About Max is Back! A Weekend of San Juan Chamber Music - Saturday Night
Max Levinson returns to Ouray August 2021 for the Max is Back! A Weekend of San Juan Chamber Music. The Saturday evening concert will feature Max along with violinist Harumi Rhodes and cellist Alice Yoo as they present a delightful evening of chamber music.
MAX LEVINSON - PIANO
Max is an active chamber musician, and is known as an intelligent and sensitive artist with fearless technique on the piano. The Washington Post writes, "You can hear gasps in the audience - Max Levinson displays technical wizardry. His playing has solid, assured technique, clarity of vision and a sense of the permanent values in music that underlie surface variations". Max is Chair of the Piano Department at the Boston Conservatory, and is also a faculty member at the New England Conservatory.
Max has served as the Artistic Director for OCPAG's San Juan Chamber MusicFest for the past seventeen years. Although this signature event was paused last year, and it's modified for 2021, it was important for OCPAG to move forward presenting chamber music in Ouray County with the Max is Back! A Weekend of San Juan Chamber Music!
More biographical information about Max may be found at
HARUMI RHODES - VIOLIN
Harumi Rhodes is the second violinist of the internationally-renowned Takács Quartet, performing 80 concerts a year worldwide. Acclaimed by The New York Times as a “deeply expressive violinist,” Rhodes has gained recognition as a multi-faceted musician with a distinctive musical voice. Originally from New Jersey, she was born into a family with Japanese, American, Russian and Romanian roots. After studying at the Julliard School and the New England Conservatory, she co-founded the Naumburg Award-winning ensemble Trio Cavatina, served as artist member of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and performed extensively with Music from Copland House, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the East Cost Chamber Orchestra and Musicians Marlboro.
She is Associate Professor of Violin, Artist in Residence and Ralph E. and Barbara L. Christoffersen Faculty Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. Rhodes combines her performing career with a passionate commitment to guiding young instrumentalists, composers and ensembles. For more information, please visit:
ALICE YOO - CELLO
Cellist Alice Yoo has been warmly hailed for her sensitive musicianship, expressive nuance and passionate commitment to teaching. She has performed extensively throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. Co-Founder and Co-Artistic director of the Denver Chamber Music Festival, she and cellist Matthew Zalkind have created a new chamber music festival in Denver that features the world's most sought-after chamber musicians in world-class chamber music summer concerts all around the city of Denver.
Alice is currently on the chamber music faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music. She was the guest cello professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder during the 2018-2019 school year and the University of Denver as a sabbatical-replacement in 2020. For more biographical information, please visit:
Ouray County Performing Arts Guild
The Ouray County Performing Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization, bringing high-quality events in music, dance, theater and other genres to Ouray and Ridgway since 1983. OCPAG sponsors a year-round calendar featuring concerts and performances for the enjoyment of Ouray County's residents, visitors and youth.
OCPAG is thrilled to be partnering with the Friends of the historic Wright Opera House to co-sponsor events on their stage for all in Ouray County to enjoy.
OCPAG is sustained by generous memberships and grants from supporters all over the United States. OCPAG also provides scholarships to local youth to nurture performing arts skills and help them develop a life-long interest in the performing arts
For more information about the Ouray County Performing Arts Guild, to include support with an OCPAG membership, visit OCPAG.ORG.