Symphony to salute composers of England

Pack your bags for a one-way trip with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra as it travels “Across the Pond” in an all-English composer concert.

Violist Dan Fellows will join the symphony for the concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Grand Junction High School, 1400 N. Fifth St.

Fellows, who is studying at the University of Colorado-Boulder, is the most recent winner of the symphony’s Young Artist Competition. He will perform William Walton’s “Viola Concerto.”

In a news release, the symphony’s music director Kirk Gustafson described Fellow’s playing as “very clean and musical, in complete technical control.”

Other pieces to be performed during this concert are Felix Mendelssohn’s “The Hebrides” and Sir Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations.”

Tickets to the concert are $15–$25 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at gjsymphony.org, by calling 243-6787 or at the symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., Suite 120.

Before the concert, the Grand Junction Symphony Guild will host a pre-concert reception: Wine & Tapas from 5:30–7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., across the street from Grand Junction High School.

A Classical Conversation with Gustafson will be at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Tickets are $20 per person and feature handmade appetizers and local wines. Seating is limited, and reservations will be taken through Friday, Oct. 26.

Call 243-6787, go to gjsymphony.org or the symphony office to purchase tickets.


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