Jazzed up about music education, Marsalis comes to Castleton

WASHINGTON POST – By Roger Catlin   Wynton Marsalis is a superstar in the jazz world: He has won nine Grammys, was the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer Prize and has even graced the cover of Time magazine. Like many superstars, he’s also divisive. Some critics contend that he’s more entertainer, or populist, than… Read More »


Young Players Bolstered by Pros in Last Classical Performance at Castleton

The Washington Post – by Charles T. Downey The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and all performances open with pleas for donations. A smaller, less-assured orchestra,… Read More »


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