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 dates for the 2018 MusicFest have been set for 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.

Upcoming events

Classical Cafe at the 4H Center – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Classical Cafe at the 4H Center – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

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.

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35th Anniversary Festival Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

35th Anniversary Festival Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

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.

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Afternoon Salon Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Afternoon Salon Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

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.

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Children’s Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Children’s Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Monday, August 20, 10:00 a.m., location TBAFree

This is a free event to the young people of our community to introduce classical music and instrumentsThis is a free event to enjoy some beautiful music, meet talented musicians and learn something about their music.

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Dinner Salon Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

Dinner Salon Concert – San Juan Chamber MusicFest

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.

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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 2018 include Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin; Allison Eldredge, cello;  and Marcus Thompson, viola.

Max Levinson - Artistic Director

Elissa Lee Koljonen - Violin

Allison Eldredge - Cello

Marcus Thompson - Viola

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