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Signature Concert 5: Intense, Playful & Serene

May 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Intense, Playful, and Serene. FCS Signature Concert 5

This concert is also available for Livestream on May 14th or Webcast replay on May 22nd.

Chen Yi’s intense, high-spirited, and hopeful composition, Ge Xu (Antiphony), is a tribute to Southern China’s Zhuang minority people and their celebratory song styles. Claude Debussy accesses playful emotions in Children’s Corner, dedicated to his young daughter and her favorite toys. He turns to an impressionistic sensuality in his tone poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Finally, Robert Schumann expresses both the tenacity and serenity of earth’s annual awakening in Symphony No. 1, Spring.

Lincoln Center

417 West Magnolia St
Fort Collins, CO 80521


  • 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 Sponsors:

City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Logo

Dr. David and Alison Dennis

Dr. Ed Siegel

Dr. Peter Springberg and Janet Kowall

Concert Sponsors:

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Week-of Concert Events:

Composer Talks

Wednesday, May 11 at noon
at the Old Town Library

Join CSU professor Dr. Dawn Grapes on the Wednesday prior to most Signature concerts for an entertaining and informative lecture about the upcoming featured composers. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony.

Open Rehearsals

Thursday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Lincoln Center

Learn firsthand what it takes for an orchestra to bring live music to the stage. Houselights remain on during this comfortable preview of each upcoming Signature concert. The rehearsal closes to the public at 8:30 p.m. intermission.

Pre-Concert Talks

Saturday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Lincoln Center
included with ticket purchase

Prior to each Signature concert, join Maestro Wes Kenney for his musings on what you are about to hear.

Program Notes:

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