Welcome to the Staunton Music Festival's 23rd season!
The 2020 Staunton Music Festival will take place from August 14-23. Among the 30 concerts are free one-hour daytime programs and ticketed evening performances involving over 80 world-class musicians. Highlights include a staged presentation of Handel’s brilliant Italian opera Orlando; a grand finale featuring Haydn's Creation oratorio; world premieres by composers-in-residence; Beethoven's Fifth Symphony on period instruments; special focus on Music from China; plus Brahms, ballet, Mahler, Gabrieli, Mendelssohn, Nightcaps, and much more.
With 30+ concerts over 10 days, there is something for every music lover to enjoy. We invite to you to join us and RETHINK CLASSICAL!
COMPLETE EVENT LISTINGS WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE IN JANUARY 2020. PLEASE CHECK BACK THEN. TICKET SALES WILL BEGIN IN LATE JANUARY. THANKS!
A preview of the August 2020 concert schedule - programs and details subject to change
A set of short pieces for, by, and about children, selected from J.S.Bach’s harpsichord note books, Debussy Children’s Corner, Bartok violin duos, N. and W.A. Mozart, Schumann’s Kinderscenen, and Shen-Yi’s Bagatelles for piano
Saturday, 8/22, 7.30p
Memories and Roses
Strauss/arr. Berg Rosen aus dem Sueden, for chamber ensemble
Liszt Elegy for English horn, piano, harmonium, and harp
Schulhoff Symphonia Germanica, for voice and chamber ensemble
Schulhoff The Syncopater’s Peter, for trombone and piano
Beethoven The Last Rose of Summer, for voice and piano trio
R.Strauss/Wadsworth Presentation of the Rose, from Der Rosenkavalier, arr. for chamber ensemble
Neikrug Through Roses, for actor and chamber ensemble