2017 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

Strings Music Festival
Strings Music Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL
Strings Music Festival presents music of the highest quality, performed by some of the world's finest musicians, in the beautiful setting of Colorado's stunning Northwest. The Strings Music Pavilion, built with a bowstring-like truss ceiling, showcases a terrific acoustical environment and provides an intimate setting for concertgoers.
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2017 summer festival marks Strings Music Festival's 30th year. In celebration, the season will include exciting performances and top musicians.
Under the direction of Music Director Michael Sachs, the 2017 classical season features principal players and concertmasters from leading orchestras across the nation. Members of the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, National Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, along with many others, will share the stage this summer during an eight-week season featuring 12 classical performances.
Soloists include pianist and Bravo!Vail Music Director Anne-Marie McDermott with the Strings Festival Orchestra, the to-be-announced Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medal winner, and The Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Trumpet Michael Sachs both on the conductor podium and as soloist.
Highlights of the 2017 summer season include a Fourth of July celebration featuring principal brass and percussion players from top orchestras performing patriotic favorites including the 1812 Overture, John Williams movie music, and Sousa Marches; a performance of Rhapsody in Blue in its original Jazz Band version with Wendy Chen on piano and Loras John Schissel from the Library of Congress conducting; and a 30th anniversary celebration featuring beloved musicians from the festival's past and present including violin soloist Chee-Yun and Houston Symphony Principal Clarinetist Mark Nuccio.
In addition to the classical programming, the 2017 summer festival will feature contemporary favorites including Michael McDonald, Stephen Stills with Judy Collins, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Ben Sollee, among others.
LOCATION
900 Strings Road
Steamboat Springs, CO
WEBSITE
http://stringsmusicfestival.com/
DATES
June 23 - Aug 20, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Sachs
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://stringsmusicfestival.com/
Telephone: 970-879-5056
BOOKING CONTACTS
Elissa Greene [mailto:elissa@stringsmusicfestival.com] and Katie Carroll [mailto:Katie@stringsmusicfestival.com]
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2017 for Summer 2018
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