Archive for the ‘Concerts’ Category

Eureka Springs Summer Music Festival

May 21st, 2012 by Sam Feldman

Eureka Springs now has a wonderful new festival over the summer – the CICA International Summer Music Festival. From June 18th to July 7th, our town will be filled with musicians and aspiring musicians, young and old alike. Check out their website for the schedule for three weeks of classical chamber and symphony concerts, just about every night, at our local venue, The Aud. In addition, there will be international attendance from students coming to learn from the pros. Strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, guitar and even composition and voice are offered in full sessions and weekly programs. There is also the Antonio Stradivari International Violin Makers Competition and Conference, which is designed for violin makers, performers, students, teachers, and people who are interested in stringed instruments making and performance to meet together and to share the ideas of stringed instruments making and performance.

Summer Musical Festival in Eureka Springs, ARSo once again, Eureka Springs offers some incredible musical opportunities, and what a great time to visit! Come see us while you’re here and as always, enjoy your stay in our lovely village.

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Opera in the Ozarks

March 27th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Close to our inn and celebrating 61 years, Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point is a unique training program and festival founded in 1950. Affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Opera in the Ozarks has earned the reputation of being a prominent training program for all singers interested in pursuing a career in opera. Our alumni have sung on all the major operatic stages of the world. One of the outstanding features of the program is that every participant is afforded an opportunity to perform in fully produced operas, an evening scenes program or an educational outreach program taken to the several areas in Northwest Arkansas. Four weeks of intensive rehearsals under the direction of a professional staff lead to a culminating month of performances over the course of which the season artists continue to grow and develop.

Opera in the Ozarks is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas, seven miles west of beautiful and historic Eureka Springs, on scenic Route 62. One of the most picturesque spots in the south central USA, Inspiration Point is a look-out siteĀ  perched atop Rock Candy Mountain, between the beautiful White River Valley and Beaver Lake.

The Opera’s 2011 season starts Friday, June 24th, with Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss, Jr. The season runs through July 23rd and also features Little Women, by Mark Adamo, and Le Nozza di Figaro, by Mozart (sung in Italian). These are incredible performances done by up and coming young opera stars – don’t miss it!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!


The Music Scene in Eureka Springs

February 27th, 2011 by Sam Feldman

Eureka has some incredible musicians. Come any day of the week, season or not, you’ll find some sort of music, somewhere, somehow. During the season, it’s even more prevalent. Musicians in Basin Park, musicians on the street corners, musicians in pubs and bars.

But one of our favorites played for us recently at our 4-state Innkeeper’s Conference that we hosted here in Eureka Springs. Classic songs, a little jazz, and a wonderful “torch” singer, Maureen Alexander – here’s “Swing and a Miss”:


I predict them to become more and more popular, so come to Eureka to enjoy a truly wonderful experience.

Warmest regards,


Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!

Gordon Lightfoot in Eureka Springs, AR!

July 10th, 2010 by Sam Feldman

“If you could read my mind, love,

What a tale my thoughts could tell

Just like an old time movie

‘Bout a ghost from a wishin’ well…”

“From the 60s until today, many top artists have covered his songs, including Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan (and Lightfoot has recorded his songs as well), George Hamilton IV, Olivia Newton-John, Barbra Streisand, Tony Rice, Nanci Griffith, Sarah McLachlan and other talented artists too numerous to list. His achievements have been recognized in the music industry and in his native Canada. He has five Grammy nominations and 17 Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent) and was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame in 1986. In 1970, he received the prestigious Order Of Canada; in 1997 he received the Governor General’s award – the highest official Canadian honor; and in September, 2001, he was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall Of Fame.

All of this discussion is mostly about the music, always beautiful, inventive, and performed with perfection at every concert appearance – a tribute to his fine backup band as well as to Lightfoot himself. But it is perhaps his lyrics, and the combination of his words and music, that set him apart from all the others. What is unique about Lightfoot is that he appears to have heightened senses; he sees, hears and feels things that most of us don’t; and then he can create the music and lyrics to help us see, hear and feel what he does. Whether it is a love song, or a song of lost love, a historical ballad – which he writes like no other songwriter of the last half-century – or a highly personal song, what he says and how he says it leaves a lasting and often evolving impression as the listener uncovers new layers of meaning in the song.” (Valerie Magee, website).

The fabulous GordonĀ  Lightfoot is coming to Eureka Springs Sunday, August 22, 2010! The show starts at eight and there are still tickets available, but you better call soon! We have plenty of rooms here at Bridgeford House on that Sunday night and one night reservations are fine, plus Sunday nights are a lower weekday rate, of course. You can walk easily to the Auditorium downtown, so call today for the best room in town!

Warmest regards,

Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!