FCS Hosts “Masters of Our Universe” Concert

With notes faster than a speeding bullet, the Fort Collins Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, will feature three of the biggest names in classical music on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center.  Masters of Our Universe, will showcase classical superheroes Mozart, Beethoven, and Stravinsky. The evening begins with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 39, a herculean piece that seamlessly combines drama, wit, and humor. The famous finale features a perpetual motion texture that is a virtuosic vehicle for the violins. Igor Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks takes audiences to images of the great gardens…
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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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Symphony Interruptus

Cell phones are the natural enemy of any live performing arts organization. An accidental ring is extremely annoying to the performers and everyone else in attendance. The unexpected sound causes audience members to wonder, “Was that my phone?” before pulling them out to make sure they had indeed remembered to turn it off prior to the performance. It is a precarious relationship between audience member and cell phone technology and one that adds drama to any live situation. It is within this context that Fort Collins resident, artistic “Mad Scientist,” and community treasure Charlie Hatchette developed the concept for an…
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