Stabat Mater

May 27


Dvořák wrote one of his most beautiful creations at a time of great personal grief. Yet, the "Amen" in Stabat Mater is one of the most hopeful and inspiring passages of music in the repertoire.

Elijah

May 28


LAST CONCERT IN MUSIC HALL!

Mendelssohn’s epic masterpiece Elijah is among the best-loved works ever performed at the May Festival. At the works' end, the hero Elijah ascends to Heaven on a flaming chariot.

 

The Ordering of Moses

New Recording Available!


Live from Carnegie Hall in 2014. Purchase on iTunes or Amazon. Stream on Spotify. 

Music Hall is Open Through May


GET IN HERE before the doors close for renovation

Don’t miss your chance to experience full orchestral splendor in the grand old glory of Music Hall.

Greetings from the Music Director


Dear Friends,

I customarily write a foreword in the program book for each May Festival, highlighting the programs and events for that particular year. This year, however, is special, as I leave the position of Music Director of May Festival—a position I have enjoyed for 37 years.

Chorus Spotlight: Mark and Megan Weaver


As the only father-daughter duo in the May Festival Chorus, Mark and Megan Weaver have the opportunity to share a rare bond. Mark, an engineer by day, played trumpet throughout high school, and while he sang in church growing up, he had no formal vocal training.

Dvořák Stabat Mater - May 27, 2016


Surround Yourself in Song at the 2016 May Festival! America's premier choral festival returns for the last concerts in Music Hall before the renovation. Honoring James Conlon's final season as Music Director.

FINAL CONCERT: Mendelssohn's Elijah - May 28, 2016


Surround Yourself in Song at the 2016 May Festival! America's premier choral festival returns for the last concerts in Music Hall before the renovation. Honoring James Conlon's final season as Music Director.