“In like a lion, out like a lamb” has always seemed a straightforward enough proverb: when March starts, it’s still winter, and by the end of the month spring has begun.  Likewise, the Fort Collins Symphony’s 7:30 PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020 concert at the Lincoln Center, and under the guest baton of Maestro Taras Krysa, will begin with Ludwig van Beethoven’s stormy Coriolan Overture, and then be followed by Maurice Ravel’s World War I memorial tribute, Le Tombeau de Couperin. The Silver Linings concert features Carl Reinecke’s sparkling, dance-like Flute Concerto in D Major performed by guest artist Norman Menzales, the Principal Flute of the Fort Collins Symphony.  The evening concludes with newlywed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s melodic and joyful Symphony No. 36, “Linz.”

            The Ukrainian-born, American conductor Taras Krysa is the Director of Orchestras at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and serves as the Music Director of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine. Mr. Krysa attended the Gnessin Music School in Moscow, Russia. He has appeared internationally with orchestras including the New World Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony, and many others.

            Filipino-American flutist, Norman Menzales, joined the Great Falls Symphony of Montana as Principal Flutist in 2012 and was appointed to the same position with the Fort Collins Symphony in 2013. After earning a Bachelor of Music at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Menzales graduated with a Master of Music from the Eastman School of Music.


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