On May 23, 2023

Killington Music Festival celebrates 41 years


Killington, May 22—Now in its 41st season of presenting fine chamber music the Killington Music Festival takes pride, pleasure and excitement in announcing beautiful music is again live on the mountain and its concert schedule for 2023. On Saturday evenings from June 24 through July 22 the internationally acclaimed musicians of the Killington Music Festival will perform at Pico Mountain 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.

The season opener on June 24 features crowd pleaser Simon Ghraichy at the piano. Ghraichy is an acclaimed French pianist and a Festival favorite. He is renowned for his unique personal style defined with rich, diverse cultural influences. After intermission Simon and Killington Music Festival’s Artistic Director Daniel Andai will perform Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and Brahms’ “Frei aber einsam” sonata.

On July 1, “An Enchanted Evening”. Enjoy flute, violin and piano with works of Cesar Cui followed by a Mozart piano quartet. The final piece of the evening featuring Ghraichy playing Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major Op.4 with Killington Music Festival Faculty members.

July 8: “A Passport Around the World”. KMF is excited to bring to Vermont pianist Reed Tetzloff, “A musician of great authority.”(Richard Goode). Tetzloff, “an artist of broad musical tastes and individuality” (South Florida Classical Review) came to international attention at the XV Tchaikovsky Competition, as “the lyric hero of the competition”. Reed will perform some of his favorite solo pieces and end the evening with Brahms Piano Quartet in C Minor #3 with KMF faculty members.

On July 15 it will be an evening of “Exquisite Melodies”. Killington Music Festival faculty will play works of Mozart and Bowen ending the evening with an audience favorite, Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.”

Killington Music Festival’s season finale celebrating 41 years: Back by popular demand the finale features guitar and strings. We will end the evening with Piazzolla’s “Histoire de Tango,” which will leave you wanting to dance all the way home.

The Music in the Mountains Concert Series is sponsored by the Luc Walter Foundation and sponsors Casella Resource Solutions; Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region; Dead River Company; Great Gulf; Heritage Family Credit Union; Betsy and Baxter Holland; Killington Resorts; Rotary Club of Rutland; Rutland Regional Medical Center and Victoria and Robert Young. 

The concerts are held at Pico Mountain Lodge at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $30. Tickets may be purchased the day of the performance beginning at 6 p.m. at Pico Mountain Lodge. Check or Cash only. 

Performances of the Young Artists Series are held at Pico Mountain Lodge at 7 p.m. on Fridays, June 30, July 7, July 14, Wednesday July 19 and Thursday July 20 . Additional concerts will be held July 12 and July 19, Wednesdays at noon, in the Downtown Rutland Free Library, Fox Room, Court St. All student performances are free. For more information, please call 802-773-4003.

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