Family Concert

Saturday, January 19, 2019―4 PM
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Elliot Moore, conductor

Young Artist Competition Winner, TBA
Longmont Youth Symphony

WILLIAM LIMÓN  Elegy  (World Premiere)

MICHAEL CLOSE  A Child’s Book of Animals  (World Premiere)

     Frog
     Seagull
     Octopus
     Sloth
     Swan

          Erik Kroncke, bass-baritone

TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 (Finale)


Adults $10; Children $5
Family Pass (2 adults/2 children) $25 – call 303-772-5796 to order

A silent auction benefiting the Longmont Youth Symphony will be held in the commons area before the concert.


About Erik Kroncke

Erik Kroncke has been described as “engaging… a bass of astounding depth and warm timbre… an important voice and artist…”

Erik has been in demand as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra, Philip II in Don Carlo, Enrico VIII in Anna Bolena, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Ramphis in Aida, and Mephistopheles in Faust. He has appeared with Sarasota Opera, Opera San José, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Colorado, New Jersey Verismo Opera, Green Mountain Opera, and Austin Lyric Opera, among others.

He was an award winner of the Gerda Lissner vocal competition in 2010, the American Wagner and St. Bonaventura award winner from the Liederkranz competition in 2008, and a winner of the 2002 and 2003 Friedrich Schorr Vocal Competition. His symphonic and oratorio performances have included engagements with the National Chorale, Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Korean Philharmonic, and the American Classical Orchestra, as well as appearances in “The Three Basses” concerts.

In the last year, Erik sang the bass solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center, and the role of Tackleton in the North American premiere of Zandonai’s Il Grillo del Focolare with Teatro Grattacielo.  www.erikkroncke.com