2018 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS


 
National Repertory Orchestra
National Repertory Orchestra
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) performs two full orchestral concerts each week in Breckenridge's beautiful Riverwalk Center during the eight-weeks the orchestra is in residence. This includes professional performance experience under the batons of renowned guest conductors JoAnn Falletta, Michael Stern and Carl St.Clair. The summer festival also allows musicians to work alongside guest artists from the Philadelphia Orchestra; including David Bilger (principal trumpet), Joseph Conyers (assistant principal bass), Christopher Deviney (principal percussion), Elizabeth Hainen (principal harp), Ricardo Morales (principal clarinet), and Amy Oshiro (section violin).
Some highlights of the NRO's 2018 season encompass Mahler's "Symphony No.1," Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Swans from Swan Lake," Rachmaninoff's "Symphony No.2," Shostakovich's "Polka from The Golden Age," Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," Metheny's "Concerto for Two Percussion," Gershwin's "American in Paris," Bernstein's "West Side Story," and Daugherty's "Metropolis Symphony."
LOCATION
Breckenridge, Colorado
WEBSITE
DATES
June 3 - July 28, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Carl Topilow
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-547-3100
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018 for Summer 2019
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Summer chamber music festival and Yale Summer School of Music. Concert series by leading musicians plus chamber music study and student rentals each June-August in the Litchfield Hills of northwestern Connecticut. School is open to individuals and pre-formed groups, and offers several sessions focusing on different areas of the the chamber music repertoire. Performers/Faculty in 2018 include the Brentano, Emerson and Shanghai String Quartets, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, plus individual artists including Atar Arad (viola), Ani Kavafian (violin), Frank Morelli (bassoon), David Shifrin (clarinet), Orion Weiss (piano), and many more.
Sessions include a New Music Workshop directed by Martin Bresnick; a six-week Chamber Music Session with Faculty Artist concerts each Friday and Saturday evenings, along with free Fellows' concerts on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings; and a Choral Conducting Workshop directed by Simon Carrington.
LOCATION
Norfolk, Connecticut
WEBSITE
DATES
June 21 - Aug 18, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Melvin Chen
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $60
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 860-542-3000
BOOKING CONTACTS
James Nelson, General Manager
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2018 for Summer 2019
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Off the Hook Arts
Off the Hook Arts
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Off the Hook Arts (OtHA), in its seventh season, has announced its programming line up for its SummerFest 2018, taking place in Fort Collins, CO from June 24 - July 20. Entitled, Mission Earth, this year's Festival takes a deep and thoughtful look at climate change and its impact on the planet by bringing together music, visual arts, and science for four weeks of concerts, lectures, films, art exhibitions and STEAM-based educational events for all ages. Mission Earth is dedicated to the life and work of the late Dr. Piers Sellers OBE, who was an astronaut and scientist.
With more than 25 events across four weeks, Off the Hook Arts SummerFest 2018 will host a wide variety of performances, lectures and classes. At the center of the Festival's many highlights, are world premieres by composer and Artistic Director of Off the Hook Arts, Bruce Adolphe and Artist-in-Residence Kate Doyle. Ouroboros combines video and animation with music and sounds from space and Earth and is a collaboration created by OtHA SummerFest 2018 Artist-in-Residence Kate Doyle with music by Artistic Director Bruce Adolphe and special effects by Eric Robertson of Mr. X Gotham.
Adolphe's I Saw How Fragile and Infinitely Precious the World Is receives its first live performance at the Festival this summer. Scored for mezzo-soprano and cello the work is based on the text by Festival dedicatee, the late astronaut and scientist Piers Sellers OBE, as he looked at the earth from space. Mezzo soprano Theodora Hanslowe and cellist Sophie Shao will be the soloists.
Artists include: cellists Colin Carr, Mike Block, Nicholas Cannelakis; pianist Michael Brown; Miami String Quartet; tabla player Sandeep Das; Triptych Jazz Trio; and the Apollo Trio.
LOCATION
Fort Collins, Colorado
WEBSITE
DATES
June 24 - July 20, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bruce Adolphe
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $300
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-305-2261
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Mid- to late-Summer for 2019 Summer
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Ojai Music Festival
Ojai Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 72nd Ojai Music Festival, June 7-10, 2018, will present the dynamic violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja as music director. Praised for her "savage energy" (The Washington Post) and "mesmerizing artistry" (The Strad), Ms. Kopatchinskaja's unbounded musical creativity will be in full force, showcasing her as a soloist, collaborator, and new music advocate. Joining her will be her close artistic collaborators, all of whom are making their Festival debuts: the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in its first extended United States residency, JACK Quartet, composer/pianist Michael Hersch, pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, pianist/harpsichordist Anthony Romaniuk, pianist Amy Yang, composer/sound designer Jorge Sanchez-Chiong, and Ms. Kopatchinskaja's parents, Viktor and Emilia Kopatchinski. For more information on programs and series passes, visit OjaiFestival.org. Ojai at Berkeley will take place from June 15-17 in Berkeley, CA, and a new partnership with Aldeburgh Festival will take place June 21 - 24.
LOCATION
Libbey Bowl, Ojai, California
WEBSITE
DATES
June 7 - June 10, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Thomas W. Morris
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 805-646-2053
SOCIAL LINKS

 
OKM Music Festival
OKM Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
06-09 - Country Fest featuring KRIG live broadcast, Brent Giddens Band, Lucas Hoge, Parker McCollum; 4 p.m. Silver Lake Farm and Garden
06-10 - Under the Stars featuring Sons of Seredip, 4 p.m. Sooner Park
06-11 - Chamber Series: Miro Quartet 2 pm & Pianist Katie Mahan 7 pm, Ambler Hall
06-12 - Chamber Series: Miro Quartet 7 pm Ambler Hall
06-13 - Chamber Series: Miro Quartet 2 pm & Quintet WindSync 7 pm, Ambler Hall
06-14, 15 - Chamber Series: Miro Quartet 7 pm, Location TBA
06-15 - Woolaroc Concert featuring Tulsa Symphony Orchestra with opening acts and movie western theme, 5 p.m. Woolaroc
Plus free children's programming and showcase events.
LOCATION
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
WEBSITE
DATES
June 9 - June 15, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Mary Lynn Mihm
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Country
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $80
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 918-336-9900
BOOKING CONTACTS
Mary Lynn Mihm, Festival and Event Chairwoman
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2019 festival now booking
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Our 2018 festival opens in the champagne-fueled demimonde of Verdi's Parisian tragedy, La traviata, and closes with the fireworks of Strauss's Viennese backstage comedy, Ariadne auf Naxos, co-produced with Scottish Opera. Mozart's Neapolitan masquerade of seduction and deception, Così fan tutte, and the UK premiere of Mascagni's 1911 mediaeval fantasy, Isabeau, inspired by the legend of Lady Godiva, complete the summer program.
LOCATION
Opera Holland Park Theatre, Holland Park, London, United Kingdom
WEBSITE
DATES
May 29 - July 28, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
James Clutton
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $20
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +03 00 99 91 000
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
For its 43rd season, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis will continue its tradition of diverse and innovative programming. It will present its 27th world premiere opera, and also include three productions featuring renowned artists and directors.
Soprano Patricia Racette will make her directorial debut in this season's production of La traviata. Former young artists Sydney Mancasola and Geoffrey Agpalo will sing the roles of Violetta and Alfredo.
Artistic Director James Robinson will direct a new production of Marc Blitzstein's Regina. Celebrated mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will sing the title role, and be joined acclaimed singers James Morris, Susanna Phillips, and Ron Raines.
Composer Huang Ruo and librettist David Henry Hwang's An American Soldier will make its world premiere in a production directed by Matthew Ozawa. Andrew Stenson and Mika Shigematsu will star.
OTSL is partnering with The Big Muddy Dance Company in a new production of Gluck's Orfeo & Euridice. Ron Daniels will direct, and Katarzyna Skapretowska will choreograph. The role of Orfeo will be sung by Jennifer Johnson Cano, and Andriana Chuchman sings his doomed wife Euridice.
The season also includes the fourth annual Center Stage concert, the one-night-only event showcasing the incredible talents of OTSL's Gaddes Festival Artists and Gerdine Young Artists.
LOCATION
St. Louis, Missouri:
Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
Webster University
WEBSITE
DATES
May 19 - June 24, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Stephen Lord (Music Director Emeritus), James Robinson (Artistic Director), Timothy O'Leary (General Director)
GENRE
Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $129
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 314-961-0644
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Playboy Jazz Festival
Playboy Jazz Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights include:
CHARLES LLOYD & the Marvels with LUCINDA WILLIAMS,
THE RAMSEY LEWIS QUARTET, TOWER OF POWER,
KNEEBODY and DAYMÉ AROCENA
LOCATION
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
WEBSITE
DATES
June 9 - June 10, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
n/a
GENRE
Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$22 to $181
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 323-850-2000

 
Ravenna Festival
Ravenna Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 29th edition of Ravenna Festival (June 1-July 22) pays homage to Martin Luther King, an icon of the Civil Rights Movements, with the title "We Have a Dream": 50 years after his death, his words offer the chance for a mosaic of themes. The programme runs in the veins of America with - among others - tributes to Leonard Bernstein and to the Minimalism of Glass, Reich, Riley; on the other hand it celebrates the resiliency of music to oppression. Among the dreams the Festival has always dreamt, "The Roads of Friendship" reaches Kiev this year; in Ravenna Riccardo Muti will also lead the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino in the concert Macbeth and his Cherubini Youth Orchestra with the violin of the Wiener Philharmoniker Wilfried Hedenborg. On the podium also Wayne Marshall, Valery Gergiev, Dennis Russel Davies, David Fray, and James Conlon; the dance section features Bill T. Jones and Emio Greco with two national premieres (respectively A Letter to My Nephew and Apparition). The programme also showcases Cole Porter's musical Kiss Me, Kate in the production by Opera North, special guests such as avant-garde rocker David Byrne, a large section dedicated to theatrical performances, and the invasion of the "100 electric guitars", a week of solos and group concerts. Furthermore the basilicas of Ravenna will host world-renowned choirs - from Estonian Heinavanker to English The Sixteen - while the concert of Accademia Bizantina, led by Ottavio Dantone, will be dedicated to J. S. Bach's Die Kunst der Fuge. Last but not least, the daily events: the tribute to Dante in the Cloisters by the Poet's Tomb (11am), and the Vespers concerts in the Basilica of San Vitale (7pm). From Nov 23 to Dec 2 the Festival will be back with the opera Autumn Trilogy (Nabucco, Otello, Rigoletto).
LOCATION
Alighieri Theatre and other historic theatres and sites in and around Ravenna, Italy
WEBSITE
DATES
June 1 - July 22, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
President Cristina Mazzavillani Muti - Artistic Directors Franco Masotti and Angelo Nicastro
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Opera • Ballet • Contemporary Dance • Theatre • Musical Theatre • Sacred Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$1 to $123
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +39 0544 249244
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018, at the latest, for Summer 2019
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Rigas Ritmi
Rigas Ritmi
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Rigas Ritmi festival is one of the most attended and loved music festivals in Latvia. It features both rising and well-established artists on various stages throughout the area. This year’s highlights include Richard Bona & Latvian Radio Big Band, Shenel Johns, Hejira + Adam Benzra, Alfredo Rodriguez Trio + Beady Belle, Gregory Boyd & Macats/Hasselberg/MofJell, Tasiya & Sammy Lukas.
LOCATION
Riga, Latvia
WEBSITE
DATES
June 7 - June 30, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Maris Brie'kalns
GENRE
Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$12 to $94
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: + 371 20011189
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Round Top Music Festival
Round Top Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In 2018, the Round Top Music Festival celebrates the 80th birth year of the leading female American composer Joan Tower on Saturday June 23 (chamber music and orchestral works) and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Claude Debussy's death (orchestral works on Saturday July 7, chamber music on Saturday July 14) and Leonard Bernstein's birth (Sunday July 1.)
The Texas Festival Orchestra, body of the Young Artists will present 8 programs. Six of them on Saturdays at 7:30 pm, one free specifically designed for toddlers and teenagers on Tuesday June 12 at 11:00 am and the "Patriotic Concert" on Sunday July 1 at 3:00 pm. The orchestra rehearses every weekday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm in the Festival Concert Hall. Rehearsals are open and free to the public.
The 2018 roster of conductors includes Israeli born Yaniv Dinur, assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Serbian Vladimir Kulenovic, Music Director of the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra, Dallas born Michelle Merrill, assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Maltese born Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Chief Conductor with Philharmonie Sudwestfalen in Germany and Principal Conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Texas born Carl St. Clair, Music Director of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Ransom Wilson, Music Director of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights of the repertoire include Richard Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel, P.I. Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony, Bela Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, Anton Bruckner's Fourth Symphony, Claude Debussy's Images and Sergei Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony. Distinguished soloists will perform with the Texas Festival Orchestra: pianist James Dick (Edvard Grieg and Mozart), violinists Regis Pasquier (Sergei Prokofiev), Stefan Milenkovich (Aram Khatchaturian) and Joan Kwuon (Ernest Chausson), flutist Carol Wincenc and violist Brett Deubner. Chamber music is well represented also in various combinations of instruments, which are showcases for faculty members and young artists.
LOCATION
Round Top, Texas
WEBSITE
DATES
June 3 - July 15, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
James Dick
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 979-249-3129
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018 for Summer 2020
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Salzburg Festival
Salzburg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Strauss's Salome, Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame, Rossini's L'Italiana in Algeri, Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, Henze's The Bassarids, and Bizet's The Pearl Fishers. Many performances with the Wiener Philharmoniker. Conductors include Mariss Jansons, William Christie, Kent Nagano, Andris Nelsons, Franz Welser-Möst, and Jean-Christophe Spinosi. Performers include Placido Domingo, Cecilia Bartoli, Ildar Abdrazakov, Sonya Yoncheva, Matthias Goerne, Albina Shagimuratova, Javier Camarena, and Asmik Grigorian.
LOCATION
Salzburg, Austria
WEBSITE
DATES
July 20 - Aug 30, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Markus Hinterhäuser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $450
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +43 (662) 8045 500
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This season, conductor and violinist Alan Gilbert, the former music director of the New York Philharmonic and chief conductor designate of Hamburg's NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra returns to the Festival to serve as Artist-in-Residence for an unprecedented third time. During his residency, Gilbert will appear on three programs both as a violinist and a conductor. As a conductor, he will lead Schoenberg's chamber orchestra arrangement of Mahler's symphonic vocal work Das Lied von der Erde, featuring Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and tenor Paul Groves.
LOCATION
Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico
WEBSITE
DATES
July 15 - Aug 20, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marc Neikrug
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $90
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 505-982-1890
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
The Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2018 season presents five operas in 36 performances, running from June 29 to August 25, 2018. The Opera's 62nd season offers works by American icons and European masters, four of which are repertory from the 20th and 21st centuries. The season opens with Candide. Bernstein's smash Broadway hit, in a new production by Laurent Pelly. Lee Blakeley's celebrated 2010 production of Madame Butterfly returns, directed by Matthew Ozawa, as does Edward Hastings' 2002 production of The Italian Girl in Algiers, directed by Shawna Lucey, which has since been received in cities across the country. John Adams and Peter Sellars's Doctor Atomic has its company premiere in a highly anticipated production. The season closes with Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, in a new production by Tim Albery.
LOCATION
The Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, New Mexico
WEBSITE
DATES
June 29 - Aug 25, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Charles MacKay
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$31 to $499
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 505-986-5900 or 800-280-4654
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2018 FREIHOFER'S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL -- slated for Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center -- will feature Jon Batiste, Chris Botti, Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Joey Alexander, and gospel and R&B legend Mavis Staples, headlining this year's legendary festival.
Kicking off SPAC's classical season is National Ballet of Cuba (BNC), whose first-ever SPAC appearance is one of just five locations on the company's 2018 U.S. tour. National Ballet of Cuba is slated for three performances of Alicia Alonso's Giselle on June 6, 7 and 8.
New York City Ballet's (NYCB) residency (July 17 - 21) features four distinct programs including NYCB's production of Shakespeare's timeless Romeo + Juliet, an all-Balanchine evening, and a program showcasing four SPAC Premieres by 21st century choreographers. The annual New York City Ballet Gala, on Saturday, July 21, will celebrate the centennial of the birth of both Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein, with a special Gala program dedicated to their works.
The Philadelphia Orchestra's three-week residency (August 1 - 18) will showcase two weeks under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, his longest SPAC residency to date; three new Thursday matinees—including an afternoon of "Symphonic Shakespeare" led by Stéphane Denève; a new "Cinema Saturdays @ SPAC" series that will delight audiences of all ages as the Orchestra accompanies Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in concert; and two closing evenings featuring violin superstar Joshua Bell.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) returns (August 5 - 21), taking audiences at the Spa Little Theatre on a journey with six programs including "An Afternoon in Vienna," and "An Evening in Prague." In addition to performances by David Finckel and Wu Han, co-artistic Directors of CMS, the residency includes debut appearances by seven stellar artists.
LOCATION
Spa State Park, Saratoga Springs, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
June 6 - Aug 21, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$18 to $113
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 518-584-9330
BOOKING CONTACTS
518-584-9330 ext. 107
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018 for Summer 2019
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
From Bach to Bernstein, the 26th Annual Bach Festival explores a wide array of classical music this June. World-class soloists join Artistic Director Ken Nafziger, the Festival Orchestra, and Festival Choir for eight days of orchestral masterworks and dynamic chamber music.
Works of Bach and Telemann open the festival, and then we traverse through the ages with iconic works of Beethoven, Vaughan Williams, and William Walton. The centerpiece of the festival is a mostly-Bernstein concert featuring West Side Story Suite, Chichester Psalms, and excerpts from Candide, all in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth.
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people. The festival takes place on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Three featured concerts with orchestra, soloists, and choir; six chamber music concerts; a Leipzig Service; and open rehearsals infuse the Valley with unequaled musical richness. Additional offerings include internships, youth programs, Road Scholar (Elderhostel), and the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy.
The Festival, widely recognized for its artistic excellence, has been named the "jewel in Harrisonburg's crown" by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
LOCATION
Harrisonburg, Virginia:
Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University
Asbury United Methodist Church
WEBSITE
DATES
June 10 - June 17, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kenneth Nafziger
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $29
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 540-432-4582
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Sitka Summer Music Festival
Sitka Summer Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Each week in June you can experience formal concerts against the spellbinding backdrop of Southeast Alaska, plus special events such as a boat cruise or all-you-can-eat crab feed, informal concerts in cafe settings, outdoor concerts, and opportunities to meet the artists.
Featured artists for 2018 include Trio Jinx, pianist Alfredo Oyakuez, cellist Zuill Bailey, violinist Helen Kim pianist Natasha Paremski, and much more.
LOCATION
Sitka, Alaska: Harrigan Centennial Hall, Allen Hall, and various community locations
WEBSITE
DATES
June 5 - July 1, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Zuill Bailey
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 907-747-6774
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival's 2018 operas include two US premieres: Liza Lim's Tree of Codes, produced by Spoleto Festival USA, directed by Ong Keng Sen, conducted by John Kennedy, and featuring soprano Marisol Montalvo and baritone Elliot Madore, as well as the U.S. premiere of Donizetti's Pia de' Tolomei, a Spoleto festival USA co-production directed by Andrea Cigni, conducted by Lidiya Yankovskaya, and featuring soprano Amanda Woodbury, tenor Isaac Frishman, and baritone Valdis Jansons. Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto, featuring six members of the Westminster Choir, completes the opera programming.
Hosted by Geoff Nuttall, the Bank of America Chamber Music series features countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo; trombonist Peter Moore; tenor Paul Groves; and the JACK Quartet, which, together with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, premieres a new octet by composer-in-residence Doug Balliett. Filmmaker Atom Egoyan provides stage direction for You Are Mine Own, an orchestral multimedia presentation of Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony and Berg's Lyric Suite performed by soprano Natalia Pavlova, baritone Alexander Dobson, and the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. Steven Sloane conducts and evening of Mozart and Mahler, and the Westminster Choir, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra join forces for Brahms' German Requiem. The adventurous Music In Time series, directed and hosted by John Kennedy, features a wide range of works from female composers including Liza Lim, Zosha Di Castri, Annea Lockwood, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Jennifer Walshe, Talia Amar, and Katie Balch. The Festival's jazz offerings are highlighted by celebrated pianists Vijay Iyer, Jon Batiste, Craig Taborn, Fred Hersch, and Chucho Valdés; vocalist Jazzmeia Horn; and flutist Nicole Mitchell, cellist Tomeka Reid, and drummer Mike Reid in trio.
LOCATION
Charleston, South Carolina
WEBSITE
DATES
May 25 - June 10, 2018
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 • Opera • Dance • Theatre
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 843-579-3100
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Tanglewood
Tanglewood
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
As the culmination of a year-long worldwide celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein's birth, the 2018 Tanglewood season, entitled Bernstein Centennial Summer-Celebrating Lenny at Tanglewood!, will pay tribute to Bernstein's legacy as a consummate artistic figure of the 20th century and his incomparable contribution to the Tanglewood festival from 1940 to 1990. As one of the places most closely associated with Leonard Bernstein, Tanglewood, June 15-September 2, will honor this towering musical figure with concerts showcasing his singular contributions as a multifaceted composer for orchestra, Broadway, and film; a brilliant programmer and conductor of the world's great orchestras; and an innovative and provocative educator through his widely popular Young People's Concerts and lectures. Bernstein's close relationship with the Boston Symphony Orchestra spanned a half-century, from the time he became a protégé of legendary BSO conductor and Tanglewood founder Serge Koussevitzky as a member of the first Tanglewood Music Center class in 1940, until the final concerts he ever conducted with the BSO and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra at Tanglewood in 1990.
LOCATION
Lenox, Massachusetts
WEBSITE
DATES
June 15 - Sept 2, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Andris Nelsons
GENRES
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$12 to $160
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 888-266-1200
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2018 and earlier for Summer 2019
SOCIAL LINKS

 
Teatro Nuovo
Teatro Nuovo
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Will Crutchfield's new organization presents semi-staged productions of Rossini's Tancredi and Mayr's Medea in Corinto at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, starring Jennifer Rowley, Tamara Mumford, Sydney Mancasola, Santiago Ballerini, and more.
Crutchfield, conductor Jonathan Brandani, and concertmaster Jakob Lehmann share musical leadership; the Festival also features daily vocal and instrumental concerts, and a full range of masterclass, lecture, and panel-discussion events.
Teatro Nuovo will also take over and expand the work of the acclaimed Bel Canto at Caramoor training program, and introduce a new hand-picked orchestra in the first American presentation of 19th century opera on period instruments.
LOCATION
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, Purchase, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
July 28 - Aug 5, 2018
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Will Crutchfield
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 914-251-6200
SOCIAL LINKS


 

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