Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
Location & Contact Information
- P.O. Box 546, Golden, CO 80401
- Phone: (303) 278-4237
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.jeffsymphony.org
- Hours of Operation: Seasonal, check website for current performances.
The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra is a committed group of 75 talented musicians and dozens of dedicated volunteers keeping the classic music alive. The orchestra performs five classical concerts in the winter season at the Green Center at the Colorado School of Mines as well as outdoor concerts during the summer. The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra sponsors an annual International Young Artists Competition to recognize outstanding young talent from around the world. The first-prize winner performs with the orchestra in the February concert at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra began in 1953 as the Mines Chamber Ensemble. In 1972 the name Jefferson Symphony Orchestra was adopted to reflect the organization’s countywide community outreach and involvement by musicians, audiences, and board. Also in 1972, the orchestra began performing in the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus in Golden as well as providing free Summer Concerts in the parks of Jefferson County. The collaboration with the School of Mines is just one of the decades-long relationships in the community that the orchestra relies on for support. For 60 years, the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has been making music that thousands of people in and around Jefferson County have enjoyed. It is a community orchestra, comprised of volunteer musicians. The members work long hours “after work” to present performances of professional quality. What motivates them to play in the symphony is the same thing that motivates the thousands of people who attend the concerts — a love of good music.