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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

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