National Repertory Orchestra encourages supporting Giving Tuesday |

National Repertory Orchestra encourages supporting Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday will use the power of social media to create national momentum around the holidays dedicated to giving, using the hash tags #GivingTuesday and #UNselfie.
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If you go

What: Make a donation to the National Repertory Orchestra on Giving Tuesday

When: All day Tuesday, Dec. 2

Where: Donate by visiting, or calling (970) 453-5825

Cost: Donations of any amount help to support this community organization

More information: Learn more about the worldwide initiative at

This year, the National Repertory Orchestra is participating in Giving Tuesday, a worldwide initiative that partners charities, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, Giving Tuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities by giving in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support. Similar to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday will use the power of social media to create national momentum around the holidays dedicated to giving, using the hash tags #GivingTuesday and #UNselfie.


Each summer, the National Repertory Orchestra brings 88 of the best musicians from all over the world to perform professional orchestral music in our community for eight weeks. They play a wide variety of concerts and repertoire, including a free community concert, a children’s concert with an instrument petting zoo, patriotic concerts, pops and Hollywood concerts and many classical concerts at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.

In addition to the Breckenridge offerings, you can catch an ensemble while shopping at the Outlets in Silverthorne or come to the free afternoon Fourth of July concert at the Lake Dillon Amphitheatre. From chamber music on the front porch of Breckenridge Associates Real Estate to historic melodies at the Frisco Founders Day Celebration, the NRO provides an abundance of free cultural experiences for Summit County residents.

The NRO also provides free educational programs to children in Summit County, emphasizing the importance of music. NRO musicians, under the tutelage of Robert Franz (music director of the Boise Philharmonic, associate conductor of the Houston Symphony, and Leonard Bernstein Award winner for educational programming), learn the essential techniques of team teaching, classroom management and designing an integrated educational program. The musicians then take their programs to local day cares, day camps and libraries to provide the children and their families with meaningful musical experiences.


The National Repertory Orchestra also believes in the innovative field of music therapy and its proven ability to alleviate mental and physical ailments. NRO musicians host music-therapy sessions for children and adults at St. Anthony Medical Center and Timberline Adult Day Services. Activities for these sessions include “Pass and Play” games that allow patients to play alongside musicians in mock orchestras. Patients also get chances to conduct and lead these orchestras. In addition, patients are exposed to live musical ensembles and are able to be involved in activities that are infused with musical concepts. The therapeutic benefits of these programs can be life changing.

Without Summit County being host to the National Repertory Orchestra over the past 25 years, the NRO would not be able to share its mission of changing lives through music.

Your financial support will enable these programs, as well as other future innovative initiatives, to continue and grow. On Tuesday, Dec. 2, the organization asks you to give back to your community by taking part in Giving Tuesday.

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