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2019-2020 Concert Series

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

October 4 • First Impressions: Music & Monet
Lawrence Golan, Conductor
Stephanie Cheng, Piano
David Sherman, Projection Design

Boulanger: D'un matin de Printemps (One Spring Morning)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major
Debussy: La Mer
Ravel: Boléro


November 15 & 16 • The Mozart Requiem
Lawrence Golan, Conductor
A Special Collaboration with
Central City Opera and Performing Arts Academy

Mozart: Requiem
Rossini: La gazza ladra Overture
Ponchielli: "Dance of the Hours" from La Gioconda
Borodin: "Polovetsian Dances" from Prince Igor


December 20 & 21 • Holiday Cheer!
Lawrence Golan, Conductor
Marla Wasson, Arvada Chorale Artistic Director
Stephanie Prosenjak, Cherry Creek Dance Artistic Director

Arr. Chilcott: The Twelve Days of Christmas
Arr. Shaw & Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas Suite No. 4
Tchaikovsky, orch. Golan: Selections from The Nutcracker: Overture; "March;" Spanish Dance, Arabian Dance, Chinese Dance
Richman: Hanukkah Festival Overture
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Tchaikovsky, orch. Golan: Selections from The Nutcracker: "Snow Pas de Deux;" Dance of the Mirlitons, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Russian Dance
Handel: "Hallelujah Chorus" from The Messiah
Stephenson: A Holly Jolly Sing-Along!


February 22 • Roulette
Conductors: Lawrence Golan and DPO International Conducting Workshop & Competition participants

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique"
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


March 21 • ¡Olé!
José Miguel Rodilla, Guest Conductor
Rebecca Moritzky, Harp

Falla: La vida breve; Spanish Dance No. 1
Henson-Conant: Soñado en español
Granados, orch. Grignon: Three Spanish Dances
Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2


May 15 • Beethoven Celebration
Lawrence Golan, Conductor
Andrew Cooperstock, Piano

Wittry: Ode to Joy Fanfare
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

2018-2019 Concert Season

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

Concert 1: Friday September 28, 2018
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Xiao Liu, Violin)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

Concert 2: Friday November 16, 2018
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor (Ani Gyulamiryan, Piano)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Concert 3: Friday (7:30 pm) & Saturday (2:30 pm) December 21 & 22, 2018
Colorado Chorale; Kevin Padworksi, Artistic Director
Pan Nation; Tom Miller, Director

Tiomkin: Suite from It's a Wonderful Life (w/CC)
arr. Shaw and Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas Suite No. 3 (w/CC)
Chadwick: "Noël" from Symphonic Sketches
Tchaikovsky: "March" from The Nutcracker
Wendel: Caribbean Sleigh Ride
arr. Miller: O Come All Ye Faithful (pans alone, no orchestra)
arr. Rogers: Go Tell It On the Mountain (pans with orchestra)
Custer, arr.: Chanukah Festival Overture
Anderson: Sleigh Ride (Santa Claus, Guest Conductor)
arr. Rogers: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (pans with orchestra)
Miller: "Calypso" from Three Pieces for Steel Drums and Orchestra
CC Alone [TBD], Kevin Padworksi, Conductor
Handel: "Hallelujah Chorus" from The Messiah (w/CC)
Stephenson: A Holly Jolly Sing-Along! (w/CC & Pan Nation singing)

Concert 4: Friday March 1, 2019
Nancy Galbraith: A Festive Violet Pulse (1997)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic"

Concert 5: Saturday April 20, 2019 (Mark Mast, Guest Conductor)
TBD
Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K. 427 (417a)

Concert 6: Friday May 17, 2019
Saint-Saëns: Marche héroïque
Kodály: Háry János Suite (Laurence Kaptain, Cimbalom)
Beethoven: Wellington's Victory
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

We have sold out our last 15 concerts.

Here are samples of audience feedback:

"I was in attendance at your season opener tonight. What a spectacular evening!"

"I wanted to thank you personally for cutting Rocky Vista University students a break on our tickets. We med students live our daily lives under all kinds of anxieties, academic and financial not the least of them. Music is a very precious gift, and you made that gift to us both in your performance and with our discounted tickets. For a couple of hours tonight, I forgot about the exam I took this morning, and I forgot about the exam I will take this coming Wednesday, and I was no longer a scientist or a student but instead a participant and a recipient of something beautiful and rare. Very serious healing took place in my soul in those hours. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your energy and dedication really came through and make no mistake, it had a profound and lasting effect."

"I love the venue - the church / hall - it being a volunteer orchestra. The immediacy of the sound - up close and personal - i.e., the proximity - watching the players and The Sound (!) is great up close. It's casual - a quasi- academic / collegial setting. I can see it being on a campus."

"The large facility and no seat is bad. It is a community feeling and the music is fabulous. We love it and will keep on coming."

"The atmosphere is so relaxed, but the music was still of such high quality. The musicans were excellent, but the venue didn't feel stuffy."

"I like that it is close, inexpensive, and not formal. It's just a great place to hear music, and it doesn't hurt that all the musicians are insanely talented!"

"This year I just loved following the theme of the year. I love sitting close up. I love access to the musicians after the show. I just find Friday concerts so relaxing and recharging to the spirit - so much glorious music. Then, too, it is fun to hear an occasional swing or popular song that shows the orchestra in a laid back style."

2017-2018 Concert Season

Class

Arts, Culture & Humanities 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Families
Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
General population

Description

Friday, September 29 @ 7:30pm
OKTOBERFEST

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Katherine Thayer, violin
Hideki Machida, oboe
Colorado Repertory Singers; Dr. Kyle Fleming, director
Emily Morris, soprano; Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo-soprano; Kevin Gwinn, tenor; Nicholas Navarre, bass

Bach: Concerto for Violin & Oboe in C Minor
Schubert: Magnificat
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
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Friday, November 17 @ 7:30pm
O BEAUTIFUL

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Cherry Creek Theatre

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Gershwin, Arr. Bennett: Porgy & Bess; A Symphonic Picture
Boyer: Ellis Island; The Dream of America
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Friday, December 15 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16 @ 2:30pm
HOLIDAY CHEER!

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Colorado Repertory Singers; Dr. Kyle Fleming, director
Young Voices of Colorado; Jena Dickey, director

Arr. Stephenson: Holiday Overture
Wendel & Trani: Christmas Through Children's Eyes
Williams: Somewhere In My Memory from Home Alone
Arr. Wendel: Little Bolero Boy
Tchaikovsky: "March" from The Nutcracker
Arr. Shaw & Bennett: The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite No. 2
Arr. Holcombe: Festive Sounds of Hanukkah
Handel: "Hallelujah Chorus" from The Messiah
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Amundson: Angels' Dance
Rush: Angels in the Snow
Arr. Stephenson: A Holly Jolly Sing-Along!
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Friday, March 2 @ 7:30pm
SMILIN' ISLES

Lawrence Golan, conductor
TBA, uileann pipes

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 "Scottish"
Davey: The Brendan Voyage
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Saturday, April 14 @ 7:30pm
¡GOOOOAL!

José Luis Castillo, guest conductor

Moncayo: Huapango
Revueltas: Redes
Copland: El Salón México
Falla: Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 1
Villa-Lobos, Arr. Krance: "Ária" from Bachianas brasileiras No. 5
Piazzolla, Arr. Marturet: Oblivion
Ginastera: Four Dances from Estancia
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Thursday, May 24 @ 7:30pm
RSS-KEYS

Lawrence Golan, conductor
Fei-Fei Dong, piano

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

Photos

Evidence of Program's Success

Program success is shown by growing concert ticket sales, attendance and by the responses from both audiences and reviewers. We regularly sell out our concerts.

Here are samples of audience feedback:

"I was in attendance at your season opener tonight. What a spectacular evening!"

"I wanted to thank you personally for cutting Rocky Vista University students a break on our tickets. We med students live our daily lives under all kinds of anxieties, academic and financial not the least of them. Music is a very precious gift, and you made that gift to us both in your performance and with our discounted tickets. For a couple of hours tonight, I forgot about the exam I took this morning, and I forgot about the exam I will take this coming Wednesday, and I was no longer a scientist or a student but instead a participant and a recipient of something beautiful and rare. Very serious healing took place in my soul in those hours. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your energy and dedication really came through and make no mistake, it had a profound and lasting effect."

"I love the venue - the church / hall - it being a volunteer orchestra. The immediacy of the sound - up close and personal - i.e., the proximity - watching the players and The Sound (!) is great up close. It's casual - a quasi- academic / collegial setting. I can see it being on a campus."

"The large facility and no seat is bad. It is a community feeling and the music is fabulous. We love it and will keep on coming."

"The atmosphere is so relaxed, but the music was still of such high quality. The musicans were excellent, but the venue didn't feel stuffy."

"I like that it is close, inexpensive, and not formal. It's just a great place to hear music, and it doesn't hurt that all the musicians are insanely talented!"

"This year I just loved following the theme of the year. I love sitting close up. I love access to the musicians after the show. I just find Friday concerts so relaxing and recharging to the spirit - so much glorious music. Then, too, it is fun to hear an occasional swing or popular song that shows the orchestra in a laid back style."

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