Final SMF Concert of 2015

Artistic Director Carsten Schmidt presents a solo harpsichord program of music by Louis Couperin and Johann Jakob Froberger, who met in Paris in 1652.  Click here for details.

The Writer’s Ear 2016 Begins Now!

The children’s writing contest is underway.  Students wishing to participate should click here to hear the music and learn more about the program.  Deadline is Feb. 3, 2016.

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 in its 18th 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.

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.