Great Music & Theatre: Staunton Music Festival & American Shakespeare Center

Enjoy great music, theatre and culture in historic Staunton as you learn about the Blackfriars Playhouse, speak with Shakespearian scholars and attend classes with a musicologist!
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 19901RJ
6 days
Starts at

At a Glance

Join us for the nationally acclaimed Staunton Music Festival, presenting an extraordinary variety of great music in Historic District venues throughout this lovely town. Rehearsals, classes and concerts range from chamber music to medieval chant, baroque to classical orchestra masterpieces, emerging composers, international musicians and world premieres. Study Shakespeare's craft with American Shakespeare Center scholars, go behind the scenes with actors and attend an evening performance at the unique Blackfriars Playhouse.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend classes led by musicologists that highlight the arrangements, interpretations and performance of Festival music.
  • Go on a private, behind-the-scenes exploration of the Blackfriars Playhouse, the world’s only recreation of Shakespeare’s original indoor theater.
  • Enjoy free time to explore Staunton’s quaint downtown region — a National Historic District.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Portals to Shenandoah Valley Folkways
by Ed. Dorothy A Boyd-Bragg
Historic Houses of Staunton, Virginia
by Joe Nutt
Learning the valley: excursions into the Shenandoah Valley
by John Leland
A Guide to Historic Staunton, Virginia
by Edmund D. Potter
Shakespeare and the Arts of Language
by Russ McDonald

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