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2023/24 Season

Meet Jefferson Symphony
Music Director and
Principal Conductor
Dr. J. ARTURO González

Symphony Concerts & Recitals

2023-2024
SEASON 71

Our 2023-2024 Season with Maestro González 

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2023

SUNDAY
OCTOBER 15
3:00 p.m.

Season 71 Opener

(Katie Mahan, courtesy of artist)

Katie Mahan piano

Dr. J. Arturo González  conductor

GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue
COPLAND  El Salón México
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, "New World Symphony"

Conductor Arturo González makes his debut as JSO Music Director and Principal Conductor! Katie Mahan adds her signature flair in a stellar performance of Gershwin's iconic work for orchestra and piano.

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FRIDAY
NOVEMBER 3
7:00 p.m.

Recital: Symphony Showcase #1

Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden
14350 W 32nd Avenue, 80401

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JSO Symphony Showcases are enriching chamber music recitals performed by our talented JSO musicians. A variety of instruments come together to create harmony and explore different musical landscapes.

 

From the Baroque to the Contemporary, chamber music spans centuries of musical evolution. Each recital offers a delightful blend of styles and eras, ensuring there's something for every music enthusiast to savor.

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SUNDAY
DECEMBER 10 
3:00 p.m.

Holiday Concert

Christie Conover  soprano

James Baumgardner  tenor

Dr. J. Arturo González  conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY  The Nutcracker (selections)

BRUBECK/TAKE 5  "What Child Is This?"

ANDERSON  "A Christmas Festival"

HANDEL  “Rejoice greatly”, from Messiah

...and more festive favorites!

 

Spirited Christmas music fills the air! Colorado vocalists Christie Conover and James Baumgardner add soaring melodies to your Holiday traditions.

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(Christie Conover, James Baumgardner, courtesy of artists)

2024

SATURDAY
JANUARY 6
7:00 p.m.

Recital: JSO*YAC Winners' Recital

Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden
14350 W 32nd Avenue, 80401

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Enjoy a chamber performance by the First, Second, and Third Place Winners of the 2024 JSO Young Artists Competition for Winds, Brass, and Percussion. This recital offers a delightful blend of styles and instruments, ensuring there's something for every music enthusiast to savor.

 

After the recital, many musicians enjoy interacting with the audience, you'll gain insights into their craft, artistic choices, and the stories behind the artistry. Full program TBA. 

Tickets on sale October 16.

SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 4
3:00 p.m.

Winter Concert: The Music of Spain

Masakazu Ito  guitar

Patrick Sutton  guitar

Dr. J. Arturo González  conductor

 

RODRIGO  Concierto Madrigal for two guitars and orchestra

BIZET  Overture to Carmen

DE FALLA  Danza ritual del fuego ("Ritual Fire Dance")

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Capriccio Espagnol

 

Step into the vibrant world of Spanish rhythms and melodies for a journey like no other. Masakazu Ito and Patrick Sutton collaborate for Concierto Madrigal, a virtuosic duo concerto celebrated for its beauty and musical intricacies. Spanish dances... homages to Spain... you'll be transported to the heart of Spain's rich and diverse musical heritage.

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(Masakazu Ito, Patrick Sutton, courtesy of artists)

FRIDAY
MARCH 8
7:00 p.m.

Recital: Symphony Showcase #2

Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden
14350 W 32nd Avenue, 80401

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JSO Symphony Showcases are enriching chamber music recitals performed by our talented JSO musicians. A variety of instruments come together to create harmony and explore different musical landscapes.

 

From the Baroque to the Contemporary, chamber music spans centuries of musical evolution. Each recital offers a delightful blend of styles and eras, ensuring there's something for every music enthusiast to savor.

Tickets on sale October 16.

FRIDAY
APRIL 5
7:00 p.m.

Recital: 2024 Young Artist Recital

Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden
14350 W 32nd Avenue, 80401

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Enjoy a chamber performance by the 2024 Winner of the JSO Young Artists Competition for Winds, Brass, and Percussion. This recital offers a delightful blend of styles and eras, ensuring there's something for every music enthusiast to savor.

 

Plus, you'll meet our solo artist in a post-concert reception. After the recital, many chamber musicians enjoy interacting with the audience, you'll gain insights into their craft, artistic choices, and the stories behind the artistry. Full program TBA. 

Tickets on sale October 16.

SUNDAY
APRIL 7
3:00 p.m.

Young Artist Concert

2024 JSO*YAC Winner  TBD

Dr. J. Arturo González  conductor

TBD  "Your Favorite Overture"

TBD  Young Artist's Concerto

SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 4 in D minor

 

What's your favorite overture? Your votes secure the April program with our "Your Favorite Overture" Contest. Our special guest and 2024 Young Artists Competition winner will amaze you with an award-winning performance and a remarkable display of talent. 

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SUNDAY
MAY 19
3:00 p.m.

Season 71 Finale

Kirsten Carpenter Ortman  soprano
Steven Taylor  baritone

The Evergreen Chorale

Christine Gaudreau  chorus master

Dr. J. Arturo González  conductor

SCHÜTZ  Geistliche Chormusik

   - Selig sind die Toten

   - Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit

BRAHMS  Ein deutsches Requiem ("A German Requiem")  

Arturo González collaborates with The Evergreen Chorale, Kirsten Carpenter Ortman, and Steven Taylor to perform Brahms's "German Requiem", a beloved masterpiece revered as one of the most significant choral works in classical music.

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(Kirsten Carpenter Ortman, Steven Taylor, courtesy of artists)

(Christine Gaudreau, Evergreen Chorale)

Jefferson Symphony proudly returns to the Colorado School of Mines 

Green Center for our entire season of symphony concert performances.

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