A Blue Ridge Christmas
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

A Blue Ridge Christmas

Tradition, beauty, and community.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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: 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

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

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

The musicians of the US Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC are back! This time featuring Sergeant Major 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: 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: 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 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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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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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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