Newport: Music at the Mansions

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Classical New England continues a journey to gorgeous places and electrifying performances a different New England destination each Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at noon.  This week, we're off to the stunning mansions of Newport, Rhode Island, for the Newport Music Festival. 

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The 43rd Newport Music Festival, in 2011, began on July 7 and ran through July 24.

Many musicians from all over the world participate in the festival, and some of the featured performers in 2011 included pianists Daniel del Pino, Gergely Bogányi and Frederick Moyer, violinists Jennifer Frautschi and Livia Sohn, and cellists Jirí Bárta and Sergey Antonov.

There were 57 concerts scheduled during the festival, with most days including concerts at 11am, 4pm, and 9pm. The festival began with a benefit concert for The Mark P. Malkovich, III Memorial Fund and also includes 13 "Lisztiad" concerts, an in-depth exploration of music written by Franz Liszt.

Along with the festival, Newport offers other attractions like the Newport International Polo Series, sailing charters, and more.

Newport is approximately 90 minutes by car from downtown Boston, and there are many options for dining and lodging.  More information about visiting Newport can be found by visiting the Newport Music Festival.



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