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REhersal National Music Festival Chestertown MD

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).

Daily Rehearsal Schedules (2016 Season VI)

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Saturday, June 3th

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noon, ORIENTATION, Decker Theatre
For NMF Musicians only

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Chester River Yacht Club
2:00pm, Mahler, Symphony No. 6
4:15pm, R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Suite & final scene

7:00-10:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival String Orchestra, Chester River Yacht Club
7:00pm, Schönberg, Transfigured Night
8:45pm, Mendelssohn, String Symphony No.11 in F
9:40pm, Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat


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Sunday, June 4th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 6, IV

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

2:00-5:00pm, STRING ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL,  Festival String Orchestra, Chester River Yacht Club
Schönberg, Transfigured Night

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in C
   3:35pm Brahms, Concerto No 2 for Piano in Bb

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS

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

6:00pm, SOUND CHECK, Decker Theatre
Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras  

6:45pm, CONCERT, Martha Washington Square
Festival Brass: Opening Fanfare

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Orquestra de Câmara de Cascais e Oeiras – Nikolay Lalov, conductor
Mozart, Divertimento in D
Carulli, Concierto para Guitarra y Orquesta de Cuerdas – Camilo Carrara, guitar
Goleminov, Five Bulgarian Sketches
Britten, Simple Symphony
Piazzola, Melodia
Schrecker, Intermezzo
Turina, La Oracion del torero
Christoskov, Tocatta
Jankins, Paládio

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Monday, June 5th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Mahler Symphony No. 6, I

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSAL, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Schönberg, Transfigured Night
   3:15pm, Mendelssohn String Symphony No.11 in F
   4:25pm, Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Conducting Mentor Richard Rosenberg with Apprentices & Orchestra
Saint-Saëns, Weber, Der Freischütz, Overture
Beethoven, Symphony No. 2 in D

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Tuesday, June 6th

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8:00-9:00am, PIANO TUNING, Decker Theatre

9:00am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   9:00am, Schönberg, Transfigured Night
   10:35am, Mendelssohn, String Symphony No.11 in F
   11:30am, Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

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

12:15-1:45pm, BASS SECTIONAL, Gibson Drama Room

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Mahler, Symphony No. 6, II
   4:15pm, R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Suite & final scene

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival String Orchestra
Schönberg, Transfigured Night
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat
Mendelssohn, String Symphony No.11 in F

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Wednesday, June 7th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Chester River Yacht Club 
Brahms, Concerto No 2 for Piano in Bb
Schubert, Symphony No. 9 in C

9:00am-noon, RECORDING SESSION, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Schönberg, Transfigured Night (not open to the public)

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

12:15, SEMINAR, “Recordings and Résumés: Presenting Your Best First Impression” with Master Sergeant James Wood, Gibson Green Room

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Chamber Players, Decker Theatre
Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 5
Paquito D’Rivera, The Cape Cod Files: Benny at 100
Mozart, Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, “Kegelstatt,” Kv. 498
Schubert, Fantasie in f-minor for Piano, Four Hands, D. 940

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Thursday, June 8th

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8:00-9:00am, PIANO TUNING, Decker Theatre

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

9:00am-noon, RECORDING SESSION, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Schönberg, Transfigured Night (not open to the public)

9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL,  Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C

2:00-5:00, REHEARSALS

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Mahler, Symphony No. 6, III
   3:35pm, R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Suite & final scene

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Valerie Coleman, Hair, Cloth and Thread (premiere)
Piano repertoire, t.b.a.
Mozart, Exsultate, Jubilate!

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Friday, June 9th

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8:00-9:00am, PIANO TUNING, Hotchkiss Theatre

9:00am-noon, RECORDING SESSION,  Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Schönberg, Transfigured Night

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre Brahms Concerto No 2 for Piano in Bb
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C

5:00-6:00am, PIANO TUNING, Decker Theatre

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Nikolay Lalov, conductor; Michael Gurt, piano
Brahms Concerto No 2 for Piano in Bb
Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C

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Saturday, June 10th

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

9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra with soloists, Decker Theatre
R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Suite & final scene
Mahler, Symphony No. 6

9:30-noon, REHEARSALS

2:00-5:00pm, RECORDING SESSION, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Schönberg,  Transfigured Night (not open to the public)

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS

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

5:30pm, CONCERT, Tawes Theatre
One Big Happy Family Concert

6:30pm, PRE-CONCERT TALK, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier, Suite & final scene
Mahler, Symphony No. 6

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Sunday, June 1th

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9:00am-noon, RECORDING SESSION, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre
Schönberg, Transfigured Night (not open to the public)

9:30am-noon, REHEARSALS

2:00-4:30pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in d
   3:00pm, Gershwin, An American in Paris
   4:00pm, Raymond Scott, Suite (arr. Rosenberg)
   4:20pm, Youmans, Tea For Two (arr. Shostakovich)

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Symphony Winds & Brass, outdoor venue, t.b.a.
Works by Hector Berlioz, John Philip Sousa, &c.

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Monday, June 12th

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Free Day for Orchestra

2:00-6:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Sonic Rebellion
with Sammy Marshall, members of The US Army Field Band & “Pershing’s Own”

There will be a pool party in the afternoon for NMF musicians. Rehearsals are forbidden!

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Sonic Rebellion with Sammy Marshall, members of the US Army Field Band & “Pershing’s Own”


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Tuesday, June 13th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   9:00am, Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in d
   10:40am, Gershwin, An American in Paris

9:00-noon, REHEARSALS

noon-1:30pm, PIANO TUNING, Decker Theatre

2:00-5:00pm ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Chester River Yacht Club 
   2:00pm, Salieri, Twenty Six Variations on La Follia di Spagna
   2:45pm, Elgar, Concerto for Violoncello
   3:45pm, Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in Bb

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players, Decker Theatre

Including:
Beethoven, Archduke Piano Trio in Bb, opus 97
Work for percussion, t.b.a.
Mozart, Horn Quintet in E-flat, Kv. 407 (James Rester, horn)

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Beethoven, Archduke Piano Trio in Bb, opus 97
Work for percussion, t.b.a.
Mozart, Horn Quintet in E-flat, Kv. 407 (James Rester, horn)

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Wednesday, June 14th

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8:00-9:00am, PIANO TUNING, Decker Theatre

9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   9:00am, Salieri, Twenty Six Variations on La Follia di Spagna
   10:15am, Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in Bb

9:00am-noon, REHEARSALS

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, I, II
   4:00pm, Gershwin, An American in Paris

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS

5:00-6:00pm, PIANO TUNING, Decker Theatre

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Potpourri
An Delightful Assortment of Our Favorite Music

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

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Thursday, June 15th

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9:30am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   9:30am, Gershwin, An American in Paris
   11:10am, Raymond Scott, Suite (arr. Rosenberg)
   11:45am, Youmans, Tea For Two (arr. Shostakovich)

9:30am-noon, REHEARSALS & MASTER CLASSES

2:00-4:30pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Beethoven, Symphony No. 4 in Bb
   3:30pm, Elgar, Concerto for Violoncello

7:30pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Prokofiev, Quintet in g, opus 39
Arensky, String Quartet No. 2, opus 35
Strauss, Waltzes, arr. Berg & Schönberg

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS & MASTER CLASSES

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
Prokofiev, Quintet in g, opus 39
Arensky, String Quartet No. 2, opus 35
Strauss, Waltzes, arr. Berg & Schönberg

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Friday, June 16th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Dress Rehearsal Decker Theatre 
Salieri Twenty Six Variations on La Follia di Spagna
Elgar Concerto for Violoncello
Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in Bb

9:30am-noon, REHEARSALS & MASTER CLASSES

Noon, PIANO RECITAL, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00-5:00pm ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   2:00pm, Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, III
   3:40pm, Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, IV 

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS & MASTERCLASSES

6:30pm, PRE-CONCERT TALK, Chestertown Baptist Church

7:30pm, CONCERT, Chestertown Baptist Church
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Mladen Tarbuk, guest conductor; Natasha Farny, violoncello
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, CONCERT, Fountain Park
Chestertown Farmers’ Market Music

10:00am-1:00pm, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   10:00am Raymond Scott Suite (arr. Rosenberg) Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals In an 18th Century Drawing Room Powerhouse
   10:20am Youmans Tea For Two (arr. Shostakovich)
   10:30am Gershwin An American in Paris
   11:40am Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in d

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

2:30pm, CONCERT, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Susan Brady Bennett with Harp Apprentices  

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
Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Raymond Scott, Suite (arr. Rosenberg)
   Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
   In an 18th Century Drawing Room
   Powerhouse
Youmans, Tea For Two (arr. Shostakovich)
Gershwin, An American in Paris
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in d

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