2020 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS



American Dance Festival (ADF)
American Dance Festival (ADF)
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The season includes performances by both new and established companies, highlighting the breadth and excellence of today's modern dance field. Some of the companies performing are: Limón Dance Company, Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Pilobolus, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Vertigo Dance Company, and more.
LOCATION
Durham, NC
WEBSITE
DATES
June 18 - July 25, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jodee Nimerichter
GENRE
Modern Dance
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$12 to $64
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 919-684-4444

Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival
Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts and Nature Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The esteemed Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO) returns to Northwest Arkansas in May to delight audiences as the musical centerpiece of the 11th Annual Artosphere: Arkansas' Arts + Nature Festival. Presented by Walton Arts Center and featuring music, film, visual arts, and innovative collaborative performances and events, Artosphere celebrates ways the arts can connect us to the natural world. The AFO features top musicians from around the world who perform symphonic, chamber, and community engagement "pop-up" style performances across the region. Under the baton of internationally acclaimed Maestro Corrado Rovaris and with more than 90 premier musicians from distinguished symphonies and music programs across the globe, AFO performances are held at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.
This year's Chapel Music Series offers chamber music in local chapels and architectural marvels with groups including Seraph Brass and Jayme Stone, among others.
Also featuring the renowned Dover Quartet. And the annual Artosphere Trail Mix enables audiences to hike or bike between stages while enjoying art and entertainment at stops along the way. Visit website for full event listing.
LOCATION
Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR Hunt Chapel, Rogers, AR Plus Additional Venues Across Northwest Arkansas
WEBSITE
DATES
May 6 - June 29, 2020
Event suspended. Please check website for more information.
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Corrado Rovaris, Music Director, Artosphere Festival Orchestra
GENRES
Classical • Folk • World
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 479-443-5600
BOOKING CONTACTS
Jason Howell Smith, AFO general manager
Walton Arts Center
479-571-2731
SOCIAL LINKS

Aspen Music Festival and School
Aspen Music Festival and School
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The dual themes of the 2020 season are "Beethoven's Revolution," celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth, and "Uncommon Women of Note," exploring ambition, desire, and identity through a female lens, and featuring works by Julia Wolfe, Joan Tower, Kaija Saariaho, Melody Eötvös, and a new AMFS commission by Sarah Kirkland Snider. The season also marks the inaugural year of the Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS program under Co-artistic Directors Renée Fleming and Patrick Summers, presenting The Magic Flute, Ricky Ian Gordon's The Grapes of Wrath, and a semi-staging of Virgil Thomson's The Mother of Us All. Major artists appearing include Gil Shaham, Vladimir Feltsman, Augustin Hadelich, Robert McDuffie, Alisa Weilerstein, the Pacifica Quartet, Seraphic Fire, Sharon Isbin, and many more.
LOCATION
Aspen, CO
WEBSITE
DATES
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert Spano
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-925-9042
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
May 2020 for summer 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Bach Choir of Bethlehem: 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival
Bach Choir of Bethlehem: 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Appearances by Festival Artist-in-Residence guitarist Eliot Fisk, sopranos Rosa Lamoreaux and Agnes Zsigovics, mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó, tenor Benjamin Butterfield, baritone William Sharp, and basses David Newman and Dashon Burton.
Fridays,12 noon: FREE performance: Bach Outdoors! Principal violist Paul Miller and friends present arrangements of some of Bach's most beloved masterpieces on "modern" instruments. 2 pm: FREE lecture by George B. Stauffer: "Great Expectations: Bach in Leipzig." Two intimate 4 pm concerts: "Chamber Music in the Saal" [Moravian Museum] and "Bach at 4" with The Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra and mezzo Krisztina Szabó in Bach's solo Cantata 169. Program also includes Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite in A Minor for Flute and Strings and other works. 8 pm: "Bach at 8" (full choir and orchestra): Three Bach Cantatas.
Saturdays,10:30 am: Jones Chamber Music Concert. A breathtaking guitar concerto, a beautiful sonata and the return of the Chaconne students' masterful compositions. Concerto for E Major for Guitar and Orchestra (Boccherini), Bach's Trio Sonata No. 5 in C Major & Chaconne in D Minor. 2:30 pm: The Mass in B Minor, the centerpiece of our Festival since 1900. 7:00 pm: Zimmermann's Coffee House offers chamber music "cafT style" in a relaxed setting, with German food and drink, and features young artists-chosen by audition-with Greg Funfgeld and friends.
LOCATION
Bethlehem, PA:
City Hall Plaza, Bethlehem
Packer Memorial Church, Lehigh University
Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University
Incarnation of Our Lord Church, Bethlehem
The Saal of the Moravian Museum, Bethlehem
Peter Hall, Moravian College
WEBSITE
DATES
May 8 - May 17, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Greg Funfgeld
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$9 to $58
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 610-866-4382 x115 or x110
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

Bard Music Festival/Bard SummerScape
Bard Music Festival/Bard SummerScape
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Bard SummerScape's 17th edition celebrates one of the most important female figures in music history, with music, opera, theater, dance, film, and the SummerScape Spiegeltent, centered around the 31st Bard Music Festival. "Nadia Boulanger and Her World" offers a rare and intensive examination of the life and times of the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist, and indomitable personality who shaped a generation of American musicians and more. Includes concerts, panel discussions, a film series exploring "Nadia Boulanger's Cinematic Influence," and the first fully staged American production of King Arthur (Le roi Arthus), the only opera by her compatriot Ernest Chausson. Daniel Fish directs "Most Happy," a setting of songs from Frank Loesser's 1956 musical, The Most Happy Fella, and New York City Ballet MOVES presents new choreography from Kyle Abraham and Fisher Center Choreographer-in-Residence Pam Tanowitz.
LOCATION
Richard B. Fisher Center of the Performing Arts, Bard College
WEBSITE
DATES
June 26 - August 16, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Leon Botstein, Christopher H. Gibbs, Gideon Lester
GENRES
Classical • Opera • Theater • Dance
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $105
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 845-758-7900
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival
Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Porpora: New Production "Carlo il Calvo" with Max Emanuel Cencic, Diego Fagioli, Julia Lezhneva
  • Joyce DiDonato
  • Vinci: Gismondo, Re di Polonia
  • Jordi Savall
  • Delphine Galou
  • Vivica Genoux
LOCATION
Margravial Opera House Bayreuth (UNESCO World Heritage)
WEBSITE
DATES
September 3 - September 13, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Max Emanuel Cencic
GENRES
Classical • Baroque Opera Seria
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $249
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +49 921 508 9908

Berkshire Choral International
Berkshire Choral International
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lenox: May 31-June 7, program the Tanglewood's Linde Center for Music and Learning, concert at Seiji Ozawa Hall. Julian Wachner conducting Mozart's Requiem
  • Boston: June 21-28, program on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, concert at Boston Symphony Hall. Grant Gershon conducting Orff's Carmina Burana and Poulenc's "Gloria"
  • Amsterdam: July 19-26, program at the Barbizon Palace Hotel, concert at the Muziekgebouw. Joe Miller conducting Mendelssohn's Die erste Walpurgisnacht
  • Barcelona: August 5-12, program at the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel, concert at Palau de la Música. Saul Zaks conducting Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
LOCATION
Lenox, MA; Boston, MA; Amsterdam; Barcelona
WEBSITE
DATES
May 31 - August 11, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Frank Nemhauser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 413-229-8526
BOOKING CONTACTS
Frank Nemhauser, music director
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2020 for summer 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

BesanÇon International Music Festival
BesanÇon International Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 73rd Besançon Music Festival will take place in September. Among the artists to discover this year, note the Bern Symphony Orchestra accompanied by Alexandre Kantorow, first French pianist to win the prestigious 2019 Tchaikovsky Competition. A large place is also reserved for the music of our resident composer Camille Pépin.
LOCATION
Besançon, Kursaal Besançon, Théâtre Ledoux Besançon, Cathédrale Saint-Jean Belfort, Maison du Peuple Lons-le-Saunier, Théâtre Dole, La Commanderie
WEBSITE
DATES
September 11 - September 20, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jean-Michel Mathé
GENRES
Classical • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $49
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 33 (8) 18 20 872
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for autumn 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
Blossom Music Festival - Summer Home of The Cleveland Orchestra
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This summer, the 2020 Blossom Music Festival includes "something for everyone" - classical favorites, the discovery of lesser-known classical treasures, blockbuster films, musical theatre, beloved patriotic tunes, and popular music. Audience-favorite artists and conductors return this season, as well as rising stars and popular guests making debuts. 2020 marks the 10th season of the popular Under 18's Free program, with more than 200,000 young people attending the festival for free since the program's inception. Check the website for the full festival schedule.
LOCATION
Blossom Music Center 1145 W Steels Corners Rd. Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
WEBSITE
DATES
July 3 - September 6, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Franz Welser-Möst
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$26 to $121
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 800-686-1141
SOCIAL LINKS

Boston Early Music Festival
Boston Early Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Enjoy a weeklong celebration of Early Music with the 21st biennial Boston Early Music Festival—themed "A Celebration of Women." The 2021 Centerpiece Opera will be the fully staged North American premiere of the 1694 opera Circè, featuring music by Henry Desmarest and a libretto by Louise-Geneviève Gillot de Saintonge. Other highlights include the GRAMMY-winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series performing Francesca Caccini's Alcina, a full week of Festival Concerts, the world-famous Exhibition, master classes, Symposia, Family Day, dozens of Fringe Concerts, and so much more.
LOCATION
Boston, MA; Great Barrington, MA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 6 - June 13, 2021
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $250
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 617-661-1812
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2020 for summer 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Bravo! Vail Music Festival
Bravo! Vail Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
A celebration of great music, stunning natural beauty, and inspiration that is Bravo! Vail. The 2020 season kicks off with the debut of Chamber Orchestra of Europe featuring dazzling pianist Yuja Wang. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra celebrates Dvořák and Mozart, The Fabulous Philadelphians rejoice in the majesty of the mountains with Strauss's epic Alpine Symphony, and superstar Kelli O'Hara joins the renowned New York Philharmonic.
LOCATION
Vail, Colorado
WEBSITE
DATES
June 25 - August 6, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
Postponed to July 1-August 6, 2020. See website for details.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Anne-Marie McDermott
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$29 to $152
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 877-812-700
BOOKING CONTACTS
Jacqueline Taylor, director of Artistic Planning
SOCIAL LINKS

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
BCMF's 37th season, "We Are Beethoven," features 13 concerts including a JS Bach Composer Portrait narrated by Alan Alda, Sandbox Percussion in a free outdoor event, "The Core Classics" series with works by Zhou Tian, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schubert. The August 5 program offers Beethoven, Spohr, and Caroline Shaw; and August 9 features repertoire by Lowell Liebermann, Arvo Pärt, Beethoven and Mozart. Contemporary and traditional repertoire fills out the schedule, performed by some of chamber music's finest international musicians.
LOCATION
Bridgehampton, NY
WEBSITE
DATES
July 25 - August 23, 2020
Moved to Fall 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marya Martin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $175
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 212-741-9403
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for summer 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
America's longest running festival of new orchestral music celebrates its 57th season with three world premieres, one US premiere, and nine West Coast premieres. The festival is led by Music Director and Conductor Cristian Macelaru, Each summer audiences are joined by both preeminent and emerging composers, an orchestra of dedicated professional musicians, and renowned guest artists from across the globe to give voice to works which are rarely more than a year or two old. With a professional training workshop for early career conductors and composers, open rehearsals, educational programming, and a street fair showcasing local performers and artists, the festival offers dozens of opportunities for meaningful engagement.
2020 Guest Artists: Benjamin Beilman, violin; Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano; Gregory Smith, narrator; Quartet San Francisco; Lara Downes. piano; Stewart Goodyear, piano.
2020 Composers in Residence: Mason Bates, Dan Caputo, Stacy Garrop, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Pierre Jalbert, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Andrea Reinkemeyer, Ivan Enrique Rodriguez, Sean Shepherd, Gregory Smith.
LOCATION
Santa Cruz, CA
WEBSITE
DATES
July 26 - August 9, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Cristian Macelaru
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $65
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 831-426-6966
SOCIAL LINKS

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The seven weeks of the 75th-anniversary season (June 20-August 2) pay tribute to the centenary of the Harlem Renaissance, including a collaborative retelling of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream by the Classical Theater of Harlem and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Site-specific programming includes On Site Opera's rendition of Paisiello's The Barber of Seville, and the world premiere of Field of Vision by Michael Gordon. Nico Muhly's new violin concerto, Shrink, will be given its New York premiere by Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto and The Knights. Caramoor is committed to female composers and performers and offers works by Paola Prestin, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and more. Karina Canellakis conducts. Jazz includes an opening night with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the all-day Jazz Festival, headlined by Eliane Elias. The American Roots Music Festival begins a new programming partnership with City Winery, with headliner Taj Mahal and special guest Deva Mahal. Other featured artists: Orchestra of St. Luke's, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, the Danish String Quartet, pianists Inon Barnatan and Benjamin Grosvenor, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, conductor Ludovic Morlot, and many more.
LOCATION
Rosen House Spanish Courtyard Venetian Theater ; Katonah, NY
WEBSITE
DATES
June 20 - August 2, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kathy Schuman
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $110
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 914-232-1252
SOCIAL LINKS

Carinthian Summer Music Festival
Carinthian Summer Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
-Friday, July 10, 2020 - Opening Concert: Wiener Jeunesse Orchester; Martin Grubinger, percussion; Christoph Ehrenfellner, conductor
-Wednesday, July 29: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, soprano; Patrick Milne, pianist
-Thursday, August 20 - Jeanne d'Arc: Church Opera
-Saturday, August 29, 2020 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
LOCATION
Carinthian Summer Music Festival
Gumpendorfer Strasse 76/2
1060 Wien
Austria
Europe
WEBSITE
DATES
July 10 - August 29, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Mr. Holger Bleck
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Crossover • Church Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$16 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +43 1 596 8198
BOOKING CONTACTS
Office hours: Mon-Thursday 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Friday 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for summer 2020
SOCIAL LINKS

Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music & Art Festival
Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music & Art Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Big bands, combos, jam sessions, lecture; Opening Event at the Governor's Mansion; Big Band Basie Birthday Bash on August 21, Carson City Open Studios Art Tour August 22 and 23.
LOCATION
Multiple indoor and outdoor venues in Carson City, Nevada
WEBSITE
DATES
August 7 - August 23, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
David C. Bugli
GENRES
Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $10
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 775-883-4154
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Winter 2020 for August 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Central City Opera Festival
Central City Opera Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Central City Opera's 2020 Summer Festival opens on July 4 with Rodgers & Hammerstein's beloved musical Carousel, followed by Verdi's thriller, Rigoletto, and Purcell's bewitching, hour-long opera Dido and Aeneas. Don't miss this chance to witness timeless tales in a historic 550-seat opera house nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. As always, our festival is filled with additional events to make your time up in Central City memorable. It promises to be another season not to be missed.
LOCATION
Central City Opera House, 124 Eureka St, Central City, CO 80427
WEBSITE
DATES
July 4 - August 2, 2020
GENERAL/ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Pelham G. Pearce
GENRE
Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$31 to $108
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 303-292-6700
SOCIAL LINKS

Chamber Music Northwest 50th Anniversary Summer Festival
Chamber Music Northwest 50th Anniversary Summer Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
For our 50th anniversary and David Shifrin's 40th and final season, enjoy performances by the Emerson, Miró, Dover, and Orion string quartets, Edgar Meyer, Ida and Ani Kavafian, Peter Wiley, Tara Helen O'Connor, Paul Neubauer, Andy Akiho, Anna Polonsky, Bella Hristova, and many more.
LOCATION
Portland, OR
WEBSITE
DATES
June 22 - July 26, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
David Shifrin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $62.50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 503-294-6400
SOCIAL LINKS

Chautauqua Institution Performing and Visual Arts
Chautauqua Institution Performing and Visual Arts
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Chautauqua Institution's summer season of performing and visual arts contains an impressive array of offerings in an idyllic lakeside setting. Festival highlights include weekly performances by resident companies including the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Opera, and Chautauqua Theater, along with pre-professional schools of Music, Visual Art, Theater, and Dance. Additional visiting performance series include popular entertainment, chamber music, dance, and family entertainment.
LOCATION
Chautauqua, NY
WEBSITE
DATES
June 23 - August 30, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Rossen Milanov, CSO; Timothy Muffitt, MSFO; Marlena Malas, voice; Alexander Gavrylyuk,John Milbauer and Nicola Mellville, piano
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 716-357-6250
SOCIAL LINKS

Cincinnati May Festival
Cincinnati May Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
We've reimagined the 2020 May Festival to explore the possibilities of the human voice, with nine performances across some of the Cincinnati region's treasured venues.
Highlights include:
  • May Festival Cabaret: May 21-7:30pm; Mikaela Bennett, soprano.
  • Beethoven's Ninth: May 22-8pm; excerpts from Fidelio; Jessie Montgomery: New Work (Co-Comission).
  • John Adams conducts El Niño: May 23-8pm.
  • All Sing: May 24-2pm the largest gathering of Cincinnati choirs since the World Choir Games!
  • St. Thomas Gospel Choir of Philadelphia: May 27-8pm;
  • John Adams: I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky: May 28-8pm; May 31-2pm.
  • America's Sound [North]: May 29-8pm;
  • America's Sound [South]: May 30-8pm.
LOCATION
Music Hall (Cincinnati, OH)
Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption (Covington, KY)
Jarson-Kaplan Theater at the Aronoff Center (Cincinnati, OH)
Allen Temple Church (Cincinnati, OH)
WEBSITE
DATES
April 5 - May 31, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena
GENRES
Classical • Choral
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $99
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 513-381-3300
SOCIAL LINKS

Colorado Music Festival
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Cork International Choral Festival
Cork International Choral Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Performances by international choirs begin April 29 at Cork City Hall, culminating in the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition on May 2 and closing gala concert on May 3.
LOCATION
Cork City & County, Ireland
WEBSITE
DATES
April 29 - May 3, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for update information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Peter Stobart
GENRES
Classical • Choral Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $31
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +353 214 215 125
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Autumn 2020 for summer 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Crested Butte Music Festival
Crested Butte Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
CBMF continues to feature distinctive genres including chamber music, contemporary classical works, operas, gypsy jazz, bluegrass classic jazz, and indie rock. The season theme "Not Just Beethoven" celebrates Beethoven's 250th birthday. Highlights include the Ariel Quartet, composer/singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane, the Rhythm Future Quartet, and Argentine guitarist Gonzalo Bergara. Education remains a central component of CBMF's mission, with camps, lectures, and workshops for all ages.
LOCATION
Crested Butte and Gunnison, CO
WEBSITE
DATES
July 26 - October 4, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Emily and Erik Peterson
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $175
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-300-3409
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS

Deer Valley Music Festival
Deer Valley Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Deer Valley Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. It is renowned for consistently delivering a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty.
LOCATION
-Deer Valley's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, Park City, UT
-St. Mary's Church, Park City, UT
WEBSITE
DATES
June 30 - August 11, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Anthony Tolokan
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 801-533-6683
SOCIAL LINKS

Des Moines Metro Opera
Des Moines Metro Opera
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Des Moines Metro Opera's 48th Summer Festival features the long-awaited return of Sondheim's Sweeny Todd, alongside company premieres of Rameau's Platée, Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades, and Gregory Spears/Greg Pierce's Fellow Travelers. Featured principal artists include Taylor Stayton as Platée, Zachary James as Jupiter, Elizabeth Sutphen as La Folie, and John Brancy as Momus in Platée; Jonathan Burton as Gherman, Sara Gartland as Lisa, and Joyce Castle as the Countess in The Queen of Spades; Zachary Nelson as Sweeney Todd, Lucy Schaufer as Mrs. Lovett, Ben Edquist as Anthony, Grace Kahl as Johanna, and Wayne Tiggis as Judge Turpin in Sweeny Todd; and Joseph Lattanzi as Hawkins Fullerand Christian Sanders as Timothy Laughlin in Fellow Travelers.
LOCATION
Blank Performing Arts Center, 513 N D St, Indianola, IA 50125
WEBSITE
DATES
June 26 - July 19, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Egel
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $101
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 515-961-6221
BOOKING CONTACTS
Samuel Carroll, artistic administrator
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2020 for summer 2021 and summer 2022
SOCIAL LINKS

Dresden Music festival
Dresden Music festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
New York Philharmonic & Jaap van Sweden with pianist Daniil Trifonov; Barbara Hannigan & the Munich Philharmonic; Murray Perahia & the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; BBC Symphony Orchestra & Sakari Oramo with violinist Gil Shaham; BBC Philharmonic & Omer Meir Wellber with cellist Jan Vogler; St. Petersburg Philharmonic & Yuri Temirkanov with violinist Emmanuel Tjeknavorian; Dresden Festival Orchestra (with conductors Ivor Bolton and René Jacobs), Philippe Jaroussky, Jamie Cullum, Aoife O'Donovan, Till Brönner, Martin Grubinger, Avishai Cohen Trio, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, and Sting. World premiere of the Triple Concerto Alisma for Violin, Cello, and Clarinet by Swiss composer William Blank with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fabio Luisi, with soloists Mira Wang (violin), Jan Vogler (cello), and Daniel Ottensamer (clarinet).
LOCATION
Dresden, Germany
WEBSITE
DATES
May 12 - June 12, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jan Vogler
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $125
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +49 (0)351 656 06 700
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for spring 2021
SOCIAL LINKS

Drottningholms Slottsteater
Drottningholms Slottsteater
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Agrippina by G. F. Handel, August 8-22. Conductor: Fracesco Corti; cast: Nahuel di Pierro, Ann Hallenberg, Bruno de Sá, Kristina Hammarström, Giulia Semenzato, Renato Dolcini, Kacper Szelazek, Håvard Stensvold. "Donne disprezzate"-the raging heroines of the Baroque, August 29. Conductor: Stefano Montanari, The Drottningholm Theater Orchestra, artist-in- residence Ann Hallenberg.
LOCATION
Drottningholm, Sweden
WEBSITE
DATES
August 8 - August 29, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sofi Lerström, Maria Lindal
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +46 85 56 93 105
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Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Dubrovnik Summer Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Arturo Sandoval, 10-time Grammy-award winner; English Voices Choir and Marc Korovitch as a conductor; Julia Lezhneva, soprano with La Voce Strumentale; Katia Buniatishvili on piano with Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestre and Eduardo Strausser as a conductor, Patricia Kopatchinskaja on violin with Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini as a conductor; Mariinsky Theatre soloists will perform Balet Gala Night: I am not scarred, with Ilya Zhivoi as a choreographer; NYO Canada, and Michael Francis as a conductor; Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra; Lindo Folklore Ensemble; Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestre and many more.
LOCATION
Old City of Dubrovnik
WEBSITE
DATES
July 10 - August 25, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Dora Ruždjak Podolski
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $80
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Telephone: +385 (0)20 326 107
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Booking cycle date range
Summer 2020
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EAMA Summer Music Institute in Paris
EAMA Summer Music Institute 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 31, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Philip Lasser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$3495 to $3495
APPLICATION
Telephone: 212-831-7424
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Eastern Music Festival
Eastern Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Performances, workshops, master classes, seminars, and activities under the musical stewardship of Music Director Gerard Schwarz, EMF's 59th season of Classics Reimagined covers remarkable repertoire with concerts by the Festival Orchestra, members of the 75-strong artist faculty, and the Young Artists Orchestra. Featured artists include Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin); Demondrae Thurman (euphonium); Alexander Toradze (piano); Jason Vieaux (guitar); William Wolfram (piano); Lynn Harrell (cello); Stefan Jackiw (violin); Jeffrey Multer (violin); Awadagin Pratt.
LOCATION
Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Sternberger Hall, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Carnegie Room, Hege Library, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Tew Recital Hall, UNC Greensboro School of Music, Greensboro, NC
Temple Emanuel, Greensboro, NC
First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
WEBSITE
DATES
June 27 - August 1, 2020
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
Eastern Music Festival
PO Box 22026
Greensboro, NC 27420
336-333-7450 x224
Fax 336-333-7454
Booking cycle date range
Booking Fall 2020 for summer 2021 (60th Anniversary season)
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Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Wozzeck, Alban Berg • New production
Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle • Stage Director: Simon McBurney • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra • chorus: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir with Christian Gerhaher and Anja Kampe at the Grand Théâtre de Provence
Cosi fan tutte • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • New production
Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock • Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov • Orchestra: Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Chorus: Chour de l'Opera de Lyon with Veronique Gens, Ricahrd Croft, Georg Nigl at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché
The Golden Cockerel, Nikolai Rimski-korsakov • New production
Conductor: Aziz Shokakimov • Stage Director: Barrie Kosky • Chorus and Orchestra of Opera de Lyon with Sabine Devieilhe, Andrei Popov, Dmitry Ulyanov at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché
Innocence Kaija Saariaho • World Premiere
Libretto by Sofi Oskanen • Conductor: Susanna Malkki • Stage Director: Simon Stone • Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra • Chorus: Estonian Philharmonic Choir with Magdalena Kozena, Anna Prohaska, Sandrine Piau at The Grand Théâtre de Provence
L'incoronazione di poppea Claudio Monteverdi • New production
Conductor: Leonardo Garcia Allarcon • Stage Director: Ted Huffman • Orchestra: Cappella Mediterranea at the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
LOCATION
Aix-en-Provence, France
WEBSITE
DATES
June 30 - July 18, 2020
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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