Musical Zoo 2017 – Orchestral Fun for Children

The Friends of the Symphony will hold its annual Musical Zoo on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Timberline Church, 2908 Timberline Road, FC. This exciting program of musical education and entertainment is designed especially for children 3-12 years of age and their families.  It features short instrumental and choral performances by youth groups in 2 auditoriums between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m.; a concurrent “Petting Zoo” where children can touch and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments as a pre-school group or one-on-one with music mentors for older children between 2:00 and 3:30 pm; and, a…
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FCS to Host Grammy Winning Trombonist Joseph Alessi

The Fort Collins Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, will feature New York Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Joseph Alessi on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Marvels of Virtuosity, the second concert in the “From the Lincoln Center (New York) to the Lincoln Center (Fort Collins)” series, will showcase one of today’s finest players of the trombone as Alessi performs Christopher Rouse’s Pulitzer Prize winning Trombone Concerto. In 1992, Joseph Alessi premiered the Trombone Concerto with the New York Philharmonic. The piece, commissioned on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Philharmonic for Alessi, is dedicated to…
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Maestro Wes Kenney Receives Five-Year Contract

The Fort Collins Symphony Association’s board president Rhett B. Strom announced today Maestro Wes Kenney has signed a five-year contract extension as Music Director of the 67-year-old organization. Now in his fourteenth year, the award-winning conductor will continue leading Fort Collins’ professional orchestra through 2022.  “Fort Collins is incredibly fortunate to have such a talented and visionary Maestro who lives and works in our community,” said Strom. “By giving Maestro Kenney a five-year contract, the board honors his significant contributions to make our symphony vibrant while also recognizing how much more he has to give.” Wes Kenney was hired as…
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November 5th Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, will host the first of two “From the Lincoln Center (New York) to the Lincoln Center (Fort Collins) concerts on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will showcase the talents of two guest artist musicians from the New York Philharmonic:  Michelle Kim on violin and Joe Alessi on trombone (February 4, 2017). The Enfant Terrible and the Tunesmith concert on November 5, 2016 features violinist Michelle Kim, Assistant Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, performing Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2.  Ms. Kim has been Assistant Concertmaster…
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