Virginias Blue Ridge Music Festival

virginiablueridgemusicfestivalMark your calendars now, for an exciting weekend of classical music, as Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival returns to Floyd after a successful 11 day inaugural season last summer. Artistic director, David Stuart Wiley, has planned a varied and exciting three day weekend, June 6-8, which includes something for eventhe youngest music lovers. Organizers, participants, and patrons alike were delighted with the sounds and success of the 2013 Music Festival. VBRMF Board Vice President, Barbara von Claparede, recalls with delight the feast for the senses that the festival presented everyone involved, from the outdoor performance of Handel’s Water Music timed perfectly with the sunset, to the final performance, Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations, which brought almost everyone to tears in the huge gym of Floyd High School, including the musicians. Festival organizers hope to create many new special memories with the upcoming programs. The fun will begin Friday night, June 6 at 6:30 pm at the Artisan Market in Floyd. This night of informal ensemble music will feature several 2013 fellows, and is free and open to all. Saturday, June 7 begins with a family affair. The Family Concert: “Baroque to Billy Joel” will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Floyd EcoVillage. David Stuart Wiley, along with three other musicians, will trace the roots of recent popular music back to Bach, Classical, and Ragtime.

Orchestral and Opera Music in Floyd County Virginia

The Festival brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. For two weeks each June, these musicians live and work together, presenting 25 concerts and over 200 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.

 

Founded
2010
Location
About
Inaugural season, 29 May – 11 June, 2011 in Floyd, Virginia.
Company Overview
The purpose of the National Music Festival is to bring together world-class music teachers from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties and gifted pre-professional student musicians. All students will receive full scholarships and housing. The two groups will rehearse and perform together in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. For two weeks, these musicians will live and work together, presenting 20 concerts and over 250 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world. 

The Festival is located in Floyd, Virginia. We can be reached through this page, at info@nationalmusic.us, and at 540.789.NOTE (6683).

Richard Rosenberg, Artistic Director and Co-Founder
Caitlin Patton, Executive Director and Co-Founder (read more)

The purpose of the National Music Festival is to bring together world-class music teachers from major orchestras, chamber ensembles and conservatory faculties and gifted pre-professional student musicians. All students will receive full scholarships and housing. The two groups will rehearse and perform together in orchestral, chamber, solo recital, vocal, choral and chamber opera repertoire. For two weeks, these musicians will live and work together, presenting 20 concerts and over 250 free open rehearsals for music lovers from all over the world.

2011 Schedule  (DOWN LOAD COMPLETE SCHEDULE)

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Mission
The Festival’s Mission is twofold: to mentor and provide performance experience to gifted musicians at the beginning of their professional careers, and to provide high-quality performances, education and other music-related activities at reasonable cost to residents and visitors.
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Free open rehearsals and great concerts!
Email
info@nationalmusic.us
Contact
540.745.NOTE