After all festivals and concerts were cancelled and postponed last year, the Newport Music Festival will go on this summer with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Beginning July 4, The Festival will feature 17 concerts in a variety of venues including The Breakers, Bellevue House, Castle Hill Inn, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, King Park, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Norman Bird Sanctuary, and Rough Point.  All programs will be held outside and will run for 60 to 75 minutes each with no intermission.

All concert goers will be required to wear face coverings and must practice social distancing.

Included in the repertoire is music from the three B’s – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms -; Jessie Montgomery, Joseph Bologne, Teresa Carreno, opera, and new music from a composer of colour, Native Cultures, or female.

New festival executive director Gillian Friedman Fox spoke on the new program saying, “we look forward to bringing to Newport a mix of Festival favorites and debuts this summer, both well-known names and rising stars. Our programming for 2021 represents a varied array of experiences and artistic interpretations as we set out to exceed expectations by being additive to the legacy of the festival: maintaining our commitment to exceptional acoustic music with historic Newport as the backdrop, while adding relevant touches from the 21st century.”

Tickets go on sale in April.

After all festivals and concerts were cancelled and postponed last year, the Newport Music Festival will go on this summer with Covid-19 protocols in place.

Beginning July 4, The Festival will feature 17 concerts in a variety of venues including The Breakers, Bellevue House, Castle Hill Inn, The Chanler at Cliff Walk, King Park, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, Norman Bird Sanctuary, and Rough Point.  All programs will be held outside and will run for 60 to 75 minutes each with no intermission.

All concert goers will be required to wear face coverings and must practice social distancing.

Included in the repertoire is music from the three B’s – Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms -; Jessie Montgomery, Joseph Bologne, Teresa Carreno, opera, and new music from a composer of colour, Native Cultures, or female.

New festival executive director Gillian Friedman Fox spoke on the new program saying, “we look forward to bringing to Newport a mix of Festival favorites and debuts this summer, both well-known names and rising stars. Our programming for 2021 represents a varied array of experiences and artistic interpretations as we set out to exceed expectations by being additive to the legacy of the festival: maintaining our commitment to exceptional acoustic music with historic Newport as the backdrop, while adding relevant touches from the 21st century.”

Tickets go on sale in April.