Past Concerts

Presented by the Fort Collins Symphony

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America Awakens

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Presented virtually: April 30th – May 2nd

Featuring Guests Artists Amy Maples, Patricia Goble, John Carlo Pierce, and Wes Kenney

  • Aaron Copland, Appalachian Spring, complete chamber orchestra version
  • Adolphus Hailstork, Church Street Serenade
  • Aaron Copland, Arr. Murry Sidlin, The Tend Land Suite

Celtic Fantasy: From the Emerald Lands of Mist and Myth

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Presented virtually: March 12-14, 2020

  • Arthur Duff, Irish Suite for Strings
  • Jay Unger, Ashokan Farewell
  • Gaelic Storm, An Irish Party in Third Class
  • Jennifer Margaret Barker, Suilean a’Chloinne
  • Joan Trimble, Suite for Strings
  • Victor Herbert, Yesterthoughts and Punchinello
  • Gwyneth Walker, The Light of Three Mornings

Love Notes: Music that Embodies the Rich Emotions of Romance

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Presented virtually: February 12-14, 2020

Featuring guest artists Tiffany Blake, Nicole Asel, John Lindsey, and John Seesholtz

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Novelletten
  • Mahler, Adagietto from Symphony no. 5
  • Sibelius, Romanze in C
  • Brahms, Liebeslieder Waltzer

Youth Education Series (YES)

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Presented virtually to Larimer County Schools

  • Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man
  • Copland, Hoe-Down
  • Mussorgsky, Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks from Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Gregory Smith, Shave and a Haircut
  • Stravinsky, Infernal Dance from Firebird
  • Gregory Smith, The Animated Orchestra
  • Rossini, William Tell Overture

Sounds of the Season

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Presented Virtually: December 6, 12, 13, and 19

  • Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
  • O Tannenbaum, from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
  • A Midwinter Fantasy, Gustav Holst, arr. Morgan Denney
  • Skating, from “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
  • The Skater’s Waltz, by Emile Waldteufel
  • Troika, from Lt. Kijé Suite by Prokofiev
  • Carol of the Bells
  • Trepa: Russian Dance, from “The Nutcracker”
  • Umoja (Unity): The First Day of Kwanza, by Valerie Coleman
  • Medieval Carol, arr. MOrgan Denney
  • In Dulci Jubilo
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  • My Dreidel, S.E. Goldfarb
  • Mi Yimalel (Who Can Retell), arr. Bussick
  • Greensleeves
  • The Christmas Song, arr. Skelly
  • Let it Snow, Styne
  • Little Drummer Boy, arr. Graf
  • Fa-La-La: A Christmas Sing Along, arr. Gary Fry

The Winds of Change

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Presented live at the Lincoln Center: October 2-3, 2020

Featuring guest artist Igor Pikayzen

  • Louise Farrenc, Overture no. 2
  • Beethoven, Violin Concerto
  • Beethoven, Symphony no. 2

Heroes and Legends: a Festive Evening of Favorite Movie Music

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Presented live at the Holiday Twin Drive-In: August 22, 2020, and at the Gardens on Spring Creek: August 23, 2020

  • Wonder Woman, by Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • Forest Gump, by Alan Silvestri
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, by Hanz Zimmer
  • Cinema Paradiso, by Ennio Morricone
  • Suite from Hamilton, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Jerry Brubaker
  • March from 1941, by John Williams
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, by Hans Zimmer
  • Titanic, by James Horner
  • Dance of the Hours, by Ponchielli
  • Night on Bald Mountain, by Mussorgsky
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by James Newton Howard
  • 007: Through the Years, arr. Stephen Bulla
  • Over the Rainbow, by Harold Arlen

Silver Linings

Taras Krysa and Norman Menzales
Taras Krysa and Norman Menzales
in rehearsal with

the Fort Collins Symphony

Presented live at the Lincoln Center: March 7, 2020

Featuring guest conductor Taras Krysa and guest artist Norman Menzales

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Coriolan Overture
  • Maurice Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Carl Reinecke, Flute Concerto in D major
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No. 36 in C Major, “Linz”

Gold Standard

Front row at a rehearsal with Clarinet Soloist Boris Allakhverdyan
Boris Allakhverdyan in rehearsal
with the Fort Collins Symphony

Presented live at the Lincoln Center: February 1, 2020

Featuring guest artist Boris Allakhverdyan

  • Benjamin Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
  • Alexey Shor, Verdiana
  • Béla Kovács, Sholem Alekhem, rov Feidman!
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C Minor

Pure Gems

Sara Davis Beuchner
Guest artist Sara Davis Beuchner

Presented live at the Lincoln Center: November 2, 2019

Featuring guest artist Sara Davis Buechner

  • Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn
  • Clara Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor
  • Robert Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor
  • Johannes Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn