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The Barnes & Hampton Celtic Consort Performs Traditional Holiday Music

  Press Contact:  Marc Apter, 301-904-3690, marca@castletonfestival.org Contact Apter for advance interviews and more photos The Barnes & Hampton Celtic Consort Performs Traditional Holiday Music Castleton Theatre, Sunday, December 20 Castleton, VA (December 8) -The Barnes & Hampton Celtic Consort led by Linn Barnes and Allison Hampton, will transport the sounds of the holiday season, 4 p.m. Sunday,… Read More »

 

The Castleton Festival Announces Summer 2016 Season

Contact Marc Apter marca@castletonfestival.org, 301-904-3690, to arrange interviews with Dietlinde Maazel, Rafael Payare and others.  Additional photos available as well.   THE CASTLETON FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2016 SEASON More than 22 Performances over Five Weekends, July 1 through 31, 2016 Bluegrass and Fireworks • New Production of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro • Encore Production… Read More »

 

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 »

 

Opera pays tribute to Scalia, Ginsburg friendship

MSNBC – The new production “Scalia/Ginsburg” brings the friendship of Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the stage. MSNBC’s Irin Carmon reports.

 

July 12 Tribute Performance to the late Maestro Maazel Beethoven’s Ninth And World Premiere of Maazel’s Posthumous Work

July 12 Tribute Performance to the late Maestro Maazel Beethoven’s Ninth And World Premiere of Maazel’s Posthumous Work Castleton, VA (June 22, 2015) — The 2015 season marks the first Festival since the passing of its founder, Maestro Lorin Maazel, in July 2014. The Castleton Festival presents a classical tribute to the late founder on… Read More »

 

Rappahannock’s Fourth of July

RappNews – by Roger Piantadosi Gates open at 1 p.m. Saturday for the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department’s ninth annual Rappahannock County 4th of July Celebration at Thornton Hill Hounds Racecourse. Admission is $25 per carload and includes fabulous fireworks at dusk high above one of the region’s loveliest meadows (at 4137 Sperryville Pike, three miles… Read More »

 

Live Video Streaming of All Major Castleton Performances

Castleton, VA (June 29, 2015) — For the first time ever, the Castleton Festival will be live streaming all major performances—from operas to symphonies to Jazz at Lincoln Center — beginning with Roméo et Juliette, Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. This groundbreaking access makes the Castleton Festival the first mid-Atlantic classical summer music festival… Read More »

 
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