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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).

The rehearsal schedule for the 2015 National Music Festival is now posted!

Daily Rehearsal Schedules (2015 Season V)

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Saturday, May 30th

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6:00pm
ORIENTATION, Decker Theatre
For NMF Musicians only

7:15pm
BRASS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Monteverdi, Toccata from L’Orféo 
Britten, Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La Péri

8:00pm [Or after Brass Rehearsal]
Horn Concerto Competition, Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings, Decker Theatre

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Sunday, May 31st

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9:00am-noon
DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Britten, Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury
Villa-Lobos, From Ciclo Brasileiro, Impressões Seresteiras & Festa no Sertão
Brahms, Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 2 in F, opus 99
Cangelosi, Theatric No. 1, Hiding in Plain Sight
Cage, Living Room Music

9:00am-noon REHEARSAL
Shostakovich, Quintet, Garfield Center 

9:00-10:30am REHEARSAL
Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango, Massoni Gallery

10:30am-noon
Festival String Orchestra REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall 
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11, “Serioso,” arranged by Gustav Mahler
Joly Braga, Santos Concerto in D for String Orchestra

10:30-noon REHEARSAL
Britten, Songs from the Chinese, Massoni Gallery

2:00-4:00pm
VOICE RECITAL REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

4:00-5:30pm
FIDDLESTICKS!/YOUTH CHOIR REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

2:00-5:00pm
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
 2:00pm Gottschalk, Symphony No. 2, “À Montevideo”
 2:40pm Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
 3:40pm Gottschalk, “A Night in the Tropics”
 4:25pm Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat

6:00pm  
CONCERT [Free], Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Fiddlesticks Orchestra and Youth Chorale

6:45pm
CONCERT [Free], Martha Washington Square
Festival Brass: Opening Fanfare
Monteverdi, Toccata from L’Orféo, arranged by Richard Rosenberg
Britten, Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury  
Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La péri  

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Britten, Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, 
Villa-Lobos, From Ciclo Brasileiro,  Impressões Seresteiras & Festa no Sertão
Cangelosi, Theatric No. 1, Hiding in Plain Sight 
Cage, Living Room Music 
Brahms, Sonata for Violoncello and Piano No. 2 in F, opus 99 

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Monday, June 1st

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9:00-noon
REHEARSALS
Schubert, Octet
Schumann, Quintet, Garfield Center                   
Shostakovich, Quintet, Hotchkiss Recital Hall  
Swing Night, Decker Theatre

10:00-11:00am
Family Concert, Tawes Theatre

2:00-5:00pm REHEARSALS
Swing Night, Decker Theatre
Piano-Mania! Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Potpourri, Various venues

REHEARSALS
2:00-2:45pm Haydn, Cassation in C major
2:45-3:20pm Britten, Songs from the Chinese, opus 58
3:40-4:20pm Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango
4:20-5:00pm Mehmari, Pout Pourri

5:30pm
MEET & GREET [Free], K & L Services
A Community “Potluck” for NMF Musicians & Audience

7:30pm
CONCERT and MASTER CLASS, Decker Theatre
Jon Whitaker and Richard Rosenberg with Apprentices & Orchestra
On Taking Auditions
Including
Beethoven, Symphony No. 5
Mozart, Overture to “The Magic Flute”
Stravinsky, “The Soldier’s Tale”

7:30pm
CONCERT [Free], Betterton, MD, Betterton Community Center
The Mana Saxophone Quartet

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Tuesday, June 2nd

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9:00-noon,  REHEARSAL
Shostakovich, Quintet, Garfield Center

9:30-noon    REHEARSAL
Works for percussion, Drama Rehearsal Room

9:30am-noon
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Soloists, Decker Theatre
     9:30am, Brahms, Requiem
     11:05am, Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn

2:00-4:30pm
STRING ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL,  Chestertown Baptist Church
Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11, “Serioso,” arranged by Gustav Mahler

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Davidovsky, Synchronism No. 10 
Haydn, Cassation in C, H. III: 6 
Britten, Songs from the Chinese, opus 58  
Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango 
Mehmari, Pout Pourri

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS
Brahms, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Tawes Theatre             
Poulenc, Sonata for Violin & Piano 
Schubert, Octet, Kent County Public Library (Yellow Building)
Schumann, Piano Quintet, Garfield Center                     
Swing Night, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

REHEARSALS
2:00-4:00pm, Barber, Dover Beach
2:00-3:20pm, Ravel, Sonatine and Trio, Robert Ortiz Studios
3:40-5:00pm, Lizotte Raga, Robert Ortiz Studios

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Haydn, Cassation in C, H. III: 6
Britten, Songs from the Chinese, opus 58
Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango
Davidovsky, Synchronism No. 10
Mehmari, Pout Pourri

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Wednesday, June 3rd

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9:00am-noon
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
     9:00am, Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
     10:00am, Gottschalk “A Night in the Tropics”
     11:10am, Gottschalk Symphony No. 2, “À Montevideo”

10:30am-noon
REHEARSALS
Piano-Mania! Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Potpourri, Various venues

12:30-1:30pm
SEMINAR, Gibson Center Green Room
Margie Elsberg, Interacting With Your Audience
(Bring your lunch)

REHEARSALS
2:00-3:00pm Greer, Duet for Horn and Trombone
2:00-3:20pm Ford, Head Talk, Drama Rehearsal Room
3:20-5:00pm Zivkovic, Trio per Uno, Drama Rehearsal Room
2:00-5:00pm Shostakovich, Quintet, Decker Theatre        
2:00-3:20pm Brahms, Songs, opus 91          
3:20-5:00pm Barber, Dover Beach
2:00-3:20pm Ravel, Sonatine and Trio for Harp, Flute & Viola
3:40-5:00pm Lizotte, Raga

3:30-6:30pm
DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Swing Night, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company

6:00pm
CONCERT, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michael’s
Mana Saxophone Quartet

7:30pm
CONCERT, Festival Swing Night, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company

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Thursday, June 4th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Soloists, Decker Theatre
     9:00am, Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn
     10:00am, Brahms, Requiem

9:30am-noon
REHEARSALS
Piano-Mania! Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Potpourri, Various venues

2:00-4:30pm,  STRING ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Chestertown Baptist Church
Santos, Concerto in D for String Orchestra
Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11, “Serioso,” arranged by Gustav Mahler

2:00-5:00pm
DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players, Decker Theatre
Greer, Battaglia di Romani e Belgi Antigui
Shostakovich, Quintet in g for Piano and String Quartet, opus 57
Brahms, Gestillte Sehnsucht & Geistliches Wiegenlied, opus 91, Nos.1 & 2
Barber, Dover Beach, opus 3
Ford, Head Talk
Zivkovic, Trio per Uno

REHEARSALS       
2:00-5:00pm, Dymiotis, Soldier’s Blues, Drama Rehearsal Room
2:00-5:00pm, Piano-Mania!
2:00-5:00pm, Potpourri, Various venues
2:00-5:00pm, Schubert, Octet, Tawes Theatre
2:00-5:00pm, Schumann, Piano Quintet, Hotchkiss
2:00-4:00pm, Poulenc, Sonata for Violin & Piano
2:00-3:45pm, Ravel, Sonatine and Trio for Harp, Flute & Viola, Washington College Classroom (Harp Room)
3:45-5:00pm, Lizotte, Raga, Washington College Classroom (Harp Room)

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Ford, Head Talk 
Zivkovic, Trio per Uno    
Greer, Battaglia di Romani e Belgi Antigui 
Brahms, Gestillte Sehnsucht & Geistliches Wiegenlied, opus 91, Nos.1 & 2
Barber, Dover Beach, opus 3 
Shostakovich, Quintet in g for Piano and String Quartet, opus 57

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Friday, June 5th

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9:00-11:30am, DRESS REHEARSAL, Chestertown Baptist Church
Festival String Orchestra
Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
Santos, Concerto in D for String Orchestra
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11, “Serioso,” arranged by Gustav Mahler

REHEARSALS
9:30-10:30am Lizotte, Raga, Peoples Bank
9:30-noon Piano-Mania! Various venues
9:30-noon Festival Chamber Players Potpourri, Various venues
9:30-noon Schumann, Piano Quintet, Decker Theatre                         
9:30-noon Schubert, Octet
9:30-noon Dymiotis, Soldier’s Blues, Tawes Theatre

REHEARSALS
10:00am-noon Brahms, Liebeslieder Waltzes, Emmanuel Church           
10:00-noon Poulenc, Sonata for Violin & Piano, Hotchkiss Recital Hall       
10:30-noon Ravel, Sonatine and Trio for Harp, Flute & Viola, Peoples Bank

1:30-4:30pm
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
     1:30pm Gottschalk, “A Night in the Tropics”
     2:40pm Gottschalk, Symphony No. 2, “À Montevideo”
     3:45pm Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat

5:00-7:00pm, Combined Choruses REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Brahms, Requiem

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

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

7:30pm
CONCERT, Chestertown Baptist Church
Festival String Orchestra
Santos, Concerto in D for String Orchestra
Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings
Beethoven, String Quartet No. 11, “Serioso,” arranged by Gustav Mahler

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Saturday, June 6th

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

9:30am-noon Combined Choruses REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Brahms, Requiem

9:30am-noon, ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Gottschalk, Symphony No. 2, “À Montevideo”
Gottschalk, “A Night in the Tropics”
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat

2:00-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Choruses & Soloists, Decker Theatre
Brahms, Requiem

5:30pm
CONCERT [Free; donation of school supplies requested], Garnett Elementary School
One Big Happy Family Concert
A special concert for the whole family 

6:30pm
PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre
Included with concert ticket

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Symphony Orchestra
Gottschalk, Symphony No. 2, “À Montevideo”
Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat
Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Gottschalk, “A Night in the Tropics”

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Sunday, June 7th

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9:00am-11:00am
REHEARSALS
Potpourri, Various venues
Piano-Mania! Various venues

10:00-11:30am REHEARSAL
Plog, Animal Ditties

1:30-4:30pm
ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Choirs & Soloists, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
Brahms, Requiem
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn (soloists marking only)

2:00pm
CONCERT [Free], Emmanuel Church
Mana Saxophone Quartet Workshop Concert

3:30pm
CONCERT [Free], Emmanuel Church
Harp Ensemble Recital

6:30pm
PRE-CONCERT TALK, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
Included with concert ticket

7:30pm
CONCERT, Rock Hall Volunteer Fire Company
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Chester River Chorale, Frederick Chorale,
          Singing City & soloists
Brahms, Requiem
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn

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Monday, June 8th

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

8:30-10:00am
Piano Tuning, Decker Theatre

10:00am-1:00pm
DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Piano-Mania!

DRESS REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Mana Saxophone Quartet

2:00-4:00 
Piano Tuning, Decker Theatre

5:30pm, CONCERT [Free], The People’s Bank, Chestertown
Mana Saxophone Quartet

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Piano Mentor Michael Gurt with Apprentices
Piano-Mania!

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Tuesday, June 9th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL & Soloist, Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 3

9:00am-noon
REHEARSALS
Brahms, Liebeslider Walzer, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Potpourri, Various venues

2:00-4:30pm
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
     2:00pm, Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in d, arranged by Gustav Mahler
     3:00pm, Korkmaz, Shades–And
     4:00pm, J. S. Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in d, B.W.V. 1043

2:00-5:00pm
DRESS REHEARSAL, St. Paul’s Parish, Kent (Single ticket holders)
Festival Chamber Players
Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer, opus 52   
Schumann, Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in E-flat, opus 44 
Poulenc, Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP. 119 
Plog, Animal Ditties

2:00-5:00pm
DRESS REHEARSAL, Christ United Methodist Church (Pass-holders)
Festival Chamber Players
Schubert, Octet in F, D. 803 
Ravel, Sonatine en Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp, arranged by Carlos Salzedo 
Lizotte, Raga for Two Harps, opus 41  
Dymiotis, The Soldier’s Blues

7:30pm
CONCERT, 7:30pm, St. Paul’s Parish, Kent (Single ticket holders)
Festival Chamber Players
Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer, opus 52
Poulenc, Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP. 119
Plog, Animal Ditties
Schumann, Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in E-flat, opus 44

7:30pm
CONCERT, Christ United Methodist Church (Pass-holders)
Festival Chamber Players
Ravel, Sonatine en Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp, arranged by Carlos Salzedo
Dymiotis, The Soldier’s Blues
Lizotte, Raga for Two Harps, opus 41
Schubert, Octet in F, D. 803

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Wednesday, June 10th

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9:00am-noon, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 3, I

9:00-noon
REHEARSALS
Potpourri, Various venues


12:30-1:30pm
SEMINAR, Gibson Center Green Room
Thomas Parchman, TBA
(Bring your lunch)

2:00-4:30pm, 
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
     2:00pm, Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in d, arranged by Gustav Mahler
     3:50pm, J. S. Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in d, B.W.V. 1043

7:30pm
CONCERT, Presbyterian Church of Chestertown (Pass-holders)
Festival Chamber Players
Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer, opus 52
Poulenc, Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP. 119
Plog, Animal Ditties
Schumann, Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in E-flat, opus 44

7:30pm
CONCERT, St. Paul’s Parish, Centreville (Single ticket-holders)
Festival Chamber Players
Ravel, Sonatine en Trio for Flute, Viola and Harp, arranged by Carlos Salzedo
Dymiotis, The Soldier’s Blues
Lizotte, Raga for Two Harps, opus 41
Schubert, Octet in F, D. 803

~ After-concert reception for Festival Pass-holders ~

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Thursday, June 11th

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9:00am-noon
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 3, II, III, VI

9:00am-noon
VOICE RECITAL REHEARSAL, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

12:30-1:30pm
SEMINAR, Gibson Center Green Room
Sebastian Lee, TBA
(Bring your lunch)


2:00-5:00pm
ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
     2:00pm, Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in d, arranged by Gustav Mahler
     3:40pm, Korkmaz, Shades–And

7:30pm
CONCERT, Chestertown Baptist Church
Festival Chamber Players Potpourri
A delightful assortment of our favorite chamber music

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Friday, June 12th

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9:00am-noon
ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
Korkmaz, Shades–And
J. S. Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in d, B.W.V. 1043
Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in d, arranged by Gustav Mahler

2:00-3:00pm,ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL & Soloist, Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 3, VI, IV

3:00-4:30pm ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL, Choruses & Soloist, Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 3, V

4:00pm, CONCERT, Adkins Arboretum
Mana Saxophone Quartet (free)

4:35-6:00pm, REHEARSAL
Combined Women & Children Choruses, Soloist, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Mahler, Symphony No. 3, V, VI

5:00pm, CONCERT, Emmanuel Church
Chamber Music Recital (free)

6:30PM
PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre
Included with concert tickets

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Symphony Orchestra
Korkmaz, Shades–And
J. S. Bach, Concerto for Two Violins in d, B.W.V. 1043
Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in d, arranged by Gustav Mahler

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Saturday, June 13th

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

10:00am-1:oopm
ORCHESTRA DRESS REHEARSAL, Decker Theatre
10:00am-1:00pm Festival Symphony Orchestra, Dress Rehearsal Decker Theatre
Mahler, Symphony No. 3

1:30pm
CONCERT [free], The Mainstay
Voice Recital
Voice Mentor Dustin Peterson and Apprentices

3:30pm
CONCERT [free], The Mainstay
Mana Saxophone Orchestra Concert

6:30pm
PRE-CONCERT TALK, Tawes Theatre
Included with concert ticket

7:30pm
CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Chester River Youth Choir, Singing City, Chester River Chorale & Soloist
Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D

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Sunday, June 14th

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1:00pm SOUND CHECK
Festival Orchestra, Combined Choirs, Soloists,
       Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Brahms, Requiem 

3:00pm, CONCERT
Festival Orchestra, Combined Choirs, Soloists,
       Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
Brahms, Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Brahms, Requiem (Sing-In)

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