Elissa Greene: Coming up at Strings this week
We have a week and a half under our belts at Strings — and we still have many great concerts yet to come! Here is a preview of what we have in store at Strings this week.
On Wednesday night, one of the most anticipated concerts of the season will take place: a collaboration with Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp celebrating its 100th anniversary season. The concert features dancers from Perry-Mansfield and NaturalTango from Denver with C Street Brass. These brass boys have been perfecting their tango pieces all week. And they don’t just have to play — they have to dance, as well! The second portion of the program, Shuffle.Play.Listen, is a combination of classical favorites and popular music played by cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley.
On Thursday, Christopher O’Riley and nationally recognized (and Steamboat’s own) sportscaster Verne Lundquist engage in a celebrity conversation at a beautiful home on Lake Catamount. Please reserve your space by Monday by calling the box office.
Brent Rowan and Friends is a show Steamboat listeners have come to look forward to each summer. Brent Rowan is well-known in Nashville. He has played with country legends George Strait, Shania Twain and Randy Travis, as well as all-around music legends Sting, Brian Wilson, Neil Diamond, Olivia Newton-John, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Alabama. He also is a Steamboat local. Friday night, he is joined by Joanna Smith and Jason Matthews, who have worked with some of the hottest names in country music.
Musical Friendships is a classical concert that represents the theme of friendship throughout the entire program. Legend has it that Paganini made a friendly pact with the devil in order to play his fiendishly difficult and flashy violin Caprices; Prokofiev dedicated his cello sonata to his dear friend; and Elgar was enjoying a summer with his friends in the countryside when he composed his quintet in A minor.
This program features Haimovitz, O’Riley, Manuel Ramos, Monique Mead and Toby Appel.
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