Now entering its third season, the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series features five stunning classical music concerts in Ouray and Ridgway taking place from April through September, 2018.
Purchasing a 2018 Season Pass provides you five concerts for the price of four, with additional perks including reserved premium seating, complimentary attendance at a pre-concert reception for the SJCMF Classical Cafe and first dibs on purchasing tickets for our popular San Juan Chamber MusicFest salon concerts (not included in the Season Pass). Click here for the Season Pass details and to purchase!
Friday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray). Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
In 19th-century Europe, long before LPs, CDs or mp3s, there were only two ways to listen to the latest Beethoven symphony: either you were lucky enough to hear it performed at the local concert hall, or you played it at home yourself. Not with a full orchestra of course, but in a piano transcription.
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.
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.
Saturday, September 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Wright Opera House (472 Main Street, Ouray) | Adults $25, Students $5 (18 and under)
Pianist Kara Huber is back by popular demand at the Wright Opera House for an encore solo piano concert on Saturday, Sept. 8, bringing the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild’s third annual Dave and Mary Wood Classical Concert Series to a spectacular conclusion.
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About Dave & Mary Wood
Dave Wood and his wife Mary lived for many years in their home community of Ouray. They loved the arts, especially classical music and opera.
When the community first thought of a summer classical music series and established Ouray Performing Arts Guild, the Woods were there to help finance and host musicians playing in the concerts. They were true friends of the performing arts. The Woods were also historians at heart, assisting with the restoration of the Wright Opera House and supporting efforts of the Ouray County Historical Society. To ensure their dream, they established the Dave and Mary Wood Fund with the Western Colorado Community Foundation. Their three children serve as donor advisors. By putting aside funds today to care for organizations that need support in the future, the Woods are doing their part to preserve Ouray as the unique mountain community that it is and the home that they dearly loved.
OCPAG is grateful for the Woods’ enduring legacy in our community, and for the generous underwriting from the Dave and Mary Wood Fund and Western Colorado Community Foundation that has made this series possible.