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Info on 2021 Festival of Concerts Season Tickets to be announced mid-May

Redefining the Concert Experience

Our mission is to enable musicians to convey the emotion of music, explore their creative potential, and express their individuality.

Featured Programs

Announcing the Heifetz 2021 Season

The 2021 Heifetz Institute

We are planning a hybrid program for Summer 2021 featuring both in-person and virtual elements to meet the needs of our exceptional students. No matter the format, you can count on a transformative and immersive summer music experience. Check back for program and application information in mid-November.


Ensemble in Residence

Just as the Virtual Institute was an innovative response to the pandemic, the Heifetz Ensemble in Residence is a creative alternative to our acclaimed Heifetz on Tour program, designed to offer real-world performance experience and outreach opportunities for our most talented and engaging young alums.

Choch Full O' Bach

Chock Full o’ Bach

The ritual of beginning the day with Bach is a universal and sacred tradition among musicians, and his music has always occupied a central role in the lives of Heifetz students. Tune in for weekly performances from our students, alumni, and faculty every Sunday at 9am (EDT) on our website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels.

Video of the Week

Video of the Week: Love, Jokes & Humor: Chad Hoopes Plays Fritz Kreisler

Chad Hoopes performs two of the most well known works by Fritz Kreisler, and shares his thoughts on the character of the music by the master violinist and composer.

Video of the Week: Moving Pictures

Artist Lyndi Angermeier’s paintings provide the perfect backdrop to Julia Angelov’s performance of by Eugène Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 3 in D minor, “Ballade” at Staunton-Augusta Arts Center

Video of the Week: Celebrating The Thaw, with Dvořák

“This is one of the most joyful pieces of Dvořák to me… In this piece I hear the joy of the first thaw. That we can start moving again and life starts blossoming.“ – Bassist Sam Suggs

Video of the Week: A Moment of Hope

A glimmer of hope in the otherwise mournful Adagio makes this a fitting piece for out times, as Heifetz Institute Ensemble in Residence members Jared Blajian and Jingxuan Zhang play von Weber’s Adagio & Rondo

Video of the Week: An American in Staunton

Heifetz Ensemble in Residence (HEIR) members Julia Angelov and Yezu Woo, violin, Matt Cohen, viola, and Coleman Itzkoff, cello, perform the String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, the “American” quartet by Antonín Dvořák.

“Tell Me, Tell Me” – an Easter beauty sprung from Bach’s own borrowings

A surprising feature – indeed a unique one in Bach’s oratorios – is the omission of an ‘evangelist’ and thus of the biblical story, knowledge of which is taken for granted. The events are portrayed by dialogue alone. Bach’s Easter Oratorio thus has much in common with...

Video of the Week: A Symbiotic Sonata

Violinist Julia Angelov, a member of the Heifetz Ensemble in Residence program, and pianist Miki Aoki perform the “Sonatensatz” by Johannes Brahms, a work originally composed for the Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim

Video of the Week: A Staunton Harmonium Comes Home to Heifetz

Staunton’s storied musical past and vital present come together through a century old organ in a performance of The Bagatelles Op. 47 by Antonín Dvořák

Video of the Week: Dissonance by Design

The Heifetz Ensemble in Residence (HEIR) marks the return of live performances to Staunton with a stunning interpretation of Mozart’s landmark first movement of the “Dissonance” Quartet.

Video of the Week: Viva Italia…Viva Vivaldi!

Heifetz faculty member Mark Kaplan kicked off the Grand Finale of Heifetz2017 by leading an all-star ensemble in a fiery performance of Vivaldi’s Concerto in B minor for four violins. Bravissimo! 

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