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Rehearsal Schedules

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

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Saturday, June 1st

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10:00-11:30am, NewBassoon Institute, Faculty Rehearsal, The Bookplate

noon, NMF Musician Orientation, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
(not open to the public)

2:00-4:30pm, NMF String Orchestra Rehearsal, Church of the Nazarene
   2:00pm, Mozart, Concerto for Horn in E-flat, No. 4
   3:20pm, Tchaikovsky, Serenade in C for Strings 

2:00-4:30pm, Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise, First United Methodist Church [classroom]

2:00-4:30pm, NMF Festival Orchestra, Opening Concert Rehearsal, First United Methodist Church [sanctuary]
J. Strauss (I, II)
   Emperor Waltz
   On the Blue Danube
   (c. 3:20pm) Perpetuum Mobile
   Pizzicato Polka

2:00-5:00pm, New Bassoon Institute, Heron Point

4:30-6:00pm, Meet & Greet, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, free (bring a dish to share)
A community potluck event 

7:00pm, NewBassoon Institute Faculty Concert, Bethel A.M.E. Church, free

7:00-10:00pm, Szervásky Woodwind Quintet, K&L Services

7:00-9:30pm, Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise, First United Methodist Church [classroom]

7:00-9:30pm, NMF Festival Orchestra, Opening Concert Rehearsal, First United Methodist Church [sanctuary]
   Roses from the South
   Radetsky March
   Artist’s Life
   (c. 8:40pm) On the Blue Danube
   Emperor Waltz 

7:30-10:00pm, NMF String Orchestra Rehearsal, Church of the Nazarene
   7:30pm, Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
   8:30pm, Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5

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Sunday, June 2nd

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9:30am-12:30pm, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

11:30am:00-1:00pm, Szervásky Woodwind Quintet, The Bookplate

10:00am-12:30pm, NMF String Orchestra Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings 
   Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5 (no soloist)

10:00am-12:30pm, Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise, River Club

10:00am-12:30pm, Beethoven, Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet, Bordley Building

12:30-2:30pm, NMF Festival Chorus, Beethoven Mass in C, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

1:00-2:30pm, Opening Concert dress rehearsal, First United Methodist

3:00pm, Opening Festivities, First United Methodist Church, free
Including:
The Strauss Family Waltzes, Polkas & Marches


5:00pm-7:00pmpm, Vocal Masterclass Seminar, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

7:00-10:00pm, Szervásky Woodwind Quintet, Drama Room, Washington College

7:00-10:00pm, Brass Quintet rehearsal, Tawes Theatre (Washington College)

7:00-9:30pm, NMF String Orchestra Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Mozart, Concerto No. 4 in E-flat (with soloist)
   Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings 
   Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5 (with soloist)


7:00-9:30pm, Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise, Gibson 204 [Washington College classroom]

7:00-9:00pm, Beethoven, Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

9:00-10:00pm, Biber/Bertali Trio, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

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Monday, June 3rd

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9:30am-12:30pm, NMF Festival Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   9:30am, Gershwin, Cuban Overture
   9:55am, Britten, Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes”
   10:50am, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade

9:30am-12:30pm, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

1:30-4:00pm, NMF String Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
   Mozart, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat, Kv. 495
   Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C, opus 48

2:00-5:00pm, Beethoven, Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet, Sumner Hall

2:00-5:00pm, Brass Quintet rehearsal, Ingersoll Barn

2:00-5:00pm, Szervásky Woodwind Quintet, Massoni Gallery

3:00-5:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra, Chester River Yacht & Country Club [Winds, Brass, and Percussion only]

6:00-8:30pm, NMF Festival Chorus, Beethoven Mass in C [Chester River Chorale], Heron Point (Wesley Hall)

5:00-6:30pm, NewBassoon Institute, Lynn Hileman Lecture, Tawes Theatre
Learning Impossible Pieces and Mental Management

 7:00pm, Festival String Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College), $15
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras, No. 5
   Celine Mogielnicki, soprano
Mozart, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat, Kv. 495
   Michelle Stebleton, horn
Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C, opus 48

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Tuesday, June 4th

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9:30am-12:00pm, NMF Festival Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade 

9:30am-12:00pm, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)


12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, Szervásky Woodwind Quintet, Sumner Hall, free

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Festival Chorus, Beethoven Mass in C, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

2:00pm-4:30pm, Brass Quintet, Ingersoll Barn

2:00pm-4:30pm, Mozart Wind Quintet, K 452, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Rossini, “La Cenerentola,” Overture
   Tarbuk, Concerto for Flute
   Beethoven, Mass in C

2:00pm-4:30pm, Haydn String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise, First United Methodist Church classroom

2:00pm-4:30pm, Szervásky Wind Quintet, Bordley Building

2:00pm-4:30pm, Beethoven Sextet for Horns and String Quartet, Heron Point [Back Porch]

4:00pm-5:00pm, Biber/Bertali Trio, Heron Point [Wesley Hall]

4:30pm-5:30pm, Tarbuk Flute Concerto – Percussion and Soloist ONLY, , Decker Theatre (Washington College)

5:30pm-7:00pm, Moya Polythene Sonata, Decker Theatre (Washington College)

5:00pm-6:00pm, Andriessen, NMF and NewBassoon, Tawes Theatre

7:00pm, Master Class with Orchestra, Bethel A.M.E. Church, $15
NMF Horn Mentor Michelle Stebleton with Apprentices
Mozart, Concerto for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat, Kv. 495

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Wednesday, June 5th

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9:30am-12:00pm, NMF Festival Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   9:30pm, Gershwin, Cuban Overture
   11:15am, Britten, Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes”

10:00am-12:00pm, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, Hotchkiss Recital Hall, free

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Festival Chorus, Beethoven Mass in C, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College) 

2:00pm-4:30pm, Mozart Wind Quintet, K 452, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra , Decker Theatre (Washington College)
     2.00pm-3.20pm Rossini, Beethoven
     3.30pm-4.30pm Tarbuk, strings only

2:00pm-4:30pm, Haydn String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise, The Bookplate

2:30pm-5:00pm NMF Chamber Players Dress Rehearsal, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

4:30pm-7:00pm, Moya Polythene Sonata, Decker Theatre (Washington College)

7:00pm-9:00pm, NewBassoon Institute, Chamber Rehearsal, Gibson 204

7:00pm-9:00pm, Percussion Workshop, Decker Theatre

7:00pm, Música de Câmara I, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, $15
Szervánsky, Woodwind Quintet No. 1
Persichetti, Serenade No. 10 
Reinaldo Moya, Brass Quintet
Biber/Bertali,  Sonata à 3, for Violins, Sackbut & Continuo in d
Beethoven, Sextet for Two Horns & String Quartet

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Thursday, June 6th

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9:30am-12:00pm, NMF Festival Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   9:30am, Britten, Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes”
   11:00am, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherezade

9:30am-12:30pm, NMF Festival Chorus, Beethoven Mass in C with Soloists, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, NMF Brass Quintet, Sumner Hall, free

2:00pm-4:30pm- NMF Chamber Players Dress Rehearsal, Sacred Heart Catholic Church

2:00pm-5:00pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra and Festival Chorus, Decker Theatre (Washington College)

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

5:00pm, Pass-Holders Reception (by invitation)

5:00-6:30pm, Beethoven Viola Quartet, Gibson 204

6:00pm-7:00pm, NewBassoon Institute and NMF Bassoons rehearsal, Tawes Theatre

7:00pm, Música de Câmara II, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, $15
Ewald,  Quintet for Brass, No. 1
Fries, Pling 4
Ibert, Deux Interludes
Williams, Music from Schindler’s List (arr. Kanga)
Haydn, String Quartet in B-flat, The Sunrise

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Friday, June 7th

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9:30am-noon, NMF Festival Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Concert order: Gershwin (15 minutes), Britten (30 minutes), Rimsky-Korsakov

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, NewBassoon Institute, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, free

1:15pm-3:00pm, Trombone Sectional, Tawes Theatre

1:30pm-3:30pm Horn Sectional, Ingersoll Barn

2:30p-4:00pm, New Bassoon Institute Dress Rehearsal, The Mainstay

2:00pm-4:00pm, NMF Festival Chorus, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

4:00pm, NewBassoon Institute Concert, The Mainstay, free

4:00pm-5:00pm, Cambini Woodwind Quintet, Tawes Theatre

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre (Washington College), included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College), $20
 Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Gershwin, Cuban Overture

Britten, Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade

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Saturday, June 8th

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

10:00am-12:30pm, Mozart Wind/Piano Quintet K. 452, Heron Point

10:00am-12:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra and Festival Chorus Dress Rehearsal [concert order, chorus meets at 11a], Decker Theatre (Washington College)

11:00am-noon, NMF Festival Chorus warm up, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

11:00am-12:15pm, Cambini Woodwind Quintet, Bookplate

1:00pm-3:00pm, Bassoon Rebellion Dress Rehearsal, Bethel A.M.E. Church

2:00-4:30pm, Moya Polythene Sonata, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

2:00pm-4:30pm, Vocal Seminar, Heron Point (Wesley Hall)

2:00pm, Too-Many-Harps Recital, The Mainstay, $10

3:00pm, Bassoon Rebellion, Bethel A.M.E. Church, free

3:00pm-4:00pm, Family Concert Dress [Brass Quintet], Emmanuel Church

4:00pm, One Big Happy Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo, Emmanuel Church, free
  Featuring the Fiddlesticks! Orchestra
A special concert for the whole family, followed by an opportunity to try out the instruments

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre (Washington College), included with ticket 

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College), $20
Mladen Tarbuk, conductor 
Rossini, Overture: La Cenerentola
Tarbuk, Concerto for Flute (Jennifer Parker-Harley, soloist
Beethoven, Mass in C 
Celine Mogielnicki, Katherine Fili, Charles Calotta,
Adrian Rosas soloists
Chester River Chorale, Douglas Cox  director
Members of the Frederick and Annapolis Chorales, Delaware Choral Society and Kent Chamber Choir

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Sunday, June 9th

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 — Day off for Festival Participants —

7:00pm, United States Naval Academy Band Brass Quintet, Chester River Yacht & Country Club, free

Including favorites by Anthony DiLorenzo, Kevin McKee & David Sampson as well as popular standards.

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Monday, June 10th

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9:30am-noon, NMF Festival Orchestra Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   9:30am, Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
   9:50am, J. Strauss, II, On the Beautiful Blue Danube (no chorus)
   10:10am, Mahler, Symphony No. 1 (all 5 movements)

9:30am-noon, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

Noon-1:30pm, Mozart Wind/Piano Quintet K. 452, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm-1:30pm, Lecture by Dr. Molly Gabrian: “Lecture What Musicians Can Learn About Practicing From Current Brain Research”, Sumner Hall

1:30pm-3:00pm, Moya Polythene, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

1:30pm-3:30pm, Adam violin lessons, First United Methodist Church

2:00pm-4:00pm, Brass Ensemble Rehearsal, Tawes Theatre

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra Rehearsal, Mendelssohn, Barbosa, Hummel, Bizet, Chester River Yacht & Country Club
   2:00pm Barbosa
   2:45pm Bizet
   4:00pm Hummel

3:00pm-5:00pm, Mozart Sonata (K. 378) for Violin, Heron Point

3:30pm-6:30pm, NMF “Frankenstein!!” Chamber Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
Gruber, “Frankenstein!!” only

4:30pm-6:00pm Voice Recital Dress Rehearsal, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

5:00pm-7:00pm, Beethoven Quintet, Gibson 204

7:00pm, Heavenly Voices, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College), $15

Fourteen singers from the NMF Vocal Program performing Art Songs
Including works by Moore, Ravel, Rossini & Schubert

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Tuesday, June 11th

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9:30am-noon, NMF Festival Orchestra Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   9:30am, Mahler, Symphony No. 1. Mvt 5, then Mvt 1 etc…

9:30am-noon, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, Haydn String Quartet, Sumner Hall, free

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra, Chester River Yacht & Country Club

1:00pm-3:00pm, NMF Chamber Players Dress Rehearsal,  Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

3:00-6:00pm, NMF Gruber, “Frankenstein!!”Chamber Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College) 
   3:00pm, Haydn, Overture
   3:15pm, Haydn, Symphony No. 22
   3:30pm, Gruber, “Frankenstein!!”
   
3:30pm-5:00pm, Ravel Introduction and Allegro, Gibson 229

5:00pm-7:00pm, Beethoven Quintet, Gibson 204

7:00pm, Pianist Envy, Hotchkiss Recital Hall, $15
Reinaldo Moya, Polythene Sonata Product
Mozart, Violin Sonata No. 26 in Bb, K 378
Mahler Songs of a Wayfarer
Mozart, Quintet in E-flat for Winds & Piano

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Wednesday, June 12th

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9:30am-noon, NMF Festival Orchestra Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
  9:30, Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
  10:20, Mahler, Symphony No. 1, I, III (Kraftig bewegt), II (Blumine)

10:0am-noon, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm-1:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River

2:00pm-5:00pm, NMF “Frankenstein!!” Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   2:00pm, Gruber, “Frankenstein!!”
   4:00pm, Haydn, Overture, Haydn, Symphony No. 22

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra, First United Methodist, Sanctuary 

2:00pm-4:30pm, Ravel, “Introduction and Allegro,” Gibson 229, Washington College classroom

5:00pm-6:45pm, Potpourri Dress, Bethel A.M.E. Church

6:00pm-7:00pm, NMF Festival Chamber Singers [Blue Danube], Hotchkiss Theatre (Washington College)

7:00pm, Potpourri, Bethel A.M.E. Church, $15
A delightful assortment of our favorite music spontaneously generated by NMF Apprentices

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Thursday, June 13th

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9:30am-noon, NMF Festival Orchestra Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   9:30pm, Mahler, Mvt III, IV, II chorus at 11:25a
   11:30am, Strauss, J, On the Beautiful Blue Danube (with Chorus)

10:00am-11:30am, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, Sumner Hall, free

2:00pm-5:00pm, NMF “Frankenstein!!” Chamber Orchestra, Dress Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Gruber, “Frankenstein!!”
   Haydn, Symphony No. 22
   Haydn, “Il Mondo della Luna,” Overture

2:00pm-4:30pm, NMF Chamber Orchestra, Chester River Yacht & Country Club

2:00pm-4:30pm, Ravel, “Introduction and Allegro,” First United Methodist

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre (Washington College), included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Chamber Orchestra, Decker Theatre, (Washington College), $15
Haydn, Il Mondo della Luna, Overture (The World on the Moon)
Haydn, Symphony No. 22, The Philosopher
Gruber, Frankenstein!!
   (with Richard Rosenberg chansonnier & Mladen Tarbuk conductor)

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Friday, June 14th

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9:30am-noon, Festival Chamber Orchestra Dress Rehearsal, First United Methodist Church

10:00am-noon, Vocal Masterclass, Hotchkiss Recital Hall (Washington College)

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River, free

2:00pm-4:30pm, Ravel Introduction and Allegro, First United Methodist

3:30pm-6:00pm, Vocal Dress Rehearsal, Relay United Methodist

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, First United Methodist Church, included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, First United Methodist Church, $20 Sold out
 Arthur Barbosa, conductor
Mendelssohn, Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Barbosa, Little Brazilian Suite (world première)
Hummel, Concerto for Trumpet in E-flat  (Joe Burgstaller soloist)
Bizet, Symphony C

7:00pm, Voice Recital, Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, Arbutus, MD, free

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Saturday, June 15th

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

10:30am-1:o0pm, NMF Orchestra Concert, Dress Rehearsal, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
   Concert Order: Brahms (15 minutes), J. Strauss (20 minutes),  Mahler

2:00pm-5:00pm, Vocal Seminar, Heron Point (Wesley Hall)

2:00pm, Matineé Musicale, The Mainstay, free
Including
Ravel, Introduction & Allegro

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, Tawes Theatre (Washington College), included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College), $20
 Richard Rosenberg  conductor
Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Strauss, J.II, On the Beautiful Blue Danube (original version with chorus)
Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D, The Titan

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