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10-18-2013 — Youth Orchestra Press Release

The National Music Festival at Washington College is excited to announce a new program serving the children of Kent County in grades 3 through 8. With the introduction of its Fiddlesticks! program, the National Music Festival will offer free lessons in violin, viola, and cello as an

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NMF Orchestra Travels to Philadelphia


This year the National Music Festival at Washington College is performing one the most unique requiems known in classical music: the “German Requiem” of Johannes Brahms. What makes it unique is that it is one of the few requiems that have been written and sung in German. At the time

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June 2020: Black Lives Matter

The National Music Festival unequivocally and fervently affirms that Black Lives Matter.

We mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the unacceptably long list of lives lost before them.

We believe that amplifying diverse voices is the path toward a better understanding of our shared humanity.

We stand in solidarity with Black Americans and

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April 2021: Festival cancelled for summer 2021 due to COVID-19

Dear National Music Festival Supporters and Friends,

We had hoped to bring live concert music back to Kent County in August, but, though the COVID-19 situation is improving, it is not yet possible for us to responsibly and successfully hold a two-week orchestral event with musicians who travel from far and wide

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