Musical Zoo 2019 – Orchestral Fun for Children

The Friends of the Symphony will host Musical Zoo 2019 on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Fort Collins’ Timberline Church. This exciting program of musical education and entertainment is designed especially for children 3-12 years of age and their families. Musical Zoo features an instrumental “Petting Zoo” where children can hold and “play” a variety of orchestral instruments between 2:00 and 3:35 p.m. Short instrumental and choral performances by youth groups will be held at the same time. The Grand Finale takes place from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. with the Fort Collins Symphony performing…
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The Fort Collins Symphony’s Musical Journey Continues with Masterworks 4 Concert

The musical odyssey continues!  Join the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) for an audio adventure that spans two continents in its Masterworks 4 concert, “The Andes to Austria,” on Saturday, March 2, 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 Gabriela Lena Frank, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven.  Featured soloist: Max Soto, FCS principal oboist. During the Fort Collins Symphony’s evening of musical travel, audience members will trek though the Peruvian Andes to the pentatonic harmonies of Elegía Andina (Andian Elegy). Contemporary…
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The Fort Collins Symphony’s Journey Continues: Masterworks 3 Concert

The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS)’s musical journey continues with its Masterworks 3 Concert, “London to Leningrad,” on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center. Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the FCS will perform music composed by George Frideric Handel, Igor Stravinsky, and Dmitri Shostakovich. The FCS is proud to present the world-class Steinway pianist Hsing-ay Hsu as the Masterworks 3 guest artist. The evening of musical travel begins with Handel’s lively Music for the Royal Fireworks, one of the composer’s most famous orchestral pieces. Commissioned by the British monarch George II, it…
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Fort Collins Symphony to Premiere VIBE! Concert

In keeping with its Season 69 “Sound Travels” theme, the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) will present the world premiere of VIBE! by Los Angeles composer Greg Smith on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Timberline Church. However, instead of traveling to the locales where various symphonic works were created, the audience will journey behind the scenes to see how sound itself travels. This lighthearted and often funny musical exploration of the science of sound will be narrated by the composer and performed by the FCS under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney. During the course of the 32-minute…
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