JEFFERSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 60 YEARS OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
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
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