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Get to know our 2023 Festival Artwork artist Chris Warren!
We are delighted to reveal this year’s commissioned Festival Artwork, “La Plata Cacophony,” by local artist Chris Warren!
Chris is a professional artist and Durango native creating intricate and unique patterns of color using topographic data. For our 2023 Festival Artwork, Chris created a piece which literally features mountains in the music! The background is the same color topographic map of La Plata County overlaid onto itself multiple times, creating a cacophony of color meant to evoke the larger-than-life sounds you can only hear at live symphonic performances.
Read on to get to know more about Chris, his background, and where the inspiration for this year’s piece came from.
2022 Festival Highlights
In 2022, Music in the Mountains celebrated our 36th Anniversary Season with the return of our full orchestra to our beautiful corner of Southwest Colorado for three and a half weeks of classical music!
Get to know our 2022 Festival Artwork artist Ann Smith!
We’re incredibly excited to reveal this year’s commissioned Festival Artwork by local artist Ann Smith!
Ann is a local watercolor artist best known for her beautiful and expressive large-scale watercolors. Exhibited regionally and nationally, Ann’s award-winning paintings are passionately created and have been featured in many publications.
Read on to get to know more about Ann, her background, and where the inspiration for this year’s piece came from.
Introducing our 2022 Youth Ambassador Scholarship Award Recipients!
We are incredibly excited to announce the winners of our 2022 Youth Ambassador Scholarship program!
The new Music in the Mountains Youth Ambassador Scholarship program, sponsored by Bank of Colorado, allows the selected junior and senior high school students to expand and enhance their musical knowledge and talent with a scholarship package of an estimated value of $3,000/student.