2019 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS



Drottningholms Slottsteater
Drottningholms Slottsteater
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Ariodante by GF Handel, August 3-17: Conductor: Ian Page; director: Nicola Raab; choreographer: Caroline Finn; light and stage design: Linus Fellbom; costumes: Gesine Völlm. Cast: Johannes Weisser, Roberta Mameli, Francesca Aspromonte, Ann Hallenberg, Martin Vanberg, Christophe Dumaux. Ariodante had its original première in 1735 at London's Covent Garden, and was staged for the first time in Sweden in 1964, at Drottningholms Slottsteater. Mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg (Ariodante) has been appointed artist in residence at Drottningholms Slottsteater for the coming two years. During the summer also concerts, events, and activities for children. Guided tours daily April-October.
LOCATION
Drottningholm, Sweden
WEBSITE
DATES
August 3 - August 17, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Sofi Lerström and Maria Lindal
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $145
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +46855693105
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Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Lower Saxon State Orchestra from Hanover conducted by Ivan Repusic to perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra with Håkan Hardenberger, Yuja Wang, and Andreas Ottensamer. Ivo Pogorelich piano recital. Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra with Simone Rubino, conducted by Enrico Dindo. Avishai Cohen Trio. Mariinsky Theatre with ballet The Four Seasons, Rosas with A Love Supreme dance, etc.
LOCATION
Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia
WEBSITE
DATES
July 10 - August 25, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Dora Ruzdjak Podolski
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $80
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +385(0)20326107
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2019
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EAMA Summer Music Programs in Paris
EAMA Summer Music Programs in Paris
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Institute offers summer music programs in composition, conducting, and chamber music at the historic Schola Cantorum in Paris, France. These programs offer intensive study of the crafts of counterpoint, harmony, analysis, and musicianship, as well as personalized training in composition, conducting, and chamber music performance taught by our international faculty.
LOCATION
Paris, France
WEBSITE
DATES
July 1 - July 2, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Philip Lasser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$3495 to $3495
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 212-831-7424
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Eastern Music Festival
Eastern Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Festival Performances will include five Eastern Festival Orchestra Saturday evening, 8pm, performances: June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27. Also eight Young Artists Orchestra performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings at 8pm: June 28, July 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 25 and 26.
Also offered: faculty and guest artist chamber music performances weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays and guest artist recitals throughout the summer. Featured artists include: The Pacifica String Quartet; Jeffrey Multer, violin; Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin; Mark Peskanov, violin; William Wolfram, piano; Awadagin Pratt, piano; Horacio Gutierrez, piano; and a professional teaching/performing faculty of 70-plus.
LOCATION
Greensboro, North Carolina:
-Dana Auditorium, Sternberger Hall, and Hege Library, Guilford College
UNCG School of Music, Theatre & Dance Recital Hall
-Temple Emanuel
First Presbyterian Church
WEBSITE
DATES
June 22 - July 27, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gerard Schwarz
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 336-272-0160
BOOKING CONTACTS
Chris Williams, Executive Director
PO Box 22026
Greensboro, NC 27420
Phone 336-333-7450 x. 224
Fax 336-333-7454
Booking cycle date range
Booking Fall 2019 for Summer 2020
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Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mozart Requiem, new production. Conductor: Raphaël Pichon • Stage Director, Set Design, Costumes and Light Design: Romeo Castellucci • Orchestra and chorus: Pygmalion at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché. Tosca Giacomo Puccini • new production. Conductor: Daniele Rustioni • Stage Director: Christophe Honoré • Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Lyon at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché, with Angel Blue, Josepth Calleja, and Catherine Malfitano, etc. Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Kurt Weill • new production. Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen • Stage Director: Ivo van Hove • Philharmonia Orchestra • Chorus: Pygmalion at the Grand Théâtre de Provence with Karita Mattila, Sir Wilard White, etc. The Sleeping Thousand: Adam Maor • world premiere. Libretto by Yonatan Levy. Conductor: Elena Schwarz • Stage Director: Yonatan Levy • Ensemble Lucilin at Théâtre du Jeu de Paume.
LOCATION
Aix-en-Provence, France
WEBSITE
DATES
July 3 - July 22, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Pierre Audi
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$9 to $290
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +33 (0) 43 40 80 217
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Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Musical promenades (August 24-31, each day 4pm-7:30pm): short baroque music concerts by the musicians and singers of Les Arts Florissants in the gardens of William Christie.
Concerts on the Miroir d'eau (the reflecting pool) (August 24, 25, 30 & 31, 9pm): great open-air baroque music concerts with the singers and the orchestra of Les Arts Florissants, conducted by William Christie and Paul Agnew.
Candlelit concerts: sacred baroque music in the peaceful setting of the Thiré medieval church.
LOCATION
Thiré, Vendée, France
WEBSITE
DATES
August 24 - August 31, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
William Christie and Paul Agnew
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10.70 to $31.40
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: (+33) (0)2 28 85 85 70
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Festival de Lanaudière
Festival de Lanaudière
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL?
The Festival de Lanaudière is the leading classical music festival in Canada, and is a member of Festivals and Major Events (FAME). More than 50,000 people attend its events every year. Its programming is accessible and is performed by world-famous musicians.
LOCATION
Amphitheatre Fernand-Lindsay and Churches
Lanaudière region, Quebec, Canada
WEBSITE
DATES
July 5 - August 4, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Renaud Loranger
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 800-561-4343
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Festival Mémoire et Racines
Festival Mémoire et Racines
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The programming will be released soon. Please check our website and the Facebook page of Memory and Roots.
LOCATION
Saint-Charles-Borromée, Quebec, Canada
WEBSITE
DATES
July 24 - July 28, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jean Desrochers
GENRE
Trad Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $85
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 450-752-6798
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Winter 2019 for Summer 2020
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Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
July 12-Grammy-nominated Italian tenor Francesco Demuro and Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze kick things off with the Opening Night celebration: Opera Under the Stars at Meadowood. July 14-Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and 2019 Grammy Award nominee Seal, will headline the Art's for All Gala, wine country's biggest arts charity event at HALL Napa Valley. Seal will take the stage with the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra, the Festival's summer music academy for emerging professional musicians from around the world. July 16-Opera at the Castello: Bastianello-The distinguished American composer and pianist John Musto, known for his songs, chamber music, operas, and Emmy Award-winning soundtracks, will join fellow pianist and opera Director Michael Barrett and a cast of stellar singers. July 18--The dynamic Constantine Kitsopoulos will conduct Festival Orchestra Napa in a thrilling performance of John William's unforgettable Academy Award-winning score, while the iconic 1977 film, which launched the Star Wars saga, plays on the big screen above them. July 19-Dance Gala: Diavolo | Architecture in Motion-The festival continues its focus on artistic exploration and discovery in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. July 20-Song to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11-The closing concert.
LOCATION
Various location across Napa Valley, California
WEBSITE
DATES
July 12 - July 21, 2019
DIRECTORS
Richard Walker, president & CEO; Charles Letourneau, executive producer
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$3 to $10,000
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 888-337-6272
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring/Summer 2019
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The Gilmore Keyboard Festival
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2020 Gilmore Keyboard Festival features more than 50 pianists and 200 artists in nearly 100 concerts and events including classical, jazz, and theater performances, as well as master classes. Highlights of the Festival include a nine-day collaborative, interdisciplinary Partitura Residency with pianist Maria Joao Pires. Additional performances will be made public in November 2019.
LOCATION
Kalamazoo, Michigan:
-Wellspring Theater
-Dalton Center Recital Hall
-Chenery Auditorium
-Stetson Chapel
-Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University
-Civic Auditorium
-Bell's Brewery
Battle Creek, Michigan: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek
Grand Rapids, Michigan: DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
East Lansing, Michigan: Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing
WEBSITE
DATES
April 22 - May 10, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Pierre van der Westhuizen
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$7 to $65
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 269-342-1166
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for Spring 2022
SOCIAL LINKS
        

The Glimmerglass Festival
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Grafenegg Festival
Grafenegg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In this season Grafenegg Festival takes place from 16 August to 8 September 2019. Between these dates, top orchestras, outstanding artists, and rising stars will gather to present a varied festival program.
Pluralism and diverse musical philosophies are at the forefront for the artists: the voices of Camilla Nylund, Sonya Yoncheva, and Christiane Karg demonstrate the breadth of the art of singing. Great orchestras from all over the world offer their very own approaches to interpretation: the legendary Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam, top ensembles from Rotterdam and Birmingham, the Mariinsky Orchestra from Saint Petersburg, the original-sound specialists Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, and the Vienna Philharmonic. The orchestras in residence will once more be the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) with its young, enthusiastic musicians from all over Europe and the Tonkünstler Orchestra with its Music Director Yutaka Sado. This year's composer in residence is Peter Ruzicka, who contributes a fanfare to open the festival and another commissioned work while also leading the composer-conductor workshop INK STILL WET.
LOCATION
Grafenegg Castle, Grafenegg, Austria
WEBSITE
DATES
August 16 - September 8, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rudolf Buchbinder
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $144
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +43 (0)1 5868383
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The majestic foothills of the Teton Mountain Range promise a sublime, serene backdrop for the Grand Teton Music Festival's 58th season. Offering inspiration, rejuvenation, and wonderment for all, the Festival honors the breath-taking environment it calls home as well as those composers and works that draw inspiration from nature.
The Festival's 2019 lineup includes more than 60 events over seven weeks including orchestral concerts, chamber music, lectures, and community events. At the heart of Grand Teton Music Festival is the Festival Orchestra made up of top musicians from America's best orchestras and led by Music Director Donald Runnicles. The celebratory opening week includes singer-pianist Michael Feinstein, Patriotic Pops, and a fundraising gala featuring Carmina Burana. Additional Festival Orchestra concerts include Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with Yefim Bronfman; Schumann's Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein; Mozart's Fifth Violin Concerto (Turkish) with Hilary Hahn; Shostakovich's Second Piano Concerto with Denis Kozhukhin; Glazunov's Saxophone Concerto Branford Marsalis; and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with Augustin Hadelich. Artists presented in recital include pianist Stephen Hough; the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet; pianist, vocalist, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones; the Takács Quartet; piano duo Anderson & Roe; violinist Augustin Hadelich with pianist Orion Weiss; and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Nature-inspired works run throughout the seven weeks, including Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, Anna Clyne's Midnight Hour, Sibelius's En Saga, and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake.
LOCATION
Teton Village in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
WEBSITE
DATES
July 3 - August 17, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Donald Runnicles
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 307-733-1128
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2019 for Summer 2020
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Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
During its four-week 2019 season, Green Mountain will offer seven concerts featuring the 35 distinguished faculty of our summer conservatory, in creative programs of music at the heart of the chamber repertory, rarely heard 19th- and 20th-century works, and fresh compositional voices of our time. Artist Faculty Concerts will take place on June 26 and 28, July 3, 5, 10, 12, and 19. The season will conclude with a special concert by the Emerson String Quartet on July 21, with works by Dvorák, Barber, and Beethoven.
Participants in our intensive four-week program of solo and chamber music study energize the audience for our Artist Faculty Concert Series. Two hundred string players, ages 14-30, are immersed in the Festival's atmosphere of focused professionalism, with four hours of daily individual practice, daily chamber music rehearsals, lessons, ensemble coachings, master classes, and extensive student performance opportunities in the concert hall and in unconventional venues in the Burlington community. Guest master classes will include Matt Haimovitz, Violaine Melançon, Paul Neubauer, and Philip Setzer.
LOCATION
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
WEBSITE
DATES
June 23 - July 22, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kevin Lawrence
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 802-503-1220
SOCIAL LINKS
  

Hollywood Bowl 2019 Season
Hollywood Bowl 2019 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, California
WEBSITE
DATES
June 8 - September 29, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gustavo Dudamel
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$1 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 323-850-2000
SOCIAL LINKS
        

Honens Festival
Honens Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Free public programming: Stephen Avenue Walk, Piano duets, duos, and two pianos-eight hands (Katherine Chi, Aleksander Kryzanowski, Jon Kimura Parker, Nicolas Namoradze). Duo 19:21 (Iwo Jedynicki, accordion / Aleksander Kryzanowski, piano).
Mount Royal University's Talor Center for the Performing Arts. Storytellers with Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, piano / Jonathan Love, narrator / Iwo Jedynicki, accordion); master classes with Nicolas Namoradze, piano, and Miro String Quartet. Central Memorial Park: Open Air (Katherine Chi, piano / Jon Kimura Parker, piano / Miro String Quartet / Nicolas Namoradze, piano / Duo 19:21).
Paid programming includesecitals by pianists Nicolas Namoradze and Pedja Muzijevic; Bison Noir with Gabriel Kahane, Book of Travelers (piano / voice); Miro String Quartet with Jon Kimura Parker, piano: the Love Triangle
LOCATION
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
WEBSITE
DATES
September 5 - September 8, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jon Kimura Parker
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 403 299 0140
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2019 for Fall 2020; Summer2019 for Fall 2021; (Competition Year) Summer 2021 for Fall 2022
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International Keyboard Institute & Festival
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26th Istanbul Jazz Festival
26th Istanbul Jazz Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Istanbul Jazz Festival has been organized every year in July since 1994 by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV). IKSV chose to build this festival around jazz music because it believes jazz is one of the most innovative musical genres-open to new ideas, inclusive and accessible. Accordingly, IKSV organizes a broad-spectrum event that not only brings together music lovers and musicians, but also supports the work of jazz musicians in Turkey and encourages new productions.
Following the success of the editions in 2017 and 2018, the Festival will once again organize Vitrin: Contemporary Music from Turkey, a showcase and networking event dedicated to contemporary music from Turkey. With its centuries-old music tradition and vibrant contemporary music scene, Turkey has always been one of the main hubs of music in the world, taking inspiration from both East and West, making it a "musical silk road" where influences flow in each direction. While traditional values are preserved and refined on one hand, new styles and sounds emerge through cultural dialogue on the other. Vitrin aims to showcase the current state of all these influences, with the best examples in different genres: jazz, rock, electronic music, ethnic sounds, and global fusions.
LOCATION
Istanbul, Turkey
WEBSITE
DATES
June 29 - July 18, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Harun İzer
GENRES
Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Electronic • Rock • Reggae • Funk • World Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $70
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +90 212 334 0718
SOCIAL LINKS
        

47th Istanbul Music Festival
47th Istanbul Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of E.C.A. Presdöküm Sanayii A.S., will be held from 11 to 30 June 2019. The Festival, which celebrates its 47th edition, presents a program built around this year's theme, "Darkness of Being, Lightness of Being," which will focus on the dualities in life such as good-bad, happiness-sadness, birth-death, and their impact on music and its creation process. The festival aims to emphasize the importance of music as a means to enlightenment in times of darkness.
LOCATION
Instanbul, Turkey:
-Hagie Eirene Museum
-Bogaziçi University Albert Long Hall
-Is Sanat Concert Hall
-Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre
-Rahmi M. Koç Museum
-Süreyya Opera House
-Zorlu PSM
-Grand Bazaar
-Neve Shalom Synagogue
-Dormition of Theotokos Panagia Altimermer
-Surp Anarad Higutyun Armenian Catholic Church
-Hagia Constantine Greek Orthodox Church
-Narlikapi Surp Hovhannes Armenian Church
-Garden of Austrian Cultural Forum
-Galata Tower Square
WEBSITE
DATES
June 11 - June 30, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Efruz Çakirkaya
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +90 212 334 0718
SOCIAL LINKS
        


 

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