Now in its 32nd season of presenting fine chamber music the Killington Music Festival takes much pride and pleasure in announcing its concert schedule for 2014. On Saturday evenings from June 28 through Aug. 2 the internationally acclaimed musicians of the Killington Music Festival will perform at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Resort at 7 p.m. Over 20 internationally acclaimed performers spend part or all of five weeks performing in the Festival’s renowned Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series and also teach, guide and mentor the young aspiring musicians from around the country and abroad.
The Music and the Mountains Concert Series is sponsored by the Anton Family Foundation-Title Sponsor; Casella Resource Solutions; Kenlan, Schwiebert, Facey & Goss, P.C.; Keyser Energy; Killington Resort; Rutland Regional Medical Center; SP Land Co.; Merchants Bank and Merchants Trust Company; People’s United Bank and Victoria and Robert Young. On June 28, opening night, the festival presents “An Evening with Philippe.” Philippe Entremont, a world-renowned pianist, presents music of Mozart, Beethoven and more! On July 5, is the Killington Music Festival Chamber Orchestra featuring soloist and former Concertmaster of the Boston Symphony, Joseph Silverstein, violinist, and internationally recognized Conductor Alondra de la Parra, performing works of Bach, Grieg, Mendelssohn and Elgar. On July 12 is “Killington Music Festival in Bohemia,” bringing music from Bohemia to Vermont. Works of Dvorak’s Bass Quintet, Smetana’s autobiographical String Quartet From My Life and more will be performed. On July 19,
“ European Impressions” The Killington Music Festival Faculty Artists perform one of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos and Bruch’s String Octet. Learn how Schoenberg’s poetic Verklarte Nacht brings to life the poem by Richard Dehmel! July 19, Fun in the Americas. Enjoy favorites by Gershwin and Piazzolla. Explore the gorgeous and forgotten Piano Quintet by Boston’s Arthur Foote, and finish off the evening with Schoenfield’s Jazzy Piano Trio! Aug. 2, “Season Finale at Killington Peak.” Join us at the newly renovated Peak Lodge for an evening of spectacular chamber music, where amazing views are enhanced by the sounds of Beethoven and more! The concerts are held at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Ski Resort at 7 p.m., the season finale is held at Killington Peak. Ticket Prices are $25, season finale $30. Tickets are available through the box office at 802-422-1330. Advance tickets may be ordered by phone through the day prior to the performance. Tickets may be purchased the day of the performance beginning at 6 p.m. at Ramshead Lodge. The Friday night performances of the Young Artists Series are held at the Rams Head Lodge at 7 p.m. and admission is free.
The Killington Music Festival is not only about concerts on Saturday evenings, the Festival also runs a significant education music program, a five-week residency program. The residency program is an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal and performance. The program this summer includes students from the United States and abroad. The students give a wide variety of performances at the Rams Head Lodge and free noontime concerts at the Rutland Free Library on Wednesday, July 23 and July 30. We are very proud of our expanding student outreach concerts. The primary audiences for this project continues to be residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Rutland Regional Medical Center and children who most often are deprived of music and the benefits it offers. Through these concerts the lives of hundreds of elderly and young Vermonters in Rutland County have been enriched. For more information please call the Killington Music Festival at 802-773-4003 or visit www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.