FESTIVALS


Rigas Ritmi Festival
Rigas Ritmi Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Rigas Ritmi Festival is one of the most attended and loved music festivals in Latvia, offering world-famous as well as young and undiscovered artists on different stages throughout Rigas. Highlights for 2015 include vocalist Ester Rada, Paolo Fresu & Daniele di Bonaventura, and the Latvian Radio Big Band featuring. Allan Harris in A Tribute to Nat King Cole.
LOCATION
Various locations in Rigas, Latvia. For details: festival map and locations
WEBSITE
http://www.rigasritmi.lv/en/home
DATES
July 1 - July 5, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Maris Briezkalns
GENRES
Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $75
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.rigasritmi.lv/en/home
Telephone: 00371 67105220
BOOKING CONTACTS
Maris Briezkalns, Artistic Director
SOCIAL LINKS

The Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Santa Fe Opera's 59th festival features 37 performances of five new productions, opening with The Daughter of the Regiment, starring Anna Christy and Alek Shrader. Rising baritone Quinn Kelsey makes his Santa Fe debut in the title role of Verdi's Rigoletto and Italian conductor Jader Bignamini makes his American debut. R. Strauss' s Salome will be presented in a production inspired by Sigmund Freud, led by David Robertson with Alex Penda in the title role. La Finta Giardiniera features Heidi Stober, Susanna Phillips, and William Burden, with Chief Conductor Harry Bicket. Finally Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain gets its world premiere starring Nathan Gunn; Miguel Harth- Bedoya conducts.
LOCATION
The Santa Fe Opera, 301 Opera Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87506
WEBSITE
http://www.santafeopera.org/
DATES
July 3 - Aug 29, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Charles MacKay
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$31 to $499
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.santafeopera.org/
Telephone: 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654
SOCIAL LINKS

Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
World premiere of Paradise Interrupted, an installation opera by artist, director, and designer Jennifer Wen Ma, composed by Huang Ruo and featuring Chinese singer Qian Yi; American premiere and first performances in over 350 years of Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona by Roberto Cavalli, conduct-ed by Aaron Carpene; Bank of America Chamber Music Series with the St. Lawrence String Quartet and friends; Bach's St. Matthew Passion featuring the Festival Orchestra and Westminster Choir; David Lang's little match girl passion; and orchestral works by Tan Dun, Samuel Barber, Jean Sibelius, and Michael Gordon, whose score for Bill Morrison's Decasia will be performed with the film.
LOCATION
Charleston, South Carolina
WEBSITE
https://spoletousa.org
DATES
May 22 - June 7, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Nigel Redden, General Director; Joe Miller, Director for Choral Activities; Geoff Nuttall, Director for Chamber Music; John Kennedy, Resident Conductor & Director of Orchestral Activities
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
https://spoletousa.org
Telephone: 843-579-3100
SOCIAL LINKS

Tanglewood
Tanglewood
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2015 Tanglewood season, June 19-Labor Day Weekend, boasts an abundance of musical riches with concerts by the incomparable Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center, and internationally acclaimed guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, the American Songbook, Broadway, pop/rock, dance, and film, as well as performances spotlighting special anniversaries, thematic programming, and theatrical presentations.
LOCATION
Lenox, MA
WEBSITE
http://www.tanglewood.org
DATES
June 19 - Aug 16, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Andris Nelsons
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $124
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.tanglewood.org
Telephone: 888-266-1200
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2015 and earlier for Summer 2016
SOCIAL LINKS

Virginia Arts Festival
Virginia Arts Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Attacca String Quartet, performing in beautiful intimate settings, program includes Haydn String Quartet No. 52 in E-flat, Rogerson String Quartet No. 2 (2013), Grieg String Quartet No. 1 in G minor. Anonymous 4, a farewell performance. Cantus, performing in two historic churches; Handel & Haydn Society, Ian Watson director and harpsichord, in historic setting of Williamsburg. Quicksilver Ensemble performing at the Williamsburg Winery.
LOCATION
Venues in Virginia: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg
WEBSITE
http://www.vafest.org/2015/index.php
DATES
April 10 - May 30, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert W. Cross
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.vafest.org/2015/index.php
Telephone: 877-741-2787
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2015 for Spring 2017 and 2018
SOCIAL LINKS

Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Wolf Trap's Filene Center is a 7,028-seat outdoor amphitheater that showcases a diverse array of artists, from May to September. It has been the summer home of the National Symphony Orchestra since it opened in 1971. Festival Artists: Audra McDonald, soprano; Emanuel Ax, piano; Marjorie Owens, soprano; Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano; Carl Tanner, tenor; Scott Hendricks, baritone; Garrison Keillor; Frank Sinatra Jr.; Diana Krall; Lyle Lovett. Festival Groups: National Symphony Orchestra; Wolf Trap Opera Company; Celtic Woman; Hubbard Street Dance Group; The Piano Guys; The Beach Boys; Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club.
LOCATION
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA
WEBSITE
http://www.wolftrap.org
DATES
May 22 - Sept 13, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Arvind Manocha, President & CEO
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.wolftrap.org
Telephone: 877-965-3872
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2015 for Summer 2016
SOCIAL LINKS

Young Euro Classic
Young Euro Classic
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Wed. Aug 12, 2015 National Youth Orchestra of Portugal
Sat. Aug 15, 2015 Guangzhou Youth Orchestra (China)
Wed. Aug 19, 2015 Central Asian Youth Orchestra (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Tadzhikistan)
The Young Euro Classic festival program is announced on April 16, 2015, when ticket sales also begin.
LOCATION
Konzerthaus, Berlin, Germany
WEBSITE
http://www.young-euro-classic.de/
DATES
Aug 6 - Aug 22, 2015
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Dr. Dieter Rexroth
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$18 to $28
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.young-euro-classic.de/
Telephone: + 49 30 841 089 09
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
From April 16, 2015 for Summer 2015
SOCIAL LINKS


 

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