Newcomers Guide

To Your Fort Collins Symphony

Welcome to the Newcomers’ Guide
for your Fort Collins Symphony.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions in our FAQ below about every aspect of the orchestra and the concert-going experience.

From purchasing tickets and supporting your symphony to “how can I learn more about the music,” and “where should we eat before the concert,” we’ve got you covered.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, then please reach out through our contact page and we will be happy to help.

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Who Are We?

The Fort Collins Symphony is the oldest performing arts organization in Larimer County. We have been performing excellent and diverse classical music for Northern Colorado audiences since 1948, and we continue to do so year after year.

Our education programs reach thousands of students each season, and our annual July 4th performance in City Park has become a staple of the city’s celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Where does the FCS perform

The Fort Collins Symphony performs most of its concerts at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. Our Education and Pops concerts are usually held at Timberline Church, and our free July 4th Concert is held at City Park in Fort Collins.

Where can I buy tickets?

This depends on the concert. Please see the individual concert page for more information.

Where are the best seats?

The best seat for you depends on what you would like to get out of the concert. As there are many factors, we suggest taking a look at this blog post by Jeremy D. Cuebas, our Assistant Conductor.

Where should I park?

For our Signature Series Concerts, the Lincoln Center has two parking lots and plenty of street parking nearby. Be sure to avoid parking in the post-office parking lot across the street. For our Education and Pops concerts, Timberline Church has ample free parking surrounding the building.

Is there food nearby?

There are restaurants within walking distance of the Lincoln Center, but Old Town Fort Collins is also a short drive away. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at most concerts, and drinks can be taken into the concert hall.

Where can I learn more about the music on a concert?

We have many different resources in many different formats to learn more about the music before you come to hear it. The best place to start is the individual concert page. There you can listen to clips and learn more about the music for that concert.

Highlights include our Open Rehearsals, Program Notes, and our pre-concert lectures called “Maestro’s Musings.” Other resources include our Composer Talks, hosted by Friends of the Symphony, our Open Notes Podcast, and our blog.

How can I support the Fort Collins Symphony

There are many ways to support FCS. Please visit our Support Page to help as a volunteer or to join our ever-growing list of Donors. Be sure to also support our Sponsors, who help make our concerts and programs possible.