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Musician Feature Heather MacArthur

“When I’m playing the violin, I am very present. It’s not like you have time to think about other things, you are there with the music and it’s very calming to me.” Violinist Heather MacArthur grew up in a small town in California within a military family and a mindset of continuing the practice of … Continued

Batons and Banking: Making Beautiful Music Together

By Robin Roberts, President and CEO of Pikes Peak National Bank In my 18 years with Pikes Peak National Bank, I would say that the partnerships we’ve formed with families and businesses in the local community are my proudest accomplishment as a banker. Now, under the leadership of our new chairman, Antoun Sehnaoui, we are … Continued

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.