2018 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS

 

 
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival
Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
From Classical trios by Mozart, to a chamber opera by Bright Sheng combining Chinese and Western elements, to new arrangements of works by Duke Ellington and Jefferson Airplane, in addition to performances ranging from pianist André Watts, to Imani Winds, to pipa player Wu Man, we’re reveling in everything chamber music can be! Highlights include the Beyond the Cultural Revolution series in which CMNW explores contemporary Chinese music. Other highlights: works by Jeff Scott, Andy Akiho, John Luther Adams, J. P. Redmond, Valerie Coleman, as well as Mozart, Dvořák, Beethoven, and more, and performances by Cho-Liang Lin, David Shifrin, the Dover Quartet, the Miró Quartet, and many, many more.
LOCATION
Portland, Oregon
WEBSITE
DATES
June 25 - July 29, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
David Shifrin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $64
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 503-294-6400
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Deer Valley Music Festival
Deer Valley Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights of the 15th annual summer festival in Park City include: Kristin Chenoweth with the Utah Symphony performing Broadway favorites; folk-rock singer/songwriter Amos Lee and “Jessie’s Girl” Grammy Award-winning Australian vocalist Rick Springfield with the Utah Symphony; John Williams soundtracks accompanying Hollywood’s blockbuster movies; tributes to Swedish pop sensation ABBA, the music of the ‘80s, and the music of Pink Floyd with the Utah Symphony.
Disney in Concert "A Silly Symphony Celebration." Tributes to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim; the 1812 Overture featuring live cannon fire from Cannoneers of the Wasatch; four chamber orchestra programs featuring Utah Symphony principal players performing in the beautiful setting of St. Mary’s Church.
LOCATION
Park City, Utah: Deer Valley's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and St. Mary's Church
WEBSITE
DATES
June 30 - Aug 11, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Anthony Tolokan
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 801-533-6683
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Des Moines Metro Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Des Moines Metro Opera’s 46th Summer Festival features company premieres of Dvořák’s Rusalka, with Sara Gartland as Rusalka, Evan LeRoy Johnson as the Prince, and Jill Grove as JePibaba; Jonathan Dove’s Flight, with John Holiday and Audrey Luna as the Refugee and the Controller; and Copland’s The Tender Land, as well as a new production of J. Strauss’s Die Fledermaus with Susannah Biller as Rosalinda, Anna Christy as Adele, and David Pershall as Eisenstein.
LOCATION
Blank Performing Arts Center, Indianola, Iowa
WEBSITE
DATES
June 22 - July 15, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Egel
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$37 to $98
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 515-961-6221
BOOKING CONTACTS
Samuel Carroll, Artistic Administrator
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Drottningholms Slottsteater
Drottningholms Slottsteater
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Japanese master choreographer and multitalented artist Saburo Teshigawara will be staging Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet Pygmalion this summer. Cast includes Anders J. Dahlin and Kerstin Avemo. Swedish director Pia Forsgren will be creating The Siblings of Mantua, a newly written Baroque opera with some of the leading artists of the contemporary arts. "We’ve invited artists with very distinguished careers within the contemporary performing arts to create something new in our unique theatre environment," says Sofi Lerstrom, artistic and managing director.
LOCATION
Drottningholm, Sweden
WEBSITE
DATES
July 28 - Sept 22, 2017
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sofi Lerström/Maria Lindal
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$40 to $125
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +46 771707070
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
The EAMA—Nadia Boulanger Institute
The EAMA - Nadia Boulanger Institute
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Advanced, expert training for the emerging professional and student. The EAMA—Nadia Boulanger Institute offers courses in Counterpoint, Keyboard Harmony, Score Reading, and Musical Analysis for Composers, Conductors, and Performers. Tuition Scholarships available to qualified candidates.
Intensive workshops and seminars in piano sonority, orchestration, and the art song. Resident string quartet workshops pieces. Student choir performs works written during the program. Performance opportunities at La Salle Franck of the Schola Cantorum on Paris’s lively left bank.
LOCATION
Paris, France
WEBSITE
DATES
July 1 - July 29, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Philip Lasser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $3450
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 646-369-0527
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2018 for July 2018
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2018 edition of Festival d’Aix will celebrate its 70th anniversary and also mark the conclusion of Bernard Foccroulle’s 11-year tenure as general manager. Among the highlights are Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Marc Albrecht and directed by Katie Mitchell (Lise Davidsen as Ariadne, Sabine Devieilhe as Zerbinetta, and Eric Cutler as Bacchus); Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas conducted by Václav Luks and directed by Vincent Huguet (soprano Kelebogile Pearl Besong as Dido and baritone Tobias Greenhalgh as Aeneas); and Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel conducted by Kazushi Ono and directed by Mariusz Treliński (Ausrine Stundyte as Renata; Scott Hendricks as Ruprecht). The Festival will also feature the premiere of new-wave Czech composer Ondřej Adámek’s Seven Stones, an a cappella opera for four solo vocalists and a 12-member choir; the premiere of the participatory opera Orfeo & Majnun, which combines an urban parade with an outdoor opera, by Moneim Adwan, Howard Moody, and Dick van der Harst; and the revival of Simon McBurney’s celebrated 2014 staging of The Magic Flute.
Also in the spotlight, The Académie du Festival d’Aix commemorates its 20th anniversary with more than 60 events.
LOCATION
Aix-en-Provence, France: Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Grand Théâtre de Provence
WEBSITE
DATES
July 4 - July 24, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bernard Foccroulle
GENRE
Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $270
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +33 4 34 08 02 17
BOOKING CONTACTS
Alain Perroux, artistic adviser and dramaturg
Booking cycle date range
From one to three years before the Festival held in July
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Musical promenades and short baroque music concerts by the musicians and singers of Les Arts Florissants in the gardens of William Christie; concerts on the reflecting pool; great open-air baroque music concerts with Les Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie and Paul Agnew; plus, candlelit concerts of sacred baroque music in the peaceful setting of the Thiré medieval church.
LOCATION
Vendée, France
WEBSITE
DATES
Aug 25 - Sept 1, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
William Christie & Paul Agnew
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$9 to $30
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +33 (0)2 28 85 85 70
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
July 20, 2018: Festival Napa Valley begins with a performance by soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor Bryan Hymel, accompanied by the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra. Opening weekend continues with a performance by Compay Segundo, celebrating the music of Cuba, on Saturday, July 21.
Throughout the week of July 23, featured artists include Lea Solanga, Arturo Sandoval, and three winners of the most prestigious international piano competitions. On July 26, Joshua Bell returns to the festival for The Red Violin live with the Festival Orchestra NAPA, conducted by Michael Stern, to honor composer-in-residence John Corigliano during his 80th birthday year.
Closing weekend brings the Dede Wilsey Dance Gala, with American Ballet Theater principal Isabella Boylston, and a Bernstein Centennial program, with Michael Fabiano, Larisa Martínez, and the Festival Orchestra NAPA, conducted by Lawrence Foster.
LOCATION
Various venues across Napa Valley, California
WEBSITE
DATES
July 20 - July 29, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Richard Walker, President & CEO; Charles Letourneau, Executive Producer
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$2 to $10000
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 888-337-627
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2017 for Summer 2018.
SOCIAL LINKS

 
The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination. The scenic campus lies on the shore of sparkling Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Each season, the company presents new productions of opera and musical theater, accompanied by myriad concerts, lectures, and a world-premiere youth opera. As its core offerings in 2018, Glimmerglass presents new mainstage productions of Bernstein’s West Side Story, Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, and Kevin Puts’s Silent Night. Additional mainstage events include appearances by Thomas Hampson, Eric Owens, Margaret Atwood, and Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends. The Festival is completed by additional concerts, cabarets and Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s youth opera Odyssey.
LOCATION
7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
July 7 - Aug 25, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Francesca Zambello, Artistic & General Director; Joseph Colaneri, Music Director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$26 to $149
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 607-547-2255
BOOKING CONTACTS
Christopher Powell, Director of Artistic Operations
SOCIAL LINKS

 
The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium
The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
We offer daytime lectures that teach the Taubman Approach and evening concerts featuring talented pianists on the idyllic campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
LOCATION
Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
WEBSITE
DATES
July 29 - Aug 4, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Edna Golandsky, founder and artistic director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 877-343-3434
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This year, the Grand Teton Music Festival takes inspiration from the Bernstein centenary to celebrate American music at the foot of the majestic Teton Mountains. The seven-week season kicks off with a Patriotic Pops concert on July 4. Opening week continues with concerts featuring star pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (July 6 & 7). Conductor Markus Stenz and violinist Leila Josefowicz appear in a performance of John Adams’s Scheherazade.2 and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. On July 19, Broadway sensation Audra McDonald stars in a special fundraising gala concert, and later in the week, pianist Kirill Gerstein and conductor Stéphane Denève team up for a program of Gershwin and Bernstein. Cellist Johannes Moser and Music Director Donald Runnicles lead the Festival Orchestra in a performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 on July 27 & 28. Julian Rachlin doubles as soloist and conductor in a program of Mendelssohn and Mozart (August 3 & 4). On August 10 & 11, mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor makes her return in the penultimate weekend of orchestral concerts with Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. The festival closes with a concert adaptation of Bernstein’s West Side Story with full cast.
The 2018 season features two world premieres, including a string quartet by Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, and a piece for orchestra by Sean Shepherd (co-commissioned with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music). Orchestral works, chamber music, lectures, and movies complete the season, with bassist Edgar Meyer, pianist Olga Kern, Canadian Brass, and Dover Quartet appearing in chamber and recital programs.
LOCATION
Teton Village in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
WEBSITE
DATES
July 3 - Aug 18, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Donald Runnicles
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $200
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 307-733-1128
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2018 for Summer 2019
SOCIAL LINKS


 

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