July 6, 2017
An exciting concert season is only months away for the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra (GJSO) and this just might be your year to join us as a subscriber. If you had season tickets in the past, have enjoyed attending individual concerts or just appreciate great music, becoming a season ticket holder of the GJSO is a great way to support live music in the Grand Valley.
The GJSO performs 6 Classics concerts and 2 Symphonic Pops concerts at the Avalon Theatre and one concert this season at Grand Junction High School Auditorium. New season ticket holders can attend all 8 of these concerts for as little as $110 per person (for the first year) or 6 concerts for as little as $75 per person. This is a 35% savings of purchasing single tickets for every concert plus it guarantees you the same seat all season long.
Music Director Charles Latshaw is back for his second full season with the GJSO and has programmed a spectacular season with an eclectic mix of beloved symphonies, virtuosic concertos, the return of Tchaikovsky’s Holiday ballet The Nutcracker, works by living composers, and even some Motown and Broadway hits!
Orchestral selections include:
- Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish) by Robert Schumann
- Suite from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky
- Hary Janos Suite by Zoltan Kodaly
- Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich
- Mozartiana by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Guest Artists include:
- Former Canadian Brass horn player Jeff Nelsen performing Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 and his wife mezzo-soprano Nina Yoshida Nelsen performing Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer among others.
- Violinist Andrew Sords performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto
- Pianist Spencer Myer performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2
- The Grand Junction Symphony Chorus performing Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music
- GJSO Young Artist winner tenor Christian Mark Gibbs performs Vaughn Williams’ On Wenlock Edge among other selections.
Our extremely popular Symphonic Pops concerts include:
- Great American Songbook: The Music of Berlin, Ellington, Mercer, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein featuring two Broadway singers.
- Mostly Motown featuring singer Laurice Lanier.
The Nutcracker makes its much-anticipated return this December with three performances on December 9th & 10th in the Grand Junction High School Auditorium. This fully-staged Holiday ballet with live orchestra will feature dancers from local dance companies, the CMU Dance Department, and two world-class principal dancers in the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her cavalier.
Season tickets can be purchased as either a 6-concert Classics package or an 8-concert Complete package.
Single tickets for all Classics and Symphonic Pops concerts go on sale Monday, August 28th so now is the time to inquire about season tickets. In addition to a 35% savings (for the first year) and a reserved seat all season long, season ticket holders enjoy numerous other benefits including free ticket exchange, free ticket replacement, discounts on purchases of single tickets and the opportunity to keep the same seat for as long as you remain a season ticket holder.
For more information on concert dates, package options, and pricing, please contact the GJSO at 243-6787 or visit our office Downtown at 414 Main Street.
*Please note, the Grand Junction Symphony office closes at 4pm during the months of July and August and is closed on Fridays during the month of July only.