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Signature Concert 3: Solemn, Joyful & Ecstatic

February 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

Solemn, Joyful, and Ecstatic. FCS Signature Concert

This concert is also available for Livestream on February 5th or Webcast replay on February 13th.

Slip into our mid-winter concert to resonate with Oskar Morawetz’s powerful Memorial to Martin Luther King and the quiet solemnity of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, composed in 1936 as a reflection of the changes occurring in America and Europe. Counterpoints include Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s joyful Serenade for Strings, Igor Strainvsky’s vibrant Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and Joan Tower’s ecstatic Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman.

Lincoln Center

417 West Magnolia St
Fort Collins, CO 80521


  • Memorial to Martin Luther King – Oskar Morawetz,
  • Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman – Joan Tower
  • Symphonies of Wind Instruments – Igor Stravinsky
  • Serenade for Strings – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber

Guest Artist:

Cellist Anthony Elliott

Cellist Anthony Elliott

The first Grand Prize winner of the Emmanuel Feuermann Memorial International Cello Solo Competition, Anthony Elliott garners critical acclaim for his performances as a concert cellist, conductor, and soloist.  A frequent guest soloist with major orchestras, he has performed most of the standard concerto repertory with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the CBC Toronto Orchestra. He has also commissioned new works by such composers as Primous Fountain III, Augustus Hill, James Lee III, and Chad E. Hughes. Mr. Elliott is also in great demand as a chamber musician. He has appeared in chamber music with the present and former concertmasters of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, among others. As a soloist, his performances have been recorded and broadcast on radio and television across the United States and Canada.

A highly successful conductor, Mr. Elliott has conducted professional symphony, opera, choirs, ballet, youth and chamber orchestras. A number of his CD recordings are available at www.cdbaby.com. Presently, Elliott is Emeritus Professor of Cello at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

Learn more about Anthony Elliott at UMich.edu.


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, February 2 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

Note: This concert does not feature an open rehearsal

Pre-Concert Talks

Saturday, February 5 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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