PO Box 249
Winthrop, WA 98862
Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival combines professional performances of classical music with spectacular natural settings; builds collaborations with local, regional and national organizations serving the educational and artistic needs of North Central Washington; and furthers the Methow Valley’s presence as a cultural center for the arts. The Festival spans over ten days each late July-early August.
Founded by John Konigsmark in 1995 as the Methow Music Festival Association, the renamed Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival is celebrating its 16th season as a community arts organization. By sharing its love of classical music with the area’s residents and visitors, the Festival supports the economy of the region, collaborates with a network of community organizations, educates audiences, and enhances appreciation of our cultural heritage and the natural environment. The individuals comprising the Festival’s volunteer Board of Directors apply their diverse skills in overseeing its programs and activities to advance the Festival’s mission.
artistic director, Kevin Krentz is a career chamber musician, originally known to us as the cellist for the Northwest’s only national or international competition winning ensemble, Finisterra Trio. In 2000 he was a winner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with former trio, In Flight 3. With the Finisterra Trio he has performed internationally and won prizes in the Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition and the Greenlake National Chamber Music Competition. He is passionate in his support of the arts and is a dedicated and sought-after teacher in Seattle. Kevin brings an experience rich in chamber music and community collaboration.
managing director, Jennifer Epps
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Robert Nelson, President
Karen Edwards, Vice President
John Ehrenberg, Treasurer
Sandy Pease, Secretary
Mary Ann Quigley