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Festival Finale: Appalachia in America

August 27, 2023 at 7:00:00 PM

Stephen T. Mather Training Center, Mather Place, Harpers Ferry, WV, USA

Presented in partnership with the National Park Service's Harpers Ferry Historical National Park

Join ACMF and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park for a fun and relaxed festival finale on the historic Storer College lawn! Featuring a special performance by old time fiddler Earl White, National Park Artist in Residence participant author Nancy Cook, and more! (Rain location is on site.)

In our finale performance, we celebrate music that both inspired the rich tradition of music in Appalachia and has also been inspired by the rich cultural and musical landscape we have here!

Program includes music by Don Redman, legendary jazz musician and West Virginia native, who studied at Storer. We also feature music by Mark O’Conor, our very own Domenic Salerni, and other festival highlights!

**Please note: Tickets are NOT required for this free event. We will not check tickets at the door. That being said, we greatly appreciate your RSVPs so we know how many folks to plan for! Patrons who sign up for free tickets will receive reminders for this event and any email communications from ACMF about changes in the concert due to weather. Announcements will also be posted on our website and social media.**

Parking: Parking is available on site behind Shipley School. The Harpers Ferry National Historical Park will also run a special shuttle route from 2:15 - 5:45 pm that day for the concert; NPS Entrance Pass required when parking at the visitor center.

Opening performance by Earl White and the Earl White String Band

Nancy Cook: Harpers Ferry - A place that inspires!

Closing concert with ACMF Musicians, selections may include:

TBA: Don Redman

Wind and Sail (2022)*: Rufus Reid (b. 1944) (second performance)

Voodoo Dolls (2008): Jessie Montgomery (b. 1981)

Elevation for Solo Violin and Strings (2022): Paul Frost

Poem: Adagio for String Quartet (1926): Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Selections from Danish String Quartet

Selections from Mark O'Connor

*Commissioned by

Please note: All programs are subject to changes.

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