Vines & Violins: A Journey through The Senses at 2:00 pm
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Vines & Violins: A Journey through The Senses at 2:00 pm

Join Erin Freeman (Wintergreen Music’s Artistic Director) and our friends at Veritas Vineyard & Winery as they guide you through a truly unique wine and music sampling. This popular concert is the perfect way to toast the beginning of the Festival, pairing five exclusive wines with five musical selections.

Veritas Vineyard & Winery $30, $10 for Weekend, Seven-Day, and Festival Season Passholders

This concert is performed again at 4:00 pm. Please be sure to select tickets for either the 2:00 pm or the 4:00 pm concert.

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Vines & Violins: A Journey through The Senses at 4:00 pm
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Vines & Violins: A Journey through The Senses at 4:00 pm

Join Erin Freeman (Wintergreen Music’s Artistic Director) and our friends at Veritas Vineyard & Winery as they guide you through a truly unique wine and music sampling. This popular concert is the perfect way to toast the beginning of the Festival, pairing five exclusive wines with five musical selections.

Veritas Vineyard & Winery $30, $10 for Weekend, Seven-Day, and Festival Season Passholders

This concert is also performed earlier at 2:00 pm. Please be sure to select tickets for either the 2:00 pm or the 4:00 pm concert.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Rhythm with Erin Freeman
Jul
8
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Rhythm with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Melody with Erin Freeman
Jul
9
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Melody with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 1 with Erin Freeman
Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 1 with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Fresh Perspectives: From the 1700s to Today – What’s Old is New & Old Again
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

Fresh Perspectives: From the 1700s to Today – What’s Old is New & Old Again

Discover your musical tastes in this varied program that highlights the unexpected familiarities in new music and the experimentation of the old! The music of Mozart and Vivaldi is paired with a world premiere commission by Daron Hagen and a stunning sonata by unsung Romantic heroine Louise Farrenc. Featuring violinists Elisabeth Adkins, Gerald Greer, Sharan Leventhal, Jim Lyon, John Meisner, Andrea Schultz, and Ross Monroe Winter – in addition to all of the Academy strings under the direction of Stephen Mulligan.  

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 2 with Erin Freeman
Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Harmony Pt. 2 with Erin Freeman

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Mix, Mingle & Music II: Bold Rock I: Bold, Beautiful Birds!
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Mix, Mingle & Music II: Bold Rock I: Bold, Beautiful Birds!

Birds inspire us to dream big, imagine what is possible, mourn, and celebrate. This unique concert features a gift from Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw as well as Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 64, No. 5 “The Lark” and a unique arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition for Wind Quintet. Come early for cider and dinner starting at 5:00 pm, then enjoy this special performance at 7:00 pm!

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Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Instruments & Expression
Jul
12
9:30 AM09:30

Week 1: Music Fundamentals – Instruments & Expression

Do want to read music more fluently? Curious about the joys of harmony and melody? Want to know how the Do, Re, Mi’s actually relate to the music we perform at Wintergreen Music? Artistic Director Erin Freeman leads this five-day course in the inner works of the music. If you make all five days, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the inner workings of music. Can’t come every day? Don’t worry – Each day will tackle a different topic. Musical examples will come from the Wintergreen repertoire, so you’ll be prepared for all of the concerts.

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Fiery Fridays: Movie Night with Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Fiery Fridays: Movie Night with Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Our fifth annual movie night is a spooktacular evening not to be missed. Enjoy famous silent movies featuring world-premiere scores played by Wintergreen Festival Artists and conducted by Artistic Director Erin Freeman. This year’s double-header includes Buster Keaton’s hilarious Haunted Mansion (music by Academy composition students) and the 1920 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring John Barrymore (music by Daron Hagen).

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Stephen Mulligan
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Stephen Mulligan

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 6:00 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 6:25 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks I: Art Becomes Music
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks I: Art Becomes Music

Inspired by art, poetry, ballet, and commedia dell’arte, this program is vibrant, colorful, and uplifting. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear your Wintergreen Festival Artists, who come from some of the best musical organizations around the country, shine in this virtuosic program. You will come away transformed by the sheer talent in the tent.

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Social Sundays I: Beautiful Songs
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Social Sundays I: Beautiful Songs

Featuring Fauré’s exquisite Bonne Chanson for voice and piano quintet and Undine Smith Moore’s stunning African American Suite for Flute, Violin, and Piano, this concert will inspire you to seek the beauty in the everyday. Also featured, the Blue Ridge Brass Trio.

This is a Pay What You Want Event; no pre-concert activities this year; no tickets required

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Stephen Mulligan
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Stephen Mulligan

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 1:30 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 1:55 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks I: Art Becomes Music
Jul
14
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks I: Art Becomes Music

Inspired by art, poetry, ballet, and commedia dell’arte, this program is vibrant, colorful, and uplifting. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear your Wintergreen Festival Artists, who come from some of the best musical organizations around the country, shine in this virtuosic program. You will come away transformed by the sheer talent in the tent.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
15
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
16
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Mix, Mingle & Music III: Conducting Sibelius
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mix, Mingle & Music III: Conducting Sibelius

The Academy Strings perform music by Sibelius, Elgar, and Felix Mendelssohn, led by Victor Yampolsky and the participants of the 2019 Conductors’ Summit. Not only are the selections achingly beautiful and the conductors artistically inspiring, but there might be a special appearance by Artistic Director Erin Freeman!

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
17
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Fresh Perspectives: Isn’t It Romantic?
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Fresh Perspectives: Isn’t It Romantic?

We begin this concert with an exploration of one of the most iconic pieces of transformation ever written: Schoenberg’s romantic Transfigured Night. We’ll provide musical examples to guide you through this epic work inspired by the poetry of Richard Dehmel. The evening concludes with Dvořák’s feisty and joyous Piano Quartet, Opus 87.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Week 2: Dive in with Michael White
Jul
19
9:30 AM09:30

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White

Week 2: Dive in with Michael White (July 15-19)

Michael White, Juilliard professor and Wintergreen stalwart, returns to the Mountain to guide us through the music with his attention to detail, creative outlook, and dry sense of humor. Topics include: Schoenberg Transfigured Night, Dvořák Piano Quartet, Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faune, and Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4.

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Fiery Fridays: 14th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest, Starring Love Canon
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

Fiery Fridays: 14th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest, Starring Love Canon

This year, we are revamping our annual celebration of all things bluegrass. We begin on Friday evening with an exciting show by Charlottesville’s Love Canon – a band that combines the great hits of the 80s and 90s with a mountain music sensibility. Then, stick around for Saturday morning when we pepper the Resort with traditional Appalachian music, fun for the entire family.

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Victor Yampolsky
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Victor Yampolsky

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 6:00 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 6:25 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks II: Orion Weiss Plays Beethoven
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks II: Orion Weiss Plays Beethoven

Tuneful, expansive, and romantic, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ fifth symphony is the perfect piece for the idyllic Wintergreen setting. With Beethoven’s fiercely personal and triumphant fourth piano concerto performed by international superstar Orion Weiss, this concert is sure to be a highlight of the summer. Reserve both days on your schedule – you might just want to hear this one twice!

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Social Sundays II: In Miniature
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Social Sundays II: In Miniature

The conducting students lead the Wintergreen Festival Artists in two Romantic era nonets: one by Samuel Coleridge Taylor and one by our featured Summer composer: Louise Farrenc. Plus, the students will lead Debussy’s iconic Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, transformed into a small chamber work for an ensemble just like ours.

This is a Pay What You Want Event; no pre-concert activities this year; no tickets required

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Victor Yampolsky
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Victor Yampolsky

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 1:30 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 1:55 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks II: Orion Weiss Plays Beethoven
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks II: Orion Weiss Plays Beethoven

Tuneful, expansive, and romantic, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ fifth symphony is the perfect piece for the idyllic Wintergreen setting. With Beethoven’s fiercely personal and triumphant fourth piano concerto performed by international superstar Orion Weiss, this concert is sure to be a highlight of the summer. Reserve both days on your schedule – you might just want to hear this one twice!

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First Annual Wintergreen Music Benefit: Honoring The Academy
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

First Annual Wintergreen Music Benefit: Honoring The Academy

For more than 22 years, musicians from around the world have traveled to Wintergreen to learn from our talented Faculty, perform for our patrons, and be inspired by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us for a very special evening to celebrate the impact Wintergreen Music has had and continues to have on the future of music, and help raise funds for increased scholarship and educational activities.

In an entirely new format, Festival Artists and Academy musicians will be seated with you as we share stories of inspiration through music. Enjoy uplifting performances featuring Festival Artists and Academy musicians surrounded by panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the beautiful new venue at Valley Road Vineyards.

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Fresh Perspectives: Beethoven Transformed
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Fresh Perspectives: Beethoven Transformed

We have heard about Beethoven’s early, middle, and late periods, but do we really hear the evolution of his musical style? In this unique concert format, we present three distinctly different Beethoven string quartets. Veritas Vineyard & Winery and Andrew Hodson will be on hand with carefully selected wine pairings chosen to highlight this composer’s artistic transformation.

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Mix, Mingle & Music VI: Bold Rock II: Back to Bach
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mix, Mingle & Music VI: Bold Rock II: Back to Bach

Our annual all Bach concert is back, this time with Gamba sonatas played by the Kapps-Marshall duo, selections from A Musical Offering, and the Wedding Cantata, featuring singers from the Vocal Intensive. Come early for cider and dinner at 5:00 pm, then enjoy this special performance at 7:00 pm!

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Erin Freeman
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Erin Freeman

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 6:00 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 6:25 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks III: Grandeur & Glory
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks III: Grandeur & Glory

Erin Freeman leads the 2019 Sing with Us! Chorus in the majestic Cantata No. 71 by J.S. Bach. Imagine: celebratory trumpets, festive strings, and uplifting vocals, all filling the Dunlop with grandeur. Follow that with Louise Farrenc’s third symphony, a Bizet-meets-Beethoven masterpiece that is bold, energetic, and downright glorious (and that was ignored for long because it wasn’t proper for a woman to compose such ambitious music). This summer we are bringing back her music and legacy, thanks in part to a grant by the Women’s Philharmonic.  

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Social Sundays III: Vienna Lager, Meet Vienna Composer!
Jul
28
11:30 AM11:30

Social Sundays III: Vienna Lager, Meet Vienna Composer!

We honor Devils Backbone’s signature brew, Vienna Lager, with a bit of our own Viennese flair. We’ll feature music by Mozart, the young, vibrant genius, who loved a good beer himself! Don’t miss this family-friendly event starting at 11:30 am.

This is a Pay What You Want Event; no pre-concert activities this year; no tickets required

Please arrive early to order your brunch and beverages at Devils Backbone and enjoy the performance!

This is a Pay What You Want Event; no pre-concert activities this year; no tickets required

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Erin Freeman
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor Erin Freeman

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 1:30 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 1:55 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks III: Grandeur & Glory
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks III: Grandeur & Glory

Erin Freeman leads the 2019 Sing with Us! Chorus in the majestic Cantata No. 71 by J.S. Bach. Imagine: celebratory trumpets, festive strings, and uplifting vocals, all filling the Dunlop with grandeur. Follow that with Louise Farrenc’s third symphony, a Bizet-meets-Beethoven masterpiece that is bold, energetic, and downright glorious (and that was ignored for long because it wasn’t proper for a woman to compose such ambitious music). This summer we are bringing back her music and legacy, thanks in part to a grant by the Women’s Philharmonic.  

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Academy in The Valley!
Jul
28
7:30 PM19:30

Academy in The Valley!

Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, or grab a table under the tent, and enjoy beautiful music performed by the talented students from our Academy program. We’ll have libations to purchase so you can raise a glass to toast our incredible students.

Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC), 190 Rockfish School Lane (off Rt. 151) in Afton Free, donations appreciated

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Timpani & Percussion
Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Timpani & Percussion

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

Timpani & Percussion – All You Ever Needed to Know with Wintergreen Festival Artists – Monday, July 29 (Dunlop Pavilion)

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – The String Family
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – The String Family

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

The String Family – More Than Meets The Eye with Wintergreen Festival Artists – Wednesday, July 31

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Fresh Perspectives: Natalia Zukerman & Friends – The Women Who Rode Away
Jul
31
7:30 PM19:30

Fresh Perspectives: Natalia Zukerman & Friends – The Women Who Rode Away

This unique evening of music, art, and storytelling features the singer-songwriter stylings of guest artist Natalia Zukerman with classical selections performed by Wintergreen Festival Artists – all telling the tales of the bold and powerful women who have influenced our artistry.

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – You Don't Say!
Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – You Don't Say!

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

You Don’t Say! The return of our hilarious and informative game-show-inspired morning, featuring Arianna Zukerman, Heather Johnson, and Michael Dean Thursday, August 1

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Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Neuroenology
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain – Neuroenology

Week 4: Pulling Back The Curtain (July 29-August 2)

Go behind the scenes of the Wintergreen Music Festival with our Festival Artists and special guests to learn the secrets of the industry.

Neuroenology – Wine & The Brain with with Andrew Hodson, Owner of Veritas Vineyard & Winery Friday, August 2

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor John Morris Russell
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor John Morris Russell

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 6:00 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 6:25 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Pictures at an Exhibition
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Pictures at an Exhibition

In this not to be missed season finale, we bring our theme of transformation full circle with musical representations of art, life, and literature. Stella Sung’s piece features “musical Americana” inspired by Norman Rockwell’s portrait of JFK. Tan Dun’s Contrabass Concerto is a musical ode to Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem, an epic novel about the extinction of the Mongolian culture and it’s sacred animal, the wolf. With Joseph Conyer’s expert playing, John Morris Russell’s engaging conducting, and Mussorgsky’s grand tribute to visual art, your transformative summer journey will be complete.

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Social Sundays IV: Singing for Your Cider
Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

Social Sundays IV: Singing for Your Cider

The Piedmont Singers, an eight-voice professional vocal ensemble made up of singers from around the Commonwealth, presents a concert of music from newly written pieces to arrangements of familiar folk tunes. Come enjoy the delicious brunch at Bold Rock while hearing choral chamber music at its finest.

This is a Pay What You Want Event; no pre-concert activities this year; no tickets required

Please arrive early to order your brunch and beverages at Bold Rock and enjoy the performance!

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MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor John Morris Russell
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

MountainTop Masterworks Pre-Concert Conversation with Conductor John Morris Russell

Join our maestros one hour before each MountainTop Masterworks concert for an insightful conversation about the music and musicians you are about to hear.

Free with concert ticket.

New this year: Festival Season Passholders may enter the Dunlop Pavilion at 1:30 pm to reserve seats before the pre-concert conversation. Doors will open to the general public at 1:55 pm.

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Pictures at an Exhibition
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Pictures at an Exhibition

In this not to be missed season finale, we bring our theme of transformation full circle with musical representations of art, life, and literature. Stella Sung’s piece features “musical Americana” inspired by Norman Rockwell’s portrait of JFK. Tan Dun’s Contrabass Concerto is a musical ode to Jiang Rong’s Wolf Totem, an epic novel about the extinction of the Mongolian culture and it’s sacred animal, the wolf. With Joseph Conyer’s expert playing, John Morris Russell’s engaging conducting, and Mussorgsky’s grand tribute to visual art, your transformative summer journey will be complete.

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Derby Day 2019
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Derby Day 2019

Don your finest hat for the social event of the season! The fastest two minutes in sports, racing, delicious food, and the best mint juleps in the Valley. Come for the party that benefits Wintergreen Music and stay for the friends – both old and new!

When: Saturday, May 4 at 4:00 pm

Where: The Home of Vicki Sabin

Price: Tickets $75

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A Blue Ridge Christmas
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

A Blue Ridge Christmas

Tradition, beauty, and community.

Come join us for the annual Blue Ridge Christmas, featuring The Virginia Consort. From classic Christmas tunes to magnificent Classical masterpieces, this concert will surely lift your spirits and get you ready for the Holiday season.

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy"
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy"

“When music’s enchantment reigns, magnificence takes form . . . Outer peace and inner bliss reign over the fortunate ones.” This text from Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy captures music’s power to inspire, unite, and glorify those that are in its presence. Be one of the fortunate ones to experience our epic season finale – one that celebrates music, community, and everlasting brotherhood.

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MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

MountainTop Masterworks IV: Season Finale – Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”

“When music’s enchantment reigns, magnificence takes form . . . Outer peace and inner bliss reign over the fortunate ones.” This text from Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy captures music’s power to inspire, unite, and glorify those that are in its presence. Be one of the fortunate ones to experience our epic season finale – one that celebrates music, community, and everlasting brotherhood.

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Festive Friday IV: No Boundaries, Only Bridges – A Celebration of Musical Connections
Aug
3
7:30 PM19:30

Festive Friday IV: No Boundaries, Only Bridges – A Celebration of Musical Connections

Jazz, tango, folk, and classical chamber music find their way into one concert, proving once and for all that music invites and unites across centuries, styles, and nations. Featuring Dvorak’s “American” String Quartet and selections from Piazzola’s Estaciones Portenas (“Four Seasons”).

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Morning Seminar: Virtuosi & Amateurs – The Surprise Connection with Peter Marshall
Aug
3
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Virtuosi & Amateurs – The Surprise Connection with Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall dives into the world of amateur and professional music-making and draws some fascinating conclusions. You’ll find out how amateur musicians – playing and singing for the love of it – have had a great impact on the history of professional music pursuits.

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Morning Seminar: Big Top Art – a VMFA Seminar with Margaret Hancock
Aug
2
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Big Top Art – a VMFA Seminar with Margaret Hancock

From the VMFA website: “The circus is coming to town! Toulouse-Lautrec’s XX, part of the Paul Mellon Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, ignites this visual presentation of art inspired by a trip to the circus. From masterpieces by Pablo Picasso and Georges Seurat to vintage circus posters, no clowning around for this exploration of portraiture, graphic design, and more.”

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Morning Seminar: Robert Shaw – An American Choral Legend with Erin Freeman
Aug
1
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Robert Shaw – An American Choral Legend with Erin Freeman

Robert Shaw was the father of American Choral Music. While studying to become a preacher, he fell in with the Fred Waring Glee Club, trained choruses for live radio broadcast, and became an icon that has inspired singers for more than a generation. Come hear Artistic Director Erin Freeman, who sang with Shaw for several years, talk about the legend that is “Mr. Shaw.”

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Morning Seminar: Wine, Music, and the Brain with Andrew Hodson
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: Wine, Music, and the Brain with Andrew Hodson

From the Veritas website: “Andrew didn’t just start at Veritas, he actually started Veritas, planting the vines over 15 years ago with his bare hands. Andrew was born in Bideford, Devon, England and before becoming our chief bottle washer was a skilled Pediatric Neurologist. Andrew always appreciates a good joke.” Come hear him talk about the bridge between neuroscience, wine, and music.

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Special: US Army Brass Quintet & Sergeant Major Bob McDonald in Performance
Jul
30
7:30 PM19:30

Special: US Army Brass Quintet & Sergeant Major Bob McDonald in Performance

The musicians of the US Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC are back! This time featuring Sergeant Major Bob McDonald and the United States Army Brass Quintet, this free concert is a family-friendly evening of patriotic, nostalgic, and fun songs, creating a spirit of community and joy.

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Morning Seminar: What are They Doing Up There? Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Orchestra Musicians
Jul
30
9:30 AM09:30

Morning Seminar: What are They Doing Up There? Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Orchestra Musicians

Does the orchestra really watch the conductor? Why is the timpanist smelling his drums? How long does it take to make an oboe reed? The brainchild of concertmaster, Elisabeth Adkins, this morning seminar is an entertaining exploration of, well, everything you’ve ever wanted to know about what’s actually happening up there on stage.

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Special: Voices & Winds in the Valley – Broadway, Opera & More
Jul
29
7:30 PM19:30

Special: Voices & Winds in the Valley – Broadway, Opera & More

Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner, or grab an under-tent table, and enjoy exciting tunes from Broadway to Opera, sung by the talented singers in our Vocal Intensive program. Plus, our new Academy woodwind quintet will perform, offering something for everyone! We’ll have libations to purchase so you can raise a glass to toast our incredible students.

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MountainTop Masterworks III: Fire & Elegance with Rachel Barton Pine
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

MountainTop Masterworks III: Fire & Elegance with Rachel Barton Pine

Passionate and virtuosic, violinist Rachel Barton Pine brings her thrilling technique and musicianship to the Mountain performing TWO concertos from the Classical era: one by Mozart and one by his lesser known contemporary, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a fencer, violinist, composer, and descendent of an African slave. With the exciting 90th Symphony by Haydn, this is a concert not-to-be-missed.

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