July 2012 listings for America's Music Festival

July 2012 listings for America's Music Festival

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

the grotto carved by the Colorado River



Our first concert takes us to a magical place of music making.

7/3       Moab Music Festival  The signature event of this festival is a concert series that unites classical chamber music and the beauty of nature – the series actually takes place inside a grotto carved by the Colorado River. Concert goers climb into boats, tour the river and find themselves inside the magical space where chamber music fills what critics call God’s version of Carnegie Hall.

7/10      Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Gershwin: Summertime Beethoven: Ghost Trio Faure: Violin Sonata Schumann: Dichterliebe: excerpts Strauss: Capriccio Sextet Alan Shulman: Rendezvous for Clarinet and Strings Arthur Benjamin/Primrose: Jamaican Rhumba Brahms: Piano Quintet

7/17      Tanglewood Music Festival Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings Bernstein: Age of Anxiety Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

7/24      Bang on a Can and Season Highlights Bang on a Can’s Summer Music Festival focuses on new and adventurous contemporary music. The festival is hosted at the Massachusetts Musuem of Contemporary Art and culminates with an incredible six hour concert in the museum. This year’s festival included classes in improvisation techniques, an Orchestra of Original Instruments by Mark Stewart and an African dancing and drumming rhythm seminar by Nani Agbeli.