Special: Vines & Violins – A Journey Through the Senses
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Special: Vines & Violins – A Journey Through the Senses

Join Erin Freeman, WPA’s Artistic Director, and Andrew Hodson, Owner of Veritas Vineyard & Winery as they guide you through a wine and music tasting like none other. One of our most highly reviewed events from 2017, Vines & Violins is back with five exclusive wines paired with five musical selections.

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Special: Vines & Violins – A Journey Through the Senses
Jul
8
4:00 PM16:00

Special: Vines & Violins – A Journey Through the Senses

Join Erin Freeman, WPA’s Artistic Director, and Andrew Hodson, Owner of Veritas Vineyard & Winery as they guide you through a wine and music tasting like none other. One of our most highly reviewed events from 2017, Vines & Violins is back with five exclusive wines paired with five musical selections.

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Wild Wednesday I: Opening Night: Live from the MountainTop – A Radio Revue
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

Wild Wednesday I: Opening Night: Live from the MountainTop – A Radio Revue

Step back in time to the ‘40s and ‘50s with an old-fashioned radio show, combining stories, music, and more. Featuring The Richard Williams Trio (2018 Virginia Commission for the Arts Touring Artist) and Wintergreen Festival Artists. Mike Goldberg, music host of Richmond’s Community Ideas Station, WCVE, will be our guest emcee for this memorable evening!

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Morning Seminar: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" with Michael White
Jul
12
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" with Michael White

Morning Seminar: Beethoven Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" with Michael White

Dive deeply into Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony with Juilliard professor Michael White. Don’t worry if you miss a class in the series – you’ll be able to jump into these fascinating lectures at any time!

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Special: Champagne & Schubert
Jul
13
8:30 PM20:30

Special: Champagne & Schubert

Inspired by Beethoven, Schubert’s Octet is a masterpiece of the large chamber music repertoire. Enjoy an intimate performance of this epic work, performed by our Festival Artists and conducted by our Academy Conductors. Then, toast their accomplishments with a glass of sparkling wine or non-alcoholic beverage in a unique talk-back about the music and the process of becoming a conductor. 

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Special: 13th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Special: 13th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest

Now a part of the Festival, this day-long celebration of all things Bluegrass! Performers will include Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen (2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year), Banjo player Kaia Kater, and the Lonesome River Band (including Jesse Smathers, winner of the 2017 IBMA Momentum Vocalist of the Year award). Bring your fiddle, guitar, bass, or banjo for jam sessions, or just come and enjoy the music with friends and family!

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MountainTop Masterworks I: Bernstein & Beethoven – Two Musical Game Changers
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks I: Bernstein & Beethoven – Two Musical Game Changers

Beethoven’s “Eroica” has been called “the greatest leap ever made in the history of arts and letters.” Find out why this piece stirs the soul, and explore the unique Fascimile – ballet music by another groundbreaking composer: Leonard Bernstein. Featuring solos by three of our own Festival Artists!

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MountainTop Masterworks I: Bernstein & Beethoven – Two Musical Game Changers
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks I: Bernstein & Beethoven – Two Musical Game Changers

Beethoven’s “Eroica” has been called “the greatest leap ever made in the history of arts and letters.” Find out why this piece stirs the soul, and explore the unique Fascimile – ballet music by another groundbreaking composer: Leonard Bernstein. Featuring solos by three of our own Festival Artists!

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Morning Seminar: Japanese Koto – The History, The Sound & The Music with Yoko Reikano Kimura
Jul
19
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Japanese Koto – The History, The Sound & The Music with Yoko Reikano Kimura

Yoko Reikano Kimura, our Koto Soloist for the weekend's MountainTop Masterworks concerts, will introduce the sound, history, and repertoire of this fascinating instrument.  Often referred to as a Japanese dulcimer, this instrument evokes the cultural and musical heritage of Japan, and is a surprisingly exciting partner to a full symphony orchestra.

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Morning Seminar: Japanese Aesthetics and Musical Idioms with Amanda Dalla Adams of the VMFA
Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Japanese Aesthetics and Musical Idioms with Amanda Dalla Adams of the VMFA

Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s seminal text, In Praise of Shadows (1933), discusses Eastern, specifically Japanese, ideals of beauty. Contrary to the Western framework of thinking, Japanese aesthetics favors the in-between, typically discarded or overlooked places of beauty: the grey shadows, the tea ceremony, and even a toilet seat. By looking at examples of Japanese fine and decorative arts, we will discuss Tanizaki’s major ideas concerning Eastern Aesthetics and then apply his understanding to the works in the VMFA permanent collection.

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Festive Friday II: Movie Night with Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Festive Friday II: Movie Night with Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton

Don’t miss our fourth annual movie night, featuring a double header of slapstick genius featuring two world-premiere scores played by Wintergreen Festival Artists: Buster Keaton’s The Boat (music by Academy composition students) and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights (music by Daron Hagen).

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MountainTop Masterworks II: Mei-Ann Chen Conducts Appalachian Spring
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks II: Mei-Ann Chen Conducts Appalachian Spring

Conductor Mei-Ann Chen is back to celebrate the connection between folk and classical in this concert. Featuring our most requested piece: Aaron Copland’s effervescent Appalachian Spring. This iconic American ballet music is preceded by Daron Hagen’s Genji, a work of Japanese-American-European fusion that the Washington Post’s Anne Midgette calls “vivid and appealing.”

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MountainTop Masterworks II: Mei-Ann Chen Conducts Appalachian Spring
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks II: Mei-Ann Chen Conducts Appalachian Spring

Conductor Mei-Ann Chen is back to celebrate the connection between folk and classical in this concert. Featuring our most requested piece: Aaron Copland’s effervescent Appalachian Spring. This iconic American ballet music is preceded by Daron Hagen’s Genji, a work of Japanese-American-European fusion that the Washington Post’s Anne Midgette calls “vivid and appealing.”

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Morning Seminar: You Don't Say?  A Game-Show Inspired Morning with Erin Freeman
Jul
23
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: You Don't Say? A Game-Show Inspired Morning with Erin Freeman

Back by popular request, this “seminar” is a cross between Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me and your favorite Wednesday night trivia – an entertaining way to share some of the secret and scandalous tales of the classical music world. Hosted by Artistic Director Erin Freeman hosts and featuring some of your favorite Wintergreen Festival Artists.

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Morning Seminar: Rachel Barton Pine – Mozart's Violin Concertos
Jul
24
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Rachel Barton Pine – Mozart's Violin Concertos

Get ready for the weekend’s performances of Mozart’s Violin Concerto with inside information shared by none other than the world-renowned Rachel Barton Pine. She will talk about the history of the art form, how she writes her own cadenzas, and the bridge between concertos and Mozart’s greatest gift: operas.

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Morning Seminar: Pop Art: Blurring Boundaries – a VMFA Seminar with Lulan Yu
Jul
25
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Pop Art: Blurring Boundaries – a VMFA Seminar with Lulan Yu

As we celebrate musical bridges between jazz, pop, rock, and classical, we honor those bridges in the visual arts, too, with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. From the VMFA Website: “Pop Art brought mass culture into museums and galleries in the early 1960s, radically changing the course of art by eliminating the boundary between “high” culture and everyday life. This talk surveys the American Pop Art movement, highlighting artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claus Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Tom Wesselmann and Marjorie Strider”

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Wild Wednesday III: Shredding with the Strings – Rock & Roll Throughout the Ages with Rachel Barton Pine
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Wild Wednesday III: Shredding with the Strings – Rock & Roll Throughout the Ages with Rachel Barton Pine

Super-star violinist Rachel Barton Pine, the Czigany Quartet, and special guests take the audience on an unexpected tour of all things metal, bridging Shostakovich and Paganini with Led Zeppelin and Metallica. That’s right – even classical music has its rock and roll moments!

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MountainTop Masterworks III: Fire & Elegance with Rachel Barton Pine
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks III: Fire & Elegance with Rachel Barton Pine

Passionate and virtuosic, violinist Rachel Barton Pine brings her thrilling technique and musicianship to the Mountain performing TWO concertos from the Classical era: one by Mozart and one by his lesser known contemporary, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a fencer, violinist, composer, and descendent of an African slave. With the exciting 90th Symphony by Haydn, this is a concert not-to-be-missed.

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MountainTop Masterworks III: Fire & Elegance with Rachel Barton Pine
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks III: Fire & Elegance with Rachel Barton Pine

Passionate and virtuosic, violinist Rachel Barton Pine brings her thrilling technique and musicianship to the Mountain performing TWO concertos from the Classical era: one by Mozart and one by his lesser known contemporary, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a fencer, violinist, composer, and descendent of an African slave. With the exciting 90th Symphony by Haydn, this is a concert not-to-be-missed.

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Special: Voices & Winds in the Valley – Broadway, Opera & More
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Special: Voices & Winds in the Valley – Broadway, Opera & More

Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, or grab an under-tent table, and enjoy exciting tunes from Broadway to the Opera, sung by the talented singers in our Vocal Intensive program. Plus, our new Academy woodwind quintet will perform, offering something for everyone! We’ll have libations to purchase so you can raise a glass to toast our incredible students.

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Morning Seminar: What are They Doing Up There? Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Orchestra Musicians
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: What are They Doing Up There? Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Orchestra Musicians

Does the orchestra really watch the conductor? Why is the timpanist smelling his drums? How long does it take to make an oboe reed? The brainchild of concertmaster, Elisabeth Adkins, this morning seminar is an entertaining exploration of, well, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what’s actually happening up there on stage.

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Special: US Army Brass Quintet & Master Sergeant Bob McDonald in Performance
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Special: US Army Brass Quintet & Master Sergeant Bob McDonald in Performance

The musicians of the US Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC are back! This time featuring Master Sergeant Bob McDonald and the United States Army Brass Quintet, this free concert is a family-friendly evening of patriotic, nostalgic, and fun songs, creating a spirit of community and joy.

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Morning Seminar: Wine, Music, and the Brain with Andrew Hodson
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Wine, Music, and the Brain with Andrew Hodson

From the Veritas website: “Andrew didn’t just start at Veritas, he actually started Veritas, planting the vines over 15 years ago with his bare hands. Andrew was born in Bideford, Devon, England and before becoming our chief bottle washer was a skilled Pediatric Neurologist. Andrew always appreciates a good joke.” Come hear him talk about the bridge between neuroscience, wine, and music.

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Morning Seminar: Robert Shaw – An American Choral Legend with Erin Freeman
Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Robert Shaw – An American Choral Legend with Erin Freeman

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Robert Shaw was the father of American Choral Music. While studying to become a preacher, he fell in with the Fred Waring Glee Club, trained choruses for live radio broadcast, and became an icon that has inspired singers for more than a generation. Come hear Artistic Director Erin Freeman, who sang with Shaw for several years, talk about the legend that is “Mr. Shaw.”

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Morning Seminar: Big Top Art – a VMFA Seminar with Margaret Hancock
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Big Top Art – a VMFA Seminar with Margaret Hancock

From the VMFA website: “The circus is coming to town! Toulouse-Lautrec’s XX, part of the Paul Mellon Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, ignites this visual presentation of art inspired by a trip to the circus. From masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Georges Seurat to vintage circus posters, no clowning around for this exploration of portraiture, graphic design, and more.”

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Morning Seminar: Virtuosi & Amateurs – The Surprise Connection with Peter Marshall
Aug
3
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Virtuosi & Amateurs – The Surprise Connection with Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall dives into the world of amateur and professional music-making and draws some fascinating conclusions. You’ll find out how amateur musicians – playing and singing for the love of it – have had a great impact on the history of professional music pursuits.

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Festive Friday IV: No Boundaries, Only Bridges – A Celebration of Musical Connections
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Festive Friday IV: No Boundaries, Only Bridges – A Celebration of Musical Connections

Jazz, tango, folk, and classical chamber music find their way into one concert, proving once and for all that music invites and unites across centuries, styles, and nations. Featuring Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet and selections from Piazzola’s Estaciones Portenas (“Four Seasons”).

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”

“When music’s enchantment reigns, magnificence takes form . . . Outer peace and inner bliss reign over the fortunate ones.” This text from Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy captures music’s power to inspire, unite, and glorify those that are in its presence. Be one of the fortunate ones to experience our epic season finale – one that celebrates music, community, and everlasting brotherhood.

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy"
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy"

“When music’s enchantment reigns, magnificence takes form . . . Outer peace and inner bliss reign over the fortunate ones.” This text from Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy captures music’s power to inspire, unite, and glorify those that are in its presence. Be one of the fortunate ones to experience our epic season finale – one that celebrates music, community, and everlasting brotherhood.

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Derby Day 2018
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Derby Day 2018

Don your finest hat for the social event of the season! The fastest two minutes in sports, racing, delicious food, and the best mint juleps on the mountain. Come for the party that benefits WPA and stay for the friends - both old and new!

When: Saturday, May 5 at 4:00 p

Where: The Home of Robert & Vicki Keenan

Price: Tickets $75

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A Blue Ridge Christmas
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

A Blue Ridge Christmas

THE VIRGINIA CONSORT

Tradition, beauty, and community. 

Tickets on sale now

Come join us for the annual Blue Ridge Christmas, featuring The Virginia Consort.  From classic Christmas tunes to magnificent Classical masterpieces, this concert will surely lift your spirits and get you ready for the Holiday season.  

Invite your friends, and buy your tickets soon. This is sure to sell quickly.

When: Sunday, December 10, 4:00 pm
Where: Rockfish Presbyterian Church

Rockfish Presbyterian Church is located at 5016 Rockfish Valley Highway (VA Highway 151) two miles north of Nellysford, 13 miles from Wintergreen Mountain Village Resort, and 30 miles southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Wintergreen Performing Arts Weekend at Valley Road Vineyards
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Wintergreen Performing Arts Weekend at Valley Road Vineyards

On Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29, mention Wintergreen Performing Arts (WPA) at Valley Road Vineyards to receive a discount off Classic Tastings and 10% off bottle purchases. Plus, Valley Road will donate 5% of the weekend’s total sales to WPA. Cheers!

Meet and Greet with Artistic Director Erin Freeman at Valley Road Vineyards 

Saturday, October 28 from 2:00-5:00 pm

Erin will share exciting highlights about the 2018 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival. Mix and mingle with Board members and volunteers. The first 20 attendees to purchase a tasting will receive a complimentary WPA wine glass!

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5th Annual Pig Roast
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

5th Annual Pig Roast

This wildly popular event is sold out every year! Don't miss your chance to join us. Succulent wood-fired pig accompanied by traditional home-cooked sides. Our resident chefs, cooks, and gourmands have prepared another exquisite menu. Plus, music by crowd-favorites The Ladies and The Tramps!

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • 5:00 pm: Cocktail hour, appetizers, beverages, and music by The Ladies and The Tramps  
  • 6:15 pm: Dinner! Succulent wood-fired pig and traditional home-cooked sides
  • 7:45 pm: Music & Dessert

Where: Tuckahoe Clubhouse in Stoney Creek

Price: $75 per person

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale with Christopher O'Riley
Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale with Christopher O'Riley

Internationally celebrated pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top, Christopher O’Riley caps off his week as Artist-in-Residence with a stirring performance of Mozart’s 22nd piano concerto. Bookended by two pieces of personal reflection and discovery, this concert will inspire you to save the dates for our 2018 Festival!

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale with Christopher O'Riley
Aug
5
6:00 PM18:00

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale with Christopher O'Riley

Internationally celebrated pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top, Christopher O’Riley caps off his week as Artist-in-Residence with a stirring performance of Mozart’s 22nd piano concerto. Bookended by two pieces of personal reflection and discovery, this concert will inspire you to save the dates for our 2018 Festival!

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Composers' Retreat Seminar: Working with the Conductor
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Composers' Retreat Seminar: Working with the Conductor

with Erin Freeman

Come join the Academy students for these open seminars on topics from working with a conductor to composing for percussion instruments. These discussions are sure to enrich your musical understanding and experience!

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

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Academy Composers' Retreat Seminar: Writing for Chorus
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Academy Composers' Retreat Seminar: Writing for Chorus

with Erin Freeman

Come join the Academy students for these open seminars on topics from working with a conductor to composing for percussion instruments. These discussions are sure to enrich your musical understanding and experience!

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

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Academy Composers' Retreat Seminar: Writing for Winds
Aug
2
4:00 PM16:00

Academy Composers' Retreat Seminar: Writing for Winds

with Aaron Hill

Come join the Academy students for these open seminars on topics from working with a conductor to composing for percussion instruments. These discussions are sure to enrich your musical understanding and experience!

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. 

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