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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

Philharmonic 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 45 years, our city has celebrated our nation’s birth with music from Katy Perry’s Firework to Tchaikovsky’s notorious 1812 Overture. Taking their lead from the legendary Fabulous Fourth established by Charles Ansbacher, Bee Vradenburg and the City of Colorado Springs, this annual concert connects our community in a way like no other. In fact, … Continued

Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech Becomes Artistic Director in Bogotá



On behalf of Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic is pleased to announce that in addition his role as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Caballé-Domenech has accepted the position as Artistic Director for Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá, Columbia. “We’re simply delighted for Josep,” said Nathan Newbrough, Colorado Springs Philharmonic president and … Continued

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Announces the Business Leader of the Year



On Friday, May 5, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will recognize Mike Jorgensen and Thom Buckley of Red Noland Auto Group for their community spirit and business leadership onstage before the Texas Tenors concert at 7:30 p.m. “We’re proud to have this opportunity to credit our good friends at Red Noland Auto Group,” says Nathan Newbrough, … Continued

Community Video – Mahler 6 Box Design



Allan Bach, Maestro’s Circle Member and Mahler 6 Box Designer, shares the background story of designing the Mahler Box which will be used during our Mahler 6 performance.  

Staff Pick – Go and Create: Art in Tribulations



Paul Hindemith is not a universal household name for most audiences. His peers in Germany and Europe have gained far-reaching fame when compared to the more academic Hindemith. While Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Jean Sibelius, and Gustav Mahler headline some of the most popular nights for symphonies nationwide, Hindemith did not write the … Continued

World Premieres Inspired by ‘America the Beautiful’



In celebration of the 90th Anniversary Season and the beauty of the Pikes Peak region, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic commissioned six American composers to create unique interpretations based on the theme America the Beautiful. Inspired by the majesty of Pikes Peak, Colorado College visiting professor Katharine Lee Bates penned America the Beautiful in 1893. More … Continued