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21-22 Season – Reflections: The Emotions of Music

October 2 May 14

Welcome to the 21-22 Season
with your Fort Collins Symphony

First, the musicians of the Fort Collins Symphony extend heartfelt gratitude to the patrons and fans who were unwavering with their generous support during our 2020-21 season. You have kept us playing, provided much needed encouragement, and proven that music matters when the going gets rough. Thank you.

As we exit a year like no other, your FCS is evaluating how The Great Pandemic experience has impacted our lives.  Our 2021-22 season, REFLECTIONS: The Emotions of Music, will capture the breadth of human sentiments we felt as we journeyed through the unique experience of physical and social sequestration for over 12 months.  Puzzlement, anxiety, isolation, loss, anger, introspection, and uncertainty gave way to contemplation, creativity, hope, opportunity, mirth, appreciation, and new revelations about our personal and collective lives.

Across time, culture, and distance music has been and is an emotional endeavor.  It allows us to hear what certain feelings sound like and inspires us to express what can be hard to verbalize.  From the dawn of humanity, composers and musicians have deftly interpreted their situations through their creations.  Of course, we enjoy music for its own sake, but when we dig deeper into the circumstance that brought a composition to life, we are more fully able to appreciate, engage, and resonate with its emotional origins. And, it draws out our own feelings and interpretations.

Your FCS offers you the opportunity to experience a variety of human emotions through a wealth of familiar and new works, composers, and guest artists.  This season’s music ranges from well-known classical composers Beethoven, Bernstein, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky to exciting contemporary composers Jessie Montgomery, Joan Tower, George Walker, and Chen Yi.  Joining us are guest artists Linda Wang (violin), Bryan Wallick (piano), Anthony Elliott (cello), and Oto Carrillo (horn).  Stay tuned for program details.

We invite you to join us as we reflect on the rich emotions of music! 

Season Tickets, Packages, and Single Tickets
On-Sale in August.
Stay Tuned!


21-22 Season Concerts

Signature Concert #1

Reflections Season Violin Square

October 2, 2021
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Banner – Jessie Montgomery

Serenade after Plato’s Symposium – Leonard Bernstein
Featuring Guest Violinist Linda Wang

Carmen Suite – Rodion Shchedrin

Signature Concert #2

Reflections Season Piano Square

November 6, 2021
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Grass – Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson

Piano Concerto No. 1 – Felix Mendelssohn
Featuring Guest Pianist Bryan Wallick

Symphony No. 3, Eroica – Ludwig van Beethoven

Signature Concert #3

Reflections Season Cello Square

February 5, 2022
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Memorial to Martin Luther King – Oskar Morawetz
Featuring Guest Cellist Anthony Elliott

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman – Joan Tower

Serenade for Strings – Pyotr Iilyich Tchaikovsky

Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber

Signature Concert #4

Reflections Seasion Horn Square

March 5, 2022
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Symphony No. 4, The Italian – Felix Mendelssohn

Horn Concerto No. 3 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Featuring Guest Horn Soloist Oto Carrillo

Tangents – George Walker

Suite of Dances – Florence Price

Get Lost in Space

March 25, 2022

Timberline Church, Fort Collins

Featuring Dr. Erin Macdonald (PhD), Guest Narrator
Science consultant for the Star Trek franchise, astrophysicist,
aerospace engineer, and science fiction consultant

Reflections Lost In Space Banner

Signature Concert #5

Reflections Season Harp Square

May 14, 2022
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins

Children’s Corner  – Claude Debussy

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun – Claude Debussy

Ge Xu (Antiphony) – Chen Yi

Symphony No. 1, Spring – Robert Schumann


Season Tickets, Packages, and Single Tickets
On-Sale in August.
Stay Tuned!