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Festival Opening Night: New Beginnings

Festival Opening Night now on Sale! Thursday, Aug. 19, 7pm

The Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville VA – Tickets on sale here

Event Description:

The Appalachian Chamber Music Festival is delighted to celebrate the opening night of its inaugural season here at the Barns of Rose Hill. The festival celebrates the rich history, nature and culture of the area through poignant and powerful chamber music experiences that are both meaningful and relevant to our times. ACMF brings together fresh and exciting talent, internationally-recognized artists from near and far who are united by camaraderie and cause for an evening of world-class music.

Artists include: Koko Dyulgerski, Audrey Gray, Rachelle Hunt, Leah Kovach, Schuyler Slack, Delcho Tenev and Katie Tertell

Visit appalachianchamber.org for more information

Barns of Rose Hill

2021 Festival Line-up

Wed. Aug. 18: ACMF Chamber Music Workshop Happy Retreat, Charles Town. Ages 12-18, and adult amateur session(more details released in May)

8:15-8:45pm: Pre-Festival Taster concert. St. James’ Church

Thurs Aug 19: 2pm, Festival Preview concert. War Memorial, Shepherdstown.

7pm, Festival Night Opener Concert: “New Beginnings” Barns of Rose Hill

Fri. Aug. 20: 2pm, Concert: “Inspirations: Our Folk Heritage” Franklin Park Arts Centre, Purcellville VA.

7pm, Concert: “Folk Inspirations” St. Peter’s Chapel, Historic Harpers Ferry

Sat. Aug. 21: 11am, Coffee Concert: “Duo Delights” Shepherdstown Train Station

​2 pm, Concert: Schubert Cello Quintet St. Peter’s Chapel, Historic Harpers Ferry

7pm, Concert: “Forging New Paths” Charles Washington Hall, Charles Town

Sun. Aug 22: 9:30-10:30 am; Mass at St. Peter’s: Goldberg Variations

3pm, Festival Finale: “John Brown’s Body” Outdoor Performance with rain venue alternative. Happy Retreat, Charles Town.


Katie Tertell

Artistic Director / Cellist

American cellist Katie Tertell is a collaborative and passionate chamber, orchestral, and cross-over artist who resides in the UK. A former member of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, Katie performs with numerous symphonic and chamber ensembles and enjoys a rich and varied experience as a freelance artist in Europe and America. Katie left her role in 2019 to explore her own collaborative projects, research and work as a pedagogue. She is Artistic Director and Founder of the Appalachian Chamber Music Festival.


Meet the Artists

Katie Tertell

Intensive Chamber Music Workshop: Wed. Aug 18

Full details about our Intensive Chamber Music Workshop, including how to apply are available on our website.

Each workshop is a half-day event, with morning sessions for students ages 12-18 and afternoon for amateur adult players. Pre-formed groups are welcome, as are individuals.

Appalachian Chamber Music Festival

  • one-on-one chamber music coachings with international festival artists
  • additional help, support and coaching with inspiring local professional musicians
  • side-by-side string ensemble playing with festival artists
  • work with composer Steve Snowden in string ensemble
  • informal performance opportunity: side-by-side ensemble performance and option to perform except of chamber work at end of session
  • access to open rehearsals with ACMF artists on the day
  • inspiring group activities with special professional artists that explore non-classical genres, how to sight-read, improvisation and more
  • meal included (lunch for students, dinner for adults)