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CB Music Festival: Ricky Ian Gordon – Green Sneakers

July 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ricky Ian Gordon – Green Sneakers [chamber opera]

Monumentally Moving Chamber Opera Featuring Emerging Superstar Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, Baritone

Voxare String Quartet

Staging: Jeanne Slater

Location: Center for the Arts

Price: $40

One of the most moving, beautiful, and important operas to be written in the 2000s, Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers is a chamber opera not-to-be missed! Mr. Gordon is a present-day Schubert, writing lyrical and memorable melodies while masterfully crafting drama within his works. Baritone Michael Kelly, who makes his New York City Opera debut this summer, partners with the lauded Voxare String Quartet to bring to life this stunning production full of gorgeous melodies and rich, tonal harmonies. Acclaimed in The New York Times, Washington Post, and others, Green Sneakers is a work that you’ll long remember.

“If the music of Ricky Ian Gordon had to be defined by a single quality, it would be the bursting effervescence infusing songs that blithely blur the lines between art song and the high–end Broadway music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. It’s caviar for a world gorging on pizza!” (The New York Times).”

• Michael Kelly website

• Voxare String Quartet website


July 12
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Center for the Arts
606 6th St.
Crested Butte, CO 81224 United States
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