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Take a look back at the 2018 CRESTED BUTTE MUSIC FESTIVAL #MakeMusicMore

July 5-August 11, 2018

"SHAKE YOUR BUTTE" WITH DJ JOHNNY DYNELL

BEEROQUE

JAPANESE GARDEN: JAMES NYORAKU SCHLEFER + MIWA SASAKI

BERNSTEIN IN SONG

FLUXUS NIGHT: COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE ART

CBMF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH CHARLES YANG

CELEBRATION GALA

OUTDOOR CONCERT: ALEX KOMODORE + FRIENDS

VERDI'S FALSTAFF

THE WILD CHAMBER MUSIC PARTY

SOUND HEARTH HOME SOIREE: CRESTED BUTTE OPERA STUDIO

GYPSY JAZZ GOES SOUTH: HOT CLUB IN LATIN + SOUTH AMERICA

JOHN JORGENSON QUINTET

GYPSY JAZZ TRIBUTE TO STEPHANE GRAPPELLI + LES PAUL

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN: REDEMPTION SONGS AND SONATAS

STEVE POLTZ

SPINPHONY

JAZZ SUPERSTARS: DON BYRON + ARUAN ORTIZ

SOUND HEARTH HOME SOIREE: MOZART'S VIENNA

AARON DIEHL

ENNIO MORRICONE'S SPAGHETTI WESTERN FILM SCORES

NATALIA ZUKERMAN IN "THE WOMEN WHO RODE AWAY: SONGS & PORTRAITS"

IN THE FAMILY: EUGENIA + ARIANNA ZUKERMAN

MARIACHI ON THE ROCKS: A MARGARITA MARCH

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

The Crested Butte Music Festival is committed to providing high-caliber education in each musical genre. There is something for everyone; our educational programs reach over 1,000 people each summer. Every one of our programs has unique attributes and have faculty comprised of professional artists who are leaders in their fields.

CRESTED BUTTE OPERA STUDIO

The Crested Butte Opera Studio provides gifted young singers and pianists opportunities to study and perform with leading opera professionals during a five-week residency at the Crested Butte Music Festival. Under the direction of the Opera Studio’s Artistic Director, Lynn Baker, participants will undergo a rigorous training program that includes forty hours per week of vocal and dramatic instruction. Students will perform roles in the Festival’s production of Verdi’s Falstaff, present an evening of cabaret, perform in concert with the Festival Symphony Orchestra and sing in public master classes by visiting faculty and guest artists.

ORCHESTRAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

The Orchestral Fellows Program is a pre-professional apprenticeship program for young musicians from conservatories and top music schools seeking to expand their musical experience and refine their craft. Last year’s fellows were current students and graduates of Curtis, Harvard, New England Conservatory, The Juilliard School, New World Symphony, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and many more.

Selected participants gained direct exposure and the unique opportunity to sit side-by-side with professional orchestral, chamber, and solo musicians in six orchestral concerts, including multiple performances of Verdi’s Falstaff with the young, professional vocalists from the distinguished Crested Butte Opera Studio. Chamber music performances and outreach are also a part of the CBMF Orchestral Fellows experience.

Fellows spend approximately 2.5 weeks gaining meaningful experience and exposure in their respective disciplines with professional musicians and artistic staff, including conductors Tito Munoz and Brian Garman.

OPERA CHILDREN'S CHORUS

The Opera Children’s Chorus is a unique, three-week intensive performance program for talented young singers aged 8-18. Led by acclaimed director and clinician Nina Revering, OCC participants receive professional-level performance training and experience.

CBMF BLUEGRASS KIDS CAMP

The Bluegrass Kids Camp is a fun, 5-day music camp in Crested Butte that provides kids (ages 7-14) an amazing experience in bluegrass music education. Students learn to play in a bluegrass band with other students, write songs, and advance their individual skills through instrument break-out sessions. The day camp offers training for first-timers as well as intermediate players.

HOT CLUB DREAM CAMP

An unheralded experience for ensemble training and performances! Gypsy jazz masters Vinny Raniolo, Jason Anick, Max O’Rourke, John Jorgenson, and Nicki Parrott instruct ensembles in the art of gypsy jazz. The camp included warm-ups, plenty of jam time, rhythm guitar, improvisation, a specific workshop on the secrets and riffs of Django Reinhardt’s style, participant ensembles, and late-night jam sessions with performers.

CRESTED BUTTE CHAMBER MUSIC INTENSIVE

Small ensembles of serious, amateur musicians are coached by world-class artists in a supportive, inviting atmosphere. The Intensive is unique in its intimate atmosphere and unequaled access to coaches; the participant-to-coach ratio is capped at 3:1. Additionally, coaches perform with participants and lead hikes and other outdoor activities.

The high-level artistry from both players and coaches combines with a special, collegial ambiance to create an intimate, boutique experience. A unique bond is engendered amongst all musicians who travel to Crested Butte, as music and nature come together in one glorious duo.

The Intensive blends superb music making with the rejuvenating power of nature for an unforgettable week in paradise.

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS

Festival Circle

Don + Cathey Humphreys • Kathy + Scott King • Paul + Donna Witt

Conductor’s Circle - $25,000

Stephanie + Tom Seymour • Tom + Linda Biery

Artist’s Circle - $15,000

Christe & Tim Fretthold

Producer’s Circle - $10,000

Ansel + Virginia Condray • Larry + Venise Stuart • James M. and Ynette S. Hogue Philanthropic Fund of the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation • Steve Bolton + Bob Valentine • Priscilla Natkins + Seth Novatt • Moffitt Family Fund

Platinum - $5,000

Bruce Jackson • Dr. + Mrs. John M. Haley • Jackie Bush + John Dugenske • Dennis + Victoria Myers • Randall + Barbara Rosenblatt • Witt Endowment • Stanley H. Feldberg New Initiatives Fund

Gold - $2,500

Richard + Betty Mayer • Jim + Sue Oates • Richard + Mary Allen • Karen Yong • Dr. Sanders + Linda Benkwith • Gregory + Wita Wojtkowski • Erik + Emily Peterson • Elizabeth Roistacher + Steven Polan • Bill + Christy Manuel • Clyde + Bitsy Wyant

Silver - $1,000

Mary Nell + R. Michael Beatty • Sterling + Melinda Doster • Bailie + Beverly Griffith • Hugh + Catherine Harris, Jr. • Bob + Suzanne Schutt • Virginia Stone, In memory of Jerry Stone • Craig + Cheryl Ulmer • Martha Violett, In memory of Ted Violett • William Mog • Meg + Mike Smith

Bronze - $500

Margot Levy • Bill + Anna Marie Moncrief • Charles + Marcia Haley, In memory of Arvel + Charlotte Haley • Kecia + Stephen Vekovius • Joe + Becky Williams

Copper - $250

Bruce + Debbie Alpern • Fred + Suzanne Berry Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley • John Bruno III • Susie + Reggie Coon • Ingrid Gebavi • Thomas + Anne MacFarlane • John + Christy Murchison • Don + Natalie Risinger • Anthony + Randi Stroh • P-Squared Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley • Richard + Donna Bratton • James + Kaylon Phillips

Friend - up to $100

RC + Joyce Benson • Peg + Jim Billick • Mike + Linda Boyd • Elizabeth + John Chenoweth • Raquel Cortina • Margaret Conable + Keven Crandell • Dan + Jane Hallmark • Don Haver • Don + Elizabeth Janney • John Mason • Uew + Gunhild Meissner • Peter Sotos • Eugenia Zukerman • Anonymous (1) • Sigrid + Dick Freese • Karen Hickey • Mary Evans + Pavol Kasala • Gewn Marcussen • Jeannie + Larry Wright • Mary Hense • Nora Underwood + Brian Inouye • Steven Shapiro • Brooke Wylie • Ashley Jerziorski • Mark Moorman • Dr. Anastasia Pike • Dr. Peter Schimpf

ARTIST SUPPORTERS

Don + Cathey Humphreys • Bruce Jackson • Kathy + Scott King • Jim + Sue Oates • Elizabeth Roistacher + Steven Polan • Stephanie + Tom Seymour • Steve Bolton + Bob Valentine • Jackie Bush + John Dugenske • Tom + Linda Biery • Randall + Barbara Rosenblatt

BUSINESS SUPPORTERS

Foundations + Grant Support

National Endowment for the Arts • Colorado Creative Industries • Town of Mt. Crested Butte • Crested Butte Creative District • Music Performance Trust Fund

Platinum

Winslow BMW of Colorado Springs

Gold

Rocky Mountain Trees • Hargrove & Kidd Construction

Silver

Crested Butte Sotheby's International Realty • Red Lady Realty • The Mountain Store • Thurston Kitchen + Bath • Tivoli Brewing

Bronze

Milky Way • Crested Butte Sports • Pinnacle Orthopedics • Community Banks of Colorado • Old Town Inn • Dragon Sheet Metal • Crested Butte Mountain Resort • Crested Butte Lodging • Mountain Earth Organic Grocer

Lodging & Media Partners

Crested Butte News • Gunnison Country Times • KBUT Community Radio • Travel Crested Butte • B&B Printers • Alpine Express • Crested Butte Mountain Resort • Crested Butte Film Festival • WSCU - Conference Services • WSCU - Music Department • WSCU - Theater Department

THANK YOU

The Crested Butte Music Festival is grateful to each and every donor of all types who provided essential support for our wide-ranging artistic and educational programs through gifts; in-kind donations of time, products or services; housing artists, and more. We acknowledge all of the individuals, foundations, businesses, and government agencies for their support of the Festival’s mission.

Please help us continue to provide these special experiences and opportunities for our community by making a donation.

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