Steamboat Springs This week at Strings in the Mountains gets started today with an Encore Concert at 6 p.m.
Those who attend will enjoy great music in an intimate setting, followed by an elegant wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. This one-hour concert features Yehonatan Berick, Jonathan Crow, Yizhak Schotten and David Hardy and is hosted by Bruce and Jane Hannon at their home along the banks of the Yampa River at the base of Saddle Mountain.
Tickets are $100.
At noon Tuesday, at Centennial Hall is our Musical Talks featuring pianist Cary Lewis and Dr. Ken Greene.
They will discuss and illustrate the works by the three women composers featured in this week's Wednesday Chamber Concert -- Rebecca Clark, Louise Heritte-Viardot, and Clara Schumann.
Participants will discover what helped these women break boundaries to become professional musicians and composers.
This event is free and open to the public.
Also on Tuesday, a Family Concert, The Wild Musical World of Jim Moore "Animal Rock" will be held at 5:30 p.m.
This high-energy show features exciting music, audience participation, colorful costumes and zany stage props.
Tickets are $1 for children and $5 for adults.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Chamber Music takes center stage. Strings chamber musicians will perform an evening of classical music, "A Tribute to Women Composers," featuring pianist Lewis.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $5 for juniors. There will be a "Meet the Musicians" dessert reception after the concert.
Music on the Green is at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Yampa River Botanic Park. The free concert features Strings' Young Artists in Residence, the Hyperion String Quartet.
There is limited parking and those wishing to attend are asked to bus, carpool, walk or bike to the park.
When the parking lot is full, there is alternative parking available at the Hampton Inn and Suites with continuous van shuttle service provided by Mountain Resorts between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Strings presents its Different Tempo Concert at 8 p.m. Friday with Hot Club of Cowtown. The award-winning trio melds hot jazz and vintage Western swing.
The group uses a vintage 1925 Gibson acoustic guitar and 1938 Gibson amp among other great classic instrumentation . Tickets are $20.
On Saturday at 8 p.m., Strings presents Dan Foster, principal violist of the National Symphony Orchestra.
He will take attendees on a journey from "New York to Vienna" featuring musical masterpieces.
Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for juniors.
For tickets and information on any of the aforementioned performances, call 879-5056, Ext. 105, or visit www.stringsinthemountains.org.