Acis and Galatea
SPONSORED BY MR. & MRS. CHRISTOPHER M. LITTLE
The 2021 Festival closes with Handel's scintillating Acis and Galatea, featuring vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra on period instruments. Presented as a concert performance.
Beethoven at the Blackfriars
SPONSORED BY THE FRANCES WHITESEL SMITH CHARITABLE TRUST
Composers like Beethoven rarely need any help to round out a concert program. This event at Blackfriars Playhouse features the acclaimed Septet for period winds and strings.
Gateway to Heaven
SPONSORED BY TERRY E. GRANT
Mahler's nine symphonies are among the largest orchestral works. Yet, they become sublime studies in texture and nuance when arranged for more intimate chamber ensembles.
SPONSORED BY HARRIET HANGER
The Seeing Double program argues that "two can be even better than one." Works for doubled ensembles and soloists by D'Indy, Palestrina, Castello, and others.
SPONSORED BY CHRISTINE & MICHAEL BURCH,
RICK CHITTUM, and BILL & LISA MOORE
A perennial audience favorite returns with orchestral works by Bach, as well as vocal and instrumental music by Handel, Caccini, Lambert and others.
Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia
SPONSORED BY BROOKS CUSHMAN and ANN & DENMAN ZIRKLE
The sonata is one of the most important forms of the Classical and Romantic eras, but composers often seek to transcend its conventions by injecting moments of imagination.
(Non)Sense and Sensibility
SPONSORED BY LIZA DELZELL and ANNE & JOHN SILLS
Classical music is hardly serious all the time. Indeed, the combination of heartfelt and humorous emotions is vital to music's expressive power. Works by Haydn, Ravel and others.
SPONSORED BY JUDITH WIEGAND and RICHARD & MARY BARNES
This one-hour concert features six works of vocal music from the Renaissance to 20th century. Music by Mahler and Marenzio, Tallis, Fauré and others.
Love and Repercussions
SPONSORED BY PATRICIA ANN ABRAHAM
The Festival's percussionists take center stage in this program as both performers and composers. Works by Cangelosi and Guinivan alongside Handel, Brahms, Gesualdo, and others.
Masters and Students
SPONSORED BY ELIZABETH HARTMAN
Musical composition is steeped in the apprentice tradition, and this program celebrates master-student relationships from the past. Works by Buxtehude, Boulanger, Piazzolla, and others.
SPONSORED BY TOM ARBAUGH & LARRY HARRELL
Relax Sunday morning in the stunning Blackfriars Playhouse for a mixed chamber program featuring Philidor, Dvořák, and the music of J. P. Jofre.
Time Lost and Found
SPONSORED BY DIDAWICK & COMPANY and JAMES & TAMARA RIDENOUR
Time features mightily in music, but it's far more than just a question of keeping the beat. Explore deeper philosophical issues with works from Beethoven to Burtner.
SPONSORED BY MARIE SANTIAGO
The hills are alive with ... well, you know the rest. J. S. Bach, Rore and Pergolesi carry us between central Germany and Italy's northern foothills.
SPONSORED BY DAVIDSON PERRY-MILLER
The first evening program celebrates music by composers who, at one time in their careers, crossed the Atlantic, from Strauss waltzes to Piazzolla's tangos.
Serenades at Noon
SPONSORED BY HUGH & CONNIE WESTFALL
The 2021 Festival opens with a free noon concert featuring English madrigals, an oboe sonata by Mozart, and chamber works by bandoneon composer and virtuoso J. P. Jofre.
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