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Rehearsals are always free and open to the public, unless noted otherwise. Use the tabs below to explore the rehearsal schedule for each day. Please note that copious schedule changes are inevitable! During the Festival, check back each morning to be sure you have the most updated schedule for the day. (Schedule changes will appear in purple and underlined.)

Families with children of any age are welcome at rehearsals (we do ask that children be at least five years old to attend concerts).

Below is the 2016 orchestra rehearsal schedule. The 2016 chamber music rehearsal schedule will be posted shortly.

Daily Rehearsal Schedules (2016 Season VI)

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Saturday, June 4th

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noon, ORIENTATION, Decker Theatre
For NMF Musicians only

2:30-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Chester River Yacht & Country Club
  2:30pm, Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony
  4:00pm, Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes

7:00-10:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL,Chester River Yacht & Country Club   
   7:00pm, Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite
   8:00pm, Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins
   9:15pm, Kleinsinger, Tubby the Tuba
   9:40pm, Reser, Suite for Banjo & Orchestra



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Sunday, June 5th

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8:30-9:30am, REHEARSAL
Lesnik, Chamade Suite

9:00-945am, REHEARSAL, Festival Brass Ensemble (with timpani), Decker Theatre
Strauss, Feierlicher Einzug
Hindemith, Morgenmusik
Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La péri

9:00-9:45am, REHEARSALS
Britten, Phantasy for oboe and strings
Piazzolla, La Calle 92/Schul, Two Chassidic Dances
Previn, Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

9:45am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
   9:45am, Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite
   10:40am, Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre   
  2:00pm, Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”
  4:10pm, Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS
Dixieland Concert
Dymiotis, Ballad, for Saxophone Quartet
Dymiotis, Suite for String Orchestra
Gounod, Petite Symphonie
Hartley, Two Dances for Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano
Hindemith, Three Anecdotes
Schubert, String Quartet No. 12 in c, Bookplate
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Chester River Yacht & Country Club
Webern, Five Pieces for String Quartet

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players, Decker Theatre
Britten, Phantasy for oboe and strings
Previn, Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano
Piazzolla, La Calle 92
Zigmund Schul, Two Chassidic Dances
Lesnik, Chamade Suite
Bach, Prelude & Fugue in b-flat, BWV 891

6:00pm, CONCERT, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Fiddlesticks Orchestra & Chester River Youth Chorale

6:45pm, CONCERT, Martha Washington Square
Festival Brass: Opening Fanfare
Strauss, Feierlicher Einzug
Hindemith, Morgenmusik
Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La péri

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Bach Prelude & Fugue in b-flat, BWV 891
Previn, Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano
Piazzolla, La Calle 92
Zigmund Schul, Two Chassidic Dances
Lesnik, Chamade Suite
Britten, Phantasy for oboe and strings

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Monday, June 6th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre   
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”

9:30am-noon, REHEARSALS
Dixieland Concert, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Dymiotis, Suite for String Orchestra, Chester River Yacht & Country Club
Gounod, Petite Symphonie
Hartley, Two Dances for Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano, Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre
Hindemith, Three Anecdotes, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River
Fellinger, Body Lotion
Schubert, String Quartet No. 12 in c
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Tawes Theatre
Webern, Five Pieces for String Quartet

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS
Blaut, Concertino for Oboe & String Orchestra
Dixieland Concert
Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate
Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale
Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Violoncello Mentor Natasha Farny with Apprentices & Orchestra
Saint-Saëns, Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra in a, opus 33

7:30pm, CONCERT, Betterton Community Center
Mana Saxophone Institute  

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Tuesday, June 7th

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Last Modified: May 24, 2016 at 7:27 pm

9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre 
   9:00am, Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite
   9:45am, Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins
  11:30am, Reser, Suite for Banjo & Orchestra

Noon: SEMINAR, “Interacting With Your Audience,” with Margie Elsberg, Gibson Green Room

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
Dymiotis, Suite for String Orchestra
Hindemith, Three Anecdotes
Schubert, Quartetsatz No. 12 in c
Webern, Five Pieces for String Quartet
Dymiotis, Ballade for Saxophone Quartet

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS
Dixieland Concert
Enescu, Dixtuor, Bookplate
Fellinger, Body Lotion
Gounod, Petite Symphonie
Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony
Slayton, Kleemation

5:00pm, Instrumental Petting Zoo, Gibson Center Lobby

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
Dymiotis, Ballade for Saxophone Quartet
Hindemith, Three Anecdotes
Schubert, Quartetsatz No. 12 in c
Webern, Five Pieces for String Quartet
Dymiotis, Suite for String Orchestra

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Wednesday, June 8th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre  
   9:00am, Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony
   10:40am, Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, An Evening of Dixieland
with “Papa” Don Vappie & friends

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

Noon, SEMINAR, TBA, Gibson Green Room

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS
Blaut, Concertino for Oboe and String Orchestra
Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate, Decker Theatre (ends at 4:15pm)
Rachmaninoff, Elegiac Trio
Schubert, Piano Trio, “Notturno”, Op. 148
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, Chester River Yacht & Country Club
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River
Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale, Tawes Theatre
Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet

4:30-6:30pm, REHEARSAL
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, Soloists only, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

4:45p-6:31pm, FILM PRESENTATION, Decker Theatre
Korda, The Thief of Bagdad

7:30pm, CONCERT, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
An Evening of Dixieland with “Papa” Don Vappie & friends

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Thursday, June 9th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL with soloists, Decker Theatre
   9:00am, Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite
   10:00am, Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins
   11:15am, Kleinsinger, Tubby the Tuba
   11:40am, Reser, Suite for Banjo & Orchestra

2:00-4:30pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL with soloists, Decker Theatre   
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d

2:00-5:00 REHEARSAL
Rachmaninoff, Elegiac Trio
Schubert, Piano Trio, “Notturno”, Op. 148
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, opus 110a
Gounod, Petite Symphonie
Fellinger, Body Lotion
Hartley, Two Dances for Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano

7:30pm, CONCERT, Chestertown Baptist Chruch
Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
Gounod, Petite Symphonie
Fellinger, Body Lotion
Hartley, Two Dances for Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano
Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, opus 110a

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Friday, June 10th

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9:00-noon. DRESS REHEARSAL Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite
Kleinsinger, Tubby the Tuba
Reser, Suite for Banjo & Orchestra
Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

1:30-4:30pm, REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre   
   1:30pm, Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon
   2:30pm, Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”

2:00-5:00 REHEARSAL
Rachmaninoff, Elegiac Trio
Schubert, Piano Trio, “Notturno”, Op. 148
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1

5:00-7:00pm REHEARSAL, Combined Choruses & Soloists, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d    

6:00pm, CONCERT, K & L Services
Improvisatory Play-Off

6:30pm, PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Symphony Orchestra
Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite from the 1940 Hollywood Film
Reser, Suite for Banjo & Orchestra (Don Vappie, banjo)
Kleinsinger, Tubby the Tuba (apprentice tuba soloist, t.b.a.,Liane Hansen, narrator)
Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins (Sue Matthews, Victor Khodadad, Douglas Cox, Spencer Adamson, Phillip Bullock, soloists)

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Saturday, June 11th

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

9:00am-noon, REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   9:00am, Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon
   9:40am, Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral,” I, II & III

10:40-noon, REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Choruses & Soloists, Decker Theatre
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral,” IV

Noon, CONCERT, The Mainstay
Mana Saxophone Institute

1:30-4:00pm DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Choruses & Soloists, Decker Theatre 
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”
Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon

3:00pm, CONCERT, The Mainstay
Camilo Carrara & Friends

5:30pm, CONCERT, Garnett Elementary School
One Big Happy Family Concert

6:30pm, PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Symphony Orchestra, The Chester River & Frederick Chorales, Singing City, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Choir
Douglas D. Cox & Jeffrey Brillhart directors
Meagan Sill, Erin Hanson, Victor Khodadad, Phillip Bullock, vocal soloists
Jeffrey Keesecker, bassoon soloist
Richard Rosenberg conductor
Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”

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Sunday, June 12th

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1:30pm, Sound Check, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Choruses & Soloists, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church [not open to the public]
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”
Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon

3:00pm, CONCERT, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA [Not included in the Festival Pass; tickets available through Singing City]
Festival Symphony Orchestra,
Singing City, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Choir, & The Chester River Chorale
Douglas D. Cox & Jeffrey Brillhart directors
Meagan Sill, Erin Hanson, Victor Khodadad, Phillip Bullock, vocal soloists
Jeffrey Keesecker, bassoon soloist
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon
Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”

7:30pm, CONCERT: Sight & Sound, Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Mana Saxophone Quartet
Viallta, Portrait of My Dead Brother
Borisova-Ollas, Roosters In Love  Shore, Four Evocations after Matisse  
Stillabower, Vide Supra
Sussman, Native New Yorker  

7:30-9:30pm, REHEARSAL
Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings, Decker Theatre

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Monday, June 13th

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Free Day for Orchestra

10:00am-1:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Sonic Rebellion
with Sammy Marshall, members of The US Army Field Band & “Pershing’s Own”
Clarke, Orange Dawn
Ravel, Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Stravinsky, L’Histoire du Soldat (Trio version)
Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

There will be a pool party in the afternoon for NMF musicians.

7:30pm, CONCERT, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Sonic Rebellion with Sammy Marshall, members of the US Army Field Band & “Pershing’s Own”
Clarke, Orange Dawn
Ravel, Trois Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé
Stravinsky, L’Histoire du Soldat (Trio version)
Lutoslawski, Dance Preludes
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

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Tuesday, June 14th

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9:00am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, Piano-Mania! Decker Theatre
Schubert, Piano Trio, “Notturno”, Op. 148
Rachmaninoff, Elegiac Trio
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1
Music for four hands, t.b.a.

9:30am-noon, REHEARSALS
Enescu, Dixtuor
Mendelssohn Octet
Potpourri Recital, Various Location, TBA
Slayton, Kleemation
Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale
Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet, Bookplate

9:30am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL
  9:30am, Zador, Csardas Rhapsody
  10:00am, Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 
  11:15am, Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertante

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL with Soloist, Decker Theatre   
   2:00pm, Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony
   3:00pm, Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
   4:00pm, Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Violin

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Piano-Mania!
Collaborative Piano Mentor Michael Gurt with Apprentices & Guests
Schubert, Piano Trio, “Notturno”, Op. 148
Rachmaninoff, Elegiac Trio
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 1
Music for four hands, t.b.a.

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Wednesday, June 15th

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9:00am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
  9:00-9:40am, Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate (premiere)
  9:40-10:15am, Blaut, Concertino for Oboe and String Orchestra (Jared Hauser, oboe)
  10:15am, Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet
  10:45am, Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (complete)

9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL
  9:00am, Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertante
  9:30am, Arriaga, Los Esclavos Felices, Overture
  10:30am, Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS
Enescu, Dixtuor, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Potpourri Recital, Various Locations, TBA
Slayton, Kleemation
Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings, Chester River Yacht & Country Club

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00-4:30pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony
   3:00pm, Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate (premiere)
Blaut, Concertino for Oboe & String Orchestra (Jared Hauser, oboe)
Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet
Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (complete and semi-staged)

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

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Thursday, June 16th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
  9:00am, Arriaga, Los Esclavos Felices, Overture
  9:30am, Zador, Csardas Rhapsody
  10:40am, Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 

9:00am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players
Enescu, Dixtuor
Slayton, Kleemation
Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL with soloist, Decker Theatre
2:00pm, Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
3:40pm, Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Violin

7:30pm, CONCERT, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
Festival Chamber Players
Enescu, Dixtuor
Slayton, Kleemation (premiere)
Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings

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Friday, June 17th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL
  9:00am, Arriaga, Los Esclavos Felices, Overture
  9:20am, Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertante
  9:50am, Zador, Csardas Rhapsody
  10:40am, Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00-5:00pm,ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony

4:00pm, CONCERT, Adkins Arboretum
Forest Music

5:00pm, CONCERT, The Mainstay
Potpourri Recital

6:30pm, PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre

7:30pm, CONCERT, Chestertown Baptist Church
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Mariusz Smolij, Guest Conductor
Arriaga, Los Esclavos Felices, Overture
Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertante (Maureen Yuen, violin/Robert Stiles, contrabass)
Eugene Zador, Csardas Rhapsody
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7

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Saturday, June 18th

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

10:00am-1:00pm, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony
Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes
Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Violin

1:00pm, CONCERT, Sacred Heart Church
Musical Explorers: Musical Fun for Children of All Ages

2:30pm, CONCERT, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Kimberly Rowe with Harp Apprentices  

3:00pm, CONCERT, Emmanuel Church
Mana Saxophone Institute Concert

4:00pm, CONCERT, Garfield Center for the Arts
Camilo Carrara & Friends  

6:30pm, PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes (“The Card Game”)
Tchaikovsky, Concerto for Violin (Jessica Mathaes, violin)
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique

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