Beethoven Festival/Park City Chamber Music Society

A nonprofit organization

$2,248 raised

6% complete

$40,000 Goal

Together, We Make Beautiful Music!
Park City is proud to be the home of Utah's longest-running, year-round classical music festival.

Classical Music for everyone to enjoy year-round in Park City and on online.

During 2021 Park City's own Beethoven Festival gave 13 live summer concerts in beautiful venues - all once-in-a-lifetime command performances by world-class artists - along with 46 free weekly online concerts.

Thank you for donating!


You can support the popular free  Chamber Music in City Park concerts with Mountain Town Music, the Beethoven Festival at Vieve Gore Concert Hall in Salt Lake City and the Chamber Music at the Eccles  Beethoven Festival Online brings beautiful performances to all our residents free and shares Park City worldwide as a wonderful cultural destination. The Festival produces its online programs from live concerts recorded in Park City over the years, so we reach both our "at home" audience here and beyond Park City.

Great solo artists can thrill you with their superb virtuoso playing as they bring works by your favorite composers to life. And, you get to know the artists as they engage with you. Each concert is unique, designed to appeal to everyone.
39 years of over 850 live concerts for everyone!

Outreach throughout the year.
We love performing these outreach concerts. We take our finest classical programs into senior living facilities, schools, libraries and hospitals throughout the year.


Supporting Partners and Collaborations











 39th SEASON
live and in-person   

The Festival Concert Venues Include: 
PARK CITY ECCLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
CITY PARK BANDSTAND
PARK CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH
TEMPLE HAR SHALOM
VIEVE GORE CONCERT HALL in SLC
ELEGANT PRIVATE HOMES


and online BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL ONLINE PREMIERES
          Sundays at 6PM Mountain Time
          Designed for our "at home" audience to enjoy with us!



Violinist Dara Morales, pianist Michael Gurt, cellist Denise Djokic and clarinetist Russell Harlow

   
Enhancing Park City and Utah as a Cultural Destination
The Festival represents Park City and Utah. The same week the Utah Symphony performed in Carnegie Hall, the Beethoven Festival was featured in a concert in NY on one of New York's most popular chamber music series: The Bargemusic Series.



THE DIRECTORS
Russell and Leslie Harlow
Clarinetist Russell Harlow is recognized as one of the nation's top solo and chamber music clarinetists. He performs for international clarinet festivals and on performance series worldwide. Starting clarinet at age 11 and fascinated with classical music, Harlow studied first with top Hollywood studio clarinetist Gary Foster and later with famed clarinetist Mitchell Lurie at USC where Russell Harlow began his career in chamber music. He attended master classes, was coached by the great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky, and, at age 21, won his position with the Utah Symphony. He founded Nova Chamber Music Series, Utah's first forum for resident musicians and invited guest artists. He studied summers at the Tanglewood Festival with Boston Symphony clarinetist Harold Wright and at California's Claremont Festival, where he met and sought coaching with virtuoso violinist Charles Libove. Upon joining the Beethoven Festival, he invited Charles Libove and recital partner Nina Lugovoy to join the Festival roster, bringing them to Park City for nearly 20 years to perform with the Beethoven Festival. Russell concentrates year-round on solo and chamber music performance, recording and directing the year-round Beethoven Festival concerts and outreach presentations. The Harlows make their home in Park City, the community they love.

While finishing s masters degree at the Juilliard School, violist Leslie (Blackburn) Harlow was a top finalist in the school's concerto competition. She was accepted to compete in the Munich International Competition when she was also invited by the Utah Symphony to spend that same summer performing with the orchestra. Leslie had already fallen in love with Park City while on a her first-ever ski trip the year before. Opting out of Munich, she chose Utah instead and spent the summer touring Utah with the Symphony. She was so inspired by the natural beauty of the state and with the Utah's great support of the arts, following graduation, she moved here. Having performed and taught at a number of chamber music festivals, Leslie saw Utah, and particularly Park City, as the ideal chamber music festival home. Leslie Harlow approached Deer Valley Resort and Kimball Arts Center to host the concerts, Deer Valley Lodging for housing and Western Airlines for flights for the artists. She gathered together the fine musicians she had performed with, friends from Juilliard and New York City and new colleagues here in Utah, inviting them to perform together at the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival. The Festival continues today as Utah's longest-running classical music festival.


Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Beethoven Festival/Park City Chamber Music Society

other names

Originally the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival

Tax id (EIN)

87-0466931

Address

1420 MEADOW LOOP RD
PARK CITY, UT 84098

Phone

(801) 671-3549

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