On June 26, 2015

Killington Music Festival celebrates 33rd season

Music and the Mountains series opens June 27

Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m. — KILLINGTON — Now in its 33rd season of presenting fine chamber music the Killington Music Festival takes much pride and pleasure in announcing its concert season for 2015. On Saturday evenings from June 27 through Aug. 1, the internationally acclaimed musicians of the Killington Music Festival will perform at Rams Head Lodge at the Killington Resort at 7 p.m. During the Music in the Mountains Classical Concert Series they will also teach, guide and mentor the young aspiring musicians from around the country and abroad.

On June 27, the grand season opening hosts a range of chamber music focused on the cello. With Arensky’s sublime string quartet written for two cellos, Gliere’s beautiful Eight Pieces for violin and cello, and other works written for two cellos, this program kicks off KMF’s 33rd season in style.

On Sunday, June 28, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a house concert featuring KMF faculty and soloist Emilio Colon will take place at the home of BJ and Al Wakefield. Beverages and brunch will be served. This will be a major fundraiser for the Killington Music Festival. Make reservations at 80-775-4003. A second fundraiser dinner will be held on Friday, July 17 at 6 p.m., with a family-style dinner at the Red Clover Inn plus music by the KMF Young Artists.

The concerts are held at Ramshead Lodge at the Killington Resort at 7 p.m. The season finale is held at Killington Peak on Aug. 1. Ticket prices are $25 per concert; the season finale is $30. 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 6 p.m. at Ramshead Lodge.  The Friday night performances of the Young Artists Series are held at the Ramshead Lodge at 7pm and admission is free.

The Killington Music Festival is not only about concerts on Saturday evenings. The Festival also runs a significant education music program which is a five-week residency. The residency program is an intensive combination of study, practice, rehearsal and performance. The program this summer includes students from the United States and abroad. The students give a wide variety of performances at the Ramshead Lodge and free noontime concerts at the Rutland Free Library on Wednesdays, July 22 and July 29. The primary audiences for this project continue 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.

For more info, visit www.killingtonmusicfestival.org.

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