Are you or someone you know a who fan of chamber music, is it something you enjoy watching or listening to? If so, then you no doubt would like to see more chamber music festivals. Seeing musicians perform live is such an amazing experience, one that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. A chamber music performance is especially good because it allows to have the experience of a classical music event but without overwhelming aspects of a full orchestra or concert. Here are a few of the greatest festivals you should check out this year if you are a true chamber music fan.
The Rockport Chamber Music Festival
This festival is held each summer in Rockport, Massachusetts. It has been running for over 36 years and is one of the best in the states. Here you will see some of the best performers from all over the world and get to hear them play some of their best pieces.
The Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
This festival is held at the bottom of the Berkshire Mountains in northwest Connecticut. It is one of the longest lasting chamber festivals in the U.S. It began in the 1890’s at the home of Ellen Battle and her husband Carl Stoeckel, it then expanded into the large and popular festival that it is today. Many of the performances are even free and open to the public because they knew how important it was that this kind of performance be available to the masses.
The Bravo! Vail Music Festival
This festival covers a large array of different genres. They have several chamber performances that are not to be missed.
Chamber Music Northwest in Portland
This annual festival last for five weeks each year. It was founded in 1971 at Portland state university and has been going strong ever since. Each year they pull some of the greatest performers in the industry and are one of the most popular festivals in the United States.
The Oregon Bach Festival
This festival is held in Eugene, Oregon each year and is a celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach and his amazing musical legacy. As well as of course compositions from other well-known composers as well.
Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival
This event is held on the northern area of Wisconsin and was said to be a favourite of Bill Gates as he has attended several times. It is in a remote location but draws some of the best composers and performers.
The Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival
This festival has 12 separate concurs held at the Nordstrom recital hall and has some of the best performers from all over the country who participate in the event. The location makes for a fantastic event as well. It is easy to get to and makes it one of the best in the United States.
There are many more chances to see chamber music all through the United States, these are just a few of the best ones in the coming years, enjoy!