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

November 2 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm MDT

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 Falling Leaves and Royal Rivers - An autumn scene with music notes in a bright sky and mountains in the distance. The silhouette of a man plays violin next to a river with leaves falling around him.

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Saturday, November 2, 2024
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:

Concerto Grosso 1985, by Ellen Taafe Zwilich

“Autumn” from The Four Seasons, by Antonio Vivaldi
Featuring soloist Byron Hitchcock

Intermission: 20 min

Water Music, by George Frideric Handel


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 FCS Signature concerts for an entertaining and informative lecture about the upcoming featured composers. Light refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of the Symphony.

Wednesday, October 30, 2024
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, October 31, 2024
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, November 2, 2024
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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