Newport Classical Music Festival presents 27 concerts in July

Posted 5/29/24

The 2024  Newport Classical Music Festival  will present 27 concerts this summer, between  July 4 and 21, bringing music to Newport’s stunning historic mansions and venues, …

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Newport Classical Music Festival presents 27 concerts in July


The 2024 Newport Classical Music Festival will present 27 concerts this summer, between July 4 and 21, bringing music to Newport’s stunning historic mansions and venues, including The Breakers, Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, The Elms, Castle Hill Inn, Chinese Tea House, King Park, Newport Art Museum, Norman Bird Sanctuary, Redwood Library & Athenæum, and more.

The festival is celebrating its 55th year with 27 concerts in 11 historic venues over 18 days, featuring 120 artists. Highlights of the 2024 festival include Opening Night with the dynamic and inspiring Sphinx Virtuosi and cello soloist Thomas Mesa; a sensational recital by acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers; the return to Newport of Chanticleer, Canadian Brass, and A Far Cry with special guests Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne; the Music Festival debut of the storied, Boston-based Handel and Haydn Society; two enchanting evenings with Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti, recently a featured guest on HBO’s The Gilded Age; plus performances by star pianists Lara DownesJoyce YangLlewellyn Sánchez-WernerDrew Petersen, and Daniel del Pino; and appearances by numerous celebrated chamber ensembles including the Isidore String QuartetPUBLIQuartetDuo KayoLincoln TrioFenway QuintetPoulenc Trio with accordionist Hanzhi Wang; and Sō Percussion with vocalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Executive Director Gillian Friedman Fox, says, “Every summer Director of Artistic Planning and Engagement Trevor Neal and I aspire to curate a festival that celebrates the legacy of Newport Classical and introduces our audience to the musicians who are shaping the future of classical music. This year, for our 55th anniversary, we continue to honor music executed at the highest level and performed in magical settings. We are proud to offer an experience unlike any other.”

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