After two years of changing restrictions and isolation requirements, the world is opening up again, and with it comes the return of events like the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.
In fact, this is why the season opens with the world premiere of The Great Return – a celebration of being able to connect to experience arts and culture in person once again.
“The Great Return is a performance that celebrates the nation coming through the turbulent times of COVID,” says Elliot Moore, Conductor and Music Director. “The season continues with the Chamber Orchestra Series: Beethoven Symphony Cycle, a family concert, the Handel’s Messiah sing-a-long and much more.
He is aware that many are cautious of a return to in-person events. In addition to ticket prices for entertainment at a time when inflation is on the rise, many have spent the last couple of years in survival mode and find it difficult to connect the meaning between the arts and daily life once again.
“As we ease into the new normal while facing the reality of our times,” says Moore, “there are many reasons to get excited about coming to the orchestra. Why come to an event like this when you can consume entertainment on streaming services or YouTube? Well, the answer is culture and identity. When I look at what is happening in Ukraine, there is a lot of fear about the loss of the country’s art and culture. Art is an expression of who we are as human beings. The expression of art through music and other mediums is a fundamental experience of who we are. So, let’s come together and celebrate!”
There is also the outdated notion that the orchestra is for a ritzy night out for adults.
You may be surprised to learn that there are events and series for a broad audience, including children.
Moore explains, “We are very proud of our Nutcracker event for neurodivergent audiences and the differently abled. Tickets to this event are offered at the lowest possible price and accommodations are made for mental, physical and financial accessibility. Guests come backstage with tears in their eyes to tell us that this is the first time in many years they could experience a theatre event like this as a family. It’s all part of our mission to help everyone live their lives fully with the help of music.”
Stay tuned to the Longmont Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page for upcoming details on the Nutcracker event.
Moore and everyone involved in the Orchestra thank the many sponsors that support their endeavors and empower them to offer the world’s most beautiful music to Longmont and area residents.
It is time to come together in celebration of arts and culture once more, and the Longmont Symphony Orchestra is a safe, impactful and meaningful way to engage all your senses. Learn more online here.