Concerts, Recitals, and Events

EVERGREEN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’s 2017-2018 SEASON

William Hill, Music Director

 

ECO’s Most Expansive Season Ever!!!

Welcome to the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra’s 36th season!  This is our Music Director William Hill’s 4th season leading ECO, and he has created a series of marvelous orchestral programs that you, your family and friends are sure to find inspirational and a source of great pleasure.  Please spread the word about the joy of ECO’s concerts and recitals!

We are doubling all four major concerts this season, and will also be playing at Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill on August 31st, two Holiday Concerts on December 16th at Church of the Transfiguration, two performances of Mozart’s Requiem with the Evergreen Chorale on May 12th & 13th , our 17th annual Mountain Area Orchestra Festival with local schools, and 4 chamber music recitals!  

The orchestra is looking forward to performing at 3 new venues this season: Evergreen Lutheran Church, Bethany Lutheran Church (Cherry Hills Village) and St. James Presbyterian Church (Littleton).  We will also continue to give concerts at Church of the Hills (Evergreen) and Genesis Presbyterian Church (Littleton).

We are also looking forward to presenting two chamber music recitals at the new home of Center of the Arts Evergreen in Bergen Park, as well as recitals at St. Laurence Church in Conifer and one additional location.  Our recitals are a wonderfully intimate way to experience the wide and varied classical repertoire for small chamber groups (usually 2-6) as performed by ECO musicians and their musical friends.  Bill Hill is likely to also treat us to some “surprise” jazz pieces at several of these recitals…

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We look forward to seeing you at an ECO concert or recital soon!

~Julia Barrett MD, President of ECO’s Board

 

Season Opening Concerts

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:00 pm
Evergreen Lutheran Church – 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church – 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village

ECO’s season opener concerts will include a wonderful selection of music with Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn, and Peter Cooper (principal oboist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra) will be joining us to perform an oboe concerto by Ludwig August Lebrun.

Fall Concerts

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 3:00 pm
Church of the Hills – 28628 Buffalo Park Rd., Evergreen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Genesis Presbyterian Church – 5707 S. Simms St., Littleton

The fall concerts will feature Laura Husbands as soloist in Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjuez for classical guitar (soloist and rental music sponsored by Bob McCarroll).  This concert also features Schubert’s Symphony No 1 and a wonderful work by ECO’s Music Director William Hill titled “Trois poesies sans mots” (“Three poems without words”).  Mr. Hill’s pieces are based on art of the impressionist and post-impressionist painters Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cezanne.

Prelude to Spring Concerts

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 3:00 pm
St. James Presbyterian Church – 3601 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:00 pm
Location – ‘TBD’

ECO and Denver Philharmonic concertmaster, Katherine Thayer, will be performing Mozart’s beautiful 3rd Violin Concerto. In addition, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Waltz from the Serenade for Strings will also be on the program.

Spring Concerts

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 3:00 pm
Evergreen Lutheran Church – 5980 Highway 73, Evergreen

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 pm
Genesis Presbyterian Church – 5707 S. Simms St., Littleton

These concerts feature Beethoven’s celebratory 7th Symphony and a composition penned by our own very talented Music Director, William (Bill) Hill.

Special Concerts

Classics Night at Cactus Jack’s Saloon & Grill

Sunday, August 31st at 6 pm – SOLD OUT

Colorado Mountain Holiday Concerts

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3:30 and 7:00 pm – Church of the Transfiguration, Evergreen

Mountain Area Orchestra Festival with Evergreen’s Schools

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00 pm – Evergreen Middle School (free admission!)

Mozart’s Requiem with the Evergreen Chorale, directed by Christine Gaudreau

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30 pm – Central Presbyterian Church, Denver

Sunday, May 13, 2018, 4:30 pm – Rockland Community Church, Genesee