NRO Alumni Spotlight: Miles Maner

Miles at 2008 Gala editedMiles Maner is thrilled to be joining the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the fall as contrabassoonist and bassoonist. For the past three seasons, Mr. Maner has been performing with the Kansas City Symphony in their new home, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to his position there as associate principal bassoonist and contrabassoonist, Mr. Maner was the principal bassoonist of the Breckenridge Music Festival and has previously attended the Pacific Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, the National Repertory Orchestra, the International Festival-Institute at Round Top, and the Texas Music Festival. His former teachers are Benjamin Kamins of Rice University and Kristin Wolfe Jensen of the University of Texas.

When asked about his experience with the National Repertory Orchestra in 2008, Miles Maner 2008 editedMiles says, “The NRO was crucial to my musical career because it established strong friendships within the arts community. The world of the orchestral musician is small and the connections you make are important. With so many talented students at the NRO, I was bound to meet future leaders of our art. Also, the fast-paced nature of the festival’s programming allowed me to get a sense a professional orchestra’s schedule. The amount of repertoire covered and the level at which the orchestra performed made for a challenging and enriching experience for me.”

Dancing On The Peaks



Dance the night away with the National Repertory Orchestra

Saturday July 20, 2013 6:00pm
At the DoubleTree by Hilton Breckenridge

Silent Auction, Dinner Buffet, $1.00 Breckenridge Brewery Beers, Free Dance Lessons, Dance to the NRO’s 88 Piece Orchestra, and More…

For more information, contact the NRO at 970.453.5825

Single Tickets – $60 per person
Table of Ten – $600

Tickets are still available for purchase until 5:00pm MST Friday, July 19th, 2013 by calling the NRO at 970.453.5825.  Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 5:45pm MST Saturday, July 20th, 2013.  Tickets are no longer available for purchase on our website.

Pictures of a Fabulous Gala!

“Fifty Shades of Fabulous” 2013 NRO Gala was indeed FABULOUS! 
What a fantastic event!!  NRO staff, board members and musicians send a big THANK YOU to all of you who attended this year’s gala and made it the success that it was.  We very much appreciate your support.