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Classical music can seem daunting to some first-time concertgoers, but there’s no reason to stress. Here are some frequently asked questions about philharmonic concerts, intended to help make your first visit to the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra fun and memorable. If you don’t see the answer to your question, feel free to contact Alyson Agemy, GPO Administrative Coordinator at alyson@greeleyphil.orgor call 970-356-6406.

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A Night at the Movies

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It is no secret that classical music orchestras face formidable challenges in the twenty-first century. Our entertainment options today, fueled by a continual information stream, are no longer limited to what we might hear in a local theater or learn from shared conversations among neighbors. The handful of entertainment choices available a century ago has expanded exponentially. Orchestral music is at our fingertips, in the privacy of our homes and vehicles.

 

And yet, music builds bridges between generations, providing new pathways for us to develop. The GPO is inventive, thinking up new and fresh ways to encounter the joys of classical music, presented live, to bring people together.

 

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Poinsettia Pops

December 2nd, 2017, 7:30PM, Union Colony Civic Center

 

A highlight of the holiday season! The GPO is joined by the Greeley Chorale and Greeley Children's Chorale in a performance of beloved carols and seasonal favorites. This colorful, festive celebration of music and comedy has become a Greeley tradition. The entire family will have fun at this joyous concert in the poinsettia-adorned Monfort Concert Hall.

 

Don't forget to order your poinsettias from the Greeley Philharmonic Guild! These beautiful plants are great for the office, fireplace hearth, dining room table, or anywhere that could use a little extra "holiday touch."

A Night at the Movies

Christmas Brass

 

“RADIANT”, “COMMANDING”, “COMPELLING and IMPRESSIVELY TOUCHING”, are some recent accolades for soprano Lara Ryan. About her performance in the title role of Victor Herbert’s grand opera Natoma, Opera News wrote “(as Natoma) Lara Ryan sang with a creamy soprano full of power at both ends of her wide range.” Most recently, Lara sang the role of Diane Disney in the US premiere of Philip Glass’ The Perfect American at both Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theatre. The production was unanimously praised by critics and the cast was called “simply sensational” by the Signal Tribune. She has sung with the New York Philharmonic, New England Symphony, Collegiate Chorale, Utah Festival Opera, Anchorage Opera, Madison Lyric Opera, Opera Pacific, and the New York Bar Association Concert Series, amongst others. She returns to Long Beach Opera in the fall for a production of Menotti’s The Consul, starring Patricia Racette.

September 22, 2017, 7:30 PM, Union Colony Civic Center

 

Celebrate the movies! Join the GPO in an evening of classical pieces famously featured in films along with popular original movie scores. Our movie date opens with the lush and powerful strains of Mahler’s Adagietto, powerfully resonating with tension and suspense, and then finishes in dramatic fashion with the familiar stirring film scores of John Williams including the theme from Star Wars.

 

Join us for a reception at downtown Greeley's newest hotel: the DoubleTree by Hilton at Lincoln Park. Stay tuned for more information!

December 10th, 2017, 7:30 PM, First United Methodist Church

 

Bright and shiny, the GPO Brass Section steps front and center for this jubilant festival of carols and hymns. The rich, resounding sounds of trumpets and trombones proclaim the holiday in unforgettable style. This concert is held in the beautiful, intimate setting of the First United Methodist Church.

 

Little Women Opera

New Year's Eve Gala

 

Learn what it takes to bring a literary classic to the opera stage when composer Mark Adamo joins Glen Cortese for a Meet-the-Maestro pre-concert talk. Adamo is at the forefront of American composers. Don't miss this opportunity to meet and hear one of the great contemporary musical innovators.

November 17, 2017, 7:30 PM Union Colony Civic Center

 

Follow the beloved March sisters as they grow from childhood to woman-hood in this critically acclaimed hit contemporary opera. The quintessential American story is based on the best-selling book and set to beautiful music by Mark Adamo. Since its premiere in 1998, Little Women has become one of the most celebrated American operas. The GPO is proud to partner with the UNC Opera Theatre to present this beloved American story!

December 31st, 2017, 8:00 PM Union Colony Civic Center

 

A thoroughly delightful and elegant way to ring in the New Year! Join your friends and neighbors for a sparkling concert of favorite melodies finishing just in time to watch the iconic Times Square Ball Drop. Your ticket includes a champagne toast at the post-concert celebration.

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The Jazz Age

Frances Cobb began playing the harp at age six with members of her own family at her home in Arkansas. The love of the harp had been passed down through three generations of the Cobb family beginning with her grandmother. Frances has played principal harp with the Kentucky Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Queen City Chamber Opera, Cincinnati Symphony.

Join the GPO for a Pre-Concert talk as Dr. Kenneth Womack, award-winning Beatles’ biographer and author of multiple volumes of Beatles Encyclopedias joins us from Monmouth University to share everything there is to know about the Fab Four.

February 16, 2018, 8:00 PM, Union Colony Civic Center

 

Musical styles have been used for centuries to connect audiences to both literary ideas and human emotion. Nineteenth-century composers drew from resources around them in much the same way film score composers do today, allowing their audiences to understand music in a contemporary way. Ravel, Stravinsky and Brahms were all masters of musical style. Join Dr. Janice Dickensheets in the Hensel Phelps Auditorium for a look at how these composers have used musical styles to shape their compositions and how it applies to this concert’s repertoire.

Finale

 

April 27, 2018, 7:30 PM Union Colony Civic Center

 

Bask in the mighty, robust sound of hundreds of voices joined with the orchestra in a moving and emotional performance. This acclaimed master-work by celebrated contemporary composer Joseph Vella is a great Mass stunningly reimagined for a modern world. Following its renowned premiere in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, this is only the second time the work has been performed in the US. This is certain to be an extraordinary experience.

Classical Mystery Tour

March 2, 2018, 7:30 PM, Union Colony Civic Center

 

It’s The Beatles!   Four musicians with the same sweet sound and groovy look as Liverpool’s Fab Four share the stage with the GPO for a high-energy concert of classics from the Beatles’ songbook. Hear Penny Lane with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of "Yesterday" with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, enjoy the classical/rock blend on "I Am the Walrus," and relish the cascading crescendos on “A Day in the Life.”

 

From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you've never heard them before – accompanied by a full symphony orchestra!

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At the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra we are hard at work with preparations for our 107th season – and we’re eager to share our plans with you!

 

This year, our tradition of musical excellence continues as we offer astonishing music created for films, colorful flights of fancy, and beloved familiar pieces. We’ll even spend a magical night of nostalgia with those four talented lads from Liverpool.

 

There’s always something amazing to hear at the GPO. Come share the sights and magnificent sounds, the swirling rhythms and hues of a live symphony performance.

 

There are a lot of new things to be excited about this year – beginning with the new night! This season, our concerts will be on Friday nights. (The exceptions are Poinsettia Pops, Christmas Brass and New Year’s Eve.) We hope that means more people will stay downtown to shop and dine before a concert.

Union Colony Civic Center

The Union Colony Civic Center is northern Colorado's premier performing arts venue, and is proudly owned and operated by the City of Greeley. The UCCC is home to two performance venues, Monfort Concert Hall, which seats 1,686 and Hensel Phelps Theatre, which seats 214.

107 years of excellence

The GPO is one of only a few orchestras in the United States today to reach the elite status of operating for over a century. It shares this accomplishment in cities much larger than ours. The GPO believes that the quest for beautiful music was a hallmark of those who settled our area, and so it remains today.

Professional Orchestra

The GPO is a professional orchestra hiring musicians from all over Colorado. Every orchestra member has auditioned and been contracted by the Greeley Philharmonic. Over 70% of our orchestra members hold a Master's Degree or higher, and many of our musicians have made successful careers performing for the GPO and other professional orchestras throughout the Front Range and beyond.

The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra: A Century of Musical Magic, 1911-2011

This award-winning book, the work of a committee of seven authors to help celebrate the GPO’s century season, tells the story of how this remarkable musical organization has played a central role in making Greeley the city of music that it is today.

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