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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: March 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm

7:00pm, Festival String Orchestra
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
   Celine Mogielnicki, soprano
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: March 6, 2019 at 10:11 am

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

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Szervánsky, Woodwind Quintet No. 1
Reinaldo Moya, Brass Quintet
Williams, Music from Schindler’s List (arr. Kanga)
Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer
A. Bertali, Sonata à 3, for Violins, Sackbut & Continuo in d

 

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Thursday, June 6th

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Last Updated: March 8, 2019 at 9:35 pm

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

4:00pm, Forest Music Adkins, Arboretum, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Including:

Ewald, Quintet for Brass, No. 1, opus 5
Persichetti, Serenade No. 10
Fries, Pling 4
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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Last Updated: December 11, 2018 at 3:54 pm

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: March 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

7:00pm, United States Naval Academy Band Brass Quintet, free

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Monday, June 10th

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Last Updated: February 21, 2019 at 3:24 pm

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

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Tuesday, June 11th

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Last Updated: February 27, 2019 at 11:24 am

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Haydn, String Quartet’, opus 76, no. 4, The Sunrise
Reinaldo Moya, Polythene Sonata Product
Ibert, Deux Interludes
Mozart, Quintet in E-flat for Winds & Piano

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Wednesday, June 12th

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Last Updated: February 28, 2019 at 8:02 am

12:30pm, Recital, tba, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Potpourri ~ A Delightful Assortment of Our Favorite Music


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Thursday, June 13th

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Last Updated: March 8, 2019 at 9:34 pm

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Music, free

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Players
Haydn, Il Mondo della Luna, Overture (The World on the Moon)
Haydn, Symphony No. 22, The Philosopher
Gruber, Frankenstein!!
   (with Richard Rosenberg chansonnier & Mladen Tarbuk conductor)

 



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Friday, June 14th

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Last Updated: February 22, 2019 at 11:40 am

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
Mendelssohn, Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Barbosa, Little Brazilian Suite (world première)
Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat  (Joe Burgstaller soloist)
Bizet, Symphony C

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Saturday, June 15th

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Last Updated: January 16, 2019 at 2:20 pm

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

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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