Wednesday, July 12, 2023
!2:15 PM CDT: Pop-up Concert at The Contemporary Gallery, 506 Main St. New Harmony, IN
An intimate, 30-45 minute concert, featuring returning festival artist/harpist, Martha Waldvogel and friends in this unique art gallery setting.
7:00PM CDT: Open Style Jam & Song Sharing (for festival artists, singers and local acoustic musicians) at Sara’s Harmonie Way, 500 Church St. New Harmony, IN. Each year the festival enjoys welcoming local musicians of all styles to “join-in” at this annual round-robin evening of musical sharing. The jam is hosted by members of this year’s festival artist line-up. All musicians are kindly asked to respect our “taking turns” policy throughout the course of the evening. We also ask that musicians and casual listeners alike please take note, quiet-down, and give-ear, if a solo singer is performing a song.
Thursday, July 13, 2023
12:15PM CDT: Pop-up Concert at New Harmony Soap, 512 Main St. New Harmony, IN
Featured: American folk-singer and guitarist, Jefferson Hamer and friends. Jefferson Hamer has made a name for himself in the folk tradition by virtue of his ethereal, high tenor voice and deft skills on his guitar. Jefferson’s American and Celtic song repertoire is sure to please even the most discriminating ear. An excellent “preview” of tonight’s traditional concert.
7:30PM CDT: Traditional Musics-Living Traditions (Location TBA)
Trad music and songs from Appalachia to Ireland to Scotland, Spain and elsewhere. Returning artist Martha Waldvogel joins Jefferson Hamer, Christopher Layer and others in a celebration of traditional music the whole world ’round!
Friday, July 14, 2023
12:15PM CDT: Pop-up Concert at the Workingmen’s Institute Library, 407 Tavern St. New Harmony, IN.
***Festival Solo Roundtable: Our festival artists take a “music circle” approach; each artist sharing solo pieces or songs, and perhaps some stories to go with the pieces they choose!
7:30PM CDT: American Songlines at The Murphy Auditorium, 419 Tavern St. New Harmony, IN.
Festival pianist, guitarist and singer Ben Waldvogel, literally “takes center stage” at the Murphy as audience members will be seated ONSTAGE for an up-close and personal musical experience along with Ben and his fellow festival artists. This fine young musician is sure to please those with rock and roll souls or New Orleans roots. Toes will be tapping!
Saturday, July 15, 2023
12:15PM CDT: Pop-up Concert (Location TBA)
Festival artists “mix and match” classical and traditional musics in this musical “throw-down” as we warm-up for Saturday Night’s mixed-style concert event!
7:30PM CDT: Festival Free-for-all (Location TBA)
Each year, the festival has enjoyed creating an evening concert that reflects all of the unique and talented musicians that come to us for our week of music. Tonight’s program is no exception. Something for most everyone, offered in the spirit of living our lives in the spirit of music!
Sunday, July 16, 2023
(Event time and location TBA)
The music festival, and its parent org, The New Harmony Artist’s Guild Inc., want to thank the Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation for their constant support and patronage of the Guild and its annual projects. We would like to extend a very special thank-you to Andrew Orient, of Historic Harmony (Pennsylvania), for the diligence and support he invested in order to bring the “In Harmony” project to life and to our town. Thanks Andrew! And we are most especially grateful to Claire Eagle and Christine Crews of Historic New Harmony (Indiana) and the good folks at USI, not only for their ongoing support of local cultural programming, but also for providing 3 of our concert venues this week, artist housing, and important technical and travel support during this 2022 festival week! Thanks everybody!
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.
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!
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.
Historic and Intimate Concert Venues
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.