Chamber Orchestra of the Springs

For the Love of Music

In celebration of Arts Month 2022, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs will present audience favorite Ian Buckspan, back with Prokofiev’s rarely-heard Clarinet Concerto, derived from his Flute Sonata. We also celebrate our winds and brass, so sorely missed during the pandemic, with solo works for flute, oboe and harp. Then, we’ll head home laughing with Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony. This is music that will bring a smile to your face! There will be two performances:

The mission of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs is to inspire and enrich our community with artistic vibrancy based on repertoire diversity and innovative collaborations. Our objective is to reach youth, seniors, and under-resourced population segments to provide both traditional and new compositions as well as promote young talent. Finally, the orchestra raises national visibility of the arts in Colorado Springs through commissioning new works and sponsoring emerging artist competitions.

Allison Gioscia is the principal flutist of the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs and the second flutist of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and can often be seen performing with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. Previously, she was the principal flutist of the Orquesta UNINORTE in Asunción, Paraguay, and Professor of Flute at the Universidad Evangélica del Paraguay. She has performed across the United States with organizations such as Opera in the Ozarks (Eureka Springs, AR), the Nebraska Theatre Caravan (Omaha, NE), and the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (Pittsburgh, PA), including several national tours and a performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Internationally, she has performed across South America and at the Sala Mozart in Zaragoza, Spain. As a soloist, Allison was invited to perform at the National Flute Association conventions in 2017 and 2018. She has been featured as a concerto soloist in Paraguay with the Orquesta de Cámara Municipal de Asunción and the Orquesta UNINORTE, and in Colorado with the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.
After completing her master’s degree at Kent State University as a student of Jeffrey Rathbun, Angie Burtz moved to Montana to play principal oboe with the Great Falls Symphony and Chinook Winds Quintet. She subsequently played principal oboe with the Las Cruces Symphony and English horn with the El Paso Symphony and Opera and taught oboe at New Mexico State University. She has performed with a variety of ensembles, including Ensemble Monterey Chamber Orchestra, Santa Cruz Symphony, Monterey Symphony, and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. She currently plays principal oboe with Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.
Known for her versatility and intense musical interpretation, Colorado harpist Jenna Hunt brings a fresh perspective to being a professional musician in today’s culture. Her talents combine a jazz and classical background from receiving her bachelor’s degree in jazz at University of Northern Colorado (2015) and her master’s degree in Harp Performance at University of Denver Lamont School of Music (2020). While at University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, she was a finalist in the University’s concerto competition performing the final movement to Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. She has studied under such legendary harpists as Ann Marie Liss, Grace Browning and Kathy Bundock-Moore. Ms. Hunt routinely performs with local orchestras, chamber ensembles and as a soloist, and has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, Shanghai Performing Arts Center and Lincoln Center. In addition to performing, Jenna teaches private lessons to aspiring harpists of all ages. She is currently the harp instructor at Colorado College, and holds office as the Vice President to the Mile High Chapter of the American Harp Society.

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