Greeley Philharmonic set for in-person Poinsettia Pops program

Posted on: December 3, 2021

“The much-anticipated Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra holiday concert Poinsettia Pops is slated to return … Saturday at Montfort Concert Hall,” writes Tamara Markard in Thursday’s (12/2) Greeley Tribune (CO). “For more than 30 years, the GPO has kicked off the holiday season with the concert [in] ‘the poinsettia-adorned Monfort Concert Hall,’ [said] GPO executive director Nick Kenny…. The concert will feature performances from the Greeley Chorale, the Greeley Children’s Chorale and soprano soloist Jalyn Webb. The orchestra will also perform new pieces written specifically for the group by Dylan Fixmer, the GPO Composer in Residence. The orchestra will be under the direction of new music director Lowell Graham…. After 19 months of having to go dark due to COVID-19, Graham, Kenny and orchestra members are excited to bring music back to the Union Colony Civic Center…. ‘The arts have pivoted drastically since March of 2020, and our concert halls remain below our capacity of 1,600 seats … which makes this recovery more challenging,’ Kenny said. ‘Fortunately, we now have the ability to livestream concerts…. However, nothing can beat the real thing—the energy, the passion and the magic that is live music,’ he added.”