Newport Music Festival
July 13 to July 29, 2012 Newport, RI
The oceanfront town of Newport, Rhode Island is appealing during the summer for many more reasons than just the beach and sailing tours. The summer in Newport is also full of wonderful events that draw travelers looking to combine a sunny getaway with their hobbies. One of the best annual events is the Newport Music Festival. For over 40 years this event has been bringing excellent chamber concerts to venues throughout Newport. If you love piano music and a Morning Mozart Series sounds like the perfect way to start your day, check out this Newport July Festival.
The 2012 Festival
The 44th annual Newport Music Festival will be held from July 13th to July 29th, 2012
. The schedule is yet to be announced, but the 2011 festival brought 57 concerts to Newport, In 2012, there will be 62, featuring pianists Agustin Anievas
, Bernadene Blaha
, Frederic Chiu
more. Look forward to the "Morning Mozart" series
, starring Frederick Moyer
, the debuts of pianists Nadia Azzi
and Roberto Plano
, and performances from many
other artists. In 2011, there were three to five concerts per day, spread throughout the famous Newport Gilded Age mansions. This festival has established a reputation for presenting 19th century chamber music, world-class artists, American debuts, and more. Each season involves a tribute to one international composer; in 2011 that composer was the Hungarian Franz Liszt. There were 13 special concerts featuring the work of this composer.
While many summer music festivals are focused on loud outdoor concerts, the Newport Music Festival is a refreshing change. There are few opportunities in the country to enjoy such a range of classic music in such stunning venues - ranging from the Breakers
to Ochre Court
. Generally, there are a minimum of three concerts per day, a morning concert at 11 a.m., an afternoon concert at 4 p.m. and an evening concert at 9 p.m. Each performance has its own ticket price attached, and prices vary. Festival highlights include the opening night concert
, themed events
(such as a tribute to American composers), and a closing gala
Music enthusiasts have the opportunity to participate as much as they would like in the Newport Music Festival. It is possible to attend one or many performances, depending on your desires and budget. Tickets range from $20 to $40 for performances. There are also some receptions that follow certain events throughout the festival. If you would like to attend the reception, you can buy a ticket that includes the performance and reception for between $75 and $100. There are several venues for the concerts in Newport, including the Breakers
, the Elms
, Crosspoint Church
, Ochre Court
, and the Newport Art Museum
. Prices vary depending on venue and concert.
Things to do in Newport
Some travelers plan a summer getaway to Newport solely for the concerts, while others might be looking for a more well-rounded trip. This beachfront destination offers a wide range of outdoor recreation, from sunbathing on the beaches to sailing on the ocean. Fun local activities include fishing, boating, kayaking, and horseback riding. Newport is also known for its history, tours of local mansions, and scenic lighthouses. Visitors can take advantage of excellent local shopping and dining as well. In addition to concerts, Newport Music Festival rentals set the stage for a relaxing summer getaway.
Newport Music Festival Rentals
The final piece of the puzzle for a trip to Newport is a vacation rental
. Choose an oceanfront rental and the pleasures of Newport's beaches will be right on your doorstep. Rentals offer privacy and comfort that can't be found in hotels. Utilize the kitchen to cook seafood feasts for your family, and on evenings where you want to relax, settle in your rooftop deck to read a book and watch the sunset. A trip to Newport for the music festival will be a peaceful and enjoyable experience, particularly if you supplement the music festival with a cozy vacation rental to call your own.
Newport Music Festival Rentals
PLEASE REFER TO THE RATES SECTION IN ORDER TO GET AN ACCURATE QUOTE FOR YOUR STAY. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS!
This downtown luxury condominium overlooking Thames Street across from the Wellington Resort is at the doorste...
Old Acre Carriage House is a recipient of the 2013 Doris Duke Preservation Award and will be on the Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
Steps away from Bellevue Avenue and a short stroll down the hill to the harbor, his...
This gracious New England Home has plenty of space, indoors and out, for entertaining and relaxing. Whether you plan to see all that Newport, RI, has to offer or want to enjoy island living with all the amenities, this vacation property will provi...
Vacation in style when you stay in my beautifully furnished historic brick home located in the Historic Hill District of Newport right off Washington Square.
The house features all the luxurious amenities for sophisticated in town living. Walk t...
Location, location, location! Located in the heart of the Yachting Village, right off Thames Street. Walking distance to all shops and restaurants. Beach and mansions 1.5 miles away. View of water and bridge from the bedrooms.
Sunny and bright! ...