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NRO, A Love Story And A Success Story

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NRO alumni, Yolanda Kondonassis and Michael Sachs, met in 1984 while playing for the Colorado Philharmonic, what is now known as the National Repertory Orchestra.  They have been married since 1993.  Read more…

In January 2014, Michael Sachs was named Music Director of the Strings in The Mountains Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Read Michael’s Full Bio

Yolanda Kondonassis is celebrated as one of the world’s premier solo harpists and is widely regarded as today’s most recorded classical harpist.  Read Yolanda’s Full Bio

Alumna Graduating From Juilliard’s Masters Program

Anne KuKnown for her artistry, violinist Anne Ku is an up and coming orchestral and chamber musician, as well as a dedicated teacher. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Anne’s goal in music is to inspire the next generation of classical musicians.

A native of Taiwan, Anne has received numerous prizes and honors, including First Prize in the Temple University Preparatory Concerto Competition and the South Orange Symphony Young Artists Competition. She was also a finalist in the 2007 Philadelphia Orchestra Greenfield Competition.  Anne has soloed with many orchestras, including the South Orange Symphony and Temple University Orchestra. In 2011, she performed the Barber Violin Concerto with the National Repertory Orchestra under the baton of JoAnn Falletta.

A lover of chamber music, Anne has attended chamber music festivals such as Taos School of Music and Kneisel Hall. Throughout her studies at Juilliard, she frequently appeared in Juilliard’s annual ChamberFest. Anne will be participating in the Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop this summer.

Anne served as Assistant Concertmaster in the 2011 National Repertory Orchestra.  She has also played in the New York String Orchestra Seminar and the Aspen Festival Orchestra.  An avid teacher, Anne has been teaching a studio of nine students in her hometown of Princeton, New Jersey since 2012. She will be expanding her studio in the coming year. Anne received a BM from The Juilliard School and will be graduating with a Master’s degree later this May.  Her teachers include Catherine Cho, Jason DePue, Robert Mann, Nicholas Mann, and Philip Setzer.

 

Alumnus Accepts Position With The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Matt ParrMatt Parr was the NRO Development Intern in 2013.   He has just accepted the Individual Giving & Research Associate position with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.   Matt is about to receive a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.  Before coming to Purdue, he spent two years at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Matt is very excited to begin his new position at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Today, the ISO is the largest performing arts organization in Indiana and performs hundreds of concerts every year.  It is also one of the nation’s few year-round orchestras.  “The ISO does so much for Indiana beyond just providing spectacular concerts,” Matt says.  “It is truly an honor to join such a prestigious organization that produces amazing music.”

“My time as an NRO intern was unparalleled in its ability to prepare me for a full-time orchestra position.  The NRO staff members are true super heroes.  They not only run a successful orchestra, but they also mentor the summer interns and allow them to grow.  I am forever in debt to the NRO for the opportunities I was given there.”

Come See The Opera – Rossini’s La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola SmallLocation: Colorado Mountain College, 107 Denison Placer Rd. Breckenridge, CO 80424

Date: Saturday May 10, 2014 at 10:55am.  Please arrive at 10:30am to join us for the  “Opera Prologue and Epilogue Series” in partnership with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. 

Rossini’s La Cenerentola

A peerless pair of Rossini virtuosos joins forces in La Cenerentola — a vocal tour de force for mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, singing her first Met performances of the Cinderella title role, and high-flying tenor Juan Diego Flórez, as her Prince Charming.  Alessandro Corbelli and Luca Pisaroni complete the cast, with Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading the effervescent score.

Click here for a complete synopsis.

The National Repertory Orchestra is proud to partner with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD program and the Colorado Mountain College.  This partnership brings ten world class opera performances to Breckenridge each year. Learn more about the Met Opera.

Click here BUY TICKETS NOW to view our Calendar of Events and Purchase Tickets.  Click on an individual event and scroll down to the “Buy Now” buttons.  Or call the NRO offices at 970-453-5825.

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NRO Alumna Wins a Job with Charlotte Symphony

Sarah MarkleSarah Markle, NRO 2013, is the recent winner of the section cello audition for the Charlotte Symphony, where she’ll begin work this fall. Sarah is a graduate of the Orchestral Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Alan Stepansky. She received her Bachelors from the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. Sarah is a current substitute cellist with New Haven Symphony and the Buffalo Philharmonic, with whom she toured Florida this past winter.  

 

Come See The Opera! Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte

Cosi fan tutte SmallLocation: Colorado Mountain College, 107 Denison Placer Rd. Breckenridge, CO 80424

Date: Saturday April 26, 2014 at 10:55am.  Please arrive at 10:00am to join us for the  “Opera Prologue and Epilogue Series” in partnership with the Lake Dillon Theatre Company. 

Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte

Music Director James Levine makes his long-awaited return to the Met podium to conduct Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love.  The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, Matthew Polenzani and Rodion Pogossov are their lovers, with Danielle de Niese as the scheming Despina.

Click here for a complete synopsis.

The National Repertory Orchestra is proud to partner with the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD program and the Colorado Mountain College.  This partnership brings ten world class opera performances to Breckenridge each year. Learn more about the Met Opera.

Click here BUY TICKETS NOW to view our Calendar of Events and Purchase Tickets.  Click on an individual event and scroll down to the “Buy Now” buttons.  Or call the NRO offices at 970-453-5825.

 DILLON THEATER