Past Concerts

2022-2023 Season

May 20
Spring Concert

In memory of Alex Kahler

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
“Organ Symphony”

Handel Organ Concerto in F major, HWV 292
Katie Hughes, organ

March 18
Young Artist Showcase

Dvořák Symphony No. 6, Op. 60

R. Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11: I. Allegro
Nathan Bonin, horn

December 17
Holiday Classics

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Overture
Mozart Sleigh Ride from Three German Dances
Hely-Hutchinson Carol Symphony
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Anderson A Christmas Festival
Adam O Holy Night
Handel Messiah (Mozart orchestration)
Oh thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
But who may abide

Featuring soloist Imelda Franklin Bogue, contralto

October 22
Halloween Concert

Grieg In The Hall Of The Mountain King (from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1)

Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: IV. March to the scaffold

Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre, Op. 40
Corban Green, violin solo

Dvořák The Water Goblin, Op. 107
Corban Green, assistant conductor

Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain

Halloween concert videos on YouTube

2021-2022 Season

August 17
Dances from Around the World

Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 46: No. 6, 7 and 8
de Falla Danza ritual del Fuego from El amor brujo
Strauss The Blue Danube, Op. 314
and more!

May 13 & 14
Mozart Requiem

Mozart Requiem in D minor, K.626
with the Arvada Chorale

Mozart Requiem video on YouTube

March 19, 2022
Famous Familiar Classics

Ukrainian National Anthem
Rossini Barber of Seville Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 5: Mvt 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven Symphony No. 7: Mvt 2. Allegretto
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2: Mvt 4. Farandole
Brahms Hungarian Dances, No. 5
Sibelius Finlandia, Op. 26

September 1, 2021

Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Verdi Overture from La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny)
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (A German Requiem) Mvt. 4 “How lovely are thy dwellings”
Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626 Mvt. 7 “Lacrimosa”
William Limón Elegy Local composer and horn player with FCO

Concert videos on YouTube

2019-2020 Season

January 12, 2020
Beautiful Brahms

Dr. Sara Parkinson, Guest Conductor

2019-10-27 Concert Flyer crop

Brahms Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

Brahms Symphony No. 2, Op. 73

December 7 & 8, 2019
Music of the Season

FCO Holiday Concert Poster Facebook

In collaboration with Boulder Music Institute, Artistic Director Lauren Sawyer

Our popular holiday concert with choir and vocal soloists, featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Handel, Bach, and Mozart along with favorite Christmas carols.


Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Overture
Around the World at Christmas Time
Handel: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion (from Messiah)
A Christmas Festival
Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (from St. Matthew Passion)
The Christmas Song
Christmas at the Movies
Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24
What a Wonderful World
Silent Night
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)

2018-2019 Season

August 21, 2019
Music from the Americas

2019-08-21 Concert Flyer

Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Márquez Danzón No. 2
Moncayo Huapango
Pérez Prado Popurrí

Plus premieres of pieces from orchestra members:
Wasmer Dreamscape
Limon The Circus Comes to Town

And chamber ensembles:
Ewald Brass Quintet, movement 1
Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34, movement 1
Piazzolla Libertango

Music from the Americas concert videos on YouTube

May 19, 2019

2019-05-19 Concert Flyer-crop

Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219

Andrew Giordano, Violin

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Concert videos on Youtube

March 10, 2019

2019-03-10 Flyer

Sibelius Karelia Overture, Op. 10

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37

Maria Kurchevskaya-Currey, Piano

Dvorak Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 “From the New World”

December 9, 2018


Join the FCO, Jubilate Singers and the United Church of Christ Choir for a selection of Christmas carols and holiday favorites from Tchaikovsky, Handel, Eric Whitacre, and Trans Siberian Orchestra.

November 4th, 2018


Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italienne, Op. 45

Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BVW 1043: I. Vivace

Nancy Larson, Violin
Kaidan Larson, Violin

Beethoven Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C Major, Op. 56

Andrew Giordano, Violin
Jessica Pacheco Hjelmstad, Piano
Beth Rosbach, Cello

2017-2018 Season

August 15, 2018

Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K. 299, Mvt. II
Cherubini Sonata for Horn and Strings
Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81

May 12, 2018

Holst The Planets

March 10, 2018

Three Sopranos
Featuring music by Bizet, Donizetti, Mozart, Puccini, Strauss and Verdi

Stephanie Ann Ball, soprano
Ruth L. Carver, soprano
Caren Rico, soprano

December 2017

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
With Longmont Dance Theater

October 29, 2017

Beethoven Fidelio Overture
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”

2016-2017 Season

August 19, 2017

Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1
Brian du Fresne, piano

May 20 and 21, 2017

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Renée Hemsing Patten, violin

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

March 11 & 12, 2017

With Jubilate Sacred Singers, Arvada Chorale, and the Longmont United Church of Christ Choir

Brahms German Requiem

December 2016

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
With Longmont Dance Theater

October 29 and 30, 2016

Saint-Saëns Dance Macabre, Op. 40
H. Shore Lord of the Rings Symphonic Suite (arr. John Whitney)
Pixar Movie Magic (arr. Michael Brown)
J. Williams Highlights from Harry Potter (arr. Michael Story)
J. Williams Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Suite

2015-2016 Season

August 10, 2016

W. Limon Royal Fanfare – World Premiere
Verdi Overture La Forza del Destino

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor, “Summer”
Nancy Larson, violin

Marcello Oboe Concerto in D minor
Sherwood Wise, oboe

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major
Robert Hjelmstad, piano

April 30 and May 1, 2016

R. Strauss Horn Concerto No. 1, Op. 11
Roger Clapp, tuba

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35

February 27 and 28, 2016

Holst First Suite in E-Flat: Chaconne and Intermezzo
FCO Symphonic Winds

Hummel Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, S49
Sam Dusinberre, trumpet

Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

December 2015

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
With Longmont Dance Theater

October 30 and November 1, 2015

A. Silvestri Captain America March (arr. M. Brown)
FCO Symphonic Winds

Rossini William Tell Overtur, Allegro Vivace
J. Williams & J. Ottman Superman Returns (arr. V. Lopez)
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. I
Brenna Berman, piano

M. Giacchino Music from The Incredibles
FCO Symphonic Winds

J. Williams Star Wars Epic Parts I & II (arr. R.W. Smith)

2014-2015 Season

May 9 and 10, 2015

Weber Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op. 75
Michael Harris, bassoon

Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78
Raymond Harrison, organ

March 14, 2015

FCO Symphonic Winds
A. Reed Russian Christmas Music

Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Mathew Dillon, piano

Elgar Engima Variations, Op. 36

December 2014

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
With Longmont Dance Theater

October 18, 2014

FCO Symphonic Winds
E. Campos Cambre (Poema Sinfonica)

Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Ruth Delevoryas, violin

Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastoral”

2013-2014 Season

August 27, 2014

H. Parry English Suite
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
C. Quef Suite for Wind Quintet and Piano
Sherri Marie, piano

Schubert String Quintet in C Major, Mvt. I
J. Hummel Clarinet Polka
Sherri Marie, piano

Fats Waller Ain’t Misbehavin’ (arr. Lennie Niehaus)
Lew Pollach That’s A Plenty (arr. Paul Nagle)

May 2 and 3, 2014

FCO Symphonic Winds
G. Frescobaldi
Tocatta (arr. Eric Slocum)
S. Verhest A Song for Japan
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Grofé)

Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
In collaboration with members of the Boulder Cello Project
Tana Cochran, soprano

R. Schumann
Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish”

April 27, 2014

FCO Symphonic Winds
Copland Quiet City (arr. Hunsberger)
R. Strauss Serenade in E-Flat Major
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (arr. Grofé)

March 2, 2014

FCO Symphonic Winds
Quiet City (arr. Hunsberger)
R. Strauss Serenade in E-Flat Major

Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major
Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Ruth and Sarah Delevoryas, violins

December 2013

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
With Longmont Dance Theater

October 20, 2013

FCO Symphonic Winds
E. Campos Cambre (Poema Sinfonica)

Beethoven Symphony No. 5 (selections)
Beethoven Romance for Violin in G Major, Op. 40
Catherine Limon, violin

October 9, 2013

FCO Symphonic Winds
Fugue in G minor
S. Verhest A Song for Japan

L. Mozart Concerto for Trombone
Mike Roper, trombone

Haydn Violin Concerto in G Major, Mvt. I
Alexis Pring, violin

2012-2013 Season

June 1, 2013

With Jubilate Sacred Singers

Haydn The Creation

February 24, 2013

Mozart Oboe Concerto, KV 314
Sherwood Wise, oboe

Beethoven Symphony No. 8, Op. 93

December 2012

Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker
With Longmont Dance Theater

October 28, 2012

Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G Major

June 3, 2012

With Jubilate Sacred Singers

Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, Op. 107
Faure Requiem, Op. 48

March 11, 2012

Holst First Suite for Military Band, Op. 28 No. 1
Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Beethoven Symphony No. 1, Op. 21