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The Castleton Festival is a place where the future meets the present - the future stars of the opera and concert worlds are nurtured by its present stars, especially the world renowned Lorin Maazel: "Not only does the Maestro bring out the best in these young musicians, they bring out the best in him. And ultimately, that's what makes the Castleton so special; young artist-fueled summer programs abound, but where else can they learn from the undisputed best?" Gramophone Magazine (2010). More About Castleton





  • Castleton Festival Prepares for Sixth Summer Season

    Artistic directors Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel will hold the sixth season of the Castleton Festival in their state-of-the-art performance venues set in the rolling meadows of...

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  • Castleton Plans to Bring Music to Schools

    The Castleton Festival is a favorite destination of classical and operatic music lovers as it enters its sixth year. This year, however, the festival organization has plans to reach out to schoolchild...

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  • At Castleton Festival, young composer’s symphony is given its premier

    Conductor Lorin Maazel is seeing his dream come true as the Castleton Festival, nestled in the Piedmont hills of Virginia, celebrates its fifth anniversary.

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  • ‘Girl of the Golden West’ gives audiences sound and sight to revel in

    They’ve added road signs. When you’re driving west on Route 211, looking for your turnoff, a blue highway sign appears, helpfully informing you that this is the way to the Castleton Festival Read More

  • New Independent Nonprofit, Formation of Board of Directors, Grants Secure Castleton Festival’s Future

    UPDATED: As the Castleton Festival (July 3-28) prepares performances to honor the birthdays of great artists Giuseppe Verdi and Benjamin Britten

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