2019 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS



Ojai Music Festival
Ojai Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Ojai Music Festival, June 6-9, 2019, celebrates and explores the creative breadth of Music Director Barbara Hannigan, as conductor, singer, and mentor. Joining Hannigan will be the U.S. debut of her mentoring initiative for young professional artists, Equilibrium (EQ) and the U.S. debut of the orchestral collective from Amsterdam, LUDWIG, with whom Hannigan made her Grammy Award-winning conducting debut CD Crazy Girl Crazy in 2017. Returning to Ojai will be 2015 Music Director Steven Schick, who will both perform and conduct, and the JACK Quartet performing works by John Zorn, Tyshawn Sorey, and Arnold Schoenberg.
Highlights include the staged production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress with Hannigan conducting and members of EQ as the cast; Hannigan as singer in Gérard Grisey's Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil; John Zorn's Jumalattaret; "Girl Crazy Suite," a special arrangement by Bill Elliott of songs from the Gershwin musical; Hannigan conducting Vivier's Lonely Child, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht, and Stravinsky's complete ballet Pulcinella. In addition the Festival will give a concert in memoriam of 2005 Music Director Oliver Knussen.
LOCATION
Libbey Bowl, Ojai, California
WEBSITE
DATES
June 6 - June 9, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Thomas W. Morris
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 805-646-2053
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Olshan Texas Music Festival
Olshan Texas Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Olshan Texas Music Festival brings 100 of classical music's rising stars from around the world to Houston each June to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. Under the leadership of an exceptional performing artist/faculty, orchestra fellows perform four major orchestral programs. Conductors: Franz Anton Krager, Rossen Milanov, Carl St. Clair, Josep Caballé-Domenech. Soloists: Kenny Broberg, piano. Winner, Mitchell Young Artist Competition.
Additional summer institutes include: Building Your Craft (Voice), The Informed Flutist, High School Jazz Institute.
With over 20 public concerts and 30 public master classes, TMF is Houston's largest presenter of Classical music each June.
LOCATION
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Moores School of Music, University of Houston
Houston, Texas
WEBSITE
DATES
June 4 - June 29, 2019
GENERAL/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Alan Austin
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 713-743-3388
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2019 for June 2020
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Opera Holland Park
Opera Holland Park
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Our 2019 season includes works by Puccini and Verdi, a rarity by Francesco Cilea, and a double bill on the theme of secrets and lies, in five new productions.
LOCATION
Opera Holland Park Theatre
Holland Park
London, United Kingdom
WEBSITE
DATES
June 4 - August 9, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
James Clutton
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $88
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 03009991000
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Opera in the Ozarks
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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
OTSL's 2019 festival season, which will run May 25 - June 30, 2019, features three all-new productions and the world premiere of Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons's Fire Shut Up in My Bones, which is the company's 28th world premiere. The season also includes Mozart's comedy The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi's masterpiece Rigoletto, Monteverdi's bloody political thriller The Coronation of Poppea, and the annual Center Stage concert, highlighting the talents of OTSL's highly selective young artist programs.
LOCATION
Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre at the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
Webster University
St. Louis, Missouri
WEBSITE
DATES
May 25 - June 30, 2019
DIRECTORS
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
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Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
For our 22nd season, Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann presents internationally renowned mezzo-soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Susan Graham in recital with Artistic Advisor Jon Kimura Parker. Among other highlights, the Miró Quartet will give a world premiere of a new string quartet by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts on both Lopez and Orcas Island, and Chee-Yun returns to perform the dazzling Chausson Concerto. Along with our five mainstage concert pairs, we offer our free Children's Concert, Pre-Concert Talks, and other educational opportunities, plus Open Rehearsal for Seniors and Hamlet Concerts.
LOCATION
Orcas Island, Washington
WEBSITE
DATES
August 2 - August 17, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Aloysia Friedmann
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $40
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 360-376-2281
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Oregon Bach Festival
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Oxford Lieder Festival
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Oxford Piano Festival
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The Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop
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Playboy Jazz Festival
Playboy Jazz Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Playboy Jazz Festival returns to kick off the Bowl season with an all-star lineup, including Kool & the Gang, Boz Scaggs, Angélique Kidjo, Béla Fleck and The Flecktones, Sheila E., Benny Golson's 90th Birthday Quartet, Maceo Parker Big Band, Sona Jobarteh, Donny McCaslin Blow, Harold López-Nussa, and more.
LOCATION
Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
WEBSITE
DATES
June 8 - June 9, 2019
GENRE
Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$22 to $186
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 323-850-2000
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Ravenna Festival
Ravenna Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
A city by the sea in ancient times, Ravenna still hears its call, and so retains a vocation as a crossroads of peoples and cultures. And in the spirit of Ulysses-as Dante pictures him: ever longing for the next journey and eager to sail "on the high and open sea"-the Festival has never lost its appetite for the great adventure of music and the arts, which has taken its yearly program across all languages, while Ravenna's heritage sites have served as its many harbors. Now in its 30th edition, the Festival sails the Mediterranean and reaches Athens on the Roads of Friendship, taking the chance to celebrate one of the cradles of western culture. Riccardo Muti is on the stage with pianist Maurizio Pollini for the opening concert. Among this year's guest artists are Lednidas Kavakos, Emmanuelle Krivine with the Orchestre National de France, the Labèque sisters with Giovanni Antonini's Giardino Armonico. While the Hamburg Ballet and the Martha Graham Dance Company make for a stunning dance section, the rhythm is set by legendary drummers Stewart Copeland of The Police and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, by the West Coast groove of Ben Harper and by Balkanic-symphonic Goran Bregovic. The journey continues within Ravenna's ever-surprising basilicas, with the Tallis Scholars for a seven-concerts-in-a-day experience, and with the daily Vespers at San Vitale; then through Dante's Purgatory with a mystery play, tailor-made for the city where Dante spent his last years and was buried. Ravenna's long season of music continues from November 1 to 10 with the Autumn Trilogy (Norma, Aida, Carmen).
LOCATION
Alighieri Theatre and other historic theatres
Palazzo Mauro De André
UNESCO World Heritage Byzantine Basilicas
Cloisters of ex-monasteries
Industrial heritage sites
Natural sites in the surroundings
WEBSITE
DATES
June 5 - July 16, 2019
DIRECTORS
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 $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +39 0544 249244
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Autumn 2019, at the latest, for Summer 2020
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Ravinia Festival
Ravinia Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Ravinia's acclaimed multi-season celebration of Leonard Bernstein continues with the return of his final protégée Marin Alsop, who will lead an encore presentation of Mass with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Ravinia premiere of Trouble in Tahiti with the Chicago Philharmonic, soprano Patricia Racette, and baritone Paulo Szot. The films West Side Story and On the Waterfront will be shown with the CSO playing those Bernstein scores live. Alsop will also conduct Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand. The Ravinia MusicBox Experience Center will open with an immersive Bernstein show created by BRC, the creative force behind Backstage at the Ryman, as well as the Grammy Museum exhibit of Bernstein artifacts.
Renée Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet will join forces for the Chicago premiere of Andre Previn's Penelope, co-commissioned by Ravinia. Visiting ensembles include the Shanghai Symphony; the Lucerne Symphony; and the Knights performing the complete Candide. The winning entries in Ravinia's second annual "Bridges" competition for classical/jazz fusion composers will receive their world premieres.
LOCATION
Highland Park, Illinois
WEBSITE
DATES
May 31 - September 15, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Welz Kauffman
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Rap • Children's • Music Theater
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $140
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 847-266-5100
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2019 for summer 2020
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Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2019 Rockport Chamber Music Festival features such world-class artists as the Takács Quartet, pianist Richard Goode, A Far Cry, the incomparable duo David Finckel and Wu Han, and the lauded Handel & Haydn Society presenting Bach's complete Brandenburg Concertos. Threading throughout the Festival this year will be the theme of "Source and Inspiration." According to Artistic Director Barry Shiffman, "This summer, in a wide range of programs, our audience will follow a journey that peels back the layers, letting us peek into that creative process. Whether it is seeing a drawing, reading a text, hearing a rhythm, or even being enamored with a personality, inspiration abounds. The potential for inspiration is around us all every day. While the Festival will explore the many sources that inspired composers and performers, it should also serve as a deep well of inspiration for all who attend."
LOCATION
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, Massachusetts
WEBSITE
DATES
June 14 - July 14, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Barry Shiffman
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $86
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 978-546-7391
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall-December for following Summer
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Salzburg Festival
Salzburg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Mozart's Idomeneo, Cherubini's Medée, Handel's Alcina, Enescu's Oedipe, Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers, Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, Strauss's Salome, Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, Verdi's Luisa Miller. Singers include Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Anne-Sophie von Otter, Piotr Beczala, Marina Rebeka, Anita Rachvelishvili, Sonya Yoncheva, Russell Thomas, Asmik Grigorian, Yusif Eyvazov, Philippe Jaroussky, Christopher Maltman, Nino Machaidze, and Anaïk Morel. Conductors will be Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, Teodor Currentzis, Thomas Hengelbrock, Gianluca Capuano, Ingo Metzmacher, Enrique Mazzola, Franz Welser-Möst, and Marco Armiliato.
The Wiener Philharmoniker is the resident orchestra of the Salzburg Festival, featured in many of the opera performances of the 2019 festival, as well as in orchestra concerts conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, Franz Welser-Möst, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, and Bernard Haitink. Guest orchestras of the 2019 Salzburg Festival include the SWR Symphonieorchester, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rudfunks, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. The Salzburg Festival is also home to a robust drama program that focuses on German-language theater.
LOCATION
Salzburg, Austria
WEBSITE
DATES
July 20 - August 3, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Markus Hinterhäuser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $750
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +43 (662) 8045 500
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Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's 47th season is filled with several exciting firsts. Violinist Ida Kavafian and pianist Peter Serkin perform, for the first time in the Festival's history, the complete cycle of Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin & Piano; conductor David Zinman leads the Festival's inaugural presentation of Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, featuring tenor Paul Appleby and Berlin Philharmonic principal horn Stefan Dohr in their Festival debuts; and the Music at Noon Series expands to include five Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday concerts, three of which are recitals that celebrate such iconic masterpieces as Schubert's Die Winterreise.
The Festival presents three world premieres (string quartets by Michael Gandolfi and the two participants in the Festival's Young Composers String Quartet Project) and one New Mexico premiere (a monodrama for soprano and ensemble by John Harbison). In addition, Wei Luo gives the world premiere of Marc Neikrug's solo piano piece Poems, and 18 acclaimed artists make their Festival debuts. The Festival also welcomes the return of dozens of longtime collaborators, including mezzo-soprano Susan Graham; pianists Inon Barnatan, Kirill Gerstein, and Shai Wosner; clarinetist David Shifrin; guitarist Lukasz Kuropaczewski; and the Dover, Escher, FLUX, Miami, and Orion string quartets.
LOCATION
Santa Fe, New Mexico:
-St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art
-The Lensic Performing Arts Center
WEBSITE
DATES
July 14 - August 19, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marc Neikrug
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 505-982-1890
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Winter 2018 and Spring 2019 for Summer 2020
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Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The all-professional Santa Fe Desert Chorale 2019 summer festival offers 10 concerts of three distinct programs under the unifying theme Illumination. The individual programs are titled "The Court of the Sun King: Shining a Light on the French Baroque," "Luminosity: The Nature of Celestial Light" (taking its title from James Whitbourn's 30-minute work of the same name), and "The long enduring pensive moon: A Bicentenary Celebration of Walt Whitman, and other Esteemed American Poets." Composer Paul John Rudoi has been commissioned to compose a work set to poetry by Walt Whitman and Francisco X. Alarcón. Two vocal chamber music programs have been added to the program on Friday, July 19 and Friday, August 9, 2019.
LOCATION
Santa Fe, New Mexico:
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel
The Church of the Holy Faith
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
WEBSITE
DATES
July 19 - August 9, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Joshua Habermann
GENRES
Classical • Choral
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 505-988-2282
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
December 2019 for Summer 2021
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The Santa Fe Opera
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Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2019 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival-slated for Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center-will feature George Benson, Norah Jones, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kandace Springs, and Los Van Van. New York City Ballet's residency (July 16-20) features four distinct programs including an evening dedicated to Tchaikovsky and Balanchine, a program showcasing three SPAC premieres by 21st century choreographers, and the stunning story ballet Coppélia. The Philadelphia Orchestra's residency (August 4-20) will be highlighted by 19 SPAC premieres ranging from classical masterpieces to innovative contemporary compositions, marking a record number of pieces that have never before been performed at SPAC. The "Cinema Series" will delight audiences of all ages as the orchestra accompanies films in-concert: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets; Disney Pixar's Up; and Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. The season showcases two weeks under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of both The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Metropolitan Opera.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center returns (August 4-20), taking audiences at the Spa Little Theatre on a musical journey with six programs with 23 works never before been performed by CMS at SPAC. In addition to performances by David Finckel and Wu Han, audiences will experience the the Escher Quartet, plus debuts by Chinese violinist Angelo Xiang Yu and American cellist Keith Robinson, among others.
LOCATION
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Spa State Park
Saratoga Springs, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
June 1 - August 20, 2018
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$18 to $113
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 518-584-9330
BOOKING CONTACTS
518-584-9330 x107
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2019 for Summer 2020
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Savonlinna Opera Festival
Savonlinna Opera Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The season's new production is Rossini's The Barber of Seville, a whirl of a sitcom in which the twists and turns are exploited to the full in the direction by Kari Heiskanen. The Opera Festival Choir will have a magnificent chance to shine in Mozart's Great Mass in C minor in Kerimäki Church. Two old favorites are back on the program: Verdi's Rigoletto, an agonizingly tear-jerking classic in which the drama unfolds in some of the world's best-known arias, and Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, a carefree, thought-provoking story about cultural encounter-a topic that never ages.
La Scala, Milan, is bringing to Savonlinna Verdi's seldom-heard I masnadieri and a gala concert, while even the Castle swifts and swallows will start to dance in the Wiener Volksoper's production of Strauss's Die Fledermaus. Also on the program for 2019 is the Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition, renowned for its efficient jury work, once again talent-spotting promising singers for the stars of the future.
LOCATION
Olavinlinna Castle, Savonlinna, Finland
WEBSITE
DATES
July 4 - August 3, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jorma Silvasti
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$60 to $290
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +358 600 900 900 or +358 15 476 750
BOOKING CONTACTS
Marikki Laaksonen, Assistant to Artistic Director
Jorma Silvasti, Artistic Director
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2018 for Summer 2019
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Seagle Music Colony
Seagle Music Colony
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 104th annual 2019 Seagle Music Colony season includes Evita by Lloyd Webber July 3-6, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart July 17-20, The Manchurian Candidate by Puts & Campbell July 31 - August 3, and Oklahoma by Rodgers & Hammerstein August 14-17.
All mainstage performances feature the 32 Seagle Music Colony 2019 emerging artists accompanied by two pianos.
LOCATION
999 Charley Hill Road
Schroon Lake, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
June 22 - August 18, 2019
DIRECTORS
Tony Kostecki, general director; Darren K. Woods, artistic director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$35 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 518-532-7875
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
fall 2019 for summer 2020
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Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The centerpiece of the 27th festival will be Haydn's The Creation, on Saturday, June 15, in Lehman Auditorium on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University. The theme of "creation" will be echoed throughout the Festival, as audiences are invited to experience the "creative" process with open rehearsals, pre-concert lectures, and behind-the-scenes social media posts. In addition, a performance of Darius Milhaud's La Création du monde on Friday, June 14, will explore an entirely different take on the subject, referencing African folk mythology and the sounds of Harlem jazz.
Festival Concerts feature a full orchestra and choir, plus nationally known soloists soprano Sharla Nafziger, tenor Kenneth Gayle, and baritone David Newman. Additional offerings include six chamber music concerts, a Leipzig Service, youth programs, and the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy.
LOCATION
Harrisonburg, Virginia:
-Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite University
-Asbury United Methodist Church
WEBSITE
DATES
June 9 - June 16, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kenneth Nafziger
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $27
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 540-432-4582
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 43rd season features more than 140 performances in opera, dance, theater, and music of all kinds, from choral, symphonic, and chamber to bluegrass and jazz. Musical highlights include a contemporary re-staging of Richard Strauss's Salome, directed by Patrice Caurier and Moshe Leiser, conducted by Steven Sloane, and starring Melanie Henley Heyn, who makes her American stage debut in the title role. Tenor Paul Groves sings Herod, and Kostas Smoriginas is Jochanaan. The Westminster Choir performs Joby Talbot's Path of Miracles, with staging by John La Bouchardiere, and Bach's St. John Passion, conducted by Dr. Joe Miller and accompanied by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus.
The Bank of America Chamber Music series celebrates Geoff Nuttall's tenth anniversary as director and host. Performers include Anthony Roth Costanzo, Inon Barnatan, Pedja Muzijevic, Daniel Phillips, Tara Helen O'Connor, Doug Balliett, Meena Bhasin, Amy Harman, Paul Holmes Morton, and David Byrd-Marrow. Paul Wiancko serves as the season's composer in residence; he premieres an oboe quintet for James Austin Smith and the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Other works include Copland's Appalachian Spring for 13 musicians; Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; and Schubert's beloved Octet.
Orchestral works include Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite; Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony; three scores by Michael Gordon, set to the films of Bill Morrison; and an evening pairing Fanny Mendelssohn's Overture in C and Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks Concerto. Music in Time's contemporary selections include Julius Eastman's Stay On It, Steve Reich's Pulse and Runner, and Georg Friedrich Haas's in vain.
LOCATION
Charleston, South Carolina
WEBSITE
DATES
May 24 - June 9, 2019
DIRECTORS
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
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 843-579-3100
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Stresa Festival
Stresa Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In 2019 the Festival reaches its 58th edition. Among the most renowned artists we point out the presence of soloists Maurizio Pollini and Akiko Suwanai and of the Russian National Orchestra. Artistic Director Gianandrea Noseda, will direct the Orquesta de Cadaqués. There will be will be two world premieres: a concert with music inspired by Stravinski's Pulcinella by Dan Tepfer, and a new soundtrack commissioned by the Festival for the screening of the silent film La chute de la maison Usher by J.Epstein.
There will also be an event focused on the figure of Artemisia Gentileschi with video projection, a dance show on a selection of music from Prelude and Fugue by Shostakovich, new music inspired by the soundtrack of Lisbon Story, performed by Teresa Salgueiro, and a literary and musical meeting with writer Simonetta Agnello Hornby.
LOCATION
Stresa, Verbania, Arona, and Angera, Italy
WEBSITE
DATES
July 14 - September 8, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gianandrea Noseda
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $70
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 0039032331095
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
April 3 - September 8, 2019
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Tanglewood
Tanglewood
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2019 Tanglewood season will see Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons in residence throughout the month of July, leading 14 programs, including a first for Tanglewood-a concert performance of Wagner's complete Die Walküre with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and a star-studded cast, presented in three concerts over a two-day period, July 27 & 28. Tanglewood will also be the setting for the BSO's Nelsons-led world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts's The Brightness of Light, a work for voices and orchestra inspired by letters between Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz; it was written especially for Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry, who will be the featured soloists. Fleming, a favorite guest artist at Tanglewood since her BSO debut there in 1991, has been named the Koussevitzky Artist for the 2019 Tanglewood season. The BSO and Andris Nelsons open the orchestra's summer season on Friday, July 5, with Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22, with Emanuel Ax as soloist-the first of 20 BSO programs throughout July and August.
The 2019 Tanglewood season will see the launch of the Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI), offering participants new levels of wide-ranging enrichment and education initiatives, and the opening of a major new four-building Center for Music and Learning, home to the TLI's summer programming and supporting the activities of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO's acclaimed summer music academy since 1940.
LOCATION
Lenox, Massachusetts
WEBSITE
DATES
June 15 - August 25, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Andris Nelsons
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$13 to $130
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 888-266-1200
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2018 and earlier for Summer 2019
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Teatro Nuovo
Teatro Nuovo
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Will Crutchfield's Teatro Nuovo presents semi-staged productions of Bellini's La Straniera and Rossini's La Gazza Ladra at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan. An additional performance at The Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan features Rossini's Stabat Mater paired with Donizetti's Symphony in E minor. Christine Lyons, Derrek Stark, Hannah Ludwig, Alisa Jordheim, Oliver Sewell, and other rising, young, Bel Canto talents star in these performances following weeks of intensive training led by Crutchfield.
Crutchfield and Rachelle Jonck, from the keyboard, share musical leadership with principal violin Jakob Lehmann. In the company's second summer, it will again showcase the critically acclaimed Teatro Nuovo Orchestra, a hand-picked ensemble hailed as "transformative" (The Wall Street Journal) in these American presentations of 19th-century operas on period instruments. Teatro Nuovo continues the work of the widely heralded Bel Canto at Caramoor training program. Its festival also offers additional daily vocal and instrumental concerts and a full range of master class, lecture, and panel-discussion events.
LOCATION
The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
Purchase, New York
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall
10 Columbus Circle
New York, New York
The Church of Heavenly Rest
1085 5th Avenue
New York, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
June 27 - July 18, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Will Crutchfield
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 914-251-6200
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Thessaly Chamber Music Festival
Thessaly Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Festival artists-violinist/violist Ida Kavafian, violinist Daniel Phillips, violinist Cathy Meng Robinson, violist Steven Tenenbom, cellist Keith Robinson, flautist Tara Helen O'Connor, and pianist William Hobbs-will give seven concerts of iconic chamber music masterpieces alongside compositions of Greek classical composers, as well as other neglected and unusual masterworks. Talks by Prof. Jeremy McInerney as well as by pianist William Hobbs will be interspersed with musical selections.
The program includes works by Theodorakis; Moszkowski; Liebermann; Schumann; Constantinidis; Chopin; Hadjidakis: Debussy; Hatzis (Through a Glass Darkly); Beethoven; Bach; Mozart; Bax; Haydn; Chausson; Widor; Dimitris Gouzios; Hermann Mohr; Hubert Leonard; and Saint-Saëns.
LOCATION
Thessaly region of Greece: Larissa, Dion, Portaria, Kissos, Volos
WEBSITE
DATES
June 14 - June 24, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Lowell Liebermann
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$4990 to $5680
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 866-633-3611
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Tippet Rise Art Center
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Trans-Siberian Art Festival
Trans-Siberian Art Festival
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS FESTIVAL?
The Trans-Siberian Art Festival builds geographical, cultural, and social bridges. Its events take place around the entire globe, from the world's musical capitals to distant Siberian towns.
LOCATION
Russia - Novosibirsk (principal hub), Krasnoyarsk, Samara, St. Petersburg, Moscow; and short Festival stops in Austria, France, Japan, Korea, and United States
WEBSITE
DATES
March 21 - April 21, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Vadim Repin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $60
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
December 2019 for Winter/Spring 2020 for the Russian leg of the Festival
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Tsinandali Festival
Tsinandali Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Day and evening concerts (12pm and 7pm) at the state-of-the-art venues of the Tsinandali Estate; 34 great classical musicians perform over 15 days, among them: Gianandrea Noseda, Sir András Schiff , Gabor Takacs-Nagy09, Renaud Capuçon, Pinchas Zukerman, Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Thomas Hampson, Yuja Wang, Lahav Shani, Omer Meir Wellber, and many others.
LOCATION
Tsinandali Estate, Kakheti, Georgia
WEBSITE
DATES
September 8 - September 22, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Gianandrea Noseda
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $115
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +995 32 2195577
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
February 2019 - July 2019
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Verbier Festival
Verbier Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Verbier Festival, now in its 26th year, presents 17 days of performances, master classes, talks, screenings, and education events. The Festival runs from July 28 to August 3 in the picturesque setting of the Swiss Alps, with repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, including the world premiere of Three Lullabies for viola and piano by Thomas Adès, commissioned by the Festival. The Festival's mission is to encourage encounters between great musicians and young aspiring artists from around the world. Audiences witness these unique encounters and partnerships through the Festival's program of concerts and free events set in the unrivaled surroundings of Verbier.
Summer 2019 features today's most sought-after musicians in its two main venues-the Salle des Combins and Église de Verbier. The program includes 75 leading international artists who will perform solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts alongside the next generation of artists in the Verbier Festival Academy, Verbier Festival Orchestra, and Verbier Junior Orchestra. Visiting musicians include András Schiff, Evgeny Kissin, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Leonidas Kavakos, Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan, Vadim Repin, and Renaud Capuçon. Music Director Valery Gergiev opens the Festival with violinist Kristóf Bárati and the Verbier Festival Orchestra; he'll also conduct the eagerly awaited performance of Strauss's Die Frau Ohne Schatten with Brandon Jovanovich, Matthias Goerne, and Nina Stemme.
LOCATION
Verbier, Switzerland:
Salle des Combins
Eglise
Chalet Orny
Village Church
Cinema, Verbier
Le Hangar
WEBSITE
DATES
July 18 - August 3, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Martin T:son Engstroem
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$35 to $200
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +41 (0) 848 771 882 (from 1pm to 6pm, Monday to Friday)
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2018 for Summer 2019
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Virginia Arts Festival
Virginia Arts Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
For 23 years the Virginia Arts Festival has presented world-class performances throughout Southeastern Virginia and continues to transform the cultural scene. Among the more than 40 events and performances planned this season, the 2019 season will be full of awe-inspiring "firsts," including two world premiere dance works from Dance Theatre of Harlem and Richard Alston Dance Company, commissioned through the Festival's partnership with the 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution. The season also marks a new chapter for chamber music programs as Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Olga Kern takes the stage as the new Connie & Marc Jacobson Director of Chamber Music.
Other highlights: The East Coast premiere of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, originally produced by Shakespeare's Globe in London with JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth with the VSO under Broadway conductor and Norfolk native Rob Fisher; the 23rd Virginia International Tattoo in "Courage and Commitment: A Salute to Women in the Military," bringing together military bands, pipe and drum corps, dancers and more together for an awe-inspiring display of music and might.
LOCATION
Southeastern Coastal Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg
WEBSITE
DATES
April 12 - May 23, 2019
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert W. Cross
GENRES
Classical • Jazz • Chamber • Dance • Vocal
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $125
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 757-282-2822
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The Walden School Creative Musicians Retreat
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The Walden School Young Musicians Program
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Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This season's festival highlights include hip-hop icon Nas with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO); Jennifer Hudson with the NSO; productions of Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos, and a double bill of two rarely performed operas-Gluck's Merlin's Island and Ullmann's The Emperor of Atlantis and The Barber of Seville; Shanghai Symphony Orchestra; welcoming the National Symphony Orchestra's Music Director Gianandrea Noseda in his Wolf Trap debut; American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake; Lebanon's legendary Caracalla Dance Theatre with its production of One Thousand and One Nights; The Avett Brothers; Sting; Diana Ross; Kacey Musgraves; and more.
LOCATION
Vienna, Virginia
WEBSITE
DATES
May 23 - September 8, 2019
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $175
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 877-WOLFTRAP
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2019 for Summer 2020
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