Our opening concert is just over three months away, and I want to invite you to enjoy our season of extraordinary music in the wonderful city of Longmont.
I am certain that you will find our 2017-18 season to be one that you will remember for its excitement, diversity, and compelling musical narratives for years to come.
There is no question that our 51st season will be filled with new frontiers. We are thrilled to bring you music by two world-renowned local composers, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Carter Pann and Longmont-based composer Michael Udow. These local composers have penned some of the greatest musical creations of our generation, which will be brought to our Longmont audience for the first time.
Our internationally-acclaimed soloists represent a mixture of local talent and national stardom. Piano superstar Spencer Myer will have his virtuosity on full display as he performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for our Opening Night concert (October 7). Young American violinist Andrew Sords will perform the first great American violin concerto at our Veteran’s Day concert (November 11). Colorado-based artists Matthew Zalkind and Sarah Barber will be bringing us stirring performances of Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto (February 24) and Elgar’s Sea Pictures (April 7).
While we have all of the ‘warhorses’ that our audience has come to enjoy, including our holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker (December 2 and 3), Dvořák’s New World Symphony (November 11) and Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Longmont Chorale Singers (December 17), I am thrilled to announce the addition of the Longmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra concert (April 15), where we will be performing works from the 18th century in a historically informed way in the intimate Stewart Auditorium in the Longmont Museum.
I am looking forward to sharing exciting musical experiences with you in the coming season!
Elliot Moore, Music Director