The Parker Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer community orchestra that performs at the PACE center in Parker, Colorado from October to May. Founded in 1994, our 2022-23 season will be our 29th year. Formerly the South Suburban Community Orchestra, we became the Parker Symphony Orchestra in 2011. Our mission is to perform orchestral music that will educate, entertain and inspire the people of Parker and the surrounding Denver-area communities.
The PSO collaborates with a variety of musical organizations throughout our concert seasons. In 2022 we performed the beautiful Brahms Requiem with the Colorado Saints Chorale. The PSO performed our first ever benefit concert in June of 2022 donating our funds to Ukrainians of Colorado. We were delighted to be able to offer support to the wonderful people of Ukraine.
With the exception of our Music Director, René Knetsch, and our Concertmaster, all of the musicians in the orchestra volunteer their time and talents. Musicians wishing to audition for the orchestra can do so at our pre-season auditions in August or throughout the year. The PSO rehearses on Wednesday evenings at Cherry Creek High School and of course, our dress rehearsals and concerts are at the PACE center. Our musicians are from a variety of backgrounds and occupations. Our goal is to offer musical programs designed to encourage the people of the Parker Area to explore and learn about classical music in new ways, as well as to offer a fulfilling musical experience to our musicians.
Our 2021-22 season was our first full season since March of 2020. We have planned a very exciting season for 2022-2023 including masterpieces such as Dvorak’s Symphony #8, Romeo and Juliet themes, Arabian Nights with “Scheherazade” and more. For the December holidays we will share the stage with the Parker Chorale and bring our traditional seasonal delights to our audience.
2022-2023 will be a truly unique season. The musicians of the PSO look forward to presenting a thrilling and memorable concert season for everyone. Please join us!