Hear 60 of the world's most acclaimed musicians performing in more than 20 concerts during the 19th annual Staunton Music Festival. SMF offers daily free concerts at noon and ticketed concerts each evening, all in historic venues throughout downtown Staunton, VA, "one of America's great small towns" (Smithsonian Magazine, Travel&Leisure). Programs are eclectic and feature chamber music from the Middle Ages to world premieres, performed by vocalists and instrumentalists from across Europe and the U.S. From the opening Royal Handel Extravaganza to the grand period-instrument performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor, the SMF presents more than 20 classical concerts that are not to be missed. Chamber music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Stravinsky, Mahler, Ives, Palestrina, and dozens of others composers, including recent music by Zach Wadsworth, Eric Guinivan, and German composer Stefan Heucke, who will be in residence. Free pre-concert talks and special offers with numerous downtown restaurants and hotels make for an amazing festival experience.