At the height of the summer season, the Durango community virtually hums with activity as musicians arrive from nationally recognized symphony orchestras, and guest soloists descend from lofty venues in world capitals. Purgatory and other venues in and around Durango are transformed into concert halls for Music in the Mountains performances, which include orchestral performances, chamber ensemble programs, conservatory recitals, a Pops night benefit event dinner and concert, concerts for children and their families, and many other special events. If you’re exploring the Durango area during the summer, be sure to attend as much of the Music in the Mountains festival as you can! Get all the details and start making travel plans today.

Everything You Need to Know About Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado

When and Where is Music in the Mountains?

Music in the Mountains 2017 will take place from July 9th-July 30th. The festivities are held in a spacious tent at the base of the Purgatory ski area. There will be nearby parking lots reserved for those attending the festival.

What Is the History of Music in the Mountains?

The origins of this annual event can be traced all the way back to the year 1987. Gathering the support from local organizations around Durango, Maestro Mischa Semanitzky pulled together a season of five concerts and eleven musicians. The event was an immediate hit and steadily grew from there, slowly evolving from its beginning as a summer concert series into a much larger festival that featured over 100 musicians, as well as additional musical education programs held throughout the year. The Music in the Mountains spans three weeks now and represents a wide range of musical styles.

What Can I Expect at the Music in the Mountains?

The goal of this annual event is to provide the local community with the highest quality of classical music! You can expect a stellar lineup of musicians during this wonderful summer event, each one more talented than the next. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the tent so you can snack while you enjoy the music!

How Can I Purchase Music in the Mountains Tickets?

Tickets for Music in the Mountains can be purchased at their Festival Office or you can buy them over the phone and pick them up at the event. You can also buy them the day of the event if the particular concert you want to attend still has seats available.

Where to Stay While You’re in Town for Music in the Mountains

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