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Month: September 2020

San Juan Symphony Kicks Off Virtual 2020-21 “Essential” Season on October 3

Durango, CO: BLACK VOICES AND A BALLET FOR MARTHA Set for Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, 7:30 pm, Online Release

This year, more than ever, the San Juan Symphony believes music is essential!

Our virtual 35th season kicks off on Saturday, October 3 with an online performance of Black Voices and a Ballet for Martha at 7:30 pm. Video recording of the concert took place at beautiful Blue Lake Ranch in August with Thomas Heuser conducting. Maestro Heuser will also offer a “Musically Speaking” pre-concert talk on Wednesday, September 30, as well as live comments on concert night.

Aaron Copland wrote “A Ballet for Martha” in 1944. The wartime ensemble consisted of just 13 musicians, and the collaboration with Martha Graham resulted in Appalachian Spring, an iconic vision of American Shaker communities. The program also features music by Jessie Montgomery and Bruce A. Russell, two Black composers whose voices resonate with the racial justice movement and introduce a season-long conversation about diversity and inclusivity in the performing arts.

All musical content may be accessed via the San Juan Symphony website after purchasing a Digital Season Pass for $99 at www.sanjuansymphony.org. All concerts will remain accessible on the website as long as copyright regulations allow, usually at least a week.

Buy a pass now to access recent individual recording projects by members of the San Juan Symphony. We’re making music safely and behind the scenes until we can gather in person again.

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