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Sunday, June 29
 

7:30pm

Cabaret Bleu: Ron Earl and Friends with the Marcello Giordani Young Artists
In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Baritone Ron Earl and our amazingly talented young artists perform Cabaret songs.

Artists
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Marcello Giordani

Tenor
One of the leading operatic artists of our time, Marcello Giordani is also an acclaimed teacher and mentor to young artists. Giordani will appear in two special events this summer: he will present a mastercalss for participants in his young artist program (July 26) and give a rare intimate recital of arias and songs in a special Home Soirée (July 29). "Giordani's tenor is a searing lirico-spinto, delivered with tremendous power and an... Read More →
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Ron Earl

Baritone
Ron Earl is a local favorite. Earl has a magnetic personality and his powerful voice has been heard through out the country.  Earl received his formal training from the University of North Texas. Earl has perfomed in Europe, Carnegie Hall, and churches around the US performing oratorios such as Faure Requiem, Elijah and Negro Spirituals.  He was asked to perform at the summer Organ Festival in San Diego along wih civic organist, Carol... Read More →


Sunday June 29, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
WSCU
 
Monday, June 30
 

9:30am

 
Tuesday, July 1
 

9:30am

 
Wednesday, July 2
 

9:30am

 
Thursday, July 3
 

9:30am

4:00pm

Swallow Hill Music Bluegrass in Paradise Kids Camp
Our young bluegrass campers will be featured in this wonderful performance. This event marks the end of our Swallow Hill Bluegrass In Paradise Kids Camp, during which all our campers together with their instructors will present a performance to you.

Thursday July 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Base Area, Mt Crested Butte

7:30pm

MGYAP Scenes in Paradise

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony Orchestra, with the Opera Children’s Chorus and in master classes.


Artists
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →


Thursday July 3, 2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm
WSCU
 
Friday, July 4
 

4:00pm

Fourth of July Patriotic Concert

Celebrate Independence Day with this Patriotic Brass Perfomance featuring members of Boston Brass and other Colorado based brass musicians. Directed by John Wacker and Steve Asheim, this event has become the most popular event of all the Independence Day performances in town. Enjoy Patriotic tunes and marches with these wonderful ensembles and singers while sitting outside on the lawn. This event is FREE.


Artists
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Boston Brass

For 27 years, Boston Brass has set out to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. From exciting classical arrangements, to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment, which captivates all ages. The philosophy of Boston Brass is to provide audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, provided in a friendly and... Read More →
avatar for Ron Earl

Ron Earl

Baritone
Ron Earl is a local favorite. Earl has a magnetic personality and his powerful voice has been heard through out the country.  Earl received his formal training from the University of North Texas. Earl has perfomed in Europe, Carnegie Hall, and churches around the US performing oratorios such as Faure Requiem, Elijah and Negro Spirituals.  He was asked to perform at the summer Organ Festival in San Diego along wih civic organist, Carol... Read More →


Friday July 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Stage Elk Avenue Crested Butte

7:30pm

Bluegrass In Paradise

For full information, including line-up, location, schedule and tickets please visit:www.bluegrassinparadise.org .


Artists
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Yarn

Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music folllowers. 


Friday July 4, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
CBMR Red Lady Stage 12 Snowmass Road Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
 
Saturday, July 5
 

11:00am

Bluegrass In Paradise Musician Workshops

Bluegrass In Paradise will provide free adult workshops, Saturday, July 5 from 11-12 pm. Banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and bass workshops will be offered. Pre-registration is required. More information at http://www.bluegrassinparadise.org/musician-workshops/ . 


Saturday July 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
TBA

12:00pm

Bluegrass In Paradise

For full information, including line-up, location, schedule and tickets please visit:www.bluegrassinparadise.com .


Artists
avatar for Black Lillies

Black Lillies

It’s breakneck, brazen and beautiful. It’s the sound of a band that’s rooted in East Tennessee but more at home piled into a van stacked with gear, windows down and aimed toward the next gig. It’s an album that lets long-time fans as well as relative newcomers to the Black Lillies phenomenon know that this train isn’t stopping anytime soon.
avatar for Drew Emmitt & The Paradise All-Star Band

Drew Emmitt & The Paradise All-Star Band

Hand-selected by Host Drew Emmitt, The Paradise All-Star Band members will be chosen from the Drew Emmitt Band and several award-winning bands performing at this year’s Festival.  This world-class bluegrass jam will play together for an unforgettable Bluegrass In Paradise closing performance.     
avatar for Shannon Whitworth

Shannon Whitworth

Since her days as the anchor voice and songwriter of lauded N.C. ensemble The Biscuit Burners, Shannon Whitworth has attracted international attention with her passionate presence and a talent that’s evident within moments of taking the stage. Whitworth’s swoon-inducing style found its first showcase in her Asheville-produced solo debut, 2007’s No Expectations. Followed by 2009’s critically-acclaimed Water Bound (an album... Read More →
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The David Mayfield Parade

Conscious of not just being a musician, but an entertainer - something his father instilled in him in the family band - he certainly makes an impression live. But it’s the strength of his songwriting and musicianship, combined with that charm and personality that keep audiences coming back again and again.
avatar for Yarn

Yarn

Since their start in 2007, Yarn’s original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn’s albums were recognized by the AMA’s and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation’s digital natives and new music folllowers. 


Saturday July 5, 2014 12:00pm - 8:30pm
CBMR Red Lady Stage 12 Snowmass Road Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
 
Sunday, July 6
 

9:00am

Soli Deo Gloria
Artists
avatar for Opera Children's Chorus

Opera Children's Chorus

Now in its fourth year, the Opera Children’s Chorus is a three-week, tuition-free program designed for children 7-16. The children receive instruction in voice, dance and drama by world-class professionals.  Children from across the country including children from the New York Metropolitan Opera will participate in this summer’s program.  The OCC will perform Bundibar and The King of Atlantis with the Opera Young Artist... Read More →


Sunday July 6, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO

7:30pm

Emotions: Piano Trio

 

 


Artists
avatar for Alexander Scheirle

Alexander Scheirle

Cello
Alexander Scheirle, The Crested Butte Music Festival's Artistic and Managing Diretor since 2004, also enjoys an international career as a cellist, performing concertos, chamber repertoire and orchestral music. At Crested Butte, he plays as a principal cellist of the Festival Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist and in recitals. A resident of the US since 2007, he was born in Germany and trained at the Conservatories in Cologne, Aachen and... Read More →
avatar for Tereza Stanislav

Tereza Stanislav

Violinist Tereza Stanislav was appointed Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2003 by music director Jeffrey Kahane. Dividing her time among orchestral, solo, chamber and recording projects, Tereza has been hailed for her “expressive beauty and wonderful intensity” (Robert Mann) and her “sure technique and musical intelligence” (Calgary Herald), “magisterial”, and has “held... Read More →


Sunday July 6, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO
 
Monday, July 7
 

12:00pm

Everything you wanted to know about Russian Music but were afraid to ask
Artists
avatar for Benjamin Wallfisch

Benjamin Wallfisch

CBMF Music Director
Benjamin Wallfisch studied conducting in London with Sir Charles Mackerras and Vernon Handley and in Germany with Bruno Weil. He was awarded First Prize in the 2001 British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition with a unanimous vote from both Jury and Orchestra. At the age of 22, He was appointed Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and between 2003 and 2005 was Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic... Read More →


Monday July 7, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
West End Public House 201 Elk Avenue
 
Tuesday, July 8
 

6:00pm

Home Soiree: Alexander Schimpf

Alexander Schimpf, Gold Medal Winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition will perform at this intimate Home Soirée. Listen to and get to mingle with this world-class performer in one of our gorgeous mountain homes. A one-in-a time oportunity. 

 


Artists
avatar for Alexander Schimpf

Alexander Schimpf

Piano
"Maybe they still do exist, the younger music professionals who have gained a following thanks to their musical talent and not because of their extra-musical tabloid antics. In a classical music industry in need of reform, Alexander Schimpf, recent winner of the Vienna Beethoven Piano Competition, could be one of these future heroes...”  (Süddeutsche Zeitung review of a piano recital in the Small Auditorium of the Münchner... Read More →


Tuesday July 8, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Private Residence
 
Wednesday, July 9
 

8:00pm

Opera On Tap- Cabaret

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform songs and arias cabert style...


Artists
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →


Wednesday July 9, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Sweet Spot 620 Gothic Road, Unit C-180, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
 
Thursday, July 10
 

12:00pm

From Russia With Love
Artists
avatar for Benjamin Wallfisch

Benjamin Wallfisch

CBMF Music Director
Benjamin Wallfisch studied conducting in London with Sir Charles Mackerras and Vernon Handley and in Germany with Bruno Weil. He was awarded First Prize in the 2001 British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition with a unanimous vote from both Jury and Orchestra. At the age of 22, He was appointed Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and between 2003 and 2005 was Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic... Read More →



Thursday July 10, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Big Mine Ice Rink 2nd & White Rock, Crested Butte, CO 81224

6:00pm

From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love....

A completely new concept featuring food and beverages from Russia as well as romantic masterworks from Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. Alexander Schimpf, Gold Medal Winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition will perform the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Peter Tchaikovsky, followed by Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.


Artists
avatar for Alexander Schimpf

Alexander Schimpf

Piano
"Maybe they still do exist, the younger music professionals who have gained a following thanks to their musical talent and not because of their extra-musical tabloid antics. In a classical music industry in need of reform, Alexander Schimpf, recent winner of the Vienna Beethoven Piano Competition, could be one of these future heroes...”  (Süddeutsche Zeitung review of a piano recital in the Small Auditorium of the Münchner... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Wallfisch

Benjamin Wallfisch

CBMF Music Director
Benjamin Wallfisch studied conducting in London with Sir Charles Mackerras and Vernon Handley and in Germany with Bruno Weil. He was awarded First Prize in the 2001 British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition with a unanimous vote from both Jury and Orchestra. At the age of 22, He was appointed Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and between 2003 and 2005 was Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic... Read More →



Thursday July 10, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Big Mine Ice Rink 2nd & White Rock, Crested Butte, CO 81224
 
Friday, July 11
 

5:00pm

Everything you wanted to know about Verdi but were afraid to ask
Artists
avatar for Hermann Bäumer

Hermann Bäumer

From 2011/12, Hermann Bäumer has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Mainz and General Music Director of the Mainz state theatre. Until then, he established an excellent reputation with his solid and creative work in Osnabrück, where he was General Music Director since 2004/05. This is reflected not only by the approval and praise of both audience and press, but many invitations to conduct orchestras throughout... Read More →
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Mark Moorman

Artistic Administrator-Opera, Crested Butte Music Festival
Mark Moorman holds degrees in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at Austin, and completed post-graduate studies at The Golandsky institute in NYC. He has studied piano with Howard Karp, Jack Radunsky, Aube Tzerkom Barbara Rowan, and John Bloomfield; vocal accompanying with Marshall Williamson; and chamber music with the Tokyo String Quartet. In addition to his work as Music Director for... Read More →


Friday July 11, 2014 5:00pm - 7:30pm
West End Public House 201 Elk Avenue
 
Saturday, July 12
 

11:00am

7:30pm

Opera-Puccini's Suor Angelica
Artists
avatar for Hermann Bäumer

Hermann Bäumer

From 2011/12, Hermann Bäumer has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Mainz and General Music Director of the Mainz state theatre. Until then, he established an excellent reputation with his solid and creative work in Osnabrück, where he was General Music Director since 2004/05. This is reflected not only by the approval and praise of both audience and press, but many invitations to conduct orchestras throughout... Read More →
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →


Saturday July 12, 2014 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Sunday, July 13
 

9:00am

Soli Deo Gloria
Sunday July 13, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO

5:00pm

Opera-Puccini's Suor Angelica
Artists
avatar for Hermann Bäumer

Hermann Bäumer

From 2011/12, Hermann Bäumer has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Mainz and General Music Director of the Mainz state theatre. Until then, he established an excellent reputation with his solid and creative work in Osnabrück, where he was General Music Director since 2004/05. This is reflected not only by the approval and praise of both audience and press, but many invitations to conduct orchestras throughout... Read More →
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →



Sunday July 13, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Tuesday, July 15
 

6:00pm

Home Soiree: Special Event

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime event to hear tbd, one of the world's greatest singers, in a rare intimate setting. tbd will sing beloved arias and songs, joined by members of the Festival's cast of the main stage opera production


Tuesday July 15, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Private Residence

6:00pm

Home Soiree: Opera Gala

 

 


Tuesday July 15, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Private Residence
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

4:00pm

Opera Children's Chorus Performance

Now in its fourth year, the Opera Children’s Chorus is a three-week, tuition-free program designed for children 7-16. The children receive instruction in voice, dance and drama by world-class professionals.  Children from across the country including children from the New York Metropolitan Opera will participate in this summer’s program. 


Artists
avatar for Opera Children's Chorus

Opera Children's Chorus

Now in its fourth year, the Opera Children’s Chorus is a three-week, tuition-free program designed for children 7-16. The children receive instruction in voice, dance and drama by world-class professionals.  Children from across the country including children from the New York Metropolitan Opera will participate in this summer’s program.  The OCC will perform Bundibar and The King of Atlantis with the Opera Young Artist... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO
 
Thursday, July 17
 

7:30pm

Marcello Giordani Young Artist Gala

Ms. DiDonato will join the Festival for this very special event this summer: hosting Arias In Paradise with the Festival Symphony Orchestra. A Champagne Reception With Joyce DiDonatoRaise a glass with Joyce DiDonato to benefit the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program on the Center for the Arts stage following the performance. ($20 donation)


Artists
avatar for Opera Children's Chorus

Opera Children's Chorus

Now in its fourth year, the Opera Children’s Chorus is a three-week, tuition-free program designed for children 7-16. The children receive instruction in voice, dance and drama by world-class professionals.  Children from across the country including children from the New York Metropolitan Opera will participate in this summer’s program.  The OCC will perform Bundibar and The King of Atlantis with the Opera Young Artist... Read More →
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Saturday, July 19
 

11:00am

Divine Family Young People's Concert: Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats.  Like Zooglobble states, “It'll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.” 

 


Saturday July 19, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224

5:00pm

The Celebration- Gotta Dance

For months after last year’s Celebration, patrons were still excited about the performance by Cirque du Soleil athletes and the Festival Symphony Orchestra.  This July, we have a program even more exciting: dance scenes from your favorite dance movies projected on a huge screen, accompanied live by our fabulous Festival Symphony Orchestra! Join us for this spectacular performance, live and silent auctions, signature cocktails, gourmet dinner service and more.

To see a partial list of auction items including golf, private fishing, and cruise vacations, international travel, jewelry, collectible wine, opera packages and more, visit our website at crestedbuttemusicfestival.org.

 


Artists
avatar for Benjamin Wallfisch

Benjamin Wallfisch

CBMF Music Director
Benjamin Wallfisch studied conducting in London with Sir Charles Mackerras and Vernon Handley and in Germany with Bruno Weil. He was awarded First Prize in the 2001 British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition with a unanimous vote from both Jury and Orchestra. At the age of 22, He was appointed Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and between 2003 and 2005 was Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic... Read More →



Saturday July 19, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Big Mine Ice Rink 2nd & White Rock, Crested Butte, CO 81224
 
Sunday, July 20
 

9:00am

Soli Deo Gloria
Sunday July 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO
 
Tuesday, July 22
 

6:00pm

Home Soiree: Opera Gala

Enjoy our soloists from the main stage opera, Rigoletto in an evening with arias of famous operas. Intimately set in one of our gorgeous Mountain Homes this performance always sells out fast. Ticket includes appetizers, libations and the performance.

 

 


Tuesday July 22, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Private Residence
 
Wednesday, July 23
 

7:00pm

Opera Opening Night- Verdi's "Rigoletto"

Verdi's "Rigoletto" in a breathtaking performance with the Festival Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Hermann Bäumer.

 


Artists
avatar for Hermann Bäumer

Hermann Bäumer

From 2011/12, Hermann Bäumer has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Mainz and General Music Director of the Mainz state theatre. Until then, he established an excellent reputation with his solid and creative work in Osnabrück, where he was General Music Director since 2004/05. This is reflected not only by the approval and praise of both audience and press, but many invitations to conduct orchestras throughout... Read More →
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →



Wednesday July 23, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Friday, July 25
 

7:00pm

Opera-Verdi's "Rigoletto"

Verdi's "Rigoletto" in a breathtaking performance with the Festival Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Hermann Bäumer.


Artists
avatar for Hermann Bäumer

Hermann Bäumer

From 2011/12, Hermann Bäumer has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Mainz and General Music Director of the Mainz state theatre. Until then, he established an excellent reputation with his solid and creative work in Osnabrück, where he was General Music Director since 2004/05. This is reflected not only by the approval and praise of both audience and press, but many invitations to conduct orchestras throughout... Read More →
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →



Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Saturday, July 26
 

7:30am

Off The Record

Fast and Furious, music "off the record" that will leave you with your mouth hanging wide open in astonishment: Daniel Schnyder's  Concerto for Chamber orchestra, Ukrainian Alexander Hrustevich featured as our musician with the special instrument 2014, the bayan and Festival Director and Cellist Alexander Scheirle in Friedrich Gulda's Cello Concerto with wind orchestra. Unforgettable!


Artists
avatar for Alexander Hrustevich

Alexander Hrustevich

Ukrainian-born Alexander Hrustevich is one of the best bayanists  in the world. Mr. Hrustevich is constantly invited to perform in many countries, including Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Serbia and many others. Just recently, he performed in Kiev, accompanying the world famous musician Bobby McFerren. He is a winner of many international competitions, including “Golden Accordion” (New York), ”Od baroka... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Scheirle

Alexander Scheirle

Cello
Alexander Scheirle, The Crested Butte Music Festival's Artistic and Managing Diretor since 2004, also enjoys an international career as a cellist, performing concertos, chamber repertoire and orchestral music. At Crested Butte, he plays as a principal cellist of the Festival Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist and in recitals. A resident of the US since 2007, he was born in Germany and trained at the Conservatories in Cologne, Aachen and... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Wallfisch

Benjamin Wallfisch

CBMF Music Director
Benjamin Wallfisch studied conducting in London with Sir Charles Mackerras and Vernon Handley and in Germany with Bruno Weil. He was awarded First Prize in the 2001 British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition with a unanimous vote from both Jury and Orchestra. At the age of 22, He was appointed Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and between 2003 and 2005 was Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 7:30am - 9:00am
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224

11:00am

Opera Children's Chorus present "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"

Now in its fourth year, the Opera Children’s Chorus is a three-week, tuition-free program designed for children 7-16. The children receive instruction in voice, dance and drama by world-class professionals.  Children from across the country including children from the New York Metropolitan Opera will participate in this summer’s program.  


Artists
avatar for Opera Children's Chorus

Opera Children's Chorus

Now in its fourth year, the Opera Children’s Chorus is a three-week, tuition-free program designed for children 7-16. The children receive instruction in voice, dance and drama by world-class professionals.  Children from across the country including children from the New York Metropolitan Opera will participate in this summer’s program.  The OCC will perform Bundibar and The King of Atlantis with the Opera Young Artist... Read More →
avatar for Opera Young Artists

Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 11:00am - 1:00am
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO

12:00pm

Off The Record

Fast and Furious, music "off the record" that will leave you with your mouth hanging wide open in astonishment: Daniel Schnyder's  Concerto for Chamber orchestra, Ukrainian Alexander Hrustevich featured as our musician with the special instrument 2014, the bayan and Festival Director and Cellist Alexander Scheirle in Friedrich Gulda's Cello Concerto with wind orchestra. Unforgettable!


Artists
avatar for Alexander Hrustevich

Alexander Hrustevich

Ukrainian-born Alexander Hrustevich is one of the best bayanists  in the world. Mr. Hrustevich is constantly invited to perform in many countries, including Poland, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Serbia and many others. Just recently, he performed in Kiev, accompanying the world famous musician Bobby McFerren. He is a winner of many international competitions, including “Golden Accordion” (New York), ”Od baroka... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Scheirle

Alexander Scheirle

Cello
Alexander Scheirle, The Crested Butte Music Festival's Artistic and Managing Diretor since 2004, also enjoys an international career as a cellist, performing concertos, chamber repertoire and orchestral music. At Crested Butte, he plays as a principal cellist of the Festival Symphony Orchestra, as a soloist and in recitals. A resident of the US since 2007, he was born in Germany and trained at the Conservatories in Cologne, Aachen and... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Wallfisch

Benjamin Wallfisch

CBMF Music Director
Benjamin Wallfisch studied conducting in London with Sir Charles Mackerras and Vernon Handley and in Germany with Bruno Weil. He was awarded First Prize in the 2001 British Reserve Insurance Conducting Competition with a unanimous vote from both Jury and Orchestra. At the age of 22, He was appointed Associate Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra and between 2003 and 2005 was Assistant Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic... Read More →


Saturday July 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Sunday, July 27
 

9:00am

Soli Deo Gloria
Sunday July 27, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
UCC 403 Maroon Avenue Crested Butte, CO

7:00pm

Opera-Closing Night Verdi's Rigoletto

Verdi's "Rigoletto" in a breathtaking performance with the Festival Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Hermann Bäumer.


Artists
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Hermann Bäumer

From 2011/12, Hermann Bäumer has been chief conductor of the Philharmonic State Orchestra of Mainz and General Music Director of the Mainz state theatre. Until then, he established an excellent reputation with his solid and creative work in Osnabrück, where he was General Music Director since 2004/05. This is reflected not only by the approval and praise of both audience and press, but many invitations to conduct orchestras throughout... Read More →
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Opera Young Artists

In 2008 the Festival received 35 applicants for the 15 spots of this coveted program.  This past December over 500 applications were received for the 15 coveted spots.  The focus of the program is to prepare today’s young artists for a professional opera career in the 21st Century. Audiences will have an opportunity to see these amazingly talented young artists perform scenes from famous operas, arias with the Festival Symphony... Read More →



Sunday July 27, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Center For the Arts 606 6th Street Crested Butte, Co 81224
 
Friday, August 1
 

6:00am

Think You Know?

Extreme Vivaldi with violinist Paul Huang in a breathtaking performance of Vivaldi's 4 Seasons- with film!
Ticket includes appetizers and an evening of film and music. See and hear the seasons change in Crested Butte before your eyes.


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Paul Huang

Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” and praised by The Strad for his “stylish and polished playing,” 22-year-old Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his eloquent music making, effortless virtuosity, and compelling stage presence. Among his honors are First Prize of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and First Prize at the... Read More →


Friday August 1, 2014 6:00am - 7:30am
CB Arts Festival 3rd & Elk
 
Saturday, August 2
 

11:00am

Divine Family Young People's Concert
Saturday August 2, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
CB Arts Festival 3rd & Elk
 
Tuesday, August 5
 

6:00pm

Home Soiree: American String Quartet

Internationally recognized as one of the world's most foremost quartets, the American String Quartet is celebrating its 38th season. Program includes music by: Beethoven and Boccherini

The American String Quartet’s program was, simply put, a comprehensive display of ensemble mastery, of passion, precision and interpretive smarts in near perfect synchrony.

— The Los Angeles Times

 


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American String Quartet

Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 36th season in 2011–2012. Critics and colleagues hold the Quartet in high esteem and many of today’s leading artists and composers seek out the Quartet for collaborations. | | Following summer residencies at China’s Great Wall International Music Academy and at Colorado’s Aspen Music Festival, the... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Private Residence
 
Friday, August 8
 

7:30pm

Gypsy Jazz in Paradise

“Frank Vignola is well-known as one of the most amazing guitarists on today’s jazz scene. Five years ago he hooked up with a young, extremely accomplished guitarist named Vinny Raniolo. Since then they’ve worked together in a number of different group configurations but they’re at their best when it’s just the two of them, each armed with an acoustic guitar and a great desire to have a good time.

For full information, including line-up, location, schedule and tickets please visit:www.gypsyjazzinparadise.org .

 

 


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Frank Vignola and Vinnie Raniolo

The music of Long Island–born Frank Vignola breaks down the barriers between popular music and traditional jazz to create a unique acoustic string music experience. Several years ago he joined forces with young guitarist Vinny Raniolo, and though they've played together in ensembles of various sizes, it's as a duo that they really get cooking. The two mix original material with unique renditions of contemporary tunes to create a smoking-hot... Read More →


Friday August 8, 2014 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Private Residence
 
Saturday, August 9
 

1:30pm

Gypsy Jazz in Paradise- Workshops

Join Ben Powell, our festival host, for a unique hands-on musical experience at our Gypsy Jazz fiddle and guitar workshops.  Small group workshops for musicians of all levels will be offered on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Workshop attendees will be encouraged to explore improvisational jazz concepts through guided techniques and practices. Pre-registration is required through the CBMF Ticketing website. $30 per participant.

 

For full information on musician workshops and registration visit:http://gypsyjazzinparadise.org/musician-workshops/ .


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Ben Powell

Gypsy Jazz In Paradise Host
Ben Powell’s abilities as a multi-stylistic violinist have allowed him to perform with some of the world’s greatest artists, irrespective of musical genre: from such pop and jazz icons as Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Winwood, Philip Bailey and Rosa Passos to internationally famous classical conductors, including Sir Roger Norrington, Marin Alsop, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Keith Lockhart. He’s... Read More →


Saturday August 9, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Lodge At Mountaineer Square 620 Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte, CO 81225
 
Sunday, August 10
 

11:00am

Gypsy Jazz in Paradise Brunch

Keep the weekend going. Join us for a fun ride up the Red Lady lift, a scenic gentle walk down to the secluded Uley’s Cabin on Mt. Crested Butte with its spectacular panoramic views, enjoy a gourmet brunch followed by a swinging, foot-tapping performance by Ben Powell and Black Market Trust

 For full information, including line-up, location, schedule and tickets please visit:www.gypsyjazzinparadise.org .

 

 


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Ben Powell

Gypsy Jazz In Paradise Host
Ben Powell’s abilities as a multi-stylistic violinist have allowed him to perform with some of the world’s greatest artists, irrespective of musical genre: from such pop and jazz icons as Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Winwood, Philip Bailey and Rosa Passos to internationally famous classical conductors, including Sir Roger Norrington, Marin Alsop, Yan Pascal Tortelier and Keith Lockhart. He’s... Read More →
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The Black Market Trust

The Black Market trust is an American Gypsy-Jazz group consisting of lead guitarist Jeff Radaich, rhythm guitarist Chris Irwin, and bassist Brian Netzley.  Their sound is characterized by a hybrid of both new school pop and old world jazz. Combining a Brill-Building-sensibility to songwriting with flashy guitar playing and an incredible swinging rhythm section, the BMT makes jazz for people who hate jazz.


Sunday August 10, 2014 11:00am - 1:30pm
Ulleys Cabin 12 Snowmass Road Mt Crested Butte, CO 81225