The Musical America Guide to Festivals
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2022 Summer Festivals
The Musical America Worldwide Guide
The 2022 festival season feels like a joyous welcome home party after so long. Masks on or off, audiences and artists are lining up for live and in-person musical and terpsichorean performances in picturesque settings around the world, in vineyards, mountains, valleys, lakeshores, and amphitheaters historic and modern.
Our largest Festivals Guide
As usual, we’ve packed the Guide with the essentials, including dates, geographic and venue information, ticket prices and purchase links, pandemic safety links as needed, artistic directors, performers, web addresses, and social media links galore. Personally, we’ve already got one foot out the door, heading to the mountains, valleys, and any place in between for some serious music-making and listening. Hope you are too.
It is our pleasure to help you enjoy another summer season of music.



The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, California
Amidst San Diego's ocean backdrop, La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest is a nationally recognized chamber music festival established by the local community in 1986. Each August, SummerFest assembles an outstanding roster of renowned musicians to perform a rich variety of presentations, and carries forward a legacy of commissioning new works.

New York, New York
The TIME:SPANS festival is dedicated to the presentation of primarily twenty-first century music. The festival is produced and presented by the Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust. Artistic Director for TIME SPANS is Thomas Fichter.

Bach Choir of Bethlehem: 114th Bethlehem Bach Festival Boston Early Music Festival
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The Bethlehem Bach Festival is America's oldest Bach festival. The Mass in B Minor remains our centerpiece, performed by the 95-voice professional-quality volunteer choir, professional Bach Festival Orchestra, and world-renowned soloists under the direction of Greg Funfgeld, completing his 39-year tenure in 2022.
Boston, Massachusetts, and online
The Boston Early Music Festival offers GRAMMY Award-winning Baroque opera and is North America's premier Festival for Early Music.
Boulder Bach Festival John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
Boulder, Colorado
500 years of music on period and modern instruments. BBF has commissioned new work, presented women and minority composers of yore and today, and has presented Impressionist, Expressionist, and Surrealist compositions on turn-of-the-century period instruments. J.S. Bach is contextualized by programs that explore music across time and across cultures.
High Point, North Carolina
An integral part of the organization's mission is to preserve and celebrate the life and music of John Coltrane in his hometown of High Point, NC. Importantly, this mission includes the enrichment of lives through jazz and other musical genres.
Eastern Music Festival The Gilmore Piano Festival
Dana Auditorium, Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina
EMF's young artists, teaching artist faculty, and featured guests present concerts, master classes, and events each summer in Greensboro, NC—with three symphony orchestras, two chamber music series, and recitals, workshops, and special events, the Festival covers remarkable territory in five short weeks.
Locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, and Lansing, Michigan
Presented biennially over three weeks in April and May, The Gilmore Piano Festival in Kalamazoo, MI, is recognized as America's most prestigious piano music festival and showcases some of the most notable and accomplished pianists in the world, along with artists just emerging on the international stage.
Grand Teton Music Festival Live Concert Hall
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Ranked as a Top 10 Classical Music Festival by The New York Times, the Grand Teton Music Festival unites the country's best musicians for 8 weeks of symphonic and chamber music. Acclaimed Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles leads the festival, with the world's most talented soloists and conductors.
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Mann Center for the Performing Arts MATA Festival
Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts has served for many decades as Philadelphia's premier outdoor performing arts summer festival, presenting a wide array of cultural programming and popular events.
New York, New York
Music at the Anthology (MATA) is an incubator for adventurous emerging artists experimenting with composition, multimedia, collaborative performance art, and every imaginable sound in between. Founded in 1996, MATA has since developed into New York City's leading new music festival.
Monteux School and Music Festival Opera in the Ozarks
Hancock, Maine
This 78-year-old school for conductors carries on the traditions started by founder Pierre Monteux, currently with only the third Music Director, Michael Jinbo, and all conductors must also play in the orchestra, thus learning from both sides of the podium.
Inspiration Point, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
70 years of experience in running a young artist festival with over 3,000 alumni, many of whom are now singing on the best stages in the world. We are the only summer opera festival of its type in the south central states.
Oregon Bach Festival Oxford Piano Festival
Eugene, Oregon
Grammy-winning Oregon Bach Festival has presented world-class music for more than five decades. Drawing audience and artists from all corners of the globe, and set against a beautiful backdrop of Oregon's natural landscape, OBF is a destination for music lovers of all kinds.
Various locations in Oxford, United Kingdom
Set in an historic city and a prestigious seat of learning, the Oxford Piano Festival combines a world-class concert series with acclaimed pianists and a program of master classes for a dozen talented young participants drawn from across the globe, observed by a large contingent of piano enthusiasts.
Ravinia Festival Santa Fe Desert Chorale -- Caminante: Journey Through 40 Years
Highland Park, Illinois
America's oldest music festival, Ravinia presents a range of events, including the annual summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as chamber music, jazz, country, and R&B, and popular artists. Ravinia's Steans Music Institute is the onsite conservatory for young professionals from around the world.
Various locations in Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Santa Fe Desert Chorale's annual summer festival, which features multiple concert programs, is one of the largest in the country. Our professional vocalists come to Santa Fe from all over the nation to perform as both exceptional ensemble singers and incredible soloists.
The Santa Fe Opera Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival
The Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, New Mexico
At the Santa Fe Opera, the show begins long before the first downbeat. Come early for a tailgate picnic in the parking lot and enjoy a performance presented in a dramatic outdoor theater with stunning views of the surrounding mountain landscape and colorful sunsets.
Locations in Harrisonburg, Virginia
At the intersection of harmony, humanity, and nature, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival gathers internationally-recognized artists and inquisitive audiences to celebrate the life and joy of great music.
Tippet Rise Art Center
Fishtail, Montana
Set on a 12,500-acre ranch against Montana's Beartooth Mountains, Tippet Rise Art Center hosts classical and contemporary music performances and exhibits large-scale, outdoor sculptures. Tippet Rise is anchored in the belief that art, music, architecture, and nature are intrinsic to the human experience, each making the others more resonant.

Additional Festivals
Fayetteville, Bentonvolle, and additional venues across northwest Arkansas
Aspen, Colorado
North Adams, Massachusetts
Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York
Camden, Maine
Multiple indoor and outdoor venues in Bergen, Norway
Locations in Berkeley and San Francisco, California
Lenox, Massachusetts; Sonoma, California; Saratoga Springs, New York; Barcelona, Spain
Locations in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, Massachusetts; and Chatham, New York
France: Besançon, Lons-le-Saunier, Dole, Luxeuil-les-Bains, Pontarlier
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Brunswick, Maine
Vail, Colorado
Bridgehampton and Water Mill, New York
Jacksonville, Oregon
Santa Cruz, California
Katonah, New York
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
Carson City, Nevada—indoor and outdoor venues
Central City Opera House, Central City, Colorado
Locations in Portland and Beaverton, Oregon
Chautauqua, New York
Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, Illinois
Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati, Ohio
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, Colorado
Cork City & County, Ireland
Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado
Park City, Utah
Blank Performing Arts Center, Indianola, Iowa
Dresden, Germany
Drottningholm, Sweden
Old City of Dubrovnik, Croatia
Paris, France
Vác and Esztergom, Hungary
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Aix-en-Provence, France
Thiré (Vendée, France)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Various location in Granada, Spain
Various locations in Napa Valley, California
Cooperstown, New York
Grafenegg Castle, Grafenegg, Austria
St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont
Gstaad, Saanenland, Switzerland
Halle (Saale), Germany
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, California
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
To be determined
Various locations in Istanbul, Turkey
Locations in Bad Kissingen, Germany
Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
Lake George, New York
Locations in Lucerne, Switzerland
Del Mar, California
Marlboro, Vermont
San Francisco, California
Columbia, Missouri
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Germany: Moritzburg, Meißen, Dresden
Móstoles, Madrid, Spain
Santa Barbara, California
Wineries in Napa Valley, California
Atherton, California
Breckenridge, Colorado
Norfolk, Connecticut
Libbey Bowl, Ojai, California
University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Loretto-Hilton Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Orcas Island, Washington
Locations in Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Shelter Island, New York
Prague and Tabor, Czech Republic
Locations in Ravenna, Italy
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, Massachusetts
Teatro Argentina/Teatro Conciliazione, Rome, Italy
Round Top, Texas
Salzburg, Austria
Locations in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Saratoga Springs, New York
Schroon Lake, New York
Olsberg and Rheinfelden, Switzerland; Sulzburg, Germany
Charleston, South Carolina
Strings Pavilion, Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Sun Valley Pavilion, Sun Valley, Idaho
Lenox, Massachusetts
Lincoln Center, New York, New York; Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey
Tsinandali Estate, Georgia
Locations in Verbier, Switzerland
Southeastern Coastal Virginia: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Newport News, Williamsburg
Vienna, Virginia