46th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival Announced with New Executive Director Tara Kayton, 7/25 - 8/10

46th Annual Bear Valley Music Festival Announced with New Executive Director Tara Kayton, 7/25 - 8/10

The festival will feature guest artists The Brothers Comatose, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, the Delphi Trio, Richrad Glazier, Taylor Eigsti, JP Jofre, Iron Horse, and many more. Orchestra concerts feature music from Rossini, Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and more.

Music Director, Michael Morgan, and newly appointed Executive Director, Tara Kayton, have planned an exciting three-week Festival with fifteen varied concerts and events to present in the village of Bear Valley for the 46th annual Bear Valley Music Festival to be held July 25-August 10. The vitality of the Festival will be seen in the robust classical music series and the exciting return of 2013 favorites The Delphi Trio, pianist, Richard Glazier, sopranoShawnette Sulker and jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti. There will be a unique new orchestral tango concerto composed and performed by bandoneon player JP Jofre from Argentina. The Festival is also thrilled to open with folk string band The Brothers Comatose and popular blues guitarist Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. BVMF's dedication to family programming will continue with the Classical Stars of Tomorrow and a fun-filled kids concert with violinist, Dawn Harms. Three special events will be: Moonlit Masquerade gala and auction, an evening of wine paired with chamber music, and a day of collaboration with Alpine county to celebrate its 150th anniversary with bluegrass band Iron Horse. The final concert will feature violinist Stephanie Chaseand pianist Sara Davis Buechner in an all-Beethoven program.

A schedule of Festival concerts may be found in the attached press release, and all performances will be in the Festival tenet on the ground adjacent to the Bear Valley Lodge. Tickets went on sale May 15. For more information please visit: www.bearvalleymusicfestival.org

"Bear Valley Music Festival-goers exhibit a signature pioneering spirit that makes them ideal audiences for a wide range of concerts and they seem to have an inclusive, adventurous taste in all kinds of music," observes Morgan. "With this in mind, I have programmed a broad and eclectic range of concerts and guest artists that run the gamut from popular to the best in symphonic and chamber music."

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