The Pierre Monteux School & Music Festival 2017 season consists of six full weeks from Monday, June 19¬†through Sunday, July 30. (All participants arrive on Sunday, June 18 and leave the morning of Monday, July 31.) Each week’s schedule consists of seven masterclass orchestra rehearsals, held on Tuesday through Saturday mornings (9:00 am-12:30 pm) and on Tuesday and Friday evenings (7:00-10:00pm).

Festival Performances

Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm (beginning June 25) and are led by enrolled conductors. In addition, concerts featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm starting the second week. Musicians are strongly encouraged to broaden their experience by participating in these weekly chamber music concerts.


Sectionals, seminars, and score study sessions are scheduled by the Music Director and Conducting Associate on an ad hoc basis or when requested by program participants.

In general, Mondays are free days except in the first week (which follows a modified schedule), and on Monday July 10, when a morning concert is performed for area children.