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Festival Finale:
John Brown's Body

Events start at 2pm. Happy Retreat, Charles Town (outdoors with rain venue)

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Rachelle Hunt, Audrey Pride, Domenic Salerni and Delcho Tenev, violin

Koko Dyulgerski and Leah Kovach, viola

Schuyler Slack and Katie Tertell, cello

Special guest artist: Dave Asti​

Guest speaker: Dr. James Broomall,

Director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War

and  professor of History at Shepherd University

Pre-concert 2pm

Dave Asti, banjo

Pre-concert talk with Dr. James Broomall: John Brown and his influence

Program 3pm

Jesse Montgomery: Strum 


Domenic Salerni: Trilobites


Antonín Dvořák: Quartet No. 12 in F-major, Op. 96 “American”



Steven Snowden: Appalachian Polaroids 


Ailbhe McDonagh: Quartet No. 1 "Appalachian"


Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima”


Join us for our festival finale in an outdoor celebration of John Brown's story and the history, nature and culture of area. Pre-concerts events included in ticket price (details to be announced) with talks on John Brown, abolitionists, the civil war and more.

This event is a family-friendly, picnic outdoor event which will have an indoor rain venue. All under 16s are free.

Program features a mix of beloved favorites works by Dvorak and more, as well as music inspired by the state of West Virginia, Appalachia, Bluegrass and Americana by Ailbhe McDonagh, Domenic Salerni and Steven Snowden. There is something for everyone in this concert!


Indoor rain venue is St. James' Catholic Church hall in Charles Town and will be announced in the morning of Aug 22 in case of inclement weather.


More about ACMF:

Appalachian Chamver 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.

*Please note: program subject to changes

Covid news:

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 audience this Summer 2021.

We are closely monitoring Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines in the area, and have plans in place to make the festival a success! This includes a thorough social-distancing safety protocol, and excitingly, most of our events will be available live-streamed and in digital format via our Facebook page, YouTube and other platforms as well as in-person.

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