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Borrowed and Stolen Goods: Coffee Concert V
Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Borrowed and Stolen Goods: Coffee Concert V

It has been said that good artists borrow but great artists steal. We’ll explore that concept (and find out who actually said it) at our final Coffee Concert. Featuring a suite from West Side Story (borrowed straight from Shakespeare!), two songs by Brahms (stolen from himself), and a piece by Mozart (or was it Haydn?), this will be a fun, uplifting concert, perfect for the entire family!

Brahms: 2 Gesänge, Op.91 for voice, viola, and piano
Bernstein, arr. Gale: West Side Story Suite for brass quintet
Mozart (or Haydn): “Toy” Symphony
Plus, a special appearance by an Academy ensemble!

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Jazz, Folk, Dance, and Fire: The Music of Bartok and Enescu
Aug
5
7:30 PM19:30

Jazz, Folk, Dance, and Fire: The Music of Bartok and Enescu

Bartok and Enescu are considered the two composition giants of Eastern Europe; don’t miss this concert featuring two of the most intense, festive, and exciting chamber music works ever composed! Our Wintergreen Festival Artists’ supreme virtuosity will be on display in Bartok’s Contrasts (written for jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman) and Enescu’s Octet for Strings (a co-performance with The Aurelius Quartet, the 2016 Fellowship Quartet).

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Bartok

Bartok

Enescu

Enescu

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Percussionist Justin Alexander and Friends in Recital
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Percussionist Justin Alexander and Friends in Recital

You might expect a percussion recital to be loud, rhythmic, and perhaps a bit clangy, but by the final week of the Festival, you’ll already know to expect the unexpected. Internationally active percussionist Justin Alexander will surprise you with a lyrical and intricate concert of Bach, Golijov, Hagen, and more.

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Inside the Music II: André Previn’s Bassoon Sonata
Aug
3
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Music II: André Previn’s Bassoon Sonata

Join the talented and engaging Joseph Kluesener as he takes us inside André Previn’s Bassoon Sonata. Employing elements of jazz, film music, blues, and even gospel, this classical chamber work is the epitome of an American composition and a prime example of the unexpected!

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A Boulangerie: Coffee Concert IV
Jul
31
11:00 AM11:00

A Boulangerie: Coffee Concert IV

Stravinsky: Suite Italienne for violin and piano
Missy Mazzoli: Lies You Can Believe In for string trio
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne for violin and piano
Piazzolla: Oblivion for oboe and piano

Nadia Boulanger stands as one of the most important figures in 20th and 21st century music. Living in France in the 1900s, Boulanger’s influence spans from Igor Stravinsky to Astor Piazzolla, from Quincy Jones to our own former Artistic and Executive Director, Larry Alan Smith.

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Nadia Boulanger with Igor Stravinsky

Nadia Boulanger with Igor Stravinsky

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Film Friday II: Sherlock, Jr. with Buster Keaton and LIVE music!
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Film Friday II: Sherlock, Jr. with Buster Keaton and LIVE music!

Rated one of the funniest 100 movies of all time by the American Film Institute, Sherlock, Jr. introduces us to the misadventures of a movie projectionist and janitor, played by Buster Keaton. Our Academy composers, under the guidance of Daron Hagen, will compose a new score to this film, to be performed by our Wintergreen Festival Artists, under the direction of Artistic Director Erin Freeman.

Theatrical Release Poster

Theatrical Release Poster

Dunlop Pavilion (map)

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Double Bassist Joseph Conyers in Recital
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Double Bassist Joseph Conyers in Recital

Performing his debut recital, Assistant Principal Bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra Joseph Conyers will be joined by our own Peter Marshall on piano for an unforgettable evening of music-making. This is sure to be a highlight of the Festival!

Joseph Conyers

Joseph Conyers

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Repertoire includes:

  • Rachmaninoff - Cello Sonata
  • Bach - Sonata in D Major for Viola da Gamba
  • Bottesini - Fantasia on La sonnambula by Bellini
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Inside the Music I: Daron Hagen’s Sappho Songs
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Inside the Music I: Daron Hagen’s Sappho Songs

Artistic Director Erin Freeman and Composition Academy faculty member Gilda Lyons will bring their voices together with cellist Sarah Kapps in a setting of Sappho poetry composed by Daron Hagen. Come to the stunning Lookout to find out how a composer brings to life this ancient poetry in this intense and intimate trio.

(Some content may be considered for more mature audiences.)

This concert is sponsored by Stanley Rose and Susan Thomas in celebration of the birthday of legendary cellist Leonard Rose, born this day in 1918.

For more information on the Leonard Rose Memorial Fund, please visit their website here.

The Lookout

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The Future of Conducting – Maestros and Mahler: Coffee Concert III
Jul
24
11:00 AM11:00

The Future of Conducting – Maestros and Mahler: Coffee Concert III

Dunlop Pavilion (map)

$40 Adults
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ERIN FREEMAN, Soprano
Mahler, arr. Simon: Symphony No. 4

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The accomplished students of our Conductors’ Summit lead an unexpected chamber version of Mahler’s epic Fourth Symphony. You’ll be in heaven as you listen to Wintergreen Festival Artists, with soprano and Artistic Director Erin Freeman, perform this music depicting a child’s vision of heaven.

2015 Wintergreen Academy Conductors

2015 Wintergreen Academy Conductors

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

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Film Friday I: It Comes to Life! Hollywood’s Mummies – A Joint WPA/VMFA Presentation
Jul
22
7:30 PM19:30

Film Friday I: It Comes to Life! Hollywood’s Mummies – A Joint WPA/VMFA Presentation

Trent Nicholas, Media Programs Coordinator for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, introduces us to the world of the mummy – as an artifact and as an inspiration for Hollywood. In addition to a complete showing of 1932’s The Mummy with Boris Karloff, we’ll present live music by composers featured in the film, including Tchaikovsky!

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Theatrical Release Poster

Theatrical Release Poster

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Bold Rock II: Who’s Haydn at the Cidery?
Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bold Rock II: Who’s Haydn at the Cidery?

Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76, No. 2 “Quintet”
(or “The Donkey”)
Haydn: Divertimento in B-flat Major for woodwind quintet
Plus, special appearances by Academy students!

Papa Haydn was more than the father of the symphony and the string quartet: He was the great jokester of the Classical era. He consistently inserted musical curveballs and humorous gags into his compositions, sometimes just to get a rise out of the audience. Perhaps you’ll be musically surprised, too!

Bold Rock Hard Cider

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Bold Rock Hard Cider is located at 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy. (Route 151) in Nellysford. Please note that this event is included with the Festival Season Pass, but reservations are required.

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La Voce: Coffee Concert II
Jul
17
11:00 AM11:00

La Voce: Coffee Concert II

Arban: Fantasy and Variations on a Cavatina from Beatrice di Tenda by Bellini
Beethoven: Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni by Mozart
Doppler: Rigoletto Fantasy for two flutes and piano
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy for violin and piano
Plus, special performances by our Academy vocalists!

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What happens when instrumentalists tackle some of the most famous opera tunes of all time? Well – pure delight, of course. After an honors performance by some of our Vocal Intensive students, you’ll hear our virtuoso Wintergreen Festival Artists perform music by Bellini, Mozart, Verdi, and Bizet as interpreted through the ears of Arban, Beethoven, Doppler, and Sarasate.

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Bold Rock I: Bach with a Twist
Jul
14
7:30 PM19:30

Bold Rock I: Bach with a Twist

J.S. Bach: Partita BWV 1013 for solo flute
J.S. Bach, arr. Schneider: Air on the G String
for woodwind quintet
J.S. Bach, arr. Sitkovetsky: Goldberg Variations (selections)
for string trio

Musicians have been transfixed by Bach since the Baroque era, and for good reason. His music taps into all that makes us human – from the intellectual to the divine. Come explore Bach in an unexpected way – through the lens of the performer. You’ll hear a woodwind quintet play the stunning Air on the G String, a flute perform a tour de force solo partita, and a string trio dive into the Goldberg Variations.

Bold Rock Hard Cider

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$30 Adults
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Children 10 and under free with adult

Bold Rock Hard Cider is located at 1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy. (Route 151) in Nellysford. Please note that this event is included with the Festival Season Pass, but reservations are required.

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Arianna Zukerman and Edward Newman in Recital
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Arianna Zukerman and Edward Newman in Recital

You won’t want to miss this recital featuring internationally renowned soprano Arianna Zukerman and award-winning pianist Edward Newman.

Arianna Zukerman

Arianna Zukerman

PROGRAM ANNOUNCED!!!

Music by Rachmaninoff, Hahn, Edith Piaf, and more!  See the full program here!

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Edward Newman

Edward Newman

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Where the Wild Musicians Are: Coffee Concert I
Jul
10
11:00 AM11:00

Where the Wild Musicians Are: Coffee Concert I

Arr. Parrish: Where the Wild Things Are for woodwind trio
Dorff: Three Little Pigs for violin and cello

Dunlop Pavilion (map)

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Bring the whole family to this opening Coffee Concert that combines favorite children’s tales with live chamber music played by our own Wintergreen Festival Artists. Stay after the show for a musical petting zoo – where adults and children alike can learn an instrument with us! Narrated by Artistic Director Erin Freeman.

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Opening Night: Mozart, Michael, and More
Jul
9
5:00 PM17:00

Opening Night: Mozart, Michael, and More

Reception and Auctions Begins at 5:00 PM in Skyline Pavilion
Performance begins at 7:30 PM In the Dunlop Pavilion

This new Opening Night format is sure to delight and surprise! In addition to a buffet in Skyline Pavilion, a live auction mid-concert, and desserts on Shamokin Terrace, you’ll hear music of Mozart, Michael White, and more. You’ll get a musical preview of the Festival and take part in a birthday surprise for someone we hold very dear! Details forthcoming, and those who purchase tickets in advance will receive a special e-mail with the program and instructions for one of our first big unexpected moments of the 2016 Festival.

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Skyline Pavilion (map)

$75, includes Opening Night reception and performance. This event is included in the Festival Season Pass, but please note that reservations are required.

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Reservations for Opening Night are no longer being accepted. 

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