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Creating a new local music atmosphere

We couldn’t have picked a more dramatic day to arrive in Colorado Springs. My family and I rolled into town from Chicago on the afternoon of June 12. As we drove past the huge cloud of smoke billowing up from Black Forest, we crossed our fingers that our home purchase, scheduled for the next day,… Continue Reading Creating a new local music atmosphere

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, in partnership with the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, is trying to raise $50,000 by Dec. 31. The Vradenburg Foundation will match all new contributions, increased donations and early gift renewals up to the total. Al Buettner, chairman of the Philharmonic, sought out the partnership with the foundation to create the Chairman’s Challenge,… Continue Reading Philharmonic launches ‘Chairman’s Challenge’ fundraiser

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There’s an electricity and excitement on stage at the Colorado Springs Philharmonic that CEO Nathan Newbrough said he feels growing. The orchestra has gone through some dark times financially. “And we’re not out of the woods yet,” Newbrough said. “We still have a lot of work to do.” But the organization is bigger and stronger… Continue Reading Philharmonic focusing on financial performance

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Philharmonic orchestrating financial comeback

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Professional symphony orchestras across the country were hit hard by the recession, suffering steep declines in ticket sales and contributions. Many have trimmed programs, cut staff and musician pay. The Colorado Springs Philharmonic, however, seems to be bucking national trends. Since Executive Director Nathan Newbrough took the reins two years ago, the Philharmonic has more… Continue Reading Philharmonic orchestrating financial comeback

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