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A Night of Gershwin, Ellington and Jazz with Perry-Mansfield
A Night of Gershwin, Ellington and Jazz with Perry-Mansfield

A Night of Gershwin, Ellington and Jazz with Perry-Mansfield
Saturday, July 5, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $37 / $5 jrs

C Street Brass:
Scott Nadelson, trumpet
Kyle Anderson, trumpet
Eric Damashek, horn
Gabriel Colby, trombone
Hakeem Bilal, bass trombone

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp Faculty:
Tammy Dyke Compton and Christopher Compton

David Budway, jazz piano
Maureen Budway, jazz singer
Michelle Lie, violin

GERSHWIN Five Songs (D. Budway, M. Budway)
VIEUXTEMPS Yankee Doodle Variations, Op. 17 (Lie, D. Budway)
JAN BACH Galop from Rounds and Dances (C Street Brass)
BART HOWARD Fly Me to the Moon (C Street Brass, Perry-Mansfield)
DUKE ELLINGTON In a Sentimental Mood (C Street Brass, Perry-Mansfield)
PORTER STEELE High Society (C Street Brass, Perry-Mansfield)
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue (D. Budway, C Street Brass)

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7/5/2014
Acutonic
Acutonic

Music on the Green
Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

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.

Jun 26 ….Trevor G. Potter ~ Americana singer/songwriter
Jul 3..….C Street Brass ~ Sousa marches, Bach and Mozart
Jul 10.…C Street Brass ~ tangos, jazz and classic rock
Jul 17.…Ping ~ Americana vocal music
Jul 24….Ping ~ songs from Shakespeare to modern times
Jul 31…Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
Aug 7.. .Acutonic ~ reggae
Aug 14.. Leaner, Lunker & Friends ~ classic, folk rock

Series Sponsor: Mountain Valley Bank

8/7/2014
AMERICA
AMERICA

America
Saturday, June 21, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $65

Strings Music Festival kicks off the 2014 season with America’s timeless Grammy Award winning classic rock. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell met in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts on the strength of their signature song, “A Horse With No Name.” More than four decades after its release, two of this year’s Golden Globe winners, American Hustle and Breaking Bad, prominently featured this timeless hit on their soundtracks.

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6/21/2014
American Songbook:      From Dvořák to Broadway
American Songbook: From Dvořák to Broadway

American Songbook: From Dvořák to Broadway
Wednesday, July 2, 6:00pm
Tickets start at $30 / $5 jrs

David Budway, jazz piano
Maureen Budway, jazz singer
Ross Snyder, Michelle Lie, violin
Megan Mason, viola
Catherine Lehr-Ramos, cello

DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96, "American" (Snyder, Lie, Mason, Lehr-Ramos)
"American Songbook": Jazz, Broadway and African-American Spirituals (D. Budway, M. Budway)

Members of the Tesla Quartet, Gold Medal Winner at the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, are featured in Dvořák's American String Quartet. Brother and sister jazz duo David and Maureen Budway are award-winning performers who have appeared with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis and Liza Minnelli.

Post Concert Buffet Dinner
Wednesday, July 2, Post-Concert
$25 per person

With the early start time of 6:00pm, you will have plenty of time to enjoy dinner at the Strings Cafe after the concert. 

Menu Items
Salads: Caprese Salad, Citrus Arugula, Caesar Salad
Entrées: Rigatoni Bolognese, Chicken Risotto, Shrimp Puttanesca

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7/2/2014
An Evening with         Menahem Pressler
An Evening with Menahem Pressler

An Evening with Menahem Pressler
Wednesday, July 9, 6:00pm
Tickets start at $35 / $5 jrs

Menahem Pressler, piano
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Paul Coletti, viola
Desmond Hoebig, cello
Tom Zera, bass

MOZART Sonata in B-Flat Major, K. 378 (Cárdenes, Pressler)
SCHUBERT Quintet in A Major, D. 387, Trout (Cárdenes, Coletti, Hoebig, Zera, Pressler)

Strings is honored to welcome back legendary pianist Menahem Pressler, who celebrated his 90th birthday in December. He performs with the youthful energy inherent in these masterpieces of two prodigiously gifted composers: Mozart and Schubert.

Mingle with Menahem at the House Party fundraising event on July 7.

Post Concert Buffet Dinner
Wednesday, July 9, Post-Concert 
$25 per person

With the early start time of 6:00pm, you will have plenty of time to enjoy dinner at the Strings Cafe after the concert. 

Menu Items
Salads: Niçoise Salad, Micro Green Salade with Champagne Vinaigrette, Provencal Tomato
Entrées: Snapper Parisian, Poulet Coco, Potatoes Boulangère

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7/9/2014
Asleep at the Wheel
Asleep at the Wheel

Asleep at the Wheel
Saturday, August 16, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $60

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 themAmerica’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. Click here for tickets.

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8/16/2014
Barry G
Barry G

Barry G
Tuesday, July 15, 11:00am

Barry G has a passion for songwriting and the marvelous sensibility for making music thatspeaks to young children. His new album is interactive and encourages kids to move to the music and dream along with what moves them in the tunes. Barry G finds inspiration from work songs, traditional folk and blues songs and field recordings that date back to the 1930’s.

“I am excited to give children the chance to experience these timeless melodies in a way that is accessible and fun.“

Barry G


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7/15/2014
Billy Jonas Band
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.

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8/5/2014
Brent Rowan and Friends Featuring Larry Gatlin
Brent Rowan and Friends Featuring Larry Gatlin

Brent Rowan and Friends featuring Larry Gatlin
Friday, July 11, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55

It’s a favorite summer tradition. Each year, two-time Academy of Country Music Guitarist of the Year Brent Rowan brings some of his Music Row friends home to Steamboat Springs. This year, Rowan introduces Steamboat to Nashville singer/ songwriter Larry Gatlin. Larry Gatlin gained initial fame on the strengths of his songwriting and charismatic performances. He currently tours with the reunited Gatlin Brothers and plays the Grand Ole Opry regularly.

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Gatlin EPK from Absolute on Vimeo.

7/11/2014
Bruce Hornsby
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 hassuccessfully 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.

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8/13/2014
C Street Brass
C Street Brass

C Street Brass
Tuesday, July 1, 11:00am
$10 adults / $1 kids

Bring on the Brass with this favorite from last summer! This award winning brass quintet is composed of Scott, Kyle, Gabriel, Erik and Hakeem, all artist in residence at Carnegie Mellon University with a passion for music education. They play everything from Broadway hits to Latin rythms.

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7/1/2014
C Street Brass
C Street Brass

Music on the Green
Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

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.

Jun 26 ….Trevor G. Potter ~ Americana singer/songwriter
Jul 3..….C Street Brass ~ Sousa marches, Bach and Mozart
Jul 10.…C Street Brass ~ tangos, jazz and classic rock
Jul 17.…Ping ~ Americana vocal music
Jul 24….Ping ~ songs from Shakespeare to modern times
Jul 31…Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
Aug 7.. .Acutonic ~ reggae
Aug 14.. Leaner, Lunker & Friends ~ classic, folk rock

Series Sponsor: Mountain Valley Bank

7/3/2014 To 7/10/2014
Calder Quartet
Calder Quartet

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

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. Their program, specially designed for us at Strings, will showcase their most beloved, traditional repertoire.

“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

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7/30/2014
Chamberlin Birch
Chamberlin Birch

Music on the Green
Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

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.

Jun 26 ….Trevor G. Potter ~ Americana singer/songwriter
Jul 3..….C Street Brass ~ Sousa marches, Bach and Mozart
Jul 10.…C Street Brass ~ tangos, jazz and classic rock
Jul 17.…Ping ~ Americana vocal music
Jul 24….Ping ~ songs from Shakespeare to modern times
Jul 31…Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
Aug 7.. .Acutonic ~ reggae
Aug 14.. Leaner, Lunker & Friends ~ classic, folk rock

Series Sponsor: Mountain Valley Bank

7/31/2014
Cliburn Piano Medalist: Sean Chen
Cliburn Piano Medalist: Sean Chen

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

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

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8/6/2014
Court Yard Hounds
Court Yard Hounds

Court Yard Hounds
Friday, July 25, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $95

Two of the three Dixie Chicks have busted out with another beloved band. Their familiar melodic harmonies pair beautifully with their folk tinged take on country music. Sisters MartieMaguire and Emily Robison lead the Court Yard Hounds, and they continue to top the charts with their soulful songwriting and new collaborations.

 “[Court Yard Hound’s] Amelita … ranks as the greatest overlooked album of the year … It’s as catchy as the Chicks’ best but with a fresh intimacy.”
~ New York Daily News


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7/25/2014
Dr. Noize
Dr. Noize

Dr. Noize
Tuesday, July 29, 11:00am

Doctor Noize, a Stanford music grad and award-winning music teacher, knows that kids are the most creative listeners in the world. These albums are not simply collections of pop songs with kid-friendly lyrics, they’re musical theater adventures inspiring families and classrooms to stretch their imaginations and musical boundaries. Help the Doc record and arrange songs live on stage with his looping machine and array of instruments.

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7/29/2014
Fara Tolno & Kissidugu
Fara Tolno & Kissidugu

Fara Tolno & Kissidugu
Tuesday, July 22, 11:00am

When Fara Tolno drums on the djembe it’s hard to sit still. This master drummer returns to present the rich musical traditions of West Africa with his troupe of high energy drummers and dancers. Fara, a native of Guinea West Africa, says dance helps to remedy worries when life gets too tense. Come experience and let loose with this amazing dance group.

“Kissidugu has an amazing and infectious energy in its drums.”
  World Dance Review

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7/22/2014
George Winston
George Winston

George Winston
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00pm
Tickets start at $35

Come and experience the new Strings Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Audiences can look forward to hearing the groove of his eclectic style when Grammy Award-winning George Winston appears solo on Strings’ new Steinway piano. Winston has become famous for his bestselling nature-evoking albums Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring and Forest. Since 1972, Winston has released 13 solo piano albums – but he still finds his greatest contentment in live performances.

Please join us in support of alocal food bank by bringing adonation of canned food to the concert. There will be collection baskets at theentrances.

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Click here to visit his website

6/24/2014
House Party with Menahem Pressler
House Party with Menahem Pressler

House Party with Menahem Pressler
Monday, July 7, 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.

Menahem Pressler
at the home of Marsha and Bill Link
Verne Lundquist will conduct this once in a lifetime interview with Mr. Pressler, who will conclude the talk with a little of his favorite piano repertoire.

7/7/2014
House Party with Ray Benson
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!

8/17/2014
JazzReach: Strings School Days Free Concert
JazzReach: Strings School Days Free Concert

JazzReach
Stolen Monents: The First 100 Years of Jazz

Friday, May 2, 7:30pm
Free Community Concert

This performance features Strings School Days musicians-in-residence hailing from Brooklyn. They will work with local students with class room visits, field trips and dynamic multimedia presentations through out the week and conclude with a fee community concert. The performance will feature jazz music along with video and narration in the Strings Music Pavilion.


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5/2/2014
Jesse Cook
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

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8/8/2014
Leaner, Lunker & Friends
Leaner, Lunker & Friends

Music on the Green
Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

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.

Jun 26 ….Trevor G. Potter ~ Americana singer/songwriter
Jul 3..….C Street Brass ~ Sousa marches, Bach and Mozart
Jul 10.…C Street Brass ~ tangos, jazz and classic rock
Jul 17.…Ping ~ Americana vocal music
Jul 24….Ping ~ songs from Shakespeare to modern times
Jul 31…Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
Aug 7.. .Acutonic ~ reggae
Aug 14.. Leaner, Lunker & Friends ~ classic, folk rock

Series Sponsor: Mountain Valley Bank

8/14/2014
Lisa Fischer
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.

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8/2/2014
Ping
Ping

Music on the Green
Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

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.

Jun 26 ….Trevor G. Potter ~ Americana singer/songwriter
Jul 3..….C Street Brass ~ Sousa marches, Bach and Mozart
Jul 10.…C Street Brass ~ tangos, jazz and classic rock
Jul 17.…Ping ~ Americana vocal music
Jul 24….Ping ~ songs from Shakespeare to modern times
Jul 31…Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
Aug 7.. .Acutonic ~ reggae
Aug 14.. Leaner, Lunker & Friends ~ classic, folk rock

Series Sponsor: Mountain Valley Bank

7/17/2014 To 7/24/2014
Post Concert Buffet - July 2
Post Concert Buffet - July 2

Post Concert Buffet Dinner
Wednesday, July 2
$25 per person

With the early start time of 6:00pm, you will have plenty of time to enjoy dinner at the Strings Cafe after the concert. 

Menu Items
Salads: Caprese Salad, Citrus Arugula, Caesar Salad
Entrées: Rigatoni Bolognese, Chicken Risotto, Shrimp Puttanesca

7/2/2014
Post Concert Buffet - July 9
Post Concert Buffet - July 9

Post Concert Buffet Dinner
Wednesday, July 9
$25 per person

With the early start time of 6:00pm, you will have plenty of time to enjoy dinner at the Strings Cafe after the concert. 

Menu Items
Salads: Niçoise Salad, Micro Green Salade with Champagne Vinaigrette, Provencal Tomato
Entrées: Snapper Parisian, Poulet Coco, Potatoes Boulangère

7/9/2014
Pressler and Friends: Mozart and Dvořák
Pressler and Friends: Mozart and Dvořák

Pressler and Friends: Mozart and Dvořák
Saturday, July 12, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $40 / $5 jrs

Menahem Pressler, piano
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Monique Mead, violin
Paul Coletti, viola
Desmond Hoebig, cello

MOZART Quartet in G minor, K. 478 (Cárdenes, Coletti, Hoebig, Pressler)
STRAUSS Variations on a Bavarian Folk Song for Strings Trio, TrV 109 (Cárdenes, Coletti, Hoebig)
DVOŘÁK Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (Cárdenes, Mead, Coletti, Hoebig, Pressler)

Menahem Pressler has played with many of the greatest artists in the world during his 70-year concert career. The works performed this evening are among his favorites. The Mozart is perhaps the most famous piano quartet in history. The Dvorak quintet is known for its famous second movement "Dumka," a Czech folk dance.

Mingle with Menahem at the House Party fundraising event on July 7.

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7/12/2014
Quincy Jones Presents: The Emily Bear Jazz Trio
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


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8/9/2014
Rockapella
Rockapella

Rockapella
Friday, July 18, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $42

Rockapella’s sophisticated sound will send a smooth groove through the Strings Music Pavilion when the a cappella group sings their favorites from the likes of Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, Martha & the Vandellas and The Temptations. It’s a sound that seems impossible coming from just five guys with microphones. No instruments, no tracks – just their crisp, evolving and dynamic voices.

“The best musical instrument of all is the human voice– if you’ve seen Rockapella you know that’s the truth.” 
~ USA Today.

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7/18/2014
Seven Composers,      Seven Styles
Seven Composers, Seven Styles

Seven Composers, Seven Styles
Wednesday, July 23, 6:00pm
Tickets start at $33 / $5 jrs

Courtney Hershey Bress, harp
Andrés Cárdenes, violin
David Deveau, piano
Karen Dirks, viola
David Hardy, cello
Kathryn Hatmaker, violin
Daredjan Kakouberi, piano
Gary Levinson, violin
Demarre McGill, flute
Monique Mead, violin
Kimberly Patterson, cello
Ron Samuels, clarinet
Claude Sim, violin and viola
Patrick Sutton, guitar

RAVEL Introduction and Allegro (Bress, Sim, Mead, Dirks, Hardy, McGill, Samuels)
DEBORAH HENSON-CONANT Baroque Flamenco (Bress)
NOVACEK Four Rags (Levinson, Kakouberi)
VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria (Patterson, Sutton)
STEPHEN GOSS Jump Start (Patterson, Sutton)
STEPHEN GOSS Fractured Loop from Park of Idols (Patterson, Sutton)
CHOPIN Mazurkas, Op. 68, Nos. 1-3 (Deveau)
CHOPIN Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1, Military (Deveau)
GLIÈRE Octet in D Major, Op. 5: IV. Allegro (Cárdenes, Levinson, Hatmaker, Mead, Dirks, Sim, Hardy, Patterson

This concert features selections by seven unique composers and 14 talented musicians, all in 70 minutes.

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7/23/2014
Smirk
Smirk

Smirk
Tuesday, July 8, 11:00am
$10 adults / $1 kids

When a former scientist and Ringling clown join forces, you get Smirk! This goofy duo juggles, jokes and unicycles all at the same time. Smirk has a deep bag of tricks, bring the kids and a couple dollar bills and just try and keep your laughter to a mild roar.

Sponsors: TBD

Smirk Teaser from Smirk Show on Vimeo

7/8/2014
Strings Festival Orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker
Strings Festival Orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker

Strings Festival Orchestra with Jon Kimura Parker
Strings Festival Orchestra
Andrés Cárdenes, conductor and violin
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Saturday, July 26, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $70 / $5 jrs

WEBER Overture to Oberon
GRIEG Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (Parker)
DVORAK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World

Strings Festival Orchestra
Gary Levinson, Charles Stegeman, Kathryn Hatmaker, Boram Kang, Carrie Krause, Yuki MacQueen, Greta Mutlu, Sarah OBoyle, Meredith Riley, Claude Sim, Rachel Stegeman, Stacey Storer, violin; Karen Dirks, Aloysia Friedmann, Katerina Istomin, Katrina Rozmus, viola; David Hardy, John Eckstein, Catherine Lehr-Ramos, Kimberly Patterson, cello; Tom Zera, Joel Reist, bass; Demarre McGill, Cathy Peterson, flute; Cathy Weinfield, Jim Gorton, oboe; Ron Samuels, Abby Raymond, clarinet; Elise Wagner, Karl Vilcins, bassoon; Peter Rubins, Jena Gardner, Audrey Good, Joseph Rounds, horn; Dan Kuehn, Brian Brown, trumpet; Bron Wright, Gregory Harper, trombone; Paul Naslund, bass trombone; Gary Ofenloch, tuba; Leonardo Soto, timpani, Sergio Carreño, percussion

Please join us after the concert for a farewell party in honor of Andrés Cárdenes and Monique Mead at the Strings Café.


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7/26/2014
Strings Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla
Strings Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla

Strings Festival Orchestra: Tchaikovsky and Piazzolla
Strings Festival Orchestra
Andrés Cárdenes, conductor and violin
Saturday, June 28, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55 / jrs $5

MOZART Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48
PIAZZOLLA Four Seasons in Buenos Aires (Cárdenes)

The Classical Season opens with familiar and fiery works for chamber orchestra, led from the baton and solo violin of Music Director, Andrés Cárdenes.

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Strings Festival Orchestra
Andrés Cárdenes, Claude Sim, Kathryn Hatmaker, Boram Kang, Carrie Krause, Yuki MacQueen, Greta Mutlu, Meredith Riley, Andie Springer, Stacey Storer, violin; Karen Dirks, Basil Vendryes, Anne Ainomäe, Katrina Rozmus, viola; Silver Ainomäe, John Eckstein, Alex Greenbaum, Catherine Lehr-Ramos, cello; Tom Zera, Jim Karrer, bass




6/28/2014
Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour
Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour

Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour

 

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July 19, 9:30am-3:30pm
Self Guided $30/$35 day of tour

VIP Tour $65 includes a gourmet picnic lunch at the Strings Festival Park catered by Meat and Saefood company

7 properties…17 miles…. and eye candy the entire way
The Strings Kitchen & Garden Tour kicks off at the Strings Park with a light continental breakfast and coffee provided by Starbucks and Steaming Bean and the homes are open until 3:30pm. 

 SELF GUIDED – Pick up a map and you’re off.

 VIP TOUR – Tour guests wanting a more relaxed mode of transportation can partake in the “VIP Tour” and enjoy an air-conditioned journey to the locations alongside a Master Gardener who provides gardening insight.  The VIP option also includes lunch stop at the Strings Cafe and door to door service.
VIP Picnic Lunch:Ceaser salad, garden pasta salad or chicken adobo, home-made chocolate chip cookies and fresh watermelon

 IF YOU GO -Bring water, wear sunscreen, wear comfy shoes – walking is involved on uneven terrain.

 

7/19/2014
The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops

The California Honey Drops
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

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8/1/2014
The Fab Four
The Fab Four

The Fab Four
Thursday, July 3, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $55

The Fab Four is the ultimate tribute to The Beatles. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of The Beatles’ songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the original band. Their incredible show includes three costume changes representing every era of The Beatles’ ever-changing career. Paying tribute to The Beatles is no small task, especially when this tribute act is recognized as the best in the world.

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7/3/2014
The Not-Its!
The Not-Its!

The Not-Its
Tuesday, June 24, 11:00am
$10 adults / $1 kids

A rockin’ band from Seattle making music for children and their parents. Their debut album, We Are The Not-Its!, took the kindie rock scene by storm, receiving an award for one of the best family music albums of 2009. And with the buzz generated by their newest album KidQuake!, it’s clear they are on a mission to make kids dance, with up-tempo, power-pop hits families love. The Not-Its! combine crunchy guitars with smooth, four-part harmonies, all nestled within fantastic pop gems. The Not-Its! may also be the nation’s best-dressed kids’ band, sporting skinny pink ties and fluffy pink tutus that appeal to kids’ discerning fashion sense. Their high-energy stage performance is guaranteed to get audiences on their feet and jumping around with delight.

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6/24/2014
Trevor G. Potter
Trevor G. Potter

Music on the Green
Thursdays 12:15-1:00pm
Yampa River Botanic Park

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.

Jun 26 ….Trevor G. Potter ~ Americana singer/songwriter
Jul 3..….C Street Brass ~ Sousa marches, Bach and Mozart
Jul 10.…C Street Brass ~ tangos, jazz and classic rock
Jul 17.…Ping ~ Americana vocal music
Jul 24….Ping ~ songs from Shakespeare to modern times
Jul 31…Chamberlin Birch ~ pop indie duo
Aug 7.. .Acutonic ~ reggae
Aug 14.. Leaner, Lunker & Friends ~ classic, folk rock

Series Sponsor: Mountain Valley Bank

6/26/2014
Turtle Island Quartet
Turtle Island Quartet

Turtle Island Quartet: The Art of the Groove
Saturday, July 19, 8:00pm
Tickets start at $32 / $5 jrs

The Art of the Groove In The Art of the Groove, the Turtle Island Quartet fusesclassical string quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles. This is an evening filled with celebrated jazz compositions by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Thelonius Monk, and more, plus some memorable surprises. On a dime they can pivot from classical quartet to jazz combo, complete with a rhythm section. Watch the Grammy-winning members of the Turtle Island Quartet swing and groove at the NPR Music offices in the video below.

 “It’s group string jazz at its finest, not only brilliantly conceived but brilliantly played as well, by master-musicians having a wonderful time with their own wit and humor and imagination.”
~ Sacramento Bee.

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7/19/2014
Wendy Chen on         Steinway D
Wendy Chen on Steinway D

Wendy Chen on Steinway D
Wednesday, July 16, 6:00pm
Tickets start at $33 / $5 jrs

Andrés Cárdenes, violin
Wendy Chen, piano
Sandor Ostlund, bass
Ping:
Chloe Holgate, soprano
Adrienne Lotto, soprano
Bridget McCoy, alto
Garrett Eucker, tenor
Sean Salamon, bass

SCHUBERT Sonatina No. 3 in G minor, Op. posthumous 137, D. 408 (Cárdenes, Chen)
TOM JOHNSON Failing (Ostlund, Chen)
SARASATE (arr. Ostlund) Zigeunerweisen (Ostlund, Chen)
CLÉMENT JANEQUIN La Guerre (Ping, Chen)
COPLAND Old American Songs, Set #1 (Ping, Chen)

Strings new Steinway D concert grand piano is showcased on this program.

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