The highlights of the festival are performances that combine “Carnegie Hall” artistry with relaxed discourse. Whether held at La Cocina Que Canta, Oaktree, Bazar del Sol, or the Dining Hall, you will leave feeling invigorated, inspired and possibly transformed.
Sunday, February 4
8 PM Opening Night with Miró Quartet
The festival opens with a poetry-inspired program featuring string quartets of Dvořák, Schubert, Shaw, and Mozart.
Monday, February 5
8 PM Fandango with Friends
All festival artists join forces for a lively evening of Spanish flair that sparkles with Boccherini’s Fandango, Hubay’s Carmen Fantasy, and Rodrigo’s beloved Concierto de Aranjeuz.
Tuesday, February 6
6:05 AM Hike & Breakfast in the Balkans
Hike up to the Organic Gardens and enjoy “Breakfast in the Balkans” with an upbeat set of dances for guitar and violin from the homeland of Ranch founder, Professor Szekely.
5 PM Trout ‘fore Dinner
This pre-dinner concert serves up Schubert’s delightful “Trout” Quintet, enticing you to come back for more music after dessert.
8 PM Aprés Dessert
Partners in life and music, Elena Urioste and Tom Poster present a program of romantic music featuring violin sonatas by Felix Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, and Mélanie Bonis.
Wednesday, February 7
6:05 AM Hike & Jukebox Breakfast
Hike up to the Organic Gardens and enjoy a Jukebox Breakfast with Elena Urioste and Tom Poster featuring popular songs from their pandemic project, in which they posted a new performance to their online Musical Jukebox every day, inspired by suggestions from their fans.
Thursday, February 8
4 PM Mindful Music Stroll
Begin at either the Labyrinth with Monique or Gazebo with Jill to set the tone for your own mindful stroll toward the Villas Pool and encounter lighthearted solos and duets in scenic places along your path. Choose your own adventure!
8 PM Festive Finale & Champagne Toast
Our final concert in Oaktree ends on a festive note with Dvorak’s Piano Quintet and a champagne toast to great music at Rancho La Puerta!
Friday, February 9
5 PM Sunset Encores at the Bazar del Sol
Wind down at the Bazar del Sol as Mak Grgić and Monique Mead perform Piazzolla tangos and legendary music from the silver screen.