March 10 & 11 • 2017

VALERIA: A Fugue in 4 Acts



The season-long series will explore a single narrative through four episodes/concerts – a story line developed through music, acting and story-telling. Stratus borrows the highly successful and addictive television series concept, in which each episode/concert is self-contained, while at the same time functions as a chapter in a a story arc that continues throughout the season. There’s always a reason to come back to the next concert, but joining the series late is never a problem!


Musician plays the harmonicaEPISODE III:
The new replacement becomes the center of the drama. Could it be the orchestra isn’t so much a flowerbed as a hot bed?




  • Astor Piazzola – Libertango
  • Stacey Garrop – Shadow
  • Brahms/Kirkland – Brahms in Blue
  • Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 3 in F
Clay Kirkland, harmonica

Clay Kirkland, harmonica



VALERIA: A Fugue in 4 Acts

Stratus Chamber Orchestra

with Clay Kirkland, harmonica

Brahms/Kirkland: Brahms in Blue

Brahms: Symphony #3

Friday • March 10 • 7:30p

Green Mountain United Methodist Church
Lakewood, CO

Saturday • March 11 • 7:30p

Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver, CO