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Opening Night Orchestra

Opening Night Orchestra
Classical
Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Silent Auction Night

The Strings 30th Anniversary Festival season opens with a night of Baroque favorites by Handel and Bach. Music Director Michael Sachs is featured on the Neruda Trumpet Concerto, with Martin Chalifour, Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, leading the Strings Festival Orchestra.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The program features two concertos, which are large pieces for orchestra, usually with over three parts. Bach's Brandenbug Concerto No. 3 is one of the most famous baroque concertos because it is so exciting, inventive, and offers a lot of solo opportunities. The Neruda Trumpet Concerto, features the trumpet's incredible range, which will be performed by our Music Director, Michael Sachs.
  • Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to preview the pieces on this concert program.

Michael Sachs, conductor and trumpet
John Macfarlane, conductor

HANDEL Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from
HANDEL Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G Major, Op. 6 HWV 319
NERUDA Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major (Sachs)
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068

STRINGS FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
Violin: Martin Chalifour (Concertmaster), Katherine Bormann, Bruno Eicher, Ellen dePasquale, Myroslava Bartels, Meredith Riley, Jun-Ching Lin, Scott Weber, John Macfarlane, Jeanelle Mossberg, Anya Wilkening
Viola: Wesley Collins, Paul Murphy, Kathryn Sievers, Gabrielle Skinner
Cello: Tanya Ell, Kari Docter, David Rosen, Patricia Ryan
Bass: Leigh Mesh
Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Michele Tosser Smith
Trumpet: Michael Sachs, John Rommel, Michael Tiscione
Timpani: Jeremy Epp
Harpsichord: Joela Jones

We invite you to mingle with the musicians at our Opening Night champagne reception.

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6/24/2017 7:00 PM
A Night in Prague: Czech Chamber Music

A Night in Prague: Czech Chamber Music
Classical
Wednesday, June 28, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a night of beautiful Czech chamber music featuring members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Martin Chalifour, the concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is the highest-ranking musician at the philharmonic. He performs with a smaller group of musicians tonight, along with Christina Smith, the principal flute from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestram who is playing alongside her husband, Paul Murphy on viola. Strings honors local student musicians tonight.
  • Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to preview the pieces on this concert program.

Martin Chalifour, violin
Paul Murphy, viola
Barry Gold, cello
Christina Smith, flute
Gavin Martin, piano

SMETANA "From the Homeland" Duo for Piano and Violin, Op. 128 (Chalifour, Martin)
MARTINU Trio in F Major for Flute, Cello, and Piano, H. 300 (Gold, Smith, Martin)
DVOŘÁK Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, Op. 87 (Chalifour, Murphy, Gold, Martin)

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6/28/2017 7:00 PM
Celebrate America!

Celebrate America!
Classical
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m.

Principal brass and percussion players from top orchestras perform Fourth of July favorites including the 1812 Overture, John Williams' movie music, Sousa Marches, and an original fanfare composed by Timothy Higgins. Join us before the show for a classic American barbecue in the festival park.

  • This is the first time in Strings' history that a brass and percussion ensemble plays a rousing repertoire dedicated to celebrating the Fourth of July! To honor the night and America's birthday, partake in the pre-concert barbecue in the park.
  • The conductor, Mark Gould, is also a conductor, composer, and arranger of the world-famous Brass Band of Battle Creek.
  • Strings will have a world premier of a fanfare composed by Timothy Higgins. This short piece was written just for us in honor of our 30th Anniversary.
  • Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to preview the pieces on this concert program.

Mark Gould, conductor
Verne Lundquist, narrator

Horn: Angela Cordell Bilger, Richard King, Jennifer Montone, Joshua Phillips, Julia Pilant, Eric Reed, Gail Williams
Trumpet: David Bilger, Conrad Jones, Travis Peterson, John Rommel, Michael Sachs, Scott Thornburg, Michael Tiscione
Trombone: Douglas Wright, Ko-ichero Yamamoto, Mark Lawrence
Bass Trombone: Randall Hawes
Euphonium: Adam Frey
Tuba: James E. Jenkins
Percussion: Peter Flamm, Charles Settle, Joseph Tompkins, Kevin Watkins

7/1/2017 7:00 PM
The Emily Bear Trio

Emily Bear Trio
Saturday, July 8, 7 p.m.

At age 15, pianist/composer/songwriter Emily Bear is a true sensation. Having made her professional debut at age five, she has since performed at many of the worlds most well-known venues. Her love for all musical styles encompasses pop, classical, jazz, and everything in-between. Mentored by jazz legend Quincy Jones, Bear was the youngest musician to ever receive the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award at age six and is the 2016 recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer of the Year Award. Together with bassist Peter Slavov and drummer Mark McLean, Bear returns to Strings to perform jazz favorites and original compositions from her newly released album.

"Emily is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time." - NYU Jazz


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7/8/2017 7:00 PM
Parker Quartet

Parker Quartet
Classical
Wednesday, July 12, 7 p.m.



 Daniel Chong, violin
Ying Xue, violin
Jessica Bodner, viola
Kee-Hyun Kim, cello

MENDELSSOHNQuartet in E-flat Major, Op.12
BRAHMS Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for dynamic interpretations the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation.

Founded in 2002 and currently based in Boston, the Parker Quartet has received numerous honors and serves as Blodgett Artists-in-Residence at Harvard University's Department of Music as well as USC School of Music. The Parker Quartet

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7/12/2017 7:00 PM
Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native

Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native
 Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m.

Kentucky-born cellist Ben Sollee's music is difficult to pin down. He transitions seamlessly from Appalachian Mountain Music, to classical, to blues. Its Ben's quality of narrative and presence on stage that unifies his musical influences. Sollee has composed score for the documentary film Maidentrip, performed at Carnegie Hall as part of a tribute to Paul Simon, toured through Europe, and returned to the United States to perform with the Charlotte Ballet. Ben's music can be heard on ABC's Parenthood, HBO's Weeds and the film Killing Season starring John Travolta and Robert De Niro, among others.

"Sollee shares himself completely with his audience, whether it be by personal lyrics, or his commitment to the environment. Sollee can often be found riding a bicycle to his concerts (cello strapped to the back), which have become legendary for their intimacy." -The Carolina Theatre

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7/15/2017 7:00 PM
The Cliburn 2017 Gold Medalist: Solo Piano Recital

The Cliburn 2017 Gold Medalist: Solo Piano Recital
Wednesday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Once every four years, one remarkable pianist emerges victorious from the most prestigious piano competition in the world. Established in 1962, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition is widely recognized as one of the worlds highest-visibility classical music contests and remains committed to its original ideals of supporting and launching the careers of young pianists and sharing the transformative powers of music with a wide global audience.

Tune in to the competition in May and June at Cliburn.org for a sneak peak at the winner. Live stream dates and details are now available online.

The competition concludes in June, giving Strings the honor of presenting one of the winners first performances.

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"A celebration of music, and the people who have to make music, no matter what." - The Boston Globe

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7/19/2017 7:00 PM
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, Anne Martindale Williams, cello
Mark Nuccio, clarinet
Wendy Chen, Katherine Collier, David Deveau, piano
Ken Greene, concert commentator

BEETHOVEN Trio in B-flat Major for Clarinet, Cello, and Piano, Op. 11 (Williams, Nuccio, Deveau)
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
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
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

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7/26/2017 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
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)

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8/2/2017 7:00 PM
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

  • Anne-Marie McDermott joins the orchestra for this concert. Besides being an acclaimed piano soloist, she is the Music Director of our fellow Colorado festival, Bravo!Vail! She and Michael Sachs tried to play this piece together in New York several years ago, but it fell apart due to timing. This is the first time they have ever collaborated together, and we are excited it is in Steamboat!
  • Listen to the season playlist on Spotify to preview the pieces on this concert program.

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
STRINGS MUSIC FESTIVAL | STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO
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