Revel in the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
Summer in the Shenandoah Valley offers an abundance of festivals, and one of them happens to take place only a little ways away from Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast at Wintergreen. (To be specific, it is twenty-five minutes to the mountaintop and ten minutes from Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek location).
The Wintergreen Summer Music Festival runs through August 4, 2013. This year’s theme is “In My Mind’s Eye: Image, Imagery, and Imagination in the Arts.” After a few weeks of seminars and educational sessions, the performances begin, celebrating summer in an exceptional display of orchestral music and theatrical performances. According to Wintergreen, this summer’s performances will explore the questions, “What sparks the imagination of a creative genius, and how do we perceive his or her work? How do our individual ‘mind's eyes’ shape our own understanding and enjoyment of the arts?” (Wintergreen Performing Arts).
With over 200 different events and performances, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival holds no shortage of melodious entertainment. Indulge in the grand instrumentation of the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, the Academy Chamber Ensemble, the Academy String Orchestra, jazz and solo concerts, and coffee concerts. If you’re interested in a small sampling of the passion and talent exuded by these Wintergreen performances, then click here.
July 26: Lotte Lehman Vocal Recital at the Dunlop Pavilion
July 29, 30: Music in Unusual Places at the Charlottesville Downtown Mall
July 30-August 3: “Art: A Play by Yasmina Reza” at the Big Red Barn at Rodes Farm (826 Rodes Farm Drive, Nellysford, VA 22958)
August 1: Academy Chamber Orchestra Concert at the Dunlop Pavilion
August 2: Chamber Music Concert at the Dunlop Pavilion
These are only a select few of the 230 events and performances. To see the entire schedule, click here.