Ventura Music Festival presents two admission-free events

Vadym Kholodenko’s Master Class event is open to the public.

A free public concert kicks off the Festival on Friday, July 15th at 6pm.  It’s the Festival Brass Quintet in a fun, lively program, playing in the mini-park at California and Santa Clara.

The second free event is on Saturday, July 16th, at 10:30am: a Master Class in the Ventura College Performing Arts Center.  By pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the Gold Medal and all the special prizes at the last Cliburn International Competition.   Kholodenko will invite four outstanding young pianists selected to perform a piece they have prepared.  He will then give advice on how to improve their performance, and the student performs again in light of the master’s critique.

The Kholodenko Master Class event is open to the public. Tickets and advance reservations are not required, and attendees are asked to arrive by 10:30am for this 60 to 90-minute program.  The College PAC is located at 4700 Loma Vista Road.  Parking on campus is free on weekends.

Vadym Kholodenko’s formal Festival performance takes place at 8pm Saturday evening, also in the PAC.  Tickets are available online at, by phone at 648-3146, and at the box office on the night of his performance.


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