2017 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS


Drottningholms Slottsteater
Drottningholms Slottsteater
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
An international artistic team headed by the French conductor Marc Minkowski work together with Drottningholms Slottsteater for a three-year period, 2015-2017, to stage Mozart's Da Ponte trilogy. Così fan tutte will be performed August 5-19. Also included: concerts, special events, activities for children, and daily guided tours April-September.
LOCATION
Drottningholm, Sweden
WEBSITE
http://www.dtm.se
DATES
June 6 - Aug 19, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Sofi Lerström/Maria Lindal
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$40 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.dtm.se
+46 77 17 07070
BOOKING CONTACT
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Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
New productions of Bizet’s Carmen, Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Cavalli’s Erismena, and a world premiere of Pinocchio composed by Philippe Boesmans and staged by Jodl Pommerat. Plus, Eugene Onegin in concert with the chorus and orchestra of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia, concerts by Orchestre de Paris, Ensemble Klangforum, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, Cappella Mediterranea, Sonia Wieder-Atherton, Quatuor Van Kuijk, Quatuor Béla, Aka Moon, Saltana Quartet, Udopia, Cairo Jazz Station, and Mediterranean Youth Orchestra.
Singers include Stéphane Degout, Vincent Le Texier, Chloé Briot, Stéphanie d’Oustrac, Michael Fabiano, Julia Bullock, Paul Appleby, Kyle Ketelsen, Philippe Sly, Julie Fuchs, Lea Desandre, and Francesca Aspromonte. Conductors: Pablo Heras-Casado, Daniel Harding, Jérémie Rhorer, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Emilio Pomarico, Tugan Sokhiev. Stage directors: Jodl Pommerat, Dmitri Tcherniakov, Simon McBurney, Jean-Frantois Sivadier, Jean Bellorini. Plus, Académie of Music gathers 250 young artists in more than 50 events.
LOCATION
Aix-en-Provence, France
WEBSITE
http://www.festival-aix.com
DATES
July 3 - July 22, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bernard Foccroulle
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $270
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.festival-aix.com
+33 4 34 08 02 17
BOOKING CONTACT
Booking cycle date range
From 3 to 1 year before the Festival held in July
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Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada
Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Orchestras: Orquesta Teatro di San Carlo, Zubin Mehta; Orquesta Ciudad Granada, Josep Pons; The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie; London Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle; Orquesta Nacional de España, David Afkham; Philharmonia Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado. Ballet companies: Ballet Teatro di San Carlo; Ballet Nacional de España; Béjart Ballet Lausanne; Het National Ballet.
LOCATION
Granada, Spain:
WEBSITE
http://www.granadafestival.org/
DATES
June 23 - July 14, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Diego Martínez
GENRES
Classical • Flamenco
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$8 to $89
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.granadafestival.org/
+34 958 221 844
BOOKING CONTACT
+34 958 276 473
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The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Glimmerglass Festival’s scenic campus lies on the shore of sparkling Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, NY, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains. Each season, the company presents new productions of opera and musical theater, accompanied by concerts, lectures and a world-premiere youth opera. Scheduled for 2017 are Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais, and Handel’s Xerxes. Also planned are appearances by Stephen Schwartz and David Sedaris; Derrick Wang’s one-act comic opera, Scalia/Ginsburg, starring Artist-in-Residence William Burden; a film screening, cabarets, and two world premieres—Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s youth opera Robin Hood and Victor Simonson and Paige Hernandez’s hip-hopera Stomping Grounds.
LOCATION
Cooperstown, NY
WEBSITE
http://www.glimmerglass.org
DATES
July 7 - Aug 22, 2017
DIRECTORS
Francesca Zambello, artistic & general director; Joseph Colaneri, music director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$26 to $149
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.glimmerglass.org
607-547-2255
BOOKING CONTACT
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The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival
The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium and International Piano Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
One week of world-class concerts by the Bill Charlap Trio, Ilya Itin, Sean Duggan, Josu de Solaun, Anna Petrova, and Claudio Martfnez Mehner. We offer intensive training in the Taubman Approach each day before the evening concert.
LOCATION
Princeton, NJ
WEBSITE
http://golandskyinstitute.org
DATES
July 9 - July 16, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Edna Golandsky
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://golandskyinstitute.org
877-343-3434
BOOKING CONTACT
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Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival Orchestra kicks off July 4th week with a Patriotic Pops and concerts featuring violinist Augustin Hadelich in Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and a new work by Marc Neikrug. During the second week, Cristian Macelaru conducts the Suite from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Maja Bogdanovic performs Saint-Saëns’s Cello Concerto. Also planned: pianist Yefim Bronfman in the Brahms Piano Concerto with Vasily Petrenko on the podium; mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor with Music Director Donald Runnicles on a program with Mahler’s Symphony No. 9; Yo-Yo Ma in a gala fundraising concert; Denis Kozhukhin performing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Star-themed orchestral works in advance of the eclipse include Holst’s The Planets and Aaron Jay Kernis’s Musica Celestis on a program with a Beethoven Concerto with violinist James Ehnes. The final week offers Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, Mozart’s Jeunehomme Piano Concerto No. 9 with Garrick Ohlsson, and the Jupiter Symphony No. 41. Chamber groups include Brooklyn Rider and Sybarite5; also planned are recitals by Ohlsson and the Cliburn Gold Medalist, Baroque night with Jeannette Sorrell, and a live taping of NPR’s Performance Today.
LOCATION
Teton Village, WY
WEBSITE
http://gtmf.org
DATES
July 3 - Aug 20, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Donald Runnicles
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $500
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://gtmf.org
307-733-1128
BOOKING CONTACT
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2017 for Summer 2018
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Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
During its four-week 2017 season, Green Mountain will offer seven concerts by the 35 distinguished faculty members of our summer conservatory. Repertory includes the heart of the chamber repertory, plus rarely heard 19th- and 20th-century works, and fresh compositional voices of our time. In a four-day residency, cellist Matt Haimovitz, known for his presentation of classical music in unconventional venues, will discuss musical entrepreneurship, speak on the current climate of classical music, and perform; Paul Huang, winner of a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, will also give a concert.
During the intensive four-week program of solo and chamber music study, 180 string players, ages 14-30, are immersed in an atmosphere of focused professionalism, with four hours of daily individual practice, daily chamber music rehearsals, lessons, ensemble coachings, and master classes, as well as extensive student performance opportunities in the concert hall and in other, less conventional venues.
LOCATION
Burlington, VT
WEBSITE
http://www.gmcmf.org
DATES
June 25 - July 23, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kevin Lawrence
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.gmcmf.org
802-503-1220

Hollywood Bowl 2017 Season
Hollywood Bowl 2017 Season
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922 and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music.
LOCATION
Los Angeles, CA
WEBSITE
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
DATES
June 17 - Sept 24, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gustavo Dudamel
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$1 to $170
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
323-850-2000
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International Keyboard Institute & Festival
International Keyboard Institute & Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Recitals in the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College are performed by Jerome Rose, Vladimir Feltsman, Alon Goldstein, Alexander Kobrin, Geoffrey Burleson, with pre-concert program notes each evening by David Dubal and Friends. The world premiere of Gottschalk’s Symphony No. 1, transcribed and performed by Steven Mayer, will be complemented by a free lecture by Dubal titled “Louis Moreau Gottschalk & the History of the American Pianist.” Also included are the Scholarship Awards Competition finals and daily master classes.
LOCATION
New York, NY
WEBSITE
http://www.ikif.org/
DATES
July 16 - July 30, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jerome Rose
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $20
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://www.ikif.org/
212-772-4448
BOOKING CONTACT
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2017 for Summer 2018
SOCIAL LINKS
          

45th Istanbul Music Festival
45th Istanbul Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 45th Istanbul Music Festival will host many local and international artists, including Hnseyin Sermet, Fazil Say, Alina Pogostkina, and Mathias Goerne, as well as some of the world’s leading ensembles, such as the Russian Chamber Philharmonic of St. Petersburg, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Ebène Quartet, and Borusan Istanbul Philarmonic.
LOCATION
Istanbul, Turkey
WEBSITE
http://muzik.iksv.org/en
DATES
May 29 - June 21, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Yesim Gürer Oymak
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$7 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://muzik.iksv.org/en
+90 21 23 34 09 58
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Killington Music Festival
Killington Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
KMF 2017 marks 35 years of inspired chamber music performances, in the heart of Vermont’s Green Mountains. Resident Artists work with KMF faculty to offer private lessons, small-ensemble coachings, studio classes, master classes, sectionals, and reading sessions. There are also performance opportunities; the supportive environment at KMF encourages active cooperation and the open exchange of musical ideas.
Violin faculty: Daniel Andai, Anat Malkin Almani, Evelyn Estava, Boris Abramov, Huifang Chen, Geoffrey Herd, Gregory Maytan, Bernard Zinck, Sergiu Schwartz, Elena Chenova Davis, John Vaida Viola: Anat Malkin Almani, John Vaida, Ross DeBardelaben. Cello: Theodore Buchholz, Ron Lowry, Sam Ou, Jeanette Stenson, Benjamin Swartz. Double Bass: Timothy Cobb, Pascale Delache-Feldman Piano: Simon Ghraichy, Esther Park, Chi Chen Wu. Flute: Krista Svjetlana Kabalin. Bassoon: Gina Cuffari. Clarinet: Nuno Antunes.
LOCATION
Killington, VT
WEBSITE
http://www.killingtonmusicfestival.org
DATES
July 1 - July 28, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Daniel Andai
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
802-422-3300
SOCIAL LINKS
          

Lincoln Center Festival
Lincoln Center Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2017 edition will offer Cloud River Mountain in two staged concerts, with music by Lao Luo, Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. Classical-contemporary Chinese singer Gong Linna performs with the Bang on a Can All Stars. Also planned: Morton Subotnick’s Silver Apples of the Moon, marking the landmark electronic work’s 50th anniversary and performed by the composer on a modern-day version of the Buchla synthesizer; plus Crowds and Power, performed by Joan La Barbara and Subotnick with video by German media artist-performer Lillevan. A tribute to Ornette Coleman features a screening of Naked Lunch accompanied live by Ensemble Signal, which will also offer a chamber-music concert. Brazilian Topicalia superstar Carlinhos Brown performs for one night, as do Maria Ponianowska, the Bohemian Trio, H’Sao, Tcheka, and Le Trio Jourban.
To honor the 50th anniversary of George Balanchine’s Jewels, members of the New York City, Paris Opera, and the Bolshoi ballets will collaborate on five performances; Christophe Maillot’s The Taming of the Shrew, to the music of Shostakovich, will be performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. The NYC Ballet Orchestra performs under Andrew Litton. The festival also offers theater productions from Israel, Syria, France, and England, and modern dance from Japan.
LOCATION
New York, NY
WEBSITE
http://lincolncenterfestival.org
DATES
July 10 - July 30, 2017
DIRECTOR
Nigel Redden
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Dance • Theater
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $500
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
http://lincolncenterfestival.org
212-721-6500
BOOKING CONTACT
Nigel Redden
Booking cycle date range
All year round
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