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The Power of the Human Spirit

Saturday, 8/20  |  3:00 PM


St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Offsite Parking and Transfer to and from the venue is included with ticket. 

Event Parking will be provided at the parking lot behind the old Shipley School. Patrons are welcome to park there for this event. 
841 Washington St,
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

For ticket holders utilizing the shuttle, please arrive early (starting at 2pm, no later than 2:40pm to ensure you have time for the transfer.) 

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Free Event  /  Reserved Seating $22.79
RSVP Required for Parking and Shuttle


A respite from a hot August afternoon In the beautiful acoustic of St. Peter’s Chapel in the heart of historic downtown Harpers Ferry.

Join us for this hour long concert of poignant and reflective works that explore how music helps us carry on through extraordinary times. Featuring “Ikon” by living Ukrainian composer, Valentyn Silvestrov, this concert includes the world premiere performance of Mark Boden’s “A Winter’s Journey, Re-imaged” for solo cello, part of an international cross-disciplinary project curated by ACMF Artistic Director, Katie Tertell. Works by Boccherini and American composer Sarah Gibson will also be performed. 

Valentyn Silvestrov: Ikon 


Mark David Boden: Liden for solo cello (Word Premiere)
Luigi Boccherini: Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid, Opus 30 No. 6 
Sarah Gibson: “As one who loves poetry” for two cellos

Rebecca Gikyson, arr. Alice Jones: "Requiem"

Danish String Quartet: Selections from "Last Leaf"

*Program is subject to changes

This concert sponsored in part through a grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation’s Detlev and Mary Ellen Preissler Fund for the Arts, Music, Design, and Nature

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

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Rachelle Hunt

Delcho Tenev


Lauren Nelson

Danielle Wiebe Burke


Schuyler Slack

Katie Tertell


Sam Suggs

COVID-19 Statement:  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 2022.

We are closely monitoring COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines provided by the CDC, the local area, and venues where we will be performing. Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of this situation, we will provide updates to our patrons closer to the festival to clarify what measures will be in place for our events in August. Our artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons will abide by any and all safety measures put in place by ACMF or our partner venues. 

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