Kronos Performing Arts Association
The Kronos Performing Arts Association is the nonprofit branch of San Francisco's world-renowned Kronos Quartet.
Strings Music Festival was established in 1988 to provide the Northwest Colorado community of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding three rural counties with high-quality music programming. As its name suggests, the organization hosts an annual summer festival featuring nationally acclaimed classical and contemporary musicians across wide-spanning genres. The festival is hosted in the 569-seat state-of-the-art Strings Music Pavilion. Strings Music Festival also offers year-round music performances with renowned artists and community programming, the latter free of charge, for families, seniors, adults, and students. Beyond the Festival, the organization serves the community with a variety of free programming including an in-school education program called Strings School Days. This offering cultivates music and art appreciation, understanding of world cultures, and youth development and academic abilities for more than 3,000 Northwest Colorado K-12 students.
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