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Explore the Life and Music of Miles Davis

Grammy-Nominated John Hasse and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Explore the Life and Music of Miles Davis During the 20th Anniversary of the Castleton in Performance Season Castleton, Va. (Oct. 15, 2016)—Grammy nominated music historian Dr. John Hasse will be joined by members of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO) Octet as they perform and discuss the… Read More »


Bandoneon Virtuoso Jofre and his Hard Tango Chamber Band perform at Castleton

Bandoneon Virtuoso Jofre and his Hard Tango Chamber Band perform at Castleton Castleton, VA (December 21, 2015) — Castleton in Performance (CiP) will present JP Jofre and the Hard Tango Chamber Band on February 21 at 4 p.m. The first few notes that signal the trapped heat of tango can only be produced by the bandoneon…. Read More »


Castleton Festival Announces Temporary Hiatus for Summer 2016

CEO and Artistic Director Dietlinde Turban Maazel, Director of the Castleton Artists Training Seminar Stanford Olsen, and the board of directors of the Castleton Festival announce a temporary hiatus for the summer of 2016. Castleton’s leadership team will use this interim time to build a solid financial foundation for the Festival for continued growth in… Read More »


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.

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