(photo: Principal Conductor of Romeo et Juliette Opera at the Castleton Festival)
It’s finally July and time to mark your calendars. The Castleton Festival, of Castleton Virginia, will be live streaming for the very first time, starting this Friday- July 3rd! For those unfamiliar with the festival’s activities and prominent place in the dance and music world, the Castleton Virginia Festival showcases some of the best in genres of opera and classical music. And now, for the first time ever, this event will be live-streaming for everyone in the world to log on and tune in to all of the excitement happening on the world stage! The effort is dedicated to expanding the knowledge and appreciation of classical music to everyone in order to enhance cultural experiences and unify nations by means of music.
The Castleton Festival is surely unique due to its combined roles as a producing entity, a modern performance venue, and a mentoring program for young dance and art professionals participating in the Castleton Artists Training Seminar (CATS).
With an estimated 1 million viewers anticipating the arrival of this amazing music festival to the internet, the committee and renowned 8-person crew is excited to produce the live stream production that will expand the event’s audience across the world. This crew is known for their excellent work for pieces seen at the well-known “Sundance Film Festival” as well as numerous Emmy nods. Director Michael Philip Davis, whom was personally chosen to direct videography by Maestro Lorin Maazel, is in his third season at Castleton. Needless to say, the production is sure to be mesmerizing.
Performances will be available on-demand after the conclusion of the show run, accessible in the “Watch and Listen” tab of the Castleton website. Roméo et Juliette and L’heure espagnole will have English supertitles. All performances will be streamed live at no cost, weather and technological issues permitting. This service is sponsored by Castleton Festival and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. See the festival’s website for more information- www.castletonfestival.org.
Roméo et Juliette
Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
All American Band Concert
Saturday, July 4 at 3 p.m.
Law in Opera with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg
Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m.
L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) & Scalia/Ginsburg
Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alessandro Taverna & Brahms: Symphony No. 2 with Fabio Luisi
Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars with Wynton Marsalis
Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 at 3 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 at 3 p.m.