Colorado’s San Juan Symphony to record 2020-21 concerts in multiple locations, present them online

Posted on: August 18, 2020

“The San Juan Symphony is taking its 35th season online for 2020-21,” writes Katie Chicklinski-Cahill in Friday’s (8/14) Durango Herald (CO). “The symphony’s season, named ‘Essential,’ will be made up of four concerts with an orchestra ensemble [with] no live audiences…. The shows will be produced with these small ensembles at various places around the Four Corners…. ‘Our first one coming up, we’re going to be at Blue Lake Ranch with a small orchestra and make a video out there,’ Music Director Thomas Heuser said. The videos will be made in advance and released as a live streaming event…. Digital season passes are available for $99…. In addition to the four main programs, the website will host … pre-concert talks by Heuser, interviews with composers and musicians, plus a video series of solo and ensemble performances…. The first subscription event the symphony has planned will be streamed Oct. 3 [and feature] Copland’s Appalachian Spring ballet for its original 13 musicians alongside two new works by Black composers. It will launch a seasonlong conversation about diversity and inclusivity…. The San Juan Symphony Youth Orchestra program … will go on this year with plans for online tutorials and practice guides.”