Summer Updates from Wintergreen Performing Arts
By Erin Freeman, Artistic Director
It’s finally here! The board, staff, and volunteers of Wintergreen Performing Arts have been working hard all year, and now we finally get to experience the fruits of our labor. The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy (WSMF&A) opens on July 8 with two “wine and music tastings” at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (“Vines & Violins”). The official Opening Night Party & Concert is Wednesday, July 11 in the Dunlop Pavilion on the Mountain. Our popular Bold Bach at Bold Rock returns for two different exciting performances at, you guessed it, Bold Rock Hard Cider. And, we have four weekends of stunning orchestra concerts, concluding with the spectacular Symphony No. 9 by Beethoven.
With around 175 events during the summer, we know there will be questions. Here are a few of the most frequent questions we receive around this time of year.
I’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE. WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Well – you are in for a treat! We have events every day from July 8 through August 5. You can attend interesting seminars in the morning, observe inspiring Academy masterclasses in the afternoon, and hear outstanding concerts in the evening. But, the WSMF&A is more than just something that you observe – it’s something that you experience! As an audience member, you will feel like you are in the same musical space with the artists. Seminars are interactive, with questions, observations, and conversations encouraged. Concerts are paired with social opportunities like a cocktail hour, a coffee bar, or even the chance to try out a violin, allowing you to share your musical experiences with old and new friends alike. You will find that during the summer, you will be comforted, surprised, and inspired. You will probably shed a tear, and you will definitely laugh.
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
- Visit our website at WintergreenPerformingArts.org.
- Sign-up for our e-mail newsletter here!
- Visit our social media pages. We have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Call our office at 434-361-0541
WHERE CAN I GET TICKETS?
You can purchase tickets through the website (WintergreenPerformingArts.org) or by calling the office at 434-361-0541. We also have a box office during the Festival for in-person purchases. The Box Office will be open in the lobby of the Mountain Inn, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, from July 7 to August 4. Plus, it will be onsite one hour prior to all concerts.
Meet Faith Hofma! She is our Box Office Manager this summer. Faith, a violinist, performs throughout the Commonwealth. She has performed with the Richmond Symphony, the Williamsburg Symphony, and Opera on the James. She also performs frequently with her quartet and is active as a studio musician. Faith currently operates her own private studio and also teaches private lessons at Veritas School. Most importantly, she is an alum of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy!