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Ventura Music Festival 2017

July 23

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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating until July 23, 2017

At a free and public presentation at Ventura City Hall today, Artistic Director Nuvi Mehta revealed the lineup for the 23rd season of the Ventura Music Festival (VMF) to be held July 13-16 & 21-23. This year’s nine-concert festival theme is “An American Season” featuring great classical, jazz and genre-defying music performed by world-class artists. Concerts are held at the intimate 400-seat Ventura College Performing Arts Center, 4700 Loma Vist Rd in Ventura, unless noted otherwise. For tickets (on sale April 3
John Jorgenson by Alan Messer

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band 

American roots music at its finest”
Thursday, July 13 @7:30pm
The Festival opens under the stars at the historic Olivas Adobe with incomparable songwriting and harmony vocals by “the best string players in the world” as “guitarist’s guitarist” John Jorgenson is joined by fellow music legends Herb Pedersen, Mark Fain and Patrick Sauber.
Roger Kellaway by Jorjana Kellaway
Roger Kellaway 
“A giant of jazz piano”
Friday, July 14 @8pm
This master pianist, who’s worked with Ellington, Yo-Yo Ma and Joni Mitchell, is a protean composer and his Festival program includes an adaptation of the landmark multimedia portrait of democracy, Visions of America, featuring jazz singer-violinist Calabria Foti.
Anderson & Roe

Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

“The most dynamic piano duo of this generation”
Saturday, July 15 @8pm
Last year’s Festival sensation returns with another transcendental program featuring Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Schoenfield’s “Boogie” and several surprises!
Nuvi Mehta by Linda Peterson
Nuvi Mehta & Friends
“An evening of great American classical music”
Sunday, July 16 @7pm
VMF’s Artistic Director gathers his virtuosi friends for a memorable classical program of Barber, Copland and Ojai-based composer John Biggs who will celebrate his 85th birthday at the Festival.
Perla with Leonard Cohen by Nancy Santullo

Perla Batalla 

In tribute to her great friend Leonard Cohen
Friday, July 21 @8pm
This extraordinary Grammy©-nominated vocalist brings her singular style to the visionary music of legendary poet, songwriter and artist Leonard Cohen for a memory-making concert honoring one of the greats.
Simply Three
Simply Three
“A fresh genesis for string playing”
Saturday, July 22 @8pm
This bass/cello/violin trio has reshaped chamber music, genre-hopping from Puccini, Gershwin and original works to Adele, Coldplay and Michael Jackson.
Michael Feinstein by Gilles Toucas

Michael Feinstein

“Stories and Songs from the Great American Songbook” – Sunday, July 23 @7pm
This Grammy©-nominated singer, pianist and educator has become a PBS star with his Great American Songbook series, dazzling world stages as an unparalleled interpreter of American music – from saloon singers and Broadway hits to Berlin, Ellington, Gershwin, Sinatra and more. Called a “national treasure,” Feinstein is an all-star force in American music today.
Festival Brass Quintet

Festival Brass Quintet

“Tea & Trumpets”
Fridays, July 14 & 21 3pm@ Pierpont Inn
Enjoy the legendary inn’s splendid four-course English tea with the quintet’s hallmark wit, humor and fanfare.


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