Silent Night’ from your ‘Away in a Manger’? Check out your holiday knowledge!
November 7, 2021
Jefferson Symphony presents its annual Holiday concert!
Opening the concert is Mozart's witty Marriage of Figaro overture and the fabulous L'Arlesienne Suites by Georges Bizet. Joining the ensemble are warm sounds from local opera stars Emily Murdock, soprano, and James Baumgardner, tenor. Audiences and families will delight in the mix of holiday features including traditional, Mannheim, and contemporary styles of their favorite holiday music.
November 5, 2021
Support Jefferson Symphony on Colorado Gives Day!
Enjoying a fantastic afternoon at the symphony is really just one facet of our organization. We want to enrich and impact lives through music. The Jefferson Symphony is not only the oldest ensemble of volunteer musicians in Colorado, but also a valuable asset in the cultural life of the region and your community. We are a nonprofit organization and when you donate to the Symphony, you’re supporting us in our mission to change lives through music.
October 5, 2021
LISTEN: Stas Venglevski and his flying fingers
You've never heard "Flight of the Bumblebee" at this speed! Listen to three pieces in just five minutes and introduce yourself to music of the bayan accordion performed by Stas Venglevski. It's a quick listen of flight, dance, and an original composition by Venglevski, "Musette Caprice."
October 1, 2021
READ: Triple performances of Dvorak symphony signal New World of concert options CPR Classical shares the story of three orchestras performing Dvorak's "New World Symphony." Jefferson Symphony completes the hat trick on October 17. "Theres a uniqueness to Dvorak's use of melodies and for an audience it's very appealing," says principal conductor William Morse.
September 15, 2021
READ: Introduction to the Russian bayan accordion and the JSO’s guest artist
The differences in internal construction give the bayan a different tone color from Western instruments, and the bass has a much fuller sound. The very personable and extremely gifted Stas Venglevski is a world renowned celebrated musician and bayanist. Read more from Joan Grauman of the American Accordion Association.
September 9, 2021
The season premiere of Jefferson Symphony features double audience favorites by Czech composer Antonin Dvořák. His Symphony 9 “From the New World” and Carnival Overture celebrate our return to the Green Center in Golden. Also, we spotlight virtuoso Stas Venglevski who world premiered Anthony Galla-Rini’s second accordion concerto when it was originally composed and joins JSO for a ravishing performance of the piece with our ensemble. Single tickets on sale October 1.
August 20, 2021
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra announces its full season of concert dates, solo and collaborative artists, and program details. Visit our CONCERT PAGE for all the musical details!