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Dear National Music Festival Supporters and Friends,

We have invested our hearts and souls in the preparation of what was to be an ambitious and inspiring 10th anniversary, and though it breaks our hearts, we have made the gut-wrenching decision to cancel this season.

The National Music Festival is a national, global, and local event, but at this time we see no way to keep our community and our musicians safe. We care about you all and your safety is of paramount importance. We have therefore decided that it would not be in anyone’s interest to carry on with this season.  

It is our intention to mount the June 2021 season with the same programming as had been planned for this summer. When it is safe to do so, we will also resume our Resonance concert series, whose March and April performances were postponed early in the pandemic.

In spite of the financial hits many of us have taken, we urge you to please continue to financially support the National Music Festival – to whatever extent you can – so it can return next year.  

We entreat you to stay vigilant, safe, sane, and healthy so we can enjoy great music and exceptional performances together again soon.



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, August 5

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

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Saturday, August 8

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9:00am, NMF Musician Orientation
(not open to the public)

4:30pm, Meet & Greet,  free
A community potluck event 

6:00pm, Opening fanfare, free

7:00pm, Música de Câmara: PIANOMANIA!, I, (single tickets will be available in July)
With Piano Mentor David Brooks & Apprentices

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Sunday, August 9

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7:00pm, Música de Câmara, II, (single tickets will be available in July)
Arnold, Brass Quintet, No. 1
Read, Song Without Words
Mozart, Piano Quartet in E-flat

 

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Monday, August 10

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, free

7:00pm, Música de Câmara, III, (single tickets will be available in July)
Koshinski, Dance of the Drums
Beethoven, Three Equali for 4 Trombones
Work for Strings, tba
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles



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Tuesday, August 11

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, free

7:00pm, Música de Câmara IV, (single tickets will be available in July)
NMF Mentor Faculty & Friends
ArgentoTo Be Sung Upon the Water
Liebermann, Pastorale for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon (world premiere)
Ravel, Five Greek Songs
Shostakovich, Piano Trio No. 2 in e

 

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Wednesday, August 12

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, free
Shostakovich, Suite for Two Pianos in f#, opus 6 (electronically realized by Philip Rosenberg)

6:00pm, Pre-concert talk (included with ticket)

7:00pm, Festival Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg, conductor, (single tickets will be available in July)
Mozart, Overture to “The Magic Flute”
Saint-Saëns, Cello Concerto No. 1 in a, Olivia Hunt, soloist
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

 

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Thursday, August 13

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, free
Schumann, Dichterliebe

3:00pm, Forest Music

7:00pm, Música de Câmara V, (single tickets will be available in July)
Treuting,  Life is (____) (world premiere)
Castello,  Sesta Sonata, Libro I
Morris,  Up and Away
Dvořák, Serenade for Strings in E



 

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Friday, August 14

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, free

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

7:00pm, Potpourri, (single tickets will be available in July)

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Saturday, August 15

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

4:00pm, Heavenly Voices, (single tickets will be available in July)

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk (included with ticket)

7:00pm, Festival Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg  conductor,  (single tickets will be available in July)
Rossini, Overture to “La Gazza Ladra”
Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin in e, Emily Daggett Smith, soloist
Dvořák, Symphony No. 8 in G

 

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