2019 - 2020 Season Overview

Our 38th Season!

With performances by ECO musicians and touring performers and repertoire from Bach to Prokofiev, there is something for everyone in the 2019 – 2020 season. 

Learn more about the programming in the descriptions below and click on any of the links to get tickets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Masterworks Concert Series

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SPRING CONCERT - CANCELLED

Greetings again, friends, fellow music lovers, and musicians,

We have made the painful decision to cancel ECO’s Spring Concerts scheduled for this weekend, March 14th in Arvada and March 15th in Evergreen. The rapid development of COVID-19 cases in Colorado have spurred us to reconsider the position we stated yesterday based on updated guidance provided by the CDC, medical experts, and other reputable sources.  

If you purchased a ticket in advance, we are currently offer the following options: 

1) Keep your ticket – you can use it at any future regular-season ECO concert. We will also always be able to look up your purchase in our system, so you don’t necessarily need to hold onto the ticket physically. If you purchased a ticket to one of our Spring Concerts, we’ll be able to look it up and will honor that ticket purchase for any future regular-season concert.

2) Let us know you’d like us to consider your ticket purchase a donation. 

As of this moment, we have not yet discussed plans to reschedule this particular concert. We may or may not have the opportunity to do so this season, depending upon how the situation unfolds from here. 

Also, as of this moment, no further ECO events are cancelled. We will notify our community should we make the decision to modify, reschedule, or cancel any other concerts or events. 

I am personally heartbroken to deliver this message to you. I can’t even begin to convey the immense amount of diligent effort our musicians have put into this particular program – it is an extraordinarily challenging set of pieces and the orchestra had truly brought the music to a high level of performance. 

With that being said, I am requesting your support. Please join me in making a donation at the link below to help ECO mitigate the financial impact of not performing this concert. Any amount helps – we’re looking to raise $2,000 by the end of March.

ECO will be treating this situation as an opportunity to evaluate new means by which to share the wonder and beauty of music with our community. 

Please do all you can to stay healthy and reduce your own risk during this difficult time. 

I look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts once the contagion has subsided – ideally very soon. 

Yours devotedly, 

James D Spear
President | Board of Directors
Evergreen Chamber Orchestra

SPECIAL EVENT

Faurè - Requiem

In collaboration with the Evergreen Chorale

Saturday and Sunday, April 4th and 5th, 2020

Join ECO in collaboration with the Evergreen Chorale for a performance of Faurè’s incredible Requiem.

Check back soon for ticket information! 

Chamber Recital Series

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Series Finale Chamber Recital

3:00pm - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
St. Laurence Episcopal Church
26812 Barkley Road, Conifer, CO, 80433

ECO’s Chamber Recital Series consists of intimate performances by ECO musicians and friends. 

Program and performers TBD – we’ll let you know when we know!

In the meantime, get your tickets below.

Masterworks Concert Series

SEASON FINALE CONCERT

Join the ECO for a fabulous program that brings to a close their 38th season with Beethoven’s unforgettable Symphony No. 5, Music Director William Hill’s Three Tangos, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue featuring the international acclaimed Colorado-born pianist Katie Mahan, and a solo performance by the first place winner of ECO’s 2020 Young Artists Solo Competition.

2019 - 2020 SEASON
PREVIOUS EVENTS

Season Preview: Classic Night at Cactus Jack's

Evergreen Chamber Orchestra at Cactus Jack's
6:00pm - Wednesday, September 4th, 2019
Cactus Jack's Saloon and Grill - 4651 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439
Get a preview of our upcoming season on the deck at Cactus Jack's! Enjoy a complimentary dinner - generously provided by our friends at Cactus Jack's - in this fantastic outdoor setting along Bear Creek in the heart of Evergreen.

Masterworks Concert Series

Season Opener

Join the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra and our wonderful Music Director, William Hill, for the 38th Season Opener featuring a fabulous selection of orchestral music including Mozart’s Abduction from Seraglio Overture, Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 in D Major, “Prague”, Brahms’ Sonata No. 2 for Clarinet and Orchestra featuring Greg Dufford on clarinet, and concluding with Beethoven’s powerful Egmont Overture

Arvada

3:00pm
Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Arvada United Methodist Church
6750 Carr St., Arvada, CO 80004

Evergreen

3:00pm
Sunday, October 13th, 2019
Evergreen Lutheran Church
5980 Hwy 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

Chamber Recital Series

Autumn Recital

3:00pm
Sunday, November 10th, 2019
St. Laurence Episcopal Church
26812 Barkley Road, Conifer, CO 80433

The first Chamber Recital of the season prominently features cellists Mike and Shirley Marecak and pianist Peggy Lyon in performances of Handel, Dvorák, and Mendelssohn. 

PROGRAM:

Handel

Sonata for Two Cellos and Piano – Op. 8, No. 2

Mike and Shirley Marecak – Cello

Peggy Lyon – Piano

Dvorák 

Czech Suite – Op. 39

Mike and Shirley Marecak, Susan Crisfield, Marilyn Hof – Cello

Peggy Lyon – Piano

Katherine Thayer – Violin

John and Madalynn Neu – Accordion

Mendelssohn

Piano Trio in c minor – Op. 66

Shirley Marecak – Cello

Peggy Lyon – Piano

Katherine Thayer – Violin

Get your tickets here!

Masterworks Concert Series

Fall Concert

Our Fall Concerts feature ECO’s principal violist and founding member Wanda Beck performing Telemann’s Concerto for Viola in G Major. Other pieces include Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony, Barber’s legendary Adagio for Strings, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 in G Major, “Military”.

Please note the later performance time.

Arvada

7:00pm
Saturday, November 16th, 2019
Arvada United Methodist Church
6750 Carr St., Arvada, CO 80004

Evergreen

7:00pm
Sunday, November 17th, 2019
Evergreen Lutheran Church
5980 Hwy 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

Chamber Recital Series

Winter Recital

3:00pm
Sunday, November 24th, 2019
St. Laurence Episcopal Church
26812 Barkley Road, Conifer, CO 80433

Our Chamber Recital Series consists of wonderfully intimate performances of ECO musicians and friends. 

PROGRAM

Johann Baptist Vanhal
Trio Sonata – Op. 5

Mike and Shirley Marecak – Cello
Peggy Lyon – Piano

Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Clarinet – Op. 120, No. 1

Ted Homan – Clarinet
Peggy Lyon – Piano

Tomaso Albinoni
Adagio in G Minor – Arranged Giazotto

Kathy Thayer and Carrie Beeder – Violin
Susan Crisfield, Marilynn Hof, Mike and Shirley Marecak – Cello
Madalynn and John Neu – Accordion

Antonin Dvorák
Sextet – Op. 97

Kathy Thayer and Carrie Beeder – Violin
Susan Crisfield, Marilynn Hof, Mike and Shirley Marecak – Cello

SPECIAL EVENT

Colorado Mountain Holiday Concert

3:00pm AND 6:00pm
Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Evergreen Lutheran Church
5980 Highway 73, Evergreen, CO 80439

A perennial holiday favorite in our communities, our Colorado Mountain Holiday Concert is fun for the entire family!

Join us to ring in the holidays together with musical favorites – from a fun romp with Jingle Bells to a powerful performance of Silent Night. 

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Chamber Recital Series

Prelude to Spring Recital

3:00pm - Sunday, March 1st, 2020
St. Laurence Episcopal Church
26812 Barkley Road, Conifer, CO 80433

JS Bach

Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010 – Sarabande, Bourrees I and II

Prelude in c minor BWV 934

arr. Himie Voxman

Ted Homan – Bass Clarinet

Ravel

Le Tombeau de Couperin (arranged for Piano Trio)

Sheiko Uno – Piano

Lee Smith – Violin

Don Perkins – Cello

Mozart

Table Music for 2 violins

Mark O’Connor

Appalachia Waltz

FC’s Jig

Telemann

Canonic Duet

Natalie Hill – violin

Katharine Thayer – violin

Offenbach

Duos for Violoncelli, Opus 49 – Movements IV, V, VI

Shirley and Mike Marecak – cello

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