Shall We Gather?
Support the Heifetz September Harvest
What a bountiful festival of music we celebrated this summer in the Shenandoah! We welcomed a total of 111 outstanding young string players to the Mary Baldwin campus in Staunton, from 16 countries and 23 states, who dazzled us with their brilliance at no fewer than 60 events.
The exhilaration of the season was nowhere more evident than in our Grand Finale and Farewell Feast. There were the invariably dazzling performances featuring our faculty, students and Artists in Residence, as well as some memorable moments of fun and festivity . Not to mention the unforgettable experience of seeing the "Heifetz Band" file in from all four corners of Francis Auditorium to play the thrilling Finale of Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence .
You won't find a moment more passionate - or poignant - in all of music, with the realization with each passing note on the part of students, faculty, and audience alike that our shared summer journey in Staunton is coming to a glorious conclusion.

These students have reaped the benefits of a Heifetz summer in the Shenandoah, an experience that represents an important – and for some, truly life-changing – milestone in their artistic development. You can't help but be excited to imagine the impact they will make in the future world of classical music. 

Our summer of ’17 truly featured a bountiful and beautiful crop of superbly talented young artists. They have now scattered to the four winds, but our harvest is not yet all the way in. We still have 30 days to go before our summer-of-17 journey truly concludes, with the close of our Fiscal Year . Please help us gather together the necessary funds that enable us to give the unique Heifetz experience to the world's most talented young string players.

Please consider a 100% tax-deductible contribution before our barn doors shut on September 30th. And thank you!
Summer '18 Season Passes
Go on Sale on September 1!
While September is the month we say goodbye to our incredible Heifetz Summer of '17, it's also the time when we can look ahead to Heifetz 2018!

Mark your calendars: Our summer 2018 concert season kicks off on Saturday, June 29, 2018 , and continues until Friday, August 10. In between: More than four dozen concerts, master classes, lectures, special presentations and more, featuring our world-renowned faculty, guest artists, and our incredible Heifetz students. Your Season Pass guarantees you a seat to all these events, at a savings of more than 50% over the price of individual tickets.

Sound like a bargain? It is! But you will need to act fast - Heifetz Season Passes have sold out the last two years, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to find all the details and pricing information - then call or visit our shop at 107 E. Beverley Street in historic downtown Staunton, Virginia to pick out your seats and pick up your passes!
The Last Pour of Summer....
Friday, September 1 @ Shenandoah Hops
Take home a sip of the Heifetz summer ! Thanks to our friends at Shenandoah Hops and the acclaimed Three Notch'd Brewing Company of Charlottesville, the Heifetz Institute just might be the world's only classical-music festival with its own brand of beer.
But "ale's" well that ends well! Get the drop on Labor Day weekend and stock your fridge with the last remaining limited-edition run of our 22-oz HeifetzWeizen bottles at our " Last Pour of Summer " event at Shenandoah Hops this Friday, Sept. 1, from 5 - 7 pm. Hop on down to the Hops, conveniently located on Byers Street in Staunton Wharf. Heifetz staffers will be on hand to share some music and memories from the summer, preview some coming events, and of course to offer tastings of the liquid staple of our Heifetz Hootenannies. While you're there, you can also pick up your Season Passes for 2018 (see above)!