This season, 30 young students from the U.S., Colombia, Brazil and Japan will participate in the steep learning curve of classical string technique and performance.

The dynamic faculty of the upcoming Pacific Crest Music Festival will kick off festival week with a chamber music concert for the public at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the old Methodist Church, 4303 Oak Street, in Dunsmuir.

The Saturday evening concert starts nine days of intense study, rehearsals and recitals in Dunsmuir that defines the 7th annual Pacific Crest Music Festival.

Faculty performing Aug. 3 area round-up of extreme musical talent: violinists Patrick Dalton Holmes and George Figueroa; violists and PCMF founder Michael Whitson and Karoline Meneze, and cellist Laura Gaynon.

Each of them comes with impressive performance prestige, and top-notch teaching abilities that make past PCMF students eager to spread the word about their marvelous Dunsmuir experience and our beautiful Siskiyou County, according to a press release.

This season, 30 young students from the U.S., Colombia, Brazil and Japan will participate in the steep learning curve of classical string technique and performance.

The faculty concert will include, among others, Latin pieces by Cuban composer Jose White of and Venezuelan composer Aldemaro Romero. Following an intermission the string quartet will perform the stunning Johannes Brahms string quartet No.2 in A minor.

There are no ticket sales, all are welcome, but a suggested donation of $20 at the door is appreciated to support the work done through PCMF.

For more information about the Pacific Crest Music Festival please visit www.pacificcrestmusic.com