70th Season Opener
Cohn conducts Bartók
MASAKAZU ITO, guitar
Colorado School of
Mines Green Center
1 hour and 30
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
Fanfare for the Common Man
D'un matin de printemps
Concierto de Aranjuez
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.
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.
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.
Bios from Maurice Cohn and Masakazu Ito on their website.
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]
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...
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