At last, after a long and challenging absence, international audiences and artists will be gathering in person for many more summer festival performances than last year. From classical to jazz to opera and more, 115 summer festivals await the public with open arms, promising artistic brilliance and exciting themes as well as some special anniversaries in charming and spectacular locations throughout the United States and abroad.
According to Susan Elliott, editor of Special Reports at Musical America magazine, “the 2022 festival season feels like a joyous welcome home party after so long. Masks on or off, audiences and artists are lining up for live and in-person musical and terpsichorean performances in picturesque settings around the world, in vineyards, mountains, valleys, lakeshores, and amphitheaters historic and modern.”
So, why not plan a trip to a festival or two this summer? Make it a voyage of wonder and musical culture, in which music will transport you to heights of emotion and enthrallment, and sights and cuisines will delight you. Musical America has compiled a comprehensive guide to the festival season, which can be viewed online and/or downloaded as a PDF. As we approach the last month of spring, organizing a memorable, idyllic summer could become a mighty generator of enthusiasm and thrilling anticipation, especially if your summer plans are not already in place. And perhaps, even if they are. Here’s wishing you happy planning and, in advance… bon voyage!
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