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.
Thursday, August 16, 7:30 p.m. at the 4H Center (22739 US 550, Ridgway). Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
The traditional “café style” concert introduces classical music to the audience with shorter pieces from a variety of composers and lots of friendly “chatter” about the music. Audience members can sit at café tables and sip their selected beverages while enjoying the music. This is an excellent beginner course that will make you want to enjoy more! This concert is part of the Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert series.
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 p.m. at the Wright Opera House (472 Main St., Ouray). Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
This special concert will celebrate 35 years of classical music in Ouray County by recognizing past Board Members and featuring favorite music from past programs. This is the fourth concert of the Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series. The evening will conclude with a Champagne Reception at the Ago Gallery of Fine Arts, 445 Main Street, Ouray (across the street from the Wright Opera House).
Sunday, August 19, 3:00 p.m., private home in Montrose. Adults $65
After a very successful introduction of an afternoon salon in Montrose in 2017, we will again offer this intimate event of fine music, choice wines and select finger foods to a limited audience.
Reservations must be made by calling 970-626-2970.
Monday, August 20, 10:00 a.m., Sherbino Theater in Ridgway, CO
This is a free event to the young people of our community to introduce classical music and instruments. This is a free event to enjoy some beautiful music, meet talented musicians and learn something about their music.
Tuesday, August 21, 5:00 p.m., private home in Ridgway. Adults $95
This is a favorite tradition since 2005 to be guests at one of he most beautiful homes in the county as the sun sets behind the mountain and we enjoy the final event of the SJCMF. Following the enchanting concert, guests enjoy a gourmet meal on the patio, conversing with friends and musicians alike.
Reservations must be made by calling 970-626-2970.
Saturday, September 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray) | Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
Pianist Kara Huber is back by popular demand at the Wright Opera House for an encore solo piano concert on Saturday, September 8, bringing the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s third annual Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series to a spectacular conclusion. This concert will feature not only many pieces by American composers, it will also include a specially commissioned piece performed for the very first time from American composer Andy Villemez titled “CH,CO,US”. This is in special recognition of local philanthropists Dave and Mary Wood.
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 p.m. at the Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray). Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
The Zikr Dance Ensemble will present “Runes” on the stage of the Wright Opera House. This year’s program is a focus on the ancient magical northern European alphabet as it was used in its symbolic form for divination and prophecy. This stunning work will feature the use of a cyr wheel, along with a breathtaking set of monolithic structures.
Friday, November 2, 2018 Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band is a Denver-based vintage jazz band dedicated to revitalizing swing music and dance. This small group style swing band packs a punch of power, personality, and wit into each show, intriguing generations new and old with the beloved charm of big band swing from the late 30’s and early 40’s.
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PO Box 14
Ouray, CO 81427
...connect local youth with the performing arts. We have given over $34,000 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.