Monthly Archives: January 2012
Different Tempo: dif▪fer▪ent tem▪po, noun
|Strings Program Book – Different Tempo Series – 1994|
1990: Leo Kottke and Karla Bonoff were the first non-classical musicians to hold concerts at Strings.
1994: The Different Tempo Series was born. Performers included Free Flight, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O’Connor.
Not to mention that Super Bowl tickets are going for as much as $14,000. With even the cheapest Super Bowl ticket, you could buy more than six whole season subscriptions to the NY City Opera. The choice is difficult: treat your family to entertainment for a whole year or splurge on yourself for one night.
Law 1: If demand increases and supply remains unchanged, then prices will rise. There’s only one Super Bowl each year with a limited number of seats. Millions of Americans put value on the game, which has pushed prices higher and higher.
Juxtaposing Football and Opera
Opera Still Entertains
Strings Music Festival began with only classical concerts, so it’s not surprising that some of our patron’s favorite memories are about classical pieces:
“Rhapsody in Blue”
“The beauty of Haydn’s “Gyspsy” Trio, Poco adagio, cantabile. Tears streamed down my face – I had to sniffle during the trills.” -Susan Davis
“The orchestra performances.”
“Performing “A Soldiers Tale” by Stravinsky with Andres Cárdénes on the violin, leading and Verne Lundquist as the narrator.” -Joe Williams
“This year’s full symphony orchestra performances and the Mendelssohn piece four years ago.”
“The chamber music, loved it!”
Classical music remains an important part of Strings programming with concerts every Wednesday and Saturday night during the summer festival season. Which composers would you most like to hear at Strings? Leave your comments below.
“There’s no denying the power of Foster’s monstrous voice…”
In the past few years, Ruthie Foster has exploded in the music world, experimenting with blues, rock, gospel, folk, R&B, and country music. “It didn’t matter to me what genre it was… I just took it all in as great music – music that moved me.”
Foster performs from the heart staying true to her core message, “that through all of the ups and downs of living, you must stay true to yourself. The pain as well as the joy of love, the strength it takes to weather life’s challenges, the hope that grows from seeds of faith and wisdom inspires my music.”
Her newest album, Let It Burn, showcases her powerful voice, without limiting herself to one genre. She covers songs from Pete Seeger to Johnny Cash and even dips into Adele, one of the most popular artists of the year. Steamboat Springs radio station KUNC writes that Foster sings Adele’s “Set First to the Rain” as if she owns it and that she seems to own every song she sings. Foster’s original works are even more contagious than her covers and evoke strong emotions that touch the soul.
Ruthie Foster Live
Ruthie Foster will perform a Valentine’s Day Concert with Paul Thorn at the Strings Music Pavilion on February 14th at 7:30pm. Order tickets online or by calling the Box Office (970) 879-5056 x 105.
When you visit Steamboat Springs once a year, are you part of the group that wants to see the new posters, hats, and t-shirts? For the shopaholics out there, some anticipate peaking in the window of the Strings Music Festival Box Office to see what’s new. This patron even included swag as a favorite memory:
|The cookbook! Time for a new edition?|
If you missed out on buying a 2011 t-shirt or don’t want to wait until next summer to get the 2011 Highlights CD, now is your chance! You can buy cookbooks, t-shirts, CDs, and gift certificates online via our newly launched gift shop. Get your favorite Strings swag all year long.
Strings Music Festival has undergone many changes in the past 25 years, and we know the future holds even more. We would love to hear your opinion about Strings Music Festival. This survey will take less than five minutes to fill out and will help us plan our program for the years ahead.
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A few of the top New Year’s Resolutions of the nation even allow room for spending more time with your instrument or learning a new one. Coming in strong at #6 on New Year’s Resolution lists include Askmen.com’s “make more time for hobbies” and 2011resolutions.org’s “learn something exciting.”