Platinum Season 70 begins with a “Sterling Silver” Concert

A 70-year anniversary — a rare occasion indeed — is celebrated with a gift of platinum. The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) is honored to offer the gifts of rare and sparkling performances to the greater Fort Collins region throughout its Platinum 70th Season celebration. Sterling Silver opens the concert year at 7:30 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center. Under the baton of Maestro Wes Kenney, this performance features music composed by Chris Pilsner, Sergei Prokofiev, and Hector Berlioz. The FCS commissioned Fort Collins native and composer Chris Pilsner to write a new piece in…
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Fort Collins Symphony Announces Platinum Season 70

Since 1949, the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) has offered exceptional classical, traditional, contemporary, and popular symphonic performances to northern Colorado residents and visitors. The FCS Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2019-20 repertoire of Platinum Season 70. Under the leadership of award-winning conductor Maestro Wes Kenney, this exciting season includes five Masterworks concerts, the popular Pops concert, and numerous community outreach programs for children, families, and seniors. The word “Platinum” conjures up images of one of the world’s rarest and most exquisite precious metals. In the music industry’s parlance, a platinum album signifies highest honors. Perhaps less well…
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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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