15 Classical Music Festivals to See in which Summer

Blossom Music Festival

AKRON, OHIO, JULY 3-SEPT. 2 The Cleveland Orchestra takes up residence a short distance south of its usual home, using a series of weekend performances. Of special note are performances led by Herbert Blomstedt, Vasily Petrenko along with James Gaffigan, along using a special evening on which Yo-Yo Ma plays all six of Bach’s Cello Suites. clevelandorchestra.com

Grand Teton Music Festival

TETON VILLAGE, WYO., JULY 3-AUG. 18 Donald Runnicles is usually the music director in in which picturesque town opposite Jackson Hole, which is usually just south of Grand Teton National Park along with an hour’s drive coming from Yellowstone. With an orchestra whose players are drawn coming from major symphonies across the country, Mr. Runnicles conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 3, Bernstein’s “West Side Story” along with much else. Visiting soloists include Daniil Trifonov, Leila Josefowicz along with Kirill Gerstein. gtmf.org


COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., JULY 7-AUG. 25 Four major stagings come to central brand-new York in which year, starting with Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” which gives pride of place to the original Jerome Robbins choreography. Equally, if not more important is usually a production of Kevin Puts’s “Silent Night,” an opera set during World War I in which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. At the more traditional end of the spectrum come Janacek’s “The Cunning Little Vixen” along with Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” the latter directed by Francesca Zambello. glimmerglass.org

Mostly Mozart

brand-new YORK CITY, JULY 12-AUG. 12 Mostly Mozart has annexed the Lincoln Center Festival, along with its contents bear less along with less relationship to its title. The festival is usually at in which point happily broad, with more dance along with theater alongside expanded musical offerings. Musically, the highlights include Bernstein’s raucous “Mass,” with Davóne Tines within the starring role along with Louis Langrée conducting the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra; Haydn’s “The Creation,” theatrically conceived by La Fura dels Baus; along with two free performances of Michael Pisaro’s “A Wave along with Waves” by the International Contemporary Ensemble. There will also be another mammoth outdoor choral work to follow the one by David Lang last year, in which time written by John Luther Adams for the Harlem Meer. Best of all are six performances of “The Force of Things,” an “opera for objects” by one of America’s most important young composers, Ashley Fure. lincolncenter.org/mostly-mozart-festival

Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

SANTA CRUZ, CALIF., JULY 29-AUG. 12 Focusing on brand-new music under the guidance of the music director Cristian Macelaru, in which festival features recent works by 18 composers, including Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, Gabriela Lena Frank along with William Bolcom. There are two world premieres, three American firsts along with contributions coming from artists including the pianist Simon Trpceski, the tenor Nicholas Phan along with the Kronos Quartet. cabrillomusic.org