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Weekly Concert Series

Six weekly symphonic concerts are held to provide an opportunity for conductors and instrumentalists to perform works from the curriculum in front of a live audience.

In addition, five weekly chamber-style concerts, known as Wednesdays at Monteux, are organized by members of the Monteux Festival Orchestra.

All concerts are held in our Forest Studio.

Sunday Symphony Concerts at 5 pm

Adults: $22; Students: $5

Tickets available only at the door, which opens at 4:15 pm.

Cash and checks only.

In inclement weather customers will be invited to form a line inside.

  • June 25:
    • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV – Procession of the Nobles from Mlada
    • RESPIGHI – Fontane di Roma
    • TCHAIKOWSKY – Romeo and Juliet (Overture – Fantasy)
    • SIBELIUS – Symphony No. 2, in D Major, Op. 43
  • July 2:
    • DEBUSSY – Two Nocturnes
    • BARTOK – Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring Jeff Thayer, violin
    • FRANCK – Symphony in D minor
  • July 9:
    • BARBER: First Essay for Orchestra, Op. 12
    • STRAVINSKY: Le chant du rossignol [The Song of the Nightingale]
    • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, Eroica
  • July 16:
  • CHADWICK:  Tam O’Shanter (Symphonic Ballade)
    PROKOFIEV:  Suite No. 2 from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64ter
    SHOSTAKOVICH:  Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

  • July 23 – Annual Memorial Concert
    • BRAHMS:  Tragic Overture, Op. 81
      BRAHMS:  Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90
      RAVEL:  La valse
      R. STRAUSS:  Tod und Verklärung [Death and Transfiguration], Op. 24; Michael Jinbo, conducting
  • July 30 – POPS Concert
    • BIZET:  Suite No. 1 from Carmen
    • CHABRIER:  Bourrée fantasque
    • LEHÁR:  Ballsirenen Waltzes from The Merry Widow
    • HAYMAN, Richard:  Pops Hoe-Down
    • LOEWE, Frederick (arr. Bennett):  Selections from Gigi
    • GERSHWIN (arr. Rose):  Overture to Strike Up the Band
    • BERNSTEIN:  Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
    • BROOKS, Mel (arr. Ricketts):  Selections from The Producers

“Mainely Chamber Music” at 7:30 pm

Adults: $12

Cash and checks only.

Students: FREE

Tickets available only at the door, which opens at 7 pm.

In inclement weather customers will be invited to form a line inside.

  • June 28:
    • Featuring Jeff Thayer, violin, with Laurie Blanchet, clarinet and Yiwen Shen, piano
      • Bartok’s “Contrasts”
  • July 5:
    • New Zealand composer Vivian Balzat’s Archipelago Suite: The Kermadec Islands, for solo violin
    • Haydn’s Symphony No. 7 in C major, Le midi [Noon)
  • July 12:
    • BEETHOVEN:  String Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4
    • STRAVINSKY:  Octet for Wind Instruments
    • FRANÇAIX:  Dixtuor for Wind Quintet and String Quintet (conducted work)
    • and horn sextets by the Monteux Festival orchestra horn section with Prof. Peter Kurau of the Eastman School of Music

July 19 Highlights:

  • VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  The Lark Ascending (Allion Salvador, Violin Soloist); Ryan Farris conducts.
  • Works for woodwinds, brass, timpani and strings by Brahms, Prokofiev, Debussy, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Ibert, Ligeti, Bozza and others
  • Including a premiere by 2017 student Neil Rao
  • July 26
    • BEETHOVEN:  Duo for Viola and Violoncello, “With Two Obbligato Eyeglasses,” WoO 32  (1st mvt)
    • BRITTEN:  Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and Strings, Op. 2
    • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR:  Clarinet Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 10 (1st mvt)
    • PLOG:  Four Sketches for Brass Quintet (1st, 2nd and 4th mvts)
      MENDELSSOHN:  Octet for Strings in E-flat major, Op. 20 (1st mvt)
      RAVEL:  Introduction et Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and Strings
    • BÖHME:  Brass Sextet in E-flat minor, Op. 30 (1st and 4th mvts)
    • DVORAK:  Wind Serenade in D minor, Op. 44

Free Children’s Concert on Thursday, July 13 at 10:30 am

“The Magic of Music”

  • followed by an “instrument petting zoo”