News & Notes from the NRO

The stories behind the mission.


Friday, July 31st, 2020|

The National Repertory Orchestra Brings Annual Fundraising Event to the Screen on Saturday, August 8 at 6:00 pm, MDT   BRECKENRIDGE, CO (Friday, July 31): The National Repertory Orchestra's (NRO) 60th Anniversary Concert Season was not [...]

Alumnus Ryan Anthony One of the Great Ones

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020|

Yesterday, the music world lost a genuinely magnificent musician and one of the great ones. Ryan Anthony, Principal Trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and NRO Fellow in 1991 and 1992, passed away after a [...]

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A Message to our 2020 Musicians

Friday, June 12th, 2020|

Just over six weeks ago, I sent you a letter with a statement using the term “unprecedented times.” Little did I know the direction our country would take, and how “unprecedented” these times would become. [...]

NRO Announces Decision for 2020 Season

Monday, April 20th, 2020|

The National Repertory Orchestra Cancels 60th Anniversary Diamond Concert Season in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic Contact: Carrie Benefiel, Director of Marketing, (970) 453-5825 x2 BRECKENRIDGE, CO (April 20, 2020):  On Friday, April 17, the National Repertory [...]

From the CEO

Monday, April 6th, 2020|

April 6th, 2020 I hope this note finds you and your loved ones healthy, safe, and comfortable. Today the NRO Team remains working from home and looking forward to the day; we can get out [...]

From the CEO

Friday, March 20th, 2020|

Breckenridge, CO Friday, March 20, 2020 These are indeed unusual times. I hope this note finds you and your loved ones well.  Because we are all experiencing the impacts of a novel virus together, I [...]

From the CEO

Sunday, March 15th, 2020|

Breckenridge, CO Sunday, March 15, 2020 The NRO board and staff continue to look forward to our 60th Anniversary Diamond Concert Season taking place in Breckenridge, CO during June and July. Our plans are well [...]

NRO COVID-19 Update

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020|

The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) is committed to the safety and well-being of our fellows, staff, patrons and our entire community. *Please visit the NRO's COVID-19 page for more information. Breckenridge, CO (March 11, 2020): [...]

COVID-19 Cases Reported in Colorado

Thursday, March 5th, 2020|

National Repertory Orchestra is committed to the safety and well-being of our fellows, staff, patrons and our entire community. The COVID-19 Page at will be updated regularly and as changes are necessary. We have [...]

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NRO Alumna Wins Ima Hogg Competition

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019|

2017 National Repertory Orchestra alumna Rachel Lee Hall recently won first prize at the Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg Competition. Hall is currently working towards a career in solo and chamber music and is based [...]

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NRO Alumnus Lionel Young Brings The Blues

Monday, June 3rd, 2019|

  Lionel Young was a part of the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) from 1986-1988. A classically-trained musician originally from Rochester, New York, Young’s violin training began at the age of six under Anastasia Jempelis [...]

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Rocky Mountain Music Legend in Silverthorne

Saturday, April 6th, 2019|

The National Repertory Orchestra, (NRO), presents, “An Evening with Jim Salestrom Singing Songs of the Rockies”, at the Silverthorne Pavilion, Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00pm.  And, he’s not alone. Six, NRO Alumni will join [...]

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Alumna Working at the Cleveland Orchestra

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018|

Carey Skinner, National Repertory Orchestra Marketing Fellow in 2017, won a job with the Cleveland Orchestra shortly after her summer in Breckenridge and has recently been promoted to Manager of Development and Communication. In [...]