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Behind the Music : Swan Lake



Tchaikovsky began work on Swan Lake in August 1875, using material from a domestic ballet of the same name he wrote for his sister’s children in 1871. The score was completed in April 1876, and the ballet was first performed on March 4, 1877, in Moscow. The score calls for two flutes and piccolo, two … Continued

Kathleen Fox Collins Legacy Challenge



She’s been called a force. Strong-willed. Determined. Tenacious. Hardworking. Gracious. Since 1975, when Kathleen Fox Collins moved from New York to Colorado Springs she has been a behind-the-scenes advocate of the arts. Along with her service to the community, she worked for the Colorado Springs Symphony among a team of arts and culture pioneers such … Continued

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Announces Title Sponsor Pikes Peak National Bank



Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is proud to announce a four-year partnership with Pikes Peak National Bank who will be the overarching concert season sponsor through 2022. “The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has enjoyed a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with the business community,” says Nathan Newbrough, Philharmonic President and CEO. “This new … Continued

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Announces Philharmonic Pops Series Sponsor Penrose-St. Francis Health Services



Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is proud to announce the newly named Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Philharmonic Pops, which kicked off this past weekend. Additionally, the health system is the sponsor of Philharmonic CARES, a community program that honors the crucial work of caregivers in our community. “We are beyond grateful for … Continued

Behind the Festival, Bernstein at 100



Just about any discussion about Leonard Bernstein can quickly devolve into a list. Of genius. Of greatness. Of joyous risk taking and majestic ambitions. World-class pianist. The first American-born and trained music director of a major world orchestra. Acclaimed composer of classical works like Mass, ballets and operas, but also West Side Story and other … Continued

Behind Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker



By Tracy Mobley-Martinez At this point, with so many Christmas concerts behind him, Thomas Wilson isn’t exactly sure how many times he’s conducted The Nutcracker. “I’ve completely lost track,” he says. “Between the Philharmonic’s annual production and all the other productions I’ve conducted, it would take some real research to determine that.” The Philharmonic, joined … Continued

New Board Members Announced



Four community leaders have joined the ranks of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic’s Board of Directors.  Together, they offer broad perspectives and decades of combined experience in service to not-for-profit organizations.  Philharmonic board members may serve a maximum of two three-year terms. “These new members represent a significant step forward in the governance of the Philharmonic,” … Continued

Summer Symphony Event Recap



July 4, 2017 was our Summer Symphony event. Here is a recap of the entire day and a behind the scenes look at all that takes place to make this event happen.

Behind the 1812



by Tracy Mobley-Martinez The Fourth of July celebrates everything that makes us American — and with the simplest and grandest spectacles there are. Hot dogs and Mom’s potato salad. Kids running gleefully through sprinklers. Sparklers. Fireworks. And for the luckiest of us, a live performance of a holiday staple, Tchaikovsky’s rousing 1812 Overture. Scholars agree … Continued

Summer Symphony Welcome Video



For four decades, our city has celebrated our nation’s birth with thrilling music and spectacular fireworks. In partnership with the City of Colorado Springs, this annually concert connects our community in a way like no other. July 4: Independence Day, Memorial Park. Get ready for the region’s largest event, featuring Wild Blue Country from the … Continued