OtHA’s Festival Overview

Nov 6, 2016 | Off the Hook Arts

This year’s WinterFest is Off the Book: Art, Literature and All that Jazz, January 22 – 29, 2017 with our lauded guest, author Ethan Canin of the University of Iowa’s Writer’s Workshop, in discussion about his new novel A Doubter’s Almanac and creative process with host, composer Bruce Adolphe, Off the Hook Arts’ co-artistic director on January 27 in Griffin Hall, CSU University Center of the Arts in Fort Collins.

       “A Doubter’s Almanac, says the New York Times, “features a brilliant mathematician, Milo Andret, who proves a famously impenetrable conjecture as a young man, then destroys himself trying to top his crowning achievement. It’s a story about the crushing burden and fragility of genius, the cost of ambition, and the innate drive to describe the ineffable through equations, literature or art.”

Additional events during the week of WinterFest, include:

 a blended fundraising concert of highly skilled young musicians with professional chamber music artists, Chamber Music Mixer, hosted by LA Chamber Orchestra principal bassist Peter Lloyd on Sunday, Jan. 22,
 Feldenkrais Method Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm with well-known instructor Steve Duke from Santa Fe, NM and
 Jazz violinist, Zach Brock with the Triptych jazz trio, Saturday, Jan. 28, 7pm in Fort Collins
 plus closing the festival on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 – 3pm, at the Loveland Art Museum — Red Dogs and Pink Skies, a musical performance depicting color through music and Paul     Gauguin’s art with Bruce Adolphe, narrating his popular work in collaboration with Colorado musicians.

SummerFest, June 19 – July 14, regales a theme of Off the Charts: Off the Hook Arts goes global, with world musicians and celebrations of human rights with artists including:

 New JACK quartet cellist Jay Campbell and violinist Harumi Rhodes with NY pianist Marija Stroke
 Silk Road Ensemble musician cellist Mike Block and global music workshop colleagues
 Returning Miami String Quartet
 Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, political cartoonist of The Economist magazine, returning for a 5 day residency of workshops, art show of his political cartoons, and events with Bruce Adolphe, our co-artistic director.
 Off the Charts Art Show with artists Bob Coonts, Gary Hixon and friends (July 5 – 8) at the Community Creative Center.
 Baroque Viola da Gambist and Oberlin Alumni Arnie Tanimoto, violinist Jeremy Rhizor and harpsichordist Elliot Figg
 SummerFest’s Music and Arts Workshop in collaboration with Magnolia Music Studio, the Northern Colorado Fiddle Workshop and Boulder based Dalcroze program Integral Steps. This five day summer camp for children has two divisions, introducing the arts to 5 – 10 year olds and engaging 8 -18 year olds in a high level of instruction on their string instrument.