Now celebrating our 30th season, the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is proud to be a key part of the vibrant, diverse cultural scene that continues to emerge in our area, and we thank you for helping to make it all happen through your attendance and financial support.
Over the past year, our audiences have enjoyed a variety of memorable events ranging from exquisite classical concerts with Trio Solisti and the San Juan Chamber MusicFest, to phenomenal dance and juggling shows, to a Nashville-infused Valentine’s Day concert with the sassy husband-and-wife duo Rodeo and Juliet, to salon concerts with the Chameleon Ensemble and jazz vocalist Ellyn Rucker.
Besides all that, we also helped sponsor the amazing new Open Bard poetry series at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway, and offered $3,500 in scholarships to local students pursuing the performing arts.
This coming year promises to be equally awesome. We can’t wait to bring back Trio Solisti in June and the San Juan Chamber MusicFest in late August. We’ll also be hosting the fabulous Zikr Dance Ensemble for an encore performance. Other events we hope to present in 2015 include a Beethoven’s Birthday luncheon salon, another cool evening of Wrigheous Jazz at a private home and a cafe-style boogie-woogie piano concert with professional swing dancers!
We’ll also continue to explore the possibilities of further collaboration with like-minded performing arts organizations in Ouray County, both through our participation in the Alpenglow Arts Alliance and an evolving partnership with the Wright Opera House.
Your support of OCPAG helps us to carry out our mission to bring the finest in performing arts to Ouray County’s residents, visitors and students, while sustaining a sound, responsible organization and maintaining our two fine grand pianos at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center in Ridgway, and the Wright Opera House in Ouray.
Your gift, at whatever level you choose, will be a critical part of our success in 2015.
On-line donations are welcome and very much appreciated. Thanks so much for your support!