In Your Own Backyard

Summer serves up classical music across the country.

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS (Nevada City, CA) challenges the notion that classical music is stuffy, by presenting the full spectrum of "classical music" including pops, jazz, big band and Broadway music in its repertoire. The chamber concerts feature comfortable cabaret-style seating around candlelit tables and Picnic & Pops concerts are held under the stars. Enthusiasm is the essential ingredient - more important than formal dress or music knowledge.
June 5-July 3
musicinthemountains.org
Tickets: 800.218.2188

OJAI MUSIC FESTIVAL (Ojai, CA) fosters a spirit of eclecticism in its adventurous programs, gaining a worldwide reputation for attracting artists who are given artistic freedom as they perform exceptional pieces of classical music. The Festival - under the leadership of Artistic Director Thomas W. Morris - continues an unparalleled musical legacy in which the creativity of the moment and the artists define each year's event.
June 10-13
ojaifestival.org
Tickets: 805.646.2094

MAINLY MOZART FESTIVAL (San Diego, CA) enjoy orchestral performances and chamber music at the Balboa Theatre. Frederica von Stade will give her only farewell tour concert in San Diego, and Sarah Chang makes her Festival debut. The program of mainly Mozart features superb soloists, a dazzling chorus plus the Mainly Mozart Festival orchestra with its wealth of concertmasters and principal players from the nation's leading orchestras.
June 8-18
mainlymozart.org/
Tickets: 619.239.0100 x2

MIDSUMMER MOZART FESTIVAL (San Francisco, CA) a San Francisco Bay Area icon and North America’s only all-Mozart festival welcomes to its 36th season 14-year-old piano sensation Audrey Vardanega, violin soloist Robin Hansen, beloved pianist Seymour Lipkin and basso Jeremy Galyon. Maestro Cleve will lead the Festival Orchestra in eight Bay Area concerts.
July 15-25
midsummermozart.org
Tickets: 800.838.3006

FESTIVAL MOZAIC (San Luis Obispo, CA) Forty years. Five centuries of music. Spectacular venues make live performances a unique experience. Festival Mozaic’s international artists come together with the audience, to create orchestral concerts, chamber music, classical ‘crossover’ events and engaging educational activities on California’s Central Coast.
July 15-25
festivalmozaic.com
Tickets: 877.881.8899

CABRILLO FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC (Santa Cruz, CA) focuses on contemporary works for orchestra, featuring emerging composers and an orchestra of professional musicians led by Marin Alsop, in its 48th season. Twelve composers-in-residence for 2010 include John Adams, Philip Glass, Michael Hersch, Jennifer Higdon, and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Guest artists include percussionist Colin Currie, the sextet eighth blackbird, Kronos Quartet, cellist Wendy Sutter.
August 1-15
cabrillomusic.org
Tickets: 831.420.5260

ASPEN MUSIC FESTIVAL (Aspen, CO) in its sixty-first season, the AMFS continues pursuing the ideal of uniting the worlds of art and natural beauty. The eight week summer festival of more than 350 events attracts more than 600 students around the globe to study and perform with the world's top artists. This blending of the freshest talent and seasoned experience is a hallmark of Aspen's summer programs.
July 1-August 22
aspenmusicfestival.com
Tickets: 970.925.9042

COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL (Boulder, CO) marking the 10th anniversary for Maestro Michael Christie as Music Director, for this exciting anniversary season the Maestro has pulled out all the stops making this festival your destination for the best music and finest entertainment! From legendary soloists to orchestral gems, Chautauqua Auditorium will host performances of unprecedented variety and brilliance.
June 26-August 6
coloradomusicfest.org
Tickets: 303.440.7666

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS (Durango, CO) has prepared its 24th Festival season featuring orchestra, chamber music and conservatory performances of classical and world music. Gregory Hustis, Guillermo Figueroa and Arkady Fomin have assembled renowned musicians to perform in spectacular venues in Durango and Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
July 20-August 18
musicinthemountains.com
Tickets: 800.595.4849

STRINGS IN THE MOUNTAINS (Steamboat Springs, CO) since 1988 Strings presents every summer, over 70 performances of chamber music, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, world rhythms, and many other genres. Opening Night features Sarah Chang, violin and the Strings Festival Orchestra in the awe-inspiring majesty of the Colorado Rockies.
June 26-August 21
stringsmusicfestival.com
Tickets: 970.879.5056 x105

TELLURIDE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Telluride, CO) has been bringing music to Telluride since 1973. This year we continue to bring you chamber music as it was originally intended, up close and personal! Our festival creates a spontaneous connection between audience and musicians that lifts the human spirit.
August 12-21
telluridechambermusic.org
Tickets: 970.728.8686

BRAVO! VAIL VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL (Vail, CO) offers four resident orchestras and international guest soloists — nestled in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The twenty-third season showcases Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, chamber music and pops.
June 25-August 3
vailmusicfestival.org
Tickets: 877.812.5700

AMHERST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL (New London, CT) offers music-making with an acclaimed international faculty exploring the musical legacy of France with two week-long programs of classes in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music and dance at all levels, and also offer small, week-long Intensive Programs for accomplished amateurs, pre-professionals and professional performers.
July 11-25
amherstearlymusic.org
Tickets: 781.488.3337

NORFOLK CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Norfolk, CT) invites you to take a break from your busy life and enjoy one of life's gentler pleasures by hearing chamber music at its best. Our Artistic Director, Roy Malan, who is also concertmaster with the San Francisco Ballet, has planned another great festival for your enjoyment.
June 16-August 21
music.yale.edu/norfolk
Tickets: 860.542.3000

FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT (Boise, ID) Join us for our 28th Annual Festival and enjoy great music under the stars, on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille!
August 5-15
festivalatsandpoint.com
Tickets: 888.265.4554