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Partners and Sponsors

The Castleton Festival would like to thank the following 2014-2015 Partners and Sponsors The William and Mary Greve Foundation Nippon Music Foundation The Weissberg Foundation David Charles Frederick & Sophia Lynn (Sponsors of Scalia/Ginsburg) Paul M. Smith & Michael Dennis (Sponsors of Scalia/Ginsburg) Cheri Woodard Realty The Inn at Mt Vernon Farm

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Thank you for your interest in the Castleton Festival. Subscriptions will be available on November 30, 2015!

Education Coalition

The Castleton Education Coalition met for the first time in the spring of 2014. Made up of educators from the community, the Coalition was founded to further the progress of music and theatre education in the Greater Piedmont region. Members are affiliated with public schools, private schools, music schools, universities, youth orchestras, theatres, community bands,... Read More »

Sponsor a Musician

Orchestra Faculty

About the Orchestra

Applications and Auditions

Applications are currently not being accepted for this program. The Seminar is the centerpiece of the Castleton Festival, founded by Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel. The program is designed to offer one of the broadest preparations for pre-professional singers available in the U.S. today. The bucolic surroundings and the select number of participants... Read More »

Where are they now

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Current CATS Artists

Auditions for the 2016 Festival Season have concluded and the process of selecting our participants for the training seminar is underway. Stay tuned for our 2016 Castleton Artists Training Seminar participants announcement!

CATS Faculty

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About CATS

The Castleton Festival grew out of private concerts given by founder Maestro Lorin Maazel and his friends nearly twenty years ago. In 2006, the Castleton Residency program was launched at Castleton, the first form of the young artist program that would become the driving force of the organization. In 2009, Maazel and his wife Dietlinde... Read More »

Training Seminar

Sponsor an Artist

Music has an unparalleled ability to bridge divides among ideas and people. Investments in the arts are investments not only in the future of our country, but also in the future of human culture. The future of the arts rests in the hands of individual donors. Sponsoring an artist is a rare opportunity to know... Read More »

Benefits of Being a Donor

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Principal Conductor – Rafael Payare

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Artistic Director – Dietlinde Turban Maazel

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Privacy Policy

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Video Gallery

2015 Video Gallery L'heure espagnole - Castleton Festival from Castleton Festival on Vimeo. Romeo et Juliette - Castleton Festival from Castleton Festival on Vimeo.

In the News

.vc_custom_1419240516480{background-color: #f9f9f9 !important;} A Blazing “Galileo’s Torch” at CastletonJames Reston, internationally famous author and historian, has transformed his best selling biography Galileo: A Life into a mesmerizing multi-faceted and  multi-media play. Castleton in Performance will stage the innovative production on Friday, July 28, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30, at... Read More »

Media

Castleton Alive

Castleton Alive is the community education and engagement branch of the Castleton Festival. Through on- and off-campus programming, Castleton Alive aims to engage students through music. The goal of the program is not merely to stimulate and educate aspiring musicians, but to inspire all students to develop a love for culture and the arts. During... Read More »

Orchestra

APPLICATIONS FOR THE CASTLETON FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA ARE CURRENTLY NOT BE ACCEPTED. The Castleton Festival Orchestra is an intensive 6-week session for professional and pre-professional instrumentalists who want to study and perform with other young artists from around the world. Our focus is on opera and orchestral repertoire with many opportunities for chamber music. The Castleton... Read More »

Castleton Artists Training Seminar

The Seminar is the centerpiece of the Castleton Festival designed to offer one of the broadest preparations for pre-professional singers available in the U.S. today. This training program combines education with the opportunity to build the student’s resume through performed and covered roles. Each of the members of the Seminar is guaranteed to appear in... Read More »

Education

The Castleton Festival’s mission, “nurturing young talents, fostering the arts and reclaiming the human spirit through integrative mentoring, world-class performances and building of communities,” gives the utmost importance to the education of both the people working at the Festival and the community members who support it. There is no more critical fight than the fight... Read More »

Program Advertising

Benefit from marketing opportunities that reach the greater Washington, Northern Virginia, Piedmont and Richmond areas! We welcome over 10,000 people to the Festival grounds each summer and entertained over 1,000,000 individuals from 100 different countries through our live streaming in 2015. Excitement is growing for the 2016 Season of Castleton Festival, July 1 – 31,... Read More »

Viva la Musica – A Spring Gala

More information on our Annual Spring Gala Viva La Musica coming soon!

Corporate Sponsorships

The Festival serves as one of the leading tourism destinations and revenue builders for Rappahannock and neighboring counties, bringing new and sustainable business to local inns, restaurants and shops. Corporations that support Castleton Festival are provided with excellent opportunities for local, regional, national and international exposure; partnering with the Festival means introducing your company's name... Read More »

Make a Donation

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Hospitality Partners

Support

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Castleton Festival. There are several ways you can choose to contribute and help make a lasting impact in your community and in the performing arts. Please explore the options below to discover how you can become an integral part of the Castleton Festival.

Venues

The Festival Theatre Built for the 2011 Season, the Castleton Festival Theatre stands in a meadow overlooking the sweeping hills of Rappahannock County. This 650-seat theatre replaced the 250-seat Festival Tent, which housed productions in 2009 and the 400-seat Festival Tent, which housed productions in 2010. The Festival Theatre is fully indoors, air-conditioned, boasts stadium... Read More »

Castleton in Performance

Mission Castleton in Performance is committed to presenting engaging and unique seasons to both cultivate and nurture the community and its love for the arts. About Castleton in Performance (CiP) was the prelude to what would eventually become the Castleton Festival. Originally operating under the umbrella of the Châteauville Foundation, CiP began on that famous... Read More »

The Castleton Festival

Mission & Philosophy The Castleton Festival’s mission is to nurture young talents, foster the arts and reclaim the human spirit through integrative mentoring, world-class performances and building of communities. The Castleton Festival is unique in both the approach and the product, providing an unparalleled, transformative training and performance experience for each participant. No other young... Read More »

The Founder – Lorin Maazel

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Discover

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits a training ground for the world's stars of tomorrow. Every summer over 200 artists, singers, musicians, conductors, designers, directors, and stage technicians descend on the picturesque Castleton Farms where they create and produce world-class performances that entertain over 10,000 patrons onsite and over 1,000,000 viewers... Read More »

FAQs

What is Castleton Farms? Castleton Farms is the 660 acre home of the Maazel family, located in Rappahannock County, VA. Where is the Castleton Festival located? Our address is 663 Castleton View Road, Castleton, Virginia. We are located about 60 miles from Washington, D.C. How do I get there? Please visit the “Directions” option on… Read More »

Accommodations

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Nearby Attractions

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Directions

Castleton is approximately 60 miles southwest of Washington D.C., and the Theatre House is located at 663 Castleton View Road, Castleton, VA 22716. We highly recommend that you enter this address into your GPS before leaving; because of internet and cell phone limitations in Rappahannock County, it can be hard to get a signal when... Read More »

Visit

Welcome to the Castleton Festival! Want to make your visit a weekend stay? We can help. In the surrounding area of Rappahannock, Fauquier, and Culpeper counties, there are beautiful accommodations, tantalizing meals, and unforgettable attractions just waiting to be discovered. This area is rich in day trip options and also boasts a variety of dining... Read More »

Performances

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Ticket Policy

Box Office Hours You can purchase your tickets online or by phone. A Box Office representative is available to assist you by phone from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. On performance days, the Box Office opens two hours before curtain, for picking up tickets from Will Call and purchasing tickets in person. Outside... Read More »

Group Tickets

Group Sales Castleton is the perfect location for group excursions. With plentiful parking for buses and large vehicles, Castleton also offers beautiful and well-maintained areas for picnics, overlooking the hills and fields of Castleton Farms. Choose from multiple shaded outdoor tables and make a day of it before enjoying an unforgettable performance. Call the Box... Read More »

Special Events

Check back in regularly for updates on Special events happening at the Castleton Festival!

Individual Tickets

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Subscriptions

Guarantee your favorite seat whether it be in the front row, the middle or an aisle through one of the following subscription packages. The Castleton Festival is pleased to offer numerous subscription options allowing you to chose what will best fit your tastes, availability and budget. Each package reflects a 25% savings on every ticket!... Read More »

Tickets

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