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SJS Auditions Scheduled for May 13, 2017

The San Juan Symphony and music director Thomas Heuser announces the following openings in the orchestral roster of players:
• Principal Viola
• Principal Trombone
• Fourth French Horn

Click for more information: Auditions

Speakeasy Celebration Pre-Concert Talk

Wednesday, February 15 at the

Durango Arts Center Barbara Conrad Gallery.

5 pm: Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres ($10 suggested donation);

Pre-concert talk at 6 pm

Announcing 2017-18: SAVE THESE DATES

October 7 & 8, 2017

November 4 & 5, 2017

February 17 & 18, 2018

April 7 & 8, 2018

Fresh Faces and Firebird Set for October 8 & 9

New San Juan Symphony music director Thomas Heuser officially begins his tenure with Fresh Faces and Firebird, the first concerts of Season 31: Resounding.  Performances are slated for Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 pm at the Community Concert Hall in Durango and Sunday, October 9 at 3 pm at Henderson Performance Hall in Farmington.  Single tickets and season tickets are available for both venues.  Durango season tickets are 50% off for first-time season ticket buyers.

The concert opens with Mozart’s flirtatious Figaro Overture. Savor the uplifting music of Clint Needham’s Spires and the sumptuous Romance of Antonín Dvořák, featuring the solo violin debut of San Juan Symphony concertmaster Brent Williams. Then after intermission, prepare to be mesmerized by the ritual dances and mysterious lullabies of Stravinsky’s epic Firebird Suite. The thrilling fanfare of the Finale will herald the start of an exciting new chapter in our regional symphony’s history.

Recognized for his stirring leadership and energetic programs, conductor Thomas Heuser has devoted himself to artistic excellence, music education, and community collaboration as a music director and public servant in the arts. Thomas was appointed the Music Director of the San Juan Symphony in 2016, and relocated to Durango with his wife, violinist Lauren Avery, and their son Theodore. Since 2011, he has served as the Music Director of the Idaho Falls Symphony, during which time he has attracted new audiences, reinvigorated the community, and helped the IFS gain a more firm financial footing than at any time in their 68-year history.

Brent Williams is Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola at Fort Lewis College, faculty at the Music in the Mountains Conservatory and Concertmaster of the San Juan Symphony. Previously he served as Concertmaster of the Albany Symphony Orchestra (GA), Assistant Concertmaster of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra (FL), Assistant Concertmaster of Sinfonia Gulf Coast (FL), and Principal Second Violin of the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra (GA). A dedicated chamber musician, Williams is the violinist of the Inverness Chamber Players and violinist/violist of enhakē (www.enhake.com).

Maestro Heuser will give a pre-concert talk on Wednesday, October 5 from 6 to 7 pm at the Rochester Hotel in Durango, and at 2 pm on Sunday, October 9 at Henderson Hall in Farmington before the afternoon symphony performance.  Both talks are free and the public is invited to attend.

For Durango tickets, please call 970-247-7657, purchase online at www.durangoconcerts.com, or visit the Community Concert Hall ticket office in the Welcome Center at 8th St. and Main Avenue.  For Farmington tickets, please call 505-566-3430.  For more information, go to www.sanjuansymphony.org.

Join Us on September 25 to Kick Off Our 2016-17 Season

An afternoon of wine, food and music in a spectacular setting.  RSVP: 970-382-9753.


Purchase Durango tickets online at http://www.durangoconcerts.com, call 970-247-7657 or stop by the ticket office at the Welcome Center at 8th and Main.


Purchase Farmington tickets: https://www.sanjuansymphony.org/ticket-information.

2016-2017 Important Ticket Renewal Dates for Current Season Ticket Holders

10 am Monday, June 20 – Current Durango season ticket holders begin renewing their seats for the 2016-17 season (through July 15).  This can be done by calling the ticket office at 970-247-7657 or in person at the Ticket Office in the Welcome Center at 8th and Main.  There is no online purchase option.

10 am Monday, July 18 – Current Durango season ticket holders have one week to upgrade/change their seats for the 2016-17 season (through July 22). This can be done by calling the ticket office at 970-247-7657 or in person at the Ticket Office in the Welcome Center at 8th and Main.  There is no online purchase option.

10 am Monday, July 25 – All tickets for the 2016-17 season go on sale to the general public.

2016-2017 Season Artwork by Bev Taylor

This year’s San Juan Symphony artwork was adapted from an original decorated violin created by…Bev Taylor.

Bev Taylor is a multi-media artist who resides in Farmington, New Mexico. With a background in art history her specialties include calligraphy, book arts, acrylic and watercolor painting, paste paper, collage and colored pencil. She and her husband, Tom, are accomplished woodworkers. She has artwork at San Juan College, Farmington Public Library, Regional Animal Shelter and elsewhere throughout the Four Corners. Along with her daughter she owns Artifacts Gallery in Farmington where more of her work is available.

Bev’s decorated violin was auctioned at a Brunch with the Maestro fundraiser to benefit the San Juan Symphony in Farmington in May 2016.

Tickets Go On Sale to the General Public July 25, 2016

Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 25, 2016

When tickets are available for purchase we will send a notification via email.

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