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Orchestra-in-Residence, Arvada Center

Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director

Dr. Anne M. Guzzo, Composer in Residence

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra returns for its second season as Orchestra-in-Residence at the Arvada Center for the Arts. The season is a three-concert series and introduces us to a new Composer in Residence, Anne Guzzo. This season’s programing includes some classical favorites as well as new compositions, and several acclaimed solo performances.

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Myths, Painters and Composers

Lei Weng, solo piano. Don Hilsberg, solo harp

Dr. Anne M. Guzzo (composer in residence): Three Paintings

Salzedo/Diebel: Song of the Night with Donald Hilsberg

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G with Lei Wang

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C Major, Jupiter

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 2:00 pm

Concert Price: $30

Winter Carnival

Revisiting Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals

This concert will engage the audience in discussion and demonstrations of how Saint-Saens created his short musical compositions. The highlight of this concert will be Dr. Guzzo’s new composition based on concepts and instrumentation of Carnival of the Animals, continuing Saint-Saens efforts. Dr. Guzzo will also discuss her new piece. This is the perfect concert for young audiences.

Sunday, January 24, 2016, 2:00 pm

Concert Price: $30

Family Fun Package: 4 tickets for $80

Honoring the Dead

Voices West Choir, Special Guest Performance

Richard Burchard: In Memoriam

Mozart: Requiem

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 pm

Concert Price: $30

Richard Burchard, composer, has quickly risen to the top ranks of contemporary choral composers. Burchard’s works will receive their Carnegie Hall (NYC) premiere in 2017.

Enjoy the entire season with a CCO Subscription for $60 and you will have the best seats, the same seats for every concert.

Introducing Dr. Anne M. Guzzo

The Colorado Chamber Orchestra is very excited to have Dr. Guzzo join this season. Guzzo is an internationally performed composer and the founder of the New Frontiers celebration of contemporary music based in Laramie, Wyoming. Passionate about new music, Guzzo teaches composition, modern music history, and theory at the University of Wyoming. Research interests include the cartoon music of Carl W. Stalling, silent movie music, and musical absurdism. Guzzo earned her Ph.D. in theory and composition from the University of California, Davis.

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Microstock10, presented by the Colorado Chamber OrchestraEVENTS:
1. Neil Haverstick/Nicolas Meier/The Microtonal Power Trio
Friday, September 18 @ 8:00
2. Olivia Rebolledo and the 19 tone synthesizer/Genghis Blues documentary film with Paul Pena. Sunday, September 17 @ 7:00 PM
3. Haverstick/Blomster Microtonal Acoustic Duo
Saturday, Oct. 3 @ 8:00 PM



CCO with Front Range Youth Symphony

Fall Concert, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

7:00 PM, Main Stage Theatre


FRYS begins their 25th concert season with the Chamber Orchestra and Youth Symphony in concert side-by-side with the Arvada Center’s orchestra in residence, the Colorado Chamber Orchestra. The program features the famous strings only piece, Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg and Sibelius’ Finlandia. The Concert Strings and Academy Strings will also perform that evening.

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” -Leonard Bernstein