Longmont Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season: New Frontiers

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has announced its 2017‐18 season, “New Frontiers.” It is the 51st season for the orchestra, and the organization’s first season with Elliot Moore as music director. On July 1, 2017, Moore succeeds Dr. Robert Olson, who retired after 34 years at the helm.

For the 2017‐18 season, Moore will conduct all rehearsals and performances: six subscription concerts at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, a July 4th concert at Thompson Park, a holiday candlelight concert, two Nutcracker performances with the Boulder Ballet, a pair of children’s concerts for all St. Vrain Valley School District 5th graders and a chamber orchestra concert at Stewart Auditorium in the Longmont Museum.

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s new director Elliot Moore.

“There is no question that the LSO’s 51st season will be filled with new frontiers. We’re thrilled to present music by two world‐renowned local composers being brought to Longmont audiences for the first time: the 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist Carter Pann and Longmont‐based composer Michael Udow. We’ll also feature a diverse mix of classical, pops and family concerts for a season to be remembered for its compelling musical narratives,” said Music Director Elliot Moore.

Carter Pann’s piece “Slalom” will be performed at the Symphony’s October concert. Pann is a local composer and 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music finalist.

The Symphony will open their 2017-18 season on Saturday, Oct. 7 with a concert entitled “New Frontiers with Old & New Friends.” The concert features pianist Spencer Myer and will be conducted by Moore. “Our opening night program explores friendships through music. Edward Elgar paints musical portraits of his friends in his masterpiece, Enigma Variations. We’ll also celebrate the new musical friendships being forged here in Longmont with piano sensation, Spencer Myer, the local composer and 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Carter Pann, and the wonderful musicians of the Longmont Symphony,” said Moore. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Ave.

Piano sensation Spencer Myer will accompany the symphony for their first concert of the 2017-18 season.

Six‐concert subscription packages are now on sale and can be ordered by phone through the Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO) office at (303) 772‐5796. Office hours are 10 a.m.‐4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m.‐3:30 p.m. on Fridays. The LSO Office is closed on Wednesdays. Series package buyers save 20% off single ticket prices ($20 per ticket). Single tickets for Main Series concerts are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and active military, $5 for students age 12‐18 ($10 for the pops concert), and free for ages 11 and under. Single tickets are also currently available by phone and online at www.longmontsymphony.org.

For more information about the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, please click here or call (303) 772-5796.

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