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Classical Music Festivals in New England

Apr 23, 2006  Boston Music Lover
4.0 of 5 stars based on 5 votes

Summer is the exciting season for classical music lovers! Beautiful music in a beach chair with a glass of wine under the sun or moon. For Boston music venues, please check my list of "Classical Music Venues in Boston".

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Lenox, Saratoga Springs, Rockport, Boston, Newport, Marlboro, Rockport
  • Category: Best of
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists
  • Seasons: Summer
  • 1. Tanglewood Music Festival - Lenox, MA
    http://www.bso.org/armsOfBSO.jhtml?catName=Tanglewood&area=tgl

    June 23 - Sep. 3, 2006. It is a 2-hour drive from Boston and also 2 hours from New York City. The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on a 210-acre estate in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts. The Tanglewood Music Festival is the oldest and most acclaimed music festival in the United States. The Festival consists of a series of classical music concerts as well as Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Boston Pops celebration of July 4th, the annual James Tayler concert, and Wine and Food Classic.

  • 2. Saratoga Springs Music Arts Festival - Saratoga Springs, NY
    http://www.spac.org/

    June 16 - Sep. 9, 2006. Approximate Mileage From Boston is 150, New York City is 180.
    Diverse artistry thrives at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, SPAC hosts the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra in an acoustically ideal amphitheatre in the heart of Spa State Park; presents superior chamber, jazz, rock and pop music, opera, Pre-Performance Talks, and Saratoga Wine & Food Festival; and oversees the National Museum of Dance.

  • 3. Marlboro Music Festival - Marlboro, VT
    http://www.marlboromusic.org

    It is a 2.5-hour drive from Boston and 4 hours from New York City. Each summer, on a rural hilltop in Marlboro, Vermont, master concert artists gather with exceptional young professionals on the campus of Marlboro College. For seven weeks, the generations rehearse, exchange ideas and play together as one large musical family.

  • 4. Boston Early Music Festival - Boston, MA
    http://www.bemf.org/

    The Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) is universally recognized as a leader in the field of early music. Since its founding in 1980 by leading practitioners of early music performance in the United States and abroad, BEMF has promoted early music.

  • 5. Rockport Chamber Music Festival - Rockport, MA
    http://www.rcmf.org/

    June 8 - July 2, 2006. By car, Rockport is 45 miles from downtown Boston.

  • 6. Newport Music Festival - Newport, RI
    http://www.newportmusic.org/

    July 7 - July 23, 2006. The Newport Music Festival will celebrate its 38th season, continuing its tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists and special events in the Gilded Age âsummer cottagesâ of Newport, Rhode Island.

  • 7. Bay Chamber Concerts Summer Music Festival - Rockport, ME
    http://www.baychamberconcerts.org/Performing.cfm?SeasonId=7

    June 29 - Sep. 24, 2006. Bay Chamber Concerts' Summer Music Festival presents award-winning international artists every July and August in the beautiful backdrop of midcoast Maine. Concerts are performed on Wednesday nights at the newly renovated Strand Theatre in Rockland, and in the intimate setting of the historic Rockport Opera House overlooking Rockport harbor on Thursday nights.

  • 8. Lenox
    Lenox

    Summer home of Boston Symphony Tanglewood Music Festival

  • 9. Saratoga Springs
    Saratoga Springs, New York

    Home of the Saratoga Spring Music Arts Festival, home of the New York City Ballet and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

  • 10. Rockport
    Rockport, Cape Ann

    Home of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival.

  • 11. Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • 12. Newport
    Newport, Rhode Island

    The home of Newport Music Festival.

  • 13. Marlboro
    Marlboro, Vermont

    Home of the Marlboro Music Festival

  • 14. Rockport
    Rockport

    Home of the Bay Chamber Concerts

  • 15. Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts

  • 16. Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts