2016-2017 Season

2016-2017 Concert Dates

All PSO concerts are held at the

Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center
20000 Pikes Peak Ave.
Parker, CO 80138
303.805.6800
Map and Directions

Tickets are available through the PACE Center’s web site here.

Rehearsals are held at Cherry Creek High School, unless otherwise noted, and are held on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:15pm

Oct 29 2016:

DVORAK’S NEW WORLD SYMPHONY AND OTHER ROMANTIC SELECTIONS

Dec 2,3,4 2016:

A CLASSIC PARKER HOLIDAY WITH THE PARKER CHORALE

Feb 25 2017:

CELEBRATING BLACK COMPOSERS THROUGHOUT THE CENTURIES

May 5 2017:

NOTES FROM NATURE – A JOURNEY OF SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Other Romantic Selections

October 29, 2016, 7:30 pm

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Program:

Symphony No. 9 “New World” (Dvorak)
Peer Gynt Suite (Grieg)
Finlandia (Sibelius)

A Classic Parker Holiday with the Parker Chorale

December 2 & 3, 7:30pm, and December 4, 2:00pm

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Get into the spirit of the holidays as the Parker Chorale and the Parker Symphony Orchestra treat you to an evening of traditional carols, familiar songs, and a few surprises in this annual celebration of the season.

Program TBA

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A Classic Parker Holiday

Seasonal selections with the Parker Chorale.

Program:

A Joyous Noel (Arr. Paul Smith)
The Creation (Haydn)
The Eighth Candle (Reisteter)
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 (O’Neill and Kinkel)
Various Themes On Fa-La-La (Bridwell)
Nutcracker Suite Selections (Danse russe Trepak, Valse des Fleurs) (Tschaikowsky)
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol (Rutter)
Mary Did You Know (arr. Fettke)
Go Tell it on the Mountain (arr. Work)
Oh, Holy Night (arr. Clausen)
Carol of the Bells (arr. Wilhousky)
White Christmas (arr. MacCarthy)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (arr. Zegree)
Jingle Bells (arr. Lojeski)
A Merry Christmas (arr. Warrell)

Celebrating Black Composers Throughout the Centuries

February 25, 2017, 7:30 pm

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In honor of Black History Month, the Parker Symphony Orchestra performs pieces by composers of color from the late 1700’s to the late 1900’s, with works from Scott Joplin, Duke Ellington, and more.

Program TBA

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concert-header-02-26-2016Imagine your favorite films without their music. Would they have the same impact if their masterful compositions were left out? The Parker Symphony Orchestra (PSO) invites you to experience cinematic musical magic as they perform highlights from Oscar-Winning films.

Program:

Also Sprach Zarathustra, intro., Sunrise (2001 A Space Odyssey, 1968) (Strauss)
Swan Lake Suite, 1st part (Black Swan, 2010) (Tchaikovsky)
Clarinet Concerto, Adagio (Out of Africa, 1985) (Mozart)
Symphony #7, Allegretto (The King’s Speech, 2010) (Beethoven)
Suite from West Side Story (West Side Story, 1961) (Bernstein)
Ride of the Valkyries (Apocalypse Now, 1979) (Wagner)
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission, 1986) (Morricone)
An American in Paris Suite (An American in Paris, 1951) (Gershwin)
Symphony #4, “Italian”, mvt. 4 (Breaking Away, 1979) (Mendelssohn)
“Mambo” from West Side Story (West Side Story, 1961) (Bernstein)

Notes From Nature – A Journey of Sights and Sounds

May 5, 2017, 7:30 pm

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Paying homage to the beauty of Mother Nature, this performance combines some of the most magnificent orchestral pieces inspired by the great outdoors, along with breathtaking paintings of nature.

Program TBA

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may-2016The Parker Symphony Orchestra (PSO) celebrates an American legend, John Williams, composer of many iconic films such as Schindler’s List, Home Alone and many more. Performing a few of Williams’ masterful compositions live, PSO and guest artists The Young Voices of Colorado children’s choir will captivate film fans and classical music lovers alike.

Program:

Cowboys Overture
The Mission (NBC Nightly News theme)
March from “Superman”
Selections from Star Wars (1977 film)
Theme from “Jaws”
Schindler’s List opening theme
Dry Your Tears Africa from “Amistad” (with Young Voices of Colorado)
Empire of the Sun (with Young Voices of Colorado)
Somewhere in my Memory from “Home Alone” (with Young Voices of Colorado)

 

All PSO concerts are held at the

Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center
20000 Pikes Peak Ave.
Parker, CO 80138
303.805.6800
Map and Directions

Tickets are available through the PACE Center’s web site here.

Rehearsals are held at Cherry Creek High School, unless otherwise noted, and are held on Wednesdays from 7:00pm to 9:15pm