Winchendon Music Festival satisfies a range of musical preferences

The Winchendon Music Festival concludes this weekend with three free performances ranging from avant-garde to world music.

  • Friday, June 28—Jennifer Ashe and Christina Wright-Ivanova perform works by Erik Satie, Carl J. Antonellis, John Harbison, Michael Finnissy, and others.
  • Saturday, June 29—Enjoy a one-hour baroque program by Randall Scotting, Andrew Arceci, and Winchendon Music Festival Artists. The program features works by Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Nicolà Porpora, Johann Adolph Hasse, and others.
  • Sunday, June 30—The Mehmet Ali Sanlikol Trio, James Heazlewood-Dale, and George Lernis deliver a fusion of contemporary jazz, Turkish, and world music.

Each concert starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. All concerts are held at the Winchendon History and Cultural Center, a beautifully restored mansion at 151 Front Street in Winchendon, Massachusetts. Admission is free.

The festival started in June 2016 with three concerts and has steadily grown with grants and a lot of community support in this small town of 10,000. This year, seven concerts were held throughout June. The festival organizers intentionally offer a variety of music in the program to suit a range of tastes.

Visit the Winchendon Music Festival’s Facebook page for updates and concert announcements. Also read this article about the 2019 season and the history of the festival from the Telegram in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Winchendon is located 76 miles northwest of Boston, near the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border.

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