Killington Music Festival 2018 marks the 36th year of internationally renowned musicians performing in the annual Classical Concert Series. This year’s performances are scheduled to take place Saturdays, 7pm, between June 30th and July 28th, 2018.
Killington Music Festival is the only resident professional classical music organization in central Vermont. Every summer, musicians come to the area to play a series of chamber music concerts at Killington’s Ramshead Lodge.
Listening to these amazingly talented classical musicians before a sweeping backdrop of the Green Mountains is a sublime experience.
The Killington Music Festival is not just concerts but also a five-week residency program. Aspiring young musicians from places like the Juilliard School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music come for an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal, and performance.
The students give a wide variety of free performances, primarily to nursing home and assisted living residents as well as local children. Many of the students go on to perform in chamber groups and orchestras around the world. Some even end up coming back to teach and perform at Killington Music Festival!
2018 Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series Schedule
Saturdays, 7pm at Ramshead Base Lodge: 3880, Killington Road, Killington, VT 05751
Grand Piano Season Opener with guest artist Simon Ghraichy – June 30th
Dvorak Thank You with “Dumky” piano trio and guest artist Simon Ghraichy – July 7th
Cello Galore Schubert’s grand string quintet featuring 2 cellos and guest artist Gayane Manasjan Fulford – July 14th
Dancing into the Quiet Night Dance-like repertoire from Bach, Shostakovich, and Vaughn Williams – July 21st
Potpourri on Killington’s Peak – A variety of classical gems – July 28th
Killington Music Festival Young Artist Series
July 5 – 7pm at Grace Congregational Church, in Rutland, VT, featuring guest artist Simon Ghraichy
July 6, 13, 20, 25, 26 – 7pm at Ramshead Lodge
July 18, 25 – 12pm at the Rutland Free Library’s Fox Room
For those interested in something a little more “pop,” Killington’s annual Cooler In The Mountains concert series kicks off in July. Cooler In The Mountains is a series of free, outdoor concerts from top national and regional acts. Saturday afternoons from July 14th through September 1st, 2018.
Killington Music Festival Classical Concert Series 2018
7pm Saturdays, June 30th through July 28th at Ramshead Lodge
Killington Mountain Lodge
2617 Killington Rd, Killington, VT 05751
Buy tickets and learn more online at the Killington Music Festival website.
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