FESTIVALS


Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Now in its 42nd season, the SFCMF presents a summer filled with world-renowned artists performing compelling programs of chamber masterworks. Highlights of 2014 include pianist Yefim Bronfman serving as artist-in-residence and performing a solo recital of Prokofiev Sonatas and Marc Neikrug’s Passions, Reflected. Also planned is the world premiere of a new work by Brett Dean featuring soprano Tony Arnold and the Orion String Quartet.
LOCATION
St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art Simms Auditorium, Albuquerque Academy, Lensic Performing Arts Center; Santa Fe, NM
DATES
July 20 - Aug 25
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marc Neikrug
GENRES
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TICKET PRICE RANGE
$12 to $75
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com
Telephone: 505-982-1890
WEBSITE
http://www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com
 

The Santa Fe Opera
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Carmen and Don Pasquale are planned this season, along with the company’s first performances of Fidelio, with Alex Penda as Leonore and Paul Groves as Florestan; Harry Bicket leads the production directed by Stephen Wadsworth. A double bill of Mozart’s The Impresario, also new to the company, and Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol is also on the schedule. Dr. Sun Yat-sen by composer Huang Ruo gets its American premiere with Warren Mok in the title role and Corinne Winters as Soong Chingling. Carolyn Kuan conducts, James Robinson directs.
LOCATION
Santa Fe Opera House, Santa Fe, NM
DATES
June 27 - Aug 23
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Harry Bicket
GENRES
Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $260
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.santafeopera.org
Telephone: 800-280-4654
BOOKING CONTACTS
Brad Woolbright, Artistic Administrator
WEBSITE
http://www.santafeopera.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Spoleto Festival USA
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Spoleto Festival USA fills historic Charleston’s theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned and emerging artists in a wide range of genres. Our 2014 program includes Dorrance Dance, an innovative tap company out of New York; the American premiere of the Irish Gate Theatre’s stage adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel, My Cousin Rachel; Ilona Jäntti, a Finnish aerialist; director Garry Hynes’s new staging of Janáček’s Kát’a Kabanová; banjo duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn; and Joana Carneiro conducting the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra.
LOCATION
In Charleston, SC:
-College of Charleston
-Sottile Theatre
-Middleton Place Grace Episcopal Church
-Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul
-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
-Memminger Auditorium
-Dock Street Theatre
DATES
May 23 - June 8
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nigel Redden, General Director
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.spoletousa.org/
Telephone: 843-579-3100
WEBSITE
http://www.spoletousa.org/
SOCIAL LINKS

Stresa Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Lake Maggiore is the gorgeous location for performances by extraordinary international artists. Highlights include open-air Midsummer Jazz Concerts; Beethoven’s complete cello suites and violin and piano sonatas performed by Johannes Moser, Igor Levit, and Paul Lewis, respectively; “Music on the move," by the orchestra and choir of Teatro Regio Torino conducted by Gianandrea Noseda including arias from William Tell; “Mind the gap, Lady Shakespeare!," honoring the Bard’s 450th anniversary; performances by the London Philharmonic and Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester; and much more.
LOCATION
In Stresa, Italy:
-Stresa Congress Hall
-Tapestry Hall of Palazzo Borromeo on Isola Bella
-Loggia del Cashmere on Isola Madre
-Hermitage Santa Caterina
-Promenade La Palazzola
-Verbania-Church Madonna di Campagna
-Arona-Villa Ponti
-Vogogna
-Visconteo Castle
DATES
July 24 - Sept 6
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gianandrea Noseda
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$13 to $68
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.stresafestival.eu
Telephone: +39-0323-31095
WEBSITE
http://www.stresafestival.eu
SOCIAL LINKS

Tanglewood
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, situated in the beautiful Berkshire hills, offers an Opening Night Gala with superstar Renée Fleming. Among the other major artists in 2014: Jason Alexander, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Christoph von Dohnányi, Josh Groban, Garrison Keillor, James Taylor, and Dawn Upshaw. Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons will lead four programs; other offerings include Bernstein’s Candide in concert by the BSO; the Boston Pops accompanying The Wizard of Oz; Handel’s Teseo in concert; and a new chamber version of Jack Beeson’s opera Lizzie Borden. 
LOCATION
Koussevitzy Music Shed, Seiji Ozawa Hall; Lenox, MA
DATES
June 27 - Aug 30
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $121
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://wwww.tanglewood.org
Telephone: 888-266-1200
BOOKING CONTACTS
Anthony Fogg
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://wwww.tanglewood.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Toronto Summer Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The line-up for the Ninth Toronto Summer Music Festival includes the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s first performance in Koerner Hall before it departs on a European tour of festivals. The rest of the Festival line-up will be announced in April. The Festival is also one of North America’s pre-eminent summer academies for emerging artists.
LOCATION
Koerner Hall; Walter Hall; Heliconian Hall; Toronto, Canada
DATES
July 22 - Aug 12
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Douglas McNabney
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $99
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.torontosummermusic.com
Telephone: 416-408-0208
BOOKING CONTACTS
Douglas McNabney
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.torontosummermusic.com
SOCIAL LINKS

Virginia Arts Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The festival presents performances in several cities and annually presents the Virginia International Tattoo. On this year’s schedule, the 1925 epic silent film Ben-Hur will be accompanied by the Virgina Arts Festival Orchestra performing a new score by Stewart Copeland. Other highlights include Joshua Bell, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Miami String Quartet, the Tallis Scholars, Chick Corea, jazz artist Nnenna Freelon, Béla Fleck, and much more.
LOCATION
Various venues in coastal Virginia cities, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg, and James City County; VA
DATES
April 2 - May 29
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert W. Cross
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • World Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.vafest.org
Telephone: 800-982-2787
BOOKING CONTACTS
Kimberly Schuette
Booking cycle date range
spring/summer 2014 for spring 2016
WEBSITE
http://www.vafest.org
SOCIAL LINKS

Wolf Trap
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Wolf Trap’s Filene Center is a 7,028-seat outdoor amphitheater that showcases an array of artists, from May through September. Festival Artists: Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano; Tracy Cox, soprano; Virginie Verrez, mezzo-soprano; Vladimir Dmitruk, tenor; Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone; Mary Chapin Carpenter; Garrison Keillor; Diana Ross; Pat Metheny; Boney James; Eric Bent; Lyle Lovett Festival Groups: National Symphony Orchestra; Wolf Trap Opera Company; The Philadelphia Orchestra; Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra; Pacific Northwest Ballet; Oregon Ballet Theater; Trey McIntyre Project; Pilobolus; Straight No Chaser.
LOCATION
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts; Vienna, VA
DATES
May 23 - Sept 13
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Arvind Manocha, president & CEO
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Dance
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $140
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.wolftrap.org
Telephone: 877-965-3872
BOOKING CONTACTS
Peter Zimmerman
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2014 for Summer 2015
WEBSITE
http://www.wolftrap.org
SOCIAL LINKS

 

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