SummerFest Festivities, Happenings, and (Almost)
We’re here! And along with all of the fabulous concerts, we have an amazing array of special events and activities moving around the festival. So grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine depending on when you open this!) and check out all of the things that make SummerFest much more than a concert series. For a complete listing of all SummerFest concerts, log onto musicinthemountains.org.
Fiesta del Caribe Opening Night Party
June 19, 7 pm The Center for the Arts
The Fiesta del Caribe evening starts at 7 pm, not 6 as originally advertised. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Join us for a fabulous night of Cuban music, food and drinks as we kick off the festival in style at the Center for the Arts. Cuban Jazz with Gardenia Azul and the MIM Festival Players, salsa dancing and more.
Innovative Prelude Project Slated for KVIE
Prelude for Yuba Salmon is a collaborative adventure in musicianship, composing, and environmental stewardship. MIM’s Young Composers Project have teamed with educators at Sierra Streams Institute (SSI) and been taken through a curriculum focused on the plight of the salmon and their importance to the environmental health of the region’s watershed. The project will culminate with this year’s Young Composers Concerts and Young Geniuses concerts.
The experience, inspiration and process is being captured in a 30-minute documentary film, where the music created will also serve as score for the film. KVIE Sacramento will air the program in the fall of 2014, and the film will also be submitted to SYRCL’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival and other national film festivals. Please come out and support these extraordinary young people during the summer festival. Click below for event pages:
June 11 & 13, Young Composers Project Presents
June 22, Young Geniuses on a program featuring Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Arriaga
|Learn More about the Prelude project…|
CONCERTS UNDER THE STARS:
FOOD AND DRINK, PARKING, AND CAMPING INFORMATION
June 21- Grand Fiddlers Rally
June 27- The Fab Four
June 28- John Williams Spectacular
July 3- Happy Birthday USA
ALL CONCERTS START AT 8 PM
Gates open at 6:30 PM
Bring a picnic dinner to the concerts, or enjoy an array of great food from our vendors, including Brats from Old 5 Mile House,
There is NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL permitted at the concerts, in accordance with ABC laws. Please refrain from bringing your own alcohol as it will be confiscated at the gate. Instead, enjoy beer, wine and selected mixed drinks from our two outdoor bars.
Gate 1 + 8 parking is reserved. Please follow the signs and park at Gate 4. For those patrons that may need assistance, we will be offering golf cart transport from the parking lot to the lawn. Just ask at the gate.
Did you know that the Nevada County Fairgrounds offers RV camping in a beautiful and serene setting among the tall pines? Click here for more info!
EXPERIENCE THE MUSIC
This year, SummerFest offers a wide range of free concerts and activities to connect with the music and the joyous festival atmosphere.
Tour an authentic Bedouin tent during our Tales of the Exotic East concert. Prior to the concert, the tent will be open to explore.
Anyone recognize our gorgeous Gershwin girl in our SummerFest campaign? Grace Fae will join us in the lobby before the Gershwin concert with her jazz trio to entertain
you with selections from the American songbook.
ART AND MUSIC GO TOGETHER LIKE…
SummerFest 2013 artist Tahiti Pehrson once again graces the concert hall with a large scale paper installation. Tahiti’s
career is flourishing, with recent showings at the San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, and galleries in London and South Africa.
We’re also honored to be hanging work from our friends
at theNeighborhood Center for the Arts and in honor of our Prelude Project, we’re also very excited to have Phil Brown’s beautiful Yuba Rover landscapes in the hall as well.
Get a behind the scenes look at how the music is made by attending an open rehearsal. Three opportunities exists to watch the artists in action:
Friday, June 20, 3- 5pm, The Composer is Dead
Sunday, June 29, 10 am- 12:30 pm, Nordic Fantasy
Tuesday, July 1, 11 am- 1:30 pm Gershwin Extravaganza
These are drop in opportunities. Please observe concert etiquette when attending an open rehearsal. No flash photography and no recording please.
JUST ADDED! FREE MASTERCLASS WITH KONSTANTIN SOUKHOVETSKI
Roseville Steinway Gallery Auditorium
MIM is thrilled to have Konstantin Soukhovetski as our SummerFest 2014 pianist-in-residence. Between June 26 and July 1, Konstantin will perform 2 concerti, a solo and chamber performance and has been invited to perform at the Roseville Steinway Gallery Auditorium on Saturday, June 28. This is a FREE event to the public.
12:00- 1:45 pm Masterclass with regional students
2:00-3:00 pm Lecture/Recital on Konstantin’s recent transcriptions of opera scenes
Tickets are on sale now. Create your own series and save 10% off when you order four or more concerts. For the best pricing (and service), give Nancy a call at the box office (530) 265-6124, or log onto musicinthemountains.org to find out more.
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Music in the Mountains
530 Searls Avenue, Suite A, Nevada City, California 95959
(530) 265-6173, www.musicinthemountains.org