Discover new music, share your favorites, and meet other music enthusiasts in this music listening club. Music & Muffins offers explorations and lively discussion on a wide range of genres that complement the Musicfest concert season.
Enjoy a bag of popcorn and a film with friends! Musicfest at the Movies screens documentaries and popular movies related to the Musicfest season, often followed by a talk-back session. The last Wednesday of the month at 3pm.
Hear prominent local scholars, the Musicfest program annotator, and the Manager of Education, Youth, and Community Programs discuss diverse musical genres, pieces, and concepts. This series includes in-house and pre-concert previews.
Join us for our annual four-part deep dive into one of the great works of the Orchestral Tradition! Musicfest U: Pictures at an Exhibition explores Mussorgsky’s masterwork through engaging lectures, listening sessions, and audience participation.
Honoring Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the Sinfonia performs his Symphony No. 7. The concert also includes the Festival Chorus and Sinfonia performing The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace, a riveting and poignant work.
Maestro Moody and the Festival Orchestra present an all-Russian program featuring Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Samuel Xu performs as featured soloist.
Musicfest celebrates the work of one of America’s most accomplished and successful film composers, John Williams, with favorite selections from Jurassic Park, the Harry Potter movies, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars and more.
Music often tells the stories of people. Elgar’s Enigma Variations portrays profiles of the composer’s friends, while Ellis Island: The Dream of America tells the dramatic stories of immigrants to America.