Park City, Utah is the home to a vibrant musical community. Home of several music festivals, Park City encompasses every kind of musical experience nestled in this mountain community. Most importantly, however, is the Park City Music Festival, which is the umbrella organization for the seasonal and other music festivals that occur in Park City.
Utah’s oldest classical music festival, the Park City Music Festival had humble beginnings in 1984. Founded by Leslie Harlow, a violinist, and Carole Cordray from the Kimball Art Center, under the name of The Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival, this celebration of classical music has brought classical solo instrumentalists and vocalists together to perform chamber music throughout the Park City and Salt Lake City areas.
Many of the concerts for the Park City Music Festival occur in local venues. You can experience chamber music the way that it was intended to be heard in small venues such as the Stanfield Fine Art Gallery, the Temple Har Shalom, St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and the Park City Community Church. Or, you may even have the opportunity to take in a concert in a private home. Most of the venues, whether they are in Park City or in Salt Lake City, offer excellent access for those requiring handicap access.
The Park City Chamber Music Festival actually is a series of chamber music festivals occurring during each season. The Festivals are held primarily in Park City, Utah, and also Salt Lake City. The Festivals are also referred to as the Park City Music Festival, the Park City International Music Festival (summer festival), the Park City Autumn Classics Music Festival, the Winter Classics Festival and the Spring Chamber Music Festival (held in collaboration with Utah Valley University). The latest addition to its repertoire is the USA’s first festival which focuses upon music’s impact to film, the Park City Film Music Festival.
The Park City International Music Festival traditionally takes place every summer sometime between July and August. The Autumn Classics Music Festival takes place every fall, during the months of September and October. The Winter Classics Music Festival occurs in mid-January and the Spring Chamber Music Festival traditionally takes place mid-April.
Whether you live in Park City, or you come for a visit, there is almost always an opportunity to explore classical and chamber music. If you’re thinking of taking a vacation and would like a chance to explore music in a new way, timing your visit to coincide with any of these popular music festivals will allow you to experience the intimacy of chamber music the way that it was supposed to be heard, with the world’s best instrumental and vocal soloists performing together. This is the chance for you to see and hear virtuosos play and sing together in an intimate setting.
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