2020 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS



Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
Festival Dans les Jardins de William Christie
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Musical promenades (August 22-24, 26-29, 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 22, 24, 28 & 29, 8:30pm): 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 22 - August 29, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
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
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
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
Churches in the Lanaudière region
WEBSITE
DATES
July 3 - August 2, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Renaud Loranger
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 800-561-4343
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada
Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Featuring pianists Grigory Sokolov and Bertrand Chamayou. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin & Juanjo Mena.
Joyce DiDonato "Songplay." Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest & Lahav Shanii & Vilde Frang, violin. Ensemble Correspondances. Orquesta Ciudad de Granada and Miguel Angel Gómez Martínez: Beethoven. Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España and Josep Pons Octava sinf: Mahler. Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo.
LOCATION
Various location in Granada, Spain
WEBSITE
DATES
June 25 - July 12, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Antonio Moral
GENRES
Classical • Flamenco
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$8 to $90
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +34 958 221 844
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2020
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Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In honor of Festival Napa Valley's 15th anniversary, they will be bringing back some favorites who have made the Festival great over the years including American soprano Nadine Sierra, operatic tenor Michael Fabiano, American conductor James Conlon and more. Other season highlights include: Jennifer Hudson performing at the annual Arts for All Gala, the world premiere of Gordon Getty's opera, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, the first performance of Young People's Chorus of NYC with Thomas Hampson, the first performance of original arrangements from Joshua Bell and his new wife, Larisa Martinez,
American violinist Chad Hoopes and Italian orchestral conductor and Sophia Loren's son, Carlo Ponti Jr., and Italian ballet dancer Roberto Bolle and Friends.
LOCATION
Various locations throughout Napa Valley
WEBSITE
DATES
July 17 - July 26, 2020
Postponed until 2021. See website for more information.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Charles Letourneau
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $10000
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 888-337-6272
BOOKING CONTACTS
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The Gilmore Keyboard Festival
The Gilmore Keyboard Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2020 Gilmore Keyboard Festival, presented biennially in Kalamazoo, is the largest gathering of keyboard artists in North America. This year's festival includes nearly 40 pianists in more than 100 concerts and events showcasing the keyboard through a wide variety of programming—from solo and concerto performances by most recently named Gilmore Artist Igor Levit; to chamber jazz by Late Show bandleader Jon Batiste; as well as an extensive series of master classes, pre-concert talks, film screenings, and lectures, and an interactive, public art installation. Maria João Pires also presents her first Partitura Residency in the U.S., comprising nine days of workshops and concerts promoting cooperation and social engagement among pianists, which she brings to the U.S. for the first time.
The Gilmore features piano recitals and concerto performances by Sergei Babayan, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, Michael Brown, Angela Hewitt, Evgeny Kissin, Igor Levit, Maria Jopo Pires, Beatrice Rana, Orli Shaham, Lori Sims, Alexandre Tharaud, Alexander Ullman, and 2020 Gilmore Young Artists Misha Galant and Maxim Lando, among others. Ensembles include Apollo's Fire Baroque Orchestra; Trio Solisti; piano duo ZOFO; the Battle Creek, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Grand Rapids Symphonies; and the Gilmore Festival Chamber Orchestra. The jazz series features groups led by pianists Jon Batiste, Emmet Cohen, Aaron Diehl, Sullivan Fortner, Fred Hersch, and Pablo Ziegler, as well as 3Divas, Fox Wolf Duo, Svetlana & The Delancey Five, and TRI-FI piano trio.
LOCATION
Wellspring Theater, Kalamazoo
Dalton Center Recital Hall, Kalamazoo
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
Stetson Chapel, Kalamazoo
Williams Theatre, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo
W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek
Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo
Wharton Center for Performing Arts, East Lansing
WEBSITE
DATES
April 22 - May 10, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
DIRECTOR
Pierre van der Westhuizen
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$7 to $65
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 269-359-7311
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for spring 2022.
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The Glimmerglass Festival
The Glimmerglass Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination. The scenic campus lies on the shore of sparkling Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Each season, the company presents new productions of opera and musical theater, accompanied by myriad concerts, lectures and more. As its core offerings in 2020, Glimmerglass presents new mainstage productions of Rodger's The Sound of Music, Handel's Rinaldo, Wagner's Die Feen (The Fairies) and Mozart's Don Giovanni. Additional mainstage events include appearances by Rhiannon Giddens, John Holiday and Grammy Award-winner Isabel Leonard, as well as an adaptation of Mozart's Così and the world premiere of the youth opera The Jungle Book. The Festival is completed by additional concerts, cabarets and conversation series. Visit for more information.
LOCATION
7300 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
WEBSITE
DATES
July 11 - August 25, 2020
DIRECTORS
Francesca Zambello, artistic and general director; Joseph Colaneri, music director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$26 to $149
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 607-547-2255
BOOKING CONTACTS
Amra Catovic, director of Artistic Administration
Booking cycle date range
Two years in advance of each Festival season.
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The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium
The Golandsky Institute Summer Symposium
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Join us for a week of lessons, lectures, special presentations, and master classes with the Golandsky Institute's faculty.
LOCATION
California State University, East Bay 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd Hayward, CA 94542
WEBSITE
DATES
July 26 - August 1, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Edna Golandsky, founder
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$995 to $1395
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 646-389-8648
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Grafenegg Festival
Grafenegg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This season, top orchestras, artists, and rising stars play on the open-air stage Wolkenturm, in the Auditorium, the Riding School, the Castle, and the Schlosspark of Grafenegg, thus bringing sound and scenery together in a unique way. One of the focuses in 2020 is Beethoven in his 250th-anniversary year. Voices such as those of Pretty Yende, Camilla Nylund, and Jonas Kaufmann demonstrate the art of singing. Great orchestras include the Vienna Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel; the London Symphony Orchestra with Rudolf Buchbinder and Sir Simon Rattle; the St. Petersburg Philharmonic with pianist Alice Sara Ott; and top ensembles from Pittsburgh and Gstaad. In residence are The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) with its young, enthusiastic musicians from all over Europe, the Tonkunstler Orchestra with Music Director Yutaka Sado, and composer Konstantía Gourzí, who offers two festival commissions and leads the composer conductor workshop INK STILL WET.
LOCATION
Grafenegg Castle, Grafenegg 10, 3485 Grafenegg, Austria
WEBSITE
DATES
August 14 - September 6, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Rudolf Buchbinder
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $144
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +43 (0)1 5868 383
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Grand Teton Music Festival
Grand Teton Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
GTMF's 59th Season (July 3 - August 22) marks two momentous events: Beethoven's 250th birthday and the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. "20/20 Visionaries" commemorates these occasions by paying homage to women in classical music-instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers; by thrilling performances of some of Beethoven's beloved works; and by masterpieces of composers on whom he had a lasting impact. We are thrilled to welcome vocalists Renée Fleming, Bernadette Peters, and Erin Wall; violinists Midori, Gil Shaham and Adele Anthony; conductors James Conlon, Eun Sun Kim and Karina Canellakis; cellist Johannes Moser; and pianists Garrick Ohlsson and Daniela Liebman. Other performances include "Patriotic Pops"; "Mahler in the Mountains"; boundary-breaking Time for Three; composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad; and the acclaimed St. Lawrence String Quartet and Dover Quartet. And, the glory of the festival is the extraordinary group of musicians who make their way every year to Jackson Hole to come together as the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, under the visionary leadership of Maestro Donald Runnicles.
LOCATION
Teton Village in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
WEBSITE
DATES
July 3 - August 22, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
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 2020 for Summer 2021
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Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Green Mountain audiences will enjoy seven concerts featuring the 35 distinguished faculty members of our summer conservatory. Programming includes music at the heart of the chamber repertory, rarely heard 19th- and 20th-century works, and fresh compositional voices of our time. 200 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 artists will include Matt Haimovitz, Chad Hoopes, Violaine Melançon, and Philip Setzer.
LOCATION
University of Vermont, Burlington VT
WEBSITE
DATES
June 28 - July 25, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kevin Lawrence
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $25
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 802-503-1220
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Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy
Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Among the shower of stars invited to the heart of the Swiss mountains this summer: tenor Jonas Kaufmann (starring in Fidelio under the direction of Jaap van Zweden), clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer (in residency for five concerts), "Baroque popes" René Jacobs (launching into Beethoven's Missa solemnis two nights in a row) and Christophe Rousset (conducting his Talens Lyriques in Mozart's The Magic Flute), countertenor Philippe Jaroussky (accompanied by L'Arpeggiata), pianist Yuja Wang (back with violinist Leonidas Kavakos), actor Klaus Maria Brandauer (who will be reading texts by Beethoven and Wagner in a dialogue with Sebastian Knauer's piano), violinist Renaud Capuçon (in Beethoven's all too rare Romances under Sylvain Cambreling's direction), not to mention the "Diabelli Variations" revisited by Mitsuko Ushida, the complete Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by Isabelle Faust, and the return of Sir Antonio Pappano at the head of his Académie Sainte-Cécile de Rome in Beethovenés Seventh.
LOCATION
Gstaad - Saanenland
WEBSITE
DATES
July 17 - September 6, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Christoph Müller
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $220
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +41 33 748 81 82
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Hitzacker Summer Music Festival
Hitzacker Summer Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
How do you do justice to the oldest and most innovative chamber music festival on its 75th anniversary?
We dipped into the treasure chest of past highlights, pulled some out, and reinvented them. Orpheus, the Kafka Fragments, the Quartet Cosmos and Beethoven; Helmut Lachenmann, Patricia Kopatchinskaya and Eberhard Feltz-they will all be part of an open and creative celebration. The season also includes Kim Kashkashian, Bomsori Kim, Anu Komsi, Sabine Meyer, Nils Mönkemeyer, William Youn, Johannes Fischer, András Keller, Udo Samel, Markus Becker, my Kuss Quartet colleagues, a world premiere on the theme of Orpheus by Hitzacker's 1976 composition prize-winner Manfred Trojahn, our guest appearance at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and much more.
LOCATION
VERDO Kultur- und Tagungszentrum Hitzacker (VERDO Concert Hall)
Dr.-Helmut-Meyer-Weg 1
29456 Hitzacker (Elbe)
WEBSITE
DATES
January 8 - September 8, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Oliver Wille, volinist
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$11 to $64
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +49 (0)5862 941 430
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2015 for summer 2017
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Honens Festival
Honens Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2020 Honens Festival includes performances by 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze who has been praised as a "thinking virtuoso" (ConcertoNet) and is "set to become one of the truly important artists of his generation." (Emanuel Ax)
Additional performances and masterclasses by award-winning pianist John Stetch "who pushes the boundaries of his jazz and classical training to incorporate melodies from all around the world." (The Vancouver Concert) Click for more details.
LOCATION
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
WEBSITE
DATES
September 10 - September 13, 2020
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 2020 for autumn 2021, summer 2021 for autumn 2022
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International Keyboard Institute & Festival
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iSING! International Young Artists Festival
iSING! International Young Artists Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The iSING! Festival is a one-of-kind international opera experience, and the first-ever festival dedicated to the vocal arts in China. Founded in 2011 with a mission to introduce Mandarin as a lyric language, and Chinese vocal music as an emerging genre in the mainstream music world, iSING! offers a unique opportunity for Western singers to explore the new and exciting opera scene in China. This pioneering program has attracted major media coverage such as the BBC, MSNBC, Associated Press, The New York Times, and Time magazine.
LOCATION
Suzhou, China
WEBSITE
DATES
July 23 - August 23, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Hao Jiang Tian
GENRES
Classical • Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $0
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 646-258-9192
BOOKING CONTACTS
Joanna Yuen, director of Administration
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27th Istanbul Jazz Festival
27th Istanbul Jazz Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The surprises of the 27th Istanbul Jazz Festival this year include Gregory Porter and Foals, the band who integrated the new wave and progressive rock sound of the 2000s with alternative genres. A Moodswing Reunion offers performances from Joshua Redman (saxophonist), Brad Mehldau (pianist), Christian McBride (jazz bassist), and Brian Blade (drummer).
LOCATION
Locations in Instanbul, Turkey:
Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage
Volkswagen Arena
Fenerbahçe Park
Bebek Park
Beylikdüzü Yasam Vadisi
Halicioglu Park
Austrian Consulate General, Austrian Culture Office Garden
Sultan Park # Swissotel The Bosphorus
Various locations at Sishane, Kadiköy and Moda
UNIQ Hall
Beykoz Kundura
Palazzo di Venezia#s Garden
Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall
Arter
Salon IKSV
Istanbul Archeological Museum
The Marmara Esma Sultan Mansion
Jazz Boat
WEBSITE
DATES
June 27 - July 14, 2020
Postponed to a later date. See website for details.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Harun Izer
GENRES
Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic • Electronic • Rock • Pop • Reggae • Funk • World Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +90 212 334 0700
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48th Istanbul Music Festival
48th Istanbul Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 48th Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) under the sponsorship of E.C.A. Presdöküm Sanayii A.S., presents "The Enlightened World of Beethoven" featuring his iconic works as well as new commissions and new projects inspired by him.
LOCATION
Locations in Instanbul, Turkey:
Archaeology Museum
Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall
Lütfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Centre
Saint Esprit Cathedral
Sakip Sabanci Museum Fistikli Terrace
Surp Ohan Vosgeperan Armenian Catholic Church
Süreyya Opera House
Zorlu PAC Turkcell Platinum Stage
Zorlu PAC Sky Lounge
Hesed Le Avraam Synagogue
St. Pacifico Roman Catholic Church
Anadolu Club
Feriye
Yildiz Park
WEBSITE
DATES
June 2 - June 25, 2020
Postponed until second half of September, 2020. See website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Efruz Çakirkaya
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $70
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +90 212 334 0700
SOCIAL LINKS
        

La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
La Jolla Music Society SummerFest
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
SummerFest 2020 Theme: Self + Sound —Composers use music to express their individuality and their identity, celebrate and idealize their nationality, convey their love, and immortalize friends and family. Yet for all its highly individual expression, music is also universal and speaks to us equally. This summer's program explores how composers write themselves into their music, and how the diversity of influences that make us unique finds its expression in sound.
LOCATION
The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
WEBSITE
DATES
July 31 - August 21, 2020
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Inon Barnatan
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $92
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 858-459-3728
BOOKING CONTACTS
Sarah Campbell, programming manager
Booking cycle date range
Ongoing, through February prior to the festival
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Lake Field Music Camp
Lake Field Music Camp
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Established in 1977, this retreat for adults brings together amateur musicians and an exceptional faculty of 20+ professional musicians for one week of instruction and creativity in a friendly and supportive environment. Singers and instrumentalists build their program from 50+ workshops and large and small ensembles in classical, jazz, world, and folk music. Instrumental ensembles range from orchestra and concert band to chamber groups and jazz combos as well as New Orleans and Klezmer music. Vocal options range from the 100 voice 'choir for all' and musical theatre to duets and master classes. Workshops designed for everyone include African drumming, handbells, ukulele, vocal basics, rhythm and sight-reading. Concerts by participants and faculty in the evenings offer opportunities to perform or relax and be entertained. Located on a lakeside campus 150 kilometres from Toronto, Canada, with full accommodations available.
LOCATION
Ontario, Canada
WEBSITE
DATES
August 9 - August 16, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Andrew Wolf
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$899 to $1499
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 647-692-3463
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
March to June for August event
SOCIAL LINKS
    

Lake George Music Festival
Lake George Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Musicians attend solely as a way to advance intellectually, artistically, and professionally; working closely together in a tight-knit community and nurturing atmosphere performing daily open rehearsals, live public concerts, and outreach events in the picturesque summer resort town of Lake George. The repertoire performed at the festival is selected from requests submitted by participating musicians. Each participant can be assured to have an active and rigorous rehearsal and performance schedule.
As a performance and community based festival, LGMF bridges the gap between faculty and students. There are no teachers or students, private lessons, master classes or organized studios. Rather, a unique roster of distinguished artists and young musicians at the cusp of their professional careers collaborate together in chamber music ensembles, a full orchestral setting, and innovative outreach programs and cutting-edge concerts.
LOCATION
Lake George, New York
WEBSITE
DATES
August 9 - August 21, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Barbora Kolarova and Roger Kalia
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 518-791-5089
BOOKING CONTACTS
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Les FlÂneries Musicales de Reims
Les FlÂneries Musicales de Reims
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In a friendly and warm environment, hear the greatest performers of our time and discover new young talent.
LOCATION
Demeure des Comtes de Champagne Basilique Saint Remi Musée Historique Saint Rémi Le théâtre du Manège Eglise Saint Nicaise Palais du Tau Champagne Louis Roederer Opéra de Reims Eglise Saint-Théodulphe - Champigny Domaine Les Crayères Théâtre du Chemin Vert Basilique Saint Rémi Parc Mumm Eglise Saint Pierre - Commune de Bourgogne Champagne Canard Duchene Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Reims Maison Krug Maison Veuve Cliquot, Hotel du Marc Promenades Jean Louis Schneiter Commune Saint Brice Courcelles Champagne Charles de Cazanove Eglise Saint Maurice Opéra de Reims Commune de Bazancourt Domaine Pommery Cathédrale Notre Dame de Reims Parc de Champagne
WEBSITE
DATES
June 17 - July 18, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jean-Philippe Collard
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $30
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +33 (0) 892 68 36 22
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Lucerne Festival
Lucerne Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This year's Festival theme is "Joy" and is inspired by Ludwig van Beethoven, whose 250th birthday is being celebrated in 2020. Beethoven's works form a central core of this year's Festival programming. Thus all nine symphonies will be performed by a variety of the best-known international symphony orchestras. The Lucerne Festival Orchestra will open the Summer Festival with the First Symphony, led by Riccardo Chailly, and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under Sir John Eliot Gardiner will perform Beethoven's Ninth at its conclusion. Among the other ensembles appearing in the Beethoven symphony series are the Vienna Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouworkest, Il Giardino Armonico, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.
During the course of this year's Lucerne Festival Academy, the conductors David Robertson and Sylvain Cambreling will direct important project segments, and the Arditti Quartet, the pianist Nicolas Hodges, and the percussionist Christian Dierstein are among the coaches. Works by Pierre Boulez that will presented as part of the new concert series "Cosmos Boulez" will be a significant focus. The Alumni will also give an orchestral concert this summer, under the direction of the Russian conductor Ilan Volkov. Rebecca Saunders is composer-in-residence and Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla the "artiste étoile."
LOCATION
KKL Luzern
Luzerner Theater
Churches in Lucerne
WEBSITE
DATES
August 14 - September 13, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Haefliger, executive and artistic director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $300
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +41 (0)41 226 44 80
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Mainly Mozart
Mainly Mozart
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
June 6: Works by Mozart and Beethoven; June 11: Conrad Jones, trumpet, Martin Chalifour, violin, perform works by Ravel, Haydn, Arvo Pärt, Mozart; June 13: violinist Simone Lamsma in works by Mozart/Beethoven, Bruch Violin Concerto; June 18: cellist Maximilian Hornung in works by Mozart, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn; June 20: pianist Dejan Lazic, in works by Kodály, Mozart, Beethoven.
LOCATION
San Diego, CA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 5 - June 20, 2020
Suspended. Please check website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Francis
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $88
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 619-239-0100 x2
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2020
SOCIAL LINKS
        

Marlboro Music Festival
Marlboro Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Led by Co-Artistic Directors Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss, some of the world's most acclaimed solo and chamber music artists and outstanding young professional musicians explore chamber music with unlimited rehearsal time and in the kind of depth only possible at Marlboro. Some of their discoveries are shared in weekend concerts that The New York Times has called "extraordinary."
LOCATION
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT
WEBSITE
DATES
July 18 - August 16, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Mitsuko Uchida and Jonathan Biss
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $40
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 215-569-4690 (until June 15); 802-254-2394 (from June 20)
BOOKING CONTACTS
jloux@marlboromusic.org for audition information for outstanding young professional musicians
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Merola Opera Program 2020 Summer Festival
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Summer at Orchestra Hall
Summer at Orchestra Hall
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Under the new leadership of Creative Partner for Summer Programming Jon Kimura Parker, the Minnesota Orchestra presents Summer at Orchestra Hall—four weeks of classical programming in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, with music offered both indoors and out.
Celebrating the Beethoven anniversary year, the 2020 summer season is presented under the theme "The Beethoven Influence" and explores music by Beethoven and those he inspired. Featured artists include conductors Akiko Fujimoto, Kerem Hasan, Sarah Hicks, Ken David Masur, Kristiina Poska and Dima Slobodeniouk; soprano Jessica Rivera; pianists Jon Kimura Parker, Scott Cuellar, William Eddins and Andrew Staupe, as well as In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, and The Moving Company.
LOCATION
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
WEBSITE
DATES
July 17 - August 8, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jon Kimura Parker, creative partner for Summer Programming
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $85
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 612-371-5656
SOCIAL LINKS
        

Mizzou International Composers Festival
Mizzou International Composers Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2020 Mizzou International Composers Festival will feature ensemble-in-residence Alarm Will Sound. Hailed by The New York Times as "one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American scene," the group will work intensively with eight resident composers—selected from an international pool of applicants—on the premieres of new works.
Additionally, this year's festival will feature distinguished gust composers David T. Little and Chen Yi , who will have several works performed at the festival and will coach the resident composers. The festival will also feature performances by the the Mizzou New Music Ensemble and University of Missouri faculty, who will perform works by Chen, Little, and other composers affiliated with the festival and the University of Missouri. All festival events are free.
LOCATION
Columbia, MO
WEBSITE
DATES
July 27 - August 1, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Stefan Freund
GENRES
Classical • New Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0.1 to $0.1
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Telephone: 573-882-3781
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Montreal Chamber Music Festival
Montreal Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
"One of Canada's premiere celebrations of musical collegiality" (Toronto Star), the Montreal Chamber Music Festival proudly celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season. Special events include the Canadian debut of Hungarian violinist Barnabás Kelemen, the Juilliard Quartet, master pianists André Laplante and Alexander Ullman, and a special opening night performance by The Swingles. In honor of the Beethoven 250 year, tributes to Ludwig include the complete cello sonatas with cellist Amit Peled and pianist Alon Goldstein; three of today's fastest-rising string quartets, the Rolston, Ulysses, and the Simply Quartet from Vienna; and a newly-discovered transcription of Beethoven's "Kreutzer" Sonata for string quintet, featuring Festival Founder and Artistic Director, Denis Brott.
LOCATION
Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
WEBSITE
DATES
June 12 - June 21, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Denis Brott, C.M.
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 514-489-7444
BOOKING CONTACTS
Denis Brott, C.M., founder and artistic director, 514-489-7444
Booking cycle date range
Spring 2020 for spring 2021
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Moritzburg Festival
Moritzburg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
A lively spirit of innovation, musical vitality and fascinating performance venues contribute to the unique atmosphere of the Moritzburg Festival. Founded in 1993 by Kai Vogler, Peter Bruns, and Jan Vogler, whose inspiration was the famous "Marlboro Festival" in the USA, the Moritzburg Festival considers itself a laboratory for musical experimentation while also offering a home to excellence. Under the artistic directorship of the world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler it has established itself as one of the world's leading chamber music festivals.
Every August, internationally renowned soloists and outstanding young artists from all over the world meet in Moritzburg near Dresden. Surrounded by idyllic nature they work on new interpretations of chamber music pieces, presenting them in transitional ensembles which are unique and exclusive to the Moritzburg Festival.
As outstanding musicality must be safeguarded for the future, the Festival is very concerned about the support for rising young artists. Since the founding of the Moritzburg Festival Academy in 2006, young musicians have had the opportunity to intensely work on joint programs, introducing themselves to a broader audience in various concert formats
LOCATION
Moritzburg (DE)
Dresden (DE)
Meißen (DE)
WEBSITE
DATES
August 2 - August 16, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jan Vogler
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$8 to $56
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +49 (0)351 160 926 15
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Mostly Mozart Festival
Mostly Mozart Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 54th annual Mostly Mozart Festival harnesses Mozart's innovative spirit as its inspiration and includes groundbreaking multidisciplinary productions, acclaimed artists of all genres, introductions to emerging creative voices, as well as commissions and premieres.
LOCATION
Lincoln Center, New York, NY
WEBSITE
DATES
July 11 - August 8, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
DIRECTORS
Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz, artistic director; Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer, music directors
GENRES
Classical • Contemporary • Cross-disciplinary
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $175
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 212-721-6500
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Booking cycle date range
All year round
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Mozartfest Würzburg
Mozartfest WÜrzburg
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The unique location in the heart of Würzburg as well as the innovative MozartLaboratory. Here, renowned scholars, musicians, professors, and other creative thinkers come together and engage in qualitative research that relates to Mozart and his works.
LOCATION
Residenz Würzburg
WEBSITE
DATES
May 29 - June 28, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Evelyn Meining
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $180
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +49 937 37 2336
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Music Academy of the West 2020 Summer School & Festival
Music Academy of the West 2020 Summer School & Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Visionary director James Darrah returns as creative director for Philip Glass's dance-opera spectacle Les Enfants Terribles, Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, with a children's chorus drawn from the Academy's community Sing! program. London Symphony Orchestra Conductor Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas makes his festival debut as part of the Academy's LSO educational partnership. He leads the Festival Orchestra's annual community concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Also featured: conductors Fabio Luisi, Larry Rachleff, and Nathalie Stutzmann; composers-in-residence Ellen Reid and Tyshawn Sorey; vocalist Julia Bullock, cellist Steven Isserlis, pianist Conrad Tao; and the resident Takács Quartet with new violist Richard O'Neill. Fellows perform alongside faculty and guests-five resident LSO principals among them. All told, 140 fellows and 77 faculty members take part in 170 concerts, recitals, and master classes on the Academy's picturesque Miraflores campus and throughout scenic Santa Barbara.
LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 15 - August 8, 2020
Festival postponed until July 13; Academy to begin as scheduled and online as Music Academy Remote Learning Institute.
CHIEF ARTISTIC OFFICER
Jamie Broumas
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 805-969-8787
BOOKING CONTACTS
Jamie Broumas, chief artistic officer
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Music House International
Music House International
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Music House, directed by Kimberly Fisher, principal second violin of The Philadelphia Orchestra and conducted by Maestro Kensho Watanabe, former assistant conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra (2016-19), is a summer festival held at Bryn Mawr College, in which college students and young professionals work extensively with principal players and other members of The Philadelphia Orchestra in private lessons and master classes, solo performance and audition preparation, symphony and repertory orchestra rehearsals, and chamber music. Music House also includes ample solo performance opportunities and two concerto competitions.
LOCATION
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 17 - July 3, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Kimberly Fisher, principal second violinist, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Kensho Watanabe, former assistant conductor, The Philadelphia Orchestra
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $10
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 856-875-6816
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Music in the Vineyards
Music in the Vineyards
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Now in its 26th season, the Napa Valley's premier chamber music festival is held in intimate winery settings at twilight with witty commentary and wine tasting at intermission. Music in the Vineyards brings acclaimed chamber music artists and ensembles from around the world to convene in the Napa Valley for a festival known for its quality of music, one-of-kind concerts, and the genuine connection between performer and audience. The festival showcases nearly 40 world-class artists-in-residence from the U.S., Europe and Canada performing new and classic chamber music repertoire in stunning winery settings.
Artists featured this summer include The Pacifica Quartet, Francisco Fullana, The Maxwell Quartet, Zlatomir Fung, Jason Vieaux, The Escher Quartet, and many more.
LOCATION
Napa Valley Wineries
WEBSITE
DATES
August 1 - August 23, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Michael and Daria Adams
GENRES
Classical • Chamber Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$60 to $80
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 707-258-5559
BOOKING CONTACTS
Evie Ayers, executive director
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2020 for summer 2021
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