2017 Summer Program

Signal Hill Ranch, July 27–Aug 5

Kevin Krentz, Artistic Director

Welcome to the 22nd season of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival!  Artistic Director Kevin Krentz has once again programmed a delightful combination of the familiar, the new and the flamboyantly virtuosic for every Centerstage concert.

Many of your favorite artists will be back this year.  Elena Urioste, Tom Poster, Paul Wiancko, Ayana Kozasa, Grace Park, Mara Gearman, Brittany Boulding, Haeyoon Shin, Emilie-Anne Gendron and Matthew Zalkind will all be returning to the Centerstage, joined by newcomers Michelle Ross (violin), Tanya Gagrielian (piano) and China's premier Sheng player, Hu Jianbing.

Full programming will be posted soon.  Here are some highlights from the upcoming season:

    July 27
    Haydn "Gypsy" Piano Trio
    July 29
    Smetana Piano Trio in G minor
    Aug. 1
    Smetana String Quartet, "From My Life"
    Aug. 3
    Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major
    Aug. 5
    Chausson Concerto for piano, violin, and string quartet, op. 21

Our expanded Outreach program will include free community performances during June and early July, as well as Fellowship quartet concerts during the 10 days of the Festival. 

We are announcing new events and additional programming as they are confirmed.  Check this space regularly in the coming months for more information.

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2017 Festival at a Glance

  • We have Free Events and Ticketed Events.
  • 6:30 pm   Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm   Centerstage Concert
  • 10:00 pm   Outdoor stargazing on a clear night
  • 6:30 pm   Fellowship Quartet performance
  • 3:00 pm   Fellowship Quartet performance
  • 6:30 pm   Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm   Centerstage Concert
  • 6:30 pm   Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm   Centerstage Concert
  • 6:00 pm  Fellowship Quartet performance
  • 6:30 pm   Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm   Centerstage Concert
  • 6:30 pm    Fellowship Quartet performance
  • 6:30 pm   Pre-concert recital by Fellowship Quartet
  • 7:30 pm   Centerstage Concert

Each Centerstage Concert Day


  • 9:30 am   Open rehearsal
  • 9:30 am   Wall of art open for public viewing at Signal Hill Ranch
  • 6:00 pm   Grounds open at Signal Hill Ranch with food and drink available for purchase
  • 6:30 pm   Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm   Centerstage Concert
  • 10:00 pm  Meet-the-artists Afterglow party

Board of Directors

  • Jane Orme, President
    Dave Chantler, Vice President
  • Anne Peck, Treasurer
    Howard Johnson
  • Carolanne Steinebach
    Lynn Swan
  • Robin Nelson Wicks
    Kevin Krentz, Artistic Director
  • Liz Johnson, Executive Director
    Rebecca Thomson, Summer Festival Director
  • Jennifer Stephens, Outreach Coordinator

Our Sponsors

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