April 1, 2009
Welcome to our 23rd season of Music in the Mountains, July 10 – August 2, 2009. Please join us for an exciting Festival full of passion with our world-renowned soloists and Festival orchestra musicians. We promise an extraordinary music experience in Durango and Pagosa Springs, Colorado!
This year, more than ever we want to say a special thank you to all the individuals, organizations and corporations who support us. As an arts organization during these challenging times, we will remain good stewards of your monetary gifts while continuing to present a world class music festival.
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 6 and we ask you to purchase tickets, invite your friends, family and neighbors and join us for yet another amazing Festival season.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Guest Artists to Headline Special Benefit Events
Sir Angel Romero, guitar
Moomaw Ranch, Pagosa Springs
Sir Angel Romero, guitar
Durango Mountain Club @ Purgatory Lodge
Carl Topilow, guest conductor
Pops Night with Festival Orchestra
Festival Tent, Durango Mountain Resort
Vadim Gluzman, violin & David Korevaar, piano
The Glacier Club
Festival Announces Season Program
TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 6
If audiences were enthusiastic about what they heard last summer, when Music in the Mountains turned over its artistic leadership to Gregory Hustis and Guillermo Figueroa they can expect to be ecstatic about the eclectic mix of programs planned for the Festival's 23rd season. "There's no question we've developed an approach that satisfies a multitude of musical tastes," says Festival Artistic Director Gregory Hustis. "Our concertgoers have told us they enjoy a blend of traditional works along with newer pieces they may not have heard before." More…
Festival Adds Texas Singer-Songwriters
The Texas singer-songwriter duo- Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison will
step onto stages in Durango and Pagosa Springs as headliners for Music in the Mountains' first foray into country music. Both have individually and collectively built their reputations as some of the best new singer-songwriters in America.
Willis, whose musical genre has been described as contemporary country, alternative country and new traditionalist, began performing more than 20 years ago. Once she was noticed by influential singer-songwriters Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett, she landed her first recording contract. She's been a recording chart ranker since 1990 and after a five-year hiatus, is back with “Translated From Love”, a recording that explores the funkier side of her country roots.
Robison's lyrics are born of everyday stories with new meaning. In his eight albums, he often writes clear-eyed, deeply felt songs about how humans are, not how some might want them to be. Well-known country singers have covered his works, from Faith Hill and Tim McGraw's number one hit "Angry All the Time," the Dixie Chick's chart topper "Travelin' Soldier".
Willis and Robison perform in the Festival Tent at Durango Mountain Resort July
24 and at BootJack Ranch in Pagosa Springs July 25.
Conservatory Young Artist Competition
Entering its 13th season under the artistic direction of Arkady Fomin, Conservatory Music in the Mountains provides educational and performance opportuntiies for young artists. Budding string and piano students are offered the opportunity to study with outstanding faculty and members of the Festival orchestra and chamber music ensembles.
This year the Conservatory announces its the debut of the Conservatory Young Artist Competition. In addition to monetary awards, the winner will appear in the Fiery Finale orchestra concert with the Festival Orchestra on Sunday, August 2 at the Festival Tent, Durango Mountain Resort.
Calling All Festival Volunteers...
Volunteer sign-up for this years' Festival is scheduled for Thursday, April 23,
5:30pm at the Festival Office, 1063 Main Avenue in Durango. We invite you to join our group and share your time and talents. We appreciate our wonderful volunteers who continue to make Music in the Mountains one of the longest-running festivals in the Southwest! For more information, call 970-385-6820.
Special Ticket Discounts
SERIES TICKETS: Save 10% when you purchase four tickets to four separate Orchestra or Chamber Concerts
GROUP TICKETS: Save 10% when you purchase 25 or more tickets to a single Orchestra or Chamber concert
Call the Festival Office at 970-385-6820 and take advantage of this money saving opportunity!
For a Festival Schedule – musicinthemountains.com
Contact: Denise Leslie, Communications Manager, 970-385-6820, x201 email@example.com