Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO) has announced its 2019-20 season, entitled “Music is Life.” It is the 53rd season for the orchestra, and the organization’s third season with Elliot Moore as music director.
For the 2019‐20 season, the LSO will present six concerts at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium; a free July 4th concert at Thompson Park; a performance of Handel’s Messiah in December with the Longmont Chorale Singers; four chamber orchestra concerts at Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium; two full performances of The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet, plus a shortened Gentle Nutcracker for individuals with special needs and their families; and a pair of concerts for all St. Vrain Valley School District 5th graders.

“Each of our concerts offers something unique for music lovers—whether it’s featuring artists with non‐
traditional solo instruments, as with Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, or celebrating Beethoven’s 250th
birthday with his ‘Eroica’ Symphony and LSO’s first‐ever performance of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony at
Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium,” said Elliot Moore, LSO’s music director. “In addition to our
presentation of The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet, we’ve made our Gentle Nutcracker into an annual event.
This, combined with our robust outreach in schools, 5th Grade Concerts, and a Family Concert—featuring the
timeless classic Peter and the Wolf—shows how music can unite the entire spectrum of our community and
touch people’s lives.”

Six‐concert subscription packages go on sale on Monday, May 20 (call 303‐772‐5796). Box Office hours are
10 a.m.‐2 p.m. on Mondays; 10 a.m.‐4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and closed on Wednesdays.
Series package buyers receive up to 20% off single ticket prices. Single tickets for Main Series concerts are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and active military, $5 for children/students ($10 for the Pops and Messiah performances).

All LSO Museum concerts are $35 (includes a glass of wine and post‐concert reception). Handel’s Messiah tickets are $30 for adults; children/students $10. Family Concert tickets are $10. Single tickets go on sale on Monday, August 26 via phone and online at longmontsymphony.org

Photo: Nathan Pulley.


Thursday, July 4 | 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Thompson Park, 420 Bross Street, Longmont
11:30 a.m. – Longmont Youth Symphony
12:30 p.m. – Longmont Chorale
1 p.m. – Longmont Symphony with Elliot Moore,
*Free and open to the public*

All Main Series Concerts are conducted by Elliot Moore and performed at Vance Brand Civic Auditorium at Skyline High School, 600 East Mountain View Ave., Longmont.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and active military, $5 for children/students ($10 for the Pops Concert).

Opening Night: The Organ Symphony
Saturday, October 5 | 7:30 p.m.
BACH/STOKOWSKI Passacaglia and Fugue
POULENC Concerto for Organ
Brian du Fresne, organ
SAINT‐SAËNS SymphonyNo. 3, “Organ Symphony”
Brian du Fresne, organ

Beethoven Cycle
Saturday, November 9 | 7:30 p.m.
ENESCO Prelude in Unison
SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1
Adrian Daurov, cello
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

The Force of Destiny
Saturday, February 15 | 7:30 p.m.
VERDI La forza del destino
Andrew Sords, violin
PAGANINI La Campanella
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome
Side‐by‐side with the Longmont Youth Symphony

A Fanfare for All
Saturday, April 4 | 7:30 p.m.
JENNIFER HIGDON Percussion Concerto
Cameron Leach, percussion
COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Pops Concert: LSO at the Movies!
Saturday, May 9 | 7:30 p.m.
This family‐friendly program features popular film
music that reflects our life’s journey of adventure,
love, nostalgia, and perseverance, including:
Chariots of Fire, Cinema Paradiso, Batman, Titanic
Lord of the Rings, and more.

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Elliot Moore.

Stewart Auditorium, Longmont Museum; Museum concert tickets $35 Ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine and a post‐concert reception.

La Commedia dell’arte
Saturday, October 19 | 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 20 | 4 p.m.
Longmont Chamber Orchestra
Elliot Moore, conductor
Christie Conover, soprano; TBA, tenor;
Joshua South, bass
MOZART Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro
MOZART Selected Arias for Soprano and
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella (complete ballet)

Beethoven Cycle: Schubert & Beethoven
Saturday, March 7 | 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 | 4 p.m.
Longmont Chamber Orchestra
Elliot Moore, conductor
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4


The Nutcracker with the Boulder Ballet
Saturday, December 7 | 4 p.m.
Sunday, December | 2 p.m.
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Elliot Moore, conductor
Tickets $12‐$40

Photo: Eli Akerstein

The Gentle Nutcracker
Saturday, December 7 | 1 p.m.
A sensory‐friendly performance for individuals with
special needs and their families.
Tickets $10

Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, December 15 | 4 p.m.
Westview Presbyterian Church, Longmont
Longmont Chamber Orchestra
Longmont Chorale Singers
Vocal soloists, TBA
Elliot Moore, conductor
Tickets $30; Children/Students $10
Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 4 p.m.
Saturday, January 18 | 4 p.m.
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Elliot Moore, conductor
SAINT‐SAËNS Selections from Carnival of the Animals
BIZET Les Toreadores

Photo: Nathan Pulley

Funding for the LSO’s 2019‐20 season comes from the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, the Community Foundation of Boulder County, the Longmont Community Foundation, and the City of Longmont. For more information visit longmontsymphony.org.

Cover Photo: Manuel Nageli