The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival continues this week with formal concerts and free recitals and rehearsal sessions.
The festival is featuring music by renowned composers of classical music including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Claude Debussy and Felix Mendelssohn. Concert-goers will hear also vibrant music by less-familiar composers.
Highlights this week (June 22 and 24) include a piano trio by Franz Schubert; arrangements of traditional Scandinavian folk tunes by the Danish String Quartet; and a partita for solo violin by Reena Esmail, an Indian-American composer who blends musical traditions of India and the West.
Concerts are on Thursday (June 22) and Saturday (June 24) at the Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., there is a pre-concert lecture or recital at 6:20 p.m., and the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and available at methowmusicfestival.org.
Free recitals are on Wednesday (June 21) at the Mazama Public House, 4 p.m.; and Friday (June 23) at Sun Mountain Lodge, 4 p.m. There is a free rehearsal session at the community center on Saturday (June 24) at 10 a.m.
Photos by Steve Mitchell
The Methow Valley Community Center in Twisp was transformed into an elegant musical setting for the first two concerts of the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival.