2016 Festivals Festivals 2016
The Musical America Guide
In this year's Guide, you’ll notice newcomers, such as Tippett Rise, established 2016 in Fishtail, Montana, and old faithfuls, like the Salzburg Festival, founded in that historic city in 1920, which has Cecilia Bartoli singing Maria in West Side Story. Not to be missed.
Our feature story outlines summer music programs that enable "grown-up" individuals to practice a favorite avocation, make friends, and, in many cases, enjoy the scenery. At the Tuscany Project, you can join a gospel choir while spending a week on the Greek Island of Kefalonia, among other of the Project’s locations; or pull your flute out of moth balls and head to Baltimore for the BSO Academy. Enjoy.

21C Music Festival



21C Music Festival
Artosphere Festival
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Featuring music composed primarily during the 21st century, audiences have an opportunity to experience new contemporary music that is breaking down barriers, exploring new musical territories, and which crosses boundaries and genres.
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Artosphere: Arkansas Arts and Nature Festival is a major regional arts initiative which celebrates artists influenced by nature who inspire us to live more sustainably. Featuring performing and visual arts, education, community outreach and elements of sustainability, Artosphere provides access to high-quality artistic experiences for all.
Bay Chamber Concerts Summer Music Festival
Berkshire Choral International
Rockport, Maine
Bay Chamber's Summer Music Festival brings five days of musical sparks to one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. The festival features fresh performances by world-renowned musicians, presented in intimate venues, all in a distinctly relaxed summer-in-Maine atmosphere.
Sheffield, Massachusetts; Newport, Rhode Island; Sonoma, California; Vienna, Austria
For 35 years, BCI has created a unique way of learning and singing choral music in rich and artistically stimulating settings. BCI brings together a remarkable array of choristers, soloists, conductors and repertoire for voices and symphony orchestra.
Chautauqua Music Festival
Decoda|Skidmore Chamber Music Institute
Chautauqua, New York
At Chautauqua the programs are designed for exceptional students from ages 17 to 25 The festival is akin to a professional experience and students need to be prepared to undertake the demands of the seven-week curriculum The schools of music dance theater and art are represented by professional counterparts.
Saratoga Springs, New York
Decoda is a cutting-edge chamber music society forging an integrated role for classical music in communities around the world. Based in New York City, Decoda maintains a flexible roster of a new type of musician: virtuoso, arts advocate and educator.
The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival
Killington Music Festival
Princeton, New Jersey
We offer daytime lectures that teach the Taubman Approach and evening concerts featuring world-class pianists on the idyllic campus of Princeton University.
Killington, Vermont, USA
KMF brings together musicians and world renowned faculty in a program of chamber music study, masterclasses and frequent performances. With the beauty of the Green Mountains as a backdrop, personal attention and collegial atmosphere, KMF 2016 could be the musical experience of your lifetime.
La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
Lake Field Music
La Jolla, California
Amidst San Diego's spectacular ocean backdrop, La Jolla Music Society SummerFest is a nationally recognized chamber music festival started by the community in 1986. Each August, SummerFest assembles an outstanding roster of renowned musicians to perform a rich variety of presentions, and carries forward a tradition of commissioning new works.
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
The music camp that includes a music festival. Led by 20 professional musicians with a diverse range of talents, attendees participate in a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles and workshops during the day and perform in or listen to concerts in the evening. Free concerts and full accommodations available.
Lake George Music Festival
Montreal Chamber Music Festival
Lake George, New York
Set in the summer resort community of Lake George New York and surrounded by the breathtaking Adirondack Mountains and the shoreline of beautiful Lake George itself, the Lake George Music Festival is a collaborative artist retreat for emerging young professionals and celebrated artists.
Montréal, Quebec, Canada
The Montreal Chamber Music Festival, now in its 21st season, presents a richly diverse program featuring extraordinary artists from around the world and at home in Quebec and Canada. Taking place in three great concert halls, the Festival is a renowned ambassador of Montreal's international profile as City of Festivals.
Moritzburg Festival
Music Academy of the West
Dresden, Moritzburg near Dresden and Proschwitz near Meissen
An active spirit of innovation, irresistible dynamics and unique performance venues are the characteristics of the Moritzburg Festival, one of Europe's leading chamber music festivals. Soloists from around the world rehearse chamber music works from the past and present and present them in unique cast.
Santa Barbara, California
One of the most preeminent summer schools and festivals for gifted young classical musicians in the US, Academy students from around the world spend a tuition-free summer performing and studying with a faculty that includes leading soloists and principal players from NYPhil and other leading world orchestras.
Northern Lights Music Festival
Odyssey Chamber Music Festival
Minnesota's Iron Range
Based on the historic Minnesota Iron Range in the Superior National Forest of Minnesota the festival spans three weeks offering residents and tourists professional arts events Near world class golf courses and thousands of lakes patrons can attend opera symphony and chamber music events in historic venues across the Range.
Columbia, Missouri
Founded by Odyssey Chamber Music Series and Plowman Chamber Music Competition directors, Odyssey Chamber Music Festival features experienced instructors who have taught at the former New York Summer Music Festival for over 10 years. The festival is designed to highlight and nurture each student's musicianship through ensembles and program options.
OK Mozart International Festival
Olshan Texas Music Festival
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
OK Mozart's mission is to bring the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to Oklahoma by producing a multi-day festival with professional orchestra musicians concert artists and musical performances of artistic excellence. In addition it offers a full week of related cultural events including Especially for Kids events.
Moores School of Music, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The festival invites nearly 100 young orchestral musicians, chosen from very competitive auditions, to study and perform the major works of the orchestral literature under renowned conductors. Each Orchestra Fellow receives a full fellowship for study. TMF is Houston's major presenter of Classical music each June.
Opera in the Ozarks
Oregon Bach Festival
Eureka Springs and Bentonville,Arkansas
66 years of experience in running a young artist festival with over 3000 alumni, many of whom are now singing on the best stages in the world. We are the only summer opera festival of its type in the south central states.
Eugene, Oregon
Grammy-winning Oregon Bach Festival has presented world-class music for nearly five decades. Drawing audience and artists from all corners of the globe, and set against a beautiful backdrop of Oregon's natural landscape, OBF is a destination for music lovers of all kinds.
Oxford Lieder Festival 2016: The Schumann Project
Philadelphia International Music Festival
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
The first ever comprehensive survey of Robert Schumann's songs. This two-week feast of song, chamber music and related events will explore every aspect of Schumann's music, life and society; an internationally acclaimed cultural event in the heart of Oxford, offering a unique opportunity for fresh appreciation and inspiring discovery.
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Featuring principal players and other members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, including Conductor-In-Residence, Cristian Macelaru, the festival is comprised of a number of dynamic program options for students ages 11 through the college years and beyond including: Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, Intensive Solo Performance Studies, Piano Program, Audition Preparation, and Opera Theater.
Portland Piano International
Prague Summer Nights Festival
Portland, Oregon
Our Summer Festival is held on the verdant campus of Lewis & Clark College in a relaxed atmosphere designed to nurture camaraderie and musical exploration. Attendees and guest artists share meals, discussions and exceptional musical experiences!
Prague and Tabor, Czech Republicc
Prague Summer Nights 2016 includes orchestral and operatic performances in some of Prague's most beautiful musical venues. Festival participants are exceptional conservatory-age students perform over 20 performances and events.
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Round Top Music Festival
Rockport, Massachusetts
Part of Rockport Music, the 35th Rockport Chamber Music Festival is held in the intimate, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center, which not only provides exceptional chamber music, but frames the performance with a view of the Atlantic behind the stage.
Round Top, Texas
Our festival is an educational project inviting young talented artists after challenging auditions. They receive full scholarships after acceptance. The Texas Festival Orchestra is made up of the students body. Performances take place in a permanently owned concert hall. Acoustics are said to be peerless.
Santa Fe Chamber Music festival
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico
Set in the natural beauty of historic Santa Fe, nestled amid the timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival presents world-renowned musicians in 44 extraordinary concerts, plus open rehearsals, commissioned works, composer talks and free youth programs. Peter Serkin is the 2016 Artist-in-residence.
Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale is one of the longest continually performing professional music organizations in New Mexico, as well as one of the most distinguished. The critically-acclaimed Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents both summer and winter festivals of concerts featuring a wide range of literature from around the world.
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Stresa Festival
Harrisonburg, Virginia
This festival pairs Bach's music with the music of many other composers from around the world and from all eras in unique programs of rarely-heard works mixed with traditional masterpieces. Repertoire includes works for orchestra, choir, soloists, and chamber music.
Stresa - Lake Maggiore, Italy
The Stresa Festival is an internationally renowned classical music festival. Its gorgeous venues along the shores of Lake Maggiore are part of its special appeal, for example Hermitage Santa Caterina del Sasso. The festival is organised in three sections: mid-summer jazz concerts, baroque music and classical music.
Strings Music Festival
Tippet Rise Art Center
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The Strings Music Pavilion, built in 2008 of exposed timber with a bowstring-like truss ceiling, was designed to showcase a terrific acoustical environment inside The relatively small 560-seat venue provides an intimate evening for concertgoers and interaction?s with musicians after the concert is just part of the experience.
Fishtail, Montana
Tippet Rise Art Center is located under Montana's Beartooth Mountains. The inaugural season is seven weeks of classical music, from June 17 - August 21, 2016, brings performers, repertoire and audiences into revelatory interaction with spectacular natural setting, sculpture installations, and diverse indoor and outdoor performance venues.
The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat
Dublin, New Hampshire
A week-long retreat for adult musicians, The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat is a unique community: a diverse mix of professional musicians, hobbyists and amateurs, undergraduate and graduate students. Composers, improvisers, electronic musicians, music teachers, choral musicians are encouraged to attend the retreat and emerge inspired.

Aspen Music Festival and School
Aspen, Colorado
Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA
North Adams, Masschusetts
Bard SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival: Puccini and His World
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Berkeley Early Music Festival and Exhibition
Berkeley, California
Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Bowdoin International Music Festival
Brunswick, Maine
Bravo! Vail
Vail, Colorado
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Santa Cruz, California
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Katonah, New York
Carmel Bach Festival
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Central City Opera 2016 Festival
Central City Opera House, Central City, Colorado
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival
Portland, Oregon
Crested Butte Music Festival
Mount Crested Butte, Colorado
Deer Valley Music Festival
Park City, Utah
Drottningholms Slottsteater
Drottningholm, Sweden
Eastern Music Festival
Greensboro, North Carolina
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence, France
The Glimmerglass Festival
Cooperstown, New York
Grafenegg Festival
Grafenegg, Austria
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Burlington Vermont
Hitzacker Summer Music Festival
Hitzacker, Germany
Hollywood Bowl 2016 Season
Los Angeles, California
International Keyboard Institute & Festival
New York, New York
44th Istanbul Music Festival
Instanbul, Turkey
20th Istanbul Theatre Festival
Instanbul, Turkey
Kissinger Sommer
Bad Kissingen, Regentenba
Lincoln Center Festival
New York, New York
Lucerne Festival
Lucerne, Switzerland
Marlboro Music Festival
Marlboro, Vermont
May Festival
Covington, Kentucky
Minnesota Orchestra Sommerfest
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mostly Mozart Festival
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
Music Mountain
Falls Village, Connecticut
Menlo Park and Atherton, California
Ojai Music Festival
Ojai, California
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis 2016 Festival Season
St. Louis, Missouri
Rigas Ritmi Festival
Riga, Latvia
Rome Chamber Music Festival
Palazzo Barberini, Rome, Italy
Salzburg Festival
Salzburg, Austria
The Santa Fe Opera
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, New York
Savonlinna Opera Festival
Savonlinna, Finland
Spoleto Festival USA
Charleston, South Carolina
Lenox, Massachusetts
Virginia Arts Festival
Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, Virginia
Wolf Trap
Vienna, Virginia
Young Euro Classic
Konzerthaus Berlin