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2023 Winter Residency

This chamber music concert series will delight audiences with four unique concert experiences over four days.  Programs will feature a mix of contemporary works, classic favorites, and twists on familiar holiday tunes. 

Thank you to our supporters!

The 2023 Winter Residency Chamber Music Concert Series was made possible in part thanks the following


A Community Partnership advertising grant

through Visit Jefferson County

Winter Residency concerts are presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment of the Arts with the approval of the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. 

Winter Residency Musicians

Bill Townsend, baritone (Dec 29) 

Rachelle Hunt, Chris Jusell, violins

Danielle Wiebe Burke, viola

Katie Tertell, cello

Sam Suggs, bass

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Friday, December 29, 7 PM

Festive Favorites

St. James the Greater Catholic Church

49 Crosswinds Dr, Charles Town, WV 25414

Bring your loved ones and come celebrate the festive season with us!  We’re delighted to open the 2023 Winter Residency in the beautiful setting of St. James Church in Charles Town with special guest, Baritone, Bill Townsend. 

There’s something for everyone in this one-hour, family-friendly concert, which will feature  selection of jolly and uplifting music to celebrate the yuletide season.  Selections include inspired arrangements of some beloved holiday classics for strings and voice, and works by Bach, Holst and Vivaldi. 

Bring the whole family and take advantage of a special discount -- Kids under 16 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. 

Program to include: 

Traditional arr. Jeremy Crosmer: Carol of the Bells

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151, "Alla Rustica"

J.S. Bach: "Gib Mir meinem Jesum wieder" from St. Matthew Passion 

Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down 

Sollima: Viaggio in Italia 

     No. 6  L'Ortolando / The Market Gardener

     No. 4, Campo Dei Miracoli

     No. 14, La Camera Bianca / The White Room 

Irish Traditional, arr. John Rutter, adapted for strings by Sinead Frost: Wexford Carol

Rossetti and Holst, adapted for strings by Sinead Frost: In the Bleak Midwinter

Various/Traditional, arr. Sinead Frost: Christmas Medley

Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride

*Please note, program subject to changes

Saturday, December 30, 10:30 AM

Duo Delights - Holiday Treats

The Station at Shepherdstown 

111 Audrey Egle Drive, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Experience ACMF's popular Duo Delights event as they return to Shepherdstown, WV for this mid-morning concert treat! String musicians will perform in a round robin of pairings, offering musical "treats and morsels" in this intimate venue. Enjoy a cup of coffee and tasty sweet treat with your ticket.

Program will be announced from the stage. Featuring works by Mozart, Debussy, and our own ACMF artists, as well as some inspired holiday offerings from Swedish and Scottish folk and Tchaikovsky's beloved holiday classic, "The Nutcracker".


Space is limited for this event, we anticipate this concert will sell out.


Saturday, December 30, 7 PM

Winter Warmers

Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church 

601 Washington Street, Harpers Ferry, 25425

Join us for an evening of works to warm your heart in the cozy and golden acoustics of Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church in Harpers Ferry. A beautiful place to experience with family, friends and loved ones, come visit Harpers Ferry and enjoy a poignant yet upbeat performance designed for reflection and joy. 

Program to include:

Barber: Adagio for Strings

Traditional, arr. Jeremy Crosmer: Greensleeves

J.S. Bach, arr. Sarudiansky: Selections from Goldberg Variations

Schubert, arr. Danish String Quartet: "Gute Nacht" from Winterreise

Arr. Danish String Quartet: Bosse Nordin's Schottish

Mark O'Connor: Emily's Reel

Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kijé

James Lord Pierpont, arr. Jeremy Crosmer: Jingle Bells


*Please note, program subject to changes

Sunday, December 31, 3 PM

Celebrate in Style

War Memorial Building, ballroom / 2nd floor

102 E German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Ring in the new year with a classy afternoon to get you in the mood for celebration!

The Viennse New Year's Balls are a musical tradition enjoyed around Europe and the world, and in the vein of that spirit the Austrians bring at New Years, come enjoy a glass of bubbly and experience some beautiful and classy string works that reflect on our theme of the summer "Places that Inspire".


Program to include:

Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kijé

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G major, RV 151, "Concerto Alla Rustica"

Sollima: Selections from "Viaggio in Italia"

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Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 74 "Harp"

Arr. Danish String Quartet: Bosse Nordin's Schottish


*Please note, program subject to changes

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