Honor Mom with Symphony in the Valley
Symphony in the Valley is honoring Mom with its annual Mother’s Day concerts at two local venues May 13-14.
The Symphony’s concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, 16543 Highway 82, Carbondale, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. The 63-member, all-volunteer Symphony in the Valley is the only orchestra in the area within an approximate 350-mile radius.
The winners of the Symphony’s Young Artist Competition are among the talented musicians to be featured during the concerts. Student conductor Zachariah Milby will perform “Symphony No. 1 in E flat Major, K-16” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; soprano Lindsay Nelson will sing “Soprano Song of the Sandman” from “Hansel and Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck; soprano Secia Klocke will sing “My Man’s Gone Now,” from “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin; and pianist Aaron Poh will play “Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K414” by Mozart.
Steve Cole will narrate “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev. Other pieces include “Hopak From The Fair at Sorochinsk,” composed by Modest Mussorgsky and “The Planets: Mars, the Bringer of War” and “Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,” both by Gustav Holst.
Karin White and Chick Overington formed Symphony in the Valley in 1993. The orchestra is a nonprofit organization which draws musicians from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Grand Junction, Aspen, Snowmass, Eagle/Vail and Denver. Performing under the batons of Wendy Larson and John Bokram of Aspen, the orchestra features an array of local talent ” from school teachers and physicians to computer-business owners and high school students.
The orchestra’s board and staff are: executive director Jacquie Meitler; president Kelly Thompson; vice president Dave Merritt; secretary Vanya Hauptli; treasurer Karin White; board members Liz Bokram, Jean Martensen and Karen Tefejian; librarian and photographer Peggy Sconce; fundraising chair Lori Andrews; house managers Dave and Corrine Merritt.
Tickets for the concerts, available at the door, are: $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for students ages 3-18; and $25 families. Any student who mentions his music teacher is free.
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