Arts Partners

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival

The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival’s mission:  Promote the appreciation of chamber music in the Methow Valley. We do that with concerts, free community performances, lectures, open rehearsals and the personal contact that naturally occurs between the audience and artists at these events.

The annual Summer Concert Series comprises ten days of music, including five major concerts. No two are alike. Each performance features music that is familiar, mixed with a little that is new, all accentuated with the virtuosic fireworks of first-class, dazzling performances by musicians from all over the world, including the best of the Northwest. Artistic director Kevin Krentz creates musical programs that are both powerful and elegant, resonating with audience members on a very personal level.

Join us at Signal Hill Ranch in the beautiful Methow Valley this summer for an evening rich with superb music, local wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Our grounds open early for socializing, and stay open late so you can meet the musicians under the stars.

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The Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival will return in 2022



Kevin Krentz is the Festival’s Artistic Director. He is a career chamber musician, teacher at Seattle University, and founder of Krentz StringWorks and the Seattle Cello Academy. He has performed internationally and won prizes in the Zinetti International Chamber Music Competition and the Greenlake National Chamber Music Competition. He is passionate in his support of the arts and is a dedicated and sought-after cello instructor in Seattle. Kevin brings an experience rich in chamber music and community collaboration.

Liz Johnson has served as Executive Director since 2015. She brings extensive business and operational experience to the Festival, as well as a lifelong love of classical music. She and her husband Howard are owners of Signal Hill Ranch, the Festival’s summer home.

Jenny Beste, Adminstrative Assistant

Howard Johnson, Technical Director

Dana Stromberger, Stage Manager

Rebecca Thomson, House Manager

Curt Spiel, Piano Technician