Chamber and Solo Line-up for 2015

Chamber Music and Solo Recitals

There is nothing quite as powerful as witnessing 1, 2, 3, or 4 musicians playing chamber music.  Whether it's a violin with piano, a harp with viola and flute, or a brass quartet, the intimacy and immediacy of small ensemble performances reminds you of why you love music in the first place.  From the first note - made possible by a collective and intense breath - these small groups tap into all that makes us human.  On a dime, the music brings the listener on a journey through fear, sorrow, joy, humor, and triumph. You won't want to miss our variety of Chamber and Solo performances, each with a unique twist sure to help you experience the music as fully as humanly possible.  And...did we mention that all of these concerts feature the spectacular musicians of our Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.  

This is the music that feeds the musician's soul.  Come find out why!


Check back soon for more details of repertoire and location. **

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 7:30pm - OPENING NIGHT! 

Featuring the artists that comprise the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, this 'Surprise Birthday Party' concert will celebrate the 20 years of music that WPA has brought to the heart of Virginia.  WFO musicians will recreate some of the most memorable performances of  the past 20 years.  We would tell you more, but that would ruin the surprise!  Don't worry - we'll throw you some teasers as the day approaches!  

Friday, July 10, 2015, 7:30pm - Bold Bach at Bold Rock

Come to the beautiful new Bold Rock Cidery for an evening of Bach!  In the beautiful, acoustically inspiring space, you'll hear the Festival musicians (with a special appearance by WPA Artistic Director) perform the music of the master who inspired all the rest.  Come early for a private tour of the facility, then stay after for our first Porch Party, overlooking the valley at sunset!

Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11am - Coffee Concert 1 - Septets, Nonets, and Dectets - OH MY!

In this first Coffee Concert of the 2015 season, you'll hear the music of Beethoven, Spohr, Britten and Stravinsky - all played by the Wintergreen Festival players and conducted by the accomplished students in our inaugural Conductors Summit.  With lush Romantic harmonies, striking 20th century rhythms, and conductor commentary, this is the perfect concert to bring a friend who is new to live classical music!   Beethoven: Septet - ŸSpohr: Nonet - Stravinsky: Septet - Britten: Sinfonietta

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7:30pm - Sunset

Photo by : Ann Strober

Photo by : Ann Strober

This performance will usher the listener through the most peaceful time of day.  As the earth presents its own magnificent performance, the Wintergreen Festival musicians will perform music that mimics the vibrancy, the colors, and the ultimate calm that is a Wintergreen sunset.  The core of the program will be Carl Nielsen's colorful and vibrant Woodwind Quintet. 


Thursday, July 16, 2015, 7:30pm - Elisabeth Adkins and Edward Newman in recital

You won't want to miss this much anticipated recital featuring WFO Concertmaster and Academy Faculty, Elisabeth Adkins, and award winning pianist Edward Newman.   

Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11am - Coffee Concert 2 - An Academy Student and a WFO Musician walked into a pavilion...

Enjoy this unique and inspiring opportunity to hear Academy students alongside their mentors in the Orchestra. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 7:30pm - Lynette Wardle and Friends

Join harpist Lynette Wardle (Principal of Richmond and Albany Symphonies) as she performs chamber and solo music that is sure to impress!  From Debussy Sonate for Harp, Flute, and Viola to Saint-Saens exciting Fantaisie for Violin and Harp.  An instrument with one of the most interesting and storied histories, the Harp dates back as far as 3500 BC.  Come experience all it can do in the hands of a master.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 2:00pm - Inside the Music 1

A trio of trios by our tiro of Composers: Michael White, Daron Hagen, and Gilda Lyons.  Come hear their music, ask questions, and gain insight into the future of music!

Friday, July 24, 2015, 7:30pm - Chamber Music, Charlie Chaplin, and Chef's Choice

What do food, silent movies, chamber music, and world premiere commission have in common?  Friday, July 25th, of course.  On the first half, hear Martinu's charming La Revue de Cuisine.  On the second half, experience Charlie Chaplin's 1915 The Tramp with the world premiere a new score composed by Chair of Composition, Daron Hagen.   

Sunday, July 26, 2015, 11am - "Pairings" with Daron Hagen and Gilda Lyons 

Come hear our multi-talented composers in a fun morning of Cabaret and Art songs!

Monday, July 27, 2015, 7:30 - String Quartet Fellowship 

Come hear the Wintergreen String Quartet fellows in a full concert in the Dunlop Pavillion.  They will have just returned from their tour of the Commonwealth, in which they spread the good news of Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy to the far reaches of the state.  

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00pm - Inside the Music 2

Explore the Civil War in a new and unexpected way.  Our musicians present Daron Hagen's "Dear Youth", a work for flute, piano, and soprano based on letters written by women involved with the Civil War.  Come hear the music and ask questions by this Civil War buff composer!

Friday, July 31, 2015, 7:30pm - Chamber Music Performance 

This performance will feature the Brahms Second Sextet in G Major - a WSMF Favorite, written in 1865, and last performed at the Festival in 2009.  It is intimate, exciting, intellectual, visceral - everything that makes Wintergreen Performing Arts so special!  In addition, you'll hear the honor ensemble from the Academy's String Chamber Music division.  This new award acknowledges the outstanding work of one student ensemble, showcasing the students on this MainStage concert.

Sunday, August 2, 2015, 11am - Coffee Concert 4

Audience and Musician choice!  Stay tuned for more information about this final Coffee Concert of the season.

**Repertoire and artists subject to change.