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Check out our fantastic lineup for 2018!

Our 2018 season is shaping up to be a great one, with lots of great shows already lined up and even more TBA! Here’s what we’ve got on tap so far:
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Uxia Senlle and Sergio Tannus — Folk Music of Galicia, Spain

Uxia Senlle

Sunday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m.

Wright Opera House, Ouray

$20 adults, $5 students

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 Iconic vocalist Uxía Senlle is one of the most respected and influential musicians from Galicia, Spain and regarded as the grande dame of Galician music. Her songs have the presence of traditional folk music but with a personal flair. Uxia is joined by Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Sergio Tannus. The concert will feature some of the most emblematic songs of her repertoire, including poems by such Galician writers as Rosalía de Castro or Uxío Novoneyra and adaptations of traditional Alalas, the oldest and best-known form of Galician music.

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Cashore Marionettes

Cashore Marionettes

Friday, March 16, 7 p.m.

Wright Opera House, 472 Main Street, Ouray

$20 adults, $5 students

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Award-winning artist Joseph Cashore brings his enchantingly expressive Cashore Marionettes to life in a performance entitled “Life in Motion.” This powerful, entertaining, surprising, one-of-a-kind performance is a series of scenes taken from everyday life and set to beautiful music by famous composers. Through a combination of virtuoso manipulation, humor, poignancy, and poetic insight, Life in Motion carries the audience on a journey that celebrates the richness of life.

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Austin Piazzolla Quintet

Austin Piazzolla Quintet

Saturday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Wright Opera House, 472 Main Street, Ouray

$20 adults, $5 students

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Shake off the winter chills with a hot night of music and dancing as one of the foremost tango ensembles in the country performs a cabaret-style concert at the Wright Opera House. The highly acclaimed Austin Piazzolla Quintet hales from Austin, Texas and draws inspiration from the music of the late Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla. Part  of the 2018 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series.

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New West Guitar Group

New West Guitar Group

Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m.

Wright Opera House, 472 Main Street, Ouray

$25 adults, $5 students

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Discover the signature sound and groove of the New West Guitar Group, a groundbreaking ensemble combining acoustic and electric guitars performing classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. 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. 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. 

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Music for One Piano, Four Hands – with Susan Ellinger & Adam Cohen

Susan Ellinger & Adam Cohen

Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wright Opera House, 472 Main Street, Ouray

$25 adults, $5 students

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In 19th-century Europe, long before LPs, CDs or mp3s, there were only two ways to listen to the latest Beethoven symphony: either you were lucky enough to hear it performed at the local concert hall, or you played it at home yourself. Not with a full orchestra of course, but in a piano transcription. And to really mimic the range of an orchestra, amateurs played ‘four-handed’ with two pianists sitting side-by-side. Often defying the laws of nature and always very humorous, Susan Ellinger and Adam Cohen bring their signature playfulness to the piano with an acrobatic performance of four hands at one keyboard. Part of the 2018 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series.

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Kara Huber Piano Concert

Kara Huber

Saturday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wright Opera House, 472 Main Street, Ouray

$25 adults, $5 students

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Pianist Kara Huber is back by popular demand at the Wright Opera House for an encore solo piano concert on Saturday, Sept. 8, bringing the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s third annual Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series to a spectacular conclusion. A vivacious musician who has made a name for herself in Canada’s thriving classical music scene, Huber has been acclaimed by music critics for her “mature vision” and ability to perform “technically difficult solo passages with uncanny accuracy.”