FESTIVALS


BARD SUMMERSCAPE AND BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Bard SummerScape 2014 presents eight inspired weeks of opera, music, theater, dance, film, and cabaret. The centerpiece is the 25th annual Bard Music Festival, this year examining the life, work, and cultural milieu of the 19th-century Austrian composer Franz Schubert. The festival will explore Schubert's tragically short but remarkably influential career, presenting his symphonic, chamber, and religious music along with many works by his contemporaries. Other highlights include Carl Maria von Weber's Euryanthe, a darkly gothic opera; Proscenium Works: 1979-2011, featuring the Trisha Brown Dance Company; the world premiere of Love in the Wars, a version of Heinrich von Kleist's Penthesilea; an outstanding film series; and the return of cabaret.
LOCATION
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College; Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
DATES
June 27 - Aug 17
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Leon Botstein
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Opera • Dance • Theater • Cabaret • Film
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
https://fishercentertickets.bard.edu
Telephone: 845-758-7900
BOOKING CONTACTS
WEBSITE
http://fishercenter.bard.edu
SOCIAL LINKS

BLOSSOM MUSIC FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival comprises 18 concerts, including 15 by The Cleveland Orchestra, two Blossom Festival Band concerts, and one concert by the Blossom Festival Orchestra. Highlights include Dvorák's New World Symphony conducted by Jaap van Zweden; Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducting Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5; a concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma in the Elgar Cello Concerto; and Orff's Carmina Burana. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst conducts the final program of the season, a European Festivals Tour send-off concert.
LOCATION
Blossom Music Center; Cuyahoga Falls, OH
DATES
July 3 - Aug 31
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Franz Welser-Möst
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$23 to $85
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com
Telephone: 216-231-1111
BOOKING CONTACTS
Mark Williams
WEBSITE
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com
SOCIAL LINKS

BRAVO! VAIL
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra return to Bravo! Vail this summer with guest soloists including Joshua Bell, Midori, Yefim Bronfman, and Hélène Grimaud. Notable pieces this season include Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Ravel's Bolèro, Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
LOCATION
Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Debyshire; UK
DATES
July 11 - July 27
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Stephen Barlow
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $70
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 127 2190
BOOKING CONTACTS
admin@buxtonfestival.co.uk
WEBSITE
http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk
SOCIAL LINKS

BUXTON FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This year's Buxton Festival offers a great line-up of opera, music, and literature, as well as some unexpected surprises. Opera productions continue the tradition of reviving overlooked masterpieces: Dvorák's The Jacobin; Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice; and Rossini's Otello. There's also the Mahogany Opera Group's production of HK Gruber's Gloria - Pigtale (a `cabaret opera' performed by five `human sausages' and a big band) and the opening night opera gala. Concert performers range from The Lawson Trio, Innovation Chamber Ensemble, 4 Girls 4 Harps, and the Schubert Ensemble to pianist Yuanfan Yang, cellist Jessie Ann Richardson, and accordionist Djordje Gajik. Featured vocal recitalists are mezzo-soprano Rosalind Plowright, and baritone Roderick Williams. A late-night cabaret is also offered.
LOCATION
Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Debyshire; UK
DATES
July 11 - July 27
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Stephen Barlow
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $70
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk
Telephone: 0845 127 2190
BOOKING CONTACTS
admin@buxtonfestival.co.uk
WEBSITE
http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Maestra Marin Alsop returns to her summer oasis to lead the award-winning Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in a TBA program that includes three world premieres, two U.S. premieres, and four West Coast premieres, as well as a dozen composers in residence. “The Cabrillo Festival has made the contemporary repertoire sound urgent, indispensable and even sexy.” —The Financial Times
LOCATION
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; Santa Cruz, CA
Mission San Juan Bautista; San Juan Bautista, CA
DATES
June 7 - Aug 10
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marin Alsop
GENRES
Contemporary Orchestra
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $56
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.cabrillomusic.org
Telephone: 831-420-5260
WEBSITE
http://www.cabrillomusic.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts Summer Music
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival opens with a performance by world renowned violinist Joshua Bell and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Enjoy an opera-filled weekend featuring Angela Meade in Lucrezia Borgia and Georgia Jarman in Rigoletto. Rosanne Cash headlines our popular American Roots Music Festival. We have an all-star line-up for our Jazz Festival and the season closes with Pablo Heras-Casado conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Caramoor is a destination for musical inspiration with friends and family.
LOCATION
Rosen House, Spanish Courtyard, Venetian Theater; Katonah, NY
DATES
June 21 - Aug 3
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jeffrey P. Haydon
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Opera, Symphonic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.caramoor.org
Telephone: 914-232-1252
BOOKING CONTACTS
Ellie Gisler
WEBSITE
http://www.caramoor.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Castleton Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The sixth season of the Castleton Festival will showcase rising stars alongside world-renowned artists. Plans include Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly, three symphonic concerts by the 50-student Castleton Festival Orchestra, theatrical readings, chamber music, singing recitals, bluegrass, fireworks, and more.
LOCATION
Festival Theatre, Theatre House; Castleton, Rappahannock County, VA
DATES
June 28 - July 20
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.castletonfestival.org/
Telephone: 866-974-0767
BOOKING CONTACTS
WEBSITE
http://www.castletonfestival.org/
SOCIAL LINKS

Cork International Choral Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The festival will open with Orff’s masterpiece Carmina Burana; Tallaght Choral Society and East Cork Choral Society will join forces with the Band of 1st Southern Brigade and soloists under the baton of Lt. Col. Mark Armstrong. The next day, VOCES8 will take to the stage. Also planned is Chamber Choir Ireland performing its annual concert in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral with a new piece by David Fennessy. Madrigal 75 offers a late-night concert with a sacred and reflective atmosphere. Witness some of the world’s top amateur choirs compete for the prestigious Choir of the Year prize.
LOCATION
Cork City Hall St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, Cork
DATES
April 30 - May 4
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
John Fitzpatrick
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Ethnic • Choral
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $30
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.corkchoral.ie
Telephone: 35321-450-1673
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
2014 for May 2015, 2015 for May 2016, 2016 for May 2017, etc.
WEBSITE
http://www.corkchoral.ie
SOCIAL LINKS

Drottningholms Slottsteater
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Two Mozart operas will be the highlight of the opera festival: In August, Mitridate, re di Ponto, with conductor David Stern and director Francisco Negrin, and in September Idomeneo, re di Creta, conducted by Lawrence Renes and directed by Tobias Theorell in a co-production with the Swedish Royal Opera. Casting for Mitridate includes Peter Lodahl, Miah Persson, and Christophe Dumaux; principals in Idomeneo are Jonas Degerfeldt, Katija Dragojevic, and Malin Byström. Our unique theatre dates from 1766 and has the only original stage machinery still in use.
LOCATION
Drottningholms Slottsteater: Drottningholm, Sweden
DATES
Aug 3 - Sept 20
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sofi Lerström
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$46 to $152
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.dtm.se
WEBSITE
http://www.dtm.se
SOCIAL LINKS

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
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LOCATION
The 2014 Festival d’Aix presents four new productions: Handel’s Ariodante and Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia, Katie Mitchell’s staging of Bach cantatas, Trauernacht, and William Kentridge’s version of Schubert’s Winterreise. Also featured is a new Festival production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, a concert version of Rameau’s Les Boréades, along with orchestral concerts, recitals, and chamber music. Highlights include a residency by the Freiburger Barockorchester and an evening with Orchestre de Paris and Waltraud Meier dedicated to Patrice Cheréau. Singers include Sarah Connolly, Matthias Goerne, Waltraud Meier, Olga Peretyatko, Patricia Petibon, and Adrian Sâmpetrean. Conductors are Pablo Heras-Casado, Valery Gergiev, Paavo Järvi, Andrea Marcon, and Marc Minkowski; stage directors are Christopher Alden, Richard Jones, and William Kentridge.
DATES
July 2 - July 24
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bernard Foccroulle, General Manager
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$14 to $340
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.festival-aix.com
Telephone: +33(0)4-34-08-02
WEBSITE
http://www.festival-aix.com

 

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