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Friday, July 20 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Celebration Gala: Cirque de la Symphony

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The Celebration, the festival's major fundraiser is the largest festivity during our season: with drinks, food, silent and live auction and concert show, this event benefits the music festival and provides a full evening of excellent entertainment. This year the Festival Symphony Orchestra under Music Director Jens Georg Bachmann will feature artists and athletes from the worlds most famous circus, such as Circus-Circus, Roncalli, Big Apple Circus and Cirque du Soleil.  Symphonic music from Johann Strauss, Edvard Grieg and Anton Dvorak will be the accompaniment for Jarek and Darek's "Duo Design", former Hand Balancing Champions and other incredible athletes.


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Duo Design

Duo Design consist of Jaroslaw Marciniak and Dariusz Wronski, former Polish national hand-balancing champions. They have competed and performed throughout Europe and the United States, winning championships in Evian, France and Sarasota, Florida. Over the past few years, these prolific performers have thrilled audiences from coast to coast. Duo Design has performed at several NBA halftimes, Circus Circus in Reno and Las Vegas, Busch... Read More →
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Festival Symphony Orchestra

Music Director: Jens Georg Bachmann (sponsored by Denni and Vicky Myers) First Violins: Aaron Boyd, concertmaster (sponsored by Tom and Linda Biery), Ginny Respess, Claudia Schaer, Lan Qiu, Samuel Park, Marcus Ratzenbroek Second Violins: Matt Milewski, Sean Claire, Michael Galvin (sponsored by Ron and Ruth Baker), Anna Lisa Hoepfinger, Nancy Livingston Violas: Thomas Rosenthal, Peter Rosato, Jocelyn Smith, Jill van... Read More →
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Jens Georg Bachmann

Jens Georg Bachmann is one of the most exciting conductors of his generation and is the Music Director of the Crested Butte Music Festival. He recently completed his tenure as Resident Conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, serving as Assistant Conductor to Christoph von Dohnányi. He was also Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conducted the BSO in subscription concerts in... Read More →

Friday July 20, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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