Manchester Music Festival

Bringing the Passion and Beauty of Classical Music to Southwestern Vermont
JULY 9 – AUGUST 8, 2020

Manchester Music Festival welcomes award-winning artists from around the world for five weeks of concerts and events in the Green Mountains of Vermont during the summer season. MMF invites all to experience the joy of classical music at a number of complimentary events which are presented in addition to its premier Festival Concerts.

2020 concerts are slated to feature a number of top caliber musicians who have played with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. This season, Manchester Music Festival will be dedicated to a “thrilling celebration” of two momentous events that will be honored around the world:  Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave American women the right to vote. Each Festival Concert will feature a piece by Beethoven and a piece by a female composer.

Festival Concert Schedule

Thursday, July 9
Thursday, July 16
Thursday, July 23
Saturday, July 25 – A Night at The Opera
Thursday, July 30
Thursday, August 6
Saturday, August 8 – Orchestral Evening

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

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. Tickets are just $10. 2020 dates: July 12, July 19, July 26 & August 2.

The Festival also invites the community to free Saturday recitals for the whole family to experience the joy of classical musical. Recitals take place at 4:30pm. 2020 dates: July 11, July 18, July 25 & August 1.

Masterclasses provide an insightful forum for the audience to witness a master teacher working closely with the 2020 MMF Young Artists. Each participating YA will perform solo selections, and the guest teacher will guide the student through a thorough process of improving all aspects of that performance. The class will aim to address technical challenges, strengthen interpretive decisions, and provide inspiration for the student to attain his/her optimum level of performance. These events are free and open to the public. 2020 dates: July 11, July 18, July 25 & August 1
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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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