Welcome from Music Director Elliot Moore

Dear Music Lovers,

On behalf of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, I’m delighted to welcome you to our 2019-20 Season: Music is Life!

Each of our concert programs offers something unique for music lovers—whether it’s featuring artists with non-traditional solo instruments, as with Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, or celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday with his “Eroica” Symphony and LSO’s first-ever performance of Beethoven’s Fourth at Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium.

Our season opens with a concert that draws connections to the incredible survival of Notre Dame Cathedral’s organ in Paris with two works for organ and orchestra by Parisian composers, including Camille Saint-Saëns’ epic “Organ Symphony.”

As a fan of early music, I am thrilled that we are presenting Handel’s Messiah at Westview Presbyterian Church with our friends from the Longmont Chorale’s Viva Voce. Also, our Chamber Orchestra performance at Stewart Auditorium in October will include a 20th-century take on the music of the Italian Renaissance Period in a complete performance of Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.

In February, we’ll feature the Longmont Youth Symphony playing side-by-side with your Longmont Symphony musicians in Respighi’s Pines of Rome, plus the great violinist Andrew Sords performing Corigliano’s Chaconne from The Red Violin.

Another exciting part of our season is that, in addition to our presentation of The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet, we’ve made our Gentle Nutcracker, designed for individuals with special needs and their families, into an annual event! This, combined with our robust outreach in schools, 5th Grade Concerts, and Family Concert—featuring the timeless classic Peter and the Wolf—shows how music can unite the entire spectrum of our community and touch people’s lives.

Elliot Moore
Music Director

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