$90,000 in 90 Days!

  Thank you to all who have contributed!  Your support will ensure the music will return. $10,000 and up Bill and Anne Boettcher Linda Fetterman $5,000 – $9,999 Judith Watson $1,500 – $4,999 Daniel Boettcher & Roy Englert, Jr. Tom & Sandy Hoog Dr. Rowlin Lichter Bob & Laurell Pilkey $1,000 – $1,499 Bill & Nancy Berry Harvey & Carol …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Elliot Moore: On Music and Friendship

When I was choosing the repertoire for the Longmont Symphony’s 51st season, I had the idea to program Elgar’s Enigma Variations for our season opener because the work is about friendships – including expressions of love for family members, profound respect for friends and funny anecdotes.  At times, Elgar refers to his friends “pictured” in the Variations by name, at …

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Elliot Moore’s “Belonging Revolution” Walk

I went on my first Belonging Revolution walk this weekend. What is the Belonging Revolution, you ask? For four years, the City of Longmont’s Police Chief, Mike Butler, and his friend and community activist, Dan Benavidez, have been walking the streets of the City of Longmont, introducing themselves to everyone they meet and expressing to each person that they are …