2017-2018 Season

2017-2018 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 27 2017:

SOUNDS OF THE DEEP

Dec 1,2,3 2017:

A CLASSIC PARKER HOLIDAY WITH THE PARKER CHORALE

Feb 23 2018:

GONE TOO SOON: COMPOSERS WHO DIED AT A YOUNG AGE

May 11 2018:

GRIEG PIANO CONCERT AND OTHER SCANDINAVIAN FAVORITES

Sounds of the Deep

October 27, 2017, 7:30 pm

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High strings, minor scales, ambiance befitting of a horror movie… in October, the darker side of classical music creeps to the PACE Center. With a wonderfully horrific combination of the strange and spacey, the heavy and the dissonant, the Parker Symphony Orchestra will play music so haunting it’s sure to keep you awake at night.

Program:

The Night Creeps Slowly (Ryan Smith)
Orpheus in the Underworld Overture (Jacques Offenbach)
Phantom of the Opera selections (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
Overture to Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss Jr.)
The Water Goblin (Antonin Dvorak)
La Cathédrale Engloutie (Claude Debussy)

A Classic Parker Holiday with the Parker Chorale

December 1 & 2, 7:30pm, and December 3, 2:00pm

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A Classic Parker HolidayGet 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.

Featured Soloists:
Michael Hoffman – Tenor
Joe Lukasik – Klezmer Clarinet

Program:

Hallelujah Chorus (Handel)
He is Born (Paul Smith)
Go Tell It on the Mountain (Paul Smith)
Christmas Overture (Samuel Coleridge Taylor)
Twelve Gifts of Christmas (Jeff Tyzik)
Hanukkah Overture (Adam Shugar)
And other selections

Gone too soon: Composers who died at a young age

February 23, 2018, 7:30 pm

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Mozart. Bizet. Gershwin. These, and countless others, were musical prodigies that left the world far too soon; their music would prove to inspire countless generations beyond them. In February, the PSO will play their iconic music both in mourning and celebration of their genius.

Program:

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, 2nd Movement, Andante Commodamente (Vasily Kalinnikov)
Porgy and Bess Selections (George Gershwin)
Abduction from the Seraglio Overture (Wolfgang A. Mozart)
Capriol Suite (Peter Warlock)
The Banks of Green Willow (George Butterworth)
Carmen Suites #1 and #2 Selections (Georges Bizet)
On the Town, Dance Episode #3 ’TimesSquare’ (Leonard Bernstein)

Grieg Piano Concerto and other Scandinavian favorites

May 11, 2018, 7:30 pm

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Join the PSO and piano soloist Heidi Leathwood in this loving homage to the Scandinavian composers that have inspired thousands of up-and-coming artists. Edvard Grieg’s concertos and opera scores, such as the legendary “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” are passionately recreated in this masterful classical show.

Program:

TBA

America the Beautiful (Ward — arr. Reed)
In Nature’s Realm (Dvorak)
Nocturne from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Mendelssohn)
“Mars” from “The Planets” (Holst)
Clair de Lune (Debussy)
The Moldau (Smetana)
“Storm” from 6th Symphony (Beethoven)
Overture to Fingal’s Cave (Mendelssohn)
Thunder and Lightning Polka (Johann Strauss II)

 

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