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Concert Schedules

Whatever your musical taste, we have performances you will love! Use the tabs below to explore the concert schedule and repertoire for each day of the National Music Festival. To purchase tickets, please click below on the concert you are interested in. 

For information about the Resonance Concert Series, click here.

We ask that children be at least five years old to attend a concert (except the Family Concert, of course!), but children of any age are welcome at all rehearsals. $5 tickets for any concert are available by clicking here for students and children over 5. 

Please note: Free concerts are indicated as such below. No tickets are required for free concerts; seats will be available on a first-come first-served basis. All tickets are held for pick-up at the concerts; no tickets will be mailed

Daily Concert Schedules

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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Last Updated: November 12, 2020 at 9:17 am

6:30pm, Pre-Festival Talk with NMF Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg

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Saturday, July 31, 2021

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Last Updated: November 12, 2020 at 9:20 am

11:00am, NMF Musicians’ Orientation

4:30pm, Meet & Greet
A Community “Potluck” for NMF Musicians & Audience

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

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Last Updated: January 1, 2021 at 6:23 pm

5:00pm, Opening Fanfare
Including
Henry Purcell, Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary: March
Paul Dukas, Fanfare from La Péri

7:00pm, Tenth Anniversary Gala Celebration: Something Old, Something Moo and a Rhapsody in Blue
~ To Benefit NMF Apprentice Scholarships ~
National Music Festival Mentors & Friends  Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto for Lute in D, RV. 93,  Camilo Carrara, guitar
George Gershwin, A Rhapsody in Blue (original version for jazz ensemble, arranged by Ferde Grofé), David Brooks, piano
Darius Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le toit, opus 58 (The Ox on the Roof: The Nothing-Doing Bar)

Please note, this event is not included in the Festival Pass; a separate ticket will be available once all the details are finalized. Space for this event is limited; Pass-holders and Impresarios will have the first opportunity to purchase tickets, and will receive a discount on tickets. More information will be posted soon!

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Monday, August 2, 2021

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Last Updated: November 12, 2020 at 9:22 am

7:00pm, Festival Master Class (with orchestra)

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Last Updated: November 12, 2020 at 9:23 am

12:30pm,  Lunchtime Chamber Bites
Philip Rosenberg, host
Dmitri Shostakovich, Suite for Two Pianos in f#, opus 6  (electronic realization by Philip Rosenberg)

7:00pm, Música de Câmara I, NMF Mentor Faculty in Recital

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Voice Recital

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Thursday, August 5, 2020

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Last Updated: January 24, 2021 at 10:26 pm

12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Música de Câmara II
H. Villa-Lobos, Assobio a Játo (The Jet Whistle)
Alyssa Morris, Up and Away
Gene Koshinski, Dance of the Drums
Claude Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Benno Sachs, ed. Arnold Schönberg)

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Friday, August 6, 2021

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Música de Câmara III
Beethoven, Equali, WoO 30
Arnold, Quintet No. 1 for Brass, opus 73
Bull, The King’s Hunt
Works for piano four-hands, t.b.a
Augusta Read Thomas, Song without Words (premiere)
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

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Saturday, August 7, 2021

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9:00am Fountain Park Chestertown Farmers’ Market Music

2:00pm, Matineé Music

4:00pm, One Big Happy Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo
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, “The Golden Mean.”  Philip Rosenberg explicator

7:00pm,  Festival Symphony Orchestra,  Richard Rosenberg conductor
Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106, BB 114
Felix Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin in e, opus 64, Emily Daggett Smith violin, Nathan Bieber conductor
Felix Mendelssohn,  Symphony No. 3, Scottish, opus 56

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

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7:00pm, Superintendant’s Combo, United States Naval Academy Jazz Band

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Monday, August 9, 2021

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7:00pm, Música de Câmara, IV
Dédé, Rêverie champêtre
Jason Treuting, Life is (____)
Lowell Liebermann, Pastoral, opus 5 (world premiere)
Ravel, Sonatine
Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Kv. 493

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Reception for Pass-Holders
Camilo Carrara guitar
    Light hors d’oeuvres & beverages
By invitation only

 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

6:00pm,  Pre-Concert Talk, “The Egg & I.” Philip Rosenberg explicator

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Marzena Diakun guest conductor 
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Saint-Saëns, Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in a, opus 33, Olivia Hunt violoncello, Elizabeth Kapitaniuk conductor
Stravinsky, The Firebird, Concert Suite for Orchestra, No. 2

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Musica de Câmara, V
Dario Castello, Sonate Concertante in Stil Moderno, libro primo, No. 6
Maciej Małecki, Concerto in an Old Style
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A, “The Turkish,” Kv. 219 (original orchestration)
Bohuslav Martinů, Nonet H.374

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Friday, August 13, 2021

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Potpourri
A delightful assortment of our favourite music spontaneously generated by NMF Apprentices

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

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9:00am, Farmers’ Market Music

2:00pm, A Great Many Harps Recital

3:30pm, Camilo Carrara guitar

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, “Kick Up Your Heels.” Philip Rosenberg explicator

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg conductor
Piotr Tchaikovsky, Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C, opus 53
Jean Francaix, L’Horloge de Flore, Jared Hauser oboe, Sunny Xia conductor
Zoltan Kodaly, Dances of Galánta

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