Music in the Mountains
Part of MountainAire: Brush Strokes & Baroque
JUNE 18-21, 2020

Wonderful Western Maryland plays host to early music lovers from far and wide for 4 days of sublime entertainment!

This year’s Summer Festival covers music from Medieval through Mozart. Highlighting the 4-day extravaganza are the Mediterranean-focused Alba Consort, the inventive New York string ensemble ACRONYM, the Westside Fortepiano Trio, and the popular Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble..

Scenes from the 2018 Festival!

  • In addition, Mountainside Baroque presents two special concerts. Venetian Vespers under Cavalli reenacts a 17th century service from the famed Basilica of San Marco in Venice. The Heavens Laugh: Festive Bach boasts a performance of some of J.S. Bach’s most famous choral and instrumental works. Musical guests of the festival—voices, strings, brass, percussion—will join MBQ for this grand finale.


The festival dovetails naturally with the Allegany Arts Council’s 11th Annual Mountain Maryland Plein Air Competition. The two organizations have joined forces to promote the weeklong slate of activities under the banner, MountainAire: Brush Strokes & Baroque.


In its inaugural year in 2018, the four-day festival attracted over 200 attendees from seven states with musical variety, talks, historical tours, and “pop-up” concerts at historical venues in Cumberland. A detailed schedule for the 2020 Summer Festival is coming soon. In the meantime, festival tickets are on sale now at our online box office. Advance purchase of the 4-day pass SAVES 50% compared to individual pricing at the door.

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