Young Artists Concert

O'Neil conducts Dvořák

Guest Conductor

2023 Young Artist 
TBA January 2023

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Colorado School of
Mines Green Center
Golden, Colorado

April 2
3:00 p.m.

1 hour and 30
minutes with

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What's interesting about this concert...

  • The 2023 Young Artist performs their piano concerto selection with JSO upon winning our Young Artist Competition. Additionally, they perform a solo recital for patrons offering you a chance to meet our distinguished guest.

  • The Eighth Symphony by Dvořák is sheer joy. The harmony of moods, vivid orchestration, and lively rhythms were inspired by nature and walks the composer would take by streams and in forests. 

  • Dvořák often relied on Czech culture and scenery for inspiration. In this symphony, he uses the orchestra to depict bird calls, a passing storm, rousing folk dances, and gentle breezes. 

Concert Program

Symphony No. 8

PIANO CONCERTO be announced
January 2023

Your symphony experience is waiting — tickets available now.
Join us for a sensational concert!



Scott O'Neil, conductor

Acclaimed conductor Scott O’Neil has a decorated career as former resident conductor of the Colorado Symphony, the Utah Symphony, and many more around the U.S. Known to many as a contributor to 'Behind the Baton' on CPR Classical, he has also collaborated with classical artists Van Cliburn, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, and Lang Lang.

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2023 JSO Young Artist

The winner of our Young Artists Competition adds their top-prize concerto performance to our program. The JSO*YAC live auditions and finals are held in Colorado each year and attract rising talent from national and internaional music institutions.

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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.

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Read more about the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition. 12 finalists perform their select piano concert in front of a panel of 3 judges. Top prize includes $5000 and our invitation to perform with JSO and conductor Scott O'Neil in April. 

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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