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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. (Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2020.)

The 2020 10th Anniversary Season Festival concert schedule is below.

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, May 27

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Last Updated: September 24, 2019 at 9:41 am

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

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Saturday, May 30th

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

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

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Sunday, May 31st

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Last Updated: January 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Noon, Opening Fanfare, free

7:00pm: 10th Anniversary Gala*
Something Old, Something Moo and a Rhapsody in Blue   
 Richard Rosenberg, conductor
Vivaldi, Concerto for Guitar in D, RV. 93, Camilo Carrara, guitar
Gershwin, A Rhapsody in Blue, original version for jazz ensemble, David Brooks, piano
Milhaud, Le Boeuf sur le Toit

*Open to Gala Ticket-holders & Season Pass-holders (who may add the pre-concert dinner) 

 

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Monday, June 1st

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7:00pm, First National Music Festival String Concerto Competition, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

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Tuesday, June 2nd

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

7:00pm, Música de Câmara I
NMF Mentor Faculty & Friends
ArgentoTo Be Sung Upon the Water
Morris, Up and Away
Koshinski, Dance of the Drums  
Thuille, Sextet for piano & winds

 

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Wednesday, June 3rd

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

7:00pm, Música de Câmara II
BeethovenThree Equali for 4 Trombones
Arnold, Quintet, No. 1, opus 73
Three works for piano, four hands by Carl Maria Von Weber:
   – Alla Zingara, opus 60, no. 4
   – Andantino con moto, opus 10, no. 2
   – March, opus 60, mo. 7
Augusta Read Thomas, Song Without Words (world premiere)
Bull,  The King’s Hunt (arranged by Grandjany)
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles

 

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Thursday, June 4th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

3:00pm, Forest Music, Adkins Arboretum, free

7:00pm, Música de Câmara III
Sullivan, Hearken Unto Ye, My People, arranged for chorus & brass by R. Rosenberg
Mahler, Adagietto
Małecki, Concertino in An Old Style
Telemann, “Cantata of Funeral Music for an Artistically Trained Canary-Bird
   Whose Demise Brought the Greatest Sorrow to His Master.”  


 

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Friday, June 5th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

4:00pm, NewBassoon Institute Concert

7:00pm, An Evening of Cabaret* 
Gala Concert to Benefit the NMF Apprentice Scholarship Program
   * Open to Gala Ticket-holders & Season Pass-holders (whom may add the post-concert reception) 

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Saturday, June 6th

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

2:00pm, Matineé Musicale, Hotchkiss Recital Hall

3:00pm, Bassoon Rebellion

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, Tawes Theatre (Washington College), included with ticket

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
Richard Rosenberg  conductor
Weber, Overture to Turandot, opus 37
R, Strauss,Metamorphosen*
R. Strauss, Four Last Songs, Karen Slack, soprano 
HindemithSymphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

 * To be recorded for Centaur Records

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Sunday, June 7th

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7:00pm, Visiting Jazz Ensemble, T. B. A.

 

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Monday, June 8th

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7:00pm, Música de Câmara IV 

Jason Treuting Life is (____)
Liebermann, Pastorale for Oboe, Clarinet & Bassoon (world premiere)
Ravel, Sonatine
ShostakovichPiano Trio No. 2 in e

 

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Tuesday, June 9th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites

7:00pm, Angelic Voices, NMF Voice Mentor & Apprentices, Hotchkiss Recital Hall
Including
Ravel, Five Greek Songs
SchumannDichterliebe

 

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Wednesday, June 10th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Vocalise, free

7:00pm, Música de Câmara, V 
Castello, Sesta Sonata, Libro I
Barber, Summer Music
SchoenfeldFour Souvenirs for Violin and Piano
R. Strauss, Serenade for 13 wind instruments in E-flat

 


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Thursday, June 11th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, free

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

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Friday, June 12th

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12:30pm, Lunchtime Chamber Bites, free

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

7:00pm, Festival Symphony Orchestra, $20, Decker Theatre (Washington College)
Nikolay Lalov, Guest conductor
Debussy, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Concerti for String Instruments, t.b.a. (winners of the NMF String Concerto Competition)
Beethoven, Symphony No. 8 in F

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Saturday, June 13th

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

12:30pm, Voice Recital

2:00pm, My Harp Will Go On, Harp Recital

3:30pm, Camilo Carrara & Friends

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
Berlioz, Le Corsaire, Overture
KorngoldConcerto for Violin, Simon Smith, violin
TchaikovskySymphony No. 4

 

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