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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 to be here. Therefore, the NMF Board of Directors has decided to cancel the planned August 2021 season. 

The safety of our musicians, audience, and community is of paramount importance. Some of our musicians have told us that they are not yet comfortable traveling or congregating with groups of people, and we take those concerns seriously. We must also safeguard the long-term financial viability of NMF. The best way to do that is to wait until June 2022 to return to the Festival that we all know and love. Social distancing requirements for both our performers and audience members would make it impossible to produce the quality of music to which you are accustomed, and to sell enough tickets to make the festival financially viable. 

We are already working hard on the 2022 Festival, which is scheduled for June 5-18, 2022. It will be an exciting season, including riveting music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Several mentors will be featured as concerto soloists, among them guitarist Camilo Carrara (Vivaldi, “Concerto for Lute in D”) and violinist Simon Smith (Korngold’s cinematic “Concerto for Violin”). More details will be announced soon. 

At this time, we plan to proceed with our Resonance concert series, and have six concerts scheduled from October 2021 through April 2022. We look forward to presenting live concerts again. 

In the meantime, our online Festival Forum series will continue with monthly mentor interviews. Visit our website at www.nationalmusic.us to register for these virtual free events. There you will also find links to Forum interviews you might have missed, and links to past Festival performances on YouTube.

We encourage you to get vaccinated and stay safe, sane, and healthy so we can enjoy great music and exceptional live 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, June 1, 2022

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

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

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11:00am, NMF Musicians’ Orientation

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

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

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

7:00pm, Something Old, Something Moo and a Rhapsody in Blue
National Music Festival Chamber Orchestra  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)

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Monday, June 6, 2022

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7:00pm, Festival Master Class with orchestra
Violin Mentor Francesca Anderegg & Apprentices
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A, “The Turkish,” Kv. 219

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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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
Von Weber, Works for piano duet
Alla Zingara
Andantino con moto
March
Liebermann, Pastoral, opus 5 (world premiere)
Dédé, Rêverie champêtre
Treuting, Life is (____)
Sullivan, Hearken Unto Ye, My People (arr. for chorus and brass by Rosenberg)
R. Strauss, Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments in E-flat

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise

6:00pm,  Pre-Concert Talk

7:00pm,  Festival Symphony Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Weber, Overture to Turandot
R. Strauss, Metamorphosen
R. Strauss, Four Last Songs, Karen Slack, soprano
Hindemith, Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

 

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Música de Câmara II
Beethoven, Three Equali
Arnold, Brass Quintet, No. 1
Ries, Trio for Clarinet, ‘Cello & Piano, opus 28
Mozart, Concerto for Violin No. 5 in A, Turkish (original orchestration), Francesca Anderegg, soloist

 

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Friday, June 10, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

4:30pm, Forest Music

7:00pm,  Música de Câmara III
Castello, Sonate Concertante in Stil Moderno, libro primo, No. 6
Read, Song Without Words (world premiere)
Mozart, Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Kv. 493
Telemann,  Funeral Music for Dead Canary

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

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

2:00pm, Matineé Musicale

4:00pm, One Big Happy Family Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo
Featuring the Fiddlesticks! Orchestra

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk, “The Golden Mean.”  Philip Rosenberg explicator

7:00pm,  Festival Symphony Orchestra,  Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Dédé, Mephisto Masqué
Bartók,  Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin in e, Emily Daggett Smith, violin
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3, Scottish

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

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7:00pm, Superintendant’s Combo
The United States Naval Academy Band’s Jazz Combo explore historical
origins of jazz, New Orleans, improvisation, and the American
heroes of jazz, such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker & Herbie Hancock

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Monday, June 13, 2022

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7:00pm, Música de Câmara IV
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arr. Benno Sachs, ed. Arnold Schönberg)
Morris, Up and Away
Koshinski, Dance of the Drums
Dusseck, Duo for Harp & Piano, opus 36
Martinů, Nonet, No. 2, H. 374

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Angelic Voices
Ravel, Five Greek Songs
Beethoven, Scottish Songs, for Voice, Violin, Violoncello & Piano w/small chorus, opus 108

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, t. b. a.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Potpourri

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Friday, June 17, 2022

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

6:00pm Pre-Concert Talk

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Jean Francaix, L’Horloge de Flore, Jared Hauser, oboe
Saint-Saëns, Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in a, opus 33, Olivia Hunt, violoncello
Stravinsky, Suite from The Firebird

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

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

12:30pm, Voice Recital

2:00pm, Harp Recital

3:30pm, Camilo Carrara & Friends

6:00pm, Pre-Concert Talk

7:00pm Festival Symphony Orchestra, Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Kodaly, Dances of Galánta
Korngold, Concerto for Violin, Simon Smith, violin
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in f

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