Fort Collins Symphony Presents Rare Performance

Under the direction of Maestro Wes Kenney, the Fort Collins Symphony continues the Platinum Season 70 with its Pure Gems concert at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.

This evening of live music features a rare back-to-back performance of a Romantic-era wife/husband composer duo.  The Symphony welcomes internationally-acclaimed pianist Sara Davis Buechnerwho will play Clara Wieck Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

Other works include Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, composed by the Schumann’s dear friend and student, Johannes Brahms.  One of the greatest Romantic era composers, Brahms’ Variations combines some of his favorite themes and styles into one exceptional work.  And, Carl Maria von Weber’s overture from his 1802 opera, Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn.  This lighthearted and joyful piece was written when the composer was merely 15 years old.

Pre-Concert Talks and Events: 

  • Composer Talk:  Presented by Dan Obluda, Instructor of Music at Colorado State University.  12 noon on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Old Town Public Library.  Hosted by the Friends of the Symphony. Free and open to the public.
  • FCS Open Rehearsal:  Come watch your FCS as they rehearse for the upcoming Pure Gems concert.  7:00 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, October 31, 2019, at the Lincoln Center.  Free and open to the public.
  • B Sharp Program Research Results:  Presented by Dr. Meara Faw, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University.  6:00 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in the Lincoln Center Concert Hall, included in concert ticket price.
  • Pre-Concert Lecture:  Presented by Maestro Wes Kenney. 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in the Lincoln Center Concert Hall, included in the concert ticket price. 

The Fort Collins Symphony’s Platinum Season 70 is sponsored by the City of Fort Collins, Fort Fund, Dr. Peter Springberg, and Dr. Ed Siegel.  Pure Gems Concert Sponsors: Dr. Ann Yanagi, Dr. Scott Johnston, and Dr. Peter Springberg.  Guest Artist Sara Davis Buechner Sponsor: Marilyn Cockburn. Business sponsors are The Elizabeth Hotel, Paul Wood Florist, Kilwins, and Fish Restaurant. Media sponsors are KRFC 88.9 FM and KUNC 91.5 FM/Colorado Sound 105.5 FM.

In honor of Veteran’s Day, all military and their families receive a 10% discount. For additional details and information, please visit or call 970.482.4823. For tickets, call 970.221.6730 or