With the upcoming 2021 season, Music in the Mountains (MIM) will celebrate its Ruby Anniversary, commemorating 40 years of bringing classical music to Nevada County. The 2021 season will begin with a specially-curated highlights concert and new performances from the Music in the Mountains orchestra players on Friday, February 12th airing online at 7pm.
Music in the Mountains confronted the challenges of 2020 by moving high-quality music performances to online platforms. Meeting the challenge of social distancing with live virtual concerts and interactive educational programming, MIM produced over 250 hours of virtual programming in 2020. By producing music and education using cutting-edge technology, MIM was able to create a wonderful repertoire while keeping the community connected and safe.
The SummerFest Highlights Concert will include brand new performances from Music in the Mountains orchestra musicians, as well as some never before shared archival video from past summer festivals. The concert is free, giving patrons access on a pay-what-they-can basis. Patrons are encouraged to RSVP at musicinthemountains.org in order to be sent a direct link to the concert as well as an electronic copy of the concert program order.
“We invite the public to join us as we relive some of the great moments of our 2020 Virtual Summerfest. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear your favorite pieces again,” said Ryan Murray, MIM’s enthusiastic and innovative Artistic Director & Conductor. “It’s going to be a fantastic concert, and I look forward to seeing you there.” Music in the Mountains hosted several concerts last year on their Youtube channel, which included pre-concert talks and a friendly live chat during the concerts.
Music in the Mountains has been performing and producing high-quality classical music for Nevada County and surrounding communities for 40 years. They continue to bring wonderful classical music performances and educational programs through cutting-edge technology and virtual performances. In 2021, MIM is excited to bring all new musical performances and educational experiences for our local community and for anyone with access to the World Wide Web, and ultimately plans to resume live concerts again in the summer. For more information call 530-265-6124 or email email@example.com. Always open at www.musicinthemountains.org
Content and photos submitted by Hilary Hodge, Music in the Mountains