Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is a well respected non-profit that was first established in Ouray in 1983. Since then, the mission has been to bring the best possible entertainment to the county's citizens, visitors and youth. Our events include many genres of music - classical, jazz, folk, instrumental and vocal. We also present dance and poetry performances.


Snow is beginning to melt and spring is starting to emerge in our mountain community - business as usual....    What is decidedly NOT business as usual, is a pandemic.

We value the musicians we bring to our community, our visitors to Ouray County and YOU, our wonderful OCPAG supporters.

After careful deliberation with our March, April and May performers, we have decided to postpone those performances for a later date to be determined later.
There is also an Ouray County Public Health mandate that does not allow gatherings of more than 10 people and a separate mandate that has closed our hotels to visitors. Ouray County COVID-19 information page

Please show your love to artists whose livelihood is endangered by going online to purchase their music,  stream concerts and treat yourself to their merchandise (if you are able). That band-aid will give them revenue and proof positive that they are important to us.

Art makes us human.

Support of the creative economy is important at all times, and especially during this health crisis.

Decisions regarding future events will be made based off of information available at the time. In addition to these website posts, please also check the OCPAG Facebook or OCPAG Twitter pages for information regarding future events.

We're in this together as community partners - 
Ouray County Performing Arts Guild Board


Upcoming Events


Postponed – Brother Crowe

Postponed – Brother Crowe

Postponed to a later date TBD
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$15 Adults (prepaid online)  / $18 Adults (at the door)
$5 Students (18 years and under)
Cash Bar Available

Derek Wikarski – Lead vocals, harmonica, bodhran, mandolin
Paul Wikarski – Guitar, banjo, fiddle, bodhran, vocals
Steve Lesko – fiddle

     Hailing from Detroit—and damn proud of it—Brother Crowe has hammered through over 100 shows in a year, sometimes playing three gigs in a day. But now is their time to shine. The band consists of two brothers, Derek (vocals/harmonica/bodhran) and Paul (guitars/banjo/vocals) along with guest fiddler Steve Lesko.

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Postponed – Jack Cimo, classical guitarist

Postponed – Jack Cimo, classical guitarist

Postponed to a later date TBD
Afternoon Salon at a Private Home in Ridgway
$40 per person

Concert with reception to follow in a beautiful Ridgway home will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and fine wines
(Directions to the concert will be provided with ticket purchase details)

Jack Cimo is a classical guitarist known for his powerful presence, beautiful tone, and exciting renditions. Having played the guitar since he was a toddler, his devotion to the instrument has directed the course of his life. He has over 20 years of performing experience. Cimo is passionate about exploring different styles and has a mastery of Spanish classics, romantic Italian music, and festive Central and South American pieces. His wide repertoire includes everything from Baroque and Renaissance music to more avant-garde pieces and The Beatles.

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Postponed – New West Guitar Group

Postponed – New West Guitar Group

Postponed to a later date TBD
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$18 A
dults (prepaid online), $20 At the Door,  $5 Students (18 and under)

Experience 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. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), they perform recognizable covers, jazz standards and exciting originals.

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Kara Huber, concert pianist

Kara Huber, concert pianist

Saturday, June 27, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$25 Adults (prepaid online), $28 At the Door,  $5 Students (18 and under)

Purchase Tickets Here

Local favorite, concert pianist Kara Huber returns to Ouray! She is hailed as “absolutely dazzling…in a word, flawless” (New York Concert Review) during her Carnegie Hall debut, Grammy nominated Canadian-American Ms. Huber has been acclaimed for her “mature vision” by The Washington Post. Recent seasons featured her Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Yamaha Canada Young Artist Series. Ms. Huber has made numerous solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, the Piano Virtuoso Series at the Canadian Opera Company, and the Rising Stars Piano Series in Southampton, New York. She will feature new pieces, and let’s just say there’s a baseball and a piano piece that will delight audiences!

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Borisevich Duo

Borisevich Duo

Saturday, August 1, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$25 Adults (prepaid online), $28 At the Door,  $5 Students (18 and under)

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     Award-winning Russian violinist Nikita Borisevich and pianist Margarita (Maggie) Loukachkina of the international award winning Borisevich Duo, will perform at the Wright Opera House on Saturday, August 1 at the Wright Opera House in Ouray. This is the second concert of the Dave and Mary Woods Concert Series.

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37th San Juan Chamber MusicFest

August 16 – 22, 2020
Sunday, August 16 – Afternoon Salon, private home in Montrose
Monday, August 17 – Free Children’s Concert, 10:00 a.m. at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway
Tuesday, August 18 – Classical Cafe’ at the 4H Events Center, Ridgway
Thursday, August 20 – Evening Dinner Salon, private home in Ridgway
Saturday, August 22 – Festival Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Wright Opera House in Ouray

Please check back for San Juan Chamber MusicFest details.

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Jun Watabe and Susan Ellinger

Jun Watabe and Susan Ellinger

Saturday, September 12, 2020
7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$18 Adults (prepaid online), $20 At the Door,  $5 Students (18 and under)

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Refined clarinetist and saxophonist Jun Watabe will perform the fifth and final concert of the 2020 Dave and Mary Wood Concert Series on Saturday, August 1 at the Wright Opera House in Ouray. He will be accompanied by pianist Susan Ellinger.

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contact us

PO Box 14
Ouray, CO 81427
ocpaginfo@gmail.com

OCPAG’s ongoing mission is to...

...connect local youth with the performing arts. We have given over $43,000 in scholarships over the past seven years to deserving students pursuing advanced training in music and theater, and we sponsor a variety of master classes, in-school performances featuring visiting artists and children’s programs. The flagship event is the annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest presented each August under the artistic direction of Max Levinson. We invite you to our upcoming events!

 

We are one of the founding members of the Alpenglow Arts Alliance and as such, we work with other arts-related organizations to support each other’s mission.  We serve as partner supporters for the Open Bard Poetry Series and the Ouray Community Chorus.

 

Ouray County Performing Arts Guild

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