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Dear Music Lovers, On behalf of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, I’m delighted to welcome you to our 2019-20 Season: Music is Life! Each of our concert programs offers something unique for music lovers—whether it’s featuring artists with non-traditional solo instruments, as with Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, or celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his “Eroica” Symphony and LSO’s first-ever performance of Beethoven’s Fourth at Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium. Our season opens with a concert that draws connections to the incredible survival of Notre Dame Cathedral’s organ in Paris with two works for organ and orchestra by Parisian composers, including Camille Saint-Saëns’ epic “Organ Symphony.” As a fan of early music, I am thrilled that we are presenting Handel’s Messiah at Westview Presbyterian Church with our friends from the Longmont Chorale Singers. Also, our Chamber Orchestra performance at Stewart Auditorium in October
will include a 20th-century take on the music of the Italian Renaissance Period in a complete performance of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. In February, we’ll feature the Longmont Youth Symphony playing side-by-side with your Longmont Symphony musicians in Respighi’s Pines of Rome, plus the great violinist Andrew Sords performing Corigliano’s Chaconne from The Red Violin. Another exciting part of our season is that, in addition to our presentation of The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet, we’ve made our Gentle Nutcracker, designed for individuals with special needs and their families, into an annual event! This, combined with our robust outreach in schools, 5th Grade Concerts, and Family Concert— featuring the timeless classic Peter and the Wolf—shows how music can unite the entire spectrum of our community and touch people’s lives.
Elliot Moore Music Director
Violinist Andrew Sords performing with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra in 2017
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Opening Night: The Organ Symphony SAT, OCTOBER 5, 2019—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 POULENC Concerto for Organ Brian du Fresne, organ SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ Symphony” Brian du Fresne, organ This celebratory opening night performance features two works for organ by Parisian composers, which celebrate culture, music and the incredible survival of the Notre Dame Cathedral’s organ in Paris during the recent fire. Saint-Saëns’ epic symphony for large orchestra with organ closes this sonic triptych.
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Beethoven Cycle SAT, NOVEMBER 9, 2019—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor ENESCO Prelude in Unison SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 Adrian Daurov, cello BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
“Cellist Adrian Daurov is a superb artist whose playing is both virtuosic and movingly expressive.” ~The Ridgefield Press
Join us as we continue our Beethoven Symphony Cycle—this time in Vance Brand Civic Auditorium—to witness the grandeur that Beethoven infuses into his “Eroica” (Heroic) Third Symphony. Russian cellist, Adrian Daurov, joins the LSO in Shostakovich’s virtuosic Cello Concerto No. 1.
“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” ~Ludwig van Beethoven
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The Force of Destiny SAT, FEBRUARY 15, 2020—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor VERDI La forza del destino CORIGLIANO The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra Andrew Sords, violin PAGANINI La Campanella RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome Side-by-side with the Longmont Youth Symphony
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The feeling of destiny is one that accompanies us at different times in our lives. For this concert, destiny takes the reins—from soulmate connections to the “lives” of musical instruments in The Red Violin. Closing with Respighi’s monumental musical depiction of life in Rome, this performance featuring violinist Andrew Sords and the Longmont Youth Symphony is one that you won’t want to miss!
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A Fanfare for All SAT, APRIL 4, 2020—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor GWYNETH WALKER Open the Door JENNIFER HIGDON Percussion Concerto Cameron Leach, percussion COPLAND Symphony No. 3
This program features two works by American women—Gwyneth Walker’s Open the Door overture and Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, winner of the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Classical Contemporary Composition. Copland’s Third Symphony, written at the end of the Second World War, uses his famous “Fanfare for the Common Man” theme to express the euphoric spirit of the country at that time.
LSO at the Movies! SAT, MAY 9, 2020—7:30 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor This family-friendly program features popular film music that reflects our life’s journey of adventure, love, nostalgia, and perseverance, including: »» »» »» »» »»
Chariots of Fire Cinema Paradiso Batman Titanic Lord of the Rings ...and more
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La Commedia dell’arte SAT, OCTOBER 19, 2019—7 PM SUN, OCTOBER 20, 2019—4 PM Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum Longmont Chamber Orchestra Elliot Moore, conductor Christie Conover, soprano; Tenor, TBA; Joshua South, bass MOZART Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro MOZART Selected Arias for Soprano and Orchestra STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (complete ballet)
“Pulcinella is based upon 17th-century Italian Renaissance music and comic theatre personalities that helped usher in a fun new style of classicism.” ~Elliot Moore, music director
Beethoven Cycle: Schubert & Beethoven SAT, MARCH 7, 2020—7 PM SUN, MARCH 8, 2020—4 PM Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum Longmont Chamber Orchestra Elliot Moore, conductor SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4
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The Nutcracker SAT, DECEMBER 7, 2019—4 PM SUN, DECEMBER 8, 2019—2 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor Tickets $12-$40 ON SALE AUGUST 26
The Gentle Nutcracker SAT, DECEMBER 7, 2019—1 PM A sensory-friendly performance for individuals with special needs and their families. Tickets $10 ON SALE AUGUST 26
Handel’s Messiah SUN, DECEMBER 15—4 PM Westview Presbyterian Church, Longmont Longmont Chamber Orchestra with Longmont Chorale Singers Vocal soloists Elliot Moore, conductor Tickets $30; Students/Kids $10
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with the Boulder Ballet
SAT, JANUARY 18, 2020—4 PM Vance Brand Civic Auditorium Elliot Moore, conductor SAINT-SAËNS Selections from Carnival of the Animals BIZET Les Toreadores PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf with narrator Tickets $10 ON SALE AUGUST 26
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.
ADOPT-A-SCHOOL PROGRAM 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 5,000 students in the 2nd-5th grade in an intimate chamber music setting.
ANNUAL 5TH GRADE CONCERT In 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 to â€˜sit inâ€™ with the orchestra during one of the pieces, and one student from the audience is chosen to conduct.
MENTORS IN MUSIC Longmont Symphony Orchestra musicians 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.
ANDREW D. KELLER YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION This annual event 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 with the LSO at a future concert. Many past winners of this competition have gone on to professional performance and music education careers.
LONGMONT YOUTH SYMPHONY 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.
SENIOR CONCERTS Members of the LSO string quartet, brass quintet, and woodwind quintet perform concerts yearly at various senior facilities throughout Longmont.
RAY PARNABY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND GARY DICKS PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIP 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.
POP-UP CONCERTS Longmont Symphony ensembles can be heard at special events throughout the downtown area and in concerts at parks.
JULY 4TH SUMMER CONCERT Performed at Thompson Park in Longmont, this free community concert has become an annual family tradition. People of all ages and backgrounds attend this event in celebration of our nation and those who have served.
NUTCRACKER OUTREACH PERFORMANCE Hundreds of tickets for our final Nutcracker Ballet dress rehearsal are given to organizations serving the disabled, seniors and economicallydisadvantaged community members. The LSO and Boulder Ballet also collaborate on a sensory-friendly Gentle Nutcracker performance, specifically designed for community members with special needs and their families.
TICKET OUTREACH We offer free tickets to select concerts to the underserved community, enabling those to attend who may otherwise be unable due to financial considerations. For information on how you can get involved and/or support these community programs, contact the LSO office at 303.772.5796 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE LSO 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
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More information and volunteer applications can be found at longmontsymphony.org.
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Note: Nutcracker Ballet, Gentle Nutcracker & Family Concert tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 26.
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