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Be a part of NMF's 10th anniversary!
Passes are on sale now!

The National Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in June 2020, and today you can make sure you’re a part of it! 
Season passes for #NMF2020 go on sale TODAY, August 1, and so do passes and single tickets for our October-through-April Resonance series of diverse soloists and small ensembles in the intimate setting of St. Paul's, Kent.
Your best value for the most music is a Combination Pass. For $300 you get preferred seating for all ticketed events — including Festival Symphony Orchestra masterworks concerts, chamber ensembles, and vocal recitals — during the 2020 Festival, May 31 to June 13, and all six Resonance concerts. 
The Combo Pass also offers special benefits including a souvenir Festival Guide and invitations to an exclusive pass-holders-only reception. Pre-ordered Combo Passes will be held for pick-up at any Resonance concert. Passes are transferable, so if you can’t make every concert, you can loan your Pass to a family member or friend! 
Our $225 Festival Pass guarantees admission and preferred seating at all ticketed events during the 2020 June Festival, the souvenir Festival Guide and invitations to the pass-holders-only reception (the Resonance season is NOT included). Pre-ordered Passes will be held for pickup at the 2020 Festival. Buy now to save money - the price of Festival Passes increases to $250 on January 1, 2020. 
Resonance Pass ($100) offers six diverse musical performances – this year ranging from pan-Celtic music and dance to the tango-inspired Astor Piazzola Trio. With the Resonance season pass you save $20 off the single-ticket price for six concerts ($120); it’s like getting one concert free. See the schedule below.
To join in the celebration of NMF’s first decade, visit purchase your passes or tickets now!

Emily Daggett Smith

Praised as playing “gorgeously” and with “gracefulness and easy rapport” (The Boston Globe) and giving performances of “irrepressible élan” (The Seattle Times), violinist Emily Daggett Smith has performed across the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. An avid chamber musician, she has shared the stage with many renowned musicians including current and former members of the Cleveland, Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets.

Emily is known to NMF audiences as one of our beloved violin mentors. 

Julia Mintzer

Mezzo-soprano Julia Mintzer enjoys a varied career in standard and contemporary repertoire in the United States and Europe. Julia has performed principal roles at Washington National Opera, Die Semperoper Dresden, and The Glimmerglass Festival. She makes her UK debut in spring of 2020 in the title role of Carmen at Welsh National Opera. Her concert engagements include Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque, Washington National Cathedral, and the Toledo Symphony and Mozart's Requiem at Washington National Cathedral.

Resonance season, 2019-2020

Oct. 27, Astor Piazzolla Trio: Elaine Kwon, piano, Anat Almani, violin & Gjilberta Lucaj, violoncello
Nov. 17, Omer String Quartet: Award-winning ensemble-in-residence at the University of Maryland (pictured above)
Jan. 12, Iona: Pan-Celtic music and dance from 8 nations
Feb. 16, Cleveland Wind Trio: Works by Mozart, Canteloube and Villa-Lobos
March 22, Emily Daggett Smith: NMF Violin Mentor with Constantine Finehouse, piano
April 26, Julia Mintzer: Mezzo-soprano, Washington National Opera, Semperoper Dresden

All concerts are Sundays at 3pm at St. Paul's, Kent. We are grateful to St. Paul's for hosting the Resonance series again this year! Except for the April season finale, all Resonance concerts this season will be Fireside Concerts - enjoy the warmth and crackle of the fireplace while listening to great music, and enjoy the refreshments and a chance to meet the arists at intermission!
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