Bluegrass, theatre, music, horses - festivals of all kinds!
ARTS AND CULTURAL EXPERIENCES IN MANCHESTER
Whether you’re looking for adventure or just a quiet escape, Manchester is just the place. For a quaint mountain town, we’ve got all the big perks; world-class heritage sites, award winning cultural venues, incredible galleries and museums, and recreational activities to suit even the most ardent enthusiast.
GMBR is a four-day music festival featuring a variety of bluegrass, roots and Americana music from both icons of the industry and innovative up-and-coming artists. Featuring a main stage, dance tent, late night acoustic stage, camping, kids activities, local food trucks, Vermont craft beer and wine, in the magical mountain setting of Manchester Vermont. Located right in town, our attendees can stay at one of the many varieties of hotels, bed and breakfast inns or camp in our fields. The goal of the festival is to bring together all generations, in one field, with beautiful musicianship, activities and a world class experience that everyone can enjoy.
4 CHAMBER CONCERTS Thursdays in July • 7:30pm • Arkell Pavilion, SVAC
Manchester Music Festival presents four Thursdays of world-class musicians performing chamber masterworks spanning the classical period through the 21st century. Sit indoors or bring a chair and join us in the Grove for an open-air, casual listening experience.
SATURDAY SALON RECITALS Saturdays in July • 5pm • Yester House Gallery, SVAC These solo or duo performances provide the audience with an opportunity to experience renowned musicians in a different light. Stay after for a meet-n-greet reception with the artist(s).
YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERTS Sundays • July 10, 17, 24 • 5pm • Arkell Pavilion, SVAC
MMF Young Artists Concerts are an exciting opportunity to see the next generation of performing musicians. Featuring our Young Artists (ages 18-26) in performance of full chamber works.
WEEK5Shapeshifter Concert: AARON DIEHL JAZZ TRIO Thursday, August 4 • 7:30pm • Arkell Pavilion, SVAC
MMF’s Week5 shapeshifter concert features classically trained pianist Aaron Diehl, one of the most sought-after jazz virtuosi of his generation. The Aaron Diehl Trio will perform Mirror, a program reflecting two worlds of music across time, melding the improvisational spirit of jazz with the compositional technique of Bach.
AN ORCHESTRAL EVENING Thursday, September 1 • 7:30pm • Arkell Pavilion, SVAC From Carnegie Hall to the green mountains of Vermont, MMF is delighted to welcome the musician-led, Grammy-award winning Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to the stage.
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA Thursday, September 15 • 7:30pm • Arkell Pavilion, SVAC A Night at the Opera returns, featuring the extraordinarily talented singers of The Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, performing a dazzling selection of operatic works with piano accompaniment.
Manchester Music Festival is a non-profit organization that offers classical chamber 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 is currently Chair of Classical Performance Studies and Assistant Professor of Piano at the Roosevelt University 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.