Symphony gets new director |

Symphony gets new director

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” This Mother’s Day, Symphony in the Valley will bid adieu to its longtime artistic director Wendy Larson and welcome its new director, Carlos Elias.

Larson steps down after 14 years at the podium, following many successful and innovative concerts.

Elias will take over Symphony in the Valley with the 2008-09 season. He leads the strings and orchestra program at Mesa State College in Grand Junction and is the concertmaster for the Grand Junction Symphony.

The all-classical concerts on May 10 and 11 will feature the four winners of the Symphony’s Young Artists Concerto Competition, an original work by orchestra member Pearce Littler, and a senior recital by Annie Tempest.

The concerts will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, at the 1st United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave.., in Glenwood Springs.

Tickets will be sold at the door starting 30 minutes before the concert. Adults are $12, seniors are $10, children and teens 3-18 are $6, and families are $30. Music students are admitted free.

For more information on the show, be sure to check out next week’s Options section.

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