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National Repertory Orchestra presents cello concert in Keystone

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The National Repertory Orchestra presents “Classic Cellos at Dercum’s Dash” concert on Thursday, Feb. 18, with 2015 NRO alumni cellists, Patrick Hopkins and Blake-Anthony Johnson.
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IF YOU GO:

WHAT: Classic Cellos Concert

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: 59 East Trade Court, Keystone

COST: $50 including complementary wine and food

TICKETS: www.nromusic.com or call (970) 453-5825

The National Repertory Orchestra presents “Classic Cellos at Dercum’s Dash” concert on Thursday, Feb. 18. Enjoy an intimate elegant evening filled with music, wine, food and friends. The evening’s performance will feature the outstanding talents of two 2015 NRO alumni cellists, Patrick Hopkins and Blake-Anthony Johnson. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at 59 East Trade Court, Keystone.

Cellist Hopkins, a native of Fairbanks, Alaska, made his Lincoln Center solo debut in 2008 performing with the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra. Patrick was the grand prize winner of the 2011 MTNA Young Artist Competition and is a Yamaha Young Performing Artist. He received his Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School, as a student of Bonnie Hampton and Richard Aaron, and his Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music Orchestral Performance Program, as a student of Alan Stepansky. Hopkins is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University as a scholarship student of Jonathan Spitz.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Johnson has performed as a guest artist and soloist with the Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta and Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra. Described as a “significant talent” by Lynn Harrell, he has had a multi-faceted career as a performer, collaborator, recording artist and educator. He is the former chair and founding member of the Music Education and Youth Initiative, which served underprivileged children in the greater Metropolitan area of Nashville, Tennessee. Johnson has been a prizewinner in the MTNA Young Artist Competition, the World Competition; the Daniel Rains, and Brevard Music Festival Concerto competitions. Passionate about chamber music, Johnson is a founding member and former cellist in the Läc Quartet. As the recipient of the Vanderbilt Music Académie grant, the quartet received commissions and residency in the Festival d’Aix festival held in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has also performed chamber music at the Spoleto Music Festival, Lev Aronson Legacy Music Festival, and Brevard Music Festival. An advocate for music education, he has previously taught as an El Sistema instructor. He is the former chair and founding member of the Music Education and Youth Initiative, which served underprivileged children in the greater metropolitan area of Nashville, Tennessee. He is currently attending the Manhattan School of Music studying with Alan Stepansky.

LIV Sotheby’s International Realty is a partner with the National Repertory Orchestra for this event.

“We are delighted to be in involved with the National Repertory Orchestra, because the orchestra enriches the lives of Colorado residents and visitors,” said Melanie Frank, vice president of business and professional development for Sotheby’s in Breckenridge, in a statement. “This concert will take place in one of our luxury homes in the Dercum’s Dash Neighborhood in Keystone. We hope you can join us for this magnificent display of musical virtuoso with Patrick and Blake-Anthony.”

Tickets for the event are $50 per person and include wine and hors d’oeuvres. RSVP to the NRO by calling (970) 453-5825 or online at nromusic.com. Seating is limited.


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