FESTIVALS


Grafenegg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2014 Grafenegg Festival opens with a Fanfare by composer-in-residence, Jörg Widmann. The program continues with an anniversary tribute to Richard Strauss conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, music director of the resident Tonkünstler Orchestra. Other orchestras participating include the London Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Freiburg Baroque, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Toronto Symphony. The final concert will be given by the Vienna Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel. The primary venues are the 1760-seat open-air auditorium “Wolkenturm” built in 2007, and the 1340-seat concert hall “Auditorium,” built in 2008. Last year marked the addition of another outdoor venue, “Schlosshof,” and this year there will be more lawn seating.
LOCATION
The grounds of the Grafenegg Castle; Grafenegg, Austria
DATES
Aug 14 - Sept 7
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rudolf Buchbinder
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$14 to $190
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.grafenegg.com
BOOKING CONTACTS
Maria Graetzel
+43 (0)2742 908070-700
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.grafenegg.com

Grant Park Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 80th-anniversary season includes a weeklong residency by William Bolcom and the world premiere of his new concerto for orchestra. Christopher Theofanidis’s The Legend of the Northern Lights is also premiered, accompanied by a film. Other featured works: George Fenton’s The Blue Planet; Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass with the Grant Park Chorus and soloists Christine Goerke, Jill Grove, Garrett Sorenson, and Shenyang; Brahms’s Symphony No. 4; Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5; Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 2; Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole; and lesser known gems including Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. Among the guests: conductors Leonard Slatkin and Hugh Wolff; pianist Stephen Hough; violinist Christian Tetzlaff; vocalists Paul Appleby, Alfred Walker, and members of Lyric Opera’s training program.
LOCATION
Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
DATES
June 11 - Aug 16
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Carlos Kalmar
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $1600
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.gpmf.org
Telephone: 312-742-7638
BOOKING CONTACTS
Leigh Levine
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.gpmf.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This season, audiences will enjoy seven concerts by the 30 distinguished faculty of our summer conservatory, performing chamber repertory, rarely heard 19th- and 20th-century works, and fresh compositional voices. In a four-day residency, cellist Matt Haimovitz will offer discussions on musical entrepreneurship, speak on the current climate of classical music, and perform, on July 11. The 130 students, ages 14-30, in our intensive four-week program of solo and chamber music are immersed in an atmosphere of focused professionalism, with daily four-hour individual practice and chamber music rehearsals, plus lessons, coachings, master classes, faculty concerts, and extensive student performance opportunities.
LOCATION
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
DATES
June 22 - July 19
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kevin Lawrence, Artistic Director
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.gmcmf.org
Telephone: 802-503-1220
BOOKING CONTACTS
Kevin Lawrence
WEBSITE
http://www.gmcmf.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Hollywood Bowl Summer Season 2014
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Pollstar magazine’s Best Major Outdoor Venue (eight years in a row!), the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States and the summer home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The 2014 season highlights include the 36th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival [see separate listing].
LOCATION
Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
DATES
June 21 - Sept 28
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gustavo Dudamel
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$1 to $354
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
Telephone: 323-850-2000
WEBSITE
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
SOCIAL LINKS

Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Three opera productions, a semi-staged production at Castle Ambras, church- and chamber-music concerts, and the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti will highlight the Innsbruck Festival in 2014. Operas include Handel’s Almira conducted by Alessandro De Marchi and his orchestra Academia Montis Regalis; Domenico Scarlatti’s Narciso with Fabio Biondi and his orchestra Europa Galante; a semi-staging of Handel’s Duello Amoroso with Attilio Cremonesi and La Cetra baroque orchestra; Pietro Antonio Cesti’s L’Orontea, which was composed and premiered in Innsbruck in 1656, in a young production with David Bates, his ensemble La Nuova Musica, and competitors of the Cesti competition. The festival also offers many concerts and the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera.
LOCATION
Ambras Castle, Spanish Hall Tyrolean State Theatre Wilten Monastery, Church Ambras Castle, St. Nicholas Chapel Jesuit Church Collegiate Church, Stams Monastery Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Giant's Hall
DATES
Aug 12 - Aug 31
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Alessandro De Marchi
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Baroque and Renaissance Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $155
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.altemusik.at/
Telephone: 0043188088
BOOKING CONTACTS
Philip Brunnader
WEBSITE
http://www.altemusik.at/
SOCIAL LINKS

Internationale Händel-Festspiele Göttingenn
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Artists: Laurence Cummings, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Ingeborg Danz, Robin Blaze, Knabenchor Hannover, NDR Chor, L’Arpeggiata, Göttinger Symphony Orchestra, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, and more. Works: Faramondo (HWV 39), Joshua (HWV 64), Coronation Anthems and more. The world’s oldest festival for Baroque music and the highest standards in the area of historically informed performance practice.
LOCATION
Staadhalle Göttingen, St.Jacobikirche, Rathaus Duderstadt; Göttingen, Germany
DATES
May 29 - June 10
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Laurence Cummings
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$8 to $217
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.haendel-festspiele.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 1805-700 73
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SOCIAL LINKS

Lincoln Center Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2014 Lincoln Center Festival will feature performances by artists and ensembles from 11 countries unfolding in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Scheduled for this summer: Heisei Nakamura-za theater perform Kaidan Chibusa No Enoki (The Ghost Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree); Rosas dance company with founding choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; The Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra (Sergei Filin, artistic director) performing Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Spartacus (ballet), and The Tsar’s Bride (opera); Sydney Theatre Company in The Maids; Houston Grand Opera in The Passenger, an opera by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, whose chamber music will also be performed, by the ARC Ensemble.
LOCATION
Lincoln Center and neighboring venues; New York, NY
DATES
July 17 - Aug 16
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nigel Redden, Director, Lincoln Center Festival
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • World Music, Ballet, Dance
TICKET PRICE RANGE
No admission charge
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.lincolncenterfestival.org
Telephone: 212-721-6500
BOOKING CONTACTS
Nigel Redden
Booking cycle date range
All year round
WEBSITE
http://www.lincolncenterfestival.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Lincoln Center Out of Doors
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2014 Lincoln Center Festival will feature performances by artists and ensembles from 11 countries unfolding in six venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. Scheduled for this summer: Heisei Nakamura-za theater perform Kaidan Chibusa No Enoki (The Ghost Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree); Rosas dance company with founding choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker; The Bolshoi Ballet and Orchestra (Sergei Filin, artistic director) performing Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Spartacus (ballet), and The Tsar’s Bride (opera); Sydney Theatre Company in The Maids; Houston Grand Opera in The Passenger, an opera by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, whose chamber music will also be performed, by the ARC Ensemble.
LOCATION
Lincoln Center and neighboring venues; New York, NY
DATES
July 25 - Aug 10
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bill Bragin, Director, Public Programming, Lincoln Center
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Dance, Latin, Salsa, Wold Music, Gospel
TICKET PRICE RANGE
No admission charge
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.LCOutofDoors.org
Telephone: 212-721-6500
BOOKING CONTACTS
Bill Bragin, Director, Public Programming
Jill Sternheimer, Producer, Public Programming
Booking cycle date range
All year round
WEBSITE
http://www.LCOutofDoors.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Lucerne Festival in Summer
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
With our theme of "Psyche," the tremendous power of music itself becomes the focus in the summer of 2014. How is it that music manages to stir our souls? The roster of stars addressing this question ranges from Daniel Barenboim and Riccardo Chailly through Mariss Jansons and Valery Gergiev to Franz Welser-Möst and Simon Rattle (who will conduct the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra for the first time), from Cecilia Bartoli to Anne-Sophie Mutter and from Lang Lang to Murray Perahia. Violinist Midori and soprano Barbara Hannigan are our two "artistes étoiles" and Unsuk Chin and Johannes Maria Staud our composers-in-residence. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra was founded by the late Claudio Abbado; the Lucerne Festival Academy by Pierre Boulez.
LOCATION
KKL (Culture and Conference Center) Luzern; Lucerne, Switzerland
DATES
Aug 15 - Sept 14
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Haefliger, Executive and Artistic Director
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$22 to $388
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.lucernefestival.ch/en/
Telephone: +41 (0) 41-226-44-80
WEBSITE
http://www.lucernefestival.ch/en/
SOCIAL LINKS

Luminato Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
For 10 days each June, Luminato Festival transforms Toronto’s theatres, parks, and public spaces with hundreds of events celebrating theatre, dance, music, literature, food, visual arts, magic, and more. Highlights have included: Joni Mitchell, Serena Ryder, Laurie Anderson, Rufus Wainwright, Rosanne Cash, and K-os [sic] Kid Koala Maxi Priest.
LOCATION
The Hub at David Peacult Square; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DATES
June 6 - June 15
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jorn Weisbrodt
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Ethnic • All genres of Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $200
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.luminatofestival.com/
Telephone: 416-368-4849
BOOKING CONTACTS
Mark Rochford
WEBSITE
http://www.luminatofestival.com/
SOCIAL LINKS

 

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