Astronomy, Fireworks and Hollywood – A Week of Music with the NRO

IMG_9040This week is a time for all of us to be patriotic and proud.  The National Repertory Orchestra will be celebrating this entire 4th of July week with an amazing lineup that we are so very proud to present to you!  Please join us in the festivities.





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“The Planets in HD
Astronomy, Photography & Music
Wednesday, July 2nd, 7:30pm – Breck Riverwalk Center

A show unlike anything the NRO has ever done before, this program makes full use of the Riverwalk Center’s new high definition projection and audio system.
The night will begin with “Concerto for Violin in D Major, Opus 35” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, but be sure to stay for the 2nd half when “The Planets” by Gustav Holst will be accompanied by a suite of seven high-definition short films by Jose Francisco Salgado.  Dr. Salgado is an Emmy-nominated astronomer, experimental photographer, visual artist and public speaker who uses his skills to create multimedia works that communicate science in engaging ways.

“Patriotic Salute”
A Selection of Patriotic Favorites
Friday, July 4th, 10:00am – Lake Dillon Amphitheater
Friday, July 4th, 8:30pm – Breck Riverwalk Center

IMG_5569This day deserves two performances: A free concert at the Lake Dillon Amphitheater at 10:00am AND
an 8:30pm performance at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center with fireworks to follow (weather permitting). 
The Breckenridge concert is free to those sitting outside on the lawn and tickets for indoor seats are either $5.00, $10.00 or $15.00 (depending on seating level).  Tickets go quickly, so act fast!
These shows are dedicated to all the men and women serving in uniform with thanks from a grateful nation.

“Music of the Silver Screen”
Saturday, July 5th, 7:30pm – Breck Riverwalk Center

This magical night brings the music of Hollywood to the Riverwalk Center stage.  You will hear tunes from “The Sound of Music”, “Chicago”, “James Bond” and much more.  Additionally, a solo will feature Paul Sri, a young pianist and a winner of the Schmitt Music Competition.

This Saturday: Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Beethoven in 1804, when he began the Fifth Symphony.

Beethoven in 1804, when he began the Fifth Symphony.

Carl Topilow conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 5 this Saturday night!  Come to the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, the show begins at 7:30pm and doors open at 7:00pm. 
The National Repertory Orchestra holds a concerto competition each year for its orchestra members at the beginning of the summer festival.  The competition winner for Ravel’s “Tzigane” will be announced on the day of the performance.
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Repertoire Includes: “Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Opus 67” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Tzigane” by Maurice Ravel, and “Francesca Da Rimini, Opus 32” by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  Read Program Notes

Gala Live Auction Items Announced!

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Live Auction Items:

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

4 nights for 2 at this “Diamond in the Wilderness”.  Hit the ski slopes in winter, paddle a canoe in summer, savor the cuisine year-round, and soak up the casual elegance.

Epicurean Culinary Experience

A night with Celebrity Chefs and a private hands-on customized Italian cooking class for ten.  Then enjoy dining by the “la dolce vita” fireplace under the stars.

Escape to Rome

Trip for 2 to Rome for 5 nights at the St. Regis Grand Hotel.  Brimming with culture, history and delectable cuisine, Rome is sure to satisfy.

Conduct the Orchestra

Feel the full force of 88 instruments under your control when Maestro Carl Topilow hands you the baton.  This one of a kind experience will give you a thrill you will never forget.

 Private Historic Napa Valley Vineyard Estate

Watch hot air balloons drift overhead, stroll through the vineyard or lounge in the privacy of your patio with this Napa Valley escape for 6.

Private Home Concert with Maestro Topilow

Bring Maestro Topilow to your house with this personalized, in-home event.  This party is sure to be memorable for you and your guests.

Trice Jewelers

 Win a stunning piece from Trice Jewelers.


Enter To Win:

Casa de Campo Caribbean Paradise

See why Hollywood stars, professional athletes, heads-of-state and Fortune 500 executives have all made this Caribbean paradise on the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic one of their preferred spots.

 New York Broadway

Enjoy a 3-night weekend stay, 2 tickets to 2 Broadway shows and airfare. The Hilton is moments from Radio City Music Hall, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Fifth Avenue shopping, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Broadway and Times Square.

Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago Shopping Spree

$1000 Saks Fifth Avenue shopping spree with a Saks Fifth Avenue Fashion Consultant in Chicago – a rich legacy of exceptional style and service.  Includes airfare and hotel.


You must be present to win:

Tickets are no longer available.  Please call the NRO office before 5:00pm on Thursday, June 26th at 970-453-5825 with any questions.

Reaching For The Gold

Friday June 27, 2014 at 6:00pm
At the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy Cocktails, Dinner, Concert and Dancing to an Eighty-Eight Piece Orchestra – Black Tie Attire Encouraged

Gala Chair: Debbie Welle-Powell
Honorary Chairs: Governor John Hickenlooper, Sharon Magness Blake & Ernie Blake

Event Repertoire (not including dance music)

Limited Lodging is available at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center – Make a Reservation 

Tickets are no longer available. Please call the NRO office before 5:00pm on Thursday, June 26th at 970-453-5825 with any questions.


Single Tickets – $225 each

Bronze Sponsor – $3,000 per table (click HERE to see what’s included)

Silver Sponsor – $5,000 per table (click HERE to see what’s included)

Gold Sponsor – $10,000 per table (click HERE to see what’s included)



For More Information Please Call 970-453-5825 or Visit www.nromusic.com

Note: If you wish to be seated with someone in particular at the Gala please send your information and the names of the people you wish to be seated with to Julie@nromusic.com or call 970-453-5825 and we will do our best to accommodate you.








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Ernie Blake and Sharon Magness Blake
Mike Altenberg and Libby Bortz
Barbara and James Calvin
Nancy and Tom French
Patrice and Ron Lara
Janice Ward Parrish
Jana Edwards and Rick Poppe

This Saturday: Mendelssohn’s Mighty Concerto

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Join the National Repertory Orchestra and Guest Conductor, Andrew Litton, on Saturday, June 21st at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.  The show begins at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

This performance will feature Co-Concertmaster, Stephen Tavani, as the soloist on violin.


Repertoire Includes: “Concerto for Violin in E Minor, Opus 64” by Felix Mendelssohn and “Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Opus 93” by Dmitry Shostakovich.  READ PROGRAM NOTES


This Tuesday: Children’s Concert

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Join the National Repertory Orchestra for our annual Children’s Concert on Tuesday, June 24th at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center.  This year’s performance is “Peter and the Wolf” and will include an “instrument petting zoo” after the concert, where children can touch and play the different instruments.  The show begins at 11:00am, doors open at 10:30am.  Tickets are only $5.


This special performance will be Assistant Conductor, Andres Lopera’s (pictured above, right) first concert on the Riverwalk stage.  It will also feature a bright young performer, 9 year old pianist, Desi Silverman-Joseph (pictured above, left).

Repertoire Includes: “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” by John Williams, Piano Concerto in C Major” by Franz Joseph Haydn, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” by Paul Dukas, and “Peter and the Wolf” by Serge Prokofiev.  READ PROGRAM NOTES

FREE Community Concert Tonight!

Today’s Free Community Concert at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center is first come, first served seating!  The show begins at 7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm.

Repertoire includes: “Russlan and Ludmilla: Overture” by Mikhail Glinka, “Symphony No. 2, Opus 132 – Mysterious Mountain” by Alan Hovhaness, “Concerto for Percussion Trio – The Glory and the Grandeur” by Russel Peck, “Valse-Scherzo, Opus 34” by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, and “La Mer” by Claude Debussy.  READ PROGRAM NOTES

Tonight’s Soloists (in order of how their pictures appear below):
Won Suk Lee, percussion
Yifan Zhou, violin
Hannah Weaver, percussion
Michael Stubbart, percussion

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Opening Night This Saturday!

Marion Ravot“Welcome To The New World”
The opening night concert of each National Repertory Orchestra season is a cause for celebration.  Saturday night is no exception. And the featured work on tonight’s program, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World), is often considered a celebration of America and its music. 

Before you hear Dvořák’s piece, the evening will begin with “Olympic Fanfare and Theme” by John Williams, “Acedemic Festival Overture, opus 80” by Johannes Brahms, and “Harp Concerto in E-flat Major, opus 74” by Reinhold Glière.      
Marion Ravot, harp, will perform the solo during Saturday’s concert.  Originally from Paris, France, Marion began playing the harp at age 11. She is currently working towards her master’s degree at the Juilliard School studying with Miss Nancy Allen. Marion loves traveling, discovering new cultures, hiking, reading and movies.  Read More About Marion
NEW!  For the first time ever you can purchase NRO tickets at the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 S. Main Street / 877-864-0868).  The Welcome Center is open 9:00am to 9:00pm Monday to Sunday!

As always, you can still purchase tickets at the Riverwalk Center Box Office (150 W. Adams Ave. / 970-547-3100).  The RWC Box Office is open 12:00pm to 5:00pm Tuesday to Sunday.  (On concert days the Box Office will remain open until a half hour after the start of the performance, and on July 4th the hours of operation will be 5:00pm until 8:30pm.)

Thank you for your patronage and support of the National Repertory Orchestra.  We hope to see you at one of our many exceptional performances this summer!