FESTIVALS


Marlboro Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Founded in 1951, Marlboro Music is the noted summer retreat for advanced musical studies in Southern Vermont led by Artistic Director Mitsuko Uchida. Master concert artists and exceptional young professionals explore the chamber music repertoire in depth and present five weekends of concerts.
LOCATION
Marlboro College; Marlboro, VT
DATES
July 19 - Aug 17
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Mistuko Uchida
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $37
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.marlboromusic.org
Telephone: 215-569-4690 (After June 23: 802-254-2394)
BOOKING CONTACTS
Michael Herring
WEBSITE
http://www.marlboromusic.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Mostly Mozart Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival—now in its 48th season—features a wide range of classical music events ranging from baroque to contemporary styles, including chamber music, opera, dance, late-night recitals, and performances by the celebrated Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra led by Music Director Louis Langrée. Details of the 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival will be announced on April 9.
LOCATION
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
DATES
June 25 - Aug 23
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director;
Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
TBA
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.mostlymozart.org
Telephone: 212-721-6500
BOOKING CONTACTS
Jane Moss
Booking cycle date range
All year round
WEBSITE
http://www.mostlymozart.org
SOCIAL LINKS

<div style="margin: 10px 0px 20px 0px;">Musikfest
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Musikfest is the nation’s largest free music festival, with 500 free performances on 14 different stages over 10 days. Over the years we have hosted local, regional, national, and international artists. In 2011 Here Come the Mummies, a funk band made up of seasoned pros who masquerade as mummies, packed the Festplatz dance floor. In 2012 we added Caravan of Thieves, who brand themselves as "Gypsy Swingin’ Serenading Firebreathing Circus Freaks." Other highlights have included the infamous Russian Surf Rock group, Igor and the Red Elvises, as well as the Bluegrass Hip-Hop creation known as Gangstagrass. A festival favorite from 2011 and 2012 was MarchFourth Marching Band.
LOCATION
Banana Factory Arts Center, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks; Bethlehem, PA
DATES
Aug 1 - Aug 10
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Patrick Brogan
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Rock
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$39 to $75
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.musikfest.org
Telephone: 610-332-3378
BOOKING CONTACTS
Patrick Brogan
Booking cycle date range
Jan - April 2014 For Summer 2014
WEBSITE
http://www.musikfest.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Ojai Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 68th Ojai Music Festival presents a daring program that fully reflects both the Festival’s ideals and the inventive musical mind of Music Director Jeremy Denk. A highlight is the world premiere of The Classical Style, based on the award-winning book by Charles Rosen. The comic opera features a libretto by Mr. Denk and music by Steven Stucky. Mr. Denk’s artistic collaborators include conductor Robert Spano, the Knights, Brooklyn Rider, jazz pianist and composer Uri Caine, and others. In addition to the new opera, the Festival will also feature works by Leos Janáček, Charles Ives, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti, and Kurt Weill.
LOCATION
Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
DATES
June 12 - June 15
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Thomas W. Morris / Jeremy Denk
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.OjaiFestival.org
Telephone: 805-646-2053
WEBSITE
http://www.OjaiFestival.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s annual festival season features four operas in repertory, highlighting both classic and innovative new work. All performances are presented in English with super titles and accompanied by the musicians of the famed St. Louis Symphony. The 2014 season consists of The Magic Flute, The Elixir of Love, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and the world premiere of Twenty Seven, by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek, based on the life of Gertrude Stein, whose salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus became a second home for such luminaries as Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Picasso. International sensation Stephanie Blythe makes her OTSL debut as Stein, with Elizabeth Futral joining her as Alice B. Toklas.
LOCATION
Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis MO 63119
DATES
May 24 - June 29
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Artistic Director, James Robinson; Music Director, Stephen Lord; General Director, Timothy O'Leary
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $129
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.ExperienceOpera.org
Telephone: 314-961-0644
BOOKING CONTACTS
Paul Kilmer
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for summer 2017
WEBSITE
http://www.ExperienceOpera.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This year the Philadelphia Orchestra will be collaborating with a number of world renowned performers including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Milos, Broadway stars Stephanie Block and Andrew Ranells, Cirque de la Symphonie, New York City Ballet, and many more! The Orchestra will also be presenting a variety of works ranging from classical to 20th century. Some of these works include Mussorgski’s Night on Bald Mountain, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and a Grand Finale with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. SPAC is excited to host pre-performance events like Family Nights, Date Nights, Instrument Petting Zoo, Children Workshops, and even Fireworks after certain performances.
LOCATION
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, NY
DATES
Aug 6 - Aug 23
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Yannick N‚zet-S‚guin
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$24 to $85
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.spac.org
Telephone: 518-584-9330
BOOKING CONTACTS
Sharon Walsh
Booking cycle date range
Late Winter 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.spac.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Playboy Jazz Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 36th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival features George Benson with special guest Earl Klugh; Jamie Cullum; Dianne Reeves; Arturo Sandoval Big Band; Kenny Barron with special guest Ravi Coltrane; the James Cotton Blues Band with special guest Big Jay McNeely; Los Amigos Invisibles [sic]; and many more.
LOCATION
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA
DATES
June 14 - June 15
GENRES
Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $164
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/36th-anniversary-playboy-jazz-festival
Telephone: 323-850-2000
WEBSITE
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/36th-anniversary-playboy-jazz-festival
SOCIAL LINKS

Rigas Ritm Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Rigas Ritmi 2014 includes such artists as Edmar Castaneda, Paolo Fresu, Daniele Di Boniventura, Mike Dawes, Yasmin Levy, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Albare, as well as local talent, like the Latvian Radion Big Band and winners of the international jazz artist contest Riga Jazz Stage. Rigas Ritmi (Riga Rhythms) Festival is one of the most attended and loved music festivals in Latvia.
LOCATION
Locations around Riga; Latvia
DATES
July 3 - July 5
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Maris Briezkalns
GENRES
Jazz • World
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$2 to $80
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.rigasritmi.lv/en/home
Telephone: +371-67105216
BOOKING CONTACTS
Maris Briezkalns, artistic director
Telephone: +371 26532856
Ance Jirgena, press secretary
Phone: + 371 29529002
Booking cycle date range
Fall-Winter of 2014 for Summer of 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.rigasritmi.lv/en/home
SOCIAL LINKS

Ruhrtriennale - International Festival of the Arts
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The region’s outstanding industrial monuments provide sites for music, fine art, theater, dance, and performance. Highlights this summer are Louis Andriessen’s opera De Materie; Matthew Barney and composer Jonathan Bepler’s six-hour film River of Fundament; French choreographer Boris Charmatz’s new work for 14 dancers and five children. Ruhrtriennale 2014 will be Heiner Goebbels’ last season as artistic director; the position changes every three years.
LOCATION
In Germany:
-Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum
-Landschaftspark-Nord, Duisberg
-Zollverein and Maschinenhalle Zweckel
-Essen
DATES
Aug 15 - Sept 28
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Heiner Goebbels
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Contemporary Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $163
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.ruhrtriennale.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 221-280-210
BOOKING CONTACTS
Tillmann Wiegand
WEBSITE
http://www.ruhrtriennale.de
SOCIAL LINKS

Salzburg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Salzburg Festival 2014 has 270 performances in 45 days at 16 venues. Operas include new productions of Il trovatore, Der Rosenkavalier, Don Giovanni, Schubert’s Fierrabras, and the world premiere of Dalbavie’s Charlotte Salomon. Weekly concerts are performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra, and Camerata Salzburg; visiting orchestras include West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw, and others. There is a drama program and special programs highlighting young artists, including the Young Singers Project, the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, and the Montblanc Young Directors Project.
LOCATION
Grosses Festspielhaus, Haus für Mozart, Feslsenreitschule, Salzburger Landestheater
DATES
July 18 - Aug 31
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Alexander Pereira
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Ethnic • Drama
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $544
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.salzburgfestival.at
Telephone: +43-662-8045-500
WEBSITE
http://www.salzburgfestival.at
SOCIAL LINKS

 

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