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4th of July Morning Concert Moves to Silverthorne

FireworksThe Lake Dillon Theatre Company and the National Repertory Orchestra Bring July 4th Concert to Rainbow Park in Silverthorne

Silverthorne, CO (January 9th, 2017) – After the success of last year’s Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, this summer The Lake Dillon Theatre Company and the National Repertory Orchestra will present their popular July 4th concert collaboration at Rainbow Park in Silverthorne.

This annual Independence Day celebration includes a free, patriotic concert from the National Repertory Orchestra with a special performance featuring the Lake Dillon Theatre Company Summer Musical Company. A special tribute to the armed forces includes a sing-a-long for all who attend.

“The Lake Dillon Theatre Company has produced the NRO 4th of July concert for over a decade now,” explains Lake Dillon Theatre Company Artistic Director Chris Alleman. “With this move to Rainbow Park in Silverthorne, our audience can expect the same great music and collaboration. Rainbow Park offers a more familial atmosphere and with our new partnership with the Town of Silverthorne, we have fun new ideas to make this event even more special.”

“We are thrilled to bring this popular and well established event to Silverthorne.  After the tremendous success of the Sunset at the Summit Concert Series, it became apparent that our community is supportive of these kinds of cultural events and we look forward to expanding these offerings in the future,” stated Joanne Cook, Recreation and Culture Director for the Town of Silverthorne. 

The Town is already making plans to grow from four Sunset at the Summit concerts in 2016, to six in 2017, running every Saturday, beginning on July 8 and running through August 12, which will coincide with a 50th Anniversary celebration for the Town of Silverthorne.  The concerts will feature popular acts such as Ron Ivory and the One on One and Wash Park.

“The National Repertory Orchestra is thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Lake Dillon Theater Company for our annual July 4th celebration,” said Douglas Adams, NRO CEO. “Our two organizations have a brilliant partnership and in the spirit of this partnership we have agreed to move the July 4th concert to Rainbow Park in Silverthorne.  We look forward to having a spectacular July 4th celebration this coming season.”

Be sure to visit Silverthorne.org or LakeDillonTheatreCompany.com for more information about the concerts, including opening acts, parking availability and more.

NRO Alumnus Appointed Music Director at Memphis Symphony

Robert MoodyThe Memphis Symphony Orchestra signs Robert Moody to six-year contract as Music Director.

“Robert Moody is making a bold statement through his commitment to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra,” said Board Chair Gayle Rose. “In his temporary role as principal conductor this season, Robert has demonstrated a deep commitment to our musicians and a unique artistic vision. He brings excitement and relevance to his programming which has electrified audiences.”

Moody’s appointment to replace maestro Mei-Ann Chen was unanimously approved by the Symphony Board of Directors. His contract with the MSO starts with the 2017-18 concert season.

“I want to be the strongest champion for this orchestra and to see the players get the recognition for the true rock stars that they are,” Moody said. “They’ve sacrificed so much, and we’re going to honor that by working like crazy to see this orchestra be one of the best success stories for 21st century American orchestras.”

Moody concludes his tenure as Music Director of both the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra and Winston-Salem Symphony at the end of the 2017-18 season. He continues as Artistic Director of the Arizona Musicfest.

Mr. Moody was the Assistant Conductor of the NRO in 1994.  He has been back twice as a Guest Conductor since. 

Read more about Mr. Moody here!

Welcome 2017 Stage Manager

Tim McCarthy PhotoOriginally from Brush Prairie, Washington, Tim McCarthy completed his BM in trumpet performance at Saint Olaf College (2014), and his MM at Arizona State University (2016). He is an active freelancer in the Phoenix area, performs regularly with the Tucson Symphony, and has performed with the New World Symphony, West Valley Symphony, Arizona Opera, South Dakota Symphony, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Pink Martini, and at many local theater companies.

Tim has been selected to participate in numerous music festivals as a performer, including the National Repertory Orchestra (2016), Colorado College Music Festival (2015), Round Top Music Festival (2013), and the National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute (2010 and 2012).

In addition to music, Tim is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys fishing, hunting, and hiking.

NRO Announces ’17 Artistic & Education Intern

Allison_HeadshotCurrently in her final semester at The Juilliard School, violinist Allison Mase began her musical studies at the age of five. A student of Naoko Tanaka and long-time attendee of the Aspen Music Festival, she is a prize winner at the 2015 Paris International Virtuoso Music Competition, a three-time grand prize winner of the National League of Performing Arts Competition, and was recently selected to be a guest performer at the “Adventures of the Mind” Festival at New York University. A devoted orchestral musician, Allison plays in the Juilliard Orchestra, the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra, and has served as concertmaster to both the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony and Orchestra. In 2015, Allison performed with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and with the New York Philharmonia at the Lincoln Center Festival, Madison Square Garden, and a WNET ‘Live from Lincoln Center.’ She has also performed at the Long Island Mozart Festival, the Inaugural Bach Music Festival, the Manhattan International Film Festival, the US Supreme Court, and at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC. Venturing outside the practice rooms and rehearsal studios, Allison serves as Director of Operations for the New York based contemporary music ensemble ‘Shouthouse,’ and spends much of her free time doing educational outreach work with organizations including Artists Striving to End Poverty and Habitat for Humanity. At Juilliard, Allison was team leader of the 2014 New Orleans Service Project and works as an orchestra and chamber music mentor for Juilliard Pre-College.

NRO 2017 Marketing & PR Intern

Carey Skinner croppedKentucky native, Carey Skinner, was raised in a musical family and began studying violin at just two years old. Falling in love with its sonorous sounds, she switched to viola at age eleven. In 2011, she joined the studio of Ivo-Jan van der Werff at Rice University where she earned her Bachelor of Music with an award for Distinction in Research and Creative Works. This award was earned primarily through work with her contemporary ensemble Meraki which collaborates with young composers and seeks to bridge the gap between traditional and modern performance.

Carey is graduating in May 2017 with her Masters in Viola Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studies with Lynne Ramsey. As an avid chamber performer, she joined her colleagues of the Coventry String Quartet as the Quartet In Residence for Steamboat Springs Strings Festival in 2016.

Outside of the practice room, she enjoys her work as a Research Services Supervisor in the Robinson Music Library, teaching violin and viola in various local schools, and performing around the city with the unique and vibrant community created by Classical Revolution Cleveland.

Meet the NRO’s 2017 Library Intern

Eri IsomuraA native of Minnesota, Eri grew up playing piano, drums, marimba and percussion. She attended St. Olaf College and earned a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance with distinction, and recently completed her Master of Music in percussion performance at The Boston Conservatory. While on the East Coast, she was a member of the New England Philharmonic, the timpanist for the Refugee Orchestra Project, performed for the new music initiative “Times Two Series” in Boston. Last summer she also performed in Inuksuit – a percussion piece written for the outdoors – at the Tippett Rise Music Festival, Bravo! Vail Music Festival, and Aspen Music Festival.

Since 2011, Eri has served as a library assistant to the Minnesota Orchestra. She is looking forward to taking on the role of librarian of the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra beginning Fall 2017. In addition, she is an active teacher and performer throughout the Twin Cities area, is currently working on a recording project with her father, Sachiya Isomura, a cellist in the Minnesota Orchestra, and regularly performs recitals to benefit Compassion and Mercy Associates, who is aiding Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Welcome 2017 Development Intern

Libby Abbott photoLibby Abbott is a currently pursuing her Master’s in Arts Administration at the University of Akron while working as a Graduate Assistant. She earned her B.M. in Oboe Performance at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2016, studying with Professor Linda Strommen. While working on her Master’s, she is an intern with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and is Chair of Fundraising with the Arts Administration Networking Alliance (AANA). Libby is passionate about the arts and plans to work in arts administration to ensure the presence and growth of arts within our communities.