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.

Upcoming Events


Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion

Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$22 Adults (prepaid online) / $25 Adults (at the door)
$5 Students (18 years and under)
Cash Bar Available

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Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion performs to sold-out audiences a broad fusion of Flamenco with European and Indian classical, Afro-Caribbean music and Jazz that has been described as “melodic, passionate, [and] intricate original compositions.”

The quintet is comprised of Miguel Espinoza, hailed as one of the best flamenco guitarists in the world; Lynn Baker on saxophone; Dianne Betkowski playing cello; electric bassist Randy Hoepker and Andy Skellenger on tabla and cajon.

“A remarkable balance between individual skill, ensemble understanding and overall excitement.” – Jeff Kaliss (Music Wire)

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Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy

Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$25 Adults (prepaid online)  / $28 Adults (at the door)
$5 Students (18 years and under)
Cash Bar Available

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Internationally-acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

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Susan Ellinger, Piano and Abigail Fischer, Soprano

Susan Ellinger, Piano and Abigail Fischer, Soprano

Saturday, June 15, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$25 Adults (prepaid online)  / $28 Adults (at the door)
$5 Students (18 years and under)
Cash Bar Available

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First concert of the 2019 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series, this concert by pianist Susan Ellinger and soprano Abigail Fischer will feature works by Berg, Brahms and Wagner.

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Acoustic Eidolon

Acoustic Eidolon

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$25 Adults (prepaid online)  / $28 Adults (at the door)
$5 Students (18 years and under)
Cash Bar Available

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Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire of Acoustic Eidolon will feature the melodic intermingling of an acoustic guitar, Scott’s one-of-a-kind designed double neck guitjo and cello as these masterful artists will engage the audience with their “new acoustic” sound blending Celtic, Americana, World and Flamenco musical influences.

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San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Monday, August 19 through Saturday, August 25, 2019

Free Children’s Concert
Classical Cafe’ at the 4H Events Center in Ridgway
Afternoon Salon at a private home in Montrose
Evening Salon at a private home in Ridgway
Festival Concert at the Wright Opera House in Ouray

The chamber festival will once again be under the direction of Artistic Director Max Levinson.
Please check back for updated event information.

We look forward to seeing you in August!

 

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Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Saturday, September 14, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray)
$18 Adults (prepaid online)  / $20 Adults (at the door)
$5 Students (18 years and under)
Cash Bar Available

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Hiroya Tsukamoto is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan displays “Cinematic Guitar Poetry”. The Berklee College of Music graduate has performed for audiences nationally and internationally, and has released three solo albums, six albums in all. Tsukamoto has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Tsukamoto won second place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship.

“Hiroya Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth.”-Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor 7th)

“Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey ” –Boston Herald

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One For the Foxes

One For the Foxes

Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
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

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Celtic trio “One For the Foxes” with Dave Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde will present a lively blend of Irish and American Folk Music, both traditional and artist composed music will be presented in an energetic and engaging manner.

Their performances strike a tasteful balance between the stories found in ballads across both sides of the Atlantic and the respective instrumental music traditions of these places. Award-winning instrumentalists each in their own right, Dave, Tadhg and Joanna take a unique twist on the diverse strengths of their individual backgrounds, weaving between traditional melodies, their own compositions, and songs from the broader folk canon. The results are highly personalized and thrilling in their daring and forthright grasp of the material. Through a shared deep-rooted passion for Irish traditional music, this trio highlights the vital role of Irish traditional music as an origin of many American folk musics, and explores how those styles can interact with one another in a manner both eclectic and grounded.

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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 $39,000 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.

 

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