Strings Retuned podcast

OUR NEW PODCAST

STRINGS RETUNED
with Michael Sachs

Each episode premieres free right here:

Wednesdays | 6:00 p.m. Mountain

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Each week our Music Director Michael Sachs takes you inside quintessential performances from Strings Music Festival. Principal players from across the nation join Michael and their conversations and commentary add depth and personal experience to each piece. Each performance has been impeccably recorded and mixed from the Strings Pavilion stage in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

August 12: Episode 4

SOUNDSCAPES OF BEYOND

In this week’s program, Strings Music Director Michael Sachs has curated past Strings Music Festival performances to expand your mind and soothe your weary soul. Selections range from spine-tingling piano solos to a meditative composition for percussion performed at The Tank, Northwest Colorado’s one-of-a-kind sound space.

This episode features chamber ensembles and orchestra. Music Director Michael Sachs is joined by concert commentator Jamey Lamar, violinist Vijay Gupta and percussionist and composer Joe Tompkins. The episode is live at 6 p.m. MDT. Upon release, click here to read our full program notes on Episode 4. 

Enhance your listening experience with a delectable home-made meal! Our Strings Guild has selected menus that are perfectly paired to each episode. Click to read the menu and prepare your shopping list for this week – Soundscapes of Beyond Recipes

July 29: Episode 3

CONNECTIONS ACROSS CENTURIES

Relationships are how we understand the past and bring it into our future. In episode three, travel over one hundred and fifty years of musical relationships between composers. How have the greats, Mozart and Haydn, inspired the more modern composers Stravinsky and Prokofiev? 

This episode features chamber ensembles and orchestra. Music Director Michael Sachs is joined by concert commentator Jamey Lamar, violinists Nancy Wu and Ellen Pendleton Troyer, and bassist Leigh Mesh. To read our full episode notes, click here and visit Episode 3.

Enhance your listening experience with a delectable home-made meal! Our Strings Guild has selected menus that are perfectly paired to each episode. Click to read the menu and prepare your shopping list for this week – Recipes: Connections Across Centuries

Michael Sachs conducting
July 22: Episode 2

DREAMY FRENCH COMPOSERS

Our second episode will transport you to a cafe in Paris, a romantic wine country château, and other French locales that inspired this week’s four featured composers: Debussy, Fauré, Franck, and Saint-Saëns.

This episode features solo piano and several string ensembles. Music Director Michael Sachs is joined by concert commentator Jamey Lamar, violinist Martin Chalifour, and pianist Joanne Pearce Martin. To read our full episode notes, click here and visit Episode 2.

Enhance your listening experience with a delectable home-made meal! Our Strings Guild has selected menus that are perfectly paired to each episode. Click to read the menu and prepare your shopping list for this week – Recipes: Dreamy French Menu

French music from Strings Music Festival
July 15: Episode 1

BEETHOVEN’S 250th BIRTHDAY

Our premiere episode celebrates the 250th birthday of the mad genius composer Ludwig Van Beethoven.

This episode features a string quartet, a cello and piano duo, and two chamber orchestras performing Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 2 and 4. Our host, Strings Music Director Michael Sachs, is joined in this celebration by concert commentator Jamey Lamar, violinist John Macfarlane, bassoonist William Short, and cellist Joel Noyes.

Enhance your listening experience with a delectable home-made meal! Our Strings Guild has selected menus that are perfectly paired to each episode. For Beethoven, the Guild considered as he was losing his hearing that some of his other senses might have become more pronounced:

“I would imagine Beethoven would really enjoy the tastes and textures of his birthday meal. His music was layered and textured in musical ways so I bet his taste buds became more refined and nuanced too.” 

Click to read the menu and prepare your shopping list for this week – Recipes: Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Happy 250th Birthday, Beethoven!