Music in the Mountains 2017: SummerFest and Amaral season

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS HAS BEEN A pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. For its 36th year, MIM is offering an exciting SummerFest program, some new musical venues and more classical music concerts throughout the year. Some of the concerts feature the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera. Here’s the lineup for MIM’s signature summer program:

CHAMBER MUSIC, JUNE 25
St. Joseph’s Cultural Center
Featuring the Music in the Mountains String Quartet with special guest Natsuki Fukasawa on piano of the Dvorak Piano Quintet and string Quartet.

MOZART GARDEN PARTY, JUNE 27
Castrejon Estate
Featuring The MIM String Quartet with special guest Neil Tatman on oboe featuring the Mozart Oboe Quartet, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and more.

SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN, JUNE 30
Nevada County Fairgrounds
“A Thousand Kisses Deep: The Songs of Leonard Cohen” is the successful creative production of foothills musician Paul Emery.

MARILYN MCCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR., JULY 1
Nevada County Fairgrounds
McCoo and Davis have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors. They have received seven Grammy Awards and earned 15 gold and 3 platinum records, and enjoyed starring roles on television and stage.

RUSSIAN SPECTACULAR, JULY 2
Nevada County Fairgrounds
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and 1812 Overtures, plus Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto featuring soloist Natsuki Fukasawa.

PATRIOTIC POPS, JULY 3
Nevada County Fairgrounds
Patriotic favorites, including Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

For tickets and more information, visit MusicintheMountains.org.

The Amaral Season

Music in the Mountains presents the 2017-2018 Amaral Season at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley and the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

CHORAL SPRING, JUNE 2-3
Peace Lutheran Church
Ryan Murray, conductor; Music in the Mountains Chorus & Orchestra

BRAHMS FIRST SYMPHONY, OCT. 13
Amaral Center at Nevada County Fairgrounds
Andrew Grams, conductor; Rachel Barton Pine, violin; Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, DEC. 9-10
Amaral Center at Nevada County Fairgrounds
Ryan Murray, conductor; Music in the Mountains Chorus & Orchestra

RACHMANINOFF THIRD CONCERTO, JAN. 26
Amaral Center at Nevada County Fairgrounds
Mei-Ann Chen, conductor; Andrew von Oeyen, piano; Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

BEETHOVEN AND MOZART, MARCH 2
Amaral Center at Nevada County Fairgrounds
Dmitry Sitkovetsky, conductor and violin; Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera

(Photo: Barry Sweet)

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