Videos and Virtual Concerts
Your Fort Collins Symphony, Anywhere
Beyond performing at our regular venues in Fort Collins, your Fort Collins Symphony is happy to provide the following virtual concerts, videos, and events right to your home, computer, and phone for free. From socially distanced tiny concerts and stories from our musicians to a full performance of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony recorded and available in 360 degrees, the Fort Collins Symphony is always just a click away.
When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit Colorado, we were suddenly unable to meet for rehearsals or complete our 70th season. In response, the Fort Collins Symphony (FCS) board of directors has been exploring ways to support our musicians monetarily, emotionally, and artistically during this stressful time of uncertainty. For those who don’t know, our musicians make their living through freelance activities which include contracts to play with orchestras such as the Fort Collins Symphony. As a result of canceling concerts, our musicians are not being paid. In addition, because of social distancing, they do not have the opportunity at this time to share their artistry with our community.
The purpose of the fund is to support our 52 tenured and provisional musicians who are experiencing financial repercussions due to pandemic-related cancellations. By donating to the “KUP” campaign, your donation will be divided equally among our musicians. Disbursements will be done on a monthly basis as long as the pandemic prevents our musicians and audiences from gathering together. Gifts to the fund are tax-deductible in accordance with current I.R.S. regulations. Thank you for your support! Our KUP runneth over with gratitude.
Laughter is the best medicine, and sometimes music is just the medicine the heart and soul need.
Thus, it stands to reason that this combination of music and laughter may be just what the doctor orders for times like these. The Fort Collins Symphony’s “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Stage” features humorous and inspirational stories as told by FCS musicians and Maestro Wes Kenney. Your musicians have been invited to share stories about the unusual, funny, or stirring things that have happened to them as orchestral professionals: an unwelcome guest in the pit, a bouncing mute, and a broken G String are just a few of the stories you’ll enjoy.
We all could use a little levity in our lives at the moment. If you find these stories amusing, we invite you to donate to our Keep Us Playing campaign where all proceeds benefit your FCS musicians and their families.
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in 360-degree surround video