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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.
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.
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.
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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Our venue — welcome to the Green Center in Golden
The Green Center on Colorado School of Mines campus houses a Grand Lobby, two lecture halls, and its newly renovated auditorium with an extravagant concert stage for concert productions
As the largest auditorium in Jefferson County, the Green Center accommodates 1,400 patrons in upholstered retracting theater seats and offers a perfect acoustic experience for live music.
Jeffco students receive free tickets all season
Our concerts are free for Jeffco school students! Enjoy a symphonic experience with your students or family — read more from JSO.
All youth in Jefferson County K—12 schools receive guest admission from our ticketing attendants. Students will receive one free ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket to concerts during the 2023/24 season.