Signal Hill Ranch, July 26–August 4, 2018

Kevin Krentz, Artistic Director

Tickets

  • The 23rd Summer season of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival will commence July 26, 2018 and end on August 4 (see schedule below).
  • Tickets for Summer Centerstage concerts are $30 and can be purchased on this site starting May 15, 2018.
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door if the concert is not already sold out. During the last season, all concerts sold out in advance.

2018 Festival at a Glance

  • 6:30 pm
    Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm
    Centerstage Concert
  • 10:00 pm
    Gaze at the stars on a clear night
  • 6:30 pm
    Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm
    Centerstage Concert
  • 6:30 pm
    Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm
    Centerstage Concert
  • 6:30 pm
    Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm
    Centerstage Concert
  • 6:30 pm
    Pre-concert presentation
  • 7:30 pm
    Centerstage Concert

Each Centerstage Concert Day

 
  • 9:30 am
    Open rehearsals at Signal Hill Ranch are a great place to introduce children to classical music
  • 9:30 am
    Wall of art open for public viewing
  • 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 around the fire pit

2018 Festival Program

To be announced...

2018 Summer Concert Series Artists

Kevin Krentz, celloKevin Krentz

Kevin Krentz, cello, and Artistic Director of the Festival

Cellist Kevin Krentz enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher, inventor, and artistic director. A devoted chamber musician, Kevin has been a winner in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with his trio In Flight 3 and a winner in the Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition in Verona, Italy, and the Greenlake National Chamber Music Competition with Finisterra Trio.

With Finisterra Trio, Kevin is devoted to performing contemporary works as well as the standard repertoire. The trio has commissioned new works by modern composers.  Finisterra Trio are artists-in-residence at the Phoenix Series in New York.

Kevin's teachers have included Florian Kitt and Jontscho Bayrov in Vienna, and Gary Hardie, Owen Carman, and Toby Saks in the U.S. Master-class performances include Janos Starker, Matt Haimovitz, Paul Katz, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi. Chamber music studies include the Florestan Trio, Elsa Verdehr, Stephen Shipps, Ron Patterson, and Ralph Votapek.

Kevin is also founder of Krentz String Works, which primarily develops and sells his inventions, including the Krentz Modulator, which can be found in virtually every major symphony in the world since its launch in 2013. Other innovations involve aspects of instrument tone enhancement and designs for cases and other accessories. For more information, visit KrentzStringWorks.com. | Back to Artists

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

For the 2017 season.

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