2023-2024 Season Concerts

All concerts are performed at the PACE Center, Parker, Colorado


Destination Europe 

October 20, 2023, 7:30 pm

ParkerWe depart from home to our first destination, Europe, and begin our journey with Mozart’s thrilling “Overture to the Magic Flute” followed by the delightful melodies of Enesco’s “Rumanian Rhapsody #1” and Glière’s exhilarating “Russian Sailor’s Dance.” The voyage culminates with Beethoven’s Violin Concerto featuring the exceptional Colorado Symphony Concertmaster, Yumi Hwang-Williams.

Program

Overture to The Magic Flute – Wolfgang A. Mozart
Rumanian Rhapsody #1 – George Enesco
Russian Sailor’s Dance – Reinhold Gliere
Violin Concerto – Ludwig van Beethoven,  featuring soloist Yumi Hwang-Williams

A CLASSIC PARKER HOLIDAY

December 9, 2023, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
December 10, 2023, 2:30pm

A Classic Parker HolidayGet into the holiday spirit as our own Parker Chorale and Parker Symphony Orchestra treat you to an evening of traditional carols, familiar songs and a few surprises in this cherished annual celebration.

Program Includes

German Carol Festival – James Christensen, arr.
The Hanukkah Story – Lucas Richman
Two Sing Alongs – David Willcocks, arr.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
O Come All Ye Faithful
Silent Night – Dan Forrest 
Here We Come A-Darkly Caroling – David Lovrien
Messiah Overture – George F. Handel
And the Glory Of The Lord – George F. Handel
Ave Maria – Franz Biebl
Carol of the Bells / Wayfaring Stranger – Mat & Savana Shaw
In the First Light – Bob Kauflin
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Paul Smith, arr.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Edward Pola and George Wyle
A Vaughan Williams Christmas – Vaughan Williams / Wagner, arr.
Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson
 

Excursion from Russia to Down Under

March 22, 2024, 7:30 pm

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Parker Symphony Orchestra Excursion From Russia to Down Under Concert ImageOur second excursion of the season takes us to Russia and Germany with Wagner’s darkly beautiful “Overture to the Flying Dutchman” and Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” followed by a fun piece from even further beyond in Australia, “Jabiru Dreaming.” Our excursion ends with Tchaikovsky’s familiar but spectacular “Symphony #5!” Your spirits will soar with this musical offering!

Program

Overture to the Flying Dutchman – Richard Wagner
Jabiru Dreaming – Deciso – Peter Sculthorpe
Festive Overture – Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony #5 – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Disembark at the Americas

May 17, 2024, 7:30 pm

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Parker Symphony Orchestra Disembark at the Americas Concert ImageIn our final concert of the season, we welcome you back to “The Americas” with toe-tapping, finger-snapping Latin American rhythms and familiar American song. Enjoy compositions like Barber’s “Overture to the School for Scandal,” Grant-Still’s “Wood Notes,” Hayman’s “Pops Hoedown,” and – transitioning us to that Latin flare – Copland’s “El Salon Mexico,” Moncayo’s “Huapango,” Piazzolla’s “Liberttango,” and the famous “Danzon #2 by Márquez.

Program

Overture to School For Scandal – Samuel Barber
Wood Notes – William Grant Still
Huapango – Jose Moncayo
Pops Hoedown – Richard Hayman
El Salon Mexico – Aaron Copland
Liberttango – Astor Piazzolla
Danzon #2 – Arturo Marquez