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Bethesda Summer Music Festival

Come out and help us support the Asian American Music Society as they support The Bethesda Summer Music Festival for Bethesda Cares ( home coming project for the homeless) and Umbrella Initiatives.  

The Asian American Music society (AAMS) was founded in 1989 as an organization dedicated to the continued appreciation of all music. 

The Bethesda Summer Music Festival enriches its participants, whether they are emerging professionals or high school students, preparing for college auditions. The festival offers for all participants coaching, improvisation classes, health and pedagogy seminars, and a variety of master classes. These offerings are not a requirement and are to be used within the best judgment of the participant and their teacher. The goal of the festival is to nurture the students into the next level of musicality. The program builds skills to be used in performances throughout the intensive two week program. We join in a positive environment promoting the camaraderie and networking of music students and professionals.

The events are as follows:

Art Songs Recital: Saturday, June 25th at 5 pm

Opera to Pop ConcertSaturday, June 25th at 7:30 pm

Carousel by Rogers & HammersteinFriday, July 1, 7:30 pm

Carousel, Saturday, July 2, 2:30 pm

Marriage of Figaro by Mozart, Saturday, July 2, 7:30 pm

Marriage of FigaroSunday, July 3, 7:30 pm


Revenue generated from the production will go support the non-profit organization Bethesda Cares Home Coming Project for homeless folks and Umbrella Initiatives Foundation that works to improve educational opportunities for children living in impoverished conditions through the Backpack Project. For more information visit,

Three for $20

A donation of $20.00 gets you in to see Carousel on Saturday July 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm, and gets you in to see Le Nozze di Figaro Saturday July 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

It also allows you attend one of the Master Classes featuring Patricia Miller on June 21, 2016.

Location: The Bethesda Presbyterian Church

Contact: Opera NOVA at (703)536-7557 or Email us at:

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