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Party for Parks

The Jeffco Outdoors Foundation is hosting a “Party for Parks’ — a celebration of the anniversaries and accomplishments of Jefferson County Open Space, Denver Mountain Parks and Great Outdoors Colorado, and a fundraiser benefiting programs that connect children and families to nature.

Jefferson County Open Space has been in existence for 40 years, Denver Mountain Parks for 100 years, and Great Outdoors Colorado for 20 years. Working together, the organizations have helped preserve more than 62,000 acres of public land in Jefferson County.

The Party for Parks will be held at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre Visitor Center from 6-10 p.m. Friday, April 5.

The event will include food, drinks, entertainment and both live and silent auctions. Tickets for the Party for Parks are $50 and are available at www.jeffcooutdoors.org or by calling 303-271-5934. 

Jefferson Symphony Spring Recital

The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO) Spring Recital will be at 7 p.m. April 13 at Golden’s First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $10.

The recital is an opportunity to showcase the talents of JSO musicians as they perform in small ensembles. Each group or soloist from the JSO auditions with Maestro William Morse and recital coordinator and JSO pianist Peggy Lyon for the chance to be included. In addition to performing the piece, the musicians offer the audience entertaining and informative background information about the composer and composition as an introduction to each piece.

This is the second year the JSO has incorporated the recital series into its season of full symphonic concerts. The recitals give the public a chance to enjoy the talents of JSO musicians in a more intimate setting. In addition the recitals feature lesser known compositions in a program that offers a lot of variety.

The 2013 JSO Spring Recital will feature the following pieces:

Charles Auguste de Beriot:  Scene de Ballet, for violin and piano

Paul Dukas:  Villanelle, for French horn and piano

Gustav Holst:  Terzetto for flute, oboe and viola

Jules Massenet:  Meditation, from “Thais”

Dmitri Shostakovich: 1st movement from Sonata for cello and piano

George Phillip Telemann:  Concerto # 2, for four violas

A performance by the Timberline Brass Quintet and the Alpine Brass Trio 

For more information, go to www.jeffsymphony.org, e-mail office@jeffsymphony.org or call 303-278-4237.