Lunch Lecture: “Who’s this Beethoven Guy?”

You probably knew that Beethoven was deaf, but Beethoven you probably didn’t know that he was always falling in love, was exempt from court etiquette, and became the towering figure of his times. So, who is Beethoven, and why is he so important? Find out here in a free talk with CBMF Co-Artistic Director, Dr. Erik Christian Peterson.

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Beethoven + Now

Black + Beethoven Series
Performers: Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin Anna Arzumanyan, piano
Program: Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 8 Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 10 Jessie Montgomery – Rhapsody No. 1 Daniel Bernard Roumain – Filter

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Music + Mountains: Taarka (outside)

Take in Crested Butte’s best view of the mountains while listening to one of the country’s greatest and most eclectic gypsy jazz / folk / indie rock bands, Taarka. Bring your own chair and picnic for the best morning of your summer!

All Ages

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Home Soiree: Japanese Serenity

Performer: Miwa Sasaki, koto We can’t hop on a plane bound for Japan right now, but here’s the next best thing! Crested Butte’s mountain scenery is a perfect marriage with traditional music from Japan. Unwind and be transported with music performed by master Japanese musician, Miwa Sasaki, as she performs one of Japan’s most treasured [...] Read More


Taarka seamlessly fuses brilliant instrumental chops with songwriting of great depth and creativity, cooking up musical “sustenance that stays with you long after you’ve pushed away from the table.”

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Dave Devine Project

A trio of superstars join forces to create a supergroup that blends acoustic and electronic sounds in compositions and improvisations.

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Lunch Lecture: Beethoven – Spooky, Sublime, Significant

The Romantic Period was the era of grandeur, sublimity, spookiness, and horror. Poe, Shelly, Hawthorne, Byron, and Goethe expressed those sentiments in prose and poetry, and Beethoven exalted them in music. Learn about the Classical and Romantic periods and how Beethoven’s music evolves into a Romantic manifesto that expresses the sublime.

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