Broomfield Symphony Orchestra2021 - 2022 Season
Celebrating 40 years as the
Orchestra within Broomfield, Colorado
Broomfield Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating 38 years as the Orchestra within Broomfield, Colorado.
BSO 2021 Virtual Performances
Béla Bartók (1881-1945)
Romanian Folk Dances
Jocul cu bâtă (stick dance)
Brâul (sash dance)
Pe loc (“in one spot”)
Buciumeana (hornpipe dance from Bucium)
Poarga Românească (Romanian polka)
Mărunțel (fast dance)
Beginning in 1906, Bartók and his fellow Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály went on annual excursions to the most distant regions of Hungary, carefully transcribing or recording (on a primitive Edison recording device) thousands of folk tunes played and sung by local residents. These melodies, rhythms and harmonies were painstakingly classified and cataloged in a number of scholarly monographs and a set of twelve volumes containing the musicians’ research. Much of the material made its way either literally or stylistically into the works of both composers. In 1915 Bartók selected seven folk-fiddle melodies for his Romanian Folk Dances, originally for piano solo and later arranged for violin and piano and for string orchestra. “Romanian” refers to a region of Transylvania which was once part of Hungary, and also to “Roma”, a generic term for “Gypsies”.
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
St. Paul’s Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 29 No. 2
Finale (The Dargason)
From 1905 until his death in 1934, Gustav Holst held the position of Director of Music at the St. Paul’s Girls’ School in London’s Hammersmith district. In 1913 he completed the St. Paul’s Suite for string orchestra, in gratitude to the school for building him a soundproof music studio in which he could teach and compose. A number of melodies in this work, including the sixteenth-century ballad Greensleeves, reflect Holst’s keen interest in English and Scottish folk music. “The Dargason” refers to an English country dance.
Sarah Delevoryas, Concertmaster
Marva Seiwald, Principal
Elsa Johnson, Principal
Lucy Petrocco, Principal
Dusty Munger, Principal
.Broomfield Symphony Concertmaster Sarah Delevoryas is a violinist with over 30 years’ experience as a teacher and orchestral performer. She has a Suzuki violin and viola studio in Broomfield, directs a student orchestra at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, and has taught violin and viola at Colorado Christian University. Sarah has been a member of the Boulder Philharmonic since 1997. Her other orchestral experience includes: Concertmaster of the Flatirons Symphony Orchestra and Livermore (CA) Symphony, as well as Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fremont Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony and Reno Philharmonic. She holds a music degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Broomfield Symphony Music Director David Brussel has been Music Director of the Broomfield Symphony since 2009. He currently serves as Music Director at Scott United Methodist Church in Denver’s Park Hill, and has directed productions by a number of local orchestral, choral, theatrical and operatic ensembles. David played horn with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra from 1982 to 2018, and is an active freelance performer on horn and piano in the Denver area. He holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and Northwestern University, and has taught at the University of Georgia, Metropolitan State University, and Colorado State University. His published works include two sets of art song and opera aria transcriptions for horn and piano, and a book of truly arcane musical trivia. You can hear him on piano at a number of venues in the Denver area, including the Mercury Café.
“The BSO 2021 Virtual Performances are produced by Broomfield Auditorium Manager Kris Nickeson and associates Each movement was recorded in a single take, to simulate live performance, and was skillfully edited from multiple camera angles. This is the BSO’s way of sharing our music with as wide an audience as possible, as we wait for the opportunity to perform for a live audience again.”
Bach Violin Concerto and Vivaldi Flute Concerto: recorded February 7, 2021
Bartok Romanian Dances and Holst St. Paul’s Suite: recorded April 7, 2021
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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041
Sarah Delevoryas, violin
David Brussel (Broomfield Symphony Music Director)
In 1723 J. S. Bach became Kantor (Music Director and Teacher) at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, for which he wrote most of his sacred cantatas and choral works. In 1729 he began directing Leipzig’s Collegium Musicum, a society of university students, interested amateurs, and a few professional musicians who met on Friday evenings to play secular music at Zimmermann’s coffee-house, indoors in cold weather or in the outdoor garden during the summer. Bach supplied most of the music for these gatherings, including the A Major Violin Concerto, for which he most likely performed the solo part.
Broomfield Symphony Concertmaster Sarah Delevoryas is a violinist with over 30 years’ experience as a teacher and orchestral performer. She has a Suzuki violin and viola studio in Broomfield, directs a student orchestra at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, and has taught violin and viola at Colorado Christian University. Sarah has been a member of the Boulder Philharmonic since 1997. Her other orchestral experience includes: Concertmaster of the Flatirons Symphony Orchestra and Livermore (CA) Symphony, as well as Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Fremont Symphony, Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony and Reno Philharmonic. She holds a music degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Flute Concerto in D Major Op. 10 No. 3 “Il gardellino”
Carol Codrescu, baroque flute
David Brussel (Broomfield Symphony Music Director)
For most of his professional life, Antonio Vivaldi taught music at Venice’s Ospedale della Pietà, a girls’ boarding school, where he wrote a number of instrumental concertos for the school’s gifted students. The Flute Concerto in D, known as “Il gardellino” (The Goldfinch”) was published in 1728.
Carol Codrescu specializes in historical performance practice on period flutes. She holds a BM (flute performance) from Baylor University, studying with Helen Ann Shanley; a MM (Early Music Performance, baroque flute) from New England Conservatory, studying with Peter Bloom; and a Certificate of Advanced Study (baroque and keyed flutes) from London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Stephen Preston. Ms. Codrescu was a semi-finalist in the 1998 National Flute Association Baroque Flute Artist Competition, and was invited to perform at the 2001 and 2007 NFA Conventions on concerts of baroque chamber music. She has also served as tape judge for the NFA Baroque Flute Masterclass, Baroque Flute Artists Competition, and the Collegiate Flute Choir Competition. Ms. Codrescu teaches flute and recorder privately and at Parlando School for the Musical Arts in Boulder. She has played principal flute with the Broomfield Symphony Orchestra since 2014.
Staying at Home?
Enjoy our new BSO Armchair Series of Recorded Performances
- Bizet Carmen Suite – Feb. 2018
- Ponchielli La Gioconda – Feb. 2018
- Verdi Forza del destino Overture – Feb. 2018
- Beethoven Egmont Overture – Oct. 2019
- Bach Brandenburg 3 – Oct. 2019
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Musician Help Needed
Our community orchestra is looking for one or two double bass players to augment that section, as well as general percussion help at times. Please contact us if interested.