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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
For NMF Musicians only

2:30-5:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL        
   2:30pm, Berlioz, Fantastic Symphony
   4:00pm, Stravinsky, Jeu de Cartes

7:00-10:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL   
   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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9:00-945am, REHEARSAL, Festival Brass Ensemble
   R. Strauss, Feierlicher Einzug
   Hindemith, Morgenmusik
   Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La péri

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

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

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, 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
   Fellinger, Body Lotion
   Douglas, Quartet for flute, oboe, bassoon & piano

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

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, 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
   Fellinger, Body Lotion
   Douglas, Quartet for flute, oboe, bassoon & piano

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Monday, June 6th

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

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

7:30pm, CONCERT: Masterclass/Concert, Decker Theatre
NMF Mentor T. B. A. with Apprentices & Orchestra

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Tuesday, June 7th

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

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
   Hindemith, Three Anecdotes for Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Contrabass and Piano
   Schubert, Quartetsatz No. 12 in c
   Webern, Five Pieces for String Quartet
   Dymiotis, Suite for String Orchestra

5:00pm, Instrumental Petting Zoo

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
Eighth Annual Phanos Project Concert
   Hindemith, Three Anecdotes for Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Contrabass and Piano
   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     
   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

7:30pm, CONCERT, 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        
   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                   
   Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
   Gounod, Petite Symphonie
   Work for Percussion, t.b.a.
   Hartley, Two Dances for Clarinet, Trumpet and Piano
   Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony, opus 110a

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
   Gounod, Petite Symphonie
   Work for Percussion, t.b.a.
   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
    Rózsa, Thief of Bagdad, Suite
   Kleinsinger, Tubby the Tuba
   Reser, Suite for Banjo & Orchestra
   Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins

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

5:00-7:00pmREHEARSAL, Combined Choruses & Soloists
   Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d           

6:00pm, CONCERT, Improvisatory Play-Off

6:30pm, Pre-Festival Talk

7:30pm, CONCERT, 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, Anna I & II; 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
   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
   Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral,” IV

noon, CONCERT, Mana Saxophone Institute [Free]

3:00pm, CONCERT, Camilo Carrara & Friends

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

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

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Orchestra, The Chester River & Frederick Chorales, Singing City, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Choir
Douglas D. Cox & Jeffrey Brillhart directors
Etta Fung, 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
   Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in d, “The Choral”
   Mozart, Concerto for Bassoon

3:00pm, CONCERT*, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Singing City, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church Choir, & The Chester River Chorale
Douglas D. Cox & Jeffrey Brillhart directors
Etta Fung, 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”
          Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA*
     * (Not included in Festival Pass)

7:30pm, CONCERT, Mana Saxophone Quartet & Friends

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Monday, June 13th

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Free Day

10:00am-1:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL, A Concert of Art Songs

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, A Concert of Art Songs
with Sammy Marshall & Friends

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Tuesday, June 14th

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9:00am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, 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.

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

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, 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
  9:00am, Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate (premiere)
  9:40am, Blaut, Concertino for Oboe and String Orchestra (Jared Hauser, oboe)
  10:20am, Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (complete and semi-staged)
  11:40am, Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet

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

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

7:30pm, CONCERT,  Festival Chamber Players & Festival String Orchestra
   Leupold, An Actuated Agglomerate (premiere)
   Blaut, Concertino for Oboe and 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
   Arriaga, Los Esclavos Felices, Overture
   Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertante
   Zador, Csardas Rhapsody
   Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 

9:00am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
   Enescu, Dixtuor
   Slayton, New work for oboe and strings (premiere)
   Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings

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

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Chamber Players
Including:
   Enescu, Dixtuor
   Slayton, New work for oboe and strings (premiere)
   Mendelssohn, Octet for Strings

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Friday, June 17th

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

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

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

5:00pm, CONCERT, Chamber Ensemble Recital

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk

7:30pm, CONCERT, Festival Orchestra, Mariusz Smolij, Guest Conductor
   Arriaga, Los Esclavos Felices, Overture
   Bottesini, Grand Duo Concertante (Jeffrey Howard, 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 [Free], Fountain Park
Chestertown Farmers’ Market Music

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

1:00pm, CONCERT, Erin & Christopher Hanson: Voice & Violin Recital [Free]

2:30pm, CONCERT, Kimberly Rowe & Harp Apprentices [Free]

4:00pm, CONCERT, Camilo Carrara & Friends

6:30pm, Pre-Concert Talk

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

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