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Blue Mountain Performing Arts Concert Series

Kurt Stevens Kurt Stevens
Maxim Sepkhanov and Vladislav Vals Maxim Sepkhanov and Vladislav Vals
Alma Bitran and Saul Bitran Alma Bitran and Saul Bitran

The Blue Mountain Performing Arts is a civic non-profit organization with a goal to foster and encourage public appreciation of music, the teaching of music, the history of music and music appreciation, and to make music accessible to our community at affordable prices.

BMPA has released its 2016-17 concert schedule and would like to invite the community to purchase memberships as to not miss one moment of the exciting line-up. 

The following concert schedule is made available through the BMPA:

  • Contemporary country singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist Kurt Stevens will perform live in concert, Friday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m./ Bluefield High School Auditorium to kick off the 2016-2017 Blue Mountain Performing Arts Series. The season-opening Stevens concert is open and free to BMPA season ticket holders and members of the Bluefield College family. Individual tickets for non-BC and non-Blue Mountain members are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
  • "Birth of the Beat" takes you on a musical journey of song and dance that showcases the sounds that made American music what it is today. Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m./ Bluefield High School Auditorium. "Birth of the Beat" is an original theatrical production celebrating the birth of the Blues, Broadway, Jazz, movie musicals, and more.
  • Vladislav Vals & Maxim Sepkhanov- Tuesday, November 1, 2016/ Bluefield High School Auditorium. Maxim Sepkhanov was educated in Russia at the Beethoven and Schnittke Conservatories and received his Artist Diploma from the Gnessin Institute of Music. Post graduate study was at the Royal College of Music in London. Among the awards he has received are the Sullivan and Farrar Prize and the British Reserve Prize in London. He has performed throughout the world with the Russian National Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Berlin Opera among others.Vladislav Vals began his study of saxophone in Siberia at the age of ten and after only three years was heard by the eminent saxophonist and People’s Artist of Russia, Professor Margarita Shaposhnikova, who invited to come to Moscow and study at the Gnessin Institute of Music. He later went on to study at the at the Royal College of Music in London, and subsequently in France at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montpellier. He has toured extensively in Russia as well as in many countries in Europe and England.
  • Equinox Little Big Band will perform on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m./ Harmon Chapel at Bluefield College. Direct from their new home in Savannah, Georgia, lifelong best friends and Louisiana natives Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson, along with their fiery hot 17-piece big band
    will bring their rich friendship and charm to the stage in a high energy show. Hear great hits from legendary entertainers as these two musicians are putting their own stamp on the Great American songbook, graced with a touch of Motown, Ray Charles, and more!
  • Saul Bitran, Alma Bitran & Harold Brown will perform on Thrusday, April 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m./ Bluefield High School Auditorium. Saul Bitran has been the first violinist with the Grammy awarding winning, Cuarteto Latinoamericano since 1986. Cuarteto Latinoamericano has recorded most of the string quartet repertoire by Latin American composers, in over 70 CDs for various international labels. Alma Bitran started studying the cello at age 5. She has been the principal cello of the Brookline Youth Orchestra and Festival Youth Orchestra at the New England Conservatory, Boston. She is a member of the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Harold Brown is an American pianist, has been heard throughout the United States, in Europe, Australia and South America, as well as on television and radio, in recital, in chamber music and as a soloist with symphony orchestras. Together, these three will present a night of unforgettable, classical music.

Annual membership to the Blue Mountain Performing Arts is $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, and $15 for students. the concert series is co-sponsored by Blue Mountain, the Corte Foundation, the Bluefield High School Foundation, Bluefield College, and WVVA. Click here for more information on how to get tickets and become a member of Blue Mountain Performing Arts. or call 304-324-3234. 

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