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Opening Night Orchestra

  • 900 Strings Road, Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487
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    Opening Night Orchestra Featuring the Music of Beethoven

    The 32nd Festival classical season opens with Wagner’s surprise birthday present to his wife, a piece first played on Christmas morning by musicians on their staircase. Following is a fun ride through the Norwegian countryside with Grieg’s Holberg Suite depicting a beautiful and powerful landscape. The concert rises to a close with Beethoven’s upbeat, but lesser performed, Symphony No. 4.


    Michael Sachs, conductor

    WAGNER Siegfried-Idyll, WWV 103

    GRIEG Holberg Suite for Strings, Op. 40

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4, in B-flat Major, Op. 60


    Violin I: Peter Otto (concertmaster), Katherine Bormann, Johnny Lee, Alicia Koelz, Ellen Pendleton Troyer, Natalie Gaynor
    Violin II: John Macfarlane, Scott Weber, Jeffrey Zehngut, Jeanelle Brierley, Eva Dove
    Viola: Wesley Collins, Paul Murphy, Joanna Patterson-Zakany, Gabrielle Skinner
    Cello: Tanya Ell, Karissa Zadinsky, David Rosen, Ariana Nelson
    Bass: Oscar Meza, Scott Dixon
    Flute: Christina Smith
    Oboe: Elizabeth Koch Tiscione, Michele Tosser Smith
    Clarinet: Afendi Yusuf, Robert Woolfrey
    Bassoon: William Short, Elise Wagner
    Horn: Gail Williams, Josh Phillips
    Trumpet: John Rommel, Michael Tiscione
    Timpani: Jeremy Epp

    Strings Music Festival invites you to mingle with the musicians at the Opening Night Champagne Reception following the evening’s performance.

    Please note: No children under six years old will be permitted to attend any evening concerts (excludes Family Concerts).

    Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. MDT. Tickets can be purchased using the link below or by calling the box office.

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