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Jun
20
Thu
Breckenridge Music Presents: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with Logan Ledger @ Riverwalk Center
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: Tommy Emmanuel, CGP with Logan Ledger @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and performer Tommy Emmanuel is distinguished as one of only five musicians handpicked by his mentor, Chet Atkins, as a Certified Guitar Player (CGP). Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– simultaneously covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn’t get any better than Tommy.” – Jason Isbell

Tommy Emmanuel has achieved enough musical milestones to satisfy several lifetimes. At the age of six, he was touring regional Australia with his family band. By 30, he was a rock n’ roll lead guitarist burning up stadiums in Europe. At 44, he became one of five people ever named a Certified Guitar Player by his idol, music icon Chet Atkins. Today, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year from Nashville to Sydney to London. Influenced by the Merle Travis/Chet Atkins fingerstyle of guitar picking, Tommy developed a style of solo guitar playing that encompasses the range of a whole band– covering drums, bass, rhythm and lead guitar and a vocal melody simultaneously. No loop pedals, no overdubs, just one man and ten fingers. While some artists take ten-piece bands on the road and still fill out the sound with backing tracks, Tommy builds a complete sonic world entirely on his own.

 

 

WITH OPENER LOGAN LEDGER

Bay Area-bred singer/songwriter Logan Ledger sets most of his songs in lightless or shadowy spaces: the bottom of the ocean, the abandoned cells of Alcatraz, dreamless bedrooms, desolate streets in the dead of night. Produced by 13-time Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, the Nashville-based artist’s self-titled debut matches his moody noir lyricism with a darkly toned take on country music, a sound that’s stylistically wayward yet deeply grounded in classic songmanship.

 

Ledger’s self-guided musical education began back in the Bay Area, where he first felt compelled to sing after his grandmother introduced him to the music of Roy Orbison. Taking up guitar at age 12, he next began writing songs of his own, along with amassing a huge collection of Smithsonian Folkways CDs. Later, while attending Columbia University, Ledger hosted a bluegrass show on the campus radio station and played in a number of bluegrass bands, then moved to Nashville on a whim not long after graduation.

Although his early days in the city were mostly spent working in bars and playing in cover bands, a spontaneously recorded demo of Ledger’s landed in the hands of Dennis Crouch, who then passed it on to Burnett. In summer 2016, the legendary producer invited Ledger out to L.A., and the two soon started working on Ledger’s debut. Throughout the album, Ledger and Burnett’s immediate chemistry extends to a charmed communion between all the featured musicians. “I love how everyone’s constantly improvising, but without ever getting in anybody else’s way,” Ledger points out. That uninterrupted and possibly transcendent flow is also the desired takeaway for listeners of his debut.

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Jul
2
Tue
Breckenridge Music Presents: Chris Botti @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: Chris Botti @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

For over two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries..

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Jul
11
Thu
Breckenridge Music Presents: Brubeck Brothers Quartet @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: Brubeck Brothers Quartet @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

This summer the Brubeck Brother Quartet celebrates the 60th anniversary of Dave Brubeck’s legendary album Time Out. Led by the hit single “Take Five,” Time Out was the first jazz album to sell a million copies and become an indispensable favorite in many music collections around the world. The classic 1959 Columbia album introduced exotic multi-meter grooves and inspired many generations of jazz musicians.

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Jul
13
Sat
Breckenridge Music Presents: Gaelic Storm @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: Gaelic Storm @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever with their latest release, Matching Sweaters. The new album mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.

From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs (“Another Stupid Drinking Song”) to energetic instrumentals (“The Narwhaling Cheesehead”) to rootsy pop/rockers (“Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out”), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that’s spent close to 20 years on the road.

“We’re a touring band,” says percussionist Ryan Lacey, who joined the lineup in 2003. “That’s how this band works. Matching Sweaters is one of the most complete albums we’ve done so far, because it taps into every facet of our live show.”

Those live shows date all the way back to the mid-1990s, when Gaelic Storm kicked off its career as a pub band in Santa Monica, California. By the end of the decade, the musicians had appeared in the blockbuster film “Titanic” (where they performed “Irish Party in Third Class”) and laid the groundwork for a career that would eventually find them topping the Billboard World Chart five times, making appearances at mainstream music festivals such as Summerfest, Telluride and The Rock Boat Cruise, and regularly headlining the largest Irish Festivals across the country, all the while gaining a reputation as a genre-bending Irish band whose songs mix Celtic traditions with something new and unexpected. Now, with the band’s 20th anniversary on the horizon, they’re putting even more emphasis on those newer directions.
“We’ll push the envelope, then reel it back in, then push it again,” says Murphy. “There’s a lot of variety here, and that’s why we can play country festivals, bluegrass festivals and rock festivals, and still fit in perfectly with each one. We wanted Matching Sweaters to reflect that range, so people could buy the CD and hear everything we’re able to do in concert.”

When it came time to write Matching Sweaters’ 12 songs, Murphy and Twigger teamed up with longtime friend and co-writer Steve Wehmeyer. Together, the three found inspiration in everything from old Irish newspapers (“The Rustling Goat Gang,” whose details were gleaned from an article about a vanishing goat herd from Waterford) to bits of conversation overheard in local pubs (“Paddy’s Rubber Arm”).

In addition to writing new songs, the musicians have continued to play new markets every year, taking the chance to stretch their boundaries — and widen their audience — whenever possible. It helps keep them on their toes.
“Playing for a new crowd is great,” says Twigger. “It takes you back to those early days, where you’ve got something to prove. We could just do Irish festivals, but why not play a crossover show where 90% of the audience doesn’t know you, and you have to make them know you? That’s what makes your band good.”

Matching Sweaters follows in that hard-working tradition, dishing up all the ingredients fans have come to expect from Gaelic Storm — the drinking songs, sea shanties, furiously-strummed instrumentals and sing-along melodies — while spiking the mix with newer flavors. Eat it up, but make sure to save some room! There’s plenty more where this came from.

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Jul
20
Sat
Breck Music Education: The Story of Lieutenant Kije @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Breck Music Education: The Story of Lieutenant Kije @ Riverwalk Center

What happens when someone tells a little white lie? The answer can be found in the story of Lieutenant Kije, a Russian satire about an army officer who never existed. Watch as three actors and six musicians bring the story and composer Sergei’s Prokofiev’s first film score to life. Produced in partnership with Backstage Theatre.

Doors at 3:30pm, Show at 4pm
Free Family Concert
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Jul
23
Tue
Breckenridge Music Festival: Bach, Mozart, Sutherland & Friends @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Bach, Mozart, Sutherland & Friends @ Riverwalk Center

Robin Sutherland, long-time BMF audience favorite, shares his deeply personal connection with the music of Mozart and J.S. Bach. The subtly introspective C minor Partita and jubilant E major Violin Sonata show the master’s expressive range. Mozart’s cheeky “Kegelstatt” trio and Vaughan Williams’ lush Piano Quintet round out the evening with contrasting moods.

J. S. BACH
Violin Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Adagio ma non troppo
4. Allegro

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Piano Quintet in C minor
1. Allegro con fuoco
2. Andante
3. Fantasia, quasi variazione

INTERMISSION

J. S. BACH
Partita in C minor, BWV 826
1. Sinfonia
2. Allemande
3. Courante
4. Sarabande
5. Rondeaux
6. Capriccio

W. A. MOZART
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt”
1. Andante
2. Menuetto
3. Rondo: Allegretto

Robin Sutherland PIANO
Born in Denver, Robin Sutherland grew up in Greeley, entering the studio of Dr. Rita Hutcherson, head of the piano department of what was then Colorado State College, at the age of four. As a boy, he was befriended by another faculty member, Dr. Kenneth Evans; which led to many musical experiences including the first of many solo engagements with the Breckenridge Music Festival. Sutherland is an alumnus of the AspenMusicSchool and Festival, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Hawai’iand Juilliard.

While still an undergraduate at SFCM, he was appointed Principal Pianist of the San Francisco Symphony by Seiji Ozawa; an appointment reaffirmed by subsequent music directors Edo de Waart, Herbert Blomstedt and Michael Tilson Thomas. At the time, he was the youngest principal musician in the Orchestra’s history. His association with Leonard Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety,” has taken him all over the world. In addition to numerous performances on tour with the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas requested it for his farewell tour with the London Symphony, and Sutherland was Seiji Ozawa’s soloist of choice when he programmed the piece for his celebrated guest appearance at La Scala in Milan in 1994.

Of Sutherland’s recording of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations, Newhouse News Services has said, “…Sutherland has given us what may very well be the most totally satisfying Goldberg Variations available.”

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Jul
25
Thu
Breckenridge Music Festival: Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra & Friends @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Simply Swingin’ with Sinatra & Friends @ Riverwalk Center

One of the world’s leading specialists in recreating the music and magic of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia, returns to the Riverwalk Stage. This program is a celebration of the music and lyrics of great American songwriters like Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, and Rodgers and Hart. Journey back in time to Vegas in the 1950s and enjoy familiar rat-pack favorites such as I’ve Got You Under My Skin, The Lady is a Tramp, Mack the Knife, Just the Way You Are, and That’s Life, just to name a few.

Steve Lippia
Steve Lippia has become one of the most prominent, in-demand vocalists and has quickly established his place among the finest interpreters of “standards” and traditional pop music in the nation.Steve’s youthful, energetic talent and powerful show create a perfect blend of “classic” with “today.”His show introduces a new generation to this timeless music while appealing to long-time listeners.

Steve began his career headling highly successful, extended engagements at the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, where SRO audiences lined up more than two hours before show time to vie for seating. He has performed in multiple engagements for Hilton Atlantic City and Casino Windsor, among others.

Steve has become a favorite of Symphonies and has performed to sold-out audiences across North America, from the Boston Pops to the Kansas City Symphony.

Steve has headlined to SRO crowds at the legendary “Birdland Jazz Club” in New York City, backed by the Nelson Riddle and Woody Herman Orchestras. He performed in a highly successful European Jazz Festival Tour which resulted in a nationally televised special on Finnish TV2.

Steve’s TV appearances include “EXTRA,” FOX’s “Good Day New York,” CNN’s “Showbiz Today,” ABC and the BBC.

Steve is originally from Connecticut but makes his home in Las Vegas, Nevada with his wife and 2 miniature German Schnauzers.

Steven Schick, CONDUCTOR
Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. Hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as, “one of our supreme living virtuosos, not just of percussion but of any instrument,” he has championed contemporary percussion music by commissioning or premiering more than one hundred-fifty new works. The most important of these have become core repertory for solo percussion. Schick was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Schick is artistic director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. As a conductor, he has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, Ensemble Modern, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. He is the curator of, and will be conductor and percussion soloist in, “It’s About Time,” a festival of the San Diego Symphony to be held in January of 2018.

Schick’s publications include a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and many articles. He has released numerous recordings including the 2010 “Percussion Works of Iannis Xenakis,” and its companion, “The Complete Early Percussion Works of Karlheinz Stockhausen” in 2014 (both on Mode). He received the “Diapason d’Or” as conductor (Xenakis Ensemble Music with ICE) and the Deutscheschallplattenkritikpreis, as percussionist (Stockhausen), each for the best new music release of 2015. He was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Reed Family Presidential Chair at the University of California, San Diego. He was music director of the 2015 Ojai Festival.

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Jul
27
Sat
Breckenridge Music Festival: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony @ Riverwalk Center
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony @ Riverwalk Center

The word “Serenade” comes from the same root as serene, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to these monumental and often rhythmically-charged works for winds and strings. A first half of dueling winds and strings gives way to the synchronous orbits of two cosmically-inspired works written more than two hundred years apart.

RICHARD STRAUSS
Serenade for Winds in E-flat Major, Trv 106, Op. 7

PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48

INTERMISSION

MISSY MAZZOLI
Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)

W. A. MOZART
Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 “Jupiter”

Steven Schick, CONDUCTOR
Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. Hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as, “one of our supreme living virtuosos, not just of percussion but of any instrument,” he has championed contemporary percussion music by commissioning or premiering more than one hundred-fifty new works. The most important of these have become core repertory for solo percussion. Schick was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Schick is artistic director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. As a conductor, he has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, Ensemble Modern, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. He is the curator of, and will be conductor and percussion soloist in, “It’s About Time,” a festival of the San Diego Symphony to be held in January of 2018.

Schick’s publications include a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and many articles. He has released numerous recordings including the 2010 “Percussion Works of Iannis Xenakis,” and its companion, “The Complete Early Percussion Works of Karlheinz Stockhausen” in 2014 (both on Mode). He received the “Diapason d’Or” as conductor (Xenakis Ensemble Music with ICE) and the Deutscheschallplattenkritikpreis, as percussionist (Stockhausen), each for the best new music release of 2015. He was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Reed Family Presidential Chair at the University of California, San Diego. He was music director of the 2015 Ojai Festival.

Presented by Breckenridge Music

Jul
30
Tue
Breckenridge Music Festival: Views from 9600′ @ Breckenridge Theater
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Views from 9600' @ Breckenridge Theater

Music from American composers Gabriella Smith and Irving Fine bring members of the woodwind section to center stage. Hugo Wolf’s exuberant Italian Serenade evokes sunny, carefree days in Tuscany and Brahms’ autumnal Clarinet Quintet is the composer’s reflection on friendships old and new.

IRVING FINE
Partita
1. Introduction and Theme: Allegro moderato
2. Variation: Poco vivace
3. Interlude: Adagio
4. Gigue: Allegro
5. Coda: Lento assai

HUGO WOLF
Italian Serenade

GABRIELLA SMITH
Children of the Fire

INTERMISSION

JOHANNES BRAHMS
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
1. Allegro
2. Adagio – Più lento
3. Andantino – Presto non assai
4. Con moto

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Aug
1
Thu
Breckenridge Music Festival: Haydn’s Farewell Symphony @ Riverwalk Center
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Haydn's Farewell Symphony @ Riverwalk Center

In this palindromic program, we frame the action with two of Haydn’s greatest mid-life symphonies. The aptly subtitled “Passione” sets the scene and the “Farewell” quite literally deconstructs it—player by player. Within the frame, Bartók’s joyous First Violin Concerto, played by Concertmaster Nathan Olson, joins with the gem-like Music for a Small Ensemble by the indomitable American composer, Ruth Crawford Seeger, to create a program of sparkling contrasts.

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Symphony No. 49 in F minor, “La passione”,

BÉLA BARTÓK
Violin Concerto No. 1

INTERMISSION

RUTH CRAWFORD SEEGER
Music for a Small Ensemble

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, “Farewell Symphony”,

Steven Schick, CONDUCTOR
Percussionist, conductor, and author Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family. Hailed by Alex Ross in the New Yorker as, “one of our supreme living virtuosos, not just of percussion but of any instrument,” he has championed contemporary percussion music by commissioning or premiering more than one hundred-fifty new works. The most important of these have become core repertory for solo percussion. Schick was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Schick is artistic director of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. As a conductor, he has appeared with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, Ensemble Modern, the International Contemporary Ensemble, and the Asko/Schönberg Ensemble. He is the curator of, and will be conductor and percussion soloist in, “It’s About Time,” a festival of the San Diego Symphony to be held in January of 2018.

Schick’s publications include a book, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” and many articles. He has released numerous recordings including the 2010 “Percussion Works of Iannis Xenakis,” and its companion, “The Complete Early Percussion Works of Karlheinz Stockhausen” in 2014 (both on Mode). He received the “Diapason d’Or” as conductor (Xenakis Ensemble Music with ICE) and the Deutscheschallplattenkritikpreis, as percussionist (Stockhausen), each for the best new music release of 2015. He was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame in 2014.

Steven Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music and holds the Reed Family Presidential Chair at the University of California, San Diego. He was music director of the 2015 Ojai Festival.

Nathan Olson, VIOLIN
Nathan Olson holds the position of Co-Concertmaster with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as Guest Concertmaster with the Symphony Orchestras of Toronto, Omaha, and Tucson, and as Principal Second Violin with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Nathan is a member of the Mainly Mozart and Bravo Vail Festivals. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is a silver medal winner at the Fischoff Competition and has served on faculty at the Innsbrook Music Festival. A member of the Baumer String Quartet, he serves on faculty at the Crowden Chamber Music Workshop and the Monterey Chamber Music Workshop.

Presented by Breckenridge Music

Aug
3
Sat
Breckenridge Music Festival: Deep River of Song, featuring Jayme Stone’s Folklife & Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival @ Riverwalk Center
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Deep River of Song, featuring Jayme Stone’s Folklife & Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival @ Riverwalk Center

Jayme Stone’s Folklife and special guest Bonnie Paine, founding member of Elephant Revival, join forces with the Festival Orchestra to tap into the deep aquifer of American folk music. A modern reimagining of the seminal field recordings collected by American folklorist Alan Lomax, the program features traditional songs like Shenandoah, Hey Lally Lo and That’s Alright arranged for the rich combination of classical and folk instruments. Composer-in-residence Max Wolpert and Jayme Stone’s re-creations, commissioned especially for this concert, are paired with classics by quintessential American composer Aaron Copland.

“A fresh contemporary take on musical treasures.”
NPR

“A musical evangelist, Stone loves using fresh approaches to get people hooked on wider musical traditions.”
EDMONTON JOURNAL

“The Yo-Yo Ma of the banjo.”
GLOBE AND MAIL

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Aug
4
Sun
Breckenridge Music Presents: An Evening with Leo Kottke @ Riverwalk Center
Aug 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: An Evening with Leo Kottke @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Known for his compelling original compositions as well as his arrangements of cover songs, renowned acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke returns to the Riverwalk Stage. During his career, Kottke has collaborated with Phish bassist Mike Gordon and recorded an extensive catalog that has inspired countless guitarists. His debut LP, 6 & 12 String Guitar, has been reissued three times since its 1969 release. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has been delighting audiences with his undeniably complex style and his impromptu stage banter for decades.

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Aug
6
Tue
Breckenridge Music Festival: A Bouquet of Folk Music @ Breckenridge Theater
Aug 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: A Bouquet of Folk Music @ Breckenridge Theater

Swedish Romantic composer Franz Berwald’s Grand Septet builds on short thematic fragments that often mimic village tunes and dances. Ferde Grofé, best known for his Grand Canyon Suite, wrote the apt-named Table d’hôte: Humoresque in 1945, dispelling the anxiety of the war years. The duets of Polish composer and violinist Grażyna Bacewicz feature songs from her native country and 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s distinctive voice is heard in the Colorado premiere of her Ritornello for string quartet.

FRANZ BERWALD
Grand Septet in B-flat major
i. Introduction: Adagio – Allegro molto
ii. Poco adagio – Prestissimo – Adagio
iii. Finale: Allegro con spirito

FERDE GROFÉ
Table d’hote: Humoresque

INTERMISSION

GRAŻYNA BACEWICZ
Violin Duets on Folk Themes

CAROLINE SHAW
Ritornello for String Quartet

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Aug
8
Thu
Breckenridge Music Festival: Copland’s Appalachian Spring @ Riverwalk Center
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Copland's Appalachian Spring @ Riverwalk Center

This program brings a trio of American classics to the Riverwalk Stage. Soprano Jessica Aszodi sings Samuel Barber’s touching Knoxville, Summer of 1915, followed by the original ballet version of Copland’s Appalachian Spring for 13 musicians. The second half features Florence Price’s First Symphony, an unheralded masterpiece of its time. Though much of her music was lost or ignored while she was alive, we’ll bring this towering American composer to center stage.

SAMUEL BARBER
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Op. 24

AARON COPLAND
Appalachian Spring

INTERMISSION

FLORENCE PRICE
Symphony No. 1 in E Minor

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Aug
10
Sat
Breckenridge Music Festival: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony @ Riverwalk Center
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Breckenridge Music Festival: Beethoven's Seventh Symphony @ Riverwalk Center

It doesn’t get much more songlike than with Luciano Berio’s delightful Folk Songs; and it doesn’t get much more dancelike than with Beethoven’s high-octane Seventh Symphony. We’ll start with a song from the 14th century, Guillaume de Machaut’s Je vivroie liement/liement me deport, in a lively arrangement by Felipe Rossi featuring Jessica Aszodi, soprano. A fitting conclusion to our season, Songs and Dances.

GUILLAUME DE MACHAUT/ARR. FELIPE ROSSI
Je vivroie liement/liement me deport

LUCIANO BERIO
Folk Songs

INTERMISSION

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

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Aug
18
Sun
Breckenridge Music Presents: Asleep at the Wheel @ Riverwalk Center
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Breckenridge Music Presents: Asleep at the Wheel @ Riverwalk Center | Breckenridge | Colorado | United States

Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 46 years ago. Now based in Austin and traveling as an 8-piece band, Asleep at the Wheel holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!

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