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The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is a not-for-profit organization, bringing high-quality events in music, dance, theater and other genres to Ouray and Ridgway since 1983. We sponsor a year-round calendar of exciting concerts and performances for the enjoyment of Ouray County’s residents, visitors  and youth.

Trio Solisti’s Maria Bachmann.

Over the past year, audiences in Ouray and Ridgway have enjoyed a great variety of OCPAG-sponsored events, ranging from exquisite classical concerts with Trio Solisti and the San Juan Chamber MusicFest to lively, engaging performances by Rodeo and Juliet, the 101st Army Dixieland Band concert and the Colorado Children’s Chorale.

Rodeo and Juliet.

We are also thrilled to be partnering with the Friends of the Wright Opera House to co-sponsor the popular new Wrighteous Jazz concert series.

Our thirtieth anniversary year promises to be equally exhilarating. Here are some highlights from our 2013 season:

Zikr Dance Ensemble providing school programs in Ouray and Ridgway and a community performance, Feb. 1-3;

Jayme Stone playing music inspired by folk traditions around the world on banjo and other instruments, Feb. 9;

Wrighteous Jazz Salon Concert featuring Blues Indigo for an unforgettable evening of music in a private home, March 23;

Trio Solisti  returning for another superb classical chamber music concert, June 23;

San Juan Chamber MusicFest  presenting a week of incomparable classical music events, Aug. 22-27.

Part of OCPAG’s ongoing mission is to connect local youth with the performing arts. We have given over $17,000 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.

Max Levinson teaches a master class to a local piano student.

We thank our local businesses and foundations for their continuing sponsorships and grants:  The Telluride Foundation, Alpine Bank, Citizens’ State Bank, The Tisdel Law Firm, Ouray Family Medicine, The Massard Trust, The Zanett Family Foundation and The Weaver Family Trust. We could not offer the superb talent all have enjoyed without these generous Ouray County neighbors.