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What’s So Special about Beethoven?

What’s So Special about Beethoven?

Musicians weigh in on Beethoven’s Pastorale as well as Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue ahead of upcoming concerts Even those who know nothing about classical music can name one token composer: Ludwig Van Beethoven. The German pianist who lived between 1770 and 1827 wrote...

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Brace Yourselves; The Force is Coming to Breckenridge

Brace Yourselves; The Force is Coming to Breckenridge

The NRO to perform Star Wars: A New Hope live to film It’s not just die-hard Star Wars fans who, upon their first viewing of the original, 1977-released film (A New Hope) know from the moment the opening scroll begins (“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…”)...

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Will Thain wants to play his heart out in upcoming solo

Will Thain wants to play his heart out in upcoming solo

In his second season with the NRO, the Canadian violinist and concertmaster is on the fast track Since learning to play the violin at age 6, William Thain has worked toward a singular goal: to play with ultimate skill and pure abandon. Now the 26-year-old from...

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Multiple Grammy Winner to Open NRO Season in Breckenridge

Multiple Grammy Winner to Open NRO Season in Breckenridge

Renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin returns for rousing, nature-inspired program It’s been more than a decade since Leonard Slatkin has last performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, but for 2024, the famed conductor is truly etching his mark, opening the Summer...

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Meet the 2024 NRO Alumni String Quartet

Meet the 2024 NRO Alumni String Quartet

Hundreds of talented musicians apply for the National Repertory Orchestra every summer and only a fraction earn fellowships. Among those, there are a select few that manage to return, earning spots for multiple summers. The NRO Alumni String Quartet is comprised of...

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The Origin of the NRO’s Benefit Concerts

The Origin of the NRO’s Benefit Concerts

Every summer, local first responders and a select pair of nonprofits receive support It was 2017 and Dave DePeters was in the midst of his first season as Chief Executive Officer at the National Repertory Orchestra. A wildfire was raging on Peak 7 and several others...

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