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Jefferson Symphony
Young Artist Concert

Ann Kuo

2024 JSO*YAC Winner
guest artist | flute

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Colorado School of
Mines Green Center
Golden, Colorado

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April 7
3:00 p.m.

1 hour and 30
minutes with

Listen and Watch

"Your Favorite Overture"
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Concert Program

Your Favorite Overture

Check back soon for contest info!

Flute Concerto

Symphony No. 4 in D minor

What is an overture??

over·​ture ::ˈō-vər-ˌchu̇r :: (noun) :: Watch video →
: the orchestral introduction to a musical dramatic work
: an orchestral concert piece written especially as a single movement in sonata form

What's interesting
about this concert...

  • And the winner is... Your Favorite Overture! Audience and JSO Members vote to decide the concert opening piece in our "Your Favorite Overture" contest. The Overture with the most votes wins and will be announced live and performed at our April concert. More info coming soon!

  • Our special guest soloist and 2024 YAC winner, Ann Kuo, will astound you with a remarkable display of talent and a champion performance of the Flute Concerto by French composer Jacques Ibert.

  • About JSO Young Artists Competition 

  • Schumann's Fourth Symphony has had a lasting impact on later composers. It is considered a precursor to the symphonic poems of composers like Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss, as it blurs the lines between music and narrative.

Featured Artists

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Ann Kuo, flute
guest artist

Ann Kuo, 22, studies at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, CA, with Jim Walker. Kuo has performed around the globe at venues in Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Japan. Last summer, she programmed a charity recital in Taiwan called “Sound of Home” for which she commissioned a new work by a Taiwanese composer and donated proceeds to youth service organizations in Taiwan.

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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.

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Jefferson Symphony

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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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.

Use promo JEFFCO at checkout for free tickets for your Jeffco student!

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