C Street Brass at Butcherknife Brewing

C Street Brass at Butcherknife Brewing
Friday, July 21, 5:00pm


Spend a summer evening sipping beer, enjoying live music, and supporting Strings! C Street Brass performs at Butcherknife Brewing Company beginning at 5 p.m. and 25% of sales go to Strings Music Festival.

7/21/2017 5:00 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter
Friday, July 21, 8 p.m.

LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE
Outdoor Pavilion Seating: Weather permitting will go on sale at 7:00pm day of show. Available only at the Box Office - No Phone Orders 

Over the course of her career, Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold more than 14 million records. With hits like Passionate Kisses and He Thinks Hell Keep Her, she has been honored with five Grammy Awards, multiple CMA awards, and Academy of Country Music awards. A Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Carpenter performs songs from her expansive catalog and from her latest record The Things That We Are Made Of. The Huffington Post praises, The Things That We Are Made Of is an uplifting and very human account of Mary Chapin Carpenter

"... that she remains one of the most grounded, sentient songwriters of her generation." - Rolling Stone

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7/21/2017 8:00 PM
Yoga & Classical Music

Yoga and Classical Music
 Saturday, July 15 - 9:30am
Saturday, July 22 - 9:00am
Wednesday, August 2 - 9:00am
Saturday, August 5 - 9:00am

FREE, Donations will be accepted


Unroll a mat in Strings beautiful park and get ready to flow and relax. Speakers in the Strings Park will broadcast live classical rehearsals or pre-recorded Strings performances while talented instructors from the Yoga Center of Steamboat teach these all-level classes.


7/22/2017 To 8/5/2017
30th Anniversary Concert

30th Anniversary Concert
Classical
Saturday, July 22, 7 p.m.

Silent Auction Night

In celebration of Strings 30th Anniversary, beloved musicians from the Festival's past and present return to Steamboat. The chamber music celebration includes pieces from Strings' first season at Steamboat Athletic Club and welcomes back long-time commentator Ken Greene.

HIGHLIGHTS

Chee-Yun, violin
Yizhak Schotten, Claude Sim, viola
Sara Sant'Ambrogio, John Sant'Ambrogio, Anne Martindale Williams, cello
Mark Nuccio, clarinet
Michael Sachs, trumpet
Wendy Chen, Katherine Collier, piano
Ken Greene, concert commentator

BEETHOVEN Trio in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 (Williams, Nuccio, Chen)
DELIBES (arr. Sara Sant'Ambrogio) Flower Duet from "Lakme" (Sara Sant'Ambrogio, John Sant'Ambrogio, Chen)
GERSHWIN Prelude No. 2 (Sachs, Chen)
PAGANINI Caprice in No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1 (Chee-Yun, Chen)
PIAZZOLLA (arr. GUBAIDULINA) Le Grand Tango (Chee-Yun, Chen)
PROKOFIEV (arr. BORISOVSKY) Four Movements from "Romeo and Juliet" (Schotten and Collier) 
BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 (Chee-Yun, Sim, Sant'Ambrogio, Chen)

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7/22/2017 7:00 PM
We're Not Clowns

We're Not Clowns
Tuesday, July 25, 11 a.m.

Best for ages 3-7
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 25 at 10am MDT


Steamboat's favorite juggling troupe returns to the Strings Pavilion for an exciting mash-up of juggling, comedy, and music.

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7/25/2017 11:00 AM
C Street Brass - Sensory Friendly

Sensory Friendly Concert C Street Brass
Tuesday, July 25, 5:30 p.m.

Tickets $15, Jrs (infant to 18 yrs) $5


Strings is pleased to partner with Yampa Valley Autism Program for this inclusive concert. Everyone is welcome, but we especially welcome friends and family in the Yampa Valley who have a sensory processing disorder. Enjoy pop culture favorites, classics with a twist, and jazz songs from this Pittsburgh brass quintet.

This sensory friendly performance is designed to help individuals with a sensory processing disorder, like autism, feel comfortable and secure while enjoying the concert with friends and family. Accommodations for this performance include:

  • Preshow materials to prepare for the visit
  • Fidgets for each participant
  • Room to move around the Pavilion to stand, sit, or sway
  • Sensory space outside in the Strings Café
  • House lights on a low level throughout the performance
  • Patrons are welcome to talk, sing, enter, and exit the pavilion
  • Snacks are allowed and encouraged
  • Staff trained in special needs will be on-site

7/25/2017 5:30 PM
Boston Brass "And the Nominees Are..."

Boston Brass
Classical
Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m.

In this engaging, interactive performance, Boston Brass presents a variety of virtuosic musical selections and time-honored favorites spanning 250 years. The second half of the program is decided by the audience through ballot casting for selections of favorite crooners, movie scores, and Broadway musicals.

HIGHLIGHTS

Jeff Conner, Jose Sibaja, trumpet
Chris Castellanos, horn
Domingo Pagliuca, trombone
Sam Pilafian, tuba

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

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7/26/2017 7:00 PM
Music on the Green: C Street Brass

C Street Brass - Brass Quintet
Yampa River Botanic Park
Thursday, July 20 & Thursday, July 27
12:15-1 p.m.


Free 45-minute concerts at 12:15pm on Thursdays in the Yampa River Botanic Park. Enjoy the outdoors while at this free lunchtime concert series in one of the valleys most spectacular parks. Bring a blanket, relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful flowers and great music. It's a perfect activity for music lovers of all ages on a summer day.

7/27/2017 12:15 PM
Musical Talk: Loras John Schissel at Bud Werner Memorial Library

Musical Talk: Loras John Schissel at the Library
FREE Thursday, July 27 Time TBA


Loras John Schissel is a renowned composer, orchestrator, conductor, and musicologist from the Library of Congress. He recently co-authored "The Stars and Stripes Forever" with John Philip Sousa's great-grandson and will share stories about his scholarship.

7/27/2017 7:00 PM
Small Town World

Small Town World
Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m.

Best for ages 8+
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 25 at 10am MDT


Small Town World takes audiences on a journey through time to discover gorgeous songs and melodies from many countries around the world. Solange Guenier Chambers, Cary Kamperschroer, Willie Samuelson, and Randy Kelley have traveled the globe, and their inspiration shows up in each show. From bluegrass to jazz, classic rock to African drumming, the talented foursome will captivate audiences of all ages.

7/27/2017 7:00 PM
Rhapsody in Blue: Live and On the Air

Rhapsody in Blue: Live and On the Air
The Music of Gershwin
Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m.

Relive the great era of live radio with the music of Gershwin, Kern, and writers of the great American Songbook. Wendy Chen performs Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" in its original jazz band version and Verne Lundquist acts as our 1930's radio announcer and master-of-ceremonies during this unique concert. Loras John Schissel returns to Strings from the Library of Congress to conduct.

HIGHLIGHTS

Loras John Schissel, conductor
Verne Lundquist, narrator
Wendy Chen, piano

STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Violin: Vijay Gupta (Concertmaster), Nancy Wu, Marie Bérard, Ellen Pendleton Troyer, John Macfarlane, Scott Weber, Jeffrey Zehngut
Viola: Mark Jackobs, William Bender
Cello: Joel Noyes, Austin Fisher
Bass: Timothy Pitts, Leigh Mesh
Clarinet: Mark Nuccio, Jonathan Cohen
Oboe: Catherine Weinfield
Saxophone: Tom Myer, Wil Swindler, Pete Lewis
Horn: Eric Reed, Chris Castellanos
Trumpet: Michael Sachs, Jose Sibaja, Jeff Conner
Trombone: Alex Iles, Domingo Pagliuca
Tuba: Sam Pilafian
Guitar/Banjo: Colin Davin
Percussion: Peter Flamm, Vadim Karpinos
Keyboard: Alicja Basinska

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7/29/2017 7:00 PM
The Mavericks

The Mavericks
Sunday, July 30, 8 p.m.

Raul Malo and his musical comrades Paul Deakin, Eddie Perez, and Jerry Dale McFadden believe in bringing people together in the name of good times and great music. From their earliest shows as a garage band playing the clubs on Miami Beach, The Mavericks have had a skill for getting people to groove. Drawing on a mix of classic country, cow-punk, and standards, Malo and company left South Florida, bringing their rhythmic fervor and Latin machismo, along with Malo's lush baritone, to the world.

Dance Alert: Spontaneous, joyous dancing could erupt at any moment. Please choose your seats wisely.


"...the Mavericks can still mix torch and twang with a vibrant virtuosity that defines genre boundaries."- USA TODAY

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7/30/2017 8:00 PM
VIP Wine Tasting

VIP Wine Tasting $20
Wednesday, August 2, 6:00 p.m.

Enhance your evening and enjoy hors d'ouvres and a wine tasting ahead of the concert in Strings Music Festival Park.

8/2/2017 6:00 PM
Romantic Favorites from Mendelssohn and Chopin

Romantic Favorites from Mendelssohn and Chopin
Classical
Wednesday, August 2, 7 p.m.

Join Strings for a night of summer romance as Laura Albers, Julie Albers, and Wendy Chen play an enchanting program of Kodály Chopin, and Mendelssohn. Begin your evening with a glass of wine in the festival park at a special pre-show event to celebrate summer.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sisters Julie and Laura Albers reunite on this program in their home state of Colorado. Both musicians grew up in Longmont, CO, and are returning to the festival for the second time in three years to play together. The repertoire includes three of the Romantic period's most famous composers. If you are new to the Romantic period, or if it's your favorite, the concert features repertoire that is complicated, but it is easy to connect with the music.
  • Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to preview the pieces on this concert program.

Laura Albers, violin
Julie Albers, cello
Wendy Chen, piano

KODÁLY Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7 (L. Albers, J. Albers)
CHOPIN Nocturne No. 1 in C minor, Op. 48 (Chen)
MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66 (L. Albers, J. Albers, Chen)

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

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8/2/2017 7:00 PM
STEPHEN STILLS & JUDY COLLINS

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins
 Thursday, August 3, 8 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Outdoor Pavilion Seating: Weather permitting will go on sale at 7:00pm day of show. Available only at the Box Office - No Phone Orders 

The joint summer tour of Stephen Still and Judy Collins marks the first time the two have been on stage together. For this once in a lifetime experience, these music legends pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, and share warm and intimate stories from their past. Stills is known for his work with Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills & Nash; and his solo work. He's a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines The 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Collins is known for her eclectic palette as a solo artist, melding folk, rock, classical, and jazz into a singular aesthetic. She's earned five Grammy nominations.

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8/3/2017 8:00 PM
Strings on the Slopes: Tyler Peyman Classical Guitar

Fundraising Events
Strings on the Slopes 

Meet in Gondola Square Tuesday, July 18 - Friday, August 4 - Sunday, September 17, 10 a.m.
Tickets start at $45


Wake up and start your day with a beautiful gondola ride followed by a delicious breakfast. Meet in Gondola Square, then head to the top of the mountain to enjoy an ambassador-led hike with live music on the trail.

8/4/2017 10:00 AM
Open Classical Rehearsal for Families

Open Classical Rehearsal for Families
FREE Friday, August 4, 11 a.m.

Introduce your children to classical music while Music Director Michael Sachs prepares the orchestra for an evening concert. Children 3 and up are invited to enjoy this relaxed morning rehearsal with their parents.

8/4/2017 11:00 AM
Strings Festival Orchestra Finale

Strings Festival Orchestra Finale
Classical
Saturday, August 5, 7 p.m.

Strings' Season Finale begins with Vijay Gupta of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as soloist in Arvo Pärts beautifully atmospheric Fratres. The evening continues with Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Anne-Marie McDermott, Music Director of Bravo! Vail, and Michael Sachs, Strings Music Director, in an unprecedented collaboration. The season concludes with Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, originally composed as a sextet, performed here in its version for a full string section.

HIGHLIGHTS

Michael Sachs, conductor and trumpet
John Macfarlane, conductor
Vijay Gupta, violin
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

PÄRT Fratres (Gupta)
SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, Op. 35 (McDermott, Sachs)
TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Violin: Nurit Bar-Josef (Concertmaster), Laura Albers, Nancy Wu, Diana Cohen, Johnny Lee, Joel Fuller, Vijay Gupta, Scott Weber, John Macfarlane, Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Myroslava Bartels
Viola: Lynne Ramsey, Mark Jackobs, Joanna Patterson-Zakany, William Bender
Cello: Joel Noyes, Julie Albers, Austin Fisher, David Rosen
Bass: Leigh Mesh, Timothy Pitts
Percussion: Peter Flamm

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8/5/2017 7:00 PM
Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel
Tuesday, August 8, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT
Outdoor Pavilion Seating: Weather permitting will go on sale at 7:00pm day of show. Available only at the Box Office - No Phone Orders 

Asleep at the Wheel started with Ray Benson and a simple goal: to play and help revive American roots music. The band got their big break in 1971 when Van Morrison mentioned them in an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine.Since then, the band has released more than 25 studio albums, garnered nine Grammy Awards and won such honors as Touring Band of the Year (CMAs, 1976) and Lifetime Achievement in Performance (Americana Music Awards 2009). Asleep at the Wheel has created their own living and creative genre of music with no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

This is a general admission show with a dance area in front of the stage.

"Now in their 41st year, the band continues to introduce western swing to a new generation on tour and takes audiences on the ride of a lifetime" -CMT

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8/8/2017 8:00 PM
Music on the Green: Randy Kelley & Jon Gibbs

  Randy Kelley & Jon Gibb - Acoustic Favorites
Yampa River Botanic Park
Thursday, August 10
12:15-1 p.m.


Free 45-minute concerts at 12:15pm on Thursdays in the Yampa River Botanic Park. Enjoy the outdoors while at this free lunchtime concert series in one of the valleys most spectacular parks. Bring a blanket, relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful flowers and great music. It's a perfect activity for music lovers of all ages on a summer day.

8/10/2017 12:15 PM
Take 6

Take 6
Friday, August 11, 8 p.m.

Take 6 is the most awarded a cappella group in history with more than 30 accolades including ten Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, and a Soul Train Award. In their performances, six virtuosic voices unite in harmony against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves. Take 6 has toured across the globe and collaborated across genres. The group shares memories on stage as they celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a brand new show.

"The baddest vocal cats on the planet!" - Quincy Jones

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8/11/2017 8:00 PM
Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker
Wednesday, August 16, 8 p.m.

Silent Auction Night

Having played with leaders of soul and funk, Maceo Parker has made a name that's synonymous with funky music and solidified and impeccable pedigree. Parker started his career with James Brown, then jumped aboard the Mothership with George Clinton, and finally played an ongoing part in Prince's tours. Since the 1990s Maceo Parker has been enjoying a blistering solo career and traveled with a band of his own, building a new funk empire that is both fresh and stylistically diverse. Because of the unique quality of his sound, Parker is one of the most sampled musicians around.

"Maceo Parker is a funk titan. His body of work is as important to the genre as those belonging to James Brown, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins, all of whom have collaborated with Parker. On a broader level, Parker must be regarded as simply one of the all-time great saxophonists. He stretched the boundaries of music, fashioned a new style of playing and, most importantly, made some truly great music." - Mercury San Francisco

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8/16/2017 8:00 PM
Music on the Green: Spilt Pint

 Spilt Pint - Irish Session Music
Yampa River Botanic Park
Thursday, August 17
12:15-1 p.m.


Free 45-minute concerts at 12:15pm on Thursdays in the Yampa River Botanic Park. Enjoy the outdoors while at this free lunchtime concert series in one of the valleys most spectacular parks. Bring a blanket, relax on the lawn and enjoy the beautiful flowers and great music. It's a perfect activity for music lovers of all ages on a summer day.

8/17/2017 12:15 PM
Michael McDonald

Michael McDonald
Sunday, August 20, 8 p.m.
SOLD OUT
Outdoor Pavilion Seating: Weather permitting will go on sale at 7:00pm day of show. Available only at the Box Office - No Phone Orders 


A prominent part of the soundtrack to our times, Michael McDonald has been awarded an impressive five Grammys. In the course of his forty-year career, he has collaborated with great artists such as Kenny Loggins, Van Halen, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin; served as an integral member of both Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers; and maintained a stunning solo career.While a member of the Doobie Brothers, McDonald sang lead on the hits "Takin' It to the Streets", "Minute by Minute", and "What a Fool Believes", among others. As a solo artist, McDonalds hit "I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles charts and has been heavily sampled.


"His instantly identifiable, soulful vocals have made him a pop culture icon." - Rolling Stone

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8/20/2017 8:00 PM
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Friday, September 8, 7 p.m.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 25 at 10am MDT


Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, “the king and queen of the banjo” (Paste Magazine), share a unique musical partnership. Béla Fleck is a sixteen-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized the instrument by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. The pair performs music from their self-titled debut for which they took home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.

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9/8/2017 7:00 PM
Strings on the Slopes: Neenee Nenee African Drums

Fundraising Events
Strings on the Slopes 

Meet in Gondola Square Tuesday, July 18 - Friday, August 4 - Sunday, September 17, 10 a.m.
Tickets start at $45


Wake up and start your day with a beautiful gondola ride followed by a delicious breakfast. Meet in Gondola Square, then head to the top of the mountain to enjoy an ambassador-led hike with live music on the trail.

9/17/2017 10:00 AM
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