Music in the Mountains
A fully integrated summer music festival! For 25 years, orchestra, chamber music and conservatory performances of classical and world music have found life in the majestic mountains of southwestern Colorado.
Music in the Mountains was the brainchild of Maestro Mischa Semanitzky, who brought his vision to life in 1987. With tremendous community support, the festival's first season delivered 5 concerts performed by 11 musicians.
Semanitzky's dream took wing. Nowadays Music in the Mountains is an extensive and popular three-week festival with a host of concerts and events slated around the spectacular San Juan Mountains. World-class musicians arrive from around the globe to form the Festival Orchestra.
Although most of the concerts require tickets, a series of free performances in Durango city parks called Family Festivo, touch and inspire young people with the magic of music.
Conservatory Music in the Mountains is a summer program that offers an educational component for students of string instruments and piano. Artistic Director Arkady Fomin draws more than 150 students and faculty enabling students to work with musicians of international rank and perform with young artists from around the world.
Hands-on instruction and free concerts are provided through a program called Music in the Mountains Goes to School, which exposes thousands of students to classical music at primary, middle and high schools in the Four Corners region.
Since Semanitsky's retirement in 2007, Music in the Mountain has been under the leadership of co-directors Gregory Hustis (Festival Artistic Director) and Guillermo Figueroa (Music Director and Conductor).
A 501(c)(3) corporation, Music in the Mountains is supported through contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals, locally, regionally and nationally. Group and Series ticket discounts are available at the locations below or by phone at (800) 595-4849 or (970) 385-6820.
Music in the Mountains Festival Office