The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra announces the 2022-23 season with “Connect. Experience. Celebrate”.
The Greeley Philharmonic OrchestraGPO, has released its 2022-23 season lineup which includes another performance with an amazing local band, film music and the popular Poinsettia Pops concert.
The series is called “Connect. Live. Celebrate,” explained CEO Nick Kenny.
“If you come to one of our shows this year, you’ll have a connection, you’ll have an incredible experience and we’ll celebrate the magical music created by the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra,” Kenny said when announcing the season.
The GPO kicks off its 111th season on Saturday September 24 and Sunday September 25 with A Musical Odyssey featuring the story of a world-class violinist who lost everything and was forced to sell her most prized possession – her violin. The performance will include an original composition written for the orchestra by GPO Composer-in-Residence Dylan Fixmer. Dr. Sarah Off and the UNC Symphony Orchestra will join the GPO for the concert.
“There’s an amazing story with this piece of music,” Kenny said. “What a way to start the season.”
On Saturday, October 15, the GPO will host Tales of Italian Triumph which will transport viewers through the country’s history in the shape of a boot. The performance also features “the most surprising ending you can experience with the Greeley Philharmonic”.
“There will be nothing like surround sound and the experience I guarantee is nothing like anything you’ve experienced before,” Kenny said.
December is a holiday month, and the GPO has scheduled four performances to put viewers in the spirit.
The ever-popular Poinsettia Pops concert is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, and will coincide with Greeley’s Festival of Trees event at the Union Colony Civic Center.
“Poinsettia Pops are really what kick off the holiday season here in Greeley; a truly unparalleled tradition,” Kenny said. “It’s fantastic for the whole family.”
If you can’t make Poinsettia Pops, you have three chances to see the orchestra’s Christmas brass concerts from Thursday, December 15 through Saturday, December 17. The brass section of the orchestra takes center stage under the direction of Dr. Ken Singleton at this concert. The band will perform a variety of holiday music for all ages.
Thursday’s Christmas Brass concert is set to take place in Windsor, while Friday’s concert is scheduled for Fort. Morgan.
Rhapsody in Blue: The Best of Gershwin and Ravel is scheduled for January 28-29, 2023 and will feature a “kaleidoscope of classical and jazz music” from composers George Gershwin and Maurice Ravel. GPO pianist Joshua Sawicki will perform with the orchestra during the concert.
The concert will also include a performance by a surprise dance company, Kenny added.
If you missed last year’s performance of the GPO and “Greeley’s Sweaty Soul Band”, The Burroughs, you’ll have a second chance to see the two incredible bands together when they take the stage on March 11. The show will include new arrangements for the orchestra and the soul band. This is one concert you won’t want to miss.
The soul band’s collaboration with the GPO was one of the orchestra’s most popular performances, Kenny said. This year, the concert will include more music and an “upgraded experience.”
The GPO will ring in the spring with Carmina Burana: Songs of Love and Fortune on April 29. The concert will offer 25 titles that will please everyone.
Carmina Burana: Songs of Love and Fortune will also feature over 200 singers and solo performances by selected singers, two pianos and more.
The GPO will close the season with Sounds of Cinema on May 20. This concert has become a fan favorite and offers a fully narrated musical journey that appeals to all ages.
“It’s some of your favorite music made famous by the movies,” Kenny said. “It will be an immersive experience.”
This year, the GPO will offer Seasonal Subscriber Packages that will allow concertgoers to retain the same seats throughout the concert season.
“There are no better seats in the civic center than yours,” Kenny joked.
Additionally, the GPO changed its concert start times to 7:00 p.m. instead of the previous show time of 7:30 p.m.
“We can’t wait to be back in the concert hall and thank everyone who has been a part of our successful comeback after these tough COVID years,” Kenny said.
For more information about the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2022-23 season, to buy tickets or to find out how you can support the band, go to www.greeleyphil.org.