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2014-2015 Events by Date

Friday, September 12, 2014
A Benefit Concert for Cheryl Birchard

Proceeds will help cover Cheryl's and Tim's cancer-treatment expenses. With Cheryl & Tim Birchard, Dances of Universal Peace, Gemma Kavanagh, Vivace Mandolin Ensemble, Rochelle Mann, Linda Mack Berven and C. Scott Hagler.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

Friday, September 19, 2014
Lee Bartley, piano

St. Mark's Recital Series
An evening of melody and color featuring original compositions by pianist Lee Bartley. With Rochelle Mann, flute; Bob Newnam, trumpet; and Terry Wells, alto.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

September/October, 2014
Sacred Arts Festival

Celebrates artistic expressions of the sacred, including visual art, music and poetry. Special events include a poetry workshop with Beth Paulson and more.
September/October | St. Mark's | Details

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sacred Arts Festival
Opening reception for ICON, featuring visual expressions of the sacred, inclusive of all faith traditions. Exhibit continues through October.
5:00–7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Details

Saturday, September 27, 2014
Poetry for the Spirit

Sacred Arts Festival
Poetry reading and poets' reception. Original poetry expressing the sacred.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Details

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Music for Sacred Spaces

Sacred Arts Festival
Concert and musicians' reception. Original music expressing the sacred, inclusive of all faith traditions.
2:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Details

Friday, October 24, 2014
A Romantic Potpourri

St. Mark's Recital Series
Music from Romantic composers such as Brahms, Fauré and Mendelssohn performed by new and favorite musicians.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Best Brass of Christmas

Eleven exceptional brass players bring you Christmas music that will set the stage for your holiday season.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

Friday, December 19, 2014
The Majesty of Christmas

No Rudolph. No Frosty or Santa. Just beautiful Christmas music by your favorite Durango musicians.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

Friday & Saturday,
January 16 & 17, 2015
Durango Chamber Music Festival

Our seventh season! Always a wide variety of music, from standards to brand-new music, including jazz and world beat.
St. Mark's | Repertoire, Artists, Passes & Tickets

Friday, February 13, 2015
Danny DeSantis
, viola
St. Mark's Recital Series
Violist Danny DeSantis performs with Kay Newnam, violin; Katherine Jetter, cello; and Linda Mack Berven, piano.
7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

March 8 through 14, 2015
Durango Bach Festival

A fantastic week of the music of J.S. Bach. Nine concerts, dozens of great musicians, one gorgeous venue.
St. Mark's | Details

Friday, April 17, 2015
Gemma Kavanagh
, soprano, Rochelle Mann, flute, and C. Scott Hagler, piano
St. Mark's Recital Series
Greatest hits from the first nine years of the Series! 7:00 p.m. | St. Mark's | Tickets

Summer 2015
Durango Chamber Music Academy
Summer Institute

Details and Registration

Soprano Gemma Kavanagh prepares to sing for the Durango Bach Festival, March 17-23, 2013.

3rd Ave. Arts is the 501(c)(3)
umbrella organization for

  • Sacred Arts Festival. 2014 marks the festival's ninth year of celebrating artistic expressions of the sacred, including visual art, music and poetry.

  • Durango Bach Festival, a week-long festival of the music of J. S. Bach every March. The 2015 festival, March 8–14, includes a student recital, Bach's Lunch (half-hour recitals Monday through Friday followed by delicious lunches in the church Parish Hall), a mid-week concert and a closing concert. Our Bach to School program, piloted in 2011, will continue.

  • The Gallery at St. Mark's features the annual Sacred Arts Festival "ICON" exhibit in the fall, as well as local and regional artists in one-person and group exhibitions.

  • Durango Chamber Music Festival presents three concerts on January 16, 17 & 18, 2015 in the great acoustics and beautiful, intimate space of St. Mark's Church.

  • St. Mark's Recital Series. Now in its tenth year, the series presents four professional recitals every year, routinely garnering critical acclaim.

  • Durango Salsa Festival. The Music. The Dance. The Condiment. A fun, one-day event to raise money for charity. Not currently scheduled. 3rd Ave. Arts needs other partner organizations to resume the festival. Contact us if interested!

  • 3rd Ave. Corner Shop is our "storefront," located in the Parish Hall at St. Mark's. Find books and gifts that "nurture heart, mind and soul" and merchandise that helps support our festivals.

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