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Musical Journeys 2018-19 SEASON


to the LSO’s 2018-19 Season Dear Music Enthusiasts, My first season with the Longmont Symphony was thrilling―new people were engaged, friends were made, and live symphonic music deepened our civic pride. For the connecting thread of our 2018-19 season, we’ve chosen “Musical Journeys.” Whether showcasing a Juilliard-trained pianist from Longmont’s sister city of Chino, Japan; French music from Ravel and Debussy; “Sounds of America” with Larsen, Barber and Copland; carols from around the world for our Candlelight Concert; our space-themed Pops Concert; or the journey that Mahler takes us on in his “Titan” Symphony― our season is sure to move you! We’ll also continue our cycle of Beethoven Symphonies at the Longmont Museum, and our popular family programming with The Nutcracker Ballet in December and “A Child’s Book of Animals” in January. I hope that you’ll join us on our tour of great symphonic music from near and far as we pursue our mission to provide world-class music and culture for everyone in our community. I look forward to seeing you at the symphony! ~Elliot Moore


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Opening Night Happy Birthday, Lenny! SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms Longmont Chorale Wade Hartrick, boy soprano MAHLER Symphony No. 1, “Titan” Our journey begins with a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday and some of the composers whose music he championed, including Shostakovich and Mahler. Mahler’s First Symphony, “Titan,” completes the composer’s journey of love and loss that he began with his autobiographical song cycle, Songs of a Wayfarer.

Get up to 20% off single ticket prices with a series package―Six concerts for only $125! Unless otherwise noted, all concerts are at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, located inside Skyline High School, at 600 E. Mountain View Ave.

A Cultural Affair SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor

CONOR BROWN How to Relax with Origami RAVEL Concerto for Piano in G Major Taka Kigawa, piano DEBUSSY La Mer Music and culture bridge the great divide between the East and West. We welcome Taka Kigawa from our sister city of Chino, Japan, along with impressionist music from Ravel and Debussy, and a creative work by local composer Conor Brown in this program that takes inspiration from Japanese, French and American cultures.

The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

Sounds of America SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor

KURKA Symphony No. 2 Colorado Premiere BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Christie Conover, soprano LIBBY LARSEN Cowboy Songs Christie Conover, soprano COPLAND Rodeo

This journey into America’s heartland includes Aaron Copland’s celebration of the American West, Rodeo, Libby Larsen’s Cowboy Songs, the Colorado premiere of Robert Kurka’s Symphony No. 2, and Barber’s powerful Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Christie Conover, an alumna of the CU College of Music, will be featured in this evening of Americana.

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Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor

SMETANA The Moldau TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto Sharon Roffman, violin BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra The Moldau transports us on a life-affirming journey on the Czech Republic’s Vltava River, and Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra takes us even further into the musical sounds of Eastern Europe. Sharon Roffman, the Concertmaster of the Royal Scottish Symphony Orchestra, joins the Longmont Symphony to perform Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto.

Pops Concert DID YOU KNOW...?

Vance Brand is a native of Longmont with degrees from CU and UCLA. He was a Marine Corps aviator and civilian testpilot. As a NASA astronaut, he flew on the ApolloSoyuz mission and commanded three space shuttle missions.

The LSO in Space! SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor

Take a short ride on a fast machine with the Longmont Symphony as we celebrate 60 years of spaceflight in our auditorium named after local astronaut Vance Brand. This family-friendly program features film music from Star Wars and E.T., plus selections from Holst’s The Planets, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra, and more!

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Haydn & Mozart


Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum Longmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra Elliot Moore, conductor DANIELPOUR Lacrimae Beati HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 1 Alice Yoo, cello MOZART Symphony No. 41 Haydn’s youthful Cello Concerto in C juxtaposes Mozart’s final symphony and Richard Danielpour’s work for string orchestra, Lacrimae Beati, based upon the last notes that Mozart ever composed in his Requiem.

Beethoven Cycle SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019—4 PM

Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum Longmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra Elliot Moore, conductor

Tickets $30 Seniors/Students $27 Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine & hors d’oeuvres

BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 The Longmont Symphony’s Beethoven Cycle continues with Beethoven’s Second Symphony paired with fellow revolutionary composer Dimitri Shostakovich and his deeply personal Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a.

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Museum Concerts

Holiday Concerts The Nutcracker

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018—4 PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018—2 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor

Tickets $12-$35; ON SALE AUGUST 27

Photo: Eli Akerstein

with the Boulder Ballet

Candelight Concert SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018—4 PM

Westview Presbyterian Church, 15th and Hover Longmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra with the Longmont Chorale Singers Elliot Moore, conductor Tickets $25; Seniors/Active Military $22; Students (12-18) $5; 11 and under free

Family Concert SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019—4 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor Young Artist Competition Winner, TBA Longmont Youth Symphony

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5 (Finale) MICHAEL CLOSE A Child’s Book of Animals World Premiere Erik Kroncke, bass-baritone A celebration of Longmont’s musical youth will be on display with this performance that features the Longmont Symphony’s Young Artist Competition winner, the Longmont Youth Symphony and the world premiere performance of Michael Close’s A Child’s Book of Animals with soloist Erik Kroncke. Adults $10; Children $5 Family Pass (2 adults/2 kids) $25

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Longmont Symphony in the Community The Longmont Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit, community-based organization whose mission is to foster and promote the appreciation and understanding of symphonic music through performances and educational programs. The LSO is dedicated to providing opportunities for children, seniors, and underserved community to experience live orchestral music through our Education & Outreach Programs.


Members of the Longmont Symphony string quartet, brass quintet, percussion ensemble and woodwind quintet perform on a four-year rotation through the St. Vrain Valley Elementary Schools. These ensembles perform in over 28 schools yearly, reaching over 4,000 students in the 2nd-5th grade in an intimate chamber music setting.


In late January, the LSO performs two concerts at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, reaching over 2,400 5th grade students in the St. Vrain Valley. For many students, this is their first experience hearing a live orchestra. Students are given the opportunity through a random drawing to ‘sit in’ with the orchestra and to conduct the orchestra.

MENTORS IN MUSIC PROGRAM This program allows Longmont Symphony Orchestra musicians to mentor middle school and high school instrumental music students. At the discretion of district music teachers, these musicians will be utilized as clinicians, in sectionals, and for individual or ensemble coaching once a week during a six-week period.


This event, held in mid-December, is open to elementary through high school age students. The Young Artist Competition is an opportunity for talented young musicians to prepare a piece to performance level, to compete, and to receive constructive criticism from a panel of judges. Monetary awards are given to those students who place in their respective age categories and one winner is chosen to perform at our January Family Concert. Many past winners of this competition have gone on to professional performance and music education careers. Longmont Youth Symphony and Longmont Youth Strings Ensemble are committed to serving the young musicians of the St. Vrain Valley and outlying areas of the community. The groups perform throughout the year and collaborate yearly with the Longmont Symphony for the Family Concert.


Members of the LSO string quartet, brass quintet, and woodwind quintet perform concerts yearly at various senior facilities throughout Longmont.


Sponsored by the Nancy L. Nixon Foundation, these scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, are awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be pursuing a music degree.


Performed at Thompson Park in Longmont, this free community concert has become an annual family tradition. All ages and socioeconomic backgrounds attend this concert in celebration of our nation and those who have served.


Longmont Symphony ensembles can be heard at special events throughout the downtown area and in concerts at parks.


Hundreds of tickets for our final Nutcracker Ballet dress rehearsal are given to organizations serving the disabled, seniors, and lower socio-economic households.


We continue to offer free tickets to our regular season concerts to the underserved community, students and their families, enabling those to attend who may otherwise be unable due to financial considerations.

For more information on how you can get involved and/or support these community programs, please contact the LSO office at 303.772.5796 or


Volunteering is a meaningful and significant form of philanthropy. Giving your time and sharing your passion demonstrates an invaluable expression of support for the Longmont Symphony. The LSO is always looking for volunteers to: • Join the LSO Board of Directors • Join the LSO Guild • Volunteer on concert nights

• Volunteer as a concert usher • Volunteer to help at July 4th Concert • Provide baking & hospitality support

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2018-19 Longmont Symphony Orchestra Season Brochure  

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2018-19 Longmont Symphony Orchestra Season Brochure  

2018-19 Longmont Symphony Orchestra Season Brochure