As part of the final chapter of this Essential 35th Season, the San Juan Symphony is thrilled to release new videos by our musicians, plus the details of our fourth live broadcast. Right now, more than 350 website users have access to a trove of beautiful music, available on-demand with their online membership. Viewers from around the Four Corners and from coast to coast have tuned in for our live-streamed concerts this season, expanding the reach of our organization at a time when we are all craving connection.
Our fourth and final concert will be recorded on April 18th at the Reising Stage Event Center in Durango and released during a live-stream event on Saturday, May 15th, at 7:30pm MT, only at www.sanjuansymphony.org. The program is called “Sweet Simplicity” and features a physically- distanced San Juan Symphony string orchestra conducted by Music Director Thomas Heuser, performing the music of William Grant Still, Stacy Garrop, Benjamin Britten, and Claude Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances with SJS Principal Harpist Anne Eisfeller as soloist.
The videos produced by the musicians of the San Juan Symphony have been such an uplifting part of this virtual season, and we are delighted to share two new video projects. The first is a lively performance by the Petroglyph String Quartet, featuring Michael Allerheiligen and Yakima Fernandez on violin, Karl Winkler on viola, and Anastasia Nellos on cello. Their latest video is a “Mini-Program” with three works: a short Divertimento by Mozart, a wonderful arrangement of Rossini’s Largo al factorum from The Barber of Seville featuring some brilliant cello playing, and an evocative arrangement by Karl Winkler of Duke Ellington’s Mood Indigo.
The second newly-released video features our Principal Percussionist James Doyle and his wife Tracy Doyle, our SJS piccolo player who is also Director of the School of Music at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. The Doyle Duo has recorded a breathtaking performance of Kembang Suling by Gareth Farr for flute and marimba. Written in 1996, Farr describes his work as capturing “three musical snapshots of Asia,” with musical styles and influences from the island of Bali, Japan, and the complex musical language of Southern India.
Please do not hesitate to contact the San Juan Symphony via email or through our website if you have any questions about your website access. We look forward to seeing you “live” for our final subscription broadcast on Saturday, May 15th at 7:30pm MT. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days and weeks! Thank you for your continued support of the San Juan Symphony.