National Repertory Orchestra’s ‘New World’ concert set for Saturday

Photo: National Repertory Orchestra handoutThe National Repertory Orchestra presents its first concert of the summer Saturday night in Breckenridge.

The program, subtitled “Welcome to the New World,” features conductor Carl Topilow leading the musicians in Antonin Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony No. 9.

The program also includes John Williams’s “Olympic Fanfare and Theme,” Johannes Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture” and Reinhold Gliere’s Harp Concerto in E flat.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, kicking off eight weeks of festival performances.

The NRO is less visible than some of the larger summer classical festivals in Colorado, though the musicians will play several performances at Bravo! Vail over the next few weeks. The NRO allows young musicians to gain experience with important pieces in the classical repertoire and work with accomplished guest conductors.

Watch a 2013 NRO performance of Camille Saint-Saens’ “The Muse and the Poet” featuring violinist Hanna Cooper and cellist Sarah Markle: