This year marks the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein, a great pianist, composer, conductor, teacher and mentor. He was also an activist for peace. Mr. Bernstein believed in the ability of the arts to create a better world.
"This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before,” said Bernstein after John F. Kennedy’s assassination.
In the spirit of Leonard Bernstein, this is our goal to you this summer: to present chamber music concerts filled with passion. Music that inspires engages and incites change.
Classical Concert Series, 2018
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
601 Columbus St, Rapid City, SD 57701
July 6: "I Feel Pretty" Bernstein, Grieg,
Vaughan Williams and more.
July 13: "Fandango" featuring classical guitar
Boccherini, Vivaldi, Chick Corea and more.
July 20: "Wanderlust" or
"What to do with a Drunken Sailor"
Brahms, Rossini, Dohnanyi and more
with local craft beer pairing
The Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to which are tax deductible.
For your convenience, we now have online donations.
Celebration of Strings
June 23-24, 2018
Calvary Lutheran Church
A great opportunity for area string students of all ages and levels to rehearse and perform with some of the greatest string musicians produced by Rapid City.
Over 35 free educational programs each summer throughout the Black Hills and Pine Ridge Reservation:
Musical Story Time
National Endowment for the Arts Artworks Grant
5 Week Residency at General Beadle School Discovery Program
Details coming soon.
We Are One-Mitakuye Oyasin Virtual Choir
City of Rapid City Investment Fund