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We’re coming to your house!  Join the National Repertory Orchestra for a virtual evening of music, celebration, and community from the comfort of your space. The at-home event is free and accessible to all!

Tune in to our homepage to watch and participate live.

Evening Snapshot

  • How the NRO reimagined its 2020 season
  • Alumni musical performances
  • Paddle Raise
  • Live Auction
  • The “Secret Life of Carl Topilow”
  • Post-show mini-concert and cocktails
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Text nromusic to phone number 56651. Follow the prompts to make your fully tax-deductible donation. We can’t thank you enough!

Your NRO Encore How-To

How can you participate in NRO Encore?  Like this!

Enjoy the free Livestream from the homepage at NROmusic.org or on Facebook @NROmusic. No tickets or RSVP required to watch.  And, you will have the best seat in the house.  Yours!

View the program on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Tune in as early at 5:30pm. MDT.

Register for a bidder number to give to the paddle raise and to participate in the live auction. You will want to use two devices, one for bidding, and one to keep your eye on the auctioneer.

Register for Your Bidder Number


Carl Topilow


Ed Greene


Zan Aufderheide

Guest Alumni Performances

Maria and Victor Beyens, Elizabeth Hainen, Mina Hong, Audrey Lee, Edwardo Rios,

Thomas Steigerwald, Sam Viguerie, and more

Guest Alumni

Mary Javian, Jesus Morales, Carrington Truehart

Special Guests

NRO CEO, Dave DePeters

NRO Board of Trustees President, Mike Massey

Steve Corneillier, Bob Follett, Johanna Gibbs and Family, and Sally and Bruce Queen

Honoree: Carl Topilow
Honoree: Carl TopilowNRO Music Director
Watch an exclusive interview between Carl Topilow and supporter, Steve Corneillier during NRO Encore!
Thank you to those special individuals of the Maestro’s Circle who are making NRO Encore possible.  Without you, we would not be where we are today.

Alpine Bank

Michael Altenberg and Libby Bortz

Robert and Cynthia Benson

Samuel L. Bufford and Julia Metzger

Barbara and Jim Calvin

Jana Edwards and Rick Poppe

Bob Follett

Annette and Gerry Fricke

Carolee and John Hayes

Joan Manley Houlton

Jane King

Kathy and John Landon

Ron and Patrice Lara

Kathie and Michael Massey

Anne and Bill Mills

Sally and Bruce Queen

Alan and Kathy Sonnanstine

Connie and John Stafford

Barbara Strauss and Paul A. Finkel

Pam Piper Yeung and Dr. Kai Yiu Yeung

Let’s mix it up and celebrate NRO Encore in style!  Here’s a “classical” martini recipe we think you will love for the big night.


2 fl oz Dry Gin

1/2 oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur

1/2 oz Chardonnay

1/4 oz Nolly Prat Extra Dry

Chill a Martini glass for 10 minutes.  Think of your favorite classical music piece. Smile. Shake all ingredients with ice, fine strain, garnish with a lime zest twist, and enjoy!

NRO Encore Q&A

Anyone can watch NRO Encore from the homepage at NROmusic.org at no cost.  The registration assigns a bidder/donor number so that you can easily give and participate in our paddle raise and live auction.

You do not have to include your credit card number or personal information to watch NRO Encore.  Just tune in from the homepage of our website on Saturday, August 8 at 6:00pm, MDT!  If you choose to register, a credit card number is not required to receive your bidder/donor number. For those who will like to participate in the paddle raise and live auction without submitting a credit card number, we are happy to help!  Please call the NRO office at (970) 453-5825.

You will receive a confirmation text and then email reminders the week of the event, which will provide more information on how to bid and give. Throughout NRO Encore, you will have the opportunity to support our mission of Changing Lives Through Music!

Please plan to use two (2) devices for giving and bidding: a computer or Smart TV to watch the show and a Smart Phone to access the bidding/donation platform.

Mix your favorite “Encoretini” cocktail or mocktail, and enjoy the program from the comfort and safety of your home.

If you have any questions about NRO Encore, please email info@nromusic.org or call (970) 453-5825 x2.

Summer is not what we imagined. It’s what we reimagined.

We wouldn’t be here without you!

The NRO is here for you now and will be in the future.

We’re not letting a pandemic keep us from educating the most promising classical musicians and connecting with the community.

Learn More About the NRO

CEO Dave DePeters and Music Director Carl Topilow share the facts about the National Repertory Orchestra with Colorado Public Radio’s, David Ginder.

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