Don a Kilt, Grab a Box of Popcorn, and Enjoy the Mountain View
With DC favorite Ankush Bahl, two Charlie Chaplin films with world-premiere scores, and a unique performance of Carnival of the Animals, you should start making your plans now!
Friday, July 28
Escape the city heat and join us for a fascinating talk on scoring for the movies with Composer-in-Residence Daron Hagen. At 2:00 pm, pop into the Academy string chamber music performance for a little inspiration. Then, grab your date and a box of Junior Mints for our third annual movie night, which includes two Charlie Chaplin films accompanied by world-premiere scores composed by Daron Hagen and ALL of our composition students!
Saturday, July 29
Begin the day learning how Felix Mendelssohn set the scenery of Scotland to music. Take in another Academy concert and then enjoy our third MountainTop Masterworks concert, featuring music of Nina Rota (composer of music from the Godfather movies) and Mendelssohn’s exciting Scottish Symphony, conducted by Washington, DC-favorite Ankush Bahl.
Sunday, July 30
Everyone loves Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals! Come early for coffee and family-friendly activities before enjoying our new arrangement of this popular work. Go for an afternoon hike OR return for the repeat of the MountainTop Masterworks concert. (When do you get to hear a concert twice!?)
Festival attendees have access to a very special discount:
Call Wintergreen Resort at 855-491-1486 or visit their website to take advantage of 20% off best available lodging rates. Just mention that you're attending the Festival. Schedule your getaway today!
View all events happening throughout the weekend below.
View all events happening throughout the weekend below. With a Weekend Pass, you can easily attend them all!*
*Rehearsals open to Festival Season Passholders and Circle Level Donors only