Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

Music in the Mountains 2017

"Presenting exceptional live chamber music atop Powder Mountain"

Powder Mountain Resort and Summit Powder Mountain are excited to announce the fourth annual Music in the Mountainschamber music festival, with public concerts on Friday September 1st at 7:00 pm, and Saturday, September 2nd at 5:00 pm, atop Powder Mountain in Timberline Lodge, and free to the public.  

On Thursday, August 31, Powder Mountain also invites patrons to attend an intimate VIP Preview Performance and Dinner with the artists, at the SkyLodge.  Doors open at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, and concert at 8:00 pm.  Tickets on sale for $59.00 from

Music in the Mountains is a premier summer chamber music festival in Eden, Utah, presented annually by Powder Mountain. Inspired by the beauty and spirit of this region, in 2014, violinist Michelle Ross partnered with Powder Mountain in order to bring the best young classical musicians to Eden.  Music in the Mountains is also proud to collaborate with Utah Symphony musicians.  Artists in Residence travel to Eden each season to live and rehearse in this spectacular mountain setting, interact with the community in various outreach events, and culminate their residency by performing concerts on the very top of Powder Mountain.  This year, the musicians will perform at the St. Anne’s Lantern House in Ogden.

Michelle Ross, violinist and Artistic Director of the series, will be joined by renowned piano soloist Adam Golka, violinist and composer Ben Russell, violist Molly Carr, and cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir.  They are some of the most in demand soloists and chamber musicians in the world.  This season’s programming,“Fiddling and Folk Songs” and “Romance in the Mountains,” spans from the Classical era to contemporary fiddling and compositions by resident artists Russell and Ross.  The centerpiece of the performances will be romantic masterworks by Brahms, Mahler, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. 

Michelle Ross is a recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Award, and her debut CD Discovering Bach was recently released by Albany Records - her 33-day performance project around NYC with the same name was noted by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross.  Her debut album of the Complete Sonatas and Partitas of J. S. Bach will be release in 2017.  She is in great demand around the U.S. and internationally as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral leader, and composer, a recent recipient of a New Music USA grant.

Music in the Mountains maintains a mission to make exceptional live classical music available to all.  The concerts will be preceded by food, drinks, and a pre-concert talk with the musicians. Music in the Mountains is proud to offer an unforgettable concert experience for both artists and audiences, pairing the outdoor paradise that is Powder Mountain with the gems of the classical repertoire.  The breathtaking setting of Powder Mountain combines with the intimacy of a log cabin, allowing our concerts to transport the audience to an unforgettable sphere to experience this music. “This experience was about the moment, was about giving and feeling, friendship, the human experience, the story of life told through instruments, the then and now of chamber music.. I wouldn’t change what happened to me last Saturday, July 26th, for anything…” Portia Millet, Indie Ogden blog 

The exceptional venue is a winter resort that towers over Ogden Valley.  Powder Mountain is the perfect location with 360 degrees views of surrounding valleys and States, amidst wildflowers, pines and aspens.  Powder Mountain is located only 60 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City and 20 minutes from Ogden City.   

The concerts will be performed at Timberline Lodge, at the top of State Road 158.  Please contact us and check the social feeds for up to date information.