Castleton SOUND GARDEN Grand Opening

  • Sat, May 6, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • The Meadows at Castleton

    671 Castleton View Road
    Castleton, Virginia 22716
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Grand Opening!

Free Event

Please check for further details as they become available.



Our priority is to ensure that every audience member has the best and safest experience possible and to protect the health of our performers and staff.

Currently, we ask to see proof of vaccination or proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. Masking at performances is only required of patrons who don’t have proof of  vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. Masks are always available at the door.

Please note that we are seating at 100% capacity for all performances.

If you or someone in your group doesn’t feel well, has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, you should not attend the performance.

If you are unable to attend a performance at this time, please contact us at or call the office (540) 937-3454 (Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, on Show Days from 3 hours before Showtime) to discuss your options. 

This policy is subject to review.

Date & Time

Sat, May 6, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue Details

The Meadows at Castleton

671 Castleton View Road
Castleton, Virginia 22716 The Meadows at Castleton
Castleton Festival

Founded in 2009 by Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel, the Castleton Festival introduced classical music, theatre, and opera to the rolling hills of Rappahannock County.

Castleton has been a life-changing experience for over 3,000 participants. Set in one of the most beautiful areas of Virginia, Castleton’s performances take place at the Theatre House: a former chicken coop for 15,000 hens converted to a “mini-Globe” European-style theatre with one of the finest acoustics in the world.  

There are four primary themes to Castleton’s present activities:

  • Castleton in Residency (CiR): one- to four-week Residencies for Artists of the highest caliber furthering their collaborative work and artistic growth. Artists are invited based on outstanding talent. In line with Maestro Maazel’s ethos, they are proactively encouraged to take risks and to challenge their artistic boundaries. The opportunity to fully immerse in the Maestro’s Legacy, his home, his music library, and his composing studio, together with performing in the Theatre House and experiencing the bucolic surroundings, imbues the artists with inspiration. Residencies to date have exceeded all expectations culminating in numerous recordings, some available via streaming on Castleton’s website.
  • Castleton in Mentorship (CiM): Artists in Residence are encouraged to make time available to teach Master Classes to high potential students from the local community. The Artists are also invited to bring their own students to participate in the unique experience. 
  • Castleton in Conversation (CiC): In collaboration with Daniel Lelchuk’s Talking Beats podcast, Castleton offers a new series which engages an extraordinary diversity of guests such as writers, musicians, scientists, entertainers, and thinkers in captivating and spirited dialogue. The common link between all is a passion for music.
  • Castleton in Performance (CiP), a year-round series, offers a multicultural experience. This thematically diverse series of recitals, chamber music, jazz, world music, theatre, chamber opera, and dance, brings internationally acclaimed artists into our own backyard. Eminent performers have included Mstislav Rostropovich, José Carreras, Itzhak Perlman, Emanuel Ax, Sir James Galway, Wynton Marsalis, Pepe Romero, Alec Baldwin, and Claire Bloom. 

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