2016 FESTIVALS GUIDE


Aspen Music Festival and School
Aspen Music Festival and School
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The theme "Invitation to Dance" points to the use of dance elements in musical works throughout the centuries, from Bach to Piazzolla. The Aspen Opera Center presents La Bohème (7/14, 16, 18); Bolcom's A Wedding (7/28, 30); and Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict (8/16, 18, 20). Programming includes great 20th-century American music by Charles Ives, Roger Sessions, Erich Korngold, Roy Harris, George Antheil, Peter Mennin, and others. A mini-festival features Shakespeare in music, and "White Nights," with music by Russian, Nordic, and Alaskan composers. Spano conducts Kaija Sariaaho's L'Amour de Loin. Composition students study with some of today's top composers. The 2016 finale is Orff's Carmina Burana.
LOCATION
Aspen, Colorado
WEBSITE
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/
DATES
June 30 - Aug 21, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert Spano
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $90
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/
Telephone: 970-925-9042
BOOKING CONTACTS
Asadour Santourian, asantourian@aspenmusic.org
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2016 for Summer 2017
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Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival is a three week immersion into today's most exciting new music at one of the country's foremost contemporary art museums. The Festival includes daily recitals surrounded by the art in the galleries, free concerts in the community, workshops, and more. On the weekends we hold bigger performances in the main auditorium, culminating in the 6-hour festival finale, the Marathon, which will feature the music of our 2016 special guest composer John Luther Adams.
LOCATION
MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), North Adams, MA
WEBSITE
http://www.bangonacan.org/summer_festival
DATES
July 13 - July 30, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe
GENRE
New Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.bangonacan.org/summer_festival
Telephone: 413-662-2111
BOOKING CONTACTS
Performers at the festival are the faculty and fellows of our concurrent residency. The Summer Festival at MASS MoCA is not the kind of festival that books touring musicians/groups. For more information, contact Philippa Thompson, philippa@bangonacan.org.
Booking cycle date range
Applications for the residency are available at www.bangongacan.org beginning in early November of the calendar year prior to the festival, and due in mid-January of the year of the festival.
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Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival: Puccini and His World
Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival: Puccini and His World
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The festival will focus on the music and culture of Italy, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret keyed to the theme of "Puccini and His World." Works by some of his most compelling compatriots include Iris by Pietro Mascagni; the world premiere of Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed; the premiere of Fantasque, a new ballet; a film series on "Puccini and the Operatic Impulse in Cinema"; and the return of Bard's authentic and sensationally popular Spiegeltent, hosted by the inimitable Mx. Justin Vivian Bond.
LOCATION
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
WEBSITE
http://fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/
DATES
July 1 - Aug 14, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Leon Botstein, Christopher H. Gibbs and Robert Martin, artistic directors
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $90
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://fishercenter.bard.edu/summerscape/
Telephone: 845-758-7900
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Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exhibition
Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exhibition
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Berkeley Early Music Festival brings some of the finest talent the early music world has to offer to Bay Area audiences. Among the highlights: Davitt Moroney in recital; Sacabuche, Linda Pearse, artistic director; Archetti Baroque String Ensemble; Parthe- nia, a consort of viols; Robert Mealy with Juilliard 415; Concerto Palatino; Kristian Bezuidenhout in recital; Rachel Podger with Voices of Music; Vox Luminis; Shira Kammen Friends; Concerto Palatino;Philharmonia Baroque Players with Juilliard 415;Rachel Podger with Bezuidenhout in Bach Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord.
LOCATION
Berkeley, CA
WEBSITE
http://www.sfems.org/bfx
DATES
June 5 - June 11, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
The San Francisco Early Music Society
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $56
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.sfems.org/bfx
Telephone: 510-528-1725

Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Cleveland Orchestra performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) and works by Ades and Strauss (July 9). Other concerts: "A Salute to America" with the Blossom Festival Band (July 4); the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma (August 13); an all- Bach concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Pete Townshend's symphonic version of The Who's Quadrophenia with the Blossom Festival Orchestra (August 20); Hans Graf conducting Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish) with Pinchas Zukerman; Michael Feinstein in Broadway hits; Michael Francis conducting Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 2 (July 16); and Raiders of the Lost Ark to live orchestral accompaniment by The Cleveland Orchestra (Sept. 3 and 4).
LOCATION
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
WEBSITE
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/plan-your-visit/blossom-music-center/
DATES
July 2 - Sept 4, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Franz Welser-Möst
GENRES
Classical • Jazz • Movie Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$24 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/plan-your-visit/blossom-music-center/
Telephone: 800-686-1141
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Bowdoin International Music Festival
Bowdoin International Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Bowdoin International Music Festival's concerts present distinguished classical musicians from renowned chamber groups, orchestras, and conservatories worldwide, and extraordinary young musicians who travel to Maine each summer to work with them in our summer study program.
LOCATION
Brunswick, ME
WEBSITE
http://www.bowdoinfestival.org/
DATES
June 25 - Aug 5, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
David Ying and Phillip Ying
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$40 to $40
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.bowdoinfestival.org/
Telephone: 207-725-3895
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Bravo! Vail
Bravo! Vail
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Bravo! Vail Music Festival inaugurates its 2016 season with London's Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Led by world-renowned violinist Joshua Bell, it is the first international orchestra to perform at Bravo! Vail. Programmed are works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, and Piazzolla. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and New York Philharmonic all make much-anticipated returns, performing the classical canon along with innovative new programs. Pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yefim Bronfman, and Jeremy Denk, and violinists Leila Josefowicz and Augustin Hadelich headline the roster of soloists this season.
LOCATION
Vail, CO
WEBSITE
http://bravovail.org/
DATES
June 23 - Aug 6, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Anne-Marie McDermott
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$28 to $129
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://bravovail.org/
Telephone: 877-812-5700
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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival celebrates Marin Alsop's 25th anniver-sary and final year as conductor, music director, and guiding light. Premiere-filled concerts include works by John Adams, Christopher Rouse, James MacMillan, Mason Bates, Jennifer Higdon, and Kevin Puts. Other highlights: a new symphonic ballet by Anna Clyne choreographed by Kitty McNamee and danced by members of Hysterica Dance Company; Spider Dance by John Adams, commissioned in Alsop's honor; Puts's The City; and a new work by emerging composer Michael Kropf.
LOCATION
Santa Cruz, CA
WEBSITE
http://www.cabrillomusic.org
DATES
Aug 5 - Aug 13, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marin Alsop
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $59
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.cabrillomusic.org
Telephone: (831) 426-6966
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