Hot Tickets Classical Different Tempo Youth and Family
THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPSSaturday, June 20, 8pmTickets start at $30Returning after an electrifying performance last summer, complete with a conga-line and dance party, we are excited to kick off the season with this lively bunch. They started out as street performers and now sell out shows all around the world. Bringing a groovy mash-up of New Orleans jazz and San Francisco Bay Area R&B, the Honeydrops ensure trying to stay put in your seat is not an option."It is impossible not to tap your foot and smile while listening." ~ Washington DC Examiner"Though from Oakland, their Southern-fried jazz is so authentic that [audiences] may wonder whether they’ve been transported to the Big Easy." ~ LA TimesClick here to visit their website!
The California Honeydrops

THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
Saturday, June 20, 8pm
Tickets start at $30

Returning after an electrifying performance last summer, complete with a conga-line and dance party, we are excited to kick off the season with this lively bunch. They started out as street performers and now sell out shows all around the world. Bringing a groovy mash-up of New Orleans jazz and San Francisco Bay Area R&B, the Honeydrops ensure trying to stay put in your seat is not an option.

"It is impossible not to tap your foot and smile while listening." ~ Washington DC Examiner

"Though from Oakland, their Southern-fried jazz is so authentic that [audiences] may wonder whether they’ve been transported to the Big Easy." ~ LA Times



Click here to visit their website!

6/20/2015 8:00 PM
ESSENCETuesday, June 23, 11am$10 Adults / $1 KidsInspired by the sounds of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, Essence never planned on making music for kids, but her witty lyrics and songs like "Everyone Has a Butt" would have you think otherwise. She comes with her acoustic trio for a morning of old fashioned storytelling.These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.
Essence

ESSENCE
Tuesday, June 23, 11am
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

Inspired by the sounds of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, Essence never planned on making music for kids, but her witty lyrics and songs like "Everyone Has a Butt" would have you think otherwise. She comes with her acoustic trio for a morning of old fashioned storytelling.

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.


6/23/2015 11:00 AM
OPENING NIGHT ORCHESTRAMusic Director Michael Sachs’ Festival DebutSaturday, June 27, 7pmTickets start at $58/Jrs $5Strings Festival OrchestraMichael Sachs, conductor and trumpetMOZART Divertimento for Strings in D Major, K. 136HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob.Vlle: I (Sachs)MOZART Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K. 320, "Posthorn"The Classical Season opens with a night of classical orchestra music featuring Michael Sachs on the conductor’s podium and as soloist performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.Please join us for a reception honoring Michael Sachs following the concert.STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRAViolin: Martin Chalifour, Marie Bérard, Jin-Shan Dai, Karla Donehew-Perez, Vijay Gupta, Jun-Ching Lin, John Macfarlane, Jessie Montgomery, Milana Reiche, Leslie Shank, Scott Weber; Viola: Robert Vernon, Paul Laraia, Lynne Ramsey, Kathryn Sievers; Cello: Mark Kosower, Barry Gold, Karlos Rodriguez, David Rosen; Bass: Timothy Pitts, Scott Dixon; Flute: Christina Smith, Jennifer Steele; Oboe: Elizabeth Koch-Tiscione, Michelle Tosser Smith; Bassoon: John Clouser, Anthony Georgeson; Horn: Gail Williams, John Phillips; Trumpet: John Rommel, Michael Tiscione; Timpani: Paul Yancich
Opening Night Orchestra: Music Director Michael Sachs' Festival Debut

OPENING NIGHT ORCHESTRA
Music Director Michael Sachs’ Festival Debut
Saturday, June 27, 7pm
Tickets start at $58/Jrs $5

Strings Festival Orchestra
Michael Sachs, conductor and trumpet

MOZART Divertimento for Strings in D Major, K. 136
HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major, Hob.Vlle: I (Sachs)
MOZART Serenade No. 9 in D Major, K. 320, "Posthorn"

The Classical Season opens with a night of classical orchestra music featuring Michael Sachs on the conductor’s podium and as soloist performing Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.

Please join us for a reception honoring Michael Sachs following the concert.

STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Violin: Martin Chalifour, Marie Bérard, Jin-Shan Dai, Karla Donehew-Perez, Vijay Gupta, Jun-Ching Lin, John Macfarlane, Jessie Montgomery, Milana Reiche, Leslie Shank, Scott Weber; Viola: Robert Vernon, Paul Laraia, Lynne Ramsey, Kathryn Sievers; Cello: Mark Kosower, Barry Gold, Karlos Rodriguez, David Rosen; Bass: Timothy Pitts, Scott Dixon; Flute: Christina Smith, Jennifer Steele; Oboe: Elizabeth Koch-Tiscione, Michelle Tosser Smith; Bassoon: John Clouser, Anthony Georgeson; Horn: Gail Williams, John Phillips; Trumpet: John Rommel, Michael Tiscione; Timpani: Paul Yancich

6/27/2015 7:00 PM
BIG BAD VOODOO DADDYSunday, June 28, 7pmTickets start at $45This seven-man group fuses classic American sounds from jazz and swing to Dixieland and big band music to create their own songbook of original dance tunes and an irresistible live show. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play."Unless any of [the audience] were lucky enough to see Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington or Cab Calloway in person, they probably never before had seen swing music played with such fervor, precision or, most importantly, perfection." ~ News PressNowClick here to visit their website
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Sunday, June 28, 7pm
Tickets start at $45

This seven-man group fuses classic American sounds from jazz and swing to Dixieland and big band music to create their own songbook of original dance tunes and an irresistible live show. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a veteran force that to this day adds new fans by the roomful every time they play.

"Unless any of [the audience] were lucky enough to see Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington or Cab Calloway in person, they probably never before had seen swing music played with such fervor, precision or, most importantly, perfection." ~ News PressNow


Click here to visit their website

6/28/2015 7:00 PM
The Pop UpsTuesday, June 30, 11am$10 Adults / $1 KidsAppetite for Construction Tour. If MTV had a kid’s music channel in its heyday, The Pop Ups’ album would have been in constant rotation. This 2015 Grammy nominated duo performs 1980s rock music for kids with lyrics that inspire creativity.These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.Want more Pop Ups? Make your own puppets with the band and create a song!Monday, June 29 at 5:30 pm Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial LibraryFree Family Fun for kids in Kindergarten and up Click here to visit their website!
The Pop Ups

The Pop Ups
Tuesday, June 30, 11am
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

Appetite for Construction Tour. If MTV had a kid’s music channel in its heyday, The Pop Ups’ album would have been in constant rotation. This 2015 Grammy nominated duo performs 1980s rock music for kids with lyrics that inspire creativity.

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.


Want more Pop Ups? Make your own puppets with the band and create a song!
Monday, June 29 at 5:30 pm 
Library Hall at the Bud Werner Memorial Library
Free Family Fun for kids in Kindergarten and up



Click here to visit their website!

6/30/2015 11:00 AM
FRENCH CHAMBER MUSIC FAVORITES:Debussy and FauréWednesday, July 1, 6pmTickets start at $32/Jrs $5Martin Chalifour, Jun-Ching Lin, violinRobert Vernon, violaMark Kosower, celloTimothy Pitts, bassMichael Sachs, trumpetJoanne Pearce Martin, pianoDEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G minor (Chalifour, Pearce Martin)SAINT-SAËNS Septet in E-Flat Major for Trumpet, Piano and Strings, Op. 65FAURÉ Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 (Chalifour, Vernon, Kosower, Pearce Martin)Enjoy a night of beautiful French chamber music, featuring pieces by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Fauré, performed by principal players from the Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.
French Chamber Music Favorites: Debussy and Fauré

FRENCH CHAMBER MUSIC FAVORITES:
Debussy and Fauré
Wednesday, July 1, 6pm
Tickets start at $32/Jrs $5

Martin Chalifour, Jun-Ching Lin, violin
Robert Vernon, viola
Mark Kosower, cello
Timothy Pitts, bass
Michael Sachs, trumpet
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano

DEBUSSY Violin Sonata in G minor (Chalifour, Pearce Martin)
SAINT-SAËNS Septet in E-Flat Major for Trumpet, Piano and Strings, Op. 65
FAURÉ Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15 (Chalifour, Vernon, Kosower, Pearce Martin)

Enjoy a night of beautiful French chamber music, featuring pieces by Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Fauré, performed by principal players from the Cleveland Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.


7/1/2015 6:00 PM
BRENT ROWAN & FRIENDSwith special guests Matt Jenkins & Ashley GorleyFriday, July 3, 8pmTickets start at $55It’s a favorite summer tradition. Brent Rowan, two-time Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year, brings some of his Music Row friends home to Steamboat Springs.MATT JENKINS is an American country music artist who co-wrote Keith Urban’s 2014 hit single, "Cop Car," as well as songs for Steve Holy and Dustin Lynch. He has opened up for acts such as Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum.ASHLEY GORLEY has written 17 number one singles and has over 200 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Gorley was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2014 and 2009, as well as Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2013. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards.Click here to visit Brent Rowan's website!
Brent Rowan and Friends with special guests Matt Jenkins & Ashley Gorley

BRENT ROWAN & FRIENDS
with special guests Matt Jenkins & Ashley Gorley

Friday, July 3, 8pm
Tickets start at $55

It’s a favorite summer tradition. Brent Rowan, two-time Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year, brings some of his Music Row friends home to Steamboat Springs.

MATT JENKINS is an American country music artist who co-wrote Keith Urban’s 2014 hit single, "Cop Car," as well as songs for Steve Holy and Dustin Lynch. He has opened up for acts such as Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum.

ASHLEY GORLEY has written 17 number one singles and has over 200 songs recorded by artists such as Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Gorley was named ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year in 2014 and 2009, as well as Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year in 2013. He has been nominated for multiple Grammy, CMA and ACM awards.


Click here to visit Brent Rowan's website!

7/3/2015 8:00 PM
A NIGHT WITH PERRY-MANSFIELD DANCE: Baroque Masterpieces Sunday, July 5, 7pm Tickets start at $48/Jrs $5TORELLI Sonata in D Major, G-1 (Sachs)BACH (arr. Schumann) Partita No. 3 in E Major for Violin (Chalifour, Pearce Martin)HANDEL  Concerto for Oboe No. 1 in B-flat Major (Koch-Tiscione)VIVALDI Concerto for Bassoon in D minor, RV 481 (Clouser)BACH Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (Kosower)BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (Chalifour, Gupta)Faculty dancers from the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp return to the Strings stage for the fourth annual collaboration with Strings musicians. This year, they perform some of the greatest in solo and chamber orchestra repertoire from the Baroque era.Violin: Martin Chalifour, Vijay Gupta, Jun-Ching Lin, John Macfarlane, Leslie Shank, Scott Weber; Viola: Robert Vernon, Kathryn Sievers; Cello: Mark Kosower; Bass: Timothy Pitts; Oboe: Elizabeth Koch-Tiscione; Bassoon: John Clouser; Trumpet: Michael Sachs; Piano/Harpsichord: Joanne Pearce Martin
A Night With Perry-Mansfield Dance: Baroque Masterpieces

A NIGHT WITH PERRY-MANSFIELD DANCE:
Baroque Masterpieces
Sunday, July 5, 7pm
Tickets start at $48/Jrs $5

TORELLI Sonata in D Major, G-1 (Sachs)
BACH (arr. Schumann) Partita No. 3 in E Major for Violin (Chalifour, Pearce Martin)
HANDEL Concerto for Oboe No. 1 in B-flat Major (Koch-Tiscione)
VIVALDI Concerto for Bassoon in D minor, RV 481 (Clouser)
BACH Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (Kosower)
BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (Chalifour, Gupta)

Faculty dancers from the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp return to the Strings stage for the fourth annual collaboration with Strings musicians. This year, they perform some of the greatest in solo and chamber orchestra repertoire from the Baroque era.


Violin: Martin Chalifour, Vijay Gupta, Jun-Ching Lin, John Macfarlane, Leslie Shank, Scott Weber; Viola: Robert Vernon, Kathryn Sievers; Cello: Mark Kosower; Bass: Timothy Pitts; Oboe: Elizabeth Koch-Tiscione; Bassoon: John Clouser; Trumpet: Michael Sachs; Piano/Harpsichord: Joanne Pearce Martin

7/5/2015 7:00 PM
Alphabet RockersTuesday, July 7, 11am $10 Adults / $1 KidsThis group performs a mix of hip-hop, beat-box, soul, imagination and dance. This combination has garnered two Parents’ Choice Awards, 4-stars from Common Sense Media and Red Tricycle’s Best Kids Artist Award.These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups.  Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes. Click here to visit their website!
The Alphabet Rockers

Alphabet Rockers
Tuesday, July 7, 11am
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

This group performs a mix of hip-hop, beat-box, soul, imagination and dance. This combination has garnered two Parents’ Choice Awards, 4-stars from Common Sense Media and Red Tricycle’s Best Kids Artist Award.

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.


Click here to visit their website!

7/7/2015 11:00 AM
OLGA KERN CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST Solo Piano RecitalWednesday, July 8, 6pmaTickets start at $40/Jrs $5RACHMANINOFF Three Etude-Tableaux: Op. 39, No. 9; Op. 33, No. 5; Op. 33, No. 7RACHMANINOFF 9 Preludes: No. 1 in C Major, Op. 32; No. 5 in G Major, Op. 32; No. 8 in A minor, Op. 32; No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 3; No. 7 in C minor, Op. 23; No. 10 in B minor, Op. 32; No. 5 in G minor, Op. 23; No. 12 in G-sharp minor, Op. 32; No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 23BEETHOVEN Variations on a Theme by SalieriALKAN Etude No. 3 from Etudes in the Major Keys, Op. 35Olga Kern was the Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, making her the first woman to win this award in over 30 years. She also won the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at the age of 17 in her native Russia and has performed with the most prominent conductors and orchestras throughout the world. With vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. The program will feature works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and others. We invite you to mingle with the artist at a reception after the concert. There will also be a post-concert buffet for $25 catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company. Click here to purchase online.Click here to visit her website
Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern

OLGA KERN CLIBURN GOLD MEDALIST
Solo Piano Recital

Wednesday, July 8, 6pma
Tickets start at $40/Jrs $5

RACHMANINOFF Three Etude-Tableaux: Op. 39, No. 9; Op. 33, No. 5; Op. 33, No. 7
RACHMANINOFF 9 Preludes: No. 1 in C Major, Op. 32; No. 5 in G Major, Op. 32; No. 8 in A minor, Op. 32; No. 2 in C-sharp minor, Op. 3; No. 7 in C minor, Op. 23; No. 10 in B minor, Op. 32; No. 5 in G minor, Op. 23; No. 12 in G-sharp minor, Op. 32; No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 23
BEETHOVEN Variations on a Theme by Salieri
ALKAN Etude No. 3 from Etudes in the Major Keys, Op. 35

Olga Kern was the Gold Medal winner of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, making her the first woman to win this award in over 30 years. She also won the Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition at the age of 17 in her native Russia and has performed with the most prominent conductors and orchestras throughout the world. With vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship and extraordinary technique, the striking young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. The program will feature works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and others.

We invite you to mingle with the artist at a reception after the concert. There will also be a post-concert buffet for $25 catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company. Click here to purchase online.


Click here to visit her website

7/8/2015 6:00 PM
Strings Post Concert BuffetCatered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood CoReservations required$25 per personJumbo Shrimp CocktailTender Shrimp Peeled, Deveined and Cooked to perfection and served with Cocktail Sauce and LemonBaked Brie in Puff PastryBaked Golden Brown and served with Lingonberries, Apples, Grapes and French BreadTomato & Mozzarella SaladFresh Buffalo Mozzarella Layered with Ripe Hothouse Tomatoes topped with Fresh Basil, Black Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive OilLobster Mac & CheeseHouse Made Fresh Pasta a Blend of Three Cheeses and topped with Panko CrumbsSnapper Louisiana Sautéed and served with mushrooms, Tomatoes, garlic and white wineRoasted Stuffed Chicken San MarcoStuffed with Garlic Herb Cheese, Spinach & Roasted Red Peppers with a Shallot Dijon Cream SauceChocolate Pretzel Brownie Bites with Fresh Strawberries
Post Concert Buffet- July 8

Strings Post Concert Buffet
Catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co
Reservations required
$25 per person


Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Tender Shrimp Peeled, Deveined and Cooked to perfection and served with Cocktail Sauce and Lemon

Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
Baked Golden Brown and served with Lingonberries, Apples, Grapes and French Bread

Tomato & Mozzarella Salad
Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Layered with Ripe Hothouse Tomatoes topped with Fresh Basil, Black Pepper, Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil

Lobster Mac & Cheese
House Made Fresh Pasta a Blend of Three Cheeses and topped with Panko Crumbs

Snapper Louisiana
Sautéed and served with mushrooms, Tomatoes, garlic and white wine

Roasted Stuffed Chicken San Marco
Stuffed with Garlic Herb Cheese, Spinach & Roasted Red Peppers with a Shallot Dijon Cream Sauce

Chocolate Pretzel Brownie Bites with Fresh Strawberries

7/8/2015 7:15 PM
THE 5 BROWNSPerforming on Five SteinwaysSaturday, July 11, 7pmTickets start at $32/Jrs $5For the first time in Strings Music Festival history, five Steinways will be set on stage at one time. The 5 Browns perform what can only be described as a well-melded symphony of pianos. The siblings attended New York’s Juilliard School and were the first family of five ever accepted there simultaneously. This phenomenally talented group has released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart.Program TBA"One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years."~ The New York PostClick here to visit their website!
The 5 Browns

THE 5 BROWNS
Performing on Five Steinways
Saturday, July 11, 7pm
Tickets start at $32/Jrs $5

For the first time in Strings Music Festival history, five Steinways will be set on stage at one time. The 5 Browns perform what can only be described as a well-melded symphony of pianos. The siblings attended New York’s Juilliard School and were the first family of five ever accepted there simultaneously. This phenomenally talented group has released three CDs that each went to #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Classical Album Chart.

Program TBA

"One family, five pianos and 50 fingers add up to the biggest classical music sensation in years."~ The New York Post

Click here to visit their website!

7/11/2015 7:00 PM
EXILE and JUICE NEWTONSunday, July 12, 7pmTickets start at $55Two legendary artists with a combined sixteen #1 hit singles come together for a night to remember. All five original members of Exile appear on stage with Juice Newton performing their country and pop hits. Exile celebrates over 50 years of songwriting and performing top hits such as "People Get Ready" and "I Want to Kiss You All Over." Vocal sensation and Grammy Award-winning Newton exploded into the mainstream in 1981 and went platinum with her songs "Angel of the Morning" and "Queen of Hearts" along with the #1 country smash hit "The Sweetest Thing.""Amazing songs with the most artful delivery by one of the best vocalists in the business."~ Rock SubcultureClick here to visit Juice Newton's website!
Exile and Juice Newton

EXILE and JUICE NEWTON
Sunday, July 12, 7pm
Tickets start at $55

Two legendary artists with a combined sixteen #1 hit singles come together for a night to remember. All five original members of Exile appear on stage with Juice Newton performing their country and pop hits. Exile celebrates over 50 years of songwriting and performing top hits such as "People Get Ready" and "I Want to Kiss You All Over." Vocal sensation and Grammy Award-winning Newton exploded into the mainstream in 1981 and went platinum with her songs "Angel of the Morning" and "Queen of Hearts" along with the #1 country smash hit "The Sweetest Thing."

"Amazing songs with the most artful delivery by one of the best vocalists in the business."~ Rock Subculture


Click here to visit Juice Newton's website!

7/12/2015 7:00 PM
Trout Fishing in AmericaTuesday, July 14, 11am $10 Adults / $1 KidsThis songwriting duo is a four-time Grammy nominee that’s guaranteed to rock the house with sing-alongs, stories and brilliant comedy routines."The Lennon and McCartney of kids music!" ~ NPRThese hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.
Trout Fishing in America

Trout Fishing in America
Tuesday, July 14, 11am
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

This songwriting duo is a four-time Grammy nominee that’s guaranteed to rock the house with sing-alongs, stories and brilliant comedy routines.

"The Lennon and McCartney of kids music!" ~ NPR

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.


7/14/2015 11:00 AM
ARIEL QUARTET: Haydn and TchaikovskyWednesday, July 15, 6pm Tickets start at $32/Jrs $5HAYDN String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4, "Sunrise"TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet, Op. 11, No. 1The Ariel Quartet was formed in Israel 16 years ago when its members were teenagers. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, they currently serve as faculty quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. The Ariel Quartet continues to astonish with its masterful performances and has remained committed to performing extensively in Israel."A consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power."~ American Record Guide  We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.Click here to visit their website
Ariel Quartet: Haydn and Tchaikovsky

ARIEL QUARTET:
Haydn and Tchaikovsky
Wednesday, July 15, 6pm
Tickets start at $32/Jrs $5


HAYDN String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 4, "Sunrise"
TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet, Op. 11, No. 1

The Ariel Quartet was formed in Israel 16 years ago when its members were teenagers. Recently awarded the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, they currently serve as faculty quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. The Ariel Quartet continues to astonish with its masterful performances and has remained committed to performing extensively in Israel.

"A consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power."~ American Record Guide
 
We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.


Click here to visit their website

7/15/2015 6:00 PM
TROUT STEAK REVIVALFriday, July 17, 8pmTickets start at $25The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro and accordion all blend seamlessly into bluegrass- inspired mountain music. The up-and-coming Colorado band took home a win last summer at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition and won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. Their heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies making them one of the premier bluegrass bands coming out of Colorado."… articulating very solid bluegrass virtues in a way that subtly and not-so-subtly ushers modernity intoelder ways." ~ Folk and Acoustic Music ExchangeClick here to visit their website!
Trout Steak Revival

TROUT STEAK REVIVAL
Friday, July 17, 8pm
Tickets start at $25

The sounds of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, dobro and accordion all blend seamlessly into bluegrass- inspired mountain music. The up-and-coming Colorado band took home a win last summer at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Competition and won an Emmy Award for a soundtrack with Rocky Mountain PBS. Their heartfelt songwriting blends dynamic musicianship with intricately woven harmonies making them one of the premier bluegrass bands coming out of Colorado.

"… articulating very solid bluegrass virtues in a way that subtly and not-so-subtly ushers modernity intoelder ways." ~ Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange


Click here to visit their website!

7/17/2015 8:00 PM
STRINGS KITCHEN AND GARDEN TOURSaturday, July 18, 9am-3pm$40 in advance / $45 day of / $75 VIP TourStart your morning at Strings with live music and a light continental breakfast, then tour Steamboats unique gardens and kitchens. Each home will showcase live music and have a Master Gardener on site to answer questions. Take advantage of the VIP Bus with a private Master Gardener, door-to-door service and a gourmet lunch. Hosted by the Guild of Strings Music FestivalSponsored by:Centennial BankSteamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour

STRINGS KITCHEN AND GARDEN TOUR
Saturday, July 18, 9am-3pm
$40 in advance / $45 day of / $75 VIP Tour

Start your morning at Strings with live music and a light continental breakfast, then tour Steamboats unique gardens and kitchens. Each home will showcase live music and have a Master Gardener on site to answer questions. Take advantage of the VIP Bus with a private Master Gardener, door-to-door service and a gourmet lunch.

 



Hosted by the Guild of Strings Music Festival

Sponsored by:
Centennial Bank
Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals

7/18/2015 9:00 AM
MY SINATRASaturday, July 18, 8pmTickets start at $65Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious and poignant one-man musical play about his hero Frank Sinatra. He weaves in over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score while singing perfect Sinatra. This is a great way to commemorate what would have been Frank’s 100th birthday.The BEST Sinatra singer in the world." ~ Jackie Mason, comedianClick here to visit their website!
My Sinatra

MY SINATRA
Saturday, July 18, 8pm
Tickets start at $65

Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS Special into a biographical, often hilarious and poignant one-man musical play about his hero Frank Sinatra. He weaves in over 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score while singing perfect Sinatra. This is a great way to commemorate what would have been Frank’s 100th birthday.

The BEST Sinatra singer in the world." ~ Jackie Mason, comedian


Click here to visit their website!

7/18/2015 8:00 PM
Big Bang BoomTuesday, July 21, 11am $10 Adults / $1 KidsBig Bang Boom shows are a party! This rockin’ power pop band plays music for parents and kids, blending alt-rock, hip-hop, punk and country."Three former rocker dads are creating kids’ music you won’t be embarrassed to blast in the carpool line." ~ Parenting MagazineThese hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes. Click here to visit their website!
Big Bang Boom

Big Bang Boom
Tuesday, July 21, 11am
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

Big Bang Boom shows are a party! This rockin’ power pop band plays music for parents and kids, blending alt-rock, hip-hop, punk and country.

"Three former rocker dads are creating kids’ music you won’t be embarrassed to blast in the carpool line." ~ Parenting Magazine

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.


Click here to visit their website!

7/21/2015 11:00 AM
IGUDESMAN AND JOO:A Little Nightmare MusicWednesday, July 22, 6pmTickets start at $32/Jrs $5Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. Inspired by Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, they have appeared on stage with some of classical music’s biggest names, including Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra."’A Little Nightmare Music’ as a title is a misnomer … Igudesman and Joo are a DREAM … watch them!"~ Sir Roger Moore"They are extremely funny, very original, and highly skilled musicians to boot. Their mix of classical music and comedy is absolutely unique." ~ John MalkovichWe invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.Click here to visit their website!
Igudesman and Joo: A Little Nightmare Music

IGUDESMAN AND JOO:
A Little Nightmare Music

Wednesday, July 22, 6pm
Tickets start at $32/Jrs $5

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. Inspired by Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, they have appeared on stage with some of classical music’s biggest names, including Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

"’A Little Nightmare Music’ as a title is a misnomer … Igudesman and Joo are a DREAM … watch them!"~ Sir Roger Moore

"They are extremely funny, very original, and highly skilled musicians to boot. Their mix of classical music and comedy is absolutely unique." ~ John Malkovich


We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.

Click here to visit their website!

7/22/2015 6:00 PM
LONESTARFriday, July 24, 8pmTickets start at $85Lonestar is a multi-platinum country music group that has sold more than 10 million albums during the past two decades. Known for merging country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, the band marks its 20th anniversary this summer on a national tour featuring original lead singer Richie McDonald."They remind us of country’s greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music." ~ The GuardianClick here to visit their website!
Lonestar

LONESTAR
Friday, July 24, 8pm
Tickets start at $85

Lonestar is a multi-platinum country music group that has sold more than 10 million albums during the past two decades. Known for merging country roots with strong melodies and rich vocals, the band marks its 20th anniversary this summer on a national tour featuring original lead singer Richie McDonald.

"They remind us of country’s greatest strength: picture-painting, story-based, tear-your-heart-out lyrics that are the most direct and lucid in popular music." ~ The Guardian


Click here to visit their website!

7/24/2015 8:00 PM
CIVIL WAR BRASS BAND:A Multimedia PresentationCelebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil WarSaturday, July 25, 8pmTickets start at $40/Jrs $5Brass BandLoras Schissel, conductorVerne Lundquist, narratorBringing insight to the emotional, racial and political challenges faced by men, women and families of the era, this multimedia presentation will feature photos, letters, poems and stories from the Civil War. Personal accounts will be brought to life by Steamboat’s own narrators, while brass and percussion will recreate the military bands of the period.BRASS BAND:Horn: Alberto Suarez, Joe Hughes, Robert Rearden, Eric Reed; Trumpet: Michael Sachs, Carl Albach, Kyle Anderson, Justin Bartels, Tom Cupples, Conrad Jones, Scott Nadelson; Trombone: Massimo La Rosa, Hakeem Bilal, Gabriel Colby, John Rojak; Euphonium: Adam Frey; Tuba: David Kirk; Percussion: Chester Englander, Joseph Tompkins
Civil War Brass Band: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War

CIVIL WAR BRASS BAND:
A Multimedia Presentation
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War
Saturday, July 25, 8pm
Tickets start at $40/Jrs $5

Brass Band
Loras Schissel, conductor
Verne Lundquist, narrator


Bringing insight to the emotional, racial and political challenges faced by men, women and families of the era, this multimedia presentation will feature photos, letters, poems and stories from the Civil War. Personal accounts will be brought to life by Steamboat’s own narrators, while brass and percussion will recreate the military bands of the period.

BRASS BAND:
Horn: Alberto Suarez, Joe Hughes, Robert Rearden, Eric Reed; Trumpet: Michael Sachs, Carl Albach, Kyle Anderson, Justin Bartels, Tom Cupples, Conrad Jones, Scott Nadelson; Trombone: Massimo La Rosa, Hakeem Bilal, Gabriel Colby, John Rojak; Euphonium: Adam Frey; Tuba: David Kirk; Percussion: Chester Englander, Joseph Tompkins


7/25/2015 8:00 PM
C Street BrassTuesday, July 28, 11am$10 Adults / $1 KidsBring on the Brass! This award-winning brass quintet plays everything from Broadway hits to Latin rhythms."…a fantastic and imaginative approach to brass quintet music." ~ Chris BottiThese hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.
C Street Brass

C Street Brass
Tuesday, July 28, 11am
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

Bring on the Brass! This award-winning brass quintet plays everything from Broadway hits to Latin rhythms.

"…a fantastic and imaginative approach to brass quintet music." ~ Chris Botti

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.


7/28/2015 11:00 AM
PUCCINI, ROSSINI & VERDI:Opera Arias with Brass and PianoWednesday, July 29, 6pmTickets start at $35/Jrs $5Michael Sachs, trumpetMassimo La Rosa, tromboneJulie Coucheron, pianoBIZET  Carmen Suite (Sachs, La Rosa)PUCCINI "Che gelida Manina" from La Boh.me (La Rosa)MOZART "Queen of the Night" from The Magic Flute (Sachs)MOZART "Papageno und Papagena" from The Magic Flute (Sachs, La Rosa)ROSSINI Overture to Barber of Seville (La Rosa)DVORAK "Song of the Moon" from Rusalka (Sachs)MASCAGNI "Intermezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana (La Rosa)PUCCINI "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot (Sachs)VERDI Overture to La Forza del Destino (Sachs, La Rosa)Enjoy opera’s greatest arias as you’ve never heard them before—performed by trumpet, trombone and piano! The brass instruments become the vocalists in this unique night of opera music. The evening features Cleveland Orchestra principal trumpet Michael Sachs and principal trombone Massimo La Rosa joined by pianist Julie Coucheron.We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.
Puccini, Rossini & Verdi: Opera Arias with Brass and Piano

PUCCINI, ROSSINI & VERDI:
Opera Arias with Brass and Piano
Wednesday, July 29, 6pm
Tickets start at $35/Jrs $5

Michael Sachs, trumpet
Massimo La Rosa, trombone
Julie Coucheron, piano

BIZET Carmen Suite (Sachs, La Rosa)
PUCCINI "Che gelida Manina" from La Boh.me (La Rosa)
MOZART "Queen of the Night" from The Magic Flute (Sachs)
MOZART "Papageno und Papagena" from The Magic Flute (Sachs, La Rosa)
ROSSINI Overture to Barber of Seville (La Rosa)
DVORAK "Song of the Moon" from Rusalka (Sachs)
MASCAGNI "Intermezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana (La Rosa)
PUCCINI "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot (Sachs)
VERDI Overture to La Forza del Destino (Sachs, La Rosa)

Enjoy opera’s greatest arias as you’ve never heard them before—performed by trumpet, trombone and piano! The brass instruments become the vocalists in this unique night of opera music. The evening features Cleveland Orchestra principal trumpet Michael Sachs and principal trombone Massimo La Rosa joined by pianist Julie Coucheron.

We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert.


7/29/2015 6:00 PM
Alan Saifer as George Burns in"SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE"Friday, July 31, 8pm Tickets start at $35"Say Goodnight Gracie" was Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play. Spend a hilarious, heart-warming and life-affirming evening in the company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, as played by Alan Safier."Safier is amazing. He has the audience’s rapt attention from beginning to end. They completely forget it isn’t Burns onstage. A stellar performance." ~ Lakeside (Ohio) AssociationClick here to visit their website!
Alan Safier as George Burns in Say Goodnight Gracie

Alan Saifer as George Burns in
"SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE"

Friday, July 31, 8pm
Tickets start at $35

"Say Goodnight Gracie" was Broadway’s third longest running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best Play and won the 2003-04 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play. Spend a hilarious, heart-warming and life-affirming evening in the company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, as played by Alan Safier.

"Safier is amazing. He has the audience’s rapt attention from beginning to end. They completely forget it isn’t Burns onstage. A stellar performance." ~ Lakeside (Ohio) Association


Click here to visit their website!

7/31/2015 8:00 PM
DAVID AND JULIE COUCHERON:Chamber Music by Brahms and GriegSaturday, August 1, 7pmTickets start at $40David Coucheron, violinJoanna Patterson-Zakany, violaJoel Noyes, celloJulie Coucheron, pianoSINDING Suite in A minor, Op. 10 (D. Coucheron, J. Coucheron)GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 (D. Coucheron, J. Coucheron)BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 (D.Coucheron, Patterson-Zakany, Noyes, J. Coucheron) Norwegian siblings Julie and David Coucheron return to Strings after rave reviews in 2013. David is concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony, the youngest concertmaster of any major U.S. orchestra, and Julie has won first prize in all of Norway’s major competitions. They will perform two pieces by Norwegian composers Sinding and Grieg before they are joined by artists from the Cleveland Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera for one of the most beloved chamber music masterpieces of all time.
David and Julie Coucheron: Chamber Music by Brahms and Grieg

DAVID AND JULIE COUCHERON:
Chamber Music by Brahms and Grieg
Saturday, August 1, 7pm
Tickets start at $40

David Coucheron, violin
Joanna Patterson-Zakany, viola
Joel Noyes, cello
Julie Coucheron, piano

SINDING Suite in A minor, Op. 10 (D. Coucheron, J. Coucheron)
GRIEG Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 (D. Coucheron, J. Coucheron)
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 (D.Coucheron, Patterson-Zakany, Noyes, J. Coucheron)

Norwegian siblings Julie and David Coucheron return to Strings after rave reviews in 2013. David is concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony, the youngest concertmaster of any major U.S. orchestra, and Julie has won first prize in all of Norway’s major competitions. They will perform two pieces by Norwegian composers Sinding and Grieg before they are joined by artists from the Cleveland Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera for one of the most beloved chamber music masterpieces of all time.

8/1/2015 7:00 PM
CELEBRITY HOUSE PARTY WITH JASON VIEAUXMonday, August 3, 6pmTickets $155 includes drinks and heavy hors d'eouvresThis unique fundraiser, at the home of  Dale and Barbara Morrison in Dakota Ridge, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear and interact with 2015 Grammy Award winning guitarist, Jason Vieaux in an intimate setting. Verne Lundquist, the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports coverage of college football and NCAA Basketball, will interview the 2015 Classical Instrument Solo Grammy winner followed by a selection of favorite classical guitar repertoire.."Perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation, and Gramophone magazine puts him among the elite of todays classical guitarists. ~ NPR
Celebrity House Party: Jason Vieaux and Verne Lundquist

CELEBRITY HOUSE PARTY WITH JASON VIEAUX
Monday, August 3, 6pm
Tickets $155 includes drinks and heavy hors d'eouvres

This unique fundraiser, at the home of Dale and Barbara Morrison in Dakota Ridge, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear and interact with 2015 Grammy Award winning guitarist, Jason Vieaux in an intimate setting. Verne Lundquist, the lead play-by-play announcer for CBS Sports coverage of college football and NCAA Basketball, will interview the 2015 Classical Instrument Solo Grammy winner followed by a selection of favorite classical guitar repertoire..

"Perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation, and Gramophone magazine puts him among the elite of todays classical guitarists. ~ NPR


8/3/2015 6:00 PM
Fara Tolno and KissiduguTuesday, August 4, 11am and 5:30pm$10 Adults / $1 Kids5:30pm family performance added by popular demand! Master Drummer Fara Tolno returns for a once-in-a-lifetime performance, bringing multiple world-class African dancers and drummers from Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Congo and Zimbabwe. Come let loose and dance!These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.
Fara Tolno and Kissidugu

Fara Tolno and Kissidugu
Tuesday, August 4, 11am and 5:30pm
$10 Adults / $1 Kids

5:30pm family performance added by popular demand! Master Drummer Fara Tolno returns for a once-in-a-lifetime performance, bringing multiple world-class African dancers and drummers from Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Congo and Zimbabwe. Come let loose and dance!

These hand selected shows are perfect for small people and large groups. Don’t forget to pack a picnic to enjoy in the Strings Park after the concert. All concerts run 45 minutes.

8/4/2015
CHAMBER MUSIC WITH HARP AND GUITAR:Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason VieauxWednesday, August 5, 6pmTickets start at $35/Jrs $5PUJOL "Suite Magica" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)JOBIM (arr. Dyens) "A Felicidade" (Vieaux)HOVHANESS Sonata, Op. 374, "Spirit of Trees" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)SCHOCKER "Hypnosis" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)SALZEDO "Chanson dans la nuit" (Kondonassis)MONTSALVATGE "Fantasia" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)Internationally acclaimed and Grammy nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and 2015 Grammy Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux perform original works for harp and guitar from their recently released album, Together."It was difficult to hear where one instrument ends and the other begins." ~ The Buffalo NewsWe invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert. There will also be a post concert buffet for $25 catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company.  Click here to purchase online.
Chamber Music with Harp and Guitar: Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux

CHAMBER MUSIC WITH HARP AND GUITAR:
Yolanda Kondonassis and Jason Vieaux

Wednesday, August 5, 6pm
Tickets start at $35/Jrs $5

PUJOL "Suite Magica" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)
JOBIM (arr. Dyens) "A Felicidade" (Vieaux)
HOVHANESS Sonata, Op. 374, "Spirit of Trees" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)
SCHOCKER "Hypnosis" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)
SALZEDO "Chanson dans la nuit" (Kondonassis)
MONTSALVATGE "Fantasia" (Kondonassis, Vieaux)

Internationally acclaimed and Grammy nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and 2015 Grammy Award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux perform original works for harp and guitar from their recently released album, Together.

"It was difficult to hear where one instrument ends and the other begins." ~ The Buffalo News

We invite you to mingle with the musicians at a reception after the concert. There will also be a post concert buffet for $25 catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Company. Click here to purchase online.

8/5/2015 6:00 PM
Strings Post Concert BuffetCatered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co.Reservations required$25 per personJumbo Shrimp CocktailTender Shrimp Peeled, Deveined and Cooked to perfection and served with Cocktail Sauce and LemonHot Roasted Smoked SalmonChilled, Sliced and served with Red Onions, Horseradish Sauce and Cocktail RyeMandarin California SaladMixed Baby Field Greens, Fresh Zucchini, Cucumbers, Mandarin Oranges, Chevre and Mushrooms with a Citrus Vinaigrette Lobster Mac & CheeseHouse Made Fresh Pasta a Blend of Three Cheeses and topped with Panko CrumbsPasta PrimaveraHouse Made Fresh Pasta tossed in a Roasted Red Pepper SauceHerb Crusted Lamb Chops & PestoColorado Raised and Cooked to PerfectionCheesecake
Post Concert Buffet- August 5

Strings Post Concert Buffet
Catered by Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co.
Reservations required
$25 per person


Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Tender Shrimp Peeled, Deveined and Cooked to perfection and served with Cocktail Sauce and Lemon

Hot Roasted Smoked Salmon
Chilled, Sliced and served with Red Onions, Horseradish Sauce and Cocktail Rye

Mandarin California Salad
Mixed Baby Field Greens, Fresh Zucchini, Cucumbers, Mandarin Oranges, Chevre and Mushrooms with a Citrus Vinaigrette
 
Lobster Mac & Cheese
House Made Fresh Pasta a Blend of Three Cheeses and topped with Panko Crumbs

Pasta Primavera
House Made Fresh Pasta tossed in a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Herb Crusted Lamb Chops & Pesto
Colorado Raised and Cooked to Perfection

Cheesecake

8/5/2015 7:15 PM
VINCE GILLThursday, August 6, 8pmTickets start at $155Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill needs little introduction. The legendary singer and musician has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 CMA Awards, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male country artist. This performance marks the first time the country and classical worlds come together on the Strings stage with an appearance by members of the Strings Festival Orchestra."Vince Gill is quite simply a living prism refracting all that is good in country music."~ Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of FameClick here to visit his website!
Vince Gill

VINCE GILL
Thursday, August 6, 8pm
Tickets start at $155

Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill needs little introduction. The legendary singer and musician has sold more than 26 million albums, earned 18 CMA Awards, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male country artist. This performance marks the first time the country and classical worlds come together on the Strings stage with an appearance by members of the Strings Festival Orchestra.

"Vince Gill is quite simply a living prism refracting all that is good in country music."~ Kyle Young, Country Music Hall of Fame


Click here to visit his website!

8/6/2015 8:00 PM
STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA:Mark Nuccio Plays MozartSaturday, August 8, 7pmTickets start at $55Strings Festival OrchestraMichael Sachs, conductorMark Nuccio, clarinetMENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Chan, Lee, L. Albers, Wu, Tam, Jackobs, J. Albers, French)MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 (Nuccio)PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, "Classical Symphony"The Strings Festival Orchestra performs one of the most popular chamber music works in the classical repertoire along with a Prokofiev Symphony in the style of Haydn. Mark Nuccio of the New York Philharmonic performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.Join us after the concert for a farewell retirement party in honor of Executive Director, Kay ClagettSTRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA:Violin: David Chan, Laura Albers, Alicia Koelz, Amy Lee, John Macfarlane, Ellen Pendelton-Troyer, Catherine Ro, Sophie Silivos, Sylvia Volpe, Scott Weber, Nancy Wu; Viola: Mark Jackobs, Joanna Patterson-Zakany, Megan Tam; Cello: Julie Albers, Christopher French, David Rosen, Brian Thornton; Flute: Leigh Mesh, Brendan Kane; Bass: Jennifer Gunn, Sonora Slocum; Oboe: Frank Rosenwein, Catherine Weinfield; Clarinet: Mark Nuccio, Jonathan Cohen; Bassoon: William Short, Elise Wagner, Horn: William Caballero, Robert Rearden; Trumpet: Justin Bartels, Tom Cupples; Timpani: Paul Yancich
Strings Music Festival Orchestra: Mark Nuccio Plays Mozart

STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA:
Mark Nuccio Plays Mozart
Saturday, August 8, 7pm
Tickets start at $55

Strings Festival Orchestra
Michael Sachs, conductor
Mark Nuccio, clarinet


MENDELSSOHN Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 (Chan, Lee, L. Albers, Wu, Tam, Jackobs, J. Albers, French)
MOZART Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 (Nuccio)
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, "Classical Symphony"

The Strings Festival Orchestra performs one of the most popular chamber music works in the classical repertoire along with a Prokofiev Symphony in the style of Haydn. Mark Nuccio of the New York Philharmonic performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

Join us after the concert for a farewell retirement party in honor of Executive Director, Kay Clagett

STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA:
Violin: David Chan, Laura Albers, Alicia Koelz, Amy Lee, John Macfarlane, Ellen Pendelton-Troyer, Catherine Ro, Sophie Silivos, Sylvia Volpe, Scott Weber, Nancy Wu; Viola: Mark Jackobs, Joanna Patterson-Zakany, Megan Tam; Cello: Julie Albers, Christopher French, David Rosen, Brian Thornton; Flute: Leigh Mesh, Brendan Kane; Bass: Jennifer Gunn, Sonora Slocum; Oboe: Frank Rosenwein, Catherine Weinfield; Clarinet: Mark Nuccio, Jonathan Cohen; Bassoon: William Short, Elise Wagner, Horn: William Caballero, Robert Rearden; Trumpet: Justin Bartels, Tom Cupples; Timpani: Paul Yancich

8/8/2015 7:00 PM
CHRIS BOTTIWednesday, August 12, 8pmTickets start at $115Chris Botti plays the trumpet with complex sounds that few can duplicate. Combining multiple influences from classical to jazz to pop, this master artist and performer has become the largest selling American jazz instrumentalist, adding to that a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album and four #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings. He has collaborated with Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler and Barbra Streisand, and he continues to perform jaw-dropping performances."Virtuosic trumpet work ... inventive melody-makin... engaging onstage presence" ~ Los Angeles TimesClick here to visit his website!
Chris Botti

CHRIS BOTTI
Wednesday, August 12, 8pm
Tickets start at $115

Chris Botti plays the trumpet with complex sounds that few can duplicate. Combining multiple influences from classical to jazz to pop, this master artist and performer has become the largest selling American jazz instrumentalist, adding to that a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album and four #1 albums on Billboard’s Jazz Albums listings. He has collaborated with Andrea Bocelli, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, Mark Knopfler and Barbra Streisand, and he continues to perform jaw-dropping performances.

"Virtuosic trumpet work ... inventive melody-makin... engaging onstage presence" ~ Los Angeles Times


Click here to visit his website!

8/12/2015 8:00 PM
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