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Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival Simsbury, CT June 25 – July 16 enjoy a picnic with family and friends and relax under the stars at the HSo’s annual talcott mountain music Festival. From mozart to motown and doo-wop to hip-hop, this festival combines the magnificent sounds of the HSo with the picturesque setting of Simsbury, ct. artistic direction: HSo music director edward cumming Festival conductors: edward cumming; victor vanacore; guest conductors tBa Featured groups: classical mystery tour; Spectrum orchestra affiliation: Hartford Symphony orchestra For Information: HSo ticket Services performing arts center at Simsbury meadows 22 iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury, ct 06070 860 244 2999


Sarasota Music Festival Sarasota, FL May 30 – June 19 the Sarasota music Festival attracts the best up-and-coming classical musicians and faculty performers from around the world each June for three weeks of master classes and chamber music performances. artistic direction: robert levin orchestra affiliation: Sarasota orchestra For Information: roseanne mccabe, education director 709 n. tamiami tr., Sarasota Fl 34236 941 953 4252, 941 953 3059 (fax)




albers, roberto díaz, viola; andrés cárdenes, Sarah chang, arturo delmoni, elissa Koljonen, monique mead, violin Featured groups: colorado State university chorus, gryphon trio For Information: Kay clagett, executive director 900 Strings road, po Box 774627 Steamboat Springs, co 80477 970 879 5056, 970 879 7460 (fax) See our ad on page 50

pap, claudia cagnassone, violin Featured groups: mont Blanc chamber orchestra; Symphony of the americas orchestra affiliation: Symphony of the americas For Information: renee laBonte, executive director 199 n. ocean Blvd. # 200 pompano Beach, Fl 33062 954 545 0088, 954 545 9088 (fax)


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park Atlanta, GA July 4 – August 14 Features a July 4 evening of patriotic singalongs; planet earth, a groundbreaking BBc documentary; Broadway rocks, an evening of Broadway favorites; disney in concert; and the complete Wizard of oz, with tcm host robert osborne. Festival conductors: george Fenton, michael Krajewski, Bridget reischl, others tBa. orchestra affiliation: atlanta Symphony orchestra For Information: melissa Sanders, director of public and media relations verizon Wireless amphitheatre at encore park 2200 encore parkway, alpharetta, ga 30009 404 733 5010


Sun Valley Summer Symphony Sun Valley, ID July 26 – August 17

now in its 26th season, the Sun valley Summer Symphony performs free orchestra and chamber music concerts in the world-class Sun valley pavilion. artistic direction: alasdair neale Festival conductors: randall craig Fleischer, guest pops conductor Festival artists: nathan gunn, baritone; michael collins, clarinet; emanuel ax, Shai Wosner, piano; Jennifer Koh, itzhak perlman, violin Featured groups: Broadway rocks! For Information: Jennifer teisinger, executive director p.o. Box 1914, Sun valley, id 83353 208 622 5607, 208 622 9149 (fax)


Grant Park Music Festival Chicago, IL June 16 – August 21 located in chicago’s renowned millennium park, the grant park music Festival has been presenting ten weeks of free, innovative classical concerts since 1935. artistic direction: carlos Kalmar Festival conductors: christopher Bell, chorus director; george Fenton, guest conductor; Hans graf, guest conductor; Henry godinez, guest chorus director; miguel Harth-Bedoya, guest conductor; carlos Kalmar, principal conductor; Julian Kuerti, guest conductor; Hannu lintu, guest conductor; Kathy romey, guest chorus director, Krzysztof urbański, guest conductor; Xian Zhang, guest conductor Festival artists: Kathryn leemhuis, alto; Kyle Ketelsen, paul Whelan, bass; alban gerhardt, cello; toumani diabaté, kora; anita Krause, allyson mcHardy, alexandra petersamer, mezzosoprano; markus groh, Horacio gutierrez, piano; layla claire, Karina gauvin, Jonita lattimore, amber Wagner, soprano; Bryan griffin, garrett Sorenson, tenor; christian tetzlaff, elina vähälä, violin; eduardo galeano, writer Featured groups: artists of the goodman theater; artists of the ryan opera center; lane alexander and ensemble; planet earth, BBc nature Film; pink martini

Evening at the Pritzker Pavilion during Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival.

Symphony of the Americas Summerfest Florida (performances also in Argentina, Brazil, Panama, and Switzerland) July 6 – August 10 Summerfest hosts european orchestras joined by musicians of the Symphony of the americas for cultural exchange concerts in europe, Florida, and the americas. mont Blanc chamber orchestra of France in residence, 2010. Festival conductors: James Brooks-Bruzzese Festival artists: marilyn maingart, flute; laszlo

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