Thanks from the National Repertory Orchestra |

Thanks from the National Repertory Orchestra

Julie Chandler
director of development, NRO

The National Repertory Orchestra Alumni concert, held at the Silverthorne Pavilion on March 12th was a huge success! A packed house was treated to the brilliance of fifteen musicians, consisting of National Repertory Orchestra alumni and CU Chamber orchestra members.

We would like to thank the amazing musicians, who volunteered their time and talent for this event; Conductor and violinist NRO alumni Joel Schut, NRO Alumnus Grace Browning, Veronica Piegon and Kahyee Lee; plus CU-Boulder Chamber musicians Matt Denny, Xian Meng, Kelly Moore, Paul Trapkus, Stephanie Mientka, Brightin Schlumpf, Alex Vittal, Adam Riggs, Monica Smiley, Holden Lally and Scott Mehring. Joel Schut has been organizing and planning this event for seven months. He produced a fabulous show with spectacular performances.

Thank you also to our volunteers from the “Friends of the NRO”, Philip and Leslie Aaholm, Barbara and Jim Calvin, Jean and John Fitzgerald, Annette and Gerry Fricke, Madalyn Gempeler, Ann Hamilton, Don and Jeanette Hansen, Bonnie Kirschenbaum, Jeanie and Mike Kramer, Lu Ann and Tom McCullough, Dennis and Marjory Nemura, Mary Seikman, Joey Terriquez, Janice Ward Parrish and Alison Tabori. The musicians meals, lodging and ski passes were provides by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate, Dan and Barb Corwin, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Barbara and Jim Calvin, Mike and Jeanie Kramer, Ron and Patrice Lara, Peg and Lee Henry, Bob and Nancy Follett, Jerry and Connie Gruber, Hans and MJ Wruster and the Summit Foundation.

Many thanks also go to our generous sponsors who helped with the expenses of this event: Summit Daily News, Town of Silverthorne, Hyman Foundation, Everist Materials, Maryland Creek Ranch, All Seasons Catering, Chipotle Mexican Grill in Silverthorne, Francis Ford Coppola Wines and Dillon Ridge Liquors. Special thanks go out to Blair Lollis from the Silverthorne Pavilion who was a dream to work with and to Barbara Calvin for organizing all the food, set up, and volunteers. They did a fantastic job in ensuring this event ran smoothly. Last but not least, than you to Kimberly Nicoletti for writing a great article in the Summit Daily News to help promote the concert. This kind of event helps to fulfill the mission for the National Repertory Orchestra which is to “Nurture the Future of Music”.

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