2022-2023 Season Concerts
All concerts are performed at the PACE Center, Parker, Colorado
October 14, 2022, 7:30 pm
Eastern European music is some of the most beautiful ever written and celebrated throughout the world. The Czech Republic (once called Bohemia) was the homeland of all three of our composers for this concert. The Parker Symphony Orchestra will get you in the mood for “Czech Please” with Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture” and Fucik’s famous “Entrance of the Gladiators”. From there we take a trip on “The Moldau” Bohemia’s scenic and powerful river. The concert closes with Dvorak’s “Symphony #8 a pleasure for both musicians and our audience.
Carnival Overture – Antonin Dvorak
Entrance of the Gladiators – Julius Fucik
The Moldau – Bedrich Smetana
Symphony #8, Op. 88 – Antonin Dvorak
A CLASSIC PARKER HOLIDAY
December 10, 2022, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 11, 2022, 2:00pm
As we’ve done for many years, The Parker Symphony and the Parker Chorale will bring old favorites and new holiday tunes to the PACE center. Both Groups will perform together in three concerts on the stage this year and create a truly musical night (or afternoon) together.
Christmas Overture – S. Coleridge-Taylor
“For Unto Us a Child is Born” from Messiah – G.F. Handel
The First Noel – Traditional
Hallelujah from Christ on the Mount of Olives – Beethoven
Sleigh Ride – Anderson
Agnus Dei, O Come All Ye Faithful – Goss, arr.
Somewhere in My Memory – J. Williams
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Traditional
Minor Alterations, Music Through the Looking Glass – D. Lovrien
O Holy Night – Adam/Clausen
A Celtic Christmas – L. Goss
Joy to the World – Wilberg, arr.
Shakespeare In Love
February 24, 2023, 7:30 pm
The world’s most famous bard wrote the world’s most famous love story. What could be better on a dark February night than the music of Romeo and Juliet by some of the world’s most famous composers? The magic of a Midsummer night, or the excitement of West Side Story will embellish the romance of the two lovers. From Tchaikovsky to Bernstein and more, you’ll be immersed in an evening of love and magic.
Romeo and Juliet Overture – P. Tchaikovsky
Suite from Romeo and Juliet – Nino Rota
Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Felix Mendelssohn
Symphonic Dances from West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein
May 19, 2023, 7:30 pm
Everyone loves a good story and some of the best are in this evening of music. The excitement of Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture, or the warmth of “Bachianas Brasileiras” and Neilsen’s “Aladdin Suite” will get us in the mood for “Arabian Nights”. One of the most famous pieces of music by Rimsky-Korsakov is “Scheherazade”. This story is told by a young girl to an evil man for “One thousand and one nights.” The delightful melodies and adventurous music will keep you excited until conclusion.
Cuban Overture – George Gershwin
Bachianas Brasileiras #5 – Heitor Villa-Lobos
Aladdin Suite, Op. 34 – Carl Nielsen
Scheherazade – Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov