VCU Road Scholar in Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg Site Coordinator Ellen Nash
The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival: Making Beautiful Music
This acclaimed summer music festival is devoted to promoting the appreciation and understanding of the music of J.S. Bach and other composers, countries, eras or people each year. The orchestra includes fine professional instrumentalists from all over the country who travel to Harrisonburg each June for intensive rehearsals and vibrant performances. The first-rate choir blends singers involved in local choral programs. In addition to classes with festival personnel and guest lecturers, you´ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how the festival works. Open rehearsals provide opportunities to observe the shaping of the music. Highlights include two major concerts and outstanding chamber music performances featuring composers of all eras.