Wintergreen Music Festival 

How to Purchase Tickets:

To purchase tickets to a Festival concert, click on the listing below, then choose "buy tickets" to view ticket purchase options. Then click on the concert date, and add tickets to your cart. A modest ticket fee will automatically apply to each order (waived for package or passholders).

Purchase your 2024 Festival Season Pass HERE! 

Purchase a Weekend Package HERE! Stay for the weekend starting on Friday or make it a long weekend escape starting on Thursday — your choice! Alternatively, you may add adult tickets to your cart for any 3 concerts (Thursday-Sunday beginning July 11) and the discount will automatically apply.

If you'd like to access the discounted "Choose 8 Package", or "Choose 12 Package", all you need to do is add 8+ or 12+ adult tickets to your cart and the discount will automatically apply. Choose tickets from one concert or multiple concerts by selecting "continue shopping" as you add to your cart!

Please Note: An American Salute with Orchestra on Saturday, July 6 at 7:00 pm will be free to attend as part of Wintergreen Resort's July Fourth Jubilee. However, Festival Season Passholders may guarantee their seating by advanced reservations (details sent after purchase).

For a Calendar view of 2024 Wintergreen Music Festival ticketed events, please click here!

Festive Fridays I: Opening Night – Wintergreen Swings with Good Shot Judy

Friday, July 5 at 7:30 pm 

We bring you sound, spectacle, and swagger with swingin’ jazz band Good Shot Judy to officially open the 2024 Wintergreen Music Festival. In a concert packed with energy, flair, and something exciting for all generations to enjoy, the Dunlop Pavilion is absolutely where you want to be to kick off the Festival and Wintergreen Resort’s July Fourth Jubilee! 

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Sunday MountainTop Masterworks I: Appalachian Spring & Mozart with Rei Hotoda

Sunday, July 7 at 3:00 pm (pre-concert talk at 2:00 pm)

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Rei Hotoda, guest conductor & pianist

Don’t miss the single opportunity to hear one of the best suited pieces for the mountaintop – Copland’s serene and idyllic Appalachian Spring! You’ll also witness the dynamic Rei Hotoda lead the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra as both conductor and guest pianist, performing Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds, recipient of the 2024 GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. And finally, experience one of Mozart’s most popular works – the effervescent and uplifting Symphony No. 29. Whether you’re a MountainTop Masterworks regular or joining us for the first time, this is simply the perfect kickoff concert to our flagship series!

Concert Program:

Jesse Montgomery: Rounds for piano and strings

Rei Hotoda, piano

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring

intermission

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29

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Special Event: Vines & Violins with Mozart & Rei Hotoda at Veritas  

Monday, July 8 at 6:30 pm

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Veritas Vineyard & Winery, we’re pulling out all the stops for this special presentation of fan-favorite, Vines & Violins! We’re bringing the entire Wintergreen Festival Orchestra to the ballroom to pair four wines with each of the four movements of Mozart’s deeply personal and exciting Symphony No. 29. There is no better way to extend the holiday weekend than with this extraordinary collaboration!

Featuring the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Rei Hotoda, guest conductor; Hosted by Andrew Hodson, owner & Erin Freeman, artistic director

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29

wine pairings to be announced (included with ticket price) // additional pre-order dining options to be announced by Veritas in June

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Special Event: Music & Nature Hike I – Get In Tune with Nature 

Tuesday, July 9 at 11:00 am // Rain Date: Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00 am

Wintergreen Music partners with The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen in this first of two special event collaborations. Your group hike will begin as Nature Foundation guides take you on a journey through the gorgeous trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wintergreen Festival Artists Jim Lyon (violin) and Schuyler Slack (cello) will awaken your senses and your surroundings with music designed to enhance and complement this one-of-a-kind hike!

Trail point and logistics to be shared after ticket purchase. Hike level: beginner to moderate. Advance purchase required; space is limited.

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In-Home Concert Special I: Virtuosity, Charm & Brilliance  

Tuesday, July 9 at 6:00 pm 

Virtuosity meets charm in this program featuring three musical giants and three completely different sound worlds. From Camille Saint-Saëns’ unique pairing of harp and violin to Dmitri Shostakovich’s friendly duo for two violins and piano and Louise Farrenc’s stunning trio for flute, cello, and piano – you’ll be amazed at the rich spectrum of colors and characteristics composers can create through music! Join our generous hosts Susan Talarico and Mike Sundermeyer in their gorgeous mountain home. Space is extremely limited.

Concert Program:

Camille Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie for violin and harp in A Major, op. 124

Dmitri Shostakovich, arr. Levon Atovmyan: 5 pieces for two violins and piano

Louise Farrenc: Trio for flute, cello, and piano, op. 45

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Fresh Perspectives I: Love is in the Air

Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm 

Love is in the air in this artistically diverse and rich concert! Composer Alyssa Morris pays tribute to her love of the coast of Monterey, Antonín Dvořák dedicated his second string quintet to his beloved homeland of Bohemia, and Mozart – well, he loved his Quintet for Piano and Winds so much so that he told his father it was the best piece he had ever written! (Granted, he had yet to compose Marriage of Figaro or his final symphonies, but we’ll forgive him for his youthful exuberance over this colorful and creative gem!)

Concert Program:

Alyssa Morris: Coastal Kaleidoscope for flute, oboe, and piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in Eb Major

Intermission

Antonín Dvořák String Quintet No. 2 in G Major

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Mix, Mingle & Music I: Vive La France at Valley Road 

Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 pm (doors to Valley Road Vinyards at 5:00 pm) 

Bastille Day begins early this year with an evening of French chamber music at Valley Road Vineyards. Sip some rosé (or Frosé) while listening to selections by the épée-wielding Joseph Boulogne, the whimsical Darius Milhaud, and the ever-dramatic Camille Saint-Saëns. Of course, the highlight of the evening is one of the most French chamber music pieces around – Claude Debussy’s String Quartet – a tour de force for the musicians, and oh…so…French.

Arrive at 5:00 pm to enjoy personal pizzas with a bottle of wine at Festival partner Valley Road Vineyards or bring your own picnic. Visit valleyroadwines.com for complete offerings!

Concert Program:

Joseph Bologne Saint-Georges: String Quartet 6 in D Major

Darius Milhaud: La cheminée du roi René

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre for violin and cello

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Festive Fridays II: Tatiana Eva-Marie & the Avalon Jazz Band

Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm 

Travel back in time to the sidewalk cafes of Paris with music in the style of Edith Piaf (arguably one of France’s most popular singers who immortalized La Vie en Rose) with your guide, Tatiana Eva-Marie and the Avalon Jazz Band. With a following of 70 million and acclaim from Vanity Fair as “a millennial shaking up the jazz scene,” this global-touring artist brings French jazz like you’ve never heard to life in the Dunlop Pavilion. Smooth and spellbinding, Tatiana’s rich style of singing is sure to make this an unforgettable Festive Fridays experience!

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Saturday MountainTop Masterworks II: “French Summer Nights” with Erin Freeman

Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 pm*

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Erin Freeman, conductor; Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; 2024 Sing with Us! Chorus; 2024 LEAD Cooperative soloists

Just in time for Bastille Day, Artistic Director Erin Freeman will lead the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in a French-inspired program, featuring Georges Bizet’s energetic Symphony in C Major paired with Hector Berlioz’s summer-friendly Les Nuits d'été, featuring our own metropolitan opera star Heather Johnson as soloist. This program also includes the ever-popular Sing with Us! chorus and LEAD Cooperative soloists in Dixit Dominus by Marianna Martines, a contemporary of Mozart. This concert is the ultimate weekend pick-me-up filled with joy, levity, and light!

Concert Program:

Marianna Martines: Dixit Dominus

Sing with Us! Chorus & LEAD Cooperative soloists

Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights)

Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Intermission

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C Major

*note new concert start time

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Sunday MountainTop Masterworks II: “French Summer Nights” with Erin Freeman

Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 pm (pre-concert talk at 2:00 pm)

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Erin Freeman, conductor; Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; 2024 Sing with Us! Chorus; 2024 LEAD Cooperative soloists

Just in time for Bastille Day, Artistic Director Erin Freeman will lead the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in a French-inspired program, featuring Georges Bizet’s energetic Symphony in C Major paired with Hector Berlioz’s summer-friendly Les Nuits d'été, featuring our own metropolitan opera star Heather Johnson as soloist. This program also includes the ever-popular Sing with Us! chorus and LEAD Cooperative soloists in Dixit Dominus by Marianna Martines, a contemporary of Mozart. This concert is the ultimate weekend pick-me-up filled with joy, levity, and light!

Concert Program:

Marianna Martines: Dixit Dominus

Sing with Us! Chorus & LEAD Cooperative soloists

Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d’été (Summer Nights)

Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano

Intermission

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C Major

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Special Event: Music & Nature Hike I  

Tuesday, July 16 at 11:00 am // Rain Date: Wednesday, July 17 at 11:00 am

Wintergreen Music partners with The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen in the second installment of two special event collaborations. Your group hike will begin as Nature Foundation guides take you on a journey through the gorgeous trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Wintergreen Festival Artists (to be announced) will awaken your senses and your surroundings with music designed to enhance and complement this one-of-a-kind hike!

Trail point and logistics to be shared after ticket purchase. Hike level: beginner to moderate. Advance purchase required; space is limited.

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In-Home Concert Special II: Brahms, Beethoven & Bridgetower  

Tuesday, July 16 at 6:00 pm 

Festival Artist and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra violinist John Meisner finishes his three year Brahms Sonata project with the final (and most dramatic) installment of the three major works for violin and piano – made even more special at the home of Jeff and Sue Goebel, who host John each year! The evening will also feature the music of George Bridgetower, a British violinist and composer of African descent for whom Ludwig van Beethoven originally dedicated his virtuosic “Kreutzer” sonata. Attendance is extremely limited.

Concert Program:

George Henry Bridgetower: Henry, A Ballad

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 (“Kreutzer”)

Johannes Brahms: Sonatensatz in C

Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor

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Fresh Perspectives II: Chamber Music on a Grand Scale

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm 

This concert combines the power and grandeur of an orchestra concert with the intimacy of a chamber music experience. Capped by Beethoven’s charming and impressive octet for winds, audiences will also get to know the music of two historically-excluded composers: Melanie Bonis, a contemporary of Claude Debussy (who wrote over 300 pieces and attended the ​​Paris Conservatoire at the age of 16); and Carlos Simon, a GRAMMY-nominated composer, curator, activist, and Composer-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center.

Concert Program:

Carlos Simon: Be Still and Know

Melanie Bonis: Piano Quartet No. 1 in Bb Major

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven: Wind Octet in Eb Major

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Mix, Mingle & Music II: A Faustian Evening  

Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 pm (pre-concert cocktail half/hour at 6:00 pm) 

Imagine that you could have anything you desire – what would it be and what would you trade? Faust sold his soul to the devil; Ariel (the Little Mermaid) traded her voice to the sea witch; and Joseph the soldier gave up his violin! Although our Festival Artists would never do such a thing, they will perform such a tale in this evening of devilish delights. Our LEAD conducting students will conduct portions of Igor Stravinsky’s classic The Soldier’s Tale, and Artistic Director Erin Freeman will lead Festival Artists (souls intact) in Faustian-inspired works written by LEAD composition students.

Concert Program:

Igor Stravinsky: Suite from A Soldier’s Tale (1918 & 1919)

LEAD Composers: Faustian Delights

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Festive Fridays III: An Evening with Singer-Songwriter Gabriel Kahane

Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm 

Grab a glass and relax into your slopeside seat as we introduce you to one of the brilliant minds of the singer-songwriter landscape: Gabriel Kahane. You will be enchanted by his creative, thoughtful, and musically engaged storytelling featuring songs from his two recent albums: Magnificent Bird and Book of Travelers. Don’t miss your chance to discover why the San Francisco Chronicle writes “Kahane’s lyrics sparkle with an incisive blend of sentiment and clarity, and he matches them with music that pushes more restlessly than ever against the constraints of the song form...the artwork that results is glistening and magical."

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Saturday MountainTop Masterworks III: Joy, Dance & Drama – Beethoven’s 7th & More

Saturday, July 20 at 7:00 pm*

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Louis Lohraseb, guest conductor; David Bjella, cello

Guest conductor Louis Lohraseb makes his Wintergreen debut leading the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in Beethoven’s fiery, moody, and epic Symphony No. 7 from the mountaintop. Naturally, we’ve paired the symphony with music of Atlanta native Carlos Simon, whose piece Fate Now Conquers was inspired by a journal entry from Beethoven’s notebook and is representative of the “unpredictable ways of fate.” And don’t miss the captivating rhythms of Shostakovich’s first cello concerto, performed by Wintergreen’s own David Bjella – you will almost certainly be dancing from your seat!

Concert Program:

Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers

Dmitrii Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major

David Bjella, cello

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major

*note new concert start time

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Sunday MountainTop Masterworks III: Joy, Dance & Drama – Beethoven’s 7th & More

Sunday, July 21 at 3:00 pm (pre-concert talk at 2:00 pm)

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Louis Lohraseb, guest conductor; David Bjella, cello

Guest conductor Louis Lohraseb makes his Wintergreen debut leading the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in Beethoven’s fiery, moody, and epic Symphony No. 7 from the mountaintop. Naturally, we’ve paired the symphony with music of Atlanta native Carlos Simon, whose piece Fate Now Conquers was inspired by a journal entry from Beethoven’s notebook and is representative of the “unpredictable ways of fate.” And don’t miss the captivating rhythms of Shostakovich’s first cello concerto, performed by Wintergreen’s own David Bjella – you will almost certainly be dancing from your seat!

Concert Program:

Carlos Simon: Fate Now Conquers

Dmitrii Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major

David Bjella, cello

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major

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In-Home Concert Special III: Schubertiade  

Tuesday, July 23 at 6:00 pm 

Travel to Vienna, Wintergreen-style, in this performance inspired by the great Schubertiades of the 19th century. Historically, these festive and intimate evenings featured Lieder by Franz Schubert and his contemporaries, along with other musical delights, all performed by and for friends. Join LEAD Cooperative students and faculty singers and pianists in the valley home of Viennese aficionados, Dale Weigel & Ika Joiner, for an evening where party-meets-performance! Space is extremely limited.

Concert Program:

Music of Franz Schubert & More!

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Mix, Mingle & Music III: Bernstein at the Brewery!  

Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30 pm (food & beverages available from 4:30-6:30 pm at Three Notch'd Brewing, Nellysford) 

Adding to a year in celebration of Leonard Bernstein, we highlight his festive dance suite for brass quintet and feature works beloved or inspired by the famous Maestro. Wintergreen brass musicians will share one of their favorite works to play, Russian composer Victor Ewald’s romantic quintet no. 1, and three-time GRAMMY-nominated American composer Miguel Aguila’s woodwind quintet adds festive flair to this boisterous evening at the brewery!

Concert Program:

Victor Ewald: Brass Quintet No. 1 in Bb Minor

Robert Honstein: Patter

Arturo Márquez: Danza de Mediodia for Woodwind Quintet

Valerie Coleman: Tzigane for Woodwind Quintet

Leonard Bernstein: Dance Suite for Brass Quintet

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Fresh Perspectives III: A Side-by-Side Serenade

Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm 

Experience the magic that happens when Festival Artists and LEAD students join forces from the stage! This special evening features our talented conducting students (coached by guest conductor Miguel Harth Bedoya) leading a side-by-side string orchestra in music by the elegant Edward Elgar and the colorful Gabriela Lena Frank. Paired with collaborative music for LEAD wind players, this evening will fill you with optimism and hope for the future of music!

Concert Program:

Featuring Edward Elgar’s Serenade for String Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 20; Gabriela Lena Frank’s Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout; and more

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Festive Fridays IV: J2B2 – The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm 

Start your finale weekend with Bluegrass at its finest as we welcome musical giants of the genre, J2B2 – The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, to the mountain. Witness an unsurpassed blend of astonishing harmonies, impressive songwriting, and instrumental finesse, brought to life by the seasoned performers of J2B2!

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Saturday MountainTop Masterworks IV: A Striking Season Finale with Stravinsky & Rachmaninoff

Saturday, July 27 at 7:00 pm*

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, guest conductor; Clayton Stephenson, piano

Guest soloist Clayton Stephenson (piano & grand prize winner of the Nina Simone Piano Competition) joins the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic, and memorable Piano Concerto No. 2. Wintergreen’s own Gilda Lyons will also connect us across country borders in her familial composition, La flor más linda. To complete the epic season finale, guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya takes the stage to bring Stravinsky’s vivid and magical Firebird Suite to life!

Concert Program:

Gilda Lyons: La flor más linda

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

Clayton Stephenson, piano

Intermission

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)

*note new concert start time

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Sunday MountainTop Masterworks IV: A Striking Season Finale with Stravinsky & Rachmaninoff

Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 pm (pre-concert talk at 2:00 pm)

Wintergreen Festival Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, guest conductor; Clayton Stephenson, piano

Guest soloist Clayton Stephenson (piano & grand prize winner of the Nina Simone Piano Competition) joins the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s lush, romantic, and memorable Piano Concerto No. 2. Wintergreen’s own Gilda Lyons will also connect us across country borders in her familial composition, La flor más linda. To complete the epic season finale, guest conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya takes the stage to bring Stravinsky’s vivid and magical Firebird Suite to life!

Concert Program:

Gilda Lyons: La flor más linda

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

Clayton Stephenson, piano

Intermission

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919)

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The Festival Season Pass is back and better than ever with more perks and special ways to get the most of your July and hear as much music as you want, whenever you want! Only a limited number of passes are available and each pass holds a true value of $1,220+! Reserve your premier pass to the 2024 WMF now to receive a discount of over 40% for just $610 (FSP is $640 after June 1 as supplies last).

  • Admission to Opening Night Party & Concert

  • Reserved seating (advance RSVP required) for Special Event: An American Salute with Orchestra on July 6 before Resort fireworks display

  • Easy, custom-entry to Dunlop Pavilion concerts

  • Two (2) complimentary drink tickets & special “partner pours”

  • Special discounts ($10 off In-Home Concert Specials & 15% off Vines & Violins and/or Music & Nature Hikes) with early access to purchase before general public

  • Single ticket processing fees are always waived for Festival Season Passholders

  • Special access to attend rehearsals throughout July

  • “Bring A Friend Discount” – 15% off 4 or more single ticket add-ons for guests who are new to Wintergreen Music

  • Receive 15% off all merchandise

  • Special recognition: The purchase of a Festival Season Pass allows for WM to present Coffee Talks free to the public so everyone can learn more about the music throughout the month! As a thank you, Festival Season Passholders will receive special recognition plus enjoy a free coffee at each morning event.

  • Special opportunities to meet and mingle with musicians

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