News & Notes from the NRO

The stories behind the mission.

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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 [...]

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Alumnus Becomes Associate Concertmaster

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018|

Timothy Steeves was recently named Associate Concertmaster of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He served as concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra in 2014 and 2015. Regarding his time with the NRO, he states, "My [...]

NRO Welcomes New Board Member

Monday, November 12th, 2018|

Samuel Bufford spent his early childhood in Northern California (his family arrived with the Gold Rush) and then spent his teen years in Maryland. A good scholar, he earned a PhD from the University of [...]

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NRO Welcomes New Director of Operations

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018|

A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Kristin Kall has a diverse classical music background as a performer, educator, and arts administrator, focusing on projects that expand audiences through education and community engagement. Formerly an [...]

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2018 NRO Alumnus Wins Position

Monday, August 20th, 2018|

Trombonist Myles Blakemore won a position with the US Naval Academy Band just one week after this year's festival concluded. This band of professional Navy musicians provides musical support for the Brigade of Midshipmen, [...]

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NRO Celebrates 25th Year in Breckenridge

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018|

The National Repertory Orchestra is pleased to announce the opening of its 59th season, as well as its 25th season in the Town of Breckenridge! At the beginning of June, 88 gifted musicians from [...]

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NRO Welcomes Community Engagement Fellow

Friday, May 11th, 2018|

Nicolas Gonzalez is a dual masters student at Indiana University - Bloomington, studying Arts Administration and Public Affairs. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University - Bloomington in Telecommunications, with a focus on [...]

Introducing the 2018 Artist Liaison Fellow

Thursday, May 10th, 2018|

Amara Sperber is delighted to help facilitate connection between artists at National Repertory Orchestra this summer. In the fall, Amara will begin the teacher training program in Suzuki Method at Cleveland Institute of Music. She [...]

She-e Wu Performs with the NRO on June 30th

Monday, April 16th, 2018|

She-e Wu has appeared as a solo artist at Bach Symposium/Bach Variation Festival in Lincoln Center; Jouournées de la Percussion, NancyPhony Festival, perKumania festival, and PercuPassion Festival in France; Taiwan Connection concert at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln [...]

Orion Weiss to Perform with the NRO on June 27th

Monday, April 16th, 2018|

photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaf One of the most sought-after soloists in his generation of young American musicians, the pianist Orion Weiss has performed with the major American orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston [...]

NRO Announces 2018 Personnel Fellow

Monday, April 9th, 2018|

Christine Senavsky is a first-year Master of Arts Management Student at Carnegie Mellon University. From the Bay Area California, she graduated from University of Oregon in June 2016 with her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance [...]