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39th Annual Estes Park Music Festival (2014-2015)

Do you like classical music?  Then pick a Sunday afternoon this winter, and head to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park for a Music Festival concert.  Add a romantic dinner and overnight stay at one of Estes Park’s lodges for a relaxing weekend.

 

                                              Estes Park Music Festival Jubilate Sacred Singers  Jubilate Sacred Singers


The Estes Park Music Festival began in 1977 with concerts by the newly formed Colorado Chamber Orchestra from Boulder.  It has since grown over the last 38 years and is now in its 39th year.

You can attend these concerts most Sunday afternoons between October and April.  There will be 25 concerts during this year's winter series of concerts, of which two are free!  The first free concert was on November 2nd by the US Air Force Academy Band (Rampart Winds), and the second free concert will be on April 4, 2015 and will feature the duo of Peggy Lyon on the piano and Gregory Dufford on the clarinet.  Many national and international award winning artists have come to perform in Estes Park over the past several years.

Upcoming concerts in 2014 are:

Nov 16:  Jorgensen  and Bryant (violin and piano)
Nov 23:  William Westney (piano)
Nov 30:  Pan Nation (Steel Drums)
Dec 7:  Jubilate Sacred Singers (chorus)
Dec 14:  Windy Peak (Jazz/Classical)
Dec 21:  Sorcha Barr and Sara Corry (flute-harp)
Dec 28:  Paul Shinn Trio (jazz)

The summer months bring three major orchestral concerts held at the end of July and the beginning of August.  This summer they will be welcoming a new music director, celebrated Canadian conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni.    

Do you want to expose your children to the classical genre of music?  Children and students are admitted free of charge, so this is a great way to give them this exposure.   The concerts range from soloists, to ensembles, to choral groups.  

 

                                         Estes Park Music Festival Pan Nation Steel Drums  Pan Nation


For a complete listing of the concerts, please check out their web page:  www.estesparkmusicfestival.org

Cabin of the Month - Braeside Cabin

Our featured lodge this month is Braeside Cabin, "the best little guest house in Estes."  Located 3 miles from the south entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park,  it is within walking distance to YMCA and a great Italian dinner at Dunraven Inn. 

                  Braeside Cabin exterior view

This cabin is a well-kept secret - and well worth discovering.  It is a classic cabin for two with charming knotty pine interiors and is open ALL YEAR long.  What's special about Braeside Cabin is that it allows pet owners to bring along their pets at no extra charge (you're only charged if your pet "redecorates").  Pets can be left unattended in the cabin, crated if the owner thinks it is necessary.  Warm up by the wood burning moss rock fireplace.  You will find a fully equipped kitchen and a full bath with a shower/tub.  All the amenities you need at a very reasonable price.  

Their current Winter Special from Nov 2, 2014 to May 7, 2015 - Sunday through Thursday, stay one night and get the next night FREE!!  (Weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are excluded)  Experience a quintessential Rocky Mountain Cabin!! For more information, please check out the Braeside Cabin Detail page.

                  Braeside Cabin wood burning fireplace