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CalCap Concerts

It’s the time of year to enjoy chamber music played by some of the finest musicians – for free.

Once again, Sacramento State will offer free classical music this summer as part of its CalCap Chamber Music Workshop, Sunday, July 21, through Friday, Aug. 2.

This year’s workshop is drawing intermediate and advanced musicians from as far away as Washington state, Minnesota and Canada. The course is hugely popular with performers looking to brush up on their violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe or French horn.

And it draws participants of all ages: This year the musicians range in age from 17 to 80, says the program’s director, Sacramento State Professor Peter Nowlen.

The free concerts will be performed at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 and 31, and at 4 and 6 p.m. July 22, 23, 25, 26, 29 and 30, and Aug. 1-2. All concerts will be held in Capistrano Hall 151.

Every concert is unique. Each musician is assigned a new group with a new piece of music each day for intensive coaching and rehearsal, followed by the afternoon and evening concerts.

For more information about CalCap, visit or call (916) 278-7982. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

­– Craig Koscho