Music in the Mountains—Durango’s Summer Music Festival

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It’s time for Music in the Mountains, Durango’s premier summer music festival. Since 1987, Durango has hosted this fantastic series of events. It has increased the number of programs over the years, and now it is a full set of events, locations, and performances. Their mission—“To produce an exceptional summer music festival with musicians of the highest caliber; entertain, educate and delight audience with the richness of classical music, and complement concerts with year-round educational programs for youth”—is one we appreciate. There’s nothing like a summer evening under the Colorado stars at Purgatory. With the beautiful music and atmosphere, it’s a quintessential experience.

One of the unique aspects of Music in the Mountains is the commitment to education. They do music instruction in the Four Corners area, and offer scholarship programs, school assemblies, and more. It’s a fantastic benefit to have local students appreciate arts and culture.

This week, there will be a Chocolate Indulgence benefit event at Purgatory, complete with handcrafted desserts and drinks paired together. On Thursday, at the Fort Lewis College Community Concert Hall, there will be a Dinner and Family Concert. This is especially unique because the low cost of tickets and an orchestra celebration of Dr. Seuss will make it a fun night for the whole family. Then this weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights will host shows at Purgatory, as well as one in Cortez on Saturday. This is just a portion of the schedule; it’s a full month of events, so be sure to take a look and check one out! Here’s the website for more information: