About the Festival
June 14-17, 2018
New to the Tri-State
Area: a festival with
4 full days of activities
that brings top-notch
early music performances focused on Renaissance, Baroque and Classic music to Mountain Maryland. Plan to become a local resident for this long weekend and enjoy festival events that highlight not only the unsurpassed music performances but also special historic delights in Cumberland and the surrounding area. Breakout music presentations, art gallery visits, and historical tours will also be folded into these special days in this naturally beautiful and culturally rich region of Maryland.
LODGING / FESTIVAL
PACKAGE DEALS AVAILABLE!
CONCERT AND EXHIBIT
by Mountainside Baroque: “From Britain to the Blue Ridge,” with the Allegany Museum, celebrating the special heritage of the “crossover” of British ballads to the Appalachian Mountains. In conjunction with a special Ballad Exhibit at the museum.
NIGHTLY HEADLINE CONCERTS
featuring world-renowned early music groups including:
The Newberry Consort (Chicago)
Hammerklavier Duo (NYC & Germany)
the Washington (DC) Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble (also appearing at PennAlps Summer Chamber Series in a Mountainside Baroque co-presentation)
of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast by Mountainside Baroque will combine all the professional forces seen earlier in the week, along with additional soloists, and Mountainside’s resident choir, the Scholars of St. Cecilia.
LATE NIGHT EVENTS
Opening Night Gala and Arts Council After Hours
LECTURES AND MASTER CLASSES
by expert musicians and scholars
DAILY "BREAKOUT" CONCERTS
in many area venues and historic buildings