Fall and Winter
Youth and Family
Strings Music Festival and Steamboat Art Museum (SAM) are pleased to present a free, all-ages series intersecting visual art and classical music. We welcome music lovers of all ages
Strings Music Festival and Steamboat Art Museum (SAM) are pleased to present a free, all-ages series intersecting visual art and classical music. We welcome music lovers of all ages to meet us in the main gallery at SAM and immerse themselves in beautiful music and artwork. Expect outstanding artistry, friendly audience members, and unconventional seating arrangements to best experience the music and visual presentation.
About the Musicians
The Donald Sinta Quartet, First Prize Winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has earned praise from audiences and critics alike for its virtuosic performances, compelling recordings and distinctive repertoire. Hailed as “…a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity and an un-concealable ambition to connect with its newly found listeners” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), the DSQ performs entirely from memory, which strengthens an already palpable connection with its audiences. Named for its mentor, legendary University of Michigan Saxophone Professor Donald Sinta, the quartet’s most recent competition successes include First Prize in the Winds group at the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and were Gold Medalist of the 2018 Fischoff Competition.
The Donald Sinta Quartet’s repertoire is diverse, ranging from commissions by today’s emerging composers to standards from the saxophone quartet literature to transcriptions by master composers such as Dvorak, Schubert and Shostakovich.
- Dan Graser, soprano saxophone
- Zach Stern, alto saxophone
- Joe Girard, tenor saxophone
- Danny Hawthorne-Foss, baritone saxophone
This event is free. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the performance begins at 6:00. A Q&A will begin at 6:50 p.m. following the performance. Tickets will be available at the door on a first–come, first-served basis.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm
Steamboat Art Museum
807 Lincoln Ave.
Donors of $500 or more to the 2019 Annual Fund get pre-sale access starting on June 4, 10 a.m. MDT.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 11, 10 a.m. MDT.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason has been performing live shows for over 50 years. What keeps audiences coming back year after year is his authentic approach to performing and the loyal presentation of his music. Mason often says, “There are no old songs, only good songs.” His love for the songs he works into his set list is evident and his enthusiasm for music is contagious. Audiences always leave his shows upbeat, happy and inspired.
Mason’s Feelin’ Alright Tour will feature all the classic songs fans love such as Only You Know And I Know, We Just Disagree, Every Woman, All Along The Watchtower, Rock N Roll Stew, and, of course, Feelin’ Alright. In addition, you will hear songs that have inspired him as well as personal stories about rock music that only can be told by a man who has walked that historical path. Mason is a legendary living classic rock artist and will be joined by his band: Johnne Sambataro on guitar & vocals, Alvino Bennett on drums, Anthony Patler on bass, keyboards & vocals and Gretchen Rhodes on vocals.
Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows. His career spans several important rock eras and encompasses his work as a producer, performer, songwriter, and consummate guitarist. A quintessential ‘artiste’, Mason has collaborated with numerous members of the music elite including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, among many others.
More at www.davemasonmusic.com.
(Friday) 7:00 pm