USI’s Historic New Harmony is partnering with the New Harmony Artists Guild to co-sponsor the first New Harmony Music Festival and School, July 8-14 in New Harmony, Indiana. The event will feature concerts of non-amplified traditional and classical music and a school that will encourage students to create inspiring music.
Open to all levels of musical ability, the school will include a variety of classes instructed by top musical performers, including Natalie Haas, Christopher Layer, Patrick Ourceau, Susie Petrov, Arnaud Sussmann, Mazz Swift, Martha Waldvogel-Warren, and Paul Woodiel.
The music festival will include:
Music Festival Preview Concert
Scots-Irish, Scandinavian, Folk, and Classical music will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at the New Harmony Artists Guild Community House located at 421 North Street. The concert is free, but seating in limited. Reservations are required.
Music Festival Dance
A fun evening of New England-style contra-dances, Scottish "ceilidh" dances, waltzes, polkas, and easy circle dances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11 at the Rapp-Owen Granary located at 413 W. Granary Street. Susie Petrov, an expert dancing master, will teach simple social and folk dances accompanied by a live traditional dance orchestra. Open to all ages and skill level. Tickets are $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free.
Open Acoustic Jam Session
Irish, Blues, Country, Folk, and Scottish music will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 12 at the New Harmony Coffee House located at 500 E. Church Street. The event is free.
“Portraits in Harmony” Concert
Music will include Classical, Irish, Scottish, and Scandinavian and will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 13 at the Atheneum/Visitors Center located at 410 N. Arthur Street. Tickets are $25-$50.
Garden Fund Benefit Concert/Brunch
Guests will gather at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at the New Harmony Artists Guild House located at 421 North Street where they will be taken to three separate gardens to enjoy short concerts. Proceeds from this event will go to the Robert Schneider Garden Fund, a fund created by the New Harmony Artists Guild to care for the gardens of the Jane Blaffer Owen Sacred Site Sanctuary. A light brunch will follow. Tickets are $125.
Music Festival Grand Concert
Traditional music and classical chamber music will come together at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Thralls Opera House located at 612 E. Church Street. Tickets are $25-$50.
To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.newharmonymusicfest.com or call 888/242-0226.
Historic New Harmony is a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. By preserving its utopian legacy, Historic New Harmony inspires innovation and progressive thought through its programs and collections. Its office is part of USI′s Division of Outreach and Engagement.