SummerFest 2017

Full SummerFest 2017 Schedule

Off the Charts | June 19 – July 14

Off the Hook Arts Goes Global!  Shining a spotlight on human rights — through music, films, visual art, workshops, and lectures.

Human rights are an urgent issue around the world and here in the United States. Music uplifts, unites, heals, and celebrates. Throughout the festival we will present a wide range of music, including beloved classics, new music, world music, and jazz. Special guests include musicians from the Silk Road Ensemble, political cartoonist KAL of The Economist, the Miami String Quartet, Arnie Tanimoto and The Academy Players, violinist Harumi Rhodes, cellist Käthe Jarka, and pianists Marija Stroke and Justin Krawitz.  Read more…



yo-yo-ma-silk-road-ensembleYo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble

HAILED BY YO-YO MA as the “ideal musician of the 21st Century,” Mike Block brings together his colleagues from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble with diverse musical traditions from around the world.
Event Dates:
June 19 – The Music of Strangers: A Film, 7pm
June 20 – Open Workshop at The Music District, 7pm
June 21 – Performance at The Music District, Fort Collins, 7pm
June 23 – Live in Concert, Stanley Hotel, Estes Park 7pm
June 24 – Music Event for All Ages , 3pm


Harumi Rhodes | Käthe Jarka | Deborah Marshall | Marija Stroke

A concert performed by world-class musicians in an intimate, close setting where you’re feet from the action and performing some of the great gems of the repertoire for clarinet, violin, cello and piano.

Event Dates:

Kevin -KAL-Kallaugher-summerfest-2017

Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher

Join award-winning editorial cartoonist Kevin KAL Kallaugher of The Economist and Baltimore Sun for a series of lively illustrated discussion on the mystery of the art of political caricature and it’s interaction with Human Rights.
Event Dates:

Justin Krawitz

Lyrical pianist, South African Justin Krawitz is central to our theme of Human Rights as he commissioned Bruce Adolphe’s newest piano work, Amandla Awethu (Power to the People). His events feature piano works that additionally reflect the struggle of human rights and discusses their powerful impact.
Event Dates:

miami strings- summerfest 2017

The Miami String Quartet

Praised in The New York Times as having “everything one wants in a quartet, the Miami String Quartet has established its place among the most widely respected quartets in America.



Arnie Tanimoto and The Academy Players

An advocate of contemporary and baroque music, Arnie Tanimoto is equally at home playing various members of the viola da gamba family, as well as both modern and baroque cello. The exquisite voice of the viola da gamba paired with it’s time-honored partners is well worth experiencing in person as The Academy Players bring alive a variety of sounds and musical pairings.

Event Dates:

More Events