Gifted young musicians from around the world—some as young as 11 years old—come to the Queen City for six weeks of intense training.
The glorious part of this program is that we, as a local audience, get to enjoy the incredible talent of these young musicians. All while the Heifetz Institute teaches them how to hone and master their skills. How?
The Institute teaches them to play more than just notes. It teaches them to transform those notes into their instrument and to ignite their musical passion as they display their maturing skills.
Local Staunton patrons get to hear gifted violin, viola, and cello students from around the world. Students receive instruction from world-renowned faculty from institutions such as the Juilliard School of Music, the New England Conservatory of Music, and more.
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One unique set of performances to enjoy is “Hootenanny”. Every Saturday in July, classical musicians mix it up with artists from other genres like Tin Pan Alley, Celtic, Bluegrass, Folk, and Blues. These gifted performers stretch their classical chops, mixing it up with other musicians from around the globe.
In true Heifetz style, there are always surprise musical guests to enrich and delight everyone. Each performance is filled with extraordinary music, passion, and a connection that brings people of all musical interests together.
Additionally, Heifetz Sunday Matinees feature many outstanding alumni, students, and faculty. Sunday performances are just what you’d expect, easy listening!
The excitement and passion of these future classical music stars is contagious. They are clearly having fun, and want you to be a part of it. So plan your summer vacation around seeing several Heifetz performances, especially if you are a music lover.
The Inn at Old Virginia is literally minutes from the Mary Baldwin campus, making it incredibly easy to attend the Heifetz events. You’ll love the comfortable elegance of our Inn, richly complimented by our hospitality!