The Estes Park Music Festival’s 40th year will open Sounds of Summer 2016 with the Denver Brass bringing a musical palate entitled “Brassflix: Celebrating America through Music from the Silver Screen.” The program promises ”great American moments as unforgettable film scores paint pictures of heroes, adventures, challenges and triumphs.” Re-live great moments from – The Wizard of Oz, Magnificent 7, Pirate of the Caribbean, Apollo 13, Fellowship of the Ring and much more!
The Denver Brass was founded in 1981 by Kathy and Chuck Brantigan, as an all-new, one-of-a-kind brass chamber ensemble which would be in the forefront of performance, entertainment, commissions and education. Today, The Denver Brass is an elite ensemble recognized throughout the U.S. and the world as one of the premier ensembles of its kind – setting itself apart through its sound, original repertoire, recordings and concert productions. With 14 world-class musicians, the Denver Brass performs its own original compositions and arrangements and reaches 60,000+ persons annually through more than 150 concerts and outreach services. The ensemble has more than 30 recordings and is heard daily on radio stations throughout the world.
The trademark sound of The Denver Brass features a dazzling array of more than 13 distinct brass instruments plus percussion, utilizing mutes, technique and sound expertise to produce a rainbow of sound phenomena -not a band, not an orchestra, an entirely new sound . The ensemble presents a sound experience that makes an impression long past the final chord of the concert. Classical, jazz, Broadway, Latin, multi-cultural fusions and new sound sensations created by brass with bagpipes, steel drums, hand-bells, fiddles, voices, and a variety of distinguished soloists. “Shows,” instead of “concerts,” are carefully designed to enhance the listening experience through strong concert themes and story lines, character hosts and guests from a wide variety of artistic genre.
Monday, July 18 features the Colorado Music Festival artist in residence, violin virtuoso Vadim Gluzman. A world class violin soloist, Gluzman will come to Estes Park to lead the orchestra as concertmaster in a conductor-less program, performing Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, as well as the leading the orchestra from the concertmaster’s chair in pieces by Schnittke and Shostakovich. The festival is honored to welcome this extraordinary Ukrainian-born Israeli classical musician.
This will be another outstanding series of summer concerts in Estes Park. Tickets: Individual concert tickets: $30 each (cash or check) Save by subscription $100. Children and students admitted free. Tickets available at the door or in advance at Macdonald Book Shop, 152 E. Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park or at the Festival business office located at Hobert Office Services, 1140 Manford Ave., Suite A, Estes Park (970) 586-9519. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.estesparkmusicfestival.org. A processing fee is applied to all credit and/or debit card purchases.
Every concert series needs an excellent venue and the beautiful Stanley Hotel is the perfect mountain setting. We are grateful to the Stanley Hotel Management and staff for their incredible support and generosity. Thank you to Bob’s Piano Service, our series sponsors, the Safeway Foundation and Chevron Humankind Program.
Additional parking is available next to the Concert Hall and behind the Stanley Hotel.
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