The Breckenridge Wine Classic is proud to benefit the National Repertory Orchestra

Through an intensive and unique fellowship program, the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) changes the lives of young musicians and enriches the lives of Colorado residents and visitors. Alumni currently play in virtually every major and regional orchestra in the U. S. and in orchestras worldwide. The NRO performs two full orchestra concerts each week in Breckenridge’s Riverwalk Center between mid-June and late July. In addition, members of the NRO take part in smaller chamber concerts during the festival, and the full orchestra plays at several other locations in the state including Vail, Dillon, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco and Denver.

During their summer fellowship, National Repertory Orchestra musicians also volunteer for the NRO’s Education and Community Engagement Outreach Programs, which prepares the musicians for an active role in the communities they will be serving. For symphony orchestras to survive and thrive, musicians need to be advocates for classical music in all aspects of life. The NRO provides such skills and experience through a summer education track. Career development classes such as mock auditions, contract negotiations, finance for musicians, and training in music therapy and early childhood interaction, address the often neglected extra-musical aspects of being a professional orchestra musician.

Five percent of all Signature Event ticket sales and all proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO). Through an intensive and unique fellowship program, the NRO changes the lives of young musicians and enriches the lives of Colorado residents and visitors.