The New Harmony Music Festival and School brings together world class musicians from diverse disciplines to share their gifts with our community through performances in concert halls and intimate venues. Your support is essential to the continuation of our festival this year, and in the years to come. We appreciate your generous support!
Our winter concert, Green Grass to Bluegrass was a terrific success, featuring Irish Fiddler Tony DeMarco and guitarist Caesar Pacifici, along with clog dancer and upright bass player, Abby Ladin and festival director, Christopher Layer. This year’s winter concert also featured performances by festival alumni and sisters, Julia and Lily Koestraba, and our returning narrator, Greg Koestraba. This concert was broadcast live on WNIN and WBAA, along with digital streaming around the world.
Held Each Summer in
Historic New Harmony, Indiana
The New Harmony Music School provides students with an opportunity to study and explore new directions in music with unique and acclaimed instructors in a small class setting where individual attention, camaraderie and stylistic diversity contribute to a completely unique learning environment along with opportunities to perform with instructors and other students in unique venues throughout the picturesque community of New Harmony, Indiana.
Each year the New Harmony Festival and School attracts some of the worlds top talent in traditional and classical music to perform in concert halls and intimate venues throughout the town of New Harmony for an experience that you will find nowhere else. The week includes popular pop-up concerts during the day, and evening showcase performances at various historic venues with limited seating capacity.
Share the memories of past seasons with us
Celtic roots and mountain rhythms featured the remarkable talents of the world-renown “dance instrumentalist” Nic Garriess, old time fiddler and singer, Brittany Haas, hammered dulcimer virtuoso, Simon Chrisman, and Sting side-man, Irish uillean piper and flutist, Christopher Layer.
Originally constructed as a dormitory in 1824, the Thrall’s Opera House has served as a multi-family home, a warehouse, a gas station and garage, and as a theatre.
Designed by Richard Meier, the Atheneum is considered a breakthrough design recognized by New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It serves as a symbol of the vision that characterizes New Harmony’s earliest beginnings.
The granary was constructed in 1818 and serves as an outstanding example of Harmonist architecture. From the exposed beam roof supports to the wrought iron hardware, impeccable details reveal fine craftsmanship.