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AcutonicThursday, August 7 12:15-1:00pm  Yampa River Botanic ParkFeaturing a local Steamboat band with their own reggae style influenced by metal, punk rock, prog-rock, hip-hop and jazz.Enjoy FREE concerts in the Botanic Park every Thursday this summer.  Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family – stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music.Sponsor:  Ellen Miller and Gary KeithSeries Sponsor:  Mountain Valley Bank
Acutonic

Acutonic
Thursday, August 7 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

Featuring a local Steamboat band with their own reggae style influenced by metal, punk rock, prog-rock, hip-hop and jazz.

Enjoy FREE concerts in the Botanic Park every Thursday this summer. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family – stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music.

Sponsor:  Ellen Miller and Gary Keith
Series Sponsor:  Mountain Valley Bank

8/7/2014 12:15 PM
Asleep at the WheelSaturday, August 16,  8:00pm Tickets start at $65 Ray Benson, the king of hot smokin’ western swing, comes back to Steamboat to close out Strings’ 27th season. The band has been going strong since Rolling Stone anointed them America’s best country and western band in 1977. Get your dancing shoes out because this nine-time Grammy Award winning act shows no signs of slowing down. There will be open seating and a dance area.Mingle with Ray Benson at the House Party fundraising event on August 17. Sponsors: Rick Erb and Diane Nielsen, Jim and Lorraine MannSupporting Sponsors: Kristine and William Bensler, Steve and Debbie BergstromClick here to visit their website
Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel
Saturday, August 16, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $65

Ray Benson, the king of hot smokin’ western swing, comes back to Steamboat to close out Strings’ 27th season. The band has been going strong since Rolling Stone anointed them America’s best country and western band in 1977. Get your dancing shoes out because this nine-time Grammy Award winning act shows no signs of slowing down. There will be open seating and a dance area.

Mingle with Ray Benson at the House Party fundraising event on August 17.

Sponsors: Rick Erb and Diane Nielsen, Jim and Lorraine Mann
Supporting Sponsors: Kristine and William Bensler, Steve and Debbie Bergstrom

Click here to visit their website

8/16/2014 8:00 PM
Billy Jonas BandTuesday, August  5, 11:00pm Throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage! It's a musical conversation… a sonic celebration… a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas show, the ensemble is… everyone! With his instruments made of traditional and found objects, Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences.Sponsors:  Carol and Tom ChaneyClick here to visit their website
Billy Jonas Band

Billy Jonas Band
Tuesday, August 5, 11:00pm

Throw out the rules when Billy Jonas hits the stage! It's a musical conversation… a sonic celebration… a splendiferous gathering of old and young, because at a Billy Jonas show, the ensemble is… everyone! With his instruments made of traditional and found objects, Billy Jonas is one of those rare performers who can engage and delight both young and adult audiences.

Sponsors:  Carol and Tom Chaney

Click here to visit their website

8/5/2014 11:00 AM
Bruce HornsbyWednesday, August 13, 8:00pm Tickets start at $110 Bruce Hornsby is a 13-time Grammy Award nominee who has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Over the years, Hornsby has successfully ventured into jazz, classical, bluegrass and even electronica. Throughout this period, he has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start. Performing a solo show, Hornsby takes the stage with Strings Music Festival’s new Steinway piano during the Steamboat All Arts Festival.Sponsors:  Debbie and David Dacus, Beth Findell Horner and Sandy Horner, Steamboat Ski and Resort CorporationClick here to visit their website
Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Hornsby
Wednesday, August 13, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $110

Bruce Hornsby is a 13-time Grammy Award nominee who has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. Over the years, Hornsby has successfully ventured into jazz, classical, bluegrass and even electronica. Throughout this period, he has maintained the integrity, virtuosity and artistic curiosity that have been hallmarks of his work from the start. Performing a solo show, Hornsby takes the stage with Strings Music Festival’s new Steinway piano during the Steamboat All Arts Festival.

Sponsors:  Debbie and David Dacus, Beth Findell Horner and Sandy Horner, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation

Click here to visit their website

8/13/2014 8:00 PM
Calder QuartetWednesday, July 30, 6:00pm Starts at $32 / $5 Jrs NORMAN SabinaSCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"The Calder Quartet’s repertoire showcases their musical curiosity and dedication to expressing a composer’s true intention. Recently called “the representative quartet for the 21st century” (Santa Barbara Independent), the Calder’s devotion to tradition is flavored with a fascination for the new.“Tuesday’s concert by the superb Calder Quartet showed that the time-honored string quartet format still provides fertile ground for innovation and surprise in the hands of imaginative, skillful creators.” ~   The New York TimesPresenting Sponsor:  The Guild of Strings Music FestivalClick here to visit their website
Calder Quartet

Calder Quartet
Wednesday, July 30, 6:00pm
Starts at $32 / $5 Jrs


NORMAN
Sabina
SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"

The Calder Quartet’s repertoire showcases their musical curiosity and dedication to expressing a composer’s true intention. Recently called “the representative quartet for the 21st century” (Santa Barbara Independent), the Calder’s devotion to tradition is flavored with a fascination for the new.

“Tuesday’s concert by the superb Calder Quartet showed that the time-honored string quartet format still provides fertile ground for innovation and surprise in the hands of imaginative, skillful creators.” ~
The New York Times

Presenting Sponsor:  The Guild of Strings Music Festival

Click here to visit their website

7/30/2014 6:00 PM
Chamberlin BirchThursday, July 31 12:15-1:00pm  Yampa River Botanic ParkFeaturing Jody Feeley and Brad Rasmussen's tight vocal harmonies with elements of pop, indie rock, country, Americana and hints of Appalachian music.Enjoy FREE concerts in the Botanic Park every Thursday this summer.  Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family – stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music.Sponsors:  Terry Huffington and Ralph DittmanSeries Sponsor:  Mountain Valley Bank
Chamberlin Birch

Chamberlin Birch
Thursday, July 31 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

Featuring Jody Feeley and Brad Rasmussen's tight vocal harmonies with elements of pop, indie rock, country, Americana and hints of Appalachian music.

Enjoy FREE concerts in the Botanic Park every Thursday this summer. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family – stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music.

Sponsors:  Terry Huffington and Ralph Dittman
Series Sponsor:  Mountain Valley Bank

7/31/2014 12:15 PM
Cliburn Piano Medalist: Sean ChenWednesday, August 6, 6:00pm Tickets start at $40 / $5 jrsMOZART Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333CHOPIN Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60WAGNER/LISZT Overture to Tannhäuser Sean Chen is the 2013 Cliburn Crystal Medalist and the first American to win a prize in that competition since 1997.  Winning over fans at the Cliburn competition with his “exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), Mr. Chen brings to the stage a dynamic combination of exceptional technical prowess, delicate expression and powerful emotion.“The young Mr. Chen has it all: power, nuance, character and poetry.” ~ Peninsula Reviews “Chen put on quite a pyrotechnical display, blazing through this fiendishly difficult music with technical precision and fiery emotion.” ~  ArtsNashSponsors:  Mary Ann and John Duffey, Ted and Patty GrossmanSupporting Sponsors:  Ray and Kitty Nolan, Denny and Joy SwansonClick here to visit their website
Cliburn Piano Medalist: Sean Chen

Cliburn Piano Medalist: Sean Chen
Wednesday, August 6, 6:00pm
Tickets start at $40 / $5 jrs

MOZART Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 333
CHOPIN Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
WAGNER/LISZT Overture to Tannhäuser

Sean Chen is the 2013 Cliburn Crystal Medalist and the first American to win a prize in that competition since 1997. Winning over fans at the Cliburn competition with his “exceptional ability to connect with an audience combined with an easy virtuosity” (Huffington Post), Mr. Chen brings to the stage a dynamic combination of exceptional technical prowess, delicate expression and powerful emotion.

“The young Mr. Chen has it all: power, nuance, character and poetry.” ~
Peninsula Reviews

“Chen put on quite a pyrotechnical display, blazing through this fiendishly difficult music with technical precision and fiery emotion.” ~ ArtsNash

Sponsors:  Mary Ann and John Duffey, Ted and Patty Grossman
Supporting Sponsors:  Ray and Kitty Nolan, Denny and Joy Swanson

Click here to visit their website

8/6/2014 6:00 PM
House Party with Ray BensonSunday, August 17, 6:00pm Tickets: $150Hosted in some of Steamboats’  most beautiful homes, are unique fundraisers to benefit Strings with interview by Verne Lundquist.  Mingle with your own questions, get to know the artist and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvers and drinks afterwards.  Each party has a limited number of guests, so please reserve your space early.Ray Bensonat the home of Gina and David ZedeckAsleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson will win your heart with his eclectic personality and storytelling.  This evening is all about Texas!Sponsors: David and Gina Zedeck
House Party with Ray Benson

House Party with Ray Benson
Sunday, August 17, 6:00pm
Tickets: $150

Hosted in some of Steamboats’ most beautiful homes, are unique fundraisers to benefit Strings with interview by Verne Lundquist. Mingle with your own questions, get to know the artist and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvers and drinks afterwards. Each party has a limited number of guests, so please reserve your space early.

Ray Benson
at the home of Gina and David Zedeck
Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson will win your heart with his eclectic personality and storytelling. This evening is all about Texas!

Sponsors: David and Gina Zedeck

8/17/2014 6:00 PM
Jesse CookFriday, August 8, 8:00pm Tickets start at $55 This Strings favorite returns with his band for a highly anticipated summer performance. Jesse Cook’s music blends rumba flamenco-style guitar with pulsating percussion, sultry violin and exotic melodies. Cook’s intoxicating albums have sold more than a million copies, each having debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard charts. “Toronto-based Cook is just a master, and the fiery voice of his rumba flamenco guitar has beenmelting his homeland’s traditional white blanket of snow for more than a decade.”  ~ The Morning CallSponsors:  Joe and Claudia Bartholomew, John and Chris KelleySupporting Sponsors:  Suki and Les KaplanClick here to visit their website
Jesse Cook

Jesse Cook
Friday, August 8, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55

This Strings favorite returns with his band for a highly anticipated summer performance. Jesse Cook’s music blends rumba flamenco-style guitar with pulsating percussion, sultry violin and exotic melodies. Cook’s intoxicating albums have sold more than a million copies, each having debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard charts.

“Toronto-based Cook is just a master, and the fiery voice of his rumba flamenco guitar has beenmelting his homeland’s traditional white blanket of snow for more than a decade.” 
~ The Morning Call


Sponsors:  Joe and Claudia Bartholomew, John and Chris Kelley
Supporting Sponsors:  Suki and Les Kaplan

Click here to visit their website

8/8/2014 8:00 PM
Leaner, Lunker & FriendsThursday, August 14 12:15-1:00pm  Yampa River Botanic ParkFeaturing a pleasing blend of tight acoustic guitar and crisp vocal harmonies performing classic rock and their own original songs.Enjoy FREE concerts in the Botanic Park every Thursday this summer.  Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family – stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music.Sponsor:  AnonymousSeries Sponsor:  Mountain Valley Bank
Leaner, Lunker & Friends

Leaner, Lunker & Friends
Thursday, August 14 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

Featuring a pleasing blend of tight acoustic guitar and crisp vocal harmonies performing classic rock and their own original songs.

Enjoy FREE concerts in the Botanic Park every Thursday this summer. Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch and your family – stretch out on the lawn and enjoy the gardens and great music.

Sponsor:  Anonymous
Series Sponsor:  Mountain Valley Bank

8/14/2014 12:15 PM
Lisa FischerSaturday, August 2,  8:00pm Tickets start at $48 Lisa Fischer is an incredible talent who has recently been showcased in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Although she won a Grammy for her 1991 album So Intense,   Lisa has spent the majority of her career literally 20 feet from some of music’s biggest stars. She has been an integral part of some of rock’s largest tours, singing backup for TheRolling Stones, Tina Turner and Luther Vandross. She returns to Strings after an outstanding 2012 performance with Chris Botti, while on a short break from the Stones’ most recent touring extravaganza.Click here to watch the trailor for the 2014 Grammy winning film, 20 Feet From Stardom.Sponsors:  Henry and Tawnya FabianSupporting Sponsor:  Holiday Inn of Steamboat SpringsClick here to visit their website
Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer
Saturday, August 2, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $48

Lisa Fischer is an incredible talent who has recently been showcased in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary 20 Feet From Stardom. Although she won a Grammy for her 1991 album So Intense, Lisa has spent the majority of her career literally 20 feet from some of music’s biggest stars. She has been an integral part of some of rock’s largest tours, singing backup for TheRolling Stones, Tina Turner and Luther Vandross. She returns to Strings after an outstanding 2012 performance with Chris Botti, while on a short break from the Stones’ most recent touring extravaganza.

Click here to watch the trailor for the 2014 Grammy winning film, 20 Feet From Stardom.

Sponsors:  Henry and Tawnya Fabian
Supporting Sponsor:  Holiday Inn of Steamboat Springs

Click here to visit their website

8/2/2014 8:00 PM
Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz TrioSaturday, August 9,  8:00pm Tickets start at $32 / $5 jrs A gifted pianist and composer, Emily Bear has written more than 350 pieces for the piano. She’s recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and is mentored by music legend Quincy Jones. And she’s 12. The Emily Bear Jazz Trio’s repertoire highlights Ms. Bear’s remarkable command of the keys. Moving seamlessly from jazz to classical to salsa, the trio weaves her original compositions with widely-known works for a spell-binding evening. “I am at once astounded and inspired by the enormous talent that Emily embodies. She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights that she can reach.”   ~ Quincy JonesSponsors:  Bill and Sue ButlerSupporting Sponsors:  George and Beth WoodClick here to visit the website
Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio

Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio
Saturday, August 9, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $32 / $5 jrs

A gifted pianist and composer, Emily Bear has written more than 350 pieces for the piano. She’s recorded six albums, performed at the White House and Carnegie Hall, and is mentored by music legend Quincy Jones. And she’s 12.
The Emily Bear Jazz Trio’s repertoire highlights Ms. Bear’s remarkable command of the keys. Moving seamlessly from jazz to classical to salsa, the trio weaves her original compositions with widely-known works for a spell-binding evening.

 “I am at once astounded and inspired by the enormous talent that Emily embodies. She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights that she can reach.”
~ Quincy Jones

Sponsors:  Bill and Sue Butler
Supporting Sponsors:  George and Beth Wood

Click here to visit the website

8/9/2014 8:00 PM
The California Honeydrops Friday, August 1, 8:00pm Tickets start at $30 The California Honeydrops bring a groovy mash-up of New Orleans jazz and San Francisco Bay Area R&B. The trio started out as street performers, but the gigs came fast. Soon they were selling out shows all around the world. The California Honeydrops’ music speaks to the soul. Trying to stay put in your seat hardly proves to be an option. "Big Easy, second-line jazz rhythms and soul-scorching blues … marinated in R&B and seasoned with organic funk.”  ~ The Sacramento BeeSponsor:  Wyndham Vacation Rentals SteamboatSupporting Sponsors:  Jim Mitchell and Judy Wainwright, Judith A. HarringtonPlease note all vouchers (advertiser, corporate and volunteer) are no longer available for this concert.Click here to visit their website
The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops
Friday, August 1, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $30

The California Honeydrops bring a groovy mash-up of New Orleans jazz and San Francisco Bay Area R&B. The trio started out as street performers, but the gigs came fast. Soon they were selling out shows all around the world. The California Honeydrops’ music speaks to the soul. Trying to stay put in your seat hardly proves to be an option.

"Big Easy, second-line jazz rhythms and soul-scorching blues … marinated in R&B and seasoned with organic funk.” 
~ The Sacramento Bee

Sponsor:  Wyndham Vacation Rentals Steamboat
Supporting Sponsors:  Jim Mitchell and Judy Wainwright, Judith A. Harrington

Please note all vouchers (advertiser, corporate and volunteer) are no longer available for this concert.



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8/1/2014 8:00 PM
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