To our friends, fans, and audience members,
We think of you often during this challenging time and we miss performing for you! Like virtually all other live orchestral groups, we were forced to cancel our April and May, 2020 concerts and our hearts are aching over the wonderful music we were unable to rehearse and perform. At this time, we are waiting to see how the coronavirus pandemic and related public health guidance progress before we make a decision about the timing of future concerts. We hope you have found other ways to include music in your lives and to support local businesses and arts organizations as we all find our way through this difficult period. We look forward to the day when we can be together again!
The Pikes Peak Philharmonic
We are a non-profit, community orchestra that is composed of volunteers from all walks of life in the Colorado Springs area. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site!
The orchestra now known as the Pikes Peak Philharmonic was formed in 1965 to provide additional playing opportunities for students at Colorado College. The Colorado Springs Community Orchestra, as it was first called, was quickly expanded to include musicians from the rest of the community. In 1972, the Colorado Springs Symphony sponsored and controlled the group with Charles Ansbacher as its Music Director and principal Conductor. The sponsorship of the Symphony was dissolved in 1986 due to financial reasons. With this vital outlet for performing serious symphonic music virtually gone, several musicians from the group incorporated a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the name, Pikes Peak Civic Orchestra. In 1997, the name of the group was changed to Pikes Peak Philharmonic. The funding for the orchestra has been through the assessment of dues, door receipts, and outside donations.
Pre-concert Lecture Series
Our conductor, Luciano R. Silvestri, Jr., will be providing interesting and educational background information about the pieces of music that we will be performing beginning at 2:15 p.m. immediately before each concert. Please join us for this learning experience!