In Your Own Backyard

Summer serves up classical music across the country.

EASTERN MUSIC FESTIVAL & SCHOOL (Guilford, NC) for the 49th season of this critically aclaimed Festival renowned Music Director Gerard Schwarz has planned more than 100 concerts and music‐related events, featuring Schwarz, Shaham, Harrell, Douglas, Wolfram, Yang and many more. Performances take place on the campus of Guilford College in Greensboro, NC plus other venues in the surrounding area.
June 26-July 31
Tickets: 866.579.8499

MUSIC FROM ANGEL FIRE (Angel Fire, NM) celebrates 27 years of bringing extraordinary chamber music to the magnificent Northern New Mexico communities of Angel Fire, Taos, Raton and Las Vegas. World renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from the great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters. The Festival is proud to present a world premiere this Season by renowned composer, Lowell Liebermann.
August 20-September 5
Tickets: 888.577.3300

SANTA FE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL (Santa Fe, NM) was founded in 1972 and presented its first series of concerts in 1973 with Pablo Casals serving as honorary president. Well-known musicians appear alongside young performers each season in concerts presented in the St. Francis Auditorium and the restored Lensic Theater. The festival has historically contributed to the contemporary chamber music repertoire by commissioning pieces from well-known composers like Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem and John Harbison.
July 18-August 23
Tickets: 888.221.9836 x102

THE SANTA FE OPERA (Santa Fe, NM) presents new and revival productions of opera every summer. The 2010 festival includes new productions of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann and Britten’s Albert Herring; a revival of Mozart’s The Magic Flute; and the world premiere of Lewis Spratlan’s Life Is a Dream.
July 2-August 28
Tickets: 800.280.4654

BARD MUSIC FESTIVAL (Annandale-on-Hudson, NY) was founded in 1990 to promote new ways of understanding and presenting the history of music to a contemporary audience. This year's Festival explores the works and world of the influential 20th-century Austrian composer Alban Berg with seven weeks of "intrepid and stimulating" (Village Voice) opera, dance, music, theater, film, and cabaret in the glorious Richard B. Fisher Center on Bard's stunning Hudson River Valley campus.
August 13-22
Tickets: 845.758.7900

MUSIC FROM SALEM (Cambridge, NY) takes place usually at Hubbard Hall, in the village of Cambridge, ten miles south of Salem. During the summer season, anyone may attend free open rehearsals at various area locations, where musicians work on the program for the weekend and then open the floor to questions.
June 6-August 15
Tickets: 518.677.2495

GLIMMERGLASS OPERA (Cooperstown, NY) offers two popular masterworks — Puccini’s Tosca and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro — as well as two company premieres: Tolomeo, in its American professionally-staged premiere, continues Glimmerglass’s series of Handel revivals; and Copland’s The Tender Land showcases members of the Young American Artists Program. All four operas will be presented in new productions designed by Donald Eastman offering the variety and innovation
Glimmerglass audiences have come to expect.
July 9-August 24
Tickets: 607.547.2255

CARAMOOR (Katonah, NY) is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who built a summer home now known as the Rosen House at Caramoor. Walter Rosen was the master planner for the Caramoor estate, making it a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their musical evenings were the seeds of today’s Caramoor International Music Festival. (In 1946 the Rosens established a public charity to open Caramoor to the community.) Offerings include opera, classical music, family programs, Sonidos Latinos, chamber music, traditional American music, jazz and the latest work from young artists.
June 26-August 11
Tickets: 914.232.1252

TANNERY POND CONCERTS (New Lebanon, NY) presents a season of six to seven chamber concerts in the Tannery, a plain, barn-like structure of warmly resonant wood on the grounds of the Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY. Built by the Shakers in 1834, the Tannery’s size (it seats two hundred ninety) fosters an intimate and interactive relationship between performer and audience. The artistic director is Christian Steiner (see page 21), himself a concert pianist and photographer of musicians.
May 29-September 25
Tickets: 888.820.1696

LINCOLN CENTER FESTIVAL (New York, NY) includes ten North American, U.S., and New York premieres, and debuts. The Festival will unfold in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus, including two major theater events on Governors Island—the North American premieres of Peter Stein’s 12-hour marathon production of Dostoyevsky’s The Demons; and of Toneelgroep Amsterdam’s production of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s searing Teorema. Other highlights will be performances of the complete works of Edgard Varèse by Maestro Alan Gilbert and The New York Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), led by Steven Schick, and other musicians and singers. In all there will be 45 performances by artists and ensembles from 12 countries.
July 7-25
Tickets: 212.721.6500

METROPOLITAN OPERA IN THE PARKS (New York, NY) returns with six performances in the parks of all five boroughs. This beloved summer series kicks off July 12 at Central Park SummerStage, featuring acclaimed baritone Nathan Gunn, with rising stars, soprano Susanna Phillips, the 2010 winner of the Met's Beverly Sills Artist Award, and tenor Michael Fabiano, accompanied by pianists Jonathan Kelly and Julie Gunn.
July 12-29
Tickets: 212.362.6000