Spanish show to end symphony season

Passionate Spanish music will bring to a close the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s 33rd season.

“La Música de España,” featuring mezzo-soprano Julie Simson, will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St. A Classical Conversation with information about the performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

“Simson has dazzled audiences in opera houses and Carnegie Hall and is very commanding as a vocalist with symphonies,” according to a news release.

The evening’s program will include:

Turina’s “Danzas Fantasticas,” “is a deeply impassioned piece that evokes the spirit of Spanish dances,” the release said.

Falla’s “El Amor Brujo: Ballet Suite” tells the story of a widowed gypsy haunted by her husband’s ghost after she falls in love again.

Rodrigo’s “Cuatro Madrigals Amatorios,” which translates to “Four Madrigals of Love,” “was inspired by 16th century love poems from an anonymous author,” the release said.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol,” involves a lot of percussion and was written in the style of Spanish folk melodies. There are “many unique elements in the piece, including the violins, violas and cellos imitating guitars in the fourth movement,” the release said.

Tickets for adults range in price from $15 to $25 depending on seating section. Tickets cost $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at, at the symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120, or by phone at 243-6787.

Call or go to the website for information.


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