2018-2019 Season

Symphonic Songs
November 10th and 11th, 2018
Dwayne Corbin, Guest Conductor

The JSO’s ’18-’19 season will open with “Symphonic Songs,” a thrilling concert featuring orchestral masterworks inspired by folk songs and operas. Guest conductor Dr. Dwayne Corbin will lead the JSO in selections from one of the most beloved operas of all time, Bizet’s Carmen. Dvorak’s folk-song-inspired Eighth Symphony will anchor the concert, and Veteran’s Day will be honored with a performance of a beautiful rendition of America the Beautiful. Perhaps most exciting for our audience will be the return of Juneau violinist Lisa Ibias as our featured concerto soloist, performing works by Saint-Saëns and Arvo Pärt. Come hear all the instruments of the orchestra sing beautifully in our season opening show!

  • Samuel Ward – America the Beautiful
  • Georges Bizet – Selections from Suite No. 1 & 2 from Carmen
  • Arvo Part – Fratres: for Solo Violin, Strings, and Percussion; Lisa Ibias, vioin
  • Camille Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Cappricioso in A minor, Op. 28; Lisa Ibias, violin
  • Antonin Dvorak – Symphony No. 8

Russian Romantics
January 26th and 27th, 2019
Tigran Arakelyan, Guest Conductor

Join guest conductor Tigran Arakelyan and the Juneau Symphony as we explore the great Russian Romantics. The program features Capriccio Espagnol, the work of master orchestrator Rimsky-Korasakov and Capriccio Italien a piece inspired by Tchaikovsky’s visit to Rome. The Russian composers explore the rhythms and melodies of foreign lands through masterful use of the orchestra. Young and talented flutist Reece Bleakley will join the symphony in a performance of Boccherini’s beautiful flute concerto. The program will conclude with Alexander Borodin’s energetic and impassioned Second Symphony.

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Capriccio Italien
  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol
  • Luigi Boccherini – Concerto in D Major, mvt. 1; Reece Bleakley, flute *2018 Youth Solo Competition winner
  • Alexander Borodin – Symphony No. 2

Psalms and Fanfares
April 6th and 7th, 2019
William Todd Hunt, Guest Conductor

JSO’s April concert will wake us from Winter’s slumber with Psalms and Fanfares. Maestro William Todd Hunt conducts the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and the Juneau Symphony Chorus across a landscape of emotions from the desperation of defeat to the fanfare of triumph.  Program highlights include monumental sound from a large orchestra and the biggest brass section ever to appear with JSO, enchanting soloists, and the world premiere of a piece inspired by the Shrine of St Therese, commissioned by Mr. Hunt. Join our community celebration of the return of Spring with this exciting program.

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky – Psalm 23 for Mixed Choir and Orchestra
  • Zoltan Kodaly – Psalmus Hungaricus, for Tenor Solo, Choir, and Orchestra; Clay Hilley, tenor
  • Emerson Eads – I Love Him! An Evocation for Orchestra on the Life of St. Therese of Lisieux, Patron Saint of Alaska
  • Leos Janacek – Sinfonietta for Large Orchestra

Boston Pops Salute
June 8th and 9th, 2019
Yaniv Attar, Guest Conductor

This is going to be a real tribute to the legendary Boston POPS conductor Arthur Fiedler. From the dancelike sounds of Dvorak Slavonic Dances, to the electrifying music of John Williams and Leonard Bernstein, this concert will take you on an incredible journey you will never forget. The heart of the concert will feature Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with brilliant pianist Jessica Choe, who will mesmerize you with her virtuosic playing.

  • Light Cavalry Overture, Franz von Suppé
  • Slavonic Dances, Antonín Dvořák
  • Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin; Jessica Choe, piano
  • A Tribute to John Williams,  John Williams, arr. Lavender
  • Blue Tango, Leroy Anderson
  • Summer Skies, Leroy Anderson
  • Jazz Legato, Leroy Anderson
  • Forgotten Dreams, Leroy Anderson
  • The Typewriter, Leroy Anderson
  • Selections from West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein, arr. Mason