Sounds of America
KURKA Symphony No. 2 (Colorado Premiere)
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Christie Conover, soprano
LIBBY LARSEN Cowboy Songs
Christie Conover, soprano
This journey into America’s heartland includes Aaron Copland’s celebration of the American West, Rodeo, Libby Larsen’s Cowboy Songs, the Colorado premiere of Robert Kurka’s Symphony No. 2, and Barber’s powerful Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Christie Conover, an alumna of the CU College of Music, will be featured in this evening of Americana.
Free pre-concert talk with Elliot Moore—6:30 PM in the Commons area
LSO Afterglow Party
Please join us directly following the concert at Bin 46 Craft Bar & Restaurant (600 Longs Peak Ave., Suite H) for happy hour food & drink specials. 20% of all food and beverage proceeds from the party will be donated back to the Longmont Symphony.
About Christie Conover
Consistently hailed as elegant and refined, Christie Conover’s rich, warm sound is complimented by a personal grace both on and off the stage. She fuses a dynamic voice with expressivity and dramatic sincerity, cultivating a unique, versatile talent. Described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as having a “well-focused instrument with a lovely timbre, perfect trill, and soaring top,” audiences and critics alike agree: Christie Conover is a standout.
In the 2017-2018 season she revisited the role of Micaela in Carmen with the Billings Symphony Orchestra in addition to appearances with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Littleton Symphony, the Dairy Center of the Performing Arts, and continuing the tour of her concept concert entitled Women of the West in Minnesota and Montana.
An avid and gifted performer of new works, Ms. Conover performed the role of Caroline Abbott in the 2015 world premiere of Opera San Jose’s production of Where Angels Fear to Tread. The San Francisco Chronicle claimed, “The finest performance came from soprano Christie Conover as Caroline, singing with melting directness and bringing worlds of nuance to the character’s plight.” For Minnesota Opera, she covered the role of Sister James in the world premiere of Doubt by Douglas Cuomo (2013) and portrayed the role of Jocelyn Jordan in the workshop of The Manchurian Candidate by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell, which continued on to have its premiere there in 2015. Most recently she sang the world premiere performance of scenes from The Origin by Bruce Adolphe in 2016.
Ms. Conover was proud to represent her home state of Montana as a contestant in the 2007 Miss America Pageant and traveled extensively speaking to students on a platform close to her heart: “Music Makes the Difference.” www.ChristieConover.com