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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).

Daily Rehearsal Schedules (2017 Season VII)

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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 Symphony Orchestra, venue, t.b.a.
7:00pm Brahms Concerto No 2 for Piano in Bb
8:45pm Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C

7:00-10:00pm, STRING ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL
Festival String Orchestra, Chester River Yacht Club
7:00pm, Schönberg, Transfigured Night
8:45pm, Grieg, Holberg Suite
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, Fiddlesticks Orchestra,  
Chester River Youth Chorale & Festival Brass:
Opening Fanfare 
Roussel, Fanfare pour un Sacre Païen
Hindemith, Morgenmusik
Dukas, Fanfare pour précéder La Péri

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Camilo Carrara & Friends
Including:

Carulli, Concierto para Guitarra
Boccherini, Guitar Quintet in D, G. 448

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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, Nielsen, Little Suite, opus 1/Reger, Lyric Andante
   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: Orchestral Conducting Master Class, Decker Theatre
NMF Mentor Richard Rosenberg with Apprentices & Orchestra
Mozart, Overture to Die Zauberflöte
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, Nielsen, Little Suite
   10:55am, Reger, Lyric Andante
   11:05am, Grieg, Holberg Suite
   11:35am, 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
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 B-flat, B.W.V. 1051
Schönberg, Transfigured Night
      (world premiere of Rosenberg edition for string orchestra)
Nielsen, Little Suite, opus 1
Reger, Lyric Andante
Grieg, Suite: From Holberg’s Time, opus 40

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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
Paquito D’Rivera, The Cape Cod Files: Benny at 100
Music for keyboard, t.b.a.
Mozart, Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, “Kegelstatt,” Kv. 498

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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:
Coleman, Hair, Cloth and Thread (world premiere)
Myron, Five Fables of Aesop
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

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS

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

2:00-5:oopm, REHEARSAL, Festival Concert Band
Berlioz, Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale
Handel, Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Holst, First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Beethoven, Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens
Bruckner, Graduale: Christus Factus Est
Sousa, At The Movies, Washington Post, The White Rose, Stars & Stripes Forever

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 11th

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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

9:30am-noon, DRESS REHEARSAL, Festival Concert Band
Handel, Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Beethoven, Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens
Holst, First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Bruckner, Graduale: Christus Factus Est
Sousa, At The Movies, Washington Post March, The White Rose March
Berlioz, Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, opus. 15
Sousa, Stars & Stripes Forever

1:00pm, CONCERT,  Susan Bennett Brady & Harp Apprentices

2:00-4:30pm, REHEARSALS

3:00pm, CONCERT, Festival Concert Band, outdoor venue, t.b.a.
Handel, Overture from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Beethoven, Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens
Holst, First Suite in E-flat for Military Band
Bruckner, Graduale: Christus Factus Est
Sousa, At The Movies, Washington Post March, The White Rose March
Berlioz, Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale, opus. 15
Sousa, Stars & Stripes Forever

7:30pm-10:00pm, ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL
Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre
   7:30pm, Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in d
   8:30pm, Raymond Scott, Suite (arr. Rosenberg) 
   9:10pm, Gershwin, An American in Paris
   9:50pm, Youmans, Tea For Two (arr. Shostakovich)
  

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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
Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 5
Beethoven, Archduke Piano Trio in Bb, opus 97
Music for keyboard, t.b.a
Mozart, Horn Quintet in E-flat, Kv. 407 

2:00-5:00pm, REHEARSALS

7:30pm, CONCERT, Decker Theatre
Festival Chamber Players
Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 5
Beethoven, Archduke Piano Trio in Bb, opus 97
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

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

2:00-5:00pm, DRESS REHEARSAL
Festival Chamber Players
Schubert, Fantasie in f-minor for Piano, Four Hands
Arensky, String Quartet No. 2
Prokofiev, Quintet in g
Strauss, Emperor Waltz (arr. Schönberg)

3:00pm, CONCERT
Forest Music, Adkins Arboretum, free

6:00pm, CONCERT, Bassoonarama! Betterton Community Center, free

7:30pm, CONCERT
Festival Chamber Players
Schubert, Fantasie in f-minor for Piano, Four Hands
Arensky, String Quartet No. 2
Prokofiev, Quintet in g
Strauss, Emperor Waltz (arr. 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

2:30pm, CONCERT, Camilo Carrara & Friends, The Mainstay 

4:00pm, CONCERT, Musical Explorers
Musical Fun for Children of All Ages
  

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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