America's Music Festivals

11:00am

Sat June 9, 2012
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America's Music Festivals: Festival Mozaic

Airs Monday, June 11 at 11:00 a.m.  Located in what has been called “the happiest city in America,” Festival Mozaic has been bringing high quality classical music to San Luis Obispo every summer since 1971. One of the longest running music festivals on the west coast, Festival Mozaic has kept every season fresh through its unique programming, which spans over five centuries of musical repertoire and includes everything from orchestral and chamber favorites to world music and jazz. Scott Yoo, the festival’s director, says the short 11 day festival is “a real opportunity to zero in on one side of music and really explore.” 

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11:00am

Mon May 14, 2012
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America's Music Festival: Virginia Arts Festival

Airs Monday, May 14 at 11:00 a.m.  They say that Virginia is for lovers – and that’s certainly true when it comes to art lovers. The Virginia Arts Festival brings an impressive array of artistic events to several cities throughout the state of Virginia during the summer. The festival hosts musical performances of many varieties, including everything from chamber music to folk. Included in this 50 day long festival of the arts are dance and theatre performances as well as the well-attended festival favorite, the Virginia International Tattoo.

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11:00am

Mon April 9, 2012
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America's Music Festivals: Amherst Early Music Festival

Airs Monday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m.  Every year, this dynamic fourteen day festival fills Connecticut College in historic New London, CT with the sounds of early music. The festival routinely works with the leading musicians in the field of early music, and presents a series of concerts, workshops and classes for festival attendees. Amherst offers classes in all things early music, including instrumental and vocal instruction, as well as classes about Renaissance and Baroque dance and early notation. The festival hosts the largest recorder program in the United States.

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11:00am

Mon April 2, 2012
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America's Music Festivals: The Eastern Music Festival

Young Pianist at the Eastern Music Festival
Mark Wagoner

Airs Monday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m.  For fifty years, the Eastern Music Festival has been committed to bringing high quality performances of classical music to Greensboro, North Carolina. The festival attracts more than 60,000 audience members a year, who flock to the city for performances by classical masters, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Peter Serkin and Sarah Chang. In 2011, the festival celebrated its fiftieth year in style with five weeks of over 100 musical events, including daily performances open to the public.

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11:00am

Mon March 19, 2012
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America's Music Festivals: Lake Champlain Fest

Airs Monday, March 19 at 11:00 a.m.  August in Vermont is perfect on the idyllic shores of Lake Champlain. Bed and breakfasts abound in the natural beauty of the Vermont woods, and musicians have understandably chosen this spot for the home of the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. Located only a five minute drive from Burlington, Lake Champlain offers a retreat for the world-weary and allows musicians to fully recharge their batteries before giving electrifying performances.  Learn more here: http://www.lccmf.org/

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