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Independence Day Concert
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Centennial Park Bandshell
News about Symphony in the Valley
Carlos Elias, conductor and artistic director for Symphony in the Valley for the past five years, will be leaving the position following the Independence Day Concert.
Symphony in the Valley President David Merritt announced the change on May 20 after the orchestra board accepted Elias's resignation.
Elias is leaving Colorado to take a position with the music faculty at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. While living in Colorado, Elias has directed the strings and orchestra program at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, and has served as concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra.
"Carlos has done a fantastic job in taking the symphony to a new level, and he will be missed," said Merritt.
For the coming 2013-14 orchestral season, Symphony in the Valley will be playing under a variety of guest conductors while the orchestra makes a search for a new permanent conductor.
The first concerts of the season, to be presented in mid-October 2013, will feature Guest Conductor Bill Capps. Later concerts will be under the batons of Kelly Thompson and John Bokram, both longtime members of Symphony in the Valley.
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