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New England Summer Festivals

Series produced by WGBH Radio Boston

Caption: The Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
The Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 

Classical New England serves up the full flavor of the places, personalities, and great performances of New Englands’s first-class summer music festivals.

Marlboro and Monadnock, Rockport and Newport; from the sand dunes of the Cape to the rugged coast of Maine, we'll take you there for the finest summer music fare in the country. Brahms with a side of lobster roll. Bach with a basket of whole belly clams. Dig in and feast your ears, New England-style!

Join us in exploring the places, personalities, and great performances of New England’s first-class summer music festivals in this weekly series. Classical New England is a service of WGBH, Boston.


15 Pieces

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Caption: Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Credit: The VSO
Classical New England's travelogue of regional music festivals catches up with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra during their annual end-of-summer tou...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Caption: Elley-Long Music Center (Colchester, VT)
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival today in Colchester, VT.

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2012
  • Length: 59:30
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Caption: Jaffrey Center Meeting House
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals is in Peterborough, NH at the Monadnock Music Festival.

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Caption: Studzinsky Recital Hall
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits coastal Maine for the annual Bowdoin International Music Festival.

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits the "grand-daddy of all music festivals" in Marlboro, VT.

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2012
  • Length: 59:30
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Caption: Shalin Liu Performance Center - Rockport, MA
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits the annual chamber music festival in scenic Rockport, MA.

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  • Added: Jun 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:30
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Caption: Newburyport at sunset
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals sets sail for the annual chamber music festival in the seaside city of Newburyport, MA.

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  • Added: Jun 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Caption: Norfolk Chamber Music Festival performers
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Litchfield, CT.

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  • Added: May 31, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Caption: The Elms (Newport, RI)
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits the many elegant performance venues of Rhode Island's historic Newport Music Fe...

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  • Added: May 31, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Caption: Windham Festival Chamber Orchestra, Credit: Mark Ryan
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals is at the gateway to the Catskills, with a visit to the annual Chamber Music Festival ...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:31
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Caption: Bennington College Jenning Music Building, Credit: Jared C. Benedict
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals stops in historic Bennington, VT for a visit to the annual Chamber Music Conference an...

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  • Added: May 03, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Manchester Music Festival , Credit: Festival archives
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits the Manchester Music Festival in the shadow of scenic Mount Equinox in Manchest...

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  • Added: May 03, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Lake Champlain at Sunset, Credit: Ahodges7
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals visits Burlington, VT in this episode. With beautiful Lake Champlain as the backdrop, ...

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  • Added: May 03, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
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Caption: Aston Magna Music Festival, Credit: Festival archives
Classical New England goes to the Berkshires for the Aston Magna Music Festival.

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  • Added: May 03, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Central VT Chamber Music Festival, Credit: Robert Eddy
Classical New England's travelogue of summer music festivals goes right to the middle of Vermont, for this visit to the Central Vermont Chamber Mus...

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  • Added: May 03, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3