From Claude Debussy’s luminous Reflections in the Water to Margaret Brouwer’s Lonely Lake to Bruce Adolphe’s hilarious Oceanophony, Off the Hook Arts WinterFest 2019 lets a lot of musical fish ‘off the hook’ as we focus on the beauty and wonder of our natural world as a source of musical inspiration.Let’s get back to pure nature — sunshine, wind, plants and flowers, lakes and streams, mountains included.
Add music, poetry, and art — this short and sweet festival week features:
- Visiting artists Benny Kim and Keith Robinson of the Miami String Quartet and Kaoru Watanabe, shinobue player of the SilkRoad Ensemble
- Visiting presenters Jeanine Canty of Naropa University, Anthropology Professor Michael Kimball of University of Northern Colorado, and Artistic Director, composer Bruce Adolphe
- Concerts, workshops, master classes, storytelling and inspiring musicians. From whimsical and musical to the art of sushi-making, please join us for this charming journey back to nature.
- Our Chamber Music Academy students
Keys of Winter: A Pre-Festival Event
Before WinterFest begins, Off the Hook Arts recognizes local pianist and composer Ryan Marvel for an evening of exploration into the relationship between music and nature. Ryan will offer original works such as “Winter”, painting a landscape of vast and deep cold against the backdrop of a snowstorm. His popular “Rainfall” includes wind, raindrops, thunder and lightning…the storm all being created with the entire piano. It is a piece to be felt as much as it is to be heard.