Global Adventures — Chinese New Year

The 2024 Chinese New Year on Saturday, Feb. 10, inaugurates the Year of the Dragon. In commemoration of this date, the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures has arranged a dinner from 5:30-8:30 pm at Hunan Chinese Cuisine, 731 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins, as part of its Global Adventures club. The evening will include a traditional three-course Chinese New Year’s dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert. A cash bar will be available. The event will include speakers from China, and participants will share stories of their experiences and travels in China. Reservations are $50/person, and registration is required by Feb. 3 at globalvillagemuseum.org. The Museum’s Global Adventures club is designed for those who love to travel, want to recount their travel experiences, delight in sharing stories of travel, and/or dream of traveling one day. Hosts for the evening are Bonnie Titley, a member of the Museum Board, and Sari Gartner, Luxury Travel Advisor for Outdoor Travel Adventures. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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Resplendent Rachmaninoff – Fort Collins Symphony

Our season closes with music that has captivated audiences in concert halls, movie theaters, and figure skating arenas for 123 years: Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by pianist Zhu Wang and your Fort Collins Symphony. Béla Bartók’s Dance Suite continues the uplifting energy of the evening with a vibrant suite of dances pulsating with rhythm and melody. The concert concludes with the serenity of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, a tranquil masterpiece that whispers with songs of nature.

Don’t miss this chance to celebrate a century of music with your Fort Collins Symphony.
“Maestro’s Musings” lecture at 6:30, included with ticket purchase.

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Then & Now: Reel Music – Fort Collins Symphony

Spend an evening immersed in the memorable music of Hollywood’s Silver Screen. From the iconic themes of “007 James Bond” to the epic scores of “Titanic,” “The Avengers,” and “Rocky,” join us for a journey through the music that has defined generations.

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Park Meadows Mall

Park Meadows Mall

Located just 5 miles from Denver and 40 minutes from Colorado Springs, Park Meadows is Colorado’s biggest shopping mall. Explore 185 stores and restaurants, from the largest selection of athletic apparel stores to the best in branded fashion and dining. Enjoy the unique Grand Mountain Lodge architecture and artwork by Colorado artists.

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Collections: Unexpected Treasures

Collections: Unexpected Treasures opens Feb. 2 and runs through May 25 at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The Main Gallery exhibition will showcase a variety of unusual collections, including combs, rocks, thimbles, Cooper’s tools, scrap metal transformed into artwork, stone axes, arrowheads, local and international masks, barbed wire, music boxes, and African baskets. Pictures of huge trolls, designed by Thomas Dumbo from discarded wood, will highlight what can be created from collected old pallets. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for ages 4-15, and free for children 3 and under. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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Nepal and Himalayan Adventures

Kumar Karakheti, a Fort Collins resident and native of Nepal, will present Nepal and Himalayan Adventures at 6 pm Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The presentation is part of the Museum’s Global Adventures gatherings. Karakheti, who has trekked 65 times to Everest Base Camp, is the owner and lead guide for Journeys, LLC, a company that specializes in custom expeditions in the Himalayas. The Museum’s gift shop will also have items for purchase from Nepal, including blankets made from the wool of yaks, woolen hats and gloves, scarves, and singing bowls. Reservations are $10/person, and registration is requested at globalvillagemuseum.org. Wine and refreshments will be served, and there will be time for socializing and meeting other travelers. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.

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Magnificent Mozart – Fort Collins Symphony

Experience the divine spark of genius that shines brightly and beautifully in this 18th century pinnacle composition: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.” This masterpiece was Mozart’s final symphony and is filled with genius, expression, and creativity. The concert also features Arturo Márquez’s animated Dánzon No. 4, Erik Satie and Claude Debussy’s peaceful Gymnopédie No. 3, and Carlos Surinach’s fiery flamenco for orchestra: Ritmo Jondo.

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Dvořák Discovery – Fort Collins Symphony

Discover the roots of American classical music with “Dvořák Discovery.” Dvorak’s beloved 9th Symphony, “From the New World” is full of uplifting melodies and beautiful harmonies. Because of its unique structure and influences from American folk music, it is considered one of the most important American symphonies. Then, violinist and Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams will take you on an exhilarating journey with Dvořák’s Violin Concerto. Finally, capture this opportunity to hear Florence Price’s Ethiopia’s Shadow in America, a work that traces the journey of slaves brought to the United States and stands as an inspiring testament to the resilience of the human spirit.

“Maestro’s Musings” lecture at 6:30, included with ticket purchase.

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Peter & The Wolf – Family Concert

Please join us for a delightful one-hour family-friendly concert for the young and young at heart! This concert features Russel Peck’s The Thrill of the Orchestra and Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, with dancers from Canyon Concert Ballet.

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Rodrigo Reverie – Fort Collins Symphony

Our centennial season continues with Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, one of the most important guitar concertos ever written. Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform the concerto with your Fort Collins Symphony. Astor Piazzolla’s Sinfonietta echoes the sounds of Argentinian Tango blended with classical music, and Joseph Haydn’s energetic Symphony No. 100, the “Military,” celebrates 100 years of exceptional music in Fort Collins.

Don’t miss this chance to revel in the sounds of Spanish guitar with your Fort Collins Symphony. “Maestro’s Musings” lecture at 6:30, included with ticket purchase

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