Crested Butte Music Festival
The 16th annual Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) promises to be a festival for all the senses, delivering world-class performances in very intimate and beautiful settings from July 4 – Aug. 12, 2012.
“This is definitely not your typical summer music festival. We run the gamut of offering Have a Beer with Beethoven in a local barn and gypsy jazz concerts at Uley’s Cabin to opera productions featuring talent from around the globe and performances by legends like Marcello Giordani, Samuel Ramey and Junior Mance,” says Festival Director Alexander Scheirle.
The jam-packed schedule of events includes three mini-festivals within a festival: Bluegrass In Paradise, Opera In Paradise and Gypsy Jazz in Paradise. Opera offerings continue to expand as do educational opportunities for rising young professionals in the opera world and youth interested in bluegrass, brass and opera.
One of the most special things about CBMF for performers and audiences are the intimate venues. “You can’t get this close to opera anywhere else. If you wanted to get any closer, you’d have to get up on stage and sing,” says Sarah Meyers, who will stage direct “The Magic Flute” for CBMF and is a guest stage director for The Metropolitan Opera.
For a full schedule of events and to purchase various pass options and individual tickets, visit www.crestedbuttemusicfestival or call 349-0619.
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A Benefit for the Adaptive Sports Center and Crested Butte Ski Club
7 Hours of the Banana will be held on Twister this year!!!! Get your bump skiing legs ready!
How it works: By 8:30 a.m. all participants must have located their skis at the designated area a short ways uphill of the starting line. Le Mans start at 8:50 a.m.: participants will run up to their skis and traverse above both chairlifts down to the Silver Queen lift. Competitors must use the dedicated lift line; do not use other lines open to the public (the Silver Queen will open early for the start). After riding the Silver Queen lift, competitors must ski/ride through Monument Gate and ski Twister. Competitors must stay on Twister! Your lap will be counted when you go through the staging area before you load onto the Twister lift. Please remember if you go too fast through the timing tent, your lap will not be counted! If you don’t hear a beep–you’re going to fast!
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