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 […]

Music in the Mountains presents SummerFest at Nevada County Fairgrounds

FOR OVER 37 YEARS, MUSIC in the Mountains SummerFest has been one of Northern California’s premier summer concert series, featuring exciting outdoor performances and sophisticated chamber concerts. Led by Artistic Director Pete Nowlen and Resident Conductor Ryan Murray, SummerFest runs over the course of 11 days from June 23-July 3 and welcomes over 65 musicians […]

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 […]

Music in the Mountains’ 35th annual SummerFest: June 22-July 3

NOW CELEBRATING ITS 35TH anniversary, Music in the Mountains has been a pioneer in shaping the region’s performing arts scene. In the ’70s, artists David Osborn and Charles Woods encouraged San Franciscans Terry Brown and Paul Perry of City Opera to settle in Nevada City, and the two co-founded Music in the Mountains. SummerFest is […]

Music in the Mountains Holiday Pops concert

THE AMARAL FAMILY FESTIVAL CENTER at the Nevada County Fairgrounds becomes a winter wonderland on December 12-13 as Music in the Mountains presents “Holly Jolly Holidays,” its annual Holiday Pops concert. “This year’s program has something for everyone,” says Ryan Murray, MIM’s resident conductor. “We have pieces for the orchestra alone, a cappella choral pieces, […]

Music in the Mountains announces director search

Music in the Mountains is excited to announce its search for the next music director. Since 2014, when Pete Nowlen was hired as Artistic Advisor at the end of Artistic Director Gregory Vadja’s tenure in 2013, the orchestra has been playing with an array of guest conductors. Many of these conductors have also worked with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music in the Mountains’ Resident Conductor Murray wins prestigious Ansbacher Fellowship in Vienna

Music in the Mountains is excited to announce that Resident Conductor and Choral Director Ryan Murray was just selected as a winner of the prestigious 2014 Ansbacher Fellowship for Young Conductors with the Vienna Philharmonic through the American Austrian Foundation.   This fellowship provides promising young conductors from the United States the opportunity to spend up […]

Music in the Mountains names Murray “resident conductor”

Music in the Mountains today announced the naming of Ryan Murray as “Resident Conductor and Choral Director,” reflecting the overwhelming impact and success of his five-year tenure as Choral Director of the 90-member Music in the Mountains Chorus, according to Sherry Bartolucci, Board President of Music in the Mountains. “Ryan has led our Chorus with […]

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