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70th Season Opener

Cohn conducts Bartók

Candidate Conductor

Guest Artist

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Colorado School of
Mines Green Center
Golden, Colorado

October 16
3:00 p.m.

1 hour and 30
minutes with

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What's interesting about this concert...

  • Internationally acclaimed artist, MASAKAZU ITO, returns to our concert hall for an enchanting collaboration—Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.

  • Lili Boulanger's D'un matin de printemps channels the aesthetic of Debussy while depicting the rapid progression of spring through changing moods and vivid soundscapes. 

  • Béla Bartók, wrote his iconic Concerto for Orchestra within the span of two months. Folk rhythms and dance melodies burst from every instrument on stage.  

Concerto for Orchestra

Concert Program

Fanfare for the Common Man

D'un matin de printemps

Concierto de Aranjuez

Your symphony experience is waiting — tickets available now. 
Season members receive discounts & free admission. Learn more...


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Maurice Cohn, conductor

A two-time recipient of the Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award, Maurice Cohn currently serves as Assistant Conductor for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He is a regular guest conductor with the Chicago-based contemporary ensemble Zafa Collective and is also the Assistant Conductor of the Aspen Music Festival for the 2022 season.

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Masakazu Ito, guitar

Following his solo debut in Tokyo, Masakazu Ito won top prizes world-wide, including the Andrés Segovia International and the Tokyo International guitar competitions. A performance of 'Concierto de Aranjuez' by Joaquín Rodrigo with Colorado's National Repertory Orchestra marked his concerto premiere, since, he has collaborated with countless symphony orchestras and instrumental ensembles.

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Jefferson Symphony

For seventy 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.

Read: A concert interview with conductor Maurice Cohn

We asked Maurice Cohn from Dallas, Texas some questions about leading the orchestra, how he got into conducting, and the "hidden gems" in our October 16 concert. Read more...

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Read: A concert interview with soloist Masakazu Ito

Masakazu Ito waited 7 years for his guitar, and he also keeps an unpublished score of 'Conceirto de Aranjuez' by composer Joaquin Rodrigo. 


Listen: Masakazu Ito performs "El Marabino"

Venezuelan guitarist and composer Antonio Lauro (1917-1986) wrote a number of Venezuelan waltzes for solo guitar, and "El Marabino" is one of his absolute gems. [1min42sec]

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Also of interest

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 2022/23 season

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