Beethoven + Other Good Stuff

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Performers: Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin
Anna Arzumanyan, piano

$40

Bluegrass and Beyond Camp

The Bluegrass and Beyond Camp at CBMF is a fun, 5-day music camp in Crested Butte, Colorado. Bluegrass and Beyond is a music camp for instrumentalists aged 8-99 years old.

$399.00

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

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

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.

Free

Beethoven + Now

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

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

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Taarka (outside)

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

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

$25.00

Home Soiree: Japanese Serenity

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

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 […]

$200

Taarka

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

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.”

$40.00

Dave Devine Project

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

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

$40.00

Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

An unheralded experience for ensemble training and performances! Learn from gypsy jazz masters in Crested Butte, Colorado. Attend the Colorado Gypsy Jazz Camp with your existing ensemble or join as an individual guitar, fiddle or bass player and our gurus will place you within an ensemble. 

$899.00

Lunch Lecture: Beethoven – Spooky, Sublime, Significant

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

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.

Free

Fingernoise with CBMF Young Artist Competition Winners

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Be astounded by this year’s CBMF Young Artist Competition Winners, Julia and Willem Luyten. Julia and Willem are sibling virtuoso violinists still in high school. The two will perform Vivaldi’s Concerto in A Minor for Two Violins.

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Breakfast at Benny’s

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Tickets include passed hors d'oeuvres and drinks in addition to the unique, intimate settings in beautiful homes.

$25.00

Django Jeeping with Nathan Royal

Hop in your Jeep for a group off-roading adventure - and a concert! Undoubtedly the most adventurous concert of the summer, you’ll hear world class music in an unimaginably beautiful setting.   

$200.00

Lunch Lecture: After Beethoven

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Beethoven left a towering shadow in his wake. After his funeral, which was attended by 20,000 Viennese, the question was, “What do we do now?” Artists in all genres struggled, but particularly in music.

Free

Meadow Mountain

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

One of the hottest bluegrass bands in the country is visiting CB this summer! Winners of multiple awards and competitions, Meadow Mountain has a soulful connection to traditional bluegrass.

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Alex Kommodore (outside)

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

A masterful performance executed with style and grace. — The Village Voice, New York City. Alex Kommodore is a globetrotting classical musician, but you can see him in Crested Butte in front of a stunning backdrop of Colorado's best mountain views.

$25.00

Home Soiree: Beethoven & Beer with Ivalas Quartet

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

The Ivalas Quartet is one of the most exciting young string quartets touring today. In this program, they present Beethoven’s most exciting and passionate string quartet alongside a wonderful quartet by black American composer, George Walker.

$200.00

Beethoven in Color

Center for the Arts Courtyard 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Continuing their mission of representing musicians of all colors, the Ivalas Quartet blisteringly performs Beethoven’s greatest middle-period quartet (which includes perhaps Beethoven’s most beautiful slow movement) alongside works by two composers of color.

$40.00

Music + Mountains: Beethoven Serenade

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Beethoven's Serenade, op. 25 CBMF's Co-Artistic Directors perform one of Beethoven's most beautiful and overlooked works - his Serenade for Violin, Viola, and Flute. Beethoven's gem is a perfect accompaniment for a beautiful morning in the mountains.

$25.00

Garden Soiree : Beethoven The Sonata with Christopher O’Riley

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Here’s your chance to see one of the most personable and engaging performers today, in a beautifully intimate space. Undoubtedly, this will be a highlight of the summer. To have an artist of Mr. O’Riley’s stature in Crested Butte is not an experience to miss!

$200.00

Uncorked & Unplugged: Champagne Brunch Gala

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Cancelations may be available, call Erica at 720-413-9979 if you would like to attend. Please, join us for "Uncorked & Unplugged," a champagne brunch gala beneath the Butte on Friday, September 4th, at 11AM. Listen to the magical music of world-famous pianist Christoper O'Riley while enjoying gourmet hor 'd'oeuvres and brunch, alongside a bubbly beverage. […]

$275

Spinphony

Gunnison Arts Center 102 S Main St., Gunnisons, CO

An audience favorite returns! The four women of Spinphony are a string quartet unlike any you've ever seen - electric instruments, DJ, and dancing! You'll have a spring in your step after witnessing Spinphony's hallmark mashups of classical favorites alongside pop and rock classics, all performed in glam costumes. You might even hear some Beethoven!

$40.00

Margarita Mariachi March – Postponed until 2021

Various Locations Crested Butte, CO

Kick off the CBMF’s 2020 season with its now traditional march through the streets of Crested Butte, led by an amazing mariachi band! We’ll make multiple stops for delicious margaritas, provided for free with your ticket. Reserve your space before this popular event sells out!

$40.00

Wildermiss

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO

Wildermiss’s indie-pop is impossible not to like and not to be missed!

$40.00

Bach, Beethoven, and Beyond

Gunnison Arts Center 102 S Main St., Gunnisons, CO

3...2...1... Join CBMF Co-Artistic Directors as they perform trios, duos, and solo works from the baroque and classical periods.

$40.00

Home Soiree: From Classical to Romantic – Haydn to Schubert

Private Home in Crested Butte Crested Butte, CO

Join CBMF Co-Artistic Directors as they perform three string trios that illustrate the evolution from the clear forms and charming melodies of the Classical period to the Dynoesian emotionality of Romanticism. Learn about how to listen for the stylistic traits that help to define each period.

$200.00

Fingernoise Chamber Orchestra

Center for the Arts 606 6th St., Crested Butte, CO

Fingernoise returns to perform these gems of the Baroque period. In many ways, the Baroque period is the rock and roll epoch of classical music, and here, the violin soloist is the guitar-shredding rock star.

$40.00

Season Preview Listening Party

Princess Wine Bar Patio 218 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO

Experience a preview of CBMF's 25th Anniversary Season. Our season preview is becoming an annual favorite. Dr. Erik Peterson will walk you through what to look forward to later in the summer and fall by way of lecture intermingled with playing audio recordings. Learn about the upcoming season, listen to musical examples, and socialize with […]

Free

Chopin and Impromptu

Western Colorado University 1 Western Way, Gunnison, Colorado

Many patrons have asked for Anna's repertoire performed on July 23rd. Here it is listed below. All-Chopin Concert Mazurkas Op. 6 Polonez Op. 26, No. 1 Mazurkas Op. 17 Grande Valse Brillante Mazurkas Op. 30 Etude No. 13, "Aeolian Harp" Fantasie-Impromptu CBMF’s new series - Music and a Movie - pairs a live performance with […]

$25

Sally Miner Lecture Series – Dancing Bach

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Some of Bach’s most inspired music was written as dance music. What are the dances of Bach’s time, and how does Bach’s music move beyond dance? Enjoy hearing gorgeous and buoyant music from Bach’s cello suites contextualized by dance. Note a ticketed concert immediately follows this free lecture. Click here to purchase tickets to a […]

Free

Violin and Piano in the Garden

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

Two virtuoso performers present a program that matches the beauty of the venue! The dynamic duo offers charming short pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Gershwin, Kreisler, and Piazolla. Performers: Anna Arzumanyan, piano and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin Click here to purchase tickets! About Emily: Violinist Emily Ondracek-Peterson is Co-Artistic Director of the CBMF. As a violinist, she […]

$25

Bluegrass Progressive Rafting Trip

Various Locations Crested Butte, CO

This concert experience is one you’ll always remember! Float down the scenically unmatched Gunnison River culminating in a musical performance at the final destination. Spots are limited, so reserve your spot now! Along the epic trip down the Gunnison, we’ll stop along the way for musical performances provided by faculty members of the gypsy jazz […]

$125

Yonder Mountain

I Bar Ranch 850 Co Rd 49, Gunnison, CO

For the past 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB—guitarist Adam Aijala, bassist Ben Kaufmann, banjo player Dave Johnston, Nick Piccininni on mandolin (and other instruments!) and […]

$45

Bluegrass Camp Performance

Crested Butte Community School 818 Red Lady Avenue, Crested Butte, CO

Celebrate the accomplishments of the CBMF Bluegrass Camp participants! This annual, uplifting performance is always a summer highlight. After a week of immersion, these students will be eager to demonstrate their newly enhanced musical talents. New this year, the Bluegrass Camp Performance will be held at the Crested Butte Arts Festival Main Stage on the […]

Free

The Another Brothers

Mt. Crested Butte Wedding Garden 911 Gothic Rd, Crested Butte, CO

The Another Brothers (Jack Dwyer -guitar & mandolin - and Nathan Royal - guitar) perform original and classic Americana in the tradition of ‘brother harmony’ duets like the Delmore Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, and the Everly Brothers.  Their close harmonies are accompanied by deft picking and thoughtful arrangements, with a repertoire spanning a wide range […]

$40