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. 1.

Following a brief summary by Maestro Kenney about Austrian composer Anton Bruckner, the orchestra’s grand tour concludes with his monumental Symphony No. 5.  Written in Vienna (1875-76) and described as a whirling “cathedral of sound,” Bruckner’s work takes the audience on a roller coaster ride of various and intense emotions, bold themes, heroic melodies, and dramatic orchestration. It’s a wild experience until the themes and fragments pull together in a rousing finale!

Pre-Concert Talks and Events:  The MW5 concert week journey begins with the Friends of the Symphony’s Composer Talk by Dr. Dawn Grapes on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at noon at the Old Town Public Library. The following evening, on Thursday, May 9, 2019, music lovers of all ages are invited to attend the Open Rehearsal from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center. Both events are free of charge and open to the public.

For additional details and information, please visit or call 970.482.4823. For tickets, call 970.221.6730 or

The Fort Collins Symphony Season 69 is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund and Dr. Peter Springberg. The Masterworks 5 concert is sponsored by the Park-Woodson Foundation  and FCS Past Board Presidents:  Bill Brenner, Bill Brown, Maury Dobbie, Carol Ann Hixon, Frank Johnson, Jody Johnson, Jan Jorgensen, Kathryn Quan, Eric Peterson, Dr. Stephen Schaefer, Dr. Thomas Smith, Dr. Peter Springberg, and Rhett B. Strom. The concert is in memory of past Board President Jim Durand. Additional concert sponsors are Dr. Ed Siegel and the Moot House.

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