FESTIVALS


Aspen Music Festival and School
Aspen Music Festival and School
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Music Director Robert Spano will conduct Verdi's mega-masterwork Aida and an Aspen Opera Theater Center double-bill featuring Christopher Theofanidis's The Cows of Apollo or The Invention of Music and a full staging of Steven Stucky's The Classical Style (7/30, 8/1). Violinist Joshua Bell plays with and conducts the Aspen Chamber Symphony (8/14). Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin celebrates 25 years at Aspen and joins guitarists Stanley Jordan and Romero Lubambo, in a program of Latin, Brazilian, and jazz music titled "Guitar Passions" (8/6). Also featured: violinist Jennifer Koh's "Bridge to Beethoven" with pianist Shai Wosner (7/15), and two recitals by pianist Vladimir Feltsman.
LOCATION
Aspen, CO
WEBSITE
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/
DATES
July 2 - Aug 23, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert Spano
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$00 to $85
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com/
Telephone: 970-205-5071
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2015 for Summer 2016
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Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival
Bard SummerScape and Bard Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The annual Bard SummerScape festival expands its horizons this summer with eight weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film, and cabaret, all keyed to the theme of "Chávez and His World." Highlights include the first fully staged American production of The Wreckers, the foremost opera by Dame Ethel Smyth; a revelatory and highly unusual chamber version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!; an alfresco presentation of Everything by my side, a performance-installation by Argentina's Fernando Rubio; Pam Tanowitz Dance with music by the FLUX Quartet; a film series entitled "Reinventing Mexico"; and the return of Bard's authentic and sensationally popular Spiegeltent, hosted by Justin Vivian Bond.
LOCATION
The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
WEBSITE
http://fishercenter.bard.edu
DATES
June 25 - Aug 16, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Leon Botstein
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://fishercenter.bard.edu
Telephone: 845-758-7900
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Beethovenfest Bonn
Beethovenfest Bonn
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Featured performances include the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta in "A Different Ninth" and Mahler Symphony No. 9; Spirit Dance music sculpture with GöteborgsOperans Danskompanie,Bochumer Symphoniker, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Saburo Teshigawara; Noetic Metamorphosis contemporary dance with live music by Szymon Brzóska; a chamber concert of works by Beethoven, Mozart, and Chopin; a recital by pianist Sir András Schiff in music by Mozart, Haydn, Schumann and Beethoven's Diabelli Variations; and Nocturnes and Goethe Lieder with baritone Roman Trekel and the Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Iván Fischer.
LOCATION
Beethovenhalle and other locations, Bonn, Germany
WEBSITE
http://www.beethovenfest.de
DATES
April 9 - April 10, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Prof. Dr. Nike Wagner
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$14 to $140
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.beethovenfest.de
Telephone: +40 (0)228 50201313
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2015 for Autumn 2015
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Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Cleveland Orchestra plays 15 concerts during the 2015 Blossom Music Festival season, including the opening on July 11 with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst leads the Blossom Festival Chorus and soloists. Other highlights include Nicholas McGegan conducting works by Bach, Mozart, and Haydn; Brett Mitchell with soloist James Enhes in Barber's Violin Concerto; a side-by-side performance of Bartók`s Concerto for Orchestra with the Kent/Blossom Chamber Orchestra; and Edo de Waart conducting Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Gil Shaham (August 30). The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is also on tap for one concert.
LOCATION
Blossom Music Center, 1145 W Steels Corners Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
WEBSITE
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/plan-your-visit/blossom-music-center/
DATES
July 2 - Sept 6, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Franz Welser-Möst
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$24 to $89
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.clevelandorchestra.com/plan-your-visit/blossom-music-center/
Telephone: 800-686-1141
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Bravo! Vail
Bravo! Vail
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This season's guests include violinists Pinchas Zukerman and Midori, conductors Bramwell Tovey and Stéphane Denève, pianists Garrick Ohlssohn and Alessio Bax, and the innovative Roomful of Teeth. Venues and concerts range from the orchestra series at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater to chamber music at the intimate Donovan Pavilion to the Soirée Series, held in some of the Valley's exquisite private homes. There are also more than 20 free concerts and community events scheduled, as well as a live taping of the acclaimed radio show From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley. The concert will feature Colorado's National Repertory Orchestra, a pre-professional ensemble for players ages 18 to 28.
LOCATION
Vail, CO
WEBSITE
http://bravovail.org/
DATES
July 1 - Aug 6, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Anne-Marie McDermott
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$29 to $119
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://bravovail.org/
Telephone: 877-812-5700
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Caramoor 2015 Summer Season
Caramoor 2015 Summer Season
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Caramoor is one of the more diverse presenters, inviting stars to perform as well as supporting up-and-coming young artists in music of many genres. Concerts in and around the idyllic 90-acre Caramoor grounds in Katonah, New York, offer a magical experience only an hour's car ride from New York City. This summer's highlights include French pianist Hélène Grimaud as artist-in-residence; Wynton Marsalis headlining the Jazz Festival with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra; Lucinda Williams closing the American Roots Music Festival; productions of Donizetti's La Favorite and Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmélites; and the Festival Finale with the resident Orchestra of St. Luke's under Pablo Heras-Casado.
LOCATION
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536
WEBSITE
http://www.caramoor.org/
DATES
June 20 - Aug 2, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Paul Rosenblum, Managing Director
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $110
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.caramoor.org/
Telephone: 914-232-1252
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Rolling
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Carmel Bach Festival
Carmel Bach Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The opening night concert offers Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, the explosive Wachet Auf of J.S. Bach, and Haydn's glorious Harmoniemesse. Sunday's matinee will be the Saint John Passion. On Monday, concertmaster Peter Hanson will conduct the Festival Orchestra string section in music from Bach to Bartók. Wednesday will match the grandeur of Bruckner and the colors of Stravinsky to the magnificent setting of the Carmel Mission Basilica, with candlelight processional and displayed banners in the courtyard. Also featured are all six Brandenburg Concertos, a new choral work by Benjamin Wallfisch incorporated into the First Brandenburg Concerto, and Mozart's The Magic Flute.
LOCATION
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA: Carmel Presbyterian Church, Sunset Center Theater, All Saints Church, Carmel Mission Basilica
Pebble Beach, CA: Church in the Forest
Monterey, CA: San Carlos Cathedral
Seaside, CA: Oldemeyer Center
WEBSITE
https://www.bachfestival.org
DATES
July 18 - Aug 1, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Paul Goodwin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $125
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
https://www.bachfestival.org
Telephone: 831-624-1521
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Cincinnati May Festival
Cincinnati May Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival kicks off with Haydn's Die Schöpfung (The Creation) with James Conlon leading soloists, the May Festival Chorus, and the Cincinnati Symphony. On May 23, Chorus Director Robert Porco conducts Vaughan Williams's A Sea Symphony, preceded by Handel's first three Coronation Anthems, led by Porco and Youth Chorus Director James Bagwell. On May 29, for Berlioz's Requiem, Conlon leads the CSO, May Festival Chorus, the Vocal Arts Ensemble, and tenor Barry Banks. On May 30 the program includes Shostakovich's Symphony No.13, selections from Mussorgsky's Khovanschina, and Tchaikovsky's iconic 1812 Overture. Conlon closes with the traditional rendition of the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's Messiah.
LOCATION
Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH, and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY
WEBSITE
http://www.mayfestival.com
DATES
May 22 - May 30, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
James Conlon
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$12 to $125
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.mayfestival.com
Telephone: 513-381-3300
BOOKING CONTACTS
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