Michael Stern

The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO), a summer music festival ensemble based in Breckenridge, CO, announced that Music Director Michael Stern is extending his stay for another three years, leading the orchestra through the 2025 concert season.

Stern was appointed Music Director of the NRO in January 2021. He holds two other Music Director positions: The Kansas City Symphony and the newly rebranded Orchestra Lumos (formerly the Stamford Symphony). Stern was recently named Artistic Advisor of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, one of Canada’s foremost orchestral ensembles. And, following a 22-year tenure as founding Artistic Director of Iris Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee, he now serves the newly reimagined Iris Collective as Artistic Advisor.

The National Repertory Orchestra is known for preparing young professional musicians between ages 18 and 29 for a successful music career.

Stern is only the third music director in the organization’s 63-year history, preceded by founder Walter Charles and Carl Topilow, who fronted the orchestra for over four decades.

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