Cajun Event Is Back After Popular Demand! June 5, 2015

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The ultimate Bayou experience includes crawfish, all the fixins’ and desert beignets provided by The Lost Cajun, specialty drinks provided by the Breckenridge Distillery, beer hand crafted by Broken Compass Brewery, wine from the Gold Pan Saloon, tastings from Olive Fusion, a shuttle service provided by The Adventure Co. and dancing to “Gumbo le Funque”, a New Orleans style funk band.  Silent auction featuring Vail Resort season passes and tickets to Disneyland!

 Watch highlights from last year’s Cajun Crawfish Boil!


Opera’s Most Enduring Tragic Double Bill

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Cavalleria Rusticana
Ruggero Leoncavallo’s
Saturday, April 25th at 10:30am
Colorado Mountain College
107 Denison Placer Rd., Breckenridge, CO 80424
Questions? please call the NRO office M-F 9am to 5pm 970-453-5825


$20.00 Adults $16.00 Senior (65+) & Met Member $10.00 Student  

Approximate running time 3 hrs. 30 min.

Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.



Light snacks provided at intermission (donation requested).  You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

If you wish to be a box office volunteer at a Met Opera Live in HD event in Breckenridge, please contact Cecile Forsberg at cecile@nromusic.com or (970) 453-5825. 

Introducing Molly Scott, 2015 NRO Personnel Intern

Molly-070213-2187Molly Jo Scott performs throughout the United States on Oboe and English horn. Having grown up in northern California and returning after her studies, she has performed with the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Santa Rosa, Vallejo, and North State Symphonies, as well as many other regional orchestras. Since moving back to Pittsburgh this year, she has performed with the Williamsburg Symphonia, the South Florida Symphony, and the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra in Pennsylvania. Under Maestro Lorin Maazel’s baton, Molly participated in the Castleton Festival for three summers, including a tour to Oman with a production of Puccini’s La Boheme.

Molly received her bachelor degree from Drake University and her master degree from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied with the principal oboist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Cynthia DeAlmeida. She currently works for the San Francisco-based Baroque ensemble Musica Pacifica. Molly’s hobbies include travelling, birds and reed-making.


NRO Announces New Board Members

In the past several months the National Repertory Orchestra has welcomed four new board members.  They all bring varied strengths and experiences that are sure to benefit the NRO and all of our constituents.  We are proud to introduce them to you…

Pam Piper
Pam PiperPam held a leadership position in information technology at OMB, the largest of the White House agencies, after stints in the private sector and the Department of Defense. Pam and her spouse, Kai Yeung, have owned a home in Breckenridge for more than 15 years and have now fully retired here.

Both Pam and Kai are long-time fans of the NRO, having joined in support of the mission as Friends of the NRO more than five years ago. They enjoy attending concerts, helping with the weekly dinners, and hosting musicians through Community Link. Read more…

Michael-Ruehring-biopic_300Michael Ruehring
A 1990 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Michael served as an officer and Naval Aviator for 10 years.  Michael has also held leadership positions with General Electric and Home Depot and executive positions with Maxum Petroluem, BAE Systems, and Atlas Oil. Most recently, he and his wife, Lauren, purchased Kitchenscapes, a kitchen, bath, and custom cabinetry design firm in Breckenridge. They contribute to various causes focusing on the arts, social causes, and German Shepherd Dog rescue. Read more…


 John StaffordJohn Stafford
John spent his entire career in financial
operations with General Mills, a global consumer foods company headquartered in Minneapolis. He held numerous operating roles in domestic finance, marketing, and sales, as well as corporate leadership roles in recruiting, planning, supply chain and internal audit. John retired in 2010 as VP, Global Business Services.

John and his wife, Connie, are enthusiastic fans of the National Repertory Orchestra as well as donors and volunteers since 2012.  Read more…


Pam WeigandPam Weigand
Pam and Sonny were introduced to the NRO after building a house in Breckenridge in 1997. She served on the NRO Board for six years during the early 2000’s, focusing on the development of new fundraising events and opportunities. 

An active volunteer, Pam has also been involved in other non-profits, including: Gathering Place Association (Treasurer), Junior Symphony Guild(Board of Trustees), Fine Arts Foundation (Finance Chair), Central City Opera Association Guild, Assistance League of Denver, and the Girl Scouts of America.  Read more…


2015 Stage Manager Annonced

Stewart - HeadshotJoshua D. Stewart comes to the National Repertory Orchestra from the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he earned his M.F.A. in Stage Management.  While at the University of Illinois, Joshua stage managed a wide range of productions of theatre, opera, dance and special events.  Joshua also worked as the School of Music Event Coordinator, producing over a hundred concerts a season throughout Krannert Center.

Please welcome Joshua to the NRO team in 2015!

Welcome NRO’s 2015 Library Intern

Katie Upton (2)Katie Upton is from Des Moines, Iowa and received her Bachelor of Music degree at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2013. She is currently a graduate student in horn performance at the University of Southern California and is thoroughly enjoying the year-round sunshine. In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, playing the banjo, and exploring Los Angeles’ amazing landscape and culture.