BRAVO! Staunton Music Festival Attracts World-Class Musicians

The Staunton Music Festival, central Virginia’s most innovative classical music festival, presents “Summer Sounds,” a nine-day celebration of vocal, choral, and instrumental music performed by world-class American and European musicians.

From Friday, August 19, through Saturday, August 27, historic Staunton comes alive with eight main-stage concerts and many FREE events, including pre-concert talks and daily lunchtime concerts.  The Festival is known for its friendly atmosphere and adventurous, eclectic mix of classical music, from baroque masterpieces performed on period instruments to world premieres.

More than 40 musicians will perform in the festival, including world-class singers and instrumentalists from around the globe. They hail from Germany, Russia, Netherlands, Canada, Finland, Austria, France, and the United States.  They have played to audiences at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, and Carnegie Hall.

THE PROGRAM
The weeklong festival includes works by Strauss, Schubert, Kurtág, Liszt, Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Reger, Coria, Sibelius, Telemann, Schubert, Crumb, Yannelli, Dufay, Ravel, Vivaldi, Saint-Saëns, Yannelli, Schubert, Strauss, Debussy, Biscardi, Rachmaninoff, Monteverdi, Beethoven, Schoenberg, Dvoják, Handel, and many more.

TICKETS
Main Stage concerts: $20 regular, $18 senior, $8 student, and  “pay-what you-will” for those 16 and under. All seats are unreserved. Doors open  one hour before the concert. Ticket information is online at http://www.stauntonmusicfestival.com.  All noon concerts are free, and music  lovers 16 and under attend evening concerts on a pay-what-you-will  basis, with the exception of the Gala (August 19) and Czech Letters, for which they pay student price if they wish a guaranteed seat.

Click here for Staunton Music Festival Dining & Lodging Specials!!

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