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Celebrity Series II: Follies & Finales – Heifetz 2022 Festival of Concerts

July 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


July 8: Follies & Finales Dating from the 1600s, La Folia, translated as “folly,”or “madness,” is one of the most durable and downright maddening tunes in all of Western music. More than 150 composers have written variations on the tune, none more brilliantly than Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi’s variations are followed by a pair of works from the pen of Fritz Kreisler, the second of which is the Viennese composer’s final composition. Felix Mendelssohn’s final published chamber work – his magnificent String Quintet, Op. 87, concludes the program, which also features a rare performance of a captivating Piano Trio by Armenian composer Arno Babadjanian. Sponsored by Barren Ridge Vineyards

A Friday night tradition in Staunton! Experience the world-renowned artistry of our virtuosic Heifetz Institute faculty members in carefully conceived 75-minute programs. Each concert is preceded by a complimentary Happy Hour at 5pm under the big Heifetz tent on nearby Page Terrace, designed to showcase the best regional wines and artisan foods.

  • Reserved seating available through the ticket form below
  • Accessible seating available (indicated in red on the seating map)
  • Groups welcome – please email tickets@heifetzinstitute.org to inquire about group rates.

Francis Auditorium @ Mary Baldwin University 227 E. Frederick Street Staunton, VA
Free parking available both at MBU lots and on East Frederick Street (see a campus map here)

Your safety is paramount to us, and so we ask you to observe the following regulations - please click here for a full breakdown of our updated protocols:


  1. PROOF OF VACCINATION AND YOUR PHOTO IDUnder the guidance of our medical partners, and in order to provide the safest experience possible for patrons and staff, the Heifetz Institute will require audiences to provide proof of full vaccination, paired with a valid photo ID, to attend concerts. If you are unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief, a medical condition, or because you are under age 5—we will accept proof of a negative NAAT or PCR COVID test (taken no more than 72 hours prior to your attendance), paired with valid photo ID.
  2. YOUR FAVORITE MASK - The Heifetz Institute is practicing universal masking for all patrons, staff, and volunteers—regardless of vaccination status. These steps, recommended by our medical advisors, provide the best layers of protection.
  3. A SELF SYMPTOM CHECK - We ask that patrons do a symptom check. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please do not attend a performance. If you cannot attend a performance due to illness, we are offering a flexible rescheduling and refund policy.

This concert is sponsored by:


Event Type
Virtual, In-Person


Francis Auditorium
227 East Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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