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11th Annual SummerFest Music Festival

  • Presented By: Off the Hook Arts
  • Dates: 6/23/2023, 6/25/2023, 6/28/2023
  • Location: Grace Church
  • 300 Whedbee Street
  • Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Price: $32 for adults, $10 for students
    • This year marks our 11th SummerFest music festival! Our 2023 SummerFest — Visions and Decisions — focuses on the interaction of musical imagination and technique.

      “You’re almost asleep, but not quite; your mind begins to wander; it drifts not away from your thoughts, but deeper into them; a vision appears in your mind – a dream of musical images, energy, and emotion – it feels like there’s an urgent message in this music that you must decode; the vision is new, yet strangely familiar; it’s yours for the taking. You grab the dream and shake yourself awake. You’ve got it. You hold the music in your mind’s ear while its rhythmic energy resonates in your body. Now you must decide what to do with it. This will take some work, but it’s exhilarating work – scripting invisible events, shaping sounds into expressive patterns, depicting echoes: it’s called composing.”

      ——from Visions and Decisions: Imagination and Technique in Music Composition, a new book by Bruce Adolphe