The Sound of Music

The Strings Music Festival gears up for the 2019 summer season in Steamboat

In its 32nd year, the Strings Music Festival continues to provide sensational music in the scenic town of Steamboat, Colorado. Split into two categories, "Different Tempo" and "Classical," the fest showcases classical, country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll genres throughout the season and funnels in fans of all music tastes to the mountain town’s Strings Music Pavilion from May 22 until August 25.

Here are a few highlights from the diverse musical ensembles playing throughout the summer.

Celebrate America VOL. III
June 29 | Tickets Start at $58
Get in the Independence Day spirit with this third-annual festival favorite that includes American classics like John Williams’ Olympic-played songs, John Philip Sousa’s military marches and others performed by the Festival Brass and Percussion Ensemble.

The Dover Quartet: Classical for the Community
July 10 | Pay What You Can
Start the appreciation for the art of music early with this communal experience that allows children six and older to enjoy the harmonious tunes with choose-your-own-seats and ticket costs. Music lovers are encouraged to pay what they can for donations to witness the Dover Quartet dazzle the audience with their rhythmic skills in violin, viola and cello.  

Band of Horses with Nikki Lane
July 19 | Tickets Start at $65
The biggest rock show the fest has hosted, this alternative indie band will perform at the Pavilion with some hits from their five studio albums and Grammy-nominated discography. With noteworthy hit singles like “The Funeral” or “No One’s Gonna Love You” and touring globally with iconic band Pearl Jam or artist Neil Young, this is not a show to miss.

Notes From The Balcony – Romeo and Juliet In Music Created by Boston Brass
July 20 | Tickets Start at $58; $10 Juniors  
The quintessential Shakespeare romantic tragedy is smartly reconstructed into a moving, powerful symphony performed by Boston Brass that walks listeners through passion, love and the fatal fates of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet.  

Find the full calendar here.

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