The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) is celebrating by offering an ambitious and engaging schedule this 2012-2013 season, including their October 21st opener Afternoon at the Opera, with gifted guest mezzo soprano Kara Guggenmos.

The pieces to be performed will include Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Four Last Songs and Der Rosenkavelier from Strauss and Tristan und Isolde, Wagner's piece that inspired Herrmann Bernard's haunting theme for the movie Vertigo.

Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Dr. William Morse since 1999, the JSO is made up of nearly 100 volunteer musicians from the community, and some of them play professionally for the Colorado Symphony as well. In 2011, the organization was recognized as Westword's Best Community Orchestra.

If you'd like to familiarize yourself with all of the music offered by the JSO this season, the Denver Public Library has most of the pieces available on CD:

Symphonic Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein

Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner

Four Last Songs and Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31 by Benjamin Britten

The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi

Messiah by George Frideric Handel

Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks by Richard Strauss

Symphony NO. 3, Op. 78, C Minor by Charles Camille Saint-Saëns

Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo

Mediodía en el llano by Antonio Estévez Aponte

Margariteña by Inocente Carreño

Written by Lisa on October 11, 2012


Karen Pring on October 15, 2012


Thank you Lisa for highlighting the 60th Anniversary Season of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra! It's a wonderful milestone for our organization and we're looking forward to a great concert season.

Jean Loucks, J… on October 16, 2012


Thanks for posting our concert! However, the date of the concert is Sunday, Oct 21st at 3 p.m., not the 31st. Could you please change it?

Thanks so much!

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