Welcome to the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra Website!
Celebrating 32 years as the Orchestra within Broomfield.
The Broomfield Symphony is a friendly, lively and ambitious group of musicians that has been performing in Broomfield since 1982 (previously the Broomfield Civic Orchestra) and continues to receive accolades. Our continuing mission is to present high-quality musical performances that appeal to diverse audiences, and to promote a taste for cultural excellence in our community.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Broomfield Symphony Youth Concerto Competition. Full information and application forms are available here.
Our next concert at the Broomfield Auditorum is Saturday, December 14th, 7.30pm with a repeat performance on Sunday, December 15th, 3.00pm. This concert will be a very special Christmas celebration with Colcannon, Colorado's premier Celtic music ensemble, www.colcannon.com . Colcannon are known for their authentic, Joyous Irish Music.... traditional with a touch of chamber music and music hall, Colcannon plays Irish music with panache, warmth and wit. Timeless songs and great musicianship transport the audience to another time and place.
The BSO will be performing three pieces with Colcannon - Drive the Cold Winter Away, Miss Hooligan's Christmas Cake, and a new orchestral piece "O'Toole and the Goose" which premiered with the Colorado Symphony on March 16, 2013 and was a great success. This piece tells the story of King O'Toole and his pet goose with themes of love, aging, sacrifice and... geese.
Download our concert flyer by clicking here.
Purchase tickets online through our secure e-store or at the Broomfield Auditorium box office (click on link for hours). This is a premium concert. No senior discounted tickets are available.
Opening Concert: The Emperor, October 18th 2013 at the Broomfield Auditorium
The opening concert of the season featured Katie Mahan performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 popularly known as the "Emperor Concerto". Also on the program: Khachaturian's Masquerade Suite and Ballade for Orchestra by Broomfield's own resident composer John Heins. The concert was a sell-out success a wonderful start to the season.
Here is what one concert-goer took the time to send to us after our evening performance:
In my last review of the B.S.O.'s "A Night in Old Vienna" concert, I said that the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra was the best kept secret in Broomfield. As I took my seat for the opening concert on Friday (10.18.13), I was wonderfully surprised to see the SELL-OUT crowd that was in attendance. And for good reason. This orchestra under the direction of David Brussel, continues to amaze. The quality of the musical selections and their performance improves with each concert.
BRAVO!! to each and every "volunteer" player who - for the love of this orchestral art - face the challenges of great music literature that would intimidate or overwhelm many other civic orchestras.
Our evening began with the delightful MASQUERADE by Khachaturian with it's exhilarating Waltz, pensive Nocturne and ending with the "circusesque" Galop. The many fine soloists -principals - offered outstanding solos.
Who would have guessed that a famous composer is a current resident of our community, Broomfield? John Hein was in attendance for the performance of his BALLADE FOR ORCHESTRA. This is an interesting and challenging soundscape of orchestral timbres skillfully crafted by Mr. Hein and presented by the orchestra with a fine performance.
The featured performance of the evening was the PIANO CONCERTO #5 in E flat by Beethoven - the famous "Emperor" Concerto. This featured the concert's guest artist/pianist - Katie Mahan. This lovely young woman's approach to the final piano concerto by Beethoven was both masterful and delicate. I could only imagine that the great Beethoven (historically somewhat of a chauvinist) would have been astounded at her command of the piano. I was impressed by the delicate interplay between piano and strings; performed so beautifully by Ms. Mahan with the touch of feminine tenderness seldom heard from male soloist counterparts.
At the risk of making any negative comments, I feel that the venue of the Broomfield Auditorium seems to limit the quality of the performances by this fine orchestra. I'm aware that their choices are somewhat limited by many factors, but I still struggle with some of the inherent poor acoustics at this venue. That said, the concert deserved the SELL-OUT status. Congratulations B.S.O. on another superb performance.
Their next concert "A Celtic Christmas" featuring guest artists - Colcannon. My recommendation - Buy Tickets EARLY!!! This is one of the great values for your holiday $$$'s. Don't wait - Buy tickets as soon as they are available.
Thank you Ray from everyone at the BSO, it was wonderful to receive your message today! We look forward to entertaining you and our other guests in the new season.
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