2020 GUIDE TO FESTIVALS



Music@Menlo
Music@Menlo
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Under the artistic direction of David Finckel and Wu Han, Music@Menlo is a three-week Bay Area festival comprising concerts, artist-curated recitals, lectures, a training institute, and free public events. For its 18th season, "Haydn Connections," Music@Menlo celebrates the father of the Classical style, and explores the composer's life, music, and legacy. The festival presents over 50 events on its three stages in Atherton and Menlo Park with a stellar line up of 48 reknowned artists.
LOCATION
Atherton, CA
WEBSITE
DATES
July 17 - August 8, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
David Finckel and Wu Han
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $86
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 650-331-0202
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer/fall 2020 for summer 2021.
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National Repertory Orchestra
National Repertory Orchestra
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) is breaking barriers among performance, education, and the community to develop the 21st-century classical musician. This year, the NRO celebrates its 60th-anniversary diamond concert season along with A Lifetime of Music under the baton of Music Director Carl Topilow. The eight-week festival includes two performances weekly at the Riverwalk Center just below the picturesque mountain landscape of Breckenridge, CO. Guest conductors include Teddy Abrams, Michael Stern, Joshua Weilerstein, and Marcelo Lehninger. Season highlights showcase Russian composers; "Fabulously French" works by Berlioz, Debussy, and Ravel; works by Barber, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Elgar, Mahler, Florence Pryce, John Williams and many more round out a loaded schedule of repertoire.
LOCATION
Breckenridge, CO
WEBSITE
DATES
June 13 - July 31, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Carl Topilow
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-547-3100
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Autumn 2020 for summer 2021
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Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Continuing a 100-plus year musical tradition, the Yale School of Music's Norfolk Chamber Music Festival is a leader in the study and performance of chamber music. Each summer the Festival offers stellar concerts performed by acclaimed musicians from across the globe. Simultaneously, Norfolk offers three fully funded (tuition, housing, and meals) programs, each featuring intensive study with Festival artists and weekly performance opportunities. Norfolk's stunning grounds in the rolling hills of northwestern Connecticut combined with focused training by some of the world's greatest chamber artists offers fellows a pivotal and unforgettable experience.
LOCATION
Norfolk, CT
WEBSITE
DATES
June 25 - August 15, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Melvin Chen
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $60
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 860-542-3000
BOOKING CONTACTS
James Nelson, general manaager
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2020 for summer 2021
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Off the Hook Arts SummerFest 2020: The Power of Music: Beethoven, Transcendence, Healing, PART II
Off the Hook Arts SummerFest 2020: The Power of Music: Beethoven, Transcendence, Healing, PART II
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In a continuation of WinterFest 2020's celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, Off the Hook Arts presents SummerFest 2020, surveying the rich themes of Beethoven, transcendence, and healing over seven exhilarating concert series performances, two outstanding jazz concerts, and the eclectic, four-part "Dynamics" series of inspiring musical talks and performances, all featuring Off the Hook Arts' roster of world-class artists.
LOCATION
Fort Collins, CO
WEBSITE
DATES
June 15 - July 1, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Bruce Adolphe
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $400
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-305-2261
BOOKING CONTACTS
Jephta Bernstein, executive director
Booking cycle date range
Mid- to late summer for 2021 summer
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Ojai Music Festival
Ojai Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 74th Festival with Music Director Matthias Pintscher will highlight progressive and forward-thinking composers of our generation while paying homage to early classical roots. Featuring a vast array of composers from the past six centuries, the program will connect the traditional with the contemporary, from Pierre Boulez, Olga Neuwirth and Pintscher.
Joining Pintscher for this adventurous musical exploration will be the Ensemble intercontemporain in its Ojai Music Festival debut, the return of the Calder Quartet, plus the LA Phil New Music Group, Tamara Mumford, Della Miles, and Andrew Staples.
LOCATION
Libbey Bowl, Ojai CA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 11 - June 14, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Chad Smith
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $150
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 805-646-2053
SOCIAL LINKS
        

Olshan TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Olshan TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Olshan Texas Music Festival brings 80of 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: Hans Graf, Franz Anton Krager, Gerard Schwarz. Soloists: Andrew Staupe, piano; Winner, Mitchell Young Artist Competition; Houston Symphony Chorus; vocal soloists TBA.
Additional summer institutes include: Building Your Craft (Voice), Middle and High School Jazz Institute.
LOCATION
Moores School of Music, University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
WEBSITE
DATES
June 6 - June 27, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Alan Austin, general and artistic director
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $30
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 713-743-3388
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2020 for June 2021
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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 2020 Festival Season features three all-new productions and the world premiere of Tobias Picker and Aryeh Lev Stollman's Awakenings. The season also includes Bizet's iconic Carmen, Strauss' effervescent Die Fledermaus, Floyd's powerful parable Susannah, and the annual Center Stage concert, highlighting the talents of OTSL's highly selective young artist programs.
LOCATION
Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
Webster University
St. Louis, MO 63119
WEBSITE
DATES
May 23 - June 28, 2020
DIRECTORS
James Robinson, artistic director; Andrew Jorgensen, general director
GENRE
Opera
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $135
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 314-961-0644
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival's 23rd Season brings a diverse lineup of artists and a wealth of musical moments featuring ten main-stage concerts, free pre-concert talks, a Children's Concert, and Open Rehearsals. Artistic Director and violinist-violist Aloysia Friedmann is joined by internationally acclaimed performers the Montrose Trio, the Kostov-Valkov Duo, violinists Daniel Ching, William Fedkenheuer, Jeffrey Thayer, and Sandy Yamamoto, violist Toby Hoffman, flutist Sandy Hughes, and pianist Jon Kimura Parker amongst others for this exciting island festival—Classical Music with a View.
LOCATION
Orcas Island, WA
WEBSITE
DATES
August 7 - August 22, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Aloysia Friedmann
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $40
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 360-376-2281
SOCIAL LINKS
        

Oregon Bach Festival
Oregon Bach Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Guest conductors Julian Wachner, Eric Jacobsen, and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, lead three Bach choral masterworks: Mass in B minor, St. John Passion, and St. Matthew Passion.
LOCATION
Eugene, OR
WEBSITE
DATES
June 26 - July 12, 2020
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $70
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 541-682-5000
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Oxford Piano Festival
Oxford Piano Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
It is a particular joy to see alumni of the Festival return for a special concert on August 2. Collectively, they will traverse five of Beethoven's most varied sonatas as a prelude to Paul Lewis's performance of two titled sonatas and the Diabelli Variations later that evening. Distinguished guests making their festival debuts are Nelson Freire performing Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Oxford Philharmonic; pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja in the opening concert on 1 August; and new-music champion Alain Lefèvre. We look forward to seeing old friends Nikolai Lugansky and Richard Goode, while our master class series will include Vanessa Latarche, Yoheved Kaplinsky, and Menahem Pressler, the lifetime president of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.
LOCATION
University of Oxford, Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford, OX4 1DY
WEBSITE
DATES
August 1 - August 9, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marios Papadopoulos, MBE
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$6.50 to $60
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 980 980
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The Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop
The Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Led by esteemed cellist and teacher Merry Peckham, PMP's Chamber Music Workshop (CMW) continues to grow into one of the country's most prestigious summer chamber music programs. The workshop invites young artists ages 18 and up to devote three weeks to studying masterworks of the chamber repertoire with an exceptional roster of artist-faculty in Shelter Island, NY. Intensive rehearsals and coachings, absorbing master classes, late night sight-reading sessions and a marathon final concert weekend are all much-loved hallmarks of the workshop. Since 2003, the program has truly become a cherished place to hear today's most gifted young chamber musicians on Long Island's East End.
Open to violinists, violists, cellists, pianists, and ensembles, the CMW is led by an all-star artist-faculty: Kirsten Docter, Joseph Kalichstein, Joel Krosnick, Laurence Lesser, Merry Peckham, Director, Itzhak Perlman, Patrick Romano, Peter Salaff, Roger Tapping, Don Weilerstein, Vivian Hornik-Weilerstein, and Areta Zhulla.
LOCATION
Shelter Island, NY
WEBSITE
DATES
May 23 - June 14, 2020
Virtual Programming in 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Merry Peckham
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 631-830-2770
BOOKING CONTACTS
Merry Peckham, director
SOCIAL LINKS
      

Playboy Jazz Festival
Playboy Jazz Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Highlights include:
Playboy Jazz Festival returns to kick off the Bowl season with an all-star lineup, including St. Paul and The Broken Bones • Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science • Musiq Soulchild • The Crosscurrents Trio with Dave Holland, Zakir Hussain & Chris Potter • The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley • Artemis with Renee Rosnes • Anat Cohen • Ingrid Jensen • Allison Miller • Noriko Ueda and Nicole Glover • Femi Kuti & The Positive Force • Cimafunk • Mr. Sipp •The Mississippi Blues Child • Lean on Me: José James Celebrates Bill Withers • Incognito • Azar Lawrence with the Azar Lawrence Experience • and more
LOCATION
Hollywood Bowl
WEBSITE
DATES
June 6 - June 7, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
GENRE
Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$22 to $192
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 323-850-2000
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Prague Summer Nights Festival
Prague Summer Nights Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Classical Movements' Prague Summer Nights: Young Artists Music Festival (PSN) affords aspiring young professionals in the world of opera and orchestra the opportunity to perform in some of Europe's most historic venues and offers fully staged opera productions, orchestral performances, chamber music concerts, an opera scenes program, voice and concerto competitions, and even a cabaret concert. In 2020, PSN is proud to return to the historic Estates Theater, located in the heart of one of Europe's most beautiful and historic cities, Prague. Fully staged performances of Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro, with orchestra, will be presented on the stage of the Estates with professional sets and historic costumes from the National Theater.
LOCATION
Prague, Czech Republic, Tabor, Czech Republic
WEBSITE
DATES
June 15 - July 13, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
John Nardolillo
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 703-683-6040
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2019 and winter 2020 for Summer 2020
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Ravenna Festival
Ravenna Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The main theme of this year's Festival is "Sweet color of the Oriental sapphire," a quote from Dante's Commedia. The poet's idea of the East shared many traits of Byzantine Ravenna: It is likely that, when Dante described the sky, he had the starry mosaics of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in mind. So whilst this year's theme revels in Ravenna's history, it will be matched by a more disturbing image, which marks a distance to that fabulous East. The Festival also looks at the threats Dante's Earthly Paradise is now witnessing as environmentalism becomes one of our greatest challenges. The 2020 program opens with Koyaanisqatsi, accompanied live by the Philip Glass Ensemble. This year's events also include the acclaimed production Carmina Burana by Fura dels Baus. Riccardo Muti leads two concerts with his Cherubini Orchestra, Valery Gergiev conducts a double event with the Mariinsky Orchestra, and Ivan Fischer leads the Budapest Festival Orchestra. The 100Cellos celebrate their instrument for a week of events.
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 3 - July 19, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
President Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, 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 2020, at the latest, for summer 2021
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Riga Jurmala Music Festival
Riga Jurmala Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Festival returns for its second run in 2020, featuring soloists such as Sir András Schiff, The King's Singers, Maria João Pires, Leonidas Kavakos, Truls Mørk and Nelson Freire. This year's orchestras are Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with Lahav Shani, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra with Manfred Honeck, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra with Yuri Temirkanov and Philharmonia.
LOCATION
The Latvian National Opera, Riga
Dzintari Concert Hall, Jurmala
The Great Guild, Riga
WEBSITE
DATES
July 10 - August 30, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Martin T:son Engstroem
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$8 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +371 27770010
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Under the artistic direction of Barry Shiffman, the 2020 Rockport Chamber Music Festival celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. From his Ninth Symphony with the jubilant "Ode to Joy" chorus opening the season to his groundbreaking final Quartet (Op. 131) closing the Festival Annex, audiences will hear Beethoven's genius through world-class performances of his sonatas, trios, quartets, and more. If that wasn't enough, the Festival also brings works from Vivaldi and Bach to Brahms and Liszt to intriguing new commissions. The Festival brings performances by such world-class artists as the Brentano Quartet, Miro Quartet, A Far Cry, pianist Benjamin Grosvenor, the Dover Quartet with pianist George Li, and much more.
LOCATION
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 12 - July 12, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Barry Shiffman
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $105
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 978-546-7391
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall/December for following summer
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Round Top Music Festival
Round Top Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
2020 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Round Top Festival and the 250th anniversary of L. van Beethoven's birth. All orchestral programs include at least one of his works and works by Shostakovich, Mussorgski-Ravel, Franck, Stravinsky, Dvorak and Ravel. Chamber music programs are mixing Beethoven and contemporary works. Click for full schedule.
LOCATION
Round Top, TX
WEBSITE
DATES
May 31 - July 12, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
James Dick
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $45
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 979-249-3129
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Autumn 2020 to summer 2022
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Salzburg Festival
Salzburg Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Handel's Messiah staged by Robert Wilson; Strauss's Elektra; Mozart's Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte; Puccini's Tosca; Donizetti's Don Pasquale; Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov; Verdi's I vespri siciliani; Luigi Nono's Intolleranza 1960; Morton Feldman's Neither; public master class with Christa Ludwig. Singers include Cecilia Bartoli, Anna Netrebko, Javier Camarena, Ilda Abdrazakov, and others of equal calibre. Conductors will be Franz Welser-Möst, Joanna Mallwitz, Teodor Currentzis, Ingo Mettzmacher, Andris Nelsons, Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Gustavo Dudamel, and others. The Wiener Philharmoniker is the resident orchestra, and many guest orchestras will be participating as well.
LOCATION
Salzburg, Austria
WEBSITE
DATES
July 18 - August 30, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Markus Hinterhäuser
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $750
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +43 662 8045 500
SOCIAL LINKS
        

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Pianist Richard Goode returns for the first time in years to give a solo recital; violinist Leila Josefowicz makes her Festival debut playing Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time with pianist Gilles Vonsattel, cellist Peter Wiley, and clarinetist Ricardo Morales. Also featured: the newly formed Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio; the Dover and Escher string quartets in octets by Mendelssohn and Enescu; conductor James Gaffigan; piano-vocal recitals by mezzo-sopranos Michelle DeYoung and Sasha Cooke, tenor Paul Groves, pianist Pei-Yao Wang; debuts by countertenor Jakub Józef.
LOCATION
St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, NM
WEBSITE
DATES
July 19 - August 24, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Marc Neikrug
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $98
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 505-982-1890
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Winter 2019 and spring 2020 for summer 2021
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Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The all-professional Santa Fe Desert Chorale presents the 2020 summer festival of 11 concerts of three distinct programs under the unifying theme Unlikely Partners. The individual programs are titled "The Jew and the Gentile: Salamone Rossi and Claudio Monteverdi," "Roaring '20s," and "East Meets West." For the latter program, the Chorale will premiere a commissioned work for mixed chorus and tabla by its first female Composer-in-Residence in over a decade, Reena Esmail. Two vocal chamber music programs have been added to the program on Friday, July 17 and Friday, August 7, 2020.
The Winter Festival, Nochebuena, opens on December 12 and runs through December 22, 2020.
LOCATION
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Santa Fe
Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Santa Fe
The Church of the Holy Faith, Santa Fe
St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Santa Fe
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe
Immanuel Presbyterian, Albuquerque
Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque
WEBSITE
DATES
July 17 - August 7, 2020
Postponed to summer 2021.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Joshua Habermann
GENRES
Classical • Choral
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $95
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 505-988-2282
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
December 2020 for summer 2022
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The Santa Fe Opera
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Sarasota Music Festival
Sarasota Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Sarasota Music Festival is a magical combination of 40 acclaimed faculty artists performing intriguing and dazzling pieces with 60 students from around the country. Led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, the participants (ages 18-30) perform chamber music together and alongside the faculty. This year's concerts include an evening of Baroque music, Appalachian Spring and Milhaud Creation of the World led by Mr. Kahane from the piano, Mozart Symphony No. 39 conducted by Larry Rachleff, and more. Soloists include violinist Angelo Xiang Yu and pianist Vijay Venkatesh. Other highlights: a new work commissioned by the Festival for the ensemble YMusic and Jeffrey Kahane; open master classes and rehearsals. The large faculty is comprised of some of the world's finest musicians.
LOCATION
Main location: Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, Sarasota, FL
Secondary location: Sarasota Opera House, Sarasota, FL
WEBSITE
DATES
May 30 - June 20, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Jeffrey Kahane
GENRES
Classical • Chamber Music
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$10 to $55
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 941-953-3434
BOOKING CONTACTS
Roseanne McCabe, 941-487-2730
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Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) welcomes resident companies New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) for the 2020 classical season. City Ballet's residency (July 14-18): the complete Swan Lake; Merce Cunningham's Summerspace; works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins; new pieces by Lauren Lovette and Justin Peck; New York City Ballet Orchestra led by Music Director Andrew Litton. The Philadelphia Orchestra under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin (August 5-22): Beethoven's complete symphonic cycle in dialogue with newly commissioned works by Gabriela Lena Frank, Jessica Hunt, Carlos Simon, and Iman Habibi over four consecutive nights; Porgy and Bess with soprano Angel Blue and conductor Marin Alsop; Kevin Puts's Triple Concerto with Beethoven's Triple Concerto on back-to-back nights. Conductors Stéphane Denève and Louis Langrée and pianist Jonathan Biss also appear. The CMS (August 9-25): repertoire by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart; Joan Tower and Amy Beach. Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han in residence all three weekends; performances by the Calidore String Quartet, cellist Inbal Segev, and violinist Francisco Fullana.
LOCATION
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center 108 Avenue of the Pines Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
WEBSITE
DATES
July 14 - August 25, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Philadelphia Orchestra; Jonathan Stafford and Wendy Whelan, NYC Ballet; David Finckel and Wu Han, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Elizabeth Sobol, president and CEO of Saratoga Performing Arts Center
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$18 to $113
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 518-584-9330
BOOKING CONTACTS
Chris Shiley, 518-584-9330 x107
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2020 for summer 2021
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Seagle Music Colony
Seagle Music Colony
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 105th annual 2020 Seagle Music Colony Season includes Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss July 8-11, Cendrillon by Massenet July 22-25, Harmony (World Premiere) by Banks & Carl August 5-8, and Hello, Dolly! by Herman August 19-22
All mainstage performances feature the 32 Seagle Music Colony 2020 emerging artists accompanied by two pianos.
LOCATION
999 Charley Hill Rd., Schroon Lake, NY 12870
WEBSITE
DATES
June 22 - August 23, 2020
DIRECTORS
Tony Kostecki, general director; Darren K. Woods, artistic director
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$40 to $50
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 518-532-7875
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
fall 2020 for summer 2021
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Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
From June 14-121, 2020, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival will once again bring unparalleled musical excellence to the Harrisonburg community for the 28th year.
LOCATION
Lehman Auditorium (Eastern Mennonite University, 1191 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA) Asbury United Methodist Church (205 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA)
WEBSITE
DATES
June 14 - June 21, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Kenneth Nafziger
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $29
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 540-432-4582
BOOKING CONTACTS
David McCormick, bach@emu.edu
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Sitka Summer Music Festival
Sitka Summer Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Each week in June you can experience formal concerts against the spellbinding backdrop of Southeast Alaska, plus special events such as a boat cruise or all-you-can-eat crab feed, informal concerts in cafe settings, outdoor concerts, and opportunities to meet the artists.
Featured artists for 2020 include cellist Zuill Bailey, violinists Nikita Borisevich and Helen Kim, pianists Yuliya Gorenman, Natasha Paremski, and Awadagin Pratt, and much more.
LOCATION
Harrigan Centennial Hall, Allen Hall, and various community locations in Sitka Alaska
WEBSITE
DATES
June 7 - June 28, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Zuill Bailey
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$15 to $100
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 907-747-6774
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Spoleto Festival USA
Spoleto Festival USA
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Spoleto Festival USA's 44th season features more than 150 performances in opera, dance, theater, and music of all kinds, from choral, symphonic, and chamber to bluegrass and jazz. Highlights: the world premiere of a commissioned opera from Rhiannon Giddens titled Omar conducted byJohn Kennedy; Beethoven's Ninth Symphony led by Ruth Reinhardt with the Westminster Choirand Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Holst's The Planets in a program with Rhapsodic Overture from Charleston-born composer Edmund Thornton Jenkins; a recomposed rendition of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons from Max Richter; a screening of Jordan Peele's thriller Get Out with live orchestra performing the score by Michael Abels, who conducts; chamber music programs directed by Geoff Nuttall include the St. Lawrence String Quartet, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, composer-in-residence Jessica Meyer, and many more.
LOCATION
Charleston, South Carolina
WEBSITE
DATES
May 22 - June 7, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
DIRECTORS
Nigel Redden, general director; Joe Miller, director for Choral Activities; Geoff Nuttall, director for Chamber Music; John Kennedy, resident conductor and director of Orchestral Activities
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$25 to $200
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 843-579-3100
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Strings Music Festival
Strings Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Under the direction of Music Director Michael Sachs, the festival in its 33 years has featured musicians from all 25 top U.S. orchestras. This season features principal players and concertmasters sharing the stage during an eight-week season featuring 13 classical performances. The festival continues Strings' tradition of featuring contemporary artists, from national touring acts and nostalgic favorites to innovative new performers. More than 70 Grammy-winning artists have performed at Strings Pavilion, a 500-seat concert hall that is the centerpiece of the summer festival as well as more than 75 performances year-round.
LOCATION
Strings Pavilion, 950 Strings Road, Steamboat Springs, Colorado USA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 27 - August 23, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Michael Sachs
GENRES
Classical • Pop/Folk • Jazz • Ethnic
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $165
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 970-879-5056 x105
BOOKING CONTACTS
Katie Carroll, director of Artistic Administration and Education or Smitty Bell, production director (booking)
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2020 for summer 2021
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Sun Valley Music Festival
Sun Valley Music Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 36th Sun Valley Music Festival commemorates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with orchestral performances, chamber music recitals, and guest lectures, all free to the public. On opening night, pianist Orion Weiss performs Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, followed by his Piano Sonata No. 23, Appassionata, on July 30. Highlights include performances by pianist Daniil Trifonov and violinist Leila Josefowicz; Kevin Puts's new triple concerto, a Festival co-commission, with the string trio Time for Three. Some orchestral programs juxtapose the old and the new, such as Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral with Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, or Missy Mazzoli's These Worlds in Us with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, or Debussy's La Mer alongside Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. Amarillo Symphony Music Director Jacomo Bairos conducts a pops concert with The Villalobos Brothers; Alasdair Neale leads Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique to close the season.
LOCATION
R.E. Holding Sun Valley Pavilion
The Community Library
Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood
WEBSITE
DATES
July 27 - August 19, 2020
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Alasdair Neale
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$0 to $0
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 208-622-5607
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Tanglewood
Tanglewood
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The 2020 Tanglewood season presents several major musical events, including an Andris Nelsons-led performance of Act III of Tannhäuser, Paul Lewis performing all five Beethoven piano concertos, a weekend-long celebration of Isaac Stern on the 100th anniversary of his birth, a Boston Pops presentation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back under the direction of Keith Lockhart, "Film Night" hosted by John Williams, Thomas Adès directing the 2020 Festival of Contemporary Music, and a Popular Artist series with Ringo Starr, Trey Anastasio, Brandi Carlile, the Mavericks with Los Lobos, Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie, Patti LaBelle, James Taylor, and John Legend. Alongside these programs taking place in the Koussevitzky Music Shed will be intimate chamber music and recital concerts in Ozawa Hall and engaging and thought-provoking activities in the Linde Center, which opened to great popular and critical acclaim in 2019. Giants of the classical music field and beloved Tanglewood guest artists Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, Susan Graham, Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gil Shaham perform alongside 22 artists making their Tanglewood debuts, as well as the talented musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO's famed summer music academy, which presents free and discounted concerts all summer long.
LOCATION
Lenox, MA
WEBSITE
DATES
June 19 - August 30, 2020
Canceled. Please see website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Andris Nelsons
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$12 to $132
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 888-266-1200
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Summer 2019 and earlier for summer 2020
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Teatro Nuovo
Teatro Nuovo
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Will Crutchfield's Teatro Nuovo presents semi-staged productions of Rossini's Maometto Secondo and the American premiere of Il Vero Omaggio at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in Manhattan. Aleks Romano, Alina Tamborini, Hannah Ludwig, Enrique Guzmán, Hans Tashjian, and other rising, young, Bel Canto talents star in these performances following weeks of intensive training led by Crutchfield.
Crutchfield and Associate Artistic Director Jakob Lehmann share musical leadership. In the company's third 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
Jazz at Lincoln Center#s Frederick P. Rose Hall
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023
WEBSITE
DATES
July 14 - July 16, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Will Crutchfield
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$30 to $120
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 914-251-6200
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TIME:SPANS Festival 2020
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Trans-Siberian Art Festival
Trans-Siberian Art Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
March 31, 7 pm, Arnold Kats State Concert Hall, Novosibirsk. Trans-Siberian premieres The Guardian-Angel. Arvo Pärt: Symphony No. 4, Los Angeles; Passacaglia for Violin and Orchestra; La Sindone for Violin and Orchestra (world premiere); Brahms Symphony No. 1. Andres Mustonen (conductor), Vadim Repin
LOCATION
Russia: Novosibirsk (principal hub); Krasnoyarsk; Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk Regions; Samara; Tyumen; Tobolsk; St Petersburg; Moscow) and short Festival stops in France Japan
WEBSITE
DATES
March 5 - September 21, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Vadim Repin
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$5 to $60
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: no information
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Autumn 2020 for winter/spring 2021 for the Russian leg of the Festival
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Tsinandali Festival
Tsinandali Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
For soloists, the glittering array includes pianists Behzod Abduraimov, Leif Ove Andsnes (who also conducts) and Fazil Say, violinists Vilde Frang and Joshua Bell, violist Lawrence Power and conductors Gábor Takács-Nagy and Pablo Heras-Casado.
LOCATION
Tsinandali Estate, Kakheti, Georgia
WEBSITE
DATES
September 5 - September 20, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
Gianandrea Noseda and Martin T:son Engstroem
GENRE
Classical
TICKET PRICE RANGE
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +995 32 219 55 77
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Verbier Festival
Verbier Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
The Verbier Festival, now in its 27th year, returns for 17 days of concerts, masterclasses, talks and education events in the picturesque setting of the Swiss Alps (July 17-August 2). 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Beethoven, and the Festival pays tribute to him with his works, influences and those he has inspired. More than 90 world-class artists come together for over 60 mainstage concerts across the Festival.
The Festival's key 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 programme of concerts set in the unrivalled surroundings of Verbier, with its two main venues, the Salle des Combins and Église de Verbier. The 2020 programme includes over 90 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 Festival Junior Orchestra. Succeeding the celebrations of its quarter century, the 2019 edition resulted in positive revenue and ticket sales, despite another major event taking place during the same time (Feast of Winegrowers). The Festival continues to reinforce its place in the cultural landscape as an unmissable event for audiences worldwide.
Alongside the big names such as Evgeny Kissin, Mischa Maisky, Denis Matsuev, Mikhail Pletnev and Pinchas Zukerman, legends of classical music are making their long-awaited return to the Festival after more than five years of absence: Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, Stephen Kovacevich and René Pape.
LOCATION
Salle des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland
Eglise, Verbier, Switzerland
Chalet Orny, Verbier, Switzerland
Cinema, Verbier, Switzerland
Le Hangar, Verbier, Switzerland
W Hotel Verbier, Switzerland
WEBSITE
DATES
July 17 - August 2, 2020
Canceled. Please check website for more information.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Martin T:son Engstroem
GENRES
Classical • Jazz
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$35 to $200
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: +41 (0) 848 771 882 (1pm-6pm, Monday-Friday)
BOOKING CONTACTS
Booking cycle date range
Fall 2019 for summer 2020
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Virginia Arts Festival
Virginia Arts Festival
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
In its 24th season, Virginia Arts Festival will light up stages throughout Coastal Virginia in spring 2020, with spectacular performances of world-renowned artists. Classical music fans can enjoy a celebration of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, when Virginia Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven's towering Ninth Symphony, in concerts featuring pianist Olga Kern and conductor JoAnn Falletta. There's a marvelous mix of musical styles, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Britain's Kingdom Choir, banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, rejoining the Flecktones for a 30th anniversary show, and the always-amazing public radio hit Live From Here, featuring Chris Thile and a lineup of great guests.
LOCATION
Southeastern Coastal Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg
WEBSITE
DATES
April 17 - May 31, 2020
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Robert W. Cross
GENRES
Classical • Jazz • Chamber • Dance • Vocal
TICKET PRICE RANGE
$20 to $125
TICKET PURCHASE INFORMATION
Telephone: 757-282-2822
BOOKING CONTACTS
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Wolf Trap
Wolf Trap
FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
This season's festival highlights include John Legend, India's A.R. RAHMAN, Train, Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Avett Brothers, Steely Dan with special guest Steve Winwood, Barenaked Ladies "Last Summer on Earth Tour," David Gray plus a Wolf Trap exclusive performance by Brandi Carlile with the National Symphony Orchestra with special guest Tanya Tucker. Indie bands include The Head and the Heart, Andrew Bird and Calexico and Iron & Wine, The National, and The Decemberists. Latin music artists appearing include Pitbull, Ruben Blades and Fonseca & Andrés Cepeda in addition to classical hip-hop duo Black Violin, and English progressive rock band King Crimson and more.
Wolf Trap Opera's summer season features Puccini's La bohème at the Filene Center, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin and Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers. The National Symphony Orchestra's (NSO) concerts at Wolf Trap include Star Spangled Symphony featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performing Gershwin's Piano Concerto, plus The Planets: An HD Odyssey, and family film nights, including Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, and The Princess Bride in Concert.
LOCATION
Vienna, VA
WEBSITE
DATES
May 24 - September 18, 2020
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 2020 for summer 2021
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