2018 Schedule

Without music, life is a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Things you need to know before you go!
No dogs in grass pass area or the Festival Tent.
Outside alcohol and food is allowed in the grass pass area, however, NO outside alcohol is allowed in the Festival Tent. 
Use of photographic, recording or video equipment is prohibited.
Remember to please turn off all electronic devices during the programs.
Latecomers will be seated at the first break of the program.

4.16% of all tickets purchased since June 1st will be donated to the SWCO Disaster Assistance Fund!

Saturday, July 7th
WORLD MUSIC CONCERT
7:00 PM
$20

Bayfield Performing Arts Center
800 County Road 501
Bayfield

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THE HUNTS
The Hunts are an indie-folk band from the southlands of Chesapeake, Virginia. These seven siblings have a passion for creating compelling music and have collaborated around each other’s gifts of writing, composing, and musicianship to accomplish that. Stringed instruments, surrounded by enchanting harmonies and thrilling rhythms, achieve an organic yet transcendent sound.



Wednesday, July 11th
BENEFIT EVENT
7:00 PM
$75

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE
Enjoy views of the Twilight Peaks while indulging in a variety of artisan desserts. Animas Chocolate Company and the Ore House restaurant will create numerous “duets” that pair handcrafted chocolate desserts with a specialty cocktail, beer, or wine as a prelude to a magical musical evening.

BACKTRACK VOCALS
A cappella powerhouse Backtrack Vocals has taken the stage at notable venues across the nation, including Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theater, and more!
Hear incredible arrangements of Pop favorites, such as “Over the Rainbow”, The Beatles’ “Blackbird”, Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, Zara Larsson and the Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down”/”Never Forget You”, and Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”.


Thursday, July 12th
FAMILY CONCERT
5:30 PM
$5

Community Concert Hall
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango

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DINNER & FAMILY CONCERT
GREEN EGGS AND HAM
Enjoy a picnic dinner prior to this Festival Orchestra concert designed for children and their families!
“Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?” Spend your evening with Sam-I-Am in this orchestral celebration of
Dr. Seuss. A classic culinary curiosity sure to be a musical feast for the whole family!

TM & © 1960 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.
All Rights Reserved.

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Friday, July 13th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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FAIRY TALES 
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Aviram Reichert, piano

This performance is dedicated in memory of
Maestro Mischa Semanitzky

  

Saturday, July 14th
WORLD MUSIC CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42 / $32

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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THE NIGHTOWLS
A ten-piece ensemble that Austin Monthly named a “band to watch” and Texas Music Magazine called “a smooth addictive blend of pop, R&B and funk that will delight the band’s dance-happy fans.”
Influences run the gamut from James Brown to Michael Jackson. Bright, bold horns dance and leap over a funky rhythm section, while lead vocalist Harkrider’s soulful voice shimmers out alongside gorgeous female harmonies.

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Saturday, July 14th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

Sunflower Theatre
8 East Main Street
Cortez

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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello
Aviram Reichert, piano

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Sunday, July 15th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

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Tuesday, July 17th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

First United Methodist Church
2917 Aspen Drive
Durango
      
THE BEAR
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Wednesday, July 18th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

Cascade Village Event Center
50827 Hwy 550 North 
1 Mile North Of Purgatory Resort

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SLEEPING BEAUTY

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Thursday, July 19th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$15

Roshong Hall
Fort Lewis College

1000 Rim Drive
Durango
THE JULIUS QUARTET

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Friday, July 20th

BENEFIT EVENT
5:30 PM
$150

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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POPS NIGHT DINNER & CONCERT
THE MAGICAL MUSIC OF HENRY MANCINI
Richard Kaufman, conductor
Whitney Kaufman, vocalist

Enjoy a multi-course dinner with wine plus live & silent auctions, all followed by a Pops Orchestra concert celebrating the music of Henry Mancini.

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Saturday, July 21st
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango
BABA YAGA
Andrew Hilary Grams, guest conductor
Katherine Steele, oboe

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Sunday, July 22nd
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango
WANDERER FANTASY
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Andrey Ponochevny, piano

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Tuesday, July 24th
CHAMBER CONCERT
7:00 PM
$42

St. Columba Catholic Church
1800 East 2nd Avenue
Durango
THE ANGEL
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Friday, July 27th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56/$46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Sirena Huang, violin

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Saturday, July 28th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56/$46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango

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 WALT DEAR AND FAMILY
I LOVE A PIANO
Tony DeSare, piano/vocals
Thomas Heuser, guest conductor

DeSare performs with infectious joy, wry playfulness, and robust musicality. From jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall to Las Vegas, and major symphony orchestras throughout North America and abroad, Desare brings his fresh take on classics old and new, from Gershwin and Debussy to Prince. Hear favorites such as Rhapsody in Blue and Clair de Lune, songs by Irving Berlin, John Lennon, Barry Gibb, Elton John, Ray Charles, and more!


Sunday, July 29th
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA CONCERT
7:00 PM
$56 / $46

Festival Tent, Purgatory
1 Skier Place
Durango
PRINCE CHARMING
Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin


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