Eat Drink Give flyerCome to Kenosha Steakhouse and Rita’s Specialty Margs & Tacos on Wednesday, June 17th and 5% of total sales will be donated to the National Repertory Orchestra!  This is the same day as the NRO’s annual Free Community Concert at the Riverwalk Center, which is right around the corner from Kenosha and Rita’s.  So, come enjoy a wonderful free performance by the orchestra and then give back while enjoying delicious food and drink at either of these two fantastic restaurants.

For more information, call the NRO office at 970-453-5825.

6th Grader, Piano Competition Winner Plays With NRO

Jeffrey Zhou photoJeffrey Zhou will perform Hyden’s Piano Concerto in D Major at the Free Community Concert with the NRO on Wedensday, June 17th at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.  This is not a ticketed event, seating is General Admission.

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Jeffrey Zhou started his formal piano training at the age of five in 2008.  From the very beginning, he demonstrated the passion for music and the ability to learn complex piano techniques and pieces with ease and speed.  Since then, Jeffrey has participated in many piano competitions and placed regularly. His most recent win came at the Schmitt Music Piano Competition, Advanced Competitive Division II.  In addition to piano recitals, he has experience performing with the Colorado Inside the Orchestra program.  Through his hard work and with the help of his teacher, Mrs. June Haun, his level of piano competency continues to grow, so is his passion for piano and music in general.  

Jeffrey lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and attends Kent Denver School as a 6th grade student.  Jeffrey loves football and is a big fan of Tom Brady and New England Patriots.  In addition to piano, Jeffrey competes regularly in local and Rocky Mountain regional junior golf tournaments.  At school, his favorite subjects are math, science and social studies. Just as many other boys, Jeffrey likes to play Minecraft and Magic: The Gathering games.

Natasha Hoskins, NRO ’15 Video PR Intern

Tasha PhotoNatasha Hoskins is a Colorado native, and she is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television Production at the University of Colorado Denver.  After graduation, Natasha hopes to become a motion picture editor.  She is very excited to be a part of the NRO team and looks forward to documenting this amazing music experience with photos and videos!

Brian Wood is the ’15 Recording Engineer!

HeadshotBrian Wood is currently Assistant Audio Director of the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University, where he is responsible for engineering and archiving concert recordings for the music department and guest artists. He also works as an independent consultant, doing miscellaneous audio engineering work for other local musicians and venues. He frequently volunteers his time and equipment for events on and around the Eastern campus in Charleston, IL.

As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Brian has been involved in a wide variety of vocal groups, local bands, and other musical projects. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia men’s music fraternity. He holds an A.A.S. in Recording Technology from Southwestern Illinois College and is finishing a B.S. in Applied Physics and Computer Science at Eastern Illinois University. He eventually hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Acoustical Engineering or Materials Science. In his spare time, Brian enjoys reading nonfiction, tinkering with electronics, and exploring the outdoors.