Past Performances


2015: Season Seven

2015 Season Stage Works

Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (new production)
Ravel’s L’heure espagnole (new production), in a double bill with the world premiere of Derrick Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg
Wilder’s Our Town

2015 Season Concerts

“Toujours l’amour:” French masterpieces of love at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts
J.D Crowe and the New South “Flashback Band”
All-American Band Concert
Law in Opera with Justice Ginsburg
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 with Fabio Luisi & Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alessandro Taverna
Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars with Wynton
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver at the State Theatre of Culpeper

2014: Season Six

2014 Season stage works

Mozart’s Don Giovanni (new production)
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (new production)
Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell (reading)

2014 Season concerts:

“King Mozart”, featuring Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, and Symphony No. 41 in C major (the “Jupiter” Symphony)
“Story in Music” Symphonic concert, featuring Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev with narration by Margaret Warner, and three works composed by Lorin Maazel: The Giving Tree, The Empty Pot, and Irish Vapours and Capers with Sir James Galway and Dietlinde Turban
“Love in Music” Symphonic Concert, featuring music by Fauré, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Maazel, and Puccini, with guest conductor Rafael Payare and cellist Alisa Weilerstein
All-American Band Concert
Law in Opera with Justice Ginsburg
Bluegrass, featuring the Seldom Scene and the Amy Ferebee Trio
Chamber Music

2013: Season Five

2013 Season stage works:

Puccini’s La fanciulla del West (new production)
Verdi’s Otello
Poulenc’s opera and Cocteau’s play of La Voix Humaine (new production)

2013 Season concerts:

Mostly Mahler Season — four symphonic concerts, featuring Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Webber’s Requiem, Barber’s School for Scandal Overture and Violin Concerto, Britten’s Les Illuminations, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
Chamber Music
Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group
“An Italian Gala Concert,” featuring music by Verdi and Rossini

2012: Season Four

2012 Season stage works:

Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (revival)
Bizet’s Carmen (revival)
Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (new production)

2012 Season concerts:

“An Italian Extravaganza” featuring Denyce Graves and the music of Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Respighi
“Gershwin and Company, an All-American Evening” featuring Kevin Cole, performed at the Hylton Center
“Grand Opera in Concert: Puccini’s La Bohème,” performed at the Hylton Center
Bach Partitas, performed by Jennifer Koh
Bluegrass concert, featuring the Seldom Scene

2011: Season Three

2011 Season stage works:

Puccini’s La Bohème (new production)
Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins/Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges (new production)
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (revival)
De Falla’s Master Pedro’s Puppet Show (revival)
Puccini’s Il tabarro / Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (revival)

2011 Season concerts:

Music Inspired by Shakespeare, featuring Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliet” and Mendelssohn’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” with readings by Dame Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons, performed at the inaugural BlackCreek Summer Music Festival in Toronto and at Strathmore Music Center in Maryland
150th Anniversary of Bull Run Concert, featuring Denyce Graves singing the music of Stephen Foster, performed at the Hylton Center
Sylvia McNair in concert at the Theatre at Little Washington
Jennifer Koh in concert with the Castleton Festival Orchestra
Kevin Cole, soloist, with the Castleton Festival Orchestra for Gershwin’s “Concerto in F” and “Rhapsody in Blue”
Marouan Benabdallah, soloist, with the Castleton Festival Orchestra for Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”
Two concerts featuring excerpts from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess and Bizet’s Carmen (Hylton Center and Richmond, VA)

2010: Season Two

2010 Season stage works:

Puccini’s Il Trittico (new production)
Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (new production)
De Falla’s Master Pedro’s Puppet Show (new production)
Britten’s The Turn of The Screw (revival)
Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera (revival)

2010 Season concerts:

All-French Program (Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Dukas, and Berlioz)
All- Italian Program (Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, and Respighi)
All- American Program (Bernstein, Copland, Grofé, Barber, Gershwin)
All-Beethoven Festival Finale Program

2009: Castleton Festival Inaugural Season

2009 Season Stage works:

Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia (revival)
Britten’s Albert Herring (revival)
Britten’s The Beggar’s Opera (revival)
Britten’s The Turn of the Screw (new production)

2009 Season concerts:

The inaugural season featured two symphonic concerts that included Mozart’s “Overture” from Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29,” Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1,” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7”


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