A Tradition of Excellence


The 2015 season of The Newport Music Festival has come to an end. A marathon of 66 chamber music concerts in 17 days featured a cast of 100 musicians from 17 countries. Special thanks to all those great artists, the Festival's board of directors, contributors large and small, corporate sponsors, staff and representatives from the 12 different venues, including the Newport Mansions. THANK YOU!

Dates for the 48th season will be July 8 – 24, 2016.


Please explore this site to peruse the rich selection of information, history, biographies and events of the Newport Music Festival.



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Festival Gala 2016
Join us for a Rhapsody at Rosecliff on Friday, July 15, 2016.
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2016 Season Highlights
This is going to be one of the most exciting seasons ever! Check out this page.
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2016 Season
Our 2016 season brochure is at the printers and will be mailed soon.. Click here to download a PDF of the current brochure.

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History of the Festival
The Festival first entered the Newport summer scene in 1953 and has been produced continuously since 1969.
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Festival Artists
Some of the most talented musicians from around the world come to Newport to perform. Read about these special individuals.
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Corporate Sponsors
Our corporate sponsors play a significant role in the Newport Music Festival. Find out how your company can become a sponsor.
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Click here to Buy Tickets Online
Purchase tickets to all 66 Festival concerts. Or phone the Box Office at (401) 849-0700.
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Backstage at the Festival
There is more to producing the festival than most people realize. Get a glimpse of the artists behind the scenes.
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Festival Venues
Our concerts take place in some of the most beautiful settings in New England. This section offers photos and information.

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