On Saturday, February 23, the Longmont Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will present Sounds of America, a musical collection that journeys into America’s heartland. This evening of music includes Aaron Copland’s celebration of the American West, Rodeo, Libby Larsen’s Cowboy Songs, the Colorado premiere of Robert Kurka’s Symphony No. 2, and Barber’s powerful Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Soprano Christie Conover, an alumna of the CU College of Music, will be a highlight in this evening of Americana. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. inside the Vance Brand Civic Auditorium. A free pre‐concert talk with Elliot Moore will be held in the Commons area at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and active military, $5 for students age 12‐18, and free for age 11 and under, and can be purchased via phone (303‐772‐5796) and online.
Soprano, Christie Conover, has a rich, warm sound that is complimented by a personal grace both on and off the stage. Her voice is a combination of dynamic expressivity and dramatic sincerity, cultivating a unique, versatile talent. She is described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as having a “well‐focused instrument with a lovely timbre, perfect trill, and soaring top,” audiences and critics alike agree: Christie Conover is a standout.
In the 2017‐2018 season she revisited the role of Micaela in Carmen with the Billings Symphony Orchestra in
addition to appearances with the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, the Littleton Symphony, the Dairy Center of the
Performing Arts, and continuing the tour of her concept concert entitled Women of the West in Minnesota and
Photos courtesy of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.