Manchester Music Festival
Bringing the Passion and Beauty of Classical Music to Southwestern Vermont
Manchester Music Festival welcomes award-winning artists from around the world for seven weeks of concerts in the Green Mountains of Vermont during the summer season. July 6 – August 17, 2017 concerts on Thursday evenings are slated to feature a number of top caliber musicians who have played with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. Performances will include works from composers such as Mozart, Schubert, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Renié, and many more. Sunday afternoons see concert performances from the participants in the festival’s Young Artists Program which serves as a high-intensity, semi-professional training ground.
One of two major events during the 2017 season will be the Orchestral Experience concert on August 3rd, which brings together featured guest musicians and young artists with Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist Alexander Kobrin as piano soloist. On this evening, Manchester Music Festival will present two epic works of the orchestral repertoire: Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major. The orchestra will be led by Maestro Ignat Solzhenitsyn, the Principal Guest Conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Laureate of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.
The season will conclude on August 17th with a special performance entitled “A Night At The Opera” and featuring a number of performers who have starred in major roles on stages across the globe. Manchester Music Festival’s opera evening is always one of their biggest nights of the year and a favorite among festival attendees.
Manchester Music Festival also offers to the community free, pre-concert talks and recitals on Thursday evenings at 6pm. Prior to each main concert, a festival artist is featured in a solo recital alongside a talk discussing the evening’s music in an extended format and presenting its socio-historical context.
Manchester Music Festival is a non-profit organization that offers, on a continuing basis, classical music performance and music education of the highest caliber to engage the public and encourage the enjoyment of this art form. The Festival’s artistic director, Adam Neiman is hailed as one of the premiere pianists, composers, and entrepreneurs of his generation, who makes frequent appearances at prestigious festivals around the world, is an honors graduate of The Juilliard School and Assistant Professor of Piano at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. His multifaceted career includes maintaining an active profile as a composer and serving as the founder and CEO of the Aeolian Classics record label.
"Thursday’s Manchester Music Festival concerts are what chamber music is all about — intimate and joyful performances of great music."Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald