It all began in 1997 in a Theatre built on the site of an old chicken coop inhabited by fifteen thousand hens…. World famous conductor Lorin Maazel invited his friends Mstislav Rostropovich and Yefim Bronfman to inaugurate his tiny “Globe Theatre.” 12 years later, an Opera Festival was born... More About Castleton

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  • Castleton Festival Presents 2000 yr. Old Classical Indian Dance

    Originating in Hindu temples over 2000 years ago, Bharatha Natyam is a dance style that still enraptures audiences around the world. One of the foremost practitioners and instructors, Padmarani Rasiah...

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  • Founders of the Castleton Festival Receive Outstanding Virginian Award From State Legislature

    Lorin and Dietlinde Maazel, founders of the Castleton Festival in Castleton, Virginia were honored today

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  • The Castleton Festival Announces Summer 2015 Season

    Dietlinde Turban Maazel, the Castleton Festival’s new Artistic Director and Executive Director, today announced plans for the Festival’s seventh season, which will take place July 2-August 2, 2015...

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  • Castleton in Performance Fall 2014 Season

    The Castleton Festival will present four programs this fall as part of its 2014 Castleton in Performance (CiP) series: J.S. Bach: A Three-Part Invention with pianist Stefano Greco and Col. John Bourge...

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  • Castleton Plans New Season, Welcomes new Summer Jazz Academy in 2015

    With support from the Virginia and greater Washington arts community, international artists, the Maazel family, and its audiences, the Castleton Festival will return in 2015 with a new season honoring...

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