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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 …

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Announcing the LSO’s 2017-18 Season: New Frontiers

Our opening concert is coming up on October 7, 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 …

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Elliot Moore on the Importance of Community Engagement

Orchestras are a symbol for a community. We represent several different voices, some soft and others loud. We learn to listen intently to one another and find that, when we do, our collective harmony is enhanced. This harmony touches everyone that hears it. Indeed, orchestral performances create the space for people of all backgrounds from the community to come together …

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Elliot Moore on Engagement, World-Class Performances & Community Partnerships

Music is the greatest expression of the human spirit; it can inspire greatness, transform a community, and change lives. As someone who is passionate about the well-being of people, I view my appointment as the new Music Director/Conductor of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra as an opportunity to use live symphonic music to serve the Longmont community. I aim to serve …