On September 1, Colorado’s Fort Collins Symphony will move its offices to the Colorado Building on 141 South College Avenue, an Art Deco landmark-designated building owned by the Siegel family of Fort Collins. In a press release, the orchestra notes that since 1949 Fort Collins Symphony business has been conducted “from the kitchen tables of founder Maestro Will Schwartz, first executive director Clare Wilber, and from several small office spaces in Old Town Fort Collins.” The space was made available by Ed Siegel, a psychiatrist and lecturer in the fields of social and behavioral sciences at the University of California-San Diego who also studied the piano and attends concerts of the Fort Collins Symphony. Siegel’s father, Julian Siegel, operated a women’s apparel business in the building for many years. Both parents, also music-lovers, endowed the orchestra’s Julian and Ida Siegel Assistant Concertmaster Chair.
Posted August 28, 2017