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May 9 Concert Cancellation

Dear Patrons, Musicians and the Community, 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, we have canceled the May 9 Pops concert in accordance with the recommendations …

April 4 Concert Cancellation

Dear Longmont Symphony Orchestra Patrons, Supporters and the Community, In an effort to protect the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, community and staff, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors has cancelled the April 4 Concert, A Fanfare for All, featuring percussionist Cameron Leach. At this time, there is no plan to reschedule this concert for a future date. All …

Elliot Moore: On Gentle Nutcracker

This year, the Longmont Symphony will be presenting our second annual “Gentle Nutcracker” performance (Dec. 7, 1 PM) in addition to our regular pair of performances of Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic, The Nutcracker (Dec. 7 & 8). Our Gentle Nutcracker has been constructed for a neuro-diverse audience; we have truly gone to great lengths to make this a genuine sensory-friendly …

Elliot Moore: On Opening Night

Everyone at the Longmont Symphony Orchestra is busy preparing for the opening night of our 53rd season, “Music is Life.” When I was considering possible repertoire choices for our season opener, I knew that I wanted to provide our audience with a life-affirming musical experience. I could think of no better purely symphonic work than Saint-Saëns’ epic Symphony No. 3 …

Musician Spotlight: A Q&A with Ben Foss, principal trumpet

How long have you been with the symphony? This is my third season. How did you come to study your instrument (and is it the first one you chose?) My Dad had and played a trumpet (I still have it). What other instruments would you like to learn, or other that you play already? I’d like to learn guitar. I …

Musician Spotlight: A Q&A with Constantine Pappas, principal timpani

How long have you been with the symphony? I have been with the symphony for 9 years. Two years as a section player, seven as Principal Percussion and one as Principal Timpani. How did you come to study your instrument (and is it the first one you chose?) My interest in percussion started when my oldest sister bought the first …

Musician Spotlight: A Q&A with Kathryn Eagles, flute

How long have you been with the symphony? I subbed with the LSO in 2017, and now I am lucky to play regularly with the orchestra. I auditioned for the open flute position in August and here I am! How did you come to study your instrument (and is it the first one you chose?) I began studying flute privately …

Elliot Moore: Beethoven and Shostakovich – Two Revolutionaries

On April 13 and 14, the Longmont Symphony Chamber Orchestra will take the stage of Stewart Auditorium at the Longmont Museum. The program is the next step in our complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle, featuring his Second Symphony paired with his Egmont Overture and the Shostakovich/Barshai Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a. For several years, I have felt that the juxtaposition of Beethoven …

Musician Spotlight: A Q&A with Paul Trapkus, concertmaster

How long have you been with the symphony? This is my first year. How did you come to study your instrument (and is it the first one you chose?) I started playing violin in 4th grade through my school’s orchestra program in Iowa. I tried saxophone briefly in 5th grade but didn’t enjoy it as much. I started taking violin …

A Q&A with Soprano Christie Conover

Christie Conover is the featured guest artist for the LSO’s Sounds of America Concert on Feb. 23.  She graciously answered a few of our questions: 1. For how long have you been a singer? All my life! Children’s choirs, church choirs, and then started voice lessons in high school. Unlike piano or strings that can begin serious study at a …

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