Rosebud Chamber Music Festival
It's almost that time of year again. When some of the country's most talented musicians make their way out to the tiny hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta to participate in what will be the fourth annual Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. Maybe you don't like classical music. Maybe you see it as pretentious, or you think the songs are too long or they don't have a catchy enough hook. Maybe you only associate it with old episodes of Bugs Bunny. But maybe, like me, once you experience it live you'll see it a little differently. You'll watch the passion and excitement that these incredible musicians play with and you'll realize that the energy is infectious. The heart and connection that audiences have come to associate with the Rosebud arts scene prevails through these accomplished artists.
A message from the Artistic Director:
It is a great thrill to welcome you to the fourth annual Rosebud Chamber Music Festival. RCMF is a grassroots project committed to bringing world class musical performance to the rural communities in the Canadian Badlands. The mission of RCMF is to showcase international performers in concerts, education and outreach programs. Our spectacular artist lineup includes some of the brightest talent in Canadian music. I am thrilled to welcome them to Rosebud, Alberta, the artistic heart of the Canadian Badlands. This fourth instalment of the festival includes the addition of two new musicians. Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Concertmaster, Marie Berard and Belgian violist, Florian Peelman. My hope is to see RCMF guest artists and visiting students find a home for their hearts in Rosebud where talented actors, musicians, visual artists and crafts persons have made creativity and excellence their hallmark.
Artistic Director Keith Hamm
I highly recommend you make a trip to one of the following venues to experience classical music in a new and unique way.
The Reading Party is a chance for RCMF artists to get acquainted with members of the Rosebud community. This is a wonderful opportunity for friends to come together to experience the joy of chamber music outside the concert hall. Come enjoy fantastic food, drink, and music making.
Monday, July 25 - Rosebud Mercantile, Rosebud 8:00pm
Thursday, July 28 - Venue TBA - Drumheller 7:30pm
Friday, July 29 - Three Hills Arts Academy - Three Hills 7:30pm
Sunday, July 31 - Rosebud Church - Rosebud 7:30pm
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