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Murphy’s Law at its finest…

Dear FCS Patrons, As you are aware, your Fort Collins Symphony has been working hard with our City of Fort Collins partners at the Lincoln Center to continue performing during the pandemic. Being able to offer live-streams and webcasts of our perform
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Bryan Wallick and Jeremy Cuebas

Meet Guest Pianist Bryan Wallick

Thank you for joining us today for this Fort Collins Symphony guest artist interview with guest pianist Bryan Wallick. Mr. Wallick joined the FCS for Energized, Unsure & Triumphant, live and live-streamed on November 6, 2021. Our Assistant Conductor
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Energized, Unsure, and Triumphant FCS Signature Concert 2

FCS to Perform Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Perkinson

The award-winning Fort Collins Symphony (FCS), under the baton of Maestro Wes Kenney, will perform a concert of Classical, Romantic, and contemporary music at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 6, 2021 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. The Symphony’s Si
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Meet Violinist Linda Wang

Violinist Linda Wang Violinist Linda Wang joins your Fort Collins Symphony on October 2nd to perform Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium. Signature Concert #1, Fury, Contemplation & Hope, Opens the 2021-22 season. Ms. Wang made her c
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Digital Programs are a Change for the Good!

Your Fort Collins Symphony is excited to announce the adoption of digital program books for our upcoming season, Reflections: The Emotions of Music. This change comes in light of many factors, including individual and community safety, environmental
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The Fort Collins Symphony’s Silver Linings Playbook

By Mary Kopco, Executive Director and Wes Kenney, Music Director The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS), in the middle of its Platinum Season 70, hosted a concert titled “Silver Linings” on March 7, 2020. In the weeks leading up to and following the concert
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How to pick your Perfect Seat at the Symphony

How to pick your Perfect Seat at the Symphony With over one thousand seats available at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, CO, and many venues seating far more, the question of “where should I sit” is important. For anybody visiting the symphony for
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Maestro Kenney’s Adventures in Ukraine

Ukrainian Adventure, Part 1 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
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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 ag
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Sara Davis Beuchner

Fort Collins Symphony Presents Rare Performance

Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the Fort Collins Symphony continues the Platinum Season 70 with its Pure Gems concert at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. This evening of live music features a rare b
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FCS to Premiere New Work by Composer Chris Pilsner

The Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) will premiere a new symphonic work, “A Light in the Ocean,” by composer and Fort Collins native Chris Pilsner at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. The Symphony commissioned Pils
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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 re
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The Fort Collins Symphony takes an American Road Trip

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
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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 year
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