The annual program book is a keepsake of our 34th season: 108 pages filled with programs and details of more than 50 concerts we’re hosting this summer. They will be available free at our concerts very soon. In the meantime, enjoy our all-digital version with your phone, tablet, or computer. Scroll below for tips on how to make the most of our digital program or …

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Strings Music Festival Program 2021

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Table of Contents

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Welcome 11 Articles:
About Us 12 • Ani DiFranco: “Performance in Times of Pain”
Singer-songwriter stands in the spotlight to face the dark
32
Ticket Info 13
What’s New/Strings 101 15 Jamey Lamar: “Dear Beethoven”
Our concert commentator’s ode to his favorite beet farmer
50
Calendar of Events 16-17
Strings School Days 18-19 Vijay Gupta: “A Profound Thirst”
Violinist reflects on the performer/audience dynamic
58
Free Music on the Green Series 20
Community Events 21 • Laura Albers: “Why We Do It”
Grappling with how (and why) to teach your child an instrument
74-75
Facility Rentals 29
Concert Programs (by date) 30-73 Podcast 51
• Family Outdoor Concert 34 Annual Fund Donors 88-90
• Garden Tour 40 Special Thanks 91
Featured Artists 76-82 Foundation & Corporate Support 92
Orchestra 83-84 Endowment 93
Staff, Board, and Strings Guild 85-87 Planned Giving 94
_ About the Art 106

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2021 Advertiser Index

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Alpine Bank🔗 108 MTN-TV🔗 103 Steamboat Art Museum🔗 28
Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club🔗 10 NDS: Northwest Data Services🔗 98 Steamboat Magazine🔗 101
Always Mountain Time🔗 97 Old Town Hot Springs🔗 25 Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Center🔗 3
Aspen Tree Service & Lightworks🔗 100 Opera Steamboat🔗 22 Steamboat Select Insurance Group🔗 96
Brick🔗 105 Otto Pint Gastroteca🔗 26 Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty🔗 4-5
Classical Music Festivals of the West 102 The Paramount🔗 105 Steamboat Sotheby’s: Darlinda M. Baldinger & ChLoe Lawrence🔗 9
Colorado Mountain College🔗 7 Paws & Claws🔗 26 Steamboat Sotheby’s: Ren Martyn🔗 24
Cook Chevrolet Subaru🔗 27 Piknik Theatre🔗 96 Steamboat Symphony Orchestra🔗 105
Fair and Square Construction🔗 27 Pockets of Paradise Garden Tour🔗 95 Steamboat’s Performing Arts Roundtable🔗 106
Go Alpine🔗 28 Primrose🔗 23 Steve Zarlengo, Financial Advisor
(Edward Jones)🔗
27
Harwigs🔗 6 Routt County United Way🔗 28 THPK Certified Public Accountants🔗 22
The Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa🔗 25 Seminars at Steamboat🔗 24 Yampa Valley Bank🔗 2
Hunton Andrews Kurth🔗 27 Snow Bowl Music Fest🔗 24 Yampa Valley Community Foundation🔗 7
KUNC/The Colorado Sound🔗 99 Steamboat🔗 107 Yampa Valley Sustainability Council🔗 26
Moving Mountains🔗 8 _ Steamboat Architectural Associates🔗 22 _ Zirkel Internet Wifi Phone🔗 104