Maestro Kenney’s Adventures in Ukraine – part 2

Monday was a layover day spent studying and walking around Lviv. Breakfast was in the hotel and was typical European fare with juice, cheese, yogurt, eggs — fried and scrambled, meats — hot and cold, some in the form of bacon or sausage. There are thin crepe-style pancakes to which you can add Nutella or fresh jam. Fresh breads, croissants, and other rolls are also available. I certainly was expecting it to be colder based on a trip to Germany many years ago around this time of year, but the weather has been pleasantly mild. The sun came out for…
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Maestro Kenney’s Adventures in Ukraine – part 1

Sunday, March 8, 2020 On the day the Music Director of the Lviv Philharmonic, Taras Krysa, was conducting the Fort Collins Symphony in concert, I was on my way to Lviv, Ukraine. I’ll admit it was a little disconcerting to see my suitcase get on the plane last as I was boarding the smallish regional jet for the trip between Munich and Lviv. On my arrival it was a sign of the times that we were checked for fever on entering the terminal. But passport control and gathering my belongings were quick and from the time I stepped off the…
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Musical Zoo 2020 – Orchestral Fun for Children

The Friends of the Symphony will host Musical Zoo 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Fort Collins Timberline Church. This exciting program of musical education and fun is designed especially for children 3-12 years of age and their families. The annual event features an instrument “Petting Zoo” wherein children observe, hold and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments between 2:00 and 3:40 p.m. Short performances of instrumental and choral works will be performed by youth ensembles, also at 2:00 and 3:40 pm. Guests can move about in order to attend both events.…
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New for 2020: direct your Colorado tax refund to the Fort Collins Symphony

Do you expect a Colorado income tax refund? Through the new Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit program, taxpayers can choose to directly support an eligible Colorado-registered charity by making a simple designation on their state income tax return. It’s simple, fast, and puts you in charge of where your donation goes. Choose the Fort Collins Symphony Association. Registration Number: 20083006142. Enter this information on your 2019 Voluntary Contributions Schedule and return this along with your state tax form, i.e. DR 0104. ReFUND CO is a project of the Colorado Nonprofit Association and is implemented by the Colorado Department of Revenue…
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