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

May 3, 2025 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm MDT

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.

Two figures reaching towards each other on a balcony with a castle, mountains, and a starry sky in the background. A crescent moon, music notes, and stars are in the sky.

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Saturday, May 3, 2025
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Pre-Concert Lecture at 6:30


Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(or via live-stream)


$25-70 adult, $12 student/child
$25 Livestream

Tickets available June 18, 2024

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On this concert:

Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, by P. I. Tchaikovsky

Tragic Overture, by Johannes Brahms

Colonial Dance, by Florence Price

Chofki (Rabbit): Sarcasm for Strings and Percussion, by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Beijing Drum Pipa Concerto, by Zhou Long
Featuring soloist Gao Hong

Flying Dragon Pipa Concerto, by Gao Hong
Featuring soloist Gao Hong


Free week-of-concert events:

Composer talk
Composer Talks with Dr. K. Dawn Grapes

Composer Talk:

Join CSU professor Dr. K. 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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2025
12:00 – 1:00 PM, at the Old Town Library

Open Rehearsal:

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.

Thursday, May 1, 2025
7:00 – 8:30 PM, at the Lincoln Center

Maestro’s Musings:

Prior to each Signature concert, join Maestro Wes Kenney for a pre-concert talk about the music you will hear.

Saturday, May 3, 2025
6:30 – 7:00 PM, at the Lincoln Center
Included with ticket purchase

FCS Sponsors and Advertisers:

Season Sponsors:

Arts Without End Foundation

Dr. David and Alison Dennis

Dr. Ed Siegel

Dr. Peter Springberg

City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Logo
The Lyric Cinema
Colorado Creative Industires
National Endowment for the Arts - wide

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