2017 Summer Festival

Signal Hill Ranch, July 27–Aug 5

Kevin Krentz, Artistic Director

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Special announcement: Don't miss the dynamic artistry of cellists Kevin Krentz and Haeyoon Shin July 13-14.

Tom Poster, pianist and composer, standing by a stone wall in London.Tom Poster, pianist and composer from London, will be here with Elena Urioste.The 22nd season of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival once again welcomes artists from around the world to Signal Hill Ranch. Internationally-acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste and London-based pianist Tom Poster will return to the Centerstage, along with audience favorites Paul Wiancko, Mara Gearman, Brittany Boulding and Ayana Kozasa. Hu Jianbing, China's greatest Sheng player and a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, will make his Festival debut.

Centerstage concerts are July 27, 29, August 1, 3, and 5. Enjoy local food, wine and beer on the grounds before each concert, savor delectable desserts during intermission, and stay afterwards to meet the musicians under the stars.

Free community performances, open rehearsals, youth education programs, art displays, pre-concert presentations and afterglow parties round out a busy 10-day schedule. This year brings a new collaboration with Twispworks, with free performances at their site throughout the summer.

Tickets are on sale now. We’re announcing new events almost every week during the coming months. Visit our program page for the most up-to-date listing of all summer Festival activities.


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2017 Reserved Seating

One of the best perks of being a Festival donor is the opportunity to secure reserved seating for the summer Centerstage concerts. Find out more about this and the Festival's new seating policy for 2017.

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Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
P.O. Box 249
Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone: 509-997-5000
Email: info@methowmusicfestival.org

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Board of Directors

  • Jane Orme, President
    Dave Chantler, Vice President
  • Anne Peck, Treasurer
    Howard Johnson
  • Carolanne Steinebach
    Lynn Swan
  • Robin Nelson Wicks
    Kevin Krentz, Artistic Director
  • Liz Johnson, Executive Director
    Rebecca Thomson, Summer Festival Director
  • Jennifer Stephens, Outreach Coordinator

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