FCS to Host East Meets West Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, will host its East Meets West masterworks concert on November 4, 2017 with guest artists from South Korea. The orchestra will play Ludwig van Beethoven’s cherished Piano Concerto No. 5, performed by pianist Ju-Eun Lee. Maestro In-ho Kim will conduct Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3. The evening will conclude with the performance of the traditional Korean folksong, Arirang. “Elegant yet natural,” “passionate yet deliberate” are some of the terms describing pianist Ju-Eun Lee. Born in South Korea, she attended the Seoul High School of the Arts and was accepted…
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FCS to Host B Sharp Presentation at Opening Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony will host a brief presentation on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. by Dr. Jeni Cross about the newest research results of the B Sharp, a program for people living with dementia and their caregiver. Dr. Cross’ talk will take place at the Lincoln Center prior to the Symphony’s A Cultural Assortment concert with guest artist Ray Ushikubo. At 6:30 p.m., Maestro Wes Kenney will discuss the pieces that will be performed and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. The B Sharp program, launched in 2015, provides 30 people with dementia and a caregiver…
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FCSymphony Begins A Season of Diversity

The Fort Collins Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, will begin its 68th Season titled A Season of Diversity on Saturday October 7, 2017 with A Cultural Assortment. The orchestra will play Jean Sibelius’ ground-breaking Symphony No. 5. Guest artist and 16-year-old virtuoso Ray Ushikubo will perform Henryk Wieniawski’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The symphony will also perform African American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s moving hymn interpretations in Three Spirituals for Orchestra. The vibrant Cubanesque rhythms of Mexican composer Arturo Marquez’s Danzon No. 2 will conclude the exciting kick off of the season. Exhibiting an innate musicality well beyond…
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Fort Collins Symphony On the Move

The Fort Collins Symphony’s offices are moving to the Colorado Building on 141 South College Avenue on September 1, 2017. Fort Collins’ oldest arts organization will soon have a permanent home through the generosity of Dr. Ed Siegel, who owns the beautiful art deco building where his father, Julian Siegel, operated a successful women’s apparel business for decades and was often heard saying, “I love music!” Mayor Wade Troxell recently proclaimed December 20, 2016 as Julian Siegel Day. Since 1949, Fort Collins Symphony business has been conducted from the kitchen tables of founder Maestro Will Schwartz, first executive director Clare…
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