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Where in the world is the NRO?

Summit Daily file photo/Reid WilliamsNational Repertory Orchestra conductor Carl Topilow leads a rehearsal last summer. One to five musicians from the orchestra will play music in an undisclosed location either the day of or the day before a concert this summer. Those who find them will get free or discounted tickets.

BRECKENRIDGE – “Clean up in aisle five – a tuba is spilling sounds all over the place.”OK. So you’re not going to hear that announcement at City Market or Safeway, but the next time you walk into the produce section, your senses may pick up more than the sight of green lettuce or the smell of red apples. They might perk up with the brass sounds of musicians from the National Repertory Orchestra.The National Repertory Orchestra, a group of the nation’s 88 best musicians ages 18-28, starts its eight-week concert series Saturday, June 18 at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge.

And this year, it offers a fun way to get free or discounted tickets.The orchestra will host a “Where in the world is the NRO?” scavenger hunt. The day before or the day of a concert, one to five musicians from the National Repertory Orchestra will perform in a secret location. Clues in the Summit Daily News, Krystal 93 and RSN will lead people to a location of one of the orchestra’s sponsors, such as Downstairs at Eric’s or the grocery store. Once there, business owners will give seekers another clue as to where the chamber players are. The first five people who hear the sweet music of the National Repertory Orchestra will win free tickets to the upcoming concert. Everyone else will receive a $5 discount.

“We wanted that element of surprise,” said Christine Kechter, marketing and public relations director of the orchestra. “We’re trying to attract a younger crowd by making it fun.”Plus, what better claim to fame for a young musician to put on his resume than “I played at Loaf ‘N Jug”?The musicians remain busy throughout the summer, learning and performing a full nine-month symphony season in eight weeks. They rehearse five hours a day, in addition to special programs such as the scavenger hunt. They perform 14 concerts this year.

Though most of the concerts are at the Riverwalk Center, the scavenger hunt locations will include Keystone, Dillon and Breckenridge.For more information, call (970) 453-5825.Kimberly Nicoletti can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 245, or at knicoletti@summitdaily.com.

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