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New West Guitar Group – Big City Rhythms

The New West Guitar Group

The New West Guitar Group

Discover the signature sound and groove of New West Guitar Group at the Wright Opera House on Saturday, May 28.

Graduates of USC’s Thornton School of Music, the New West Guitar Group’s versatility as players and composers have given them a reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble.

Featuring guitarists Perry Smith, John Storie and Will Brahm, NWGG performs classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals in an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty and virtuosity through combining acoustic and electric guitars.

Their music is regularly featured on NPR and jazz radio stations, while their repertoire is performed throughout the country by college and high school guitar programs. Learn more »    Buy Tickets »

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It’s Time To Apply for the OCPAG Scholarship!

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Jess Weaver of Ridgway is a 2012 OCPAG scholarship recipient.

Are you a middle school, high school, or college student from Ouray County who loves theater, music or dance? We would like to help you pursue your passion for the performing arts!

The intent of OCPAG’s scholarship program is to nurture performing arts skills in young individuals, leading to a lifelong interest in the performing arts – either as a professional performer, or as an avocation while pursuing an unrelated career.

We offer two categories of scholarships. The first category is for graduating high school seniors and those already enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. The second category is for middle and high school students, with a grant component for community organizations supporting students of the performing arts.

Deadlines for our 2016 scholarship program are right around the corner, so take a minute to apply now! Learn more »

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Introducing the Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series

Violinist Heasu Christy Cho is an apprentice artist at this year's San Juan Chamber MusicFest.

Violinist Heasu Christy Cho is an apprentice artist at this year’s San Juan Chamber MusicFest.

Our inaugural Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series features five stunning classical music concerts in Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose taking place from July through September, 2016, including:

Blue Sage Chamber TrioSunday, July 10, Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway;

San Juan Chamber MusicFest: “Musical Postcards” Classical CafeWednesday, Aug. 3, Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Ridgway;

San Juan Chamber MusicFest: “Russian Soul” Festival ConcertFriday, Aug. 5, Wright Opera House, Ouray;

San Juan Chamber MusicFest: “Child’s Play” Montrose ConcertSunday, Aug. 7, Montrose Methodist Church;

Kara Huber Piano ConcertSaturday, Sept. 10, Wright Opera House, Ouray.

Patrons can purchase a “flex pass” for the concert series, which allows them to attend three of the five concerts, with additional perks including a free ticket for a friend, reserved seating, and first dibs on purchasing tickets for our popular San Juan Chamber MusicFest salon dinner concert. Individual tickets for all five concerts are also available for pre-purchase and at the door– if we don’t sell out in advance! Flex passes and tickets will be on sale soon.