Philharmonic awarded $90,000 grant


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The Colorado Springs Philharmonic has announced it's been awarded $90,000 by the Mary K. Chapman Foundation, which focuses primarily on organizations in Tulsa, Okla., and Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic

According to the press release, the grant will be dispersed over the course of three years, and the Philharmonic will use the money primarily for its Philharmonic Pops series, which this year includes concerts devoted to the music of Led Zeppelin, John Williams and Broadway blockbusters, plus a screening of Casablanca accompanied by the orchestra.

The Philharmonic's 2012-2013 season starts Sept. 15 and 16 with The Pines of Rome, conducted by Josep Caballé-Domenech.

Read the full press release after the jump.

Press release: July 25, 2012. For immediate release.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic receives $90,000 grant award from The Mary K. Chapman Foundation

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is pleased to announce that it has received a $90,000 grant from The Mary K. Chapman Foundation ( The grant will be dispersed over a three year period beginning with the 2012-13 Concert Season.

The concert season grant continues The Mary K. Chapman Foundation’s tradition of giving to community, civic, and human services programs in the Colorado and Oklahoma areas. Founded in 2002, The Mary K. Chapman Foundation was created to continue the philanthropic emphases of its namesake in perpetuity. President and CEO of the Philharmonic, Nathan Newbrough, said “It’s a privilege for the Philharmonic to serve the people of Colorado Springs, and we see this as a major endorsement of that work. It is inspiring to see the trustees’ passion for creating great community, and we’re more than grateful for their trust in our work.”

Primarily supporting the Philharmonic Pops series, the award will allow the Philharmonic to continue to offer high value, premium orchestral music in the intimacy of Colorado Springs’ Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. The 2012-13 Pops season will feature six concerts, highlighting the music of Led Zeppelin, Disney, Casablanca, John Williams, Broadway, and more.


Upcoming Concerts

THE PINES OF ROME September 15-16 • Josep Caballé-Domenech conductor
Verdi Overture from The Sicilian Vespers

Rota Suite from La Strada
Respighi Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome

LED ZEPPELIN: A ROCK SYMPHONY September 22 • Brent Havens conductor

Experience the power of a combined symphony orchestra and rock band pumping out Led Zeppelin's classic hits in a brilliant combination of passion and thrills.


All Colorado Springs Philharmonic concerts are performed at the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, 190 South Cascade Avenue.
 Tickets from $19 ($12 students) unless noted; 719-520-SHOW (7469), Pikes Peak Center Box Office,, or at the door.


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