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San Juan Chamber Music Fest - Four Great Concerts all Around Ouray

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 @11:16 AM

The San Juan Mountains Sing August 20 through the 24, 2014!

san juan chamber musicOuray County Performing Arts Guild works year round to provide Ouray County with quality events in music, dance, theater and other genres. A non-profit organization, OCPAG sponsors presentations and performers of the highest caliber in the performing arts for the enjoyment of Ouray County’s residents and visitors.

max levinsonUnder the artistic direction of renowned pianist Max Levinson, the annual San Juan Chamber Music Fest will be a combination of concerts throughout Ouray County. MusicFest concerts showcase the full repertoire of chamber music classics by the great composers, as well as more contemporary and lesser-known pieces.

Music lovers will enjoy a variety of events. Celebrate sound at one or all of them!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Cafe Concert - Music from Around the World

pianoThe San Juan Chamber MusicFest kicks off with this delightful informal concert at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center. Gather around café tables with your friends, sip wine and enjoy appetizers while listening to “Music from Around the World,” including Beethoven’s “Eyeglasses” Duo and Mozart G minor Piano Quartet, Chopin’s famous “Military” Polonaise and a solo guitar piece from Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos.

Two ticket levels are available for this event. $40 ticket holders are welcome at 6:15 for appetizers and one glass of complimentary wine from the 4-H Event Center’s bar; $25 ticket holders can come at 7 p.m. for concert only and can buy their own beverages.

As always, students get in for just $5.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - SJCMF Master Classes at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center

nuritpachtMaster classes take place on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. at the 4-H Event Center in Ridgway. 

Master classes provide an exciting opportunity for serious music students in the region to work one-on-one with a world-class musician in perfecting a prepared piece.

Students of all ages – both children and adults – are invited to participate. Students need to be prepared to play something (not necessarily memorized) for critique. Lessons last about 20 minutes. A $20 donation is suggested.

If you or someone you know would be interested in participating, please contact SJCMF Master Class coordinator Samantha Wright at  (970)764-7438

Friday, August 22, 2014 - Concert at the Wright Opera House

violinJoin pianist Max Levinson, violinist Nurit Pacht, classical guitarist Rami Vamos, violist Emily Brandenburg and cellist Julia Yang. for "Slavic Soul: Music from Eastern Europe" at the Wright Opera House.

The concert will be held at the Wright Opera House from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Ticket cost is $25.00, and may be purchased early or at the door.

Enjoy an intimate concert in this beautifully renovated historic venue!

Saturday, August 23, 2014 -  Family Concert at the Wright Opera House, Ouray

wolfgang amadeus schmutzThis informal family concert is donation only at the Wright Opera House from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Children of all ages will delight in Wolfgang Amadeus Schmutzinberry for yet another year!

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Dinner Salon in a Private home on Log Hill Mesa

celloThe San Juan Chamber MusicFest concludes with this very special dinner salon concert at a beautiful private home on Log Hill Mesa. Experience chamber music the way it was meant to be heard! Secret Garden Catering provides a delectable dinner, after which the musicians will delight your senses with a “Summer Serenade” concert, including the Giuliani Duo for Violin and Guitar and the Brahms Piano Quartet in A major.

(This event is SOLD OUT, but we hope to see you at the other SJCMF concerts!)

ocpag logoThe Ouray County Performing Arts Guild Brings a variety of music to Ouray County year round, and has successfully offered a full calendar of events spanning a number of genres.

sjmfAs part of their mission statement to connect local youth with the performing arts, OCPAG has given over $17,000.00 in scholarships over the past seven years, in addition to offering a range  of master classes, in-school performances featuring visiting artists, and children’s programs.

Support the arts in Ouray County, as well as enjoying the amazing array of talent brought to you by this incredible organization!

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