KILLINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS ITS 29th SEASON
Posted on June 08, 2011
Killington, June 1, 2010 – The Killington Music Festival, now in its 29th season of presenting fine chamber music, takes much pride and pleasure in announcing its concert schedule for 2011. A special Rutland concert, Friday Night Live, will be held on July 15th. On Saturday evenings, from July 2nd through August 6th the internationally acclaimed musicians of the Killington Music Festival will perform at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Resort at 7pm. Over 20 internationally acclaimed performers spend part or all of six weeks performing in the Festival’s renowned Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series and also teach, guide and mentor the young aspiring musicians from around the country and abroad.
The Music and the Mountains Concert Series is sponsored by the Anton Family Foundation-Title Sponsor; People’s United Bank; Sid W. Foulger; Victoria and Robert Young; Kenlan, Schwiebert, Facey & Goss, P.C.; Keyser Energy; Killington Resort; Rutland Regional Medical Center; SP Land Co. and Merchants Bank. The July 2nd concert “Music from the Heart” deeply moving works of Brahms and Bach will be performed. On July 9th, “Music from the Americas” featuring Grammy-winning composer and violinist Mark O’Connor and the Killington Music Festival orchestra. On July 15th join us at Friday Night Live in Downtown Rutland. July 16th “Souvenirs from Abroad”, a concert of pure indulgences-Brahms’ electrifyingly chamber masterpiece the Quintet for Piano and String Quartet in F minor. On July 23rd “Russian Expressions”, works of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. On July 30th “Claire de Lune”, works by Debussy, Beethoven and Ravel will be featured. Please join us for our Season Finale on August 6th “3 Artists, 4 Composers”, works by Bach, Mozart, Hindemith and Beethoven will be enjoyed.
The concerts are held at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Ski Resort at 7:00pm. Ticket Prices are $20. Tickets are available through the box office at 802-422-1330. Advance tickets may be ordered by phone through the day prior to the performance. Tickets may be purchased the day of the performance beginning at 6pm at Ramshead Lodge. The Friday night performances of the Young Artists Series are held at the Rams Head Lodge at 7pm and tickets are free.
The Killington Music Festival is not only about concerts on Saturday evenings, the Festival also runs a significant education music program, a six-week residency program for students preparing for careers in music. The residency program is an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal and performance. The program this summer includes over 70 students from the United States and abroad. The students give a wide variety of performances at the Rams Head Lodge and free noontime concerts at the Rutland Free Library on Wednesday, July 20th and 27th. We are very proud of our expanding student outreach concerts. The primary audiences for this project continues to be residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Rutland Regional Medical Center and children who most often are deprived of music and the benefits it offers. Through these concerts the lives of hundreds of elderly and young Vermonters in Rutland County have been enriched.
For more information please call the Killington Music Festival at 802-773-4003 or visit