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 11 – August 10, 2019, 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, 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 2019 season will be a special performance entitled, “A Night At The Opera” featuring a number of performers who have starred in major roles on stages across the globe. Manchester Music Festival’s A Night at the Opera is always one of their biggest nights of the year and a favorite among festival attendees. This year’s performance is on Saturday, July 27th.

The season will conclude on August 11th with the final Orchestral Experience concert happening the evening before on Saturday, August 10th. This even brings together featured guest musicians and young artists to present epic works of the orchestral repertoire.

Manchester Music Festival also offers to the community free, pre-concert talks on Thursday evenings at 6:45pm discussing the evening’s music in an extended format and presenting its socio-historical context.

Prior to each main concert, a festival artist is featured in a solo recital at 4:30pm that is free and open to the community.


Manchester Music Festival is a non-profit organization that offers, on a continuing basis, classical music performances and music education of the highest caliber in order 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. He 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
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