The Appalachian Chamber Music Festival is not your typical classical music performance. Katie Tertell, the founder and artistic director of the festival, has made it a mission to bring the chamber music format into non-traditional spaces and to attract audiences that might otherwise not experience this type of performance. Fundamentally, chamber music brings performers and audiences together in intimate spaces – really just an early version of a house concert. The 2022 festival will explore the connections between folk and classical music, particularly with the Scot-Irish and Appalachian traditions. The program features classical works, new music composed especially for the festival, and a performance of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring in its original format.
The festival will take place August 15 through 28 2022 and includes 14 concerts in various venues in Jefferson, Clarke, and Loudoun counties. Other activities include a Bluegrass Workshop with local legend Dave Asti and educational programs for both teens and adults.
he full schedule of events and ticket purchase links are available at AppalachianChamber.org.By Staff Contributor