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ABOUT ACMF PROGRAMMING

  • Music is selected based on the festival theme and venue.

  • Each concert program is unique! We do not produce the same concert twice.

  • Most pieces are programmed twice during the two weeks, but works are always presented in a different order with different works and in different venues. Some folks enjoy experiencing works twice in two different settings, some folks would prefer not to have pieces repeated. We encourage everyone to experience the festival in a way that appeals to you! 

  • Programs are subject to changes. Our anticipated programs are listed by concert below.

  • Tickets for ACMF concert event can be purchased on Eventbrite. Tickets for the Barns of Rose Hill performance can be purchased from the venue directly. 

2023 Concert Programs

Opening Night
Places That Inspire

August 17, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Zion Episcopal Church
Charles Town, WV

Behind Every Great Woman...
August 18, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Chu
rch

Harpers Ferry, WV

Duo Delights and More!
August 19, 2023 at 11 AM
The Station At Shepherdstown

Shepherdstown, WV

Elevation
August 19, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Goodson Chap
el - Recital Hall
Winchester, VA

Family Concert: Travel the World Through Music!
August 20, 2023 at 1 PM
Franklin Park Arts Center
Purcellville, VA

Festival Favorites: Encore Concert featuring Stravinsky's "Dumbarton Oaks"
August 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Shepherdstown Opera House
Shepherdstown, WV

Lost in Plain Sight: Cassadó and His Lost Iberian Legacy
August 23, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Byrd Center Auditorium 
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV

Places That Inspire:
T
he Natural World

August 24, 2023 at 7 PM
Barns of Rose Hill
Berryville, VA

Water and Beauty
August 25, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Frank Center Stage
Shepherd University
Shepherdstown, WV

Duo Delights:
Let's Duet Again

August 26, 2023 at 11 AM
Station at Shepherdstown
Shepherdstown, WV

Places That Inspire:
Regions of the World

August 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM
Charles Washington Hall
Charles Town, WV

Festival Finale: 
Appalachia in America

August 27, 2023 from 3 - 5 PM
Historic Storer College Lawn
at Stephen T. Mather Training Center 
Harpers Ferry, WV

Program:

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

Murder Ballads (world premiere): Steven Snowden (b. 1981)
       In the Pines

       Two Sisters

       Banks of the Ohio

Sonata for Viola da Gamba in D Major, BWV 1028: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

~ intermission~

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

The Air is on Fire for Cello and Piano* (world premiere): Noam Faingold (b. 1984)

String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77: Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

     Allegro con fuoco

     Scherzo. Allegro vivace 

     Poco andante

     Finale. Allegro assai


*Commissioned work sponsored by the Evans Family

Please note: All programs are subject to changes

Program:

Rəqs (Dance) (2015): Franghiz Ali-Zadeh  (b. 1947)

    

Clarinet Quintet in A Major, KV 581:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

            Allegro      

            Larghetto

            Menuetto

            Allegretto con variazioni


-Intermission-


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


Plan & Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks (2015): Caroline Shaw (1886-1979)

            The Ellipse

            The Cutting Garden

            The Herbaceous Border

            The Orangery

            The Beech Tree

 

*Please note: All programs are subject to changes

Program will be announced from the stage.

(Different program from "Let's Duet" on Aug 26.)

Program: 


Sextet for Two Horns and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 81b:   Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

           Allegro con brio 

           Adagio

          Rondo. Allegro 


Plan & Elevation: The Grounds of Dumbarton Oaks (2015):  Caroline Shaw (b. 1982)

            The Ellipse                                                                                   

            The Cutting Garden

            The Herbaceous Border

            The Orangery

            The Beech Tree


-Intermission-


Arietta for Bass and String Quartet (2021):  Chris Rogerson

 

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


Chamber Concerto in E-flat Major (“Dumbarton Oaks”):  Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

            Tempo giusto

            Allegretto

            Con moto

 

*Please note: All programs are subject to changes

Program will be announced from the stage. 
 

Program may include:

Die Forelle: Shubert (Arr. Farrington)

Flute Quartet: Mozart

Duo Delights with Flute and Bassoon: Frost

Poem: Rebecca Clarke 

Program: 

Rəqs (Dance) (2015):  Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (b. 1947)


String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 77:   Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

            Allegro con fuoco

            Scherzo. Allegro vivace

            Poco andante

            Finale. Allegro assai


Chamber Concerto in E-flat Major (“Dumbarton Oaks”):   Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

            Tempo giusto 

            Allegretto

            Con moto


*Please note: All programs are subject to changes

Program format is lecture/recital with research presented by Dr. H Rosi Song between pieces.

 

Program opens with discussion by Dr. H Rosi Song

 

String Quartet No. 2: Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966)

          Allegro giocoso

          Canzona e pavana. Andantino cantabile

          Recitativo e Finale. Grave - Allegro assai con brio

 

American Mirror (2017): Derrick Skye (b. 1982)

 

String Quartet No. 1: Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966)

          Allegro molto, ed expressivo

          Allegretto tranquillo

          Tempo di elegia

         Allegro piu tostto moderato, ma energico

Please note: All programs are subject to changes

Program: 
 

Miniatures Algérienes: Salim Dada

     Aurore de Djurdjura
     Danse Zaydan

ACMF 2023 Commissioned Work

A Winter's Journey, Reimagined

     Freezing (world premiere*)

     Linden 

     Raging (world premiere*)

Murder Ballads:  Steven Snowden (b. 1981)
(second performance, premiered 8/17 by ACMF)

     In the Pines  

     Two Sisters

     Banks of the Ohio


-Intermission-


Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”):  Franz Schubert  (1797-1828)

     Allegro vivace 

     Andante

     Scherzo. Presto

     Andantino - Allegretto

     Allegro giusto


*ACMF 2023 commissioned work sponsored by Marellen Aherne

Please note: All programs are subject to changes.

Program: 


Wind and Sail (2022, World Premiere)*:  Rufus Reid (b. 1944)

Piano Quintet in A Major, D. 667 (“Trout”):  Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

     Allegro vivace

     Andante

     Scherzo. Presto

     Andantino - Allegretto

     Allegro giusto


-Intermission-


String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 (“Souvenir de Florence”):   Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

     Allegro con spirito

     Adagio cantabile e con moto

     Allegretto moderato

     Allegro con brio e vivace


*Commissioned by the Composers Guild of New Jersey

Please note: All programs subject to changes.

Program to be announced from the stage. 

 

(Different program from the duo concert on August 19.)

Program:

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


Miniature Algeriennes: Salim Dada 


American Mirror (2017): Derrick Skye (b. 1982)


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

 

~intermission~


String Sextet in D Minor, Op. 70 ("Souvenir de Florence"): Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

     Allegro con spirito

     Adagio cantabile e con moto

     Allegretto moderato

     Allegro con brio e vivache  

*Please note: All programs subject to changes.

Outdoor Concert in Partnership with Harpers Ferry Historical National Park

(Parking and Rain Location on site.)

 

Opening performance by Earl White and the Earl White String Band 

Closing concert with speaker Nancy Cook and ACMF Festival Musicians:

  Paducah: Don Redman (1900-1964), arr. Sinéad Frost

  Trilobites: Domenic Salerni (b. 1987)

  Words from Nancy Cook

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

  Emily's Reel: Mark O'Connor (b. 1961)

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

  Words from Nancy Cook

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

           (second performance, premiered by ACMF on Friday 8/25)

  Selections from Danish String Quartet 


*Commissioned by the Composers Guild of New Jersey

Please note: All programs are subject to changes.

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