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Aviram Reichert to conclude Music in the Mountains series

On Friday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m., renowned Israeli pianist Aviram Reichert, will perform in the final concert of the Music in the Mountains classical series in Pagosa Springs. He will be accompanied by an accomplished wind ensemble that includes Paul Garner on the clarinet, Laura Leisring on the bassoon, Erin Hannigan on the oboe, and festival artistic director, Greg Hustis on the French horn, in performances of music by Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy, and Beethoven.

Aviram Reichert and friends will grace the stage at the beautiful new EcoLuxe atrium at The Springs Resort and Spa, a venue that provides a warm and inviting atmosphere as well as excellent acoustics and visibility. Seating is limited to 150 people and is not assigned, so purchase your tickets now at the Chamber of Commerce or online at and plan to arrive early to choose your preferred seat. Tickets are $40 for adults and $6 for children under age 15.

A perennial favorite with Music in the Mountains concertgoers, Israeli pianist Aviram Reichert is now in his 12th season with the Festival. He is widely acclaimed for his deeply intelligent interpretations, phenomenal technique, and ravishing tone. He has performed throughout the United States, Israel, South Africa, Japan, Korea and Europe. Reichert has won top honors in numerous international competitions, culminating

in the award of the bronze medal in the 10th annual Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 1997, accomplishments that helped to launch his very successful concert career.

If you have not yet bought your tickets to hear Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman and the Clavier Trio this Saturday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m., don’t put it off. Last week’s opening gala concert was sold out and tickets for this concert are going quickly.

Gluzman has been lauded by critics and audiences alike as a performer of great depth, virtuosity, and technical brilliance. He has performed as a soloist with top orchestras around the world, recently appearing with the Chicago Symphony and a debut performance at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The Pagosa Springs steering committee, that includes Janis Moomaw (chair), Mary Jo Coulehan, Mary Hart, Carole Howard, Teresa Huft, Kate Kelley, Ed Lowrance, Valley Lowrance, and Sally Neel has collaborated with Music in the Mountains headquarters in Durango to bring another season of exceptional musical offerings to Pagosa Springs.

“We are grateful to The Springs Resort and Spa for partnering with us this season to provide an elegant and acoustically satisfying location for our classical musicians to perform,” says Janis Moomaw. “We are also grateful to our patrons and sponsors who have supported the Music in the Mountains concert series in Pagosa Springs and continue to help provide our community with the finest musical offerings.”