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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. To purchase tickets, please click below on the concert you are interested in. 

The 2019 Festival concert schedule is below.

For information about the Resonance Concert 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. All tickets are held for pick-up at the concerts; no tickets will be mailed. 

Daily Concert Schedules

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Wednesday, May 29

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Last Updated: October 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm

6:30pm, Pre-Festival Talk, free
With Richard Rosenberg

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Saturday, June 1

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018 at 10:36 pm

noon, NMF Musician Orientation
(not open to the public)

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Sunday, June 2nd

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Last Updated: December 3, 2018 at 1:46 pm

3:00pm, Opening Festivities
Including:
The Strauss Family Waltzes, Polkas & Marches

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Monday, June 3rd

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Last Updated: December 3, 2018 at 1:58 pm

7:00pm, Festival String Orchestra
Schönberg, String Quartet No. 2, transcribed for String Orchestra,
   Celine Mogielnicki, soprano
Mozart, Mozart, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat, Kv. 495
   Michelle Stebleton, horn
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C, opus 48

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Tuesday, June 4th

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Last Updated: December 3, 2018 at 1:37 pm

12:30, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

7:00pm, Master Class with Orchestra
NMF Horn Mentor Michelle Stebleton with Apprentices
Mozart, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat, Kv. 495

 

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Wednesday, June 5th

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Last Updated: December 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm

12:30pm, Recital, t.b.a., free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Szervánsky, Woodwind Quintet No. 1
Reinaldo Moya, Brass Quintet
Biber, Sonata à 3, for Two Violins, Trombone & Continuo in d

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Thursday, June 6th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Including:

Ewald, Quintet for Brass, No. 1, opus 5
Adams, Road Movies
Beethoven, Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet, opus 81b

 

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Friday, June 7th

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018 at 10:36 pm

12:30pm, Recital, t.b.a

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre, Washington College
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Gershwin, Cuban Overture
Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

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Saturday, June 8th

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9:00am, Chestertown Farmers’ Market Music, Fountain Park, free

2:00pm, Too-Many-Harps Recital

5:00pm, One Big Happy Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo, free 
Featuring the Fiddlesticks! Orchestra
A special concert for the whole family, followed by an opportunity to try out the instruments

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre, included with ticket 

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra & the Chester River Chorale, Decker Theatre, Washington College
Mladen Tarbuk, conductor 
Rossini, Overture: La Cenerentola
Tarbuk, Concerto for Flute (Jennifer Parker-Harley, soloist) 
Beethoven, Mass in C, opus 86

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Sunday, June 9th

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 3:55 pm

7:00pm, Voice Recital 
Sixteen singers from the NMF Vocal Program performing Art Songs.

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Monday, June 10th

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Program t.b.a.

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Tuesday, June 11th

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018 at 10:41 pm

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Haydn, String Quartet’, opus 76, no. 4, The Sunrise
Reinaldo Moya, Polythene Sonata Product
Mozart,  String Quartet, The Hunt

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Wednesday, June 12th

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

12:30pm, Recital, tba, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Potpourri ~ A Delightful Assortment of Our Favorite Music
Including:
Villa-Lobos, Aria from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5


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Thursday, June 13th

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

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

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Gluck, Orféo, Ballet Suite
Gruber, Frankenstein!!
   (with Richard Rosenberg chansonnier & Mladen Tarbuk conductor)

 



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Friday, June 14th

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018 at 10:35 pm

12:30pm, Recital, t.b.a., free

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, First United Methodist Church
Arthur Barbosa, conductor
Barbosa, Little Brazilian Suite (world première)
Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez (Camilo Carrara guitar)
Bizet, Symphony C

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Saturday, June 15th

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Last Updated: November 18, 2018 at 10:37 pm

9:00am, Chestertown Farmers’ Market Music, Fountain Park, free

3:00pm, Camilo Carrara & Friends, Only open to Festival & Combination Pass-holders
Including:

Takemitsu, Towards the Sea

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre, Washington College
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Strauss, J., On the Beautiful Blue Danube (original version with chorus)
Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D, The Titan

 

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