Here at the Greely Philharmonic Orchestra, our goal is to provide the highest-quality orchestral music to Northern Colorado. We are thrilled to present the 2023-2024 concert season under the direction of Maestro Lowell Graham! We look forward to continued traditions of Poinsettia Pops and Christmas Brass; returns of fan favorites with Sounds of Cinema; and expanding our programming with a Veterans Day Brass series, an operatic collaboration with UNC, and two world premieres.
The GPO has dedicated its future to continuing the vast legacy of its founders and will strive to fulfill its mission to our loyal community. Performing primarily in the 1,700-seat Union Colony Civic Center's Monfort Concert Hall for the past 30+ years enables the GPO to present music in an acoustically and aesthetically advantageous venue, building on its long legacy of artistic excellence. By serving over four generations of music patrons, the GPO has endured for 112 years as the major force in the community's cultural and artistic development. Many guest artists have graced the GPO's stage and added to its legacy including local band The Burroughs, Isaac Stern, Jerome Hines, Jose Feliciano, Marvin Hamlisch, John Musto, and Peter Schickele. The GPO has also performed several world premieres, including highly praised works by Composer-in-Residence Dylan Fixmer. The GPO's continuous and superior orchestral work has drawn praise throughout the region, nation, and abroad.
This giving season, the GPO is excited to launch the "Adopt-a-Musician" campaign. Your Colorado Gives Day gift could be dedicated to this initiative.
The "Adopt-A-Musician" program is an initiative that connects passionate music enthusiasts with members of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. Supporters in this program gain a unique opportunity to connect with musicians on a personal level. Our musicians work hard to present our concerts with hours of practicing and rehearsing for each performance. Funding from “adoptions” supports the GPO’s artistic endeavors while honoring the cultivated skills and dedication of GPO musicians. As an adopter:
- Your adopted musician’s stand will be adorned with a red band for one concert season
- Your name will appear under your adopted musician’s name in the concert program insert
- You will be invited on a backstage tour to meet the musicians and take a look behind the scenes
MUSIC DIRECTOR - $5,000
ASSISTANT CONCERTMASTER - $1,250
PRINCIPALS - $1,000
ASSISTANT & ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS - $750
SECTION MUSICIANS - $500
How does a musical organization continually improv excellence? Our extraordinary GPO seems to know! We love watching Maestro Lowell Graham engage the orchestra and the audience, and we marvel at the professional musicians' talent, brilliance, and dedication. Each compelling performance feeds our souls in remarkable ways. The GPO is a dazzling star in the constellation of Greeley's cultural paradise. - Ken Norem & Sandy Magnuson
Dear orchestra members,
I truly cherished the event of the orchestra last evening. I loved the way you really taught us a lot about music. Like music is a kind of voice that speaks for the composer. It is because of this orchestra that I realize I can speak two languages. English and the language of music. Yours truly, Tiara (5th Grade)