Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Aurora Symphony Orchestra announces new season, discounted tickets

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra's fall season will include selections from Camille Saint Saens, Vaughan Williams, Maurice Ravel and ... John Denver.

The orchestra's 2010-11 season offers an ambitious mix of artists and works, a mix that jumps from French Impressionism to American pop. Englebert Humperdinck and John Denver compositions find a place alongside Ravel and Saint Saens.

One of the orchestra's most ambitious projects of the season will be its spring masterworks concert, an event that will feature multiple choirs in a performance of "Carmina Burana."

Tickets for the upcoming season will be discounted until Oct. 15, when the prices will jump by as much as $10. For the next few weeks, adults can get season tickets for $40 and seniors and students can pick them up for $30. Individual tickets are $15 adults or $12 students and seniors.

Check out the full schedule after the jump.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at Simchat Torah Beit Midrash, located at 19697 E. Smoky Hill Road, just west of Himalaya, in Centennial. The season tickets include the following concerts:
Fall Masterworks Concert: “Sweet and Low,” Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.Jurgen DeLemos, former Principal Cellist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, will perform Saint Saens' Cello Concerto, and the ASO's own Darren DeLaup will perform Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto with the orchestra. (Individual tickets: $15 adults or $12 students/seniors)
Holiday Masterworks Concert: “A John Denver Christmas,” Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 19, 3 p.m.John Denver tribute artist John Adams collaborates with the ASO on a truly inspirational holiday celebration for the entire family. (Individual tickets: $15 adults or $12 students/seniors)
Spring Masterworks Concert: “Carmina Burana”Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Mountain Range High School, 12500 Huron St., Denver
March 18, 7:30 p.m., Gateway Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 S. Sable Blvd., Aurora
In one of its most ambitious undertakings, the ASO joins the Colorado Chorale and several area choirs in performing one of the most exciting pieces of choral music ever written. (Individual tickets: $19 adults, $16 seniors or $5 students)
Free Children’s Concert: “Mother Goose and Grimm,” March 12, 4 p.m.The ASO performs music with a tale to tell: Maurice Ravel’s vivid “Mother Goose Suite” and music from Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. These scores come to life in another memorable children’s concert that includes a collaboration with the South Jeffco Youth Orchestra. (Free admission; no tickets required)
Arts for a Better Tomorrow: “American Originals II,” May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Celebrate the winner of the ASO's 10th annual Youth Concerto Competition at this season finale featuring Howard Hanson's sumptuous "Nordic" Symphony #1. 

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