2023 Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

Rachel Lee Priday, violinist, warming up backstage

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival’s Mission Promote the appreciation of chamber music in the Methow Valley. The Festival brings world-class professional musicians to the Methow Valley. Sharing the love of classical music with the area’s residents and visitors, the Festival supports the local economy, collaborates with other community organizations, educates our audience, and enhances the appreciation of our cultural … Read More

Chamber Festival Returns to Enthusiastic Audiences

Looking into the windows at the Twisp Terrace Lodge venue during the 2022 Festival Concert

You could feel a collective, welcoming sigh from audiences as the quiet notes of the traditional “Prologue” composition opened six Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival concerts following a two-year Covid hiatus and change of venues. Festival organizers proclaimed the two-week event, June 16-25, an overall success. Beth and Eric Blank at Twisp Terrace Lodge provided both an elegant setting and … Read More

Chamber Music Festival offers exciting programs with outdoor concert option

Two male musicans playing violin while seated.

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival is back, with exquisitely performed chamber music and some exciting changes, including a stunning new venue and the option of enjoying the concerts outdoors in a relaxed setting with a gourmet picnic. The festival – six concerts from June 16 to 25 – will be in an intimate, captivating space at the Twisp Terrace … Read More

Festival News Spring 2021

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival is a highly-anticipated summer event in the life of our Valley, as it has been for 25 years. Hundreds of locals and tourists flock to Signal Hill Ranch to hear stellar performances by world-class musicians. Scores more attend free outreach concerts sponsored by local businesses. But the Festival is more than the music. It’s … Read More

Summer Newsletter

Meeting by video conference on July 11, all members of the Festival board and staff agreed to extend their terms of service through the 2021 season.  Jane Orme, president for the last three years, said that she will step down from her leadership role, but continue as a regular board member through 2023. Officers elected at the annual meeting include: … Read More

Behind the Scenes: the Johnsons

Expertise and Dedication Fuel MVCMF Behind the Scenes The spacious barn that provides the deeply resonant acoustics, spectacular mountain vistas, and relaxed, convivial vibe of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival didn’t come about by accident. It’s the product of the technical expertise, years of hard work, and generosity of Howard and Liz Johnson, who own Signal Hill Ranch, the … Read More

Chamber Music Festival Cancels Summer Concert Series

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival has cancelled their 2020 Summer Concert Series.  Originally scheduled for June 18-27, this year would have been the Festival’s 25th season.  “Naturally we are very saddened and disappointed,” said Executive Director Liz Johnson.  “But after Governor Inslee extended the stay-at-home order to May 31, it was inevitable.” The Festival noted the additional challenge of … Read More

Big, lush sound for chamber music festival’s 25th season

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival is planning a spectacular program this June to celebrate its 25th season of exceptional chamber music in a relaxed, casual setting. For the first weekend of the festival, Artistic Director Kevin Krentz has assembled a 16-piece chamber orchestra to feature chamber music repertoire that demands a big, rich sound. Krentz is considering compositions by … Read More