Virginia’s Blue Ridge
David Stewart Wiley, Artistic Director
Highlights of Coming Events
***SAVE THESE DATES***
A weekend of
“Classical Music in the Mountains”
June 6 – 8, 2014
Friday evening, June 6:
“Informal ensemble music” in downtown Floyd
Saturday, June 7, 10:30 – 11:30 am, Celebration Hall, Floyd EcoVillage:
“Family Concert – Baroque to Billy Joel”
David Stewart Wiley at the grand piano and a trio of musicians trace the roots of recent recorded hits – from Bach, classical, and ragtime to 20th century popular music – a fun one hour program for all ages.
Saturday, June 7, 6:30 pm, Celebration Hall, Floyd EcoVillage:
“Gala Concert” with wine and food reception
This gala evening features concertmaster Akemi Takayama, composer/ mandolin virtuoso Jeff Midkiff, and a chamber orchestra conducted by Maestro Wiley
– selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires with Ms. Takayama, a brief peek at the new Double Concerto for Mandolin and Violin by Midkiff fusing our mountain heritage with classical forms, plus more
– followed by a “Sunset Serenade” at the adjacent Lake Pavilion with the Blacksburg Community Band.
Sunday, June 8, 3 pm, Celebration Hall, Floyd EcoVillage:
“Art and Music in the Mountains”
This community-wide celebration integrates art into our musical performances – Dvorak’s beloved and nature-inspired Serenade for Winds and Strings and classical overtures by Mozart and Beethoven conducted by Maestro Wiley.
Additional details on Concerts and Tickets will be posted here by late March.
*** 2015 ***
“2015 Music Festival:
Ode to Joy in the Mountains”
Wed. May 27 – Sun. June 7, 2015
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with full Festival Orchestra and area choruses under Maestro Wiley, culminates our 2015 Music Festival – which also features the Faculty and Academy Fellows in: Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, Music around Floyd, two Concerto Nights with Academy Fellows, the new Double Concerto for Mandolin and Violin by Jeff Midkiff, Chamber Concerts, plus much more.
– Mark your 2015 calendars for another 12 full days of classical joy in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
June 2013 Concerts
2013 FESTIVAL OVERVIEW
of All Performances & Master Classes
UPDATED DAILY SCHEDULE
of 2013 Festival Activities