Thursday, November 4, 2010

Aurora Symphony Orchestra launches new season this weekend

The Aurora Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its new season with a tribute to tubas.
The orchestra's first masterworks concert, titled "Sweet and Low," will kick off at 7:30 on Nov. 6 at the Simchat Torah Beit Midrash at 19697 E. Smoky Hill Road.
Full info follows after the jump.

Aurora Symphony season kicks off Nov. 6 with tuba, cello concertos 
AURORA, Colo. – The Aurora Symphony Orchestra will launch its 2010-11 season Nov. 6 with a pair of concertos by composers Charles-Camille Saint-Saens and Ralph Vaughan Williams.
In its fall masterworks concert titled "Sweet and Low," scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Thomas Heinrich of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra will perform Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto while the Aurora Symphony Orchestra's own Darren DeLaup will perform Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto.
Heinrich, a graduate of Eastman and the Cleveland Institute of Music, will take the place of Jurgen De Lemos, former Principal Cellist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, who was forced to cancel his performance unexpectedly due to a torn rotator cuff. Heinrich, who also serves as assistant principal cellist of The Santa Fe Opera orchestra, performed as assistant principal cellist under Leonard Bernstein at the Pacific Music Festival in 1990 and was principal cellist of the Grand Teton Music Festival for seven seasons.
Vaughan Williams' Concerto in F Minor for Tuba and Orchestra was composed for the 50th anniversary concert of the London Symphony Orchestra. The work is groundbreaking in that it may be the first concerto for solo tuba and orchestra, and as a result, has become a staple of the tuba repertoire.
Saint-Saens' Concerto in A Minor for Violoncello and Orchestra is a musical composition that uses the solo cello as a declamatory instrument, making it a favorite of the great virtuoso cellists.
The concert will take place at Simchat Torah Beit Midrash, located at 19697 E. Smoky Hill Road, just west of Himalaya, in Centennial. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Season tickets also are for sale for $55 for adults or $40 for students/seniors.

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