Fort Collins Symphony’s full-orchestra return to concert hall, with music by Bernstein, Montgomery, Shchedrin

Posted on: September 29, 2021

Colorado’s Fort Collins Symphony will open its 2021-22 season on October 2 with a program featuring Rodion Shchedrin’s Carmen Suite, Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, and Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, led by Music Director Wes Kenney. The concert represents the orchestra’s return to the main stage of Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center after a year of virtual performances; the concert will also be streamed live and archived for post-event streaming beginning October 10. Additional concerts in November, February, March, and May will feature music by Barber, Beethoven, Debussy, Oskar Morawetz, Felix Mendelssohn, Mozart, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Florence Price, Robert Schumann, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Joan Tower, George Walker, and Chen Yi. A March pops concert in collaboration with Fort Collins ComicCon will feature the orchestra performing music from films including Avatar, Alien, The X-Files, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Jetsons, Star Trek, AstroBoy, 2001, E.T., and Battlestar Gallactica; astrophysicist/aerospace engineer Erin Macdonald will serve as guest narrator.