The Crested Butte Music Festival announces its 2021 lineup
The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) is delighted to celebrate its 25th year of presenting world-class music in beautiful settings across the Gunnison Valley. This season features innovative musical adventures in wild environments, a new singer-songwriter camp, and features the Sally Miner Lecture Series. The festival will run from July 23 to October 1, with a preview on June 25. From I Bar Ranch to the shores of Blue Mesa Lake, programs located across the Gunnison Valley, to the new, state-of-the-art Crested Butte Center for the Arts. , a $ 20 million performing arts center with state-of-the-art acoustics. In the words of CBMF CEO Erica Vernon, “We are delighted to present our most creative and innovative season yet to celebrate our 25th anniversary. “
The virtuoso pianist Anna Arzumanyan will perform a program entirely devoted to Chopin, followed by a presentation of the 1991 film, Impromptu, illustrating the life of Chopin. This will be the first of three “Music and Film” events. Yonder Mountain String Band and The Another Brothers will each bring progressive bluegrass sounds to the valley. The perennial favorite Gypsy Jazz All-Stars will perform at both ends of the Gunnison Valley and for the Django Jeeping event. Secret Six hosts Labor Day weekend with New Orleans Jazz. Grammy-nominated indie rock favorite DeVotchKa will perform at I Bar Ranch. The Alexander String Quartet, one of the world’s most acclaimed chamber music ensembles, will perform twice. Winner of many prestigious music awards, Don Byron will perform jazz compositions at the Festival’s annual Gala.
The CBMF invites participants and music enthusiasts to support the Festival’s programming by joining the new Crescendo Club. The Crescendo Club is focused on building relationships within our music community and cultivating a connected festival experience. Membership offers many advantages.
This season’s weeklong educational camps include Bluegrass and Beyond, the Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp featured on PBS, and new this year, the Crested Butte Singer-Songwriter Camp. The Sally Miner Lecture Series are free lectures given by CBMF Co-Artistic Director Dr. Erik Christian Peterson on topics ranging from Bach dance to an introduction to rhythm. The festival once again presents Musique + Montagnes, in which artists perform outdoors against the backdrop of Mt. The breathtaking view of the Crested Butte mountains. Co-Artistic Director Dr Emily Ondracek-Peterson, who performs herself this summer, says “the opportunity to experience the best music amidst the most beautiful scenery makes CBMF truly unique”.
The CBMF features world-class musicians in the fields of classical, gypsy jazz, opera, bluegrass and more. Through CBMF’s guest performers, residents and visitors to Gunnison County have access to performances and educational opportunities that would typically only be available in a large metropolitan area. CBMF offers educational programming and events for all ages, many of which are free. To view the full program and purchase tickets, please visit crestedbuttemusicfestival.org.