Looking for a blend of summer weather activities and tasteful musical entertainment? Leslie Harlow, the Founder/Director of the Park City International Music Festival, has a few ideas for your listening pleasure:
This summer Utah's famous mountain resort town Park City will again host the Park City International Music Festival, Utah's oldest classical music festival. The festival will be presenting five weeks of chamber music concerts this summer from July 16 through August 20. The critically-acclaimed concerts are performed in two of the Park City area's favorite intimate venues: the Park City Community Church and Temple Har Shalom.
The Festival also presents a series of free outdoor concerts in City Park and elegant Salon Concerts in beautiful homes. Artist from around the globe who will be performing include cellists Jeffrey Solow and Mark Kosower (principal cellist with the Cleveland Orchestra), violinists Paul Rosenthal (founder of the Sitka Summer Festival in Alaska), Monte Belknap, Alexander Woods and Manuel Ramos, pianists Doris Stevenson, Jee-Won Oh and Robert Moeling, festival co-Directors Russell Harlow, clarinet, and Leslie Harlow, viola, soprano Serena Kanig Benish and tenor Tyler Nelson.
The end of summer will not mean the end of tasteful music. The Park City Autumn Classics Music Festival will run two weeks beginning September 24 through October 8. This chamber music festival specializes in bringing together outstanding classical soloists to perform chamber music concerts for intimate audiences. Festival artists for this years festival include pianists Michael Gurt, former winner of the Bachauer International Piano Competition, and John Novacek, violinists Philippe Djokic, Monte Belknap, Alexander Woods and cellist Denise Djokic, along with the festival co-Directors Russell Harlow, clarinetist, and violist Leslie Harlow.
The fall festival features three concerts each week presented in intimate venues and Salon concerts that are presented in beautiful luxury homes. Fall is spectacular in Utah and chamber music lovers can take advantage of Park City's resort hotels' special lodging rates this time of year.
For more information, visit www.pcmusicfestival.com.