Wednesday, March 7, 2012

25th Anniversary Heritage Concerts

"My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace."
      -Maureen O'Hara 

To ground you firmly in music and bring peace to your soul, Strings Music Festival presents the 25th Anniversary Heritage Concerts. The idea of the Heritage Concerts was conceived by Strings Executive Director Kay Clagett as a way to celebrate both Strings’ 25th Anniversary and the history of Steamboat Springs. The concerts honor the past, showcase the present, and speak to the future by immersing you in a new classical music experience with dance, visuals, and young faces on stage.

Sleeping Giant / (c) Rod Hanna

July 7: Dance and Camaraderie - Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp
What better way to celebrate today’s arts and culture than with the oldest continually operating performing arts school and camp in the nation – the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. With the help of choreographer Thang Dao and Music Director Andrés Cárdenes, the musicians and dancers will come together to perform Two Dances from Roots II by David Baker.

July 28: Appalachian Spring - Steamboat’s Top Photographers
First used by Westwater Arts, photochoreography displays a series of images in time with a performance of a classical work. The large-scale photographs and live music experienced as one will stir your emotions just like perfectly synchronized dancers. Our original photochoreography presentation will take the history of the Yampa Valley, documented in photographs, and set it to the music of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. Thank you to our contributing photographers, Jim Steinberg, Judy Jones, and Rod Hanna and Fox network professional producer/videographer Michael Burks.

August 1: Orchestral Music from the Movies - Steamboat’s Young Musicians
The future of classical music exists in our youth.  To envision what lies ahead, this concert will include a small chamber orchestra with Strings musicians and local music students. A professional and a student will both play the same instrument part, as if they were colleagues sitting side-by-side in the same orchestra. Before the concert, the professional musicians will teach and mentor the music students.

Tickets for all concerts on sale now! Buy tickets online, by phone, and in person. For complete concert agenda, please visit

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