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Concert Schedules

Whatever your musical taste, we have a performance you will love! Use the tabs below to explore the concert schedule and repertoire for each day of the National Music Festival.

For information about the Resonance (formerly Kent Chamber Music) chamber music series, click here.

We ask that children be at least five years old to attend a concert (except the Family Concert, of course!), but children of any age are welcome at all rehearsals.

Please note: Free concerts are indicated as such below. No tickets are required for free concerts; seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Daily Concert Schedules (2017 Season VII)

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Wednesday, May 31

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6:30pm, Pre-Festival Talk, Sumner Hall [free]

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Saturday, June 3

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noon, NMF Musician Orientation, Washington College Venue TBA
(not open to the public)

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Sunday, June 4th

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6:00pm, Fiddlesticks Orchestra & Chester River Youth Chorale
 & Festival Brass: Opening Fanfare, Decker Theatre [Free]
Roussel, Fanfare pour un Sacre Païen  
Hindemith, Morgenmusik
Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La Péri  

7:30pm, Camilo Carrara & Friends, Decker Theatre, $15
Boccherini, Quintet for Guitar and Strings in D 
João Pernambuco,  Brasileirinho; Sons de Carrilhões; Interrogando
Anibal Augusto Sardinha (“Garoto”), Jorge do Fusa; Lamentos do Morro
Baden Powell, Chará; Chôro pra Metrônomo
Heitor Villa-Lobos,  Choros No. 1;  Prelúdio 3; Bachiana Brasileiras No. 5 Ária (Cantilena) with Meagan Sill soprano
Various Love songs with Sue Matthews
Carlos Guastavino, Las Presencias No. 6, “Jeromita Linares” 

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Monday, June 5th

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5:30pm, Meet & Greet, K&L Services  [Free]
A Community “Potluck” for NMF Musicians & Audience

7:30pm, Masterclass/Concert, Decker Theatre, $15
NMF Conducting Mentor Richard Rosenberg with Apprentices & Orchestra
Mozart, Overture to Die Zauberflöte, Kv. 620
Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D, opus 36

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Tuesday, June 6th

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5:00pm, Instrumental Petting Zoo, Gibson Center Lobby [Free]

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre [included with ticket]

7:30pm, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre, $15
Robert Stiles & Richard Rosenberg, conductors 
Kimberly Sparr & NMF Viola Competition Winner, soloists
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat, B.W.V. 1051
Schönberg, Transfigured Night (world premiere of Rosenberg edition for string orchestra)
Nielsen, Little Suite, opus 1
Reger, Lyric Andante
Grieg, Suite: From Holberg’s Time, opus 40

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Wednesday, June 7th

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Noon, Piano Recital, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River [Free]

7:30pm, Festival Chamber Players, Decker Theatre, $15
Coleman, Hair, Cloth and Thread (world premiere)
Paquito D’Rivera, The Cape Cod Files: Benny at 100
Mozart, Sonata in B-flat major, Kv. 358
Schubert, Marche caracteristique, D.968b, No. 1
Bizet, Jeux d’enfants
Mozart, Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, “Kegelstatt,” Kv. 498

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Thursday, June 8th

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7:30pm Festival Chamber Players, Sacred Heart Church, $15
Roskott, Quintet for Brass
Mark Ford, Coffee Break
Myron, Five Fables of Aesop, Liane Hansen, narrator
Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate, Meagan Sill, soprano

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Friday, June 9th

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noon, Piano Recital, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River [Free]

6:30pm, Pre-Festival Talk, Tawes Theatre [Free to ticket-holders]

7:30pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre, $20
Nikolay Lalov, guest conductor
Michael Gurt, soloist
Brahms, Concerto No. 2 for Piano in Bb, opus 83   
Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in C, Deutsch 944

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Saturday, June 10th

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9:00am, Chestertown Farmers’ Market Music, Fountain Park [Free]

5:30pm, One Big Happy Family Concert, Tawes Theatre [Free]
A special concert for the whole family 

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre [Free to ticket-holders]

7:30pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre, $20
Richard Rosenberg, conductor 
R. Strauss, “Der Rosenkavalier,” Suite & final scene
     The Marschallin, Princess Marie Thérèse von Werdenberg, Celine Mogielnicki
     Octavian, Count Rofrano, her young lover, Julia Mintzer
     Sophie von Faninal, Meagan Sill
Mahler, Symphony No. 6

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Sunday, June 11th

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1:00pm, CONCERT, Susan Bennett Brady & Harp Apprentices, Sacred Heart Church, $10

3:00pm, Festival Concert Band, Decker Theatre, free*
Handel, Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Beethoven, Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens
Holst, First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Bruckner, Graduale: Christus Factus Est
Sousa, At The Movies, Washington Post March, The White Rose March
Berlioz, Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, opus. 15
Sousa, Stars & Stripes Forever

* The Festival Concert Band performance has been moved inside to DECKER THEATRE. The concert is free and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. 

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Monday, June 12th

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7:30pm, Sonic Rebellion, Decker Theatre [Free]
With Sammy Marshall & Members of the United States Army Field Band 
Including works by Bach, Barber, Copland, DiLorenzo, Plog, Renwick, Roussel & Schwantner 

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Tuesday, June 13th

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12:30pm, Bank Notes, Chesapeake Bank & Trust, Porch, free

7:30pm, Festival Chamber Players, Decker Theatre, $15
Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 5
Brahms, Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, opus 100
Beethoven, “Archduke” Piano Trio in Bb, opus 97

 ~ After-concert reception for Festival Pass-holders [private home] ~

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Wednesday, June 14th

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noon, Piano Recital, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River [Free]

7:30pm Festival Chamber Players, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company, $15
Potpourri:
        A Delightful Assortment of Our Favorite Music


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Thursday, June 15th

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3:00pm, Forest Music,  Adkins Arboretum, free

6:00pm, Bassoonarama! Betterton Community Center, free

7:30pm, Festival Chamber Players, Chestertown Baptist Church, $15
Schubert, Fantasie in f for Piano, Four Hands
Arensky, String Quartet No. 2
Prokofiev, Quintet in g
Strauss, Emperor Waltz, (arr. Schönberg)

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Friday, June 16th

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noon, Piano Recital, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River [Free]

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre [Free to ticket-holders]

7:30pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre, $20
Mladen Tarbuk, guest conductor
Natasha Farny, soloist
Salieri, Twenty-Six Variations on La Follia di Spagna
Elgar, Concerto for Violoncello
Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in Bb

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Saturday, June 17th

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9:00am, Chestertown Farmer’s Market Music, Fountain Park [Free]

2:30pm, Camilo Carrara & Friends, The Mainstay, $10 SOLD OUT – Advance single tickets for this concert are no longer available. Depending on Pass-holder attendance, there may or may not be seats available at the door after Pass-holders have been seated. 

4:00pm, Musical Explorers: Fun for Children of All Ages, The Mainstay, free

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre  [Free to ticket-holders]

7:30pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre, $20 SOLD OUT – Advance single tickets for this concert are no longer available. Depending on Pass-holder attendance, there may or may not be seats available at the door after Pass-holders have been seated. 
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Raymond Scott, Suite (arr. Rosenberg)
   Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
   In an 18th Century Drawing Room
   Powerhouse
Youmans, Tahiti Trot (Tea For Two, arr. Shostakovich)
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in d

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