Staunton Music Festival
Hear 50 of the world's most acclaimed musicians performing in more than 20 concerts during the 17th annual Staunton Music Festival. SMF offers daily free concerts at noon and ticketed concerts each evening, all in historic venues throughout downtown Staunton, VA, "one of America's great small towns" (Smithsonian Magazine, Travel&Leisure). Programs are eclectic and feature chamber music from the Renaissance to world premieres, performed by vocalists and instrumentalists from across Europe and the U.S. From the opening "Midsummer Ball", complete with dinner, concert, Cabaret-style theater and dancing, to the grand period-instrument performance of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion", the SMF presents more than 20 classical concerts that are not to be missed. Free pre-concert talks, Young Artist masterclasses, and special offers with numerous downtown restaurants and hotels make for an amazing festival experience.