2016 FESTIVALS GUIDE


Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This summer the festival features Cosi fan tutte, (conductor Louis Langree; stage director Christophe Honore; Freiburger Barockorchester; with Sandrine Piau, Rodney Gilfry); Pelleas et Melisande (conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen; stage director Katie Mitchell; Philharmonia Orchestra; with Stephane Degout, Barbara Hannigan, Laurent Naouri); and Haendel's ll Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (conductor Emmanuelle Haim, stage director Krzysztof Warlikowski; Le Concert d'Astree; with Sabine Devieilhe, Franco Fagioli, Sara Mingardo, Michael Spyres).
LOCATION
Aix-en-Provence, France
WEBSITE
http://festival-aix.com/en
DATES
June 30 - July 20, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bernard Foccroulle
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$17 to $294
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +33 (0) 43 40 80 211
SOCIAL LINKS

The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The mainstage will see new productions of La boheme; Sweeney Todd; Rossini's La gazza ladra; and Robert Ward's The Crucible, with Brian Mulligan and Jamie Barton. Also planned are concerts, public master classes, a world-premiere youth opera, and guest appearances ranging from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin to Stephen Sondheim, Jamie Bernstein, and Deborah Voigt.
LOCATION
Cooperstown, NY
WEBSITE
http://www.glimmerglass.org
DATES
July 8 - Aug 27, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director; Joseph Colaneri, Music Director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$26 to $144
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.glimmerglass.org
Telephone: 607-547-2255
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

Grafenegg Festival
Grafenegg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival opens with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Joining singers Camilla Nylund, Elena Zhidkova, Klaus Florian Vogt, and Rene Pape are Grafenegg's resident Tonkunstler Orchestra and the choir of the Vienna Singverein under the baton of Yutaka Sado. On August 20 the Cleveland Orchestra performs Ades's Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz; on September 2, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor with Sol Gabetta. On the last day, Artistic Director Rudolf Buchbinder performs all five Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Vienna Philharmonic.
LOCATION
Grafenegg Castle, Grafenegg, Austria
WEBSITE
http://www.grafenegg.com
DATES
Aug 19 - Sept 11, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rudolf Buchbinder
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$19 to $158
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.grafenegg.com
Telephone: +43 (0)2735 5500
SOCIAL LINKS

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Audiences will enjoy seven concerts by the summer conservatory faculty, ranging from traditional to two world premieres of works by composer Evan Chambers. In a four-day residency, cellist Matt Haimovitz will offer discussions on musical entrepreneurship, speak on the current climate of classical music, and perform. Participants include 170 string players, ages 14-30, who are immersed in the Festival's atmosphere of focused professional development, with four hours of daily individual practice, daily chamber music rehearsals, lessons, ensemble coaching, master classes, and the Artist Faculty Concert series, as well as extensive student performance opportunities in the concert hall and throughout the community.
LOCATION
University of Vermont, Burlington VT
WEBSITE
http://www.gmcmf.org
DATES
June 25 - July 24, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kevin Lawrence, Artistic Director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.gmcmf.org
Telephone: 802-503-1220

Hitzacker Summer Music Festival
Hitzacker Summer Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Every year since 1946 Hitzacker has been forging links between innovation and tradition, between youngsters and their paragons, between centuries gone by and our fleeting present. Newly crowned quartets join in concert, soloists form new ensembles. Slam poetry meets chamber music, Aribert Reimann meets Schubert. The festival opens and closes with dazzling musical jewels from the crown of the 90-year-old Gyorgy Kurtag.
LOCATION
VERDO Kultur- und Tagungszentrum Hitzacker (VERDO Concert Hall)
Dr.-Helmut-Meyer-Weg 1
29456 Hitzacker (Elbe)
WEBSITE
http://musiktage-hitzacker.de/en/
DATES
July 30 - Aug 7, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Oliver Wille (violinist)
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$11 to $39
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://musiktage-hitzacker.de/en/
Telephone: +49 (0)5862 / 941 430
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2016 for Summer 2017
SOCIAL LINKS

Hollywood Bowl 2016 Season
Hollywood Bowl 2016 Season
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music.
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA
WEBSITE
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
DATES
June 18 - Sept 25, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gustavo Dudamel
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$1 to $143
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
Telephone: 323-850-2000
SOCIAL LINKS

International Keyboard Institute & Festival
International Keyboard Institute & Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Recitals in the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College by Jerome Rose, Philippe Entremont, George Li, Alexander Kobrin, and Geoffrey Burleson. Concerto evening: Quynh Nguyen, Ilya Yakushev, Gabriele Leporatti and Gesa Luecker with the Jager Meisters Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Zilberkant. Pre-concert program notes. Free lectures: Ives Concord Sonata with Steven Mayer; Dmitry Rachmanov on Rachmaninoff; legacy of Damrosch, Mannes, Godowsky, and Gershwin; homage to Philippe Entremont; Dorothy MacKenzie Scholarship Awards Competition; daily master classes for festival participants.
LOCATION
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, New York, NY
WEBSITE
http://www.ikif.org/
DATES
July 17 - July 31, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jerome Rose
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $20
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.ikif.org/
Telephone: 212-772-4448
BOOKING CONTACTS
Julie Kedersha, festival director, info@ikif.org
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2016 for Summer 2017
SOCIAL LINKS

44th Istanbul Music Festival
44th Istanbul Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 44th Istanbul Music Festival will host close to 600 local and international artists, including Idil Biret, Murray Perahia, Gautier Capugon, Angel Blue, Gerard Causse, Herbert Schuch, Patricia Petibon, Alice Sara Ott, Maria Joao Pires, Antonio Meneses, Maxim Vengerov, Richard Galliano, and Sylvain Luc. Also participating are the Vienna Symphony, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, Artemis Quartet, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, this year's guest orchestra in residence.
LOCATION
Instanbul, Turkey
WEBSITE
http://muzik.iksv.org/en
DATES
June 1 - June 24, 2016
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Yesim Gürer Oymakmak
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://muzik.iksv.org/en
Telephone: +902123340785
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