Highlights from summer’s classical music calendar

Washington, D.C., and environs

Netherlands Carillon concerts, Arlington

Memorial Day to Labor Day (Saturdays at 6 p.m.)

www.nps.gov/gwmp/nethcarillon.htm

National Orchestral Institute and Festival, College Park

May 31-June 30

http://www.music.umd.edu/noi/

Summer Opera Festival 2012, Catholic University in Washington

June 1-17 (performances June 15-17)

www.belcantanti.com/education/festival/2012/index.shtml

Washington Early Music Festival, Washington

June 2-30

www.earlymusicdc.org/

Washington Summer Sings!, Washington

June 5, 12, 19 and 26

http://newdominion.org/public_files/SummerSings2012.pdf

Washington International Competition for Strings, Washington

June 8-10

http://www.fmmc.org/

Riverbend Opera presents Verdi’s “Otello,” with performances in Washington, Arlington County and Fairfax County

June 12, 15, 17

www.riverbendopera.com/

Pops on the Potomac, National Harbor, Prince George’s County

June 16-Aug. 25 (free Saturday night concerts)

www.chesapeakeorchestra.org/pops-on-the-potomac.html

Serenade!, Washington

June 28-July 2

classicalmovements.org/dc_concerts.htm

Wolf Trap Opera, Vienna

June 29-Aug. 11

www.wolftrap.org/Opera.aspx

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Summer Organ Recital Series, Washington

July 1-Aug. 26 (every Sunday at 6 pm)

www.nationalshrine.com

NSO@Wolf Trap, Vienna

July 6-Aug. 4

www.wolftrap.org

Kapell Competition and Festival, College Park, MD

July 7-21

claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/2010/c/kapell/

Washington International Piano Festival, Catholic University, Washington

July 29-Aug. 4

www.washingtonpianofest.com/

Virginia

Castleton Festival, Rappahannock County

June 22-July 22

castletonfestival.org

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, Harrisonburg

June 10-17

www.emu.edu/bach/

Vocal Arts and Music Festival, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg

June 16-29

www.artscenter.vt.edu/vamf/

Garth Newel Music Center Summer Season, Hot Springs

June 30-Sept. 2, every Saturday and Sunday

www.garthnewel.org/Home.aspx

Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy, Roseland

July 6-Aug. 5

www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

Ash Lawn Opera, Charlottesville

July 13-Aug. 7

www.ashlawnopera.com

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival, Orkney Springs

July 20-Sept. 2

www.musicfest.org

Staunton Music Festival, Staunton

Aug. 17-25

www.stauntonmusicfestival.com

West Virginia

West Virginia University Keyboard Festival and Competition, Morgantown

July 2-6

music.wvu.edu/keyboardfestival

Maryland

The National Music Festival, Chestertown

June 3-16

www.nationalmusic.us/

Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival, Easton

June 3-17

www.chesapeakechambermusic.org

St. Mary’s River Concert Series, St Mary’s City

June 22-July 27

www.smcm.edu/riverconcert

The Academy (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore)

June 23-30

www.bsomusic.org/main.taf?p=11,5

International Music Institute and Festival USA, Emmitsburg

July 8-22

www.imif.us/index.html

Delaware

Delaware Chamber Music Festival, Wilmington

June 15-24

inwilmingtonde.com/events/delaware-chamber-music-festival

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.
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