Lifestyle May 29, 2024

Community Event Spotlight

National Music Festival ~ 10th Anniversary Year

Dates: June 2 – 15, 2024
Location: Various locations throughout Kent County

Festival Headquarters, Visitor Center: 122 N. Cross St., Chestertown, MD 21620

The National Music Festival transforms Kent County into a hub of music. This nationally recognized event features music to suit virtually every taste—from symphonies and chamber music to hints of jazz. More than 30 concerts and over 200 open rehearsals are scheduled throughout the festival in venues across the Eastern Shore.
In Historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the festival brings together world-class mentors and gifted apprentice musicians on the cusp of their professional careers. The two groups rehearse and perform together throughout Kent County in orchestral and chamber repertoire. All rehearsals are free and open to the public. Some concerts are free; others require a ticket. From a solo violinist to full symphony orchestra concerts, from Beethoven to hints of jazz—the festival will feature music to suit virtually every taste.

This exciting season includes riveting music by Beethoven, Gershwin, Mendelssohn, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky. Several mentors will be featured as concerto soloists, among them guitarist Camilo Carrara (Vivaldi, “Concerto for Lute in D”), Emily Daggett Smith (Mendelssohn, “Concerto for Violin in e”), and Natalie Helm (Saint-Saens, “Concerto for Violoncello No.1”).


Phone: 443.480.0221
Box Office Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-2pm
Beginning Thu, May 30, or at Festival concerts, one hour prior to concert time

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