On Monday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m. the National Music Festival will offer a free pre-Festival talk with Artistic Director Richard Rosenberg at Evergrain Bread Company.
Rosenberg will introduce concertgoers to the Festival and speak about his personal relationship to much of the music (complete with juicy anecdotes) to be presented during the upcoming Festival, June 3-16. He will also discuss why the Festival exists, its mission and its goals.
“If you have been hearing about the National Music Festival and are curious to learn more, this is a good opportunity to do so,” says Executive Director Caitlin Patton. “We are grateful to Evergrain Bread Company for opening their space for this talk, and we hope you will join us.” There is no charge to attend the talk, and it is open to everyone.
The upcoming Festival will include nearly 30 concerts and over 200 free open rehearsals. The over 100 apprentice musicians – all of whom attend on full tuition scholarship – and nearly 30 mentors, as well as the students attending the Festival’s saxophone workshop, will come to Chestertown from 16 countries and 28 US states.
In addition to tickets for individual concerts, the Festival offers an all-inclusive Festival Pass for $160 each. Benefits include guaranteed admission and preferred seating for all Festival concerts, a souvenir Festival Guide, restaurant discounts during the Festival, and invitations to a meet-the-musicians reception on June 13 and the Festival Chamber Players’ Potpourri Play-Offs on June 14. Passes and single tickets are available at www.nationalmusic.us, 410.778.2064, or at the talk at Evergrain Bread Company. During the Festival, tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Festival “Headquarters” at the Kent County Visitor Center. (Festival Headquarters will be open June 2-16.) Any remaining tickets for each concert will be available at the door.
The Festival provides many opportunities for community members of all ages to experience great music and to volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include selling tickets and merchandise during the Festival, driving musicians to the airport, and more.
Tax-deductible donations are also appreciated, and go directly to support the Festival’s Apprentice Scholarship Fund. These contributions allow all apprentices to attend the Festival without financial hardship. The Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
For more information about the National Music Festival, visit www.nationalmusic.us, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410.778.2064.
Evergrain Bread Company
203 High St