Music in the Mountains’ Holiday Concerts

THIS DECEMBER, THE MUSIC IN THE Mountains orchestra and chorus kicks off “the most wonderful time of the year” with Happy Holidays, a festive, family-friendly concert that features traditional holiday classics, favorite sing-along carols, and new songs written by some of the top choral composers. Regarded as one of the region’s premier holiday concerts, Music […]

The Sounds of Music: Auburn Symphony and Music in the Mountains

Arguably the four most iconic notes in music history—the opening refrain of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony—are heard when the Auburn Symphony visits the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, January 21, at 3 p.m. for its annual visit to this hallowed hall. For its 30th Pearl Anniversary season, the Auburn Symphony moved up its […]

The Four Seasons: Music in the Mountain’s Year-round Concerts

TO BORROW FROM A VIVALDI MASTERPIECE, Music in the Mountains is now celebrating “The Four Seasons.” MIM has traditionally presented festivals, or multiple concerts in a one- to three- week time frame, known as SummerFest and WinterFest. Now it has begun presenting orchestral concerts throughout the year, thanks to an innovative new partnership with the […]

Enjoying a vintage Music in the Mountains’ concert this week

This year’s MIM SummerFest celebrates the group’s legacy and its future. It reflects Artistic Director Pete Nowlen’s talent for programming, combined with the support of an energized staff, board and volunteers. SummerFest includes 12 concerts in 13 days, ending on July 3 — an ambitious effort. The headliners include Don McLean and Judy Collins at […]

Music in the Mountains: A sensational SummerFest

“ONE FESTIVAL, A WORLD OF MUSIC,” is the motto for Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest, from June 16 to July 5. For its 34th season, MIM brings contemporary and classical together in a two-week long celebration of community, art and music. It is an inspiring and exciting lineup, ranging from “dazzling and grand to intimate,” […]

Singer-songwriter Randy Newman performing in Grass Valley on June 26

Music in the Mountains is going to present popular singer-songwriter Randy Newman on Friday, June 26 “under the stars” at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley, our magazine has learned. Newman has won three Emmys, six Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. He has been nominated for 20 Academy Awards. Newman also has his own […]

Music in the Mountains energizing holiday concerts on December 13-14

DECK THE HALLS, TURN ON THE TWINKLING LIGHTS and let the music take control. Music in the Mountains presents energized annual holiday concerts on Saturday, December 13, and Sunday, December 14, at the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This year’s concert is titled “Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops— Celebrate the Magic.” It […]

Inspiring premier of “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at Music in the Mountains

We thoroughly enjoyed hearing Music in the Mountains’ Artistic Director Pete Nowlen conduct the premier for “Prelude for Yuba Salmon” at the Amaral Center in Grass Valley on Sunday. It marked a year-long collaborative adventure in music, environment, composition and film for local young musicians. Mentored by professional musicians, the students composed music reflecting their […]

Music in the Mountains exciting SummerFest is June 11-July 3

FOR THE PAST 33 YEARS, MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS has presented one of the region’s most popular and artistically diverse summer music festivals. This season features an impressive array of musicians, soloists and guest conductors, including MIM’s first female conductor, accomplished Bay Area musician Dawn Harms. From Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, to 150 violins playing […]

We need a “Mini Mondavi” in western Nevada County

PERFORMING ARTS IS ON THE UPSWING in western Nevada County, thanks to invigorated leadership at The Center for the Arts, InConcert Sierra, Music in the Mountains, Nevada County Arts and other nonprofits—as well as enthusiastic audiences. As a result, what seemed like “Field of Dreams” thinking in the past, must become a top priority: Working […]