eArchive for 2014


Castleton Festival Announces Summer 2015 Season

THE CASTLETON FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2015 SEASON More than 24 Performances over Five Weekends, July 2-August 2, 2015 Tickets on sale January 5 New Castleton Production of Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet New Production of Ravel’s L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) World Premiere of Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg Wilder’s Our Town Symphonic Concerts, Chamber Music, and Bluegrass Festival… Read More »


Castleton in Performance Fall 2014 Season

October 7, 2014, Castleton, Virginia – 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 Bourgeois (October 26): La boîte à joujoux (“The Toy Box”) a Debussy-inspired puppet ballet with the Salzburg Marionette… Read More »


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

Castleton Plans New Season, Welcomes new Summer Jazz Academy in 2015 August 18, 2014, Rappahannock County, Virginia — 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 the life and legacy of its founder,… Read More »


Maestro Lorin Maazel – 1930-2014

The Castleton Festival is sad to announce the passing of its founder and artistic director, the conductor, composer, musician and mentor Maestro Lorin Maazel. ? Maestro Maazel died on July 13, 2014 in, Virginia, from complications following pneumonia. Maestro Maazel had been at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival…. Read More »


Guest Artists Join Castleton Festival 2014 Lineup

GUEST ARTISTS JOIN CASTLETON FESTIVAL 2014 LINEUP Donald Runnicles joins as guest conductor Maria Tucci, Dylan Baker, Patrick Breen star in reading of Don Juan in Hell June 18, 2014, Castleton, VA – The Castleton Festival’s Founder, Artistic Director and Composer in Residence, Maestro Lorin Maazel, is welcoming several new guest artists to the roster… Read More »


Update on Maestro Maazel

Maestro Lorin Maazel greets Paçalin Pavaci, concertmaster of the Castleton Festival. On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, his third day leading his conducting master classes, Maestro Maazel worked with the 55-member Castleton Festival Orchestra and 15 master class conducting fellows and associates. Photo credit: Sara Cohn MESSAGE FROM DIETLINDE TURBAN MAAZEL, FOUNDER and ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR,… Read More »


Castleton Festival Awarded Grants from NEA, RAAC

Castleton Festival Awarded Grants from NEA, RAAC May 30, 2014, Castleton, VA – The Castleton Festival, conductor Lorin Maazel’s summer residency program for young professionals and a four-week festival of music and opera based in Rappahannock County, Virginia, has been awarded two grants to support its 2014 programs. A $30,000 grant from the NEA (National… Read More »


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