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24-25 Season – Symphonic Tales: A Journey of Imagination and Discovery

October 5, 2024 @ 7:00 pm May 3, 2025 @ 9:30 pm MDT

Music has the unique power to transport us from our seats in the concert hall to incredible worlds vibrating with life. It takes us on a journey. It communicates what words cannot.

24-25 Season - Symphonic Tales: A Journey of Imagination and Discovery - Five vertical panels, each one with different colors and shapes. From left to right the panels show: a man playing violin by a river, the Eiffel tower at night, a woman dancing in front of the moon, lightning and flowers in the desert, a woman with a castle behind her.

This season, the Fort Collins Symphony offers an escape into the extraordinary—beyond the hustle of everyday life—into a realm of imagination and discovery.

Experience the magic and mysteries of ancient lands in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade and Hilary Tann’s The Grey Tide and the Green.

Feel the rhythm and romance of the big city at night in Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Duke Ellington’s Black, Brown, and Beige, and Chick Corea’s Trombone Concerto, performed by New York Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Joe Alessi.

Witness the triumph and tragedy of timeless love in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Brahms’ Tragic Overture.

Explore the epic soundtracks of favorite films, TV shows, and video games in our Fantasy and Halloween Pops concerts: “Fantastic Tales” and “Spine Tingling Tales.”

We invite you to embark on a journey of imagination and discovery, to reconnect with the music you love and uncover new treasures along the way.

So take a seat, close your eyes, and leave the world behind.

Symphonic Tales Tickets:

3-Concert Bundles and Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday, June 4.
Single Tickets on Sale Tuesday, June 18.
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Tales of Arabian Moons – Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade

Signature Concert No. 1
Saturday, October 5, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover magic and mysteries in Rimsky-Korsakov’s spellbinding Scheherazade, Carl Nielsen’s playful Maskarade Overture, Lev Kolodub’s celebratory Ukrainian Dance Suite, and Hilary Tann’s poetic The Grey Tide and the Green.

Tickets available Tuesday, June 18.


Spine-Tingling Tales

Halloween Pops Concert
Wednesday, October 23, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover spectacularly spine-tingling tales and music with Halloween favorites like Psycho, Thriller, Beetlejuice, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Wicked, The Raven, and Harry Potter.


Tales of Falling Leaves and Royal Rivers – Vivaldi’s “Autumn” and Handel’s Water Music

Signature Concert No. 2
Saturday, November 2, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover the hues and harmonies of nature with Vivaldi’s vibrant “Autumn” from The Four Seasons, featuring FCS Concertmaster Byron Hitchcock, Handel’s majestic Water Music, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s exciting Concerto Grosso 1985, written in honor of Handel’s 300th birthday.


Tales of City Lights and Jazz Nights – Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Chick Corea

Signature Concert No. 3
Saturday, February 8, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover the rhythm and romance of the big city in a night of jazz-infused classics, featuring Chick Corea’s exhilarating Trombone Concerto performed by New York Philharmonic Principal Trombonist Joseph Alessi, George Gershwin’s beloved An American in Paris, Duke Ellington’s soulful Black, Brown, and Beige Suite, and Richard Rogers’ electric “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” from the musical On Your Toes.


Symphonic Tales Tickets:

3-Concert Bundles and Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday, June 4.
Single Tickets on Sale Tuesday, June 18.
Join the FCS Newsletter for updates.
Learn more here.


Tales of Renewal and Life – Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and Ngwenyama’s Sonoran Storm

Signature Concert No. 4
Saturday, March 1, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover the spirit of life through music that celebrates renewal and resilience with Mozart’s elegant Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola, performed by New York Philharmonic Assistant Concertmaster Michelle Kim and Violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Ngwenyama’s dramatic Sonoran Storm, and Louise Farrenc’s inspiring Symphony No. 3.


Fantastic Tales

Spring Pops Concert
Friday, April 4, 2025, 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover the magic of Fantastic Tales, where the epic music of The Lord of the Rings, The Legend of Zelda, The Wizard of Oz, Outlander, and Skyrim brings legendary stories to life.


Tales of Star-Crossed Lovers – Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet

Signature Concert No. 5
Saturday, May 3, 2025, 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln Center, Performance Hall

Discover the triumph and tragedy of timeless love in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, Johannes Brahms’ profound Tragic Overture, Florence Price’s joyous Colonial Dance, Jerod Tate’s sarcastic Chofki (Rabbit), and two intimate concertos for the Chinese Pipa performed by soloist Gao Hong: Zhou Long’s Beijing Drum and her own Flying Dragon.


Symphonic Tales Tickets:

3-Concert Bundles and Season Tickets on Sale Tuesday, June 4.
Single Tickets on Sale Tuesday, June 18.
Join the FCS Newsletter for updates.
Learn more here.