2023-2024 Season Concerts
All concerts are performed at the PACE Center, Parker, Colorado
October 20, 2023, 7:30 pm
We 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.
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
Get 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.
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
Excursion from Russia to Down Under
March 22, 2024, 7:30 pm
Our 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!
Jabiru Dreaming – Deciso – Peter Sculthorpe
Festive Overture – Dmitri Shostakovich
Symphony #5 – Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Disembark at the Americas
May 17, 2024, 7:30 pm
In 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.
Wood Notes – William Grant Still
Huapango – Jose Moncayo
Pops Hoedown – Richard Hayman
El Salon Mexico – Aaron Copland
Liberttango – Astor Piazzolla
Danzon #2 – Arturo Marquez