Manchester Music Festival
The Manchester Music Festival is a five-week celebration of classical music from renowned and young artists with various types of performances in Manchester, Vermont.
The Manchester Music Festival is entering its 47th season in 2021. The festival features renowned classical musicians and young artists. Starting July 8th, five weeks of performances will be held at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, indoors, outdoors and online.
The Mainstage Concerts are held in the Arkell Pavillion, which has seating both under the pavilion and around it on the Arkell Lawn. Each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. a different concert will be held. These musical performances can also be enjoyed online through the Digital Concert Hall. Tickets are $35 in the pavilion, $10 on the lawn and $15 to view online.
Gallery Recitals at the Music Festival
In addition to Mainstage Concerts, the music festival hosts Gallery Recitals in the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Yester House Gallery. These take place on Saturdays from 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. These performances feature solo or duo artists, including Ara Gregorian and Evelyne Brancart on July 24 and Peter Stumpf and Craig Sheppard on July 31. These events are free to attend.
Young Artists Concerts
These performances are also held at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Yester House Gallery and feature students’ performances of complete chamber masterworks. There are two performances each Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Come and witness the next generation of musicians show their growing expertise. These events are free to attend.
Masterclasses at the Music Festival
See knowledgeable teachers work with young artists on pieces to improve their skills on the violin, viola, piano and cello. There are two opportunities to browse the galleries while listening to the music from the masterclass, on Saturday, July 24 and 31, beginning at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. These events are free to attend.
Visiting the music festival for any of the events held is a unique experience with exciting performances you will not forget!
Take Amtrak to Manchester Music Festival
Attend the Manchester Music Festival via Amtrak to Rutland Station (RUD)—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 33.9 miles away from the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Take Amtrak’s Thruway Bus Service to Manchester’s MCQ, MCH or MCV.
July 8 (Thursday) 2:00 pm - August 5 (Thursday) 9:30 pm
Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr, Manchester, VT 05254