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Our season closes with a concert of music celebrating and honoring our homes.

This concert features two pieces written for the Aurora Symphony, including a musical depiction of our city and a touching musical memorial in response to the July 20th theater shooting.

Aaron Copland’s music from Rodeo and Appalachian Spring helped create the “American Sound” you hear in cowboy movies and commercials.

Like Copland’s music, Marquez’s Danzon No 2. helped define the sounds of Mexican classical music, and Sibelius’s Finlandia celebrated the composer’s pride in his homeland of Finland.

The Cascadian Concerto by Eric Ewazen celebrates the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and features the Aurora Symphony’s own Aurora Borealis woodwind quintet as soloists.

Repertoire

Aurora, Colorado Variations – by American composer (and former ASO bassist) Joseph Scardetta
Duration: 7 min

Radium and Sky – by American composer (and former ASO conductor) Geoffrey Pope
Duration: 4 min

Finlandia – by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius
Duration: 8 min

“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo – by American composer Aaron Copland
Duration: 4 min

Variations on a Shaker Tune: “Simple Gifts” – by American composer Aaron Copland
Duration: 4 min

Danzón No. 2 – by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez
Duration: 10 min

Cascadian Concerto for Woodwind Quintet and Orchestra – by American composer Eric Ewazen
Duration: 25 min with short breaks

Hoe-Down from Aaron Copland’s “Rodeo”

Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia

Cascadian Concerto by Eric Ewazen

Dates & Location

Saturday, May 17, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 18, 2025 @ 3:00 PM
Venue TBA

Enjoy a free Pre-Concert talk with Maestro Jeremy Cuebas 30 minutes before each performance.

Tickets & Pricing

$20 Adult – General Admission
$10 Senior – General Admission
$10 Military – General Admission
Free – Students & Children under 18

Featured Artists

Jeremy Cuebas, Conductor

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Details

Start:
May 17, 2025
End:
May 18, 2025
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https://www.simpletix.com/e/aurora-variations-tickets-171329

Organizer

Aurora Symphony Orchestra
Phone
720-262-3850
Email
info@aurorasymphony.org
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Venue

Overland High School Auditorium
12400 E Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012 United States
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