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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
19 June – 12 August
Conductor and percussionist Steven Schick and flautist Claire Chase preside over some 25 public concerts and other festive events. Tel: 403-762-6100 Web: banffcentre.ca Bravo! Vail Music Festival 21 June – 2 Aug Joshua Bell (above) and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields open a festival that welcomes the New York Philharmonic.
Tel: 877-812-5700 Web: bravovail.org Music @ Menlo 13 July – 4 August
‘Creative Capitals’ is the theme of this year’s chamber festival, directed by cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han.
Tel: 650-330-2030 Web: musicatmenlo.org Eastern Music Festival 23 June – 28 July As Gerard Schwarz enters his 14th year as music director, soloists include violinists Anne Akiko Meyers and Stefan Jackiw.
Great Lakes Chamber Music 9-23 June Cellist Paul Watkins directs with festival performances throughout Detroit.
Web: www.greatlakeschambermusic.com Marlboro Music Festival 14 July – 12 Aug Pianist Mitsuko Uchida's festival includes weekend programmes selected from the 60 to 80 groups that are in rehearsal.
Moab Music Festival 27 Aug – 13 Sept Moab draws adventurous music lovers for Grotto concerts and half-day music hikes. Tel: 435-259-7003
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
15 July – 20 August
Sanfa Fe includes Mahler’s Das Lied von de Erde and a premiere by Magnus Lindberg. Tel: 888-221-9836
Web: santafechambermusic.com Tuckamore Festival 6-19 August
The festival hosts the Danish String Quartet and pianist Janina Fialkowska.