News & Notes from the NRO

The stories behind the mission.

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 [...]

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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 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 [...]