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Breckenridge, CO (March 20, 2020):  The National Repertory Orchestra is actively monitoring the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We remain vigilant to do all we can to ensure the health of our supporters, audiences, musicians, partners, and staff in cooperation with Federal, State, and local health guidelines.

We are looking forward to joys of summer and the 60th Anniversary Diamond Concert Season, June – July 2020! The NRO will continue best practices to re-evaluate and examine the situation as information becomes available. Please stay connected with this page for current updates regarding our summer season and coronavirus.

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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 would like to share with you the NRO’s plans for our 60th Anniversary Diamond Concert Season and how we are preparing for COVID-19. These updates will be on-going since so much is changing so often.

We continue to comply with the direction given by Summit County Public Health, The Town of Breckenridge, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Centers for Disease Control. The Town and County are doing amazing work keeping residents safe and healthy. Summit County issued a public health order that included temporarily prohibiting large gatherings, closures of non-essential businesses, public transportation suspensions, and encouraging non-residents to relocate to their primary residences. View the orderVail Resorts and other ski areas have suspended operations with Breckenridge (in Summit County) possibly re-opening at the end of April.

On a happier note, our entire orchestra has been hired.  Our program planning is nearly complete, and tickets are about to go on sale. We remain excited about the season, our 60th Anniversary celebration, and the return of Alumni and past NRO supporters.

This season, rather than a film with a live orchestra, we will be performing Cirque de la Symphonie showcasing our musicians, jugglers, acrobats, and strong men. This concert will be great fun and a unique experience for all.  I hope you can join us. Though our ticket policy has always been non-refundable, ticket buyers will be able to make changes without penalty during these unprecedented times. Look for specific guidelines in updates and announcements in our newsletter, on social media platforms, and at

We are all a family, and as such, we need to take care of each other. Please practice social distancing, act as if you may be carrying the virus, and do not want to give it to anyone else.

Remain vigilant and be safe,


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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 underway for a great celebratory festival. And while we continue to move toward this historic milestone, we also continue to monitor COVID-19 and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as local and national government health organizations.

Like many of you, we are practicing social distancing. Our first actions were taken earlier this week, prior to the Summit School District closure, by canceling in-school performances by NRO alumni. Alumni that would have had to fly into Denver International Airport, shuttle to Summit County, and perform in front of entire school classes. Our year-round team will also telework, each person working from home for the foreseeable future.  The entire staff can still be reached during business hours by calling the office number, 970-453-5825 and following the prompts.

The landscape is ever-changing, and with these changes, the NRO will continue to adapt our plans for the 60th Season. We are working with the Town of Breckenridge, Summit County, and other governmental organizations as well as BreckCreate and the staff of the Riverwalk Center to make sure every effort is made to keep our musicians, staff, and patrons as safe as possible.

Our 60th Anniversary Diamond Concert Season begins June 12, before then I have no doubt there will be many changes to the needs and actions we will all have to take to keep our communities safe. Until that time, and beyond, the entire NRO family will continue to stay abreast of those changes and will make adjustments as necessary, always keeping in mind health and safety.

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Dave DePeters
National Repertory Orchestra