Social Summit: National Repertory Orchestra paddles Dillon Reservoir | SummitDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Social Summit: National Repertory Orchestra paddles Dillon Reservoir

Daily News staff report
Hannah Weaver, percussion, left, gives land training to National Repertory Orchestra assistant conductor Andres Lopera on Monday, July 21, at the Frisco Bay Marina.
Joanne Stolen / Special to the Daily |

After a very successful event last year, the Frisco Bay Marina and the Frisco Rowing Center again hosted musicians from the National Repertory Orchestra for a day on the water on Monday, July 21. Musicians were invited to experience the scenic beauty of Dillon Reservoir from the water. The marina provided canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, and the Rowing Center gave rowing lessons and provided rowing shells.

A number of the musicians had already honed their skills in a rowing shell prior to the event. Hannah Weaver, percussionist, and Jeffrey Girton, violinist, are experienced rowers. Stephen Woomert, trumpet, and Natalie Fritz, French horn, had progressed from single sculls to doubles and a quad. Blake-Anthony Johnson, cello, also is experienced with the double and the single shells.

After coming off the water, the musicians were treated to a gourmet brunch at the Rowing Center provided by Host Link coordinator Barbara Calvin, of Breckenridge, and Nancy French, of Frisco, who coordinated all the free Thursday meals for the musicians and staff. A popular repeat item on the menu was bananas foster French toast, made with French bread donated by the French Bakery in Breckenridge. Owner Lisa Velte is a member of the rowing club, as is one of her employees. Rowing Center president Joanne Stolen coordinated the event.

For information on the NRO, visit http://www.nromusic.com. For information on the Rowing Center, visit http://www.friscorowing.com.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User