April 28 & 29 • 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!


Boy watching TV at nightEPISODE IV:
Finale – Our mystery unfolds as the orchestra faces its greatest challenges. See who will stay. and who…will go!




  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Creatures of Prometheus: Overture
  • Michael MLean – Suite for Viola and Orchestra
  • Sergei Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 “Classical”
  • John Corigliano – Voyage for Flute and Orchestra
Matt Diekman

Matt Diekman




VALERIA: A Fugue in 4 Acts

Stratus Chamber Orchestra

with Stories on Stage

and Matt Diekman, viola

McClean: Suite for Viola and Orchestra

Prokofiev: Symphony #1 “Classical”

Friday • April 28 • 7:30p

McNichols Building
Denver, CO

Saturday • April 29 • 7:30p

Augustana Lutheran Church
Denver, CO