Tickets on sale now for Symphony Swing |

Tickets on sale now for Symphony Swing

Local musicians practice for Symphony in the Valley's Valentine's weekend swing concert.
Will Grandbois / Post Independent |

If you’re planning ahead for Valentine’s weekend, look no further than Symphony Swing.

Advanced tickets are required for Symphony in the Valley’s biggest fundraiser of the year and are available at

Individuals run $40 for music, dancing and a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet at the Grand River Ballroom in Rifle at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12. A premium table for six can be reserved for $300.

If a three course catered dinner in a classic setting is more your style, you can opt for an $85 ticket to the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13.

“It’s a good time to take out your significant other,” said conductor Kelly Thompson. “It’s something fun. It’s a great era for music. A lot of people love to swing dance.”

The lineup includes instrumental classics like “In the Mood” and “Moonlight Serenade,” as well as a wide array of vocal numbers like “Fly Me to the Moon,” “It’s Only a Paper Moon” and, of course, “My Funny Valentine.”

“We’ll have some love songs for Valentine’s Day,” Thompson assured.

The range is made possible by an impressive array of local musicians and singers.

“It’s pretty rare to get a big band with a full orchestra,” Thompson said. “People who come for the first time are often in awe that this happens in our little valley.”

All the proceeds will go to support the volunteer organization’s continued programming.

“Everything costs more today. Music is not cheap. We have to pay for venues,” Thompson said. “It’s important to support the arts.”

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