July 3: BSO - Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge

O say can you see”— and hear — this incredible celebration of American independence combining the magic of symphonic music with a dazzling firework display. Gather with family and friends, find a cozy spot outdoors for your blanket or lawn chair, grab a bite from local food trucks, and enjoy favorite works including film music, show tunes, and familiar classics by Copland, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and more. Don’t miss this beloved BSO tradition in an evening of fun, fanfare, and fireworks! Event parking is on-site only and included in the price of your ticket. 

July 4: A July 4th Musical Celebration at the National Cathedral

You’re invited to the Cathedral on July 4th for a free performance featuring the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Brass Quintet and Timpani and Cathedral Organist Thomas Sheehan. This Independence Day concert includes the world premiere of commissioned work Radiant Revolutions by Carson Cooman. No tickets required.

July 5: Heifetz Institute - Celebrity Series III & Heifetz Happy Hour

The Celebrity Series expands and moves into prime time! Our Friday night concerts are now full programs with intermission, affording an expanded menu of offerings by our sensational Heifetz faculty. Join us starting at 6:30 as we continue our tradition of offering the finest regional wine, beer, and other light refreshments in the complimentary pre-concert “Heifetz Happy Hour.”

July 6: Garth Newel - Piano Recital: Jeannette Fang

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) - 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75, Suite for piano                     

Folk Dance
The Young Juliet
The Montagues and Capulets
Father Lorenzo
Lily Dance of the Maidens
Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell


Lance Hulme (b. 1960) - Bandaloop Dances                    
Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) - Suite de danzas criollas (Creole Dance Suite) Op. 15                                   

Adagietto pianissimo
Allegro rustico
Allegretto cantabile
Calme e poetico
Scherzando-Coda. Presto ed energico

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Arr. Ferruccio Busoni - Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004                            

Jeannette Fang, piano

Mini Crab Salad Quiche Tart with Pickled Fennel, Cucumber and Tarragon Aioli

Warm Potato and Gruyère Salad with Whole Grain Mustard, Crème Fraîche, Fried Pancetta, Scallions, Sliced Egg and Thyme Oil

Pork Chops Stuffed with Kalamata, Capers and Sundried Tomatoes, Goat Cheese White Polenta, Balsamic Braised Lacinato Kale, Olive Oil Sautéed French Green Beans and White Wine Herb Cream Sauce

Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée with Almond Tuille and Brown Butter Ice Cream

July 6: BSO - American Salute

This show bursts with the vibrant energy of Gould's American Salute and the jubilant beats and rhythms of star-spangled delights.  The evening culminates with the grand finale of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, igniting cannons and bells, all while capturing the essence of patriotic celebrations. 

Nicholas Hersh, conductor
Wordsmith, spoken word artist

GOULD American Salute
BELLIDO “Techno” from Fiesta!
WORDSMITH New Work (world premiere)
GERSHWIN Promenade (Walking the Dog)
ANDERSON “Chicken Reel”
SIMON Meditations on Grace
SONDHEIM (Sebesky) Sweeney Todd Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

July 7: Heifetz Institute - Pianopalooza

The one night we reserve for our outstanding piano faculty pianists to display their keyboard wizardry in an evening of multi-handed piano pyrotechnics.

July 7: Wintergreen Music Festival - Appalachian Spring & Mozart with Rei Hotoda

Don’t miss the single opportunity to hear one of the best suited pieces for the mountaintop – Copland’s serene and idyllic Appalachian Spring! You’ll also witness the dynamic Rei Hotoda lead the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra as both conductor and guest pianist, performing Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds, recipient of the 2024 GRAMMY® Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. And finally, experience one of Mozart’s most popular works – the effervescent and uplifting Symphony No. 29. Whether you’re a MountainTop Masterworks regular or joining us for the first time, this is simply the perfect kickoff concert to our flagship series!

Concert Program:

Rei Hotoda, guest conductor & pianist

Jesse Montgomery: Rounds for piano and strings
Rei Hotoda, piano

Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite (1970)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major

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