(Jul 25) The Mazama Store brings outstanding food to the Festival.
Join us in the beautiful Methow Valley this summer for an evening rich with superb music, local wine, hors d'oeuvres, and special romantic magic conjured just for you. Our doors open early for socializing, and stay open late so you can meet the musicians.
Our festival comprises ten days of music, including five major concerts. No two are alike.
Each performance in our main summer concert series (the Center-Stage concerts) includes a little music that is familiar, mixed with a little that is new, all accentuated with the virtuosic fireworks of first-class, dazzling performances by musicians from all over the nation, including the best of the Northwest. Artistic director Kevin Krentz creates musical programs that are both powerful and elegant, resonating with audience members on a very personal level.
- Free community concert Wednesday afternoon at the Shafer Museum
- Open rehearsals, held the morning of each Center-Stage concert day
- Watch for our musicians at events around town, performing short pieces.
Dave Beck, formerly of radio station KUOW in Seattle, now with KING-FM, often appears at our concerts as does Verne Windham of KPBX in Spokane. Many concert evenings will begin with a pre-concert lecture by Dave or Verne. These short talks will whet your appetite for the exceptional performances to come.
We have one goal: Promote the appreciation of chamber music in the Methow Valley. We do that through concerts, free performances, lectures, and the personal contact that naturally occurs between the audience and artists at our events.
About the Festival
Listening to great music is fun, and even more fun when doing it with people you like.
(Jul 23 Opening night lecture) Lynette has been thinking a lot about music recently.
(Jul 21) Visit the Piano Garden this summer when you come out to the Festival.
(Jul 18) On the museum grounds, just as it gets nice and shady...
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Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 249
Winthrop, WA 98862
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