San Juan Chamber MusicFest

The annual San Juan Chamber MusicFest, OCPAG’s flagship event, features a small group of musicians of international acclaim, under the artistic direction of renowned concert pianist Max Levinson. Together, they produce a number of concerts and events in Ouray, Ridgway and Montrose over the course of a week each August. The events for 2019 are August 19 - 24.

Free Children’s Concert – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Free Children’s Concert – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Monday, August 19, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Free Children’s Concert
at the
United Church of the San Juans (295 N. Lena Ridgway, CO)

This is a free concert for children and their families!
Musicians will perform musical pieces, talk about the instruments they play and answer questions from the audience. A great way to expose children to live classical music in a child-friendly setting. Also fun for anyone else to attend!

Free – No tickets required!

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Classical Cafe’ – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Classical Cafe’ – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Concert – 7:30 p.m.
$20 Adults/$5 Students (18 and under)
Appetizers – 6:00 p.m. (additional $15 charge per person)
4H Event Center (22739 US-550, Ridgway, CO)

The Classical Cafe’ is always the most casual and accessible SJCMF event. There will be music from around the world presented by the 2019 SJCMF chamber musicians. Meet your friends prior to the concert for heavy hors d’oeuvres (for an additional fee).
This is the third concert of the 2019 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series.
Cash bar provided by the 4H Event Center.

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Afternoon Salon – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Afternoon Salon – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
4:30 p.m.

Adults $65
Private home in Montrose 
(directions to the concert will be sent only to salon ticket holders)

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 will be available to OCPAG Season Pass Holders from June 16 to June 30.
Beginning July 1, Salon ticket sales will be available to the general public.

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Evening Salon – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Evening Salon – 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Thursday, August 22, 2019
5:00 p.m.

Adults $95
Private home in Ridgway 
(directions to the concert will be sent only to the salon ticket holders)
Gourmet sit-down meal catered by The Secret Garden 

Guests enjoy this favorite tradition since 2005 at one of he most beautiful homes in the county. As the sun sets behind the mountains, the setting is ideal to enjoy the carefully selected classical pieces. Following the enchanting concert, guests enjoy a gourmet meal on the patio*, conversing with friends and musicians alike.|
*Weather permitting, otherwise tables will be moved inside in the event of inclement weather
Reservations will be available to OCPAG Season Pass Holders from June 16 to June 30.
Beginning July 1, Salon ticket sales will be available to the general public.

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36th Annual Festival Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

36th Annual Festival Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Saturday, August 24, 2019
7:30 p.m.
$25 Adults/$5 Students (18 and under)
Wright Opera House (472 Main Street  Ouray, CO)

The final concert of the 2019 San Juan Chamber MusicFest will feature pieces selected by Artistic Director Max Levinson.
This is the fourth concert of the 2019 Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series.

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Levinson, as artistic director, is a constant presence at MusicFest with his sparkling piano virtuosity. The San Francisco Chronicle has proclaimed him “one of the brightest, most intellectually fearless pianists of his generation.” Each year, Levinson selects several guest musicians to perform with him at MusicFest. Guest musicians in 2019 include Markus Placci, violin; Melissa Reardon, viola;  and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello. For musician biographies, click on any image below. 

Max Levinson
Piano

Markus Placci
Violin

Melissa Reardon
Viola

Raman Ramakrishnan
Cello

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