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From the bohemian Moldau to the beautiful blue Danube, rivers have inspired composers for centuries. Join your Aurora Symphony Orchestra for a musical journey on the waters of the world: “Into the Beautiful Blue.”

Program Repertoire:

Smetana, Vysehrad from Ma Vlast

Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Ingrid Stölzel, Into the Blue

Mendelssohn, The Hebrides

J. Strauss Jr., By the Beautiful Blue Danube

Smetana, The Moldau from Ma Vlast

Music from Bedřich Smetana’s – My Homeland celebrates the natural beauty of the Czech Republic. The grand melody of the Vysehrad Castle opens the concert. Then, the “Moldau” river’s flowing melody takes us on a trip through the countryside: passing springs and meadows, the celebration of a farmer’s wedding, mermaids dancing in the moonlight, swirling rapids, and finally the Vysehrad Castle at the end of the river.

Debussy’s – Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun brings to life impressionistic poems and paintings with harmonies and rhythms that echo the flowing brushstrokes of Monet and bring out the unique colors of the orchestra.

Ingrid Stölzel’s – Into the Blue evokes a journey into the unknown, an openness toward new possibilities, all accompanied by a playful, adventurous spirit and a big dose of spontaneity.” It captures the moment-to-moment excitement of exploration.

Felix Mendelssohn’s – Hebrides Overture captures the composer’s awe-filled experience the first time he visited the striking Fingal’s Cave in the Hebrides Islands of Scotland.

Finally, you will experience a live performance of the world’s most popular classical dance number: By the Beautiful Blue Danube, by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss Jr. You will surely know this piece and its melody from the docking scene in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, from the 2021 Netflix Series Squid Game, or in many other movies, series, and cartoons.

Meet us where musical rivers converge in “Into the Beautiful Blue.”



Jeremy Cuebas Artistic Director

Join Maestro Cuebas 30-minutes prior to each performance
for a Free 20-minute Pre-Concert Lecture!

Dates / Times / Locations:

Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 7, 2024 @ 3:00 PM

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

Ticket Information:

Adult General Admission – $20
Senior (65+) General Admission – $10
Military (Former & Active) General Admission – $10
Student (18 & under) General Admission – Free

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April 7
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Overland High School Auditorium
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Aurora, CO 80012 United States
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