Welcome to the Longmont Symphony Orchestra
2019-20 Season: COVID 19 Update
As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID19, we know we must make difficult decisions. The Longmont Symphony is primarily concerned with the health and safety of all who attend our concerts, as well as our musicians and staff. Therefore, our two remaining concerts April 4 Fanfare for All and the May 9 Pops concerts have been cancelled in accordance with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These cancellations will assist in stopping the spread of additional cases of COVID19, which in turn protects our community. As per Governor Polis’ recent directives, the office is also closed until further notice.
Music is the greatest expression of the human spirit. Whether music expresses our shared humanity as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony does, or the awesome power that we all felt as the Longmont Youth Symphony joined forces with the LSO for a riveting performance of Respighi’s Pines of Rome, music can truly lift our spirits. There has never been a more critical time for music than right now! In order to connect with you at this time, we find ourselves putting technology to good use! – Elliot Moore, Music Director
This Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 PM, Channel 8 will be broadcasting past performances of the LSO. Additionally, we will be offering an online musical experience for those who cannot view Channel 8.
The repertoire being broadcast will be:
COPLAND — Fanfare for the Common Man
So grab some takeout from your favorite local restaurant and join us at 7:30 pm by going to Comcast Channel 8, HD 880 or online at longmontpublicmedia.org/watch
We have entered a new realm, but as Creatives, we will find new ways to connect with you through music. Join us on online for the #MusicToLiftOurSpirits initiative where we share orchestra music from the LSO and orchestras around the world. We are posting performances of symphonic works that I have hand-picked for you. We are also including small solo performances by your LSO musicians, light-hearted musical videos, me playing my cello, musical jokes, funny moments from rehearsals with famous conductors, and some of my thoughts on great conductors of the past. Also, I have created a Spotify playlist that you can listen to, designed to accompany you on your day of social distancing.
As a non-profit performing arts organization, the Longmont Symphony relies on ticket sales and contributions. To better assist us in minimizing our losses due to these cancellations, we are asking those of you who have already purchased tickets to consider them as a donation. All donors will receive a letter indicating the donation as tax exempt. For anyone who wishes a refund, please reply to this email or call the LSO Office at 303-772-5796. Even though the office is closed, our voicemail is being answered and acknowledged and refunds will be processed.
Looking ahead, we hope to be able to celebrate with our community at our annual July 4 Concert in the Park at Thompson Park. This has always been an opportunity for the LSO to thank the people of Longmont and the surrounding area for their support and celebrate our city, state and nation.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to the office at 303-772-5796.
SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED! 5pm on Friday, May 1, 2020
Due to COVID 19 and the disruption to schools, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra has extended the deadline for its two scholarships – The Ray Parnaby Memorial Scholarship and the Gary Dicks Memorial Scholarship. Sponsored by the Nancy L. Nixon Foundation, each of these scholarships, valued at $1,000, is awarded to a graduating high school senior who will be pursuing a music degree. We are requesting all applications and materials be sent via the internet. Applications include instructions for submission. If you have already sent your application via the USPS they will be accepted. Click for applications – Parnaby scholarship application 2020 Dicks Scholarship application
About the LSO
Founded in 1966, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, inspire and serve our extended community as a symphony orchestra recognized for its artistic excellence. Each year, the orchestra performs 17 concerts, enjoyed by 15,000+ people. Although the Longmont Symphony Orchestra primarily serves the citizens of the City of Longmont, its sphere of influence encompasses the entire St. Vrain Valley, including Boulder, Weld, Larimer, Broomfield and Adams Counties.
Volunteer for the LSO
Volunteering is a meaningful and significant form of philanthropy. Giving your time and skills demonstrates an invaluable expression of support for the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. The LSO is always looking for volunteers. Click here for more info