Season 69 Musical Odyssey Concludes with “Vienna to Fort Collins” Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony concludes its Season 69 musical odyssey with the Masterworks 5 concert, “Vienna to Fort Collins,” on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.  Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the performance features music composed by Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner. The Masterworks 5 musical journey’s final stop is in the elegant Austrian capital city of Vienna. It was here that Johannes Brahms composed twenty-one Hungarian dances with moods ranging from impish to elegant. Each captures the character of the Hungarian people. The FCS orchestra performs the spirited Dance No.…
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The Fort Collins Symphony takes an American Road Trip with its 2019 Pops Concert

Under the baton of Maestro Wes Kenney, take a tour with the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) through the Great American Soundscape during its annual Pops Concert entitled “American Road Trip” on Friday, March 29 at 7:00 pm at Timberline Church (2908 South Timberline Road, Fort Collins).  The evening’s tour guides include: Leroy Anderson, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Charles Ives, Scott Joplin, Fred Morden, and John Philip Sousa; all composers who have helped shape modern symphonic music. Traditional “Pops” concerts offer lighter fare and symphonic arrangements of works in other media and genres.  Thus, highlights from Broadway, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra,…
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Musical Zoo 2019 – Orchestral Fun for Children

The Friends of the Symphony will host Musical Zoo 2019 on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Collins’ Timberline Church. This exciting program of musical education and entertainment is designed especially for children 3-12 years of age and their families. Musical Zoo features an instrumental “Petting Zoo” where children can hold and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments between 2:00 and 3:35 p.m. Short instrumental and choral performances by youth groups will be held at the same time. The Grand Finale takes place from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. with the Fort Collins Symphony performing…
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The Fort Collins Symphony’s Musical Journey Continues with Masterworks 4 Concert

The musical odyssey continues!  Join the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) for an audio adventure that spans two continents in its Masterworks 4 concert, “The Andes to Austria,” on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.  Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the performance features music composed by Gabriela Lena Frank, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven.  Featured soloist: Max Soto, FCS principal oboist. During the Fort Collins Symphony’s evening of musical travel, audience members will trek though the Peruvian Andes to the pentatonic harmonies of Elegía Andina (Andian Elegy). Contemporary…
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The Fort Collins Symphony’s Journey Continues: Masterworks 3 Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS)’s musical journey continues with its Masterworks 3 Concert, “London to Leningrad,” on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the FCS will perform music composed by George Frideric Handel, Igor Stravinsky, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The FCS is proud to present the world-class Steinway pianist Hsing-ay Hsu as the Masterworks 3 guest artist. The evening of musical travel begins with Handel’s lively Music for the Royal Fireworks, one of the composer’s most famous orchestral pieces. Commissioned by the British monarch George II, it…
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Fort Collins Symphony to Premiere VIBE! Concert

In keeping with its Season 69 “Sound Travels” theme, the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) will present the world premiere of VIBE! by Los Angeles composer Greg Smith on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Timberline Church. However, instead of traveling to the locales where various symphonic works were created, the audience will journey behind the scenes to see how sound itself travels. This lighthearted and often funny musical exploration of the science of sound will be narrated by the composer and performed by the FCS under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney. During the course of the 32-minute…
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World-renowned Guest Artists to Perform with Fort Collin Symphony

The Fort Collins Symphony is pleased to welcome a pair of world-renowned guest artists to its second Masterworks performance, Paris to Prague, on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center. Together, violinist Michelle Kim and cellist Clive Greensmith will perform Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. Michelle Kim has held the position of Assistant Concertmaster with the New York Philharmonic since 2001. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, and Pacific Symphony. In 2016, she performed Prokofiev’s Violin Concert No. 2 with…
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Fort Collins Symphony Travels from Paris to Prague

With Maestro Wes Kenney navigating the way, the Fort Collins Symphony travels from Paris to Prague on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, performing music composed by Berlioz, Brahms, and Dvo?ák. The evening features New York Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster Michelle Kim and renowned cellist Clive Greensmith performing Johannes Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello. The concert begins with French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz’s Le Corsaire Overture, a piece inspired by a poem by Lord Byron about pirates. Michelle Kim and Clive Greensmith play Brahms’ unusual concerto for two solo instruments, violin and cello. The concert…
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Fort Collins Symphony Opens Season 69 Celebrating Leonard Bernstein!

Under the baton of Maestro Wes Kenney, the Fort Collins Symphony opens Season 69 on Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, with an all-Leonard Bernstein retrospective for its first Masterworks performance: Hollywood to the Big Apple. Marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, this live orchestral experience will celebrate the broad contributions of one of American’s greatest and most prolific composers. Bernstein was a rare genius whose talents enabled him to excel as a pianist, conductor, teacher, mentor, and composer of both popular musical theater and serious orchestral works. The Fort Collins Symphony will journey through…
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The Fort Collins Symphony and The Lyric Cinema Collaborate for the All-Bernstein Masterworks 1 Concert

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) opens Season 69 at the Lincoln Center with a lively all-Leonard Bernstein Masterworks 1 concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American composer’s birth. This performance includes the romantic, Latin, and jazz-laced Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, along with other popular and lesser-known works that showcase this iconic American composer’s talents and career. The Lyric cinema is collaborating with the Symphony by hosting two screenings of Bernstein’s 1961 blockbuster musical film West Side Story: Tuesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 30 at 1:30 p.m.…
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