Classical Music for All Ages in the Blue Ridge
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival (VBRMF) is all about making classical music, music education, concerts, and special events in the region accessible to all. Every year hundreds of residents along the Blue Ridge are enriched by affordable high-quality programming.
Area young people receive music instruction and enrichment, scholarships, performance opportunities, and classical concerts of the highest quality.
VBRMF, an affiliate of the RSO, is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. We value and are committed to collaboration with other local nonprofits.
The Blue Ridge Strings Program
has been -- and with your support will continue to be --a success. The program includes lessons (free or reduced prices) and enrichment for 3rd
graders. It is co-sponsored with the June Bug Center.
Our robust Scholarship Program
allows us to continue to support young musicians financially as they access training and other musical opportunities.
Our Classical music events
are well received and reach a broad community.
Our major 2019 concert on Sunday afternoon, June 30, "Stellar Strings",
will feature Maestro David Stewart Wiley conductor and piano, Akemi Takayama violin virtuoso, Rachel Hall harp virtuoso, and the VBRMF Chamber Players. Concert details and ticket information will soon be available on our website www.VBRMF.org.
And then on Tuesday, July 2nd, an early evening concert will feature chamber music performed by top musicians from Governor's Schools throughout Virginia, as well as a special performance by David Stewart Wiley piano and Akemi Takayama violin.
This past year
we sponsored a youth concert performed by our area's young musicians, including a professional accompanist. In collaboration with Floyd Center for the Arts, we presented four concerts and master classes.
Our major concert of 2018, "Barber, Mozart, Vivaldi", featured Maestro Wiley, Akemi Takayama, and Julee Hickcox.
We ask for your generous support of VBRMF. Ticket prices cover only a fraction of the cost in
providing exceptional classical music. Your donations and advertising contributions make it possible for us to provide scholarship support for our young musicians, to support the expanding classical strings program in Floyd for our children, to support our youth in performances, and, as always, to support high quality, accessible classical concerts at affordable prices in Floyd and our region.
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