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 2018 MusicFest will be August 16-21. MusicFest concerts showcase the full repertoire of chamber music classics by the great composers, as well as more contemporary and lesser-known pieces. This year the music will feature the Mendelssohn D minor Trio, Schumann Piano Quartet, Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Strauss Cello Sonata and Handel Passacaglia (violin and cello).
Ann Dettmer shares her artwork for the 35th Anniversary Commemorative poster. Titled "On Last Dollar Road", OCPAG is most grateful to Ann for allowing us to use her beautiful painting as the subject of our 2018 35th Anniversary poster. The 16” x 20” matte finish poster is ready to be hung. It is available for purchase at the San Juan Chamber MusicFest concerts for $20, or here online (additional shipping charges when purchased online).
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 2018 include Markus Placci, violin; Allison Eldredge, cello; and Marcus Thompson, viola. For musician biographies, click on any image below.