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The Appalachian Chamber Music Festival is excited to join audiences for a series of chamber music events at the end of December. Join us in Jefferson County, WV for our first annual Winter Residency! Concerts will feature three different programs presented by our world-class ACMF musicians. Read more about each program below.

2022 Winter Residency Schedule

Festive Cheer
December 29 at 7pm in Charles Town, WV


Works to Warm Us

December 30 at 7pm in Harpers Ferry, WV


Fire and Ice (SOLD OUT)

December 31 at 2pm in Shepherdstown, WV

Winter Residency Musicians

Rachelle Hunt, Audrey Price, and Domenic Salerni: violin

Colin Brookes: viola

Schuyler Slack and Katie Tertell: cello

Sam Suggs: bass

This series is sponsored in part thanks to our Winter Residency advertising partner, Jefferson County Convention and Visitor's Bureau


Our Winter Residency is also sponsored in part thanks to Jefferson Arts Council and Jefferson Security Bank. Thank you for your support! 

Appalachian Chamber Music Festival melds world-class chamber music performances, collaboration and outreach, with the rich and inspiring history, nature and culture of Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, Jefferson County and surrounding areas. We are all about bringing music to audiences in new, meaningful and accessible ways! We celebrate what is already here on a world stage, while striving to further enrich the region through our shared love of music. We work to elevate and amplify local businesses and organizations as we celebrate and preserve the unique nature, history and culture of the area. After a successful second summer season, we are excited to bring you holiday cheer this winter!

COVID-19 Updates: 

ACMF believes we need music and cultural experiences now more than ever, which is why it is so important to us to bring live in-person performances to our audiences. We are closely monitoring Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines in the area and are following the safety protocol of the venue. Masks are encouraged. 

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Festive Cheer


Thursday, December 29  |  7 - 8:00 pm (without intermission)

Zion Episcopal Church

301 E. Congress Street, Charles Town, WV

Bring your loved ones and come celebrate the festive season with us!  We’re delighted to open the 2022 Winter Residency in the beautiful setting of historic Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town. We’re pleased to present a selection of jolly and uplifting music to celebrate the yuletide season.  There’s something for everyone in this one-hour, family-friendly concert. Selections include original arrangements by ACMF artist Sinead Frost of some holiday classics, Corelli's Christmas Concerto and “Winter” from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. 

Bring the whole family, tickets for children under 16 are free with purchase of an adult ticket!

Program to include:


Traditional (arr. Jeremy Crosmer): Jingle Bells
Gioacchino Rossini: Duet for Cello and Double Bass in D major
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (arr.):

     Do You Want to Build a Snowman? 
Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6 Nr. 8 (Christmas Concerto)
     Largo, Pastorale ad libitum 
Danish String Quartet: Bosse Nordin's Schottis 


Traditional (arr. Jeremy Crosmer): Greensleeves 
Antonio Vivaldi: L’Inverno (Winter) from The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 4
Traditional (arr. Sinéad Frost): Christmas Carols and Selections for String Ensemble

*Please note: Program subject to changes

Festive Cheer
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Works to Warm Us


Friday, December 30  |  7 - 8:30 pm (with intermission)

Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church

601 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, WV

A concert to warm the body and soul with some foot-tapping favorites and poignant moments of reflection.  Join us for an evening of holiday cheer in the inspiring acoustics of Camp Hill Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry.  Enjoy beloved works such as "Winter" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons paired with Piazzolla’s tango-inspired “Winter” from the Southern Hemisphere.  Come on a journey from darkness into light with Golijov’s “Tenebrae” an audience favorite from our 2021 season. We’ll be continuing the ACMF tradition of performing some beloved works by Danish String Quartet, from their "Wood Works" and "Last Leaf” collections.  Expect a few nostalgic holiday tunes thrown in, too. ​

*Program to include:

Domenic Salerni: Winter II
Danish String Quartet:    
     The Sønderho Bridal Trilogy
     Bosse Nordin's Schottis
Traditional (arr. Jeremy Crosmer): Carol of the Bells 
Valentyn Silvestrov: Ikon
Traditional/Arr.: Holiday Duets 
Ailbhe McDonagh: String Quartet No. 1, “Appalachian Quartet” 


Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae for string quartet
Antonio Vivaldi: L’Inverno (Winter) from The Four Seasons, Op. 8 No. 4
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov): Invierno Porteño (Winter) from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

*Please note: program subject to changes

Works to Warm Us
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Fire and Ice   

Saturday, December 31  |  2 - 3:30 pm (with intermission)


War Memorial Building | Ballroom (2nd floor)

102 East German Street, Shepherdstown, WV

Ring in the new year with a journey from darkness into light. Inspired by cellist Janos Starker's moniker "Fire and Ice", this Slavic-influenced program features works that will both comfort and excite you as you reflect on the past year as well as provide inspiration for the year to come. 

*Note: Metered parking in downtown Shepherdstown is free November 28 - January 2, 2022. Posted residential parking is still restricted to permit only.

*Program to include:

Sam Suggs: Postlude: Petrichor
Bohuslav Martinů:  Duo No. 2 for Violin and Cello
Anton Arensky: String Quartet No. 2 in a minor, Op. 35


Peteris Vasks: GrÄmata Äellam (The Book)
Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo for String Trio
Chris Rogerson: Arietta for Bass and String Quartet (world premiere)
Bedřich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 “From My Life” in e minor

*Please note: program subject to changes

Fire and Ice
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