Brooklyn Rider’s Last Stillwater Music Festival Set for Aug. 25-27

Brooklyn Rider’s 10th Stillwater Music Festival will be their last.

The Stillwater Music Festival will happen Aug. 25-27.

Over the last decade, Stillwater has been a place where Brooklyn Rider has rolled out new musical ventures including collaborations with Béla Fleck, Persian kemancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor, Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan.

“With a heavy heart that we announce that this summer’s festival will be our last festival,” Brooklyn Rider members wrote on the Stillwater Music Festival website. “We are extremely proud of the work we have done for this past decade, but as Brooklyn Rider moves forward in our musical adventures, it has become too difficult to sustain the responsibilities required to put on a great festival. We know we will be returning as a quartet to Minnesota many, many times in the future- it just won’t be under the umbrella of the Stillwater Music Festival.”

Here’s a look at what’s on tap for this year’s festival:

Stillwateriade: An Evening Celebrating 10 Years of the Stillwater Music Festival

Join us for a champagne toast to celebrate 10 years of the Stillwater Music Festival. Brooklyn Rider plays favorites from their repertoire in an hour-long salon-style program.

  • When: Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Washington County Historic Courthouse
  • Info: General admission $25, students $10 (Seating will be limited to 100 people) For more information, call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006
  • Tickets: TICKETS HERE

Stillwater Music Festival Free Family Concert

Stillwater Music Festival Farewell Concert with Anne Sofie von Otter

Brooklyn Rider is joined by Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. This collaborative program will represent a mix of new commissions and arrangements, including recent works by Colin Jacobsen, Caroline Shaw, John Adams, Nico Muhly, as well as arrangements of songs by Bjork, Sting, Elvis Costello, Rufus Wainwright, Kate Bush and more.

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