Beethoven and Schubert on Period Instruments

This April SMF presents two concerts of classical-era chamber music on period instruments featuring cellist James Wilson and pianist Carsten Schmidt, who will perform on a stunning 1830’s fortepiano.  Programs include three Sonatas for Cello and Piano by Beethoven on April 22, followed by the last two piano sonatas of Schubert on April 24.  Complete details and links to tickets are here.

Last year’s festival shattered attendance records and marked a breakthrough season for exceptional, daring performances.

One of Virginia’s favorite summer music destinations, the Staunton Music Festival attracts some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to this magnificent town near the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Festival – now entering its 19th year – entertains, enriches, and engages audiences with a dynamic selection of chamber music. The festival features multiple concerts each day, with programs that are consistently innovative – spanning music from the Renaissance to the present.  Details on the August 2016 concerts are available here.

All performances take place at historic venues in beautiful downtown Staunton, recently designated as one of the “best small towns in America” by Smithsonian magazine.