2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy (July 7-August 3) – Tickets and Program Info available here

June 27, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy! July 7-August 3 Wintergreen Resort, VA Welcome! BUY TICKETS HERE Since there will be 229 events and performances in 28 days, we know that looking through the 2014 WSMF Ticket Booklet might be a little overwhelming. The booklet is divided into two main sections: A chronological listing of [...]

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Get your FREE 2014 WSMF apps NOW!

June 26, 2014 News

Wintergreen Performing Arts is now officially cool, hip and very 21st century!!! We have an app for Apple iPhones and iPads, and we have an app for Android devices. This is the perfect way for you to follow the schedule of the 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival! Download your FREE apps with the following links [...]

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An intro to the WSMF . . . We invite you to spend eight minutes on our mountain!!

June 25, 2014 News

We are delighted to be able to offer an introduction to the annual Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy. This video was filmed during the 2013 Festival, and it includes comments from Wesley Baldwin, Allison Dubois, Kaeza Fearn, Paul Neebe, Christopher Pulgram, Karen Quillen and Larry Alan Smith. Special thanks must go to 2013 WPA [...]

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9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest – August 16, 2014

June 23, 2014 News

The 9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest  Saturday, August 16, 2014 from Noon-7:00 pm Wintergreen Resort, Virginia The Virginia Piedmont is known for its beauty, its history, its crystal clear streams and hardwood forests, but it is also the home of a rich musical tradition. Drawing on a Scots-Irish heritage, the Blue Ridge settlers created [...]

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Some videos and recordings . . . 2014 WSMF Guest Artists and Masterclass Participants

June 23, 2014 News

We hope you enjoy these links. Check back as we will be adding more videos and recordings as the Festival unfolds. Week I Brazilian Pianist Luiz de Moura Castro plays Heitor Villa-Lobos – Video Brazilian Pianist Luiz de Moura Castro plays Heitor Villa-Lobos – Recording Argentinian Pianist Mirian Conti plays music by Frédéric Chopin – Video Conductor Carl St. [...]

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Classics Concerts

May 29, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Classics Performances by the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra Come for the Pre-Concert Talks with Larry Alan Smith – 45 minutes before each Classics performance. Classics I – Saturday, July 12 at 6:00 pm and Sunday, July 13 at 3:00 pm (DP) Wintergreen Festival Orchestra Mirian Conti, piano Carl St. Clair, guest conductor Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras [...]

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Chamber Music Concerts

May 28, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Chamber Music Concerts Performances by the Wintergreen Chamber Players and 2014 WSMF Guest Artists Chamber Music I – Tuesday, July 15 at 7:30 pm (DP) Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quinteto em forma de chôros, W231 (1928) Michael White: Tango for four violas (2013) – World Premiere Reynaldo Hahn: Sonata for violin and piano in C Major (1926) [...]

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Coffee Concerts

May 27, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Coffee Concerts Performances by the Wintergreen Chamber Players, Academy Ensembles and 2014 WSMF Guest Artists – These one-hour concerts are modeled after popular Sunday morning performances that take place in many European countries. Coffee will be served . . . Coffee from Sun Roast Coffee Roasters, of course!  Coffee Concert I – Sunday, July 13 [...]

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Wild Wednesdays

May 26, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Wild Wednesdays Three very different evenings that must not be missed. They will be wild!! Wild Wednesday I – July 16 at 7:30 pm (DP) ♫ The Rick Germanson Trio – Sponsored by Wintergreen Real Estate Co. Rick Germanson, piano Nat Reeves, bass Billy Williams, drums What an incredible way to start our Wild Wednesdays! [...]

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Cooking Classes

May 24, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Cooking Classes South American-inspired food prepared by extraordinary chefs in four beautiful Wintergreen kitchens. Every class will be different. Classes will be limited to 25 participants.  Cooking Classes I and II – July 8 and 10 at 2:00 pm (MPS)* ® Chef/Partner Jason Alley of Pasture Restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia and Comfort Restaurant in Richmond, [...]

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Piano Recitals at the 2014 WSMF

May 23, 2014 News

Piano Recitals  Piano Recital I Friday, July 11 at 7:30 pm (DP) Luiz de Moura Castro, piano Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras No. 4, W264 (1930-41) César Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue (1884) Franz Liszt: Variations on a theme from Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen by J.S. Bach, S. 180 (1862) Franz Liszt: Tre sonetti del Petrarca, [...]

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Academy Showcases in Wintergreen, VA

May 18, 2014 WPA Events

Academy Showcases The Academy Showcases provide Academy students with additional opportunities to perform works they have studied while at Wintergreen. Academy Showcase I – Monday, July 28 at 4:15 pm (DP) Academy Showcase II – Saturday, August 2 at 12:00 pm (SP) Academy Showcase III – Saturday, August 2 at 3:00 pm (SP) Academy Showcase [...]

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Post-Concert Garden Parties

May 17, 2014 News

El Jardin de las Delicias (The Garden of Delights) – Post-Concert Garden Parties (THE Place to be on Friday nights) Come to the Garden Parties, meet the artists, visit with your friends and make new acquaintances while sampling a wide variety of South American pastries from La Sabrosita Bakery in Richmond, Virginia. Different pastries will [...]

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Exhibitions at Les Yeux du Monde

May 16, 2014 News

Les Yeux du Monde – Two Exhibitions (LYDM)  Amazonas in Color, Light and Medium: Barry Gordon, Gwyn Kohr, Kathy Kuhlmann, Lindsey Oberg, Patte Ormsby, Martha Saunders and Elizabeth Schoyer (LYDM)  Presented in collaboration with Les Yeux du Monde in Charlottesville, Virginia Seven central Virginia artists will be featured in the exhibition Amazonas in Color, Light [...]

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WPA à la carte . . . the South American season!

May 15, 2014 News

WPA à la carte . . . the South American season! ® WPA à la carte annually presents exciting and enjoyable events that raise much-needed money for Wintergreen Performing Arts. In the past, your first opportunity to sign up for an event was at Opening Night of the Festival. However, since four of the events [...]

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Morning Seminars

May 15, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Morning Seminars (Weekdays) The Morning Seminars are opportunities for relaxed and informal learning. They take place on weekdays. Participants will be able to pick and choose from a host of topics during the course of the Festival. There will be a coffee break at 10:30 each morning. Feel free to come for the second half [...]

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Nature and The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen

May 14, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Nature and Wintergreen Presented in collaboration with The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Doug Coleman, Executive Director Wintergreen is unique in that conservation of the natural environment is what sets the community apart from other destination resorts. The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen (TNFW), with nearly 800 members, is at the core of this identity and a key [...]

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Saturday Seminars

May 13, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Saturday Seminars Set aside 90 minutes of your weekend to hear about fascinating topics from some extraordinary people. The Saturday Seminars will begin at 9:30 am. July 12 (TH) – Ken Steen 2014 WSMF Composer-in-Residence Faculty Member, The Hartt School of the University of Hartford re:sponding – music composed in response to text, poetry and [...]

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Academy Concerts

May 13, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Academy

Academy Concerts ♫ Academy Concert I – Saturday, July 12 at 3:00 pm (DP)     Academy Concert II – Saturday, July 19 at 3:00 pm (DP)     Academy Concert III – Saturday, July 26 at 3:00 pm (DP)     Academy Concert IV – Tuesday, July 29 at 7:30 pm (DP)     [...]

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at the 2014 WSMF

May 13, 2014 News

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Wintergreen Performing Arts is a VMFA Statewide Partner, and we greatly appreciate this opportunity to once again collaborate with the museum. For more information about the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, visit www.vmfa.state.va.us. Armchair Adventures: Henri Rousseau and His Fantastical Landscapes – Monday, July 28 at 9:30 am [...]

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Music in Unusual Places

May 12, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Academy

Music in Unusual Places Look for the musicians of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy to appear in unusual places at unusual times. Wander by . . . stay a few minutes . . . take advantage of a moment to relax as you listen to music performed by the talented Academy students who come from [...]

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Wine Tastings with a “Twist” in Wintergreen, VA

May 12, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Wine Tastings with a “Twist” South American Winemaking and the WPA Cocktail of the Week Each Saturday afternoon from 4:00-5:30 pm, you can sample three South American wines and enjoy WPA’s Cocktail of the Week. July 12 at 4:00 pm (MWFPC) § – Wines from Argentina: Part I and Caipirinhas from Brazil – PLEASE NOTE: [...]

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Academy Masterclasses in Wintergreen, VA

May 12, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Academy

Academy Masterclasses ▲ Academy Masterclass I – Tuesday, July 8 at 4:15 pm Ross Monroe Winter – Chamber Music (DP) Academy Masterclass II – Thursday, July 10 at 4:15 pm Christopher Pulgram – Solo Violin Literature (DP) Academy Masterclass III – Tuesday, July 15 at 4:15 pm Wesley Baldwin – Solo Bach (DP) Academy Masterclass [...]

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Circle Dancing – July 14 and 30

May 12, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Circle Dancing ▲ Monday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 30 from 5:00-6:15 pm (SP) Circle dancing, also known as sacred circle dancing, intersperses traditional folk dances with newly choreographed pieces. Steps are simple to learn within a few minutes, and musical styles draw from classical, folk and world music, among others. As part of this [...]

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Music Festivals Are For Little People, Too!

May 11, 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival

Wintergreen Resort’s Treehouse Program Meets Wintergreen Performing Arts! Tuesdays (July 8, 15, 22 and 29) and Thursdays (July 10, 17, 24 and 31) at 10:30 am are special times for the children (ages 2 ½-12) participating in the Treehouse program at Wintergreen Resort. On Tuesdays, the children will learn about a variety of musical instruments [...]

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Activities for Families

May 10, 2014 News

Activities for Families Children are welcome at all of the performances. Families should definitely plan to attend the four Coffee Concerts on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. These are fun, one-hour concerts that are performed without an intermission. Shhhh . . . don’t tell anyone, but the little people will have their own drinks! They [...]

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Coffee at the 2014 WSMF

May 8, 2014 News

COFFEE! – Sun Roast Coffee Roasters The Official Coffee and Coffee Roasters of the 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival Coffee is very important at Wintergreen during the WSMF, and we are delighted to welcome our new sponsors. Sun Roast Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee company located in central Florida. Roger Funk, Head Roaster and [...]

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Larry Alan Smith to step down before the end of 2014

February 1, 2014 News

Wintergreen Performing Arts (WPA) announces that Larry Alan Smith, its Artistic and Executive Director for the past eight years, will step down later this year, following the successful completion of the 2014 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, to pursue new and expanding professional and personal activities. Click here to read the February 19, 2014 press release.

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Looking ahead to the 2015 WSMF . . .

January 31, 2014 News

To help you with your long-term planning, here are the dates (and the theme) for the 2015 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival! July 6-August 2, 2015 (Four weeks and four weekends)

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Meet WPA’s President: Tom Steele

January 1, 2014 News

On October 1, 2013, there was a changing of the guard at WPA. Out-going WPA president, Lois Conrad, has written the following: A Final Word… Dear friends of Wintergreen Performing Arts…and, gratefully, there are so many of you…please accept my sincere appreciation for your loyalty and support during my recent term as WPA President. Serving [...]

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