NEMFA Concert Festival
March 21 - 23, 2024
Boxboro Regency, Boxborough, MA / Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA
2024 NEMFA Concert Festival
March 21 - 23, 2024
Thomas Reynolds, Host
Dear NEMFA Membership:
A hope that I have had in the many years that I have been a member of the New England Music Festival Association is now coming true. The NEMFA will be presenting its 97th annual Concert Festival in a performance in historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. We kick off the "NEMFA 100 series" culminating in 2027 in Lebanon, New Hampshire by bringing the festival in 2024 to this historic hall that has been visited by many or the great musical ensembles of the world, not to mention the original Sousa Band that presented 27 concerts there! There are several "firsts" about this festival as we prepare NEMFA for its second century. It will be the first time that we have brought the NEMFA performance to this storied New England location! Also, it will be the first time that we sponsor a NEMFA Jazz Ensemble! And yet another milestone for us as an organization is to host the entire festival in a hotel so that the rehearsals, meals, and housing of the festival will all be under one roof - the Boxboro Regency in Boxborough, MA. I am looking forward to come out of retirement to host the NEMFA Concert Festival for the fifth, and last time (hopefully) so that we can make this wonderful performance site available for your students. Those of us involved are working hard to make sure that this festival runs smoothly for everyone, and a positive musical experience is had by all.
As we get closer to the festival, more details will be made available so that you may make arrangements to attend with your students with plenty of time to spare. The NEMFA Headquarters Hotel will also be close by and will be announced shortly. Please watch this website and the upcoming Bulletins for information about the Concert Festival as it becomes available. For actual addresses, the Concert Festival Rehearsals will be held at the Boxboro Regency, 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719 and the Concert Festival Performance will be held at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01601.
Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you in a few months!
2024 CONCERT FESTIVAL CONDUCTORS
2024 ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR: Dr. Jonathan Rush - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
2024 BAND CONDUCTOR: Dr. Matthew Westgate - University of Mass.-Amherst
2024 CHORUS CONDUCTOR: Dr. Anthony Trecek-King - Handel & Haydn Society
2024 JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONDUCTOR - Mr. John Mastroianni - University of Conn.
For Bios of the Conductors, Please click on the buttons at right.
Dr. Jonathan Rush Dr. Matthew Westgate Dr. Anthony Trecek-King Mr. John Mastroianni