Holiday concert shows Music in the Mountains’ renaissance

We’ve been enjoying the renaissance of Music in the Mountains under artistic advisor Pete Nowlen, resident conductor and chorus director Ryan Murray, executive director Cristine Kelly, the board and its staff. I must admit I enjoy Pete because he’s a fellow Northwestern University grad (in music, in his case), but the main reason is the […]

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 […]

Exciting “sneak peek” at Music in the Mountains SummerFest

Now in its 33rd season, Music in the Mountains in Grass Valley has been revitalized under Executive Director Cristine Kelly, her staff and board, as we’ve written before. Now Artistic Advisor Pete Nowlen — a gentleman and a scholar (Sacramento State and UC Davis), and an accomplished musician — is bringing more innovation, creativity and […]