Expect the Unexpected

July 9 - August 7

Special Preview Days: July 6 - 8

We’ll explore the fascinating stories behind the music we love so much.

We’ll learn about George Gershwin’s great surprise – a surprise that turned into the celebrated Rhapsody in Blue. We’ll explore music by female composers and find out what Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, and Quincy Jones have in common. We’ll hear a band from Asheville that combines the traditional sounds of blue grass with the modern technique of looping. We’ll even have a bit of Christmas in July with a rendition of Handel’s Messiah featuring … YOU (if you are so inclined!).

And, of course, we’ll continue our work educating the next generation of musicians with our celebrated Summer Music Academy. Check back often for updates! We’ll reveal details as they emerge.