Wintergreen Performing Arts Society

Summer Music Festival
One of the things that makes Wintergreen such a unique, wonderful place to vacation is its spectacular diversity. In addition to the better-known amenities, Wintergreen offers world-class fine arts. Wintergreen Performing Arts has held its Wintergreen Summer Music Festival for 19 years. This summer, the final season for Artistic and Executive Director Larry Alan Smith is likely to be the best festival yet. Click here to see a video from 2013.

WPA-1Wintergreen Performing Arts Society Orchestra In Concert

The theme this year, Amazonas—The Rhythms and Colors of South America, showcases the rich and diverse music of the region drained by the Amazon River, performed by more than 100 professional musicians from around the world between July 7 and August 3. Join us and attend a wide range of events, including concerts, lectures, rehearsals, master classes, and even cooking classes. Click here for a festival brochure.

WPA-2Clockwise from upper left: Berta Rojas, Paraguay; Alcides Rodrigues, Venezula; Mirian Conti, Argentina; Carrie Koffman, American (playing Villa-Lobos)

A Special Opportunity
We at Wintergreen Real Estate are proud to be a long-term sponsor of the Summer Music Festival. We would like to invite you to attend the festival. In addition, however, we ask those who have homes in the area to consider hosting one or more musicians during the festival.

Do you have an extra bedroom and bathroom to share, or an empty house or condo available for the month of July? Please help. Consider providing housing for a musician for the month, one or two weeks, or even just a weekend. And, in addition to the unique opportunity to interact with these talented professionals, each host or host family will receive 2 free tickets to a Festival concert and an invitation to a picnic celebration for hosts and musicians during the Festival, and possibly, a tax benefit. Wintergreen Performing Arts will provide house cleaning prior to the arrival or following the departure of the musicians.

For More Information
Learn more about the festival and housing by visiting the offices of Wintergreen Performing Arts or their website ( If you think you can provide housing, call (434-325-8292) or email ( Kelly Berrang, housing coordinator.

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