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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. $5 tickets for any concert are available by clicking here for students and children over 5. 

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 27

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6:30pm, Pre-Festival Talk
With NMF Artistic Director, Richard Rosenberg

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Saturday, May 30th

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

4:30pm, Meet & Greet,  free
A community potluck event 

7:00pm, NewBassoon Institute Faculty Concert

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Sunday, May 31st

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Noon, Opening Fanfare, free

7:00pm: 10th Anniversary Gala*
Something Old, Something Moo and a Rhapsody in Blue

Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Telemann, “Cantata of Funeral Music for an Artistically Trained Canary-Bird
Whose Demise Brought the Greatest Sorrow to His Master,” Celine Mogielnicki, soprano 

Gershwin, A Rhapsody in Blue, original version for jazz ensemble, David Brooks, piano
Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le Toit

*Open to Gala Ticket-holders & Season Pass-holders (whom may add the pre-concert dinner) 

 

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Monday, June 1st

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7:00pm, First National Music Festival String Concerto Competition

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Tuesday, June 2nd

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Música de Câmara I
NMF Mentor Faculty & Friends
ArgentoTo Be Sung Upon the Water
Morris, Up and Away
Ibert, Deux Interludes
Thuille, Sextet for piano & winds

 

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Wednesday, June 3th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise

7:00pm, Música de Câmara II
BeethovenThree Equali for 4 Trombones
Arnold, Quintet, No. 1, opus 73
Work for harps and winds, T. B. A.
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

 

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Thursday, June 4th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

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

7:00pm, Música de Câmara III
CastelloSesta Sonata, Libro I
Barber, Summer Music
Haydn, string quartet, T.B.A.
Sullivan, Hearken Unto Ye, My People, arranged for chorus & brass by R. Rosenberg

 

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Friday, June 5th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

4:00pm, NewBassoon Institute Concert

7:00pm, An Evening of Cabaret* 
Gala Concert to Benefit the NMF Apprentice Scholarship Fund
   * Open to Gala Ticket-holders & Season Pass-holders (whom may add the post-concert reception) 

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Saturday, June 6th

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

2:00pm, Matineé Musicale

3:00pm, Bassoon Rebellion

4:00pm, One Big Happy Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo
  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 (Washington College), included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg  conductor
R, Strauss,Metamorphosen*
R. Strauss, Four Last Songs, Karen Slack, soprano 
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

* To be recorded for Centaur Records

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Sunday, June 7th

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7:00pm, Visiting Jazz Ensemble, T. B. A.

 

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Monday, June 8th

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7:00pm, Música de Câmara IV 
Including 
SchoenfeldFour Pieces for Violin and Piano
Ravel, Sonatine
ShostakovichPiano Trio No. 2 in e
& additional string chamber music

 

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Tuesday, June 9th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Angelic Voices, NMF Voice Mentors & Apprentices
Including
Ravel, Five Greek Songs
SchumannDichterliebe

 

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Wednesday, June 10th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, free

7:00pm, Música de Câmara V 
Barber, Agnus Dei (Adagio for Strings, arranged by the composer for chorus)
Mahler, Adagietto
Małecki, Concertino in An Old Style
R. Strauss, Serenade for 13 wind instruments in E-flat

 


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Thursday, June 11th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Potpourri
A delightful assortment of our favorite music spontaneously generated by NMF Apprentices

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Friday, June 12th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, free

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, First United Methodist Church, included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, First United Methodist Church, $20 
Guest conductor, T.B.A.
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Including winners of the National Music Festival String Concerto Competition

7:00pm, Voice Recital

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Saturday, June 13th

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

2:00pm, Perfect-Number-Of-Harps Recital

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre (Washington College), included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra
Richard Rosenberg  conductor
Berlioz, Le Corsaire, Overture
KorngoldConcerto for Violin, Simon Smith, violin
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4

 

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