Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest: From Beethoven to Queen

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS DISMISSES THE idea that classical music is stuffy. For 32 years, MIM has presented the full spectrum of classical music, with pops, jazz, big band and Broadway music, to enthusiastic audiences. This year’s program amplifies the group’s mission. Reenergized under Executive Director Cristine Kelly, Artistic Director Gregory Vajda, the MIM board […]

Music in the Mountains’ SummerFest a hit

THE NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF Music in the Mountains, Cristine Kelly, plays the cello, and her teenage daughter is an accomplished violinist. But Kelly and the MIM board are expanding the group’s offerings, which celebrate a tradition in classical music. On June 23 The Machine performs Pink Floyd, featuring the MIM Festival Orchestra on the […]

Music in the Mountains names new executive director

Nevada County, CA, November 4, 2011 – Music in the Mountains, the largest classical music organization of the Sierra Foothills, announced today that it has named Cristine Kelly as Executive Director. In that position, she will have the overall strategic implementation and operational responsibility for MIM. Kelly brings expertise in local nonprofits and fundraising to […]

Music in the Mountains’ 30th anniversary season

I received this email, announcing Music in the Mountains’ new season: “Music in the Mountains (MIM), the largest classical music organization in the Sierra Foothills, announces its 30th anniversary season – filled with new magic and old favorites. After a challenging year of fundraising and streamlining, MIM remains committed to sharing first-rate music with the […]

Q&A with new artistic director at Music in Mountains

Sierra FoodWineArt spoke with Gregory Vajda, the new artistic director at Music in the Mountains: What is the philosophy of Music in the Mountains? We believe that enthusiasm is the essential ingredient for any concert- goer—more important than formal dress or music knowledge. We challenge the notion that classical music is stuffy. We present the […]

Music in the Mountains heats up with “Summerfest”

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS IS THE QUINTESSENTIAL performing arts experience in the foothills—concert-hall quality music in a bucolic setting. Started in 1982, a small group of music lovers gathered in Grass Valley to produce a few summer concerts. Now Music in the Mountains brings the classics to life year- round, with festivals in the Spring, […]