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Whole Foods Community Giving Day and Basecamp wine tasting to benefit NRO

The National Repertory Orchestra is offering a free lunchtime ensemble performance at Whole Foods in Frisco between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. A wine tasting event will take place from 6–8 p.m. at Basecamp Wine & Spirits to support the NRO. Whole Foods Market and Basecamp Wine & Spirits is also donating 5 percent of its sales to the NRO on Wednesday.
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WHAT: Community Giving Day and Wine Tasting

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 23

WHERE: Whole Foods Market and Basecamp Wine & Spirits - Frisco

COST: $15 suggested donation wine tasting, food and ensemble concert

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nromusic.com or call (970) 453-5825

Whole Foods Market and Basecamp Wine & Spirits in Frisco is donating 5 percent of its sales to the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Be sure to mention the NRO at the register during this all-day event.

The NRO is hosting a free lunchtime ensemble performance at Whole Foods between noon and 1 p.m. Later that day, a wine tasting to benefit the NRO will be held at Basecamp Wine & Spirits, the newest wine and liquor store in Frisco, located next to Whole Foods. The wine tasting will take place from 6–8 p.m., food will be provided by Whole Foods and there will be a free ensemble performance by the NRO.

“We look forward to seeing our Summit County friends and neighbors for an evening of live music, food and a selection of wines in support of a great Summit County organization,” said Josh Vander Meer, general manager at Basecamp.

Stephanie Kato, Whole Food’s Rocky Mountain region marketing and community relations, said she is delighted to host this Community Giving Day event.

“Every quarter, we choose an organization that has core values in line with our own,” she said. “The National Repertory Orchestra is valued by our community for their contributions to our local lifestyle, culture and sense of place.”

The two ensemble performances will feature NRO alumni Carrol Lee, Allison Kim and Summit County local, Natalie Koob.

Fellow Lee (NRO 2015) said she is thrilled to return to Breckenridge this fall. She received a Bachelor of Music in viola performance from the University of Colorado and a Master of Music at Boston University. An avid chamber musician, she received training at the Chamber Music Connection, working closely with the Cavani Quartet. Currently Carrol resides in Colorado, where she enjoys performing in orchestras throughout the state and into Wyoming.

Allison Kim (NRO 2014) began playing the violin after receiving a quarter-size violin as a gift from her grandfather for her eighth birthday. She received her Bachelor of Music at the University of Colorado and her Master of Music at Indiana University. She was a member of various regional orchestras in Indiana including Evansville Philharmonic, Owensboro Symphony, Terre Haute Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Richmond Symphony. She currently studies at the University of Denver and serves as the associate concertmaster of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.

Natalie Koob (NRO 2014), originally from Montana, began fiddling at the age of 3 under the instruction of her mother, acclaimed fiddler and composer, Nancy Padilla. Texas-style fiddling and bluegrass have played a large part in Natalie’s musical upbringing and won her numerous fiddle contests over the years. She attended the University of Northern Colorado, receiving a bachelor’s degree in classical violin performance. She currently lives in Frisco, where she has a teaching studio, performs regularly with orchestras around the Denver metro area and is the associate concertmaster of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra.

Come enjoy an intimate and elegant evening filled with fabulous music, wine and food. A suggested donation for the wine tasting is $15. For more information please call the National Repertory Orchestra at 970-453-5825 or visit us online at http://www.nromusic.com.

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