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Announcing the 2020 concert season at Tippet Rise!

February 18, 2020

We are thrilled to announce our fifth summer of classical music performances at Tippet Rise! The seven-week season, from July 10 through August 29, will feature almost thirty new and returning artists—established soloists and ensembles and also rising stars—performing more than four centuries of repertoire.

“We find it hard to believe that we are already celebrating our fifth concert season at Tippet Rise,” said the art center’s co-founders Peter and Cathy Halstead. “The years have flown by happily and busily as we’ve met thousands of visitors, welcomed new and returning artists, commissioned new art works, improved the health of the land, and added hiking trails so our visitors can experience more of this beautiful place. We eagerly await the start of our fifth season and cannot wait to share another magical summer with our community.”

Marking the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, this summer’s programs will include works that span the majority of the composer’s career. The season will also include a wealth of music by Russian composers, including Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and by a close colleague and protégé of Shostakovich, Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-96), whose long-neglected work has recently been enjoying a revival. A highlight of the season will be the world premiere of a Tippet Rise and Pnea Foundation co-commission by composer Bora Yoon—the fifth Tippet Rise commission in as many years—performed by flutist, MacArthur Fellow, and experimental cultural activist Claire Chase. In addition to the premiere, the season will include a wide range of contemporary music. As always at Tippet Rise, audiences will have multiple opportunities to enjoy core repertoire by Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, and Chopin.

In addition to regularly scheduled programs, two family concerts especially designed for younger audiences will be presented during the summer concert season. This summer, Tippet Rise will host three Artists-In-Residence: violinists Alice Ivy-Pemberton and Katie Hyun and pianist Jenny Chen. The artists will spend unstructured time at Tippet Rise, seeking inspiration from the synergy provided by the intersection of art, nature and music.

Tickets for the season’s performances will be available through a randomized drawing, for which registration via the Tippet Rise website is required. The registration period opens at Noon MST/2 PM EST today, February 18 and closes on Monday, March 9 at 5:00 PM MST/7PM EST. Winners will be selected at random on Tuesday, March 10 at Noon MST/2 PM EST, and notified by email.

The art center will open to the public on June 26, 2020, two weeks before the start of the summer music series, for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday sculpture tours. Concerts and van tours are priced at $10; free to those 21 and under. Hiking and biking at the art center are free for everyone. Prior registration via the website is required for all visitors, available beginning on Wednesday, March 11 at 8:00 AM Mountain Time.

For details on the season’s concerts and artists, visit the Events page by clicking “More Info” below.

Photo of Canada’s Rolston String Quartet performing in the Olivier Music Barn in 2019 by Erik Petersen