Symphonic Salida has announced that for the fourth season in a row, the Colorado Symphony has chosen Salida for a series of classical concerts by its top musical ensembles. Once again, Salida is the only Colorado community outside of Denver to be honored with regular performances by the CSO; and volunteers are needed to help make it happen.

Presented by KHEN Community Radio and the local Symphonic Salida Steering Committee, the 2015-16 season will feature a series of four concerts, on Sept. 24, Feb. 11, Apr. 21, and a season finale yet to be announced. Attracting audiences from throughout the region with "World-class music at small-town prices", the Salida concerts again will offer bargain tickets in the under-$20 range, with special discounts for students. All performances will be at the SteamPlant.

As part of Symphonic Salida's outreach mission to bring musical knowledge to local youth, the CSO musicians again will present free mini-concerts for students at Longfellow Elementary, Salida Middle School, and Salida High School. During these sessions, performers explain their instruments and the music played, and answer questions from their curious young audiences.

Symphonic Salida currently is inviting local patrons who appreciate good music to join their Steering Committee and/or volunteer to participate in staging the concerts. "Working with the Colorado Symphony is an exciting and rewarding experience," says Committee Chairman Scott Adams. "Our volunteers enjoy helping to enrich Salida's cultural life; and at the same time, enjoy the opportunity to interact with world-class musicians, attend private after-parties and so forth." Anyone interested in learning more should call Scott Adams at 719-539-3421 or email [email protected]

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