Charles Ives Music Festival

The Charles Ives Music Festival at the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra explores the history and legacy of American composer Charles Ives through concerts and educational events. CIMF offers aspiring musicians the opportunity to perform side-by-side with world class artist-faculty in chamber music groups and in the CIMF Orchestra, led by conductor Eric Mahl. CIMF Artist-Faculty hold positions in major American Orchestras, lead chamber ensembles, and perform on Broadway. In addition to our educational programs, the CIMF Artist Concerts, open to the public, are a professional series performed by CIMF Artist-Faculty and guest artists. They honor the legacy of Charles Ives through performances of his works, music of other American composers and musicians, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music. 

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August 1-14
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Charles Ives Music Festival