Concerts and Events

NOWsummer Festival and Retreat

Concerts and Events

June 22-24, Aix la Chaplle

The mission of NOWsummer Festival and Retreat is to empower all participants to channel a better version of themselves through music, meditation, dialogue, and community building. We are offering many ways to experience the inaugural NOWsummer: as an active participant, concert-goer, or something in-between. Whether you want to be more in tune with your body in our NOWmaste yoga classes, or enjoy delicious food after a masterful performance, there is a place for everyone to enjoy during this unique musical weekend in beautiful Poolesville, Maryland. 

If you are interested in participating in the festival, there is still time to apply! Check our our application page for more information. Deadline is May 15.


June 23 at 5pm | Aix la Chapelle

Featuring the NOWsummer faculty, enjoy the program inspired by nature on a warm summer's evening in a beautifully restored rustic barn at Aix la Chapelle. This concert is followed by a catered dinner with participants and musicians.

Tickets: $65

ADAMS In a Treeless Space, Only Snow
HOLST St. Paul Suite
COPLAND Appalachian Spring


June 24 at 4pm | Aix la Chapelle

Join us for a powerful performance of Beethoven's 7th Symphony, performed by NOW faculty musicians and NOWsummer participants seating side by side, conducted by NOW's Artistic Director, Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez. Bring the whole family for this joyous concert and enjoy a picnic style dinner at the lawn with musicians and Aix la Chapelle's many furry residents of chickens, goats, sheep, and mini donkeys!

Tickets: $35

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture, Op. 72
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Weekend & Day Passes

Full Access Pass $300

  • Friday Dinner & Orchestra Reading Party
  • Saturday Concert & Dinner Reception
  • Sunday Concert & Dinner Reception
  • Access to all Rehearsals, Talks, and NOWmaste Yoga Classes

Saturday Day Pass $145

  • Evening Faculty Concert & Dinner Reception
  • Lunch & ArtsMatter Dialogue
  • Access to all rehearsals
  • Participation in NOWmaste Yoga Session

Sunday Day Pass $95

  • Side-by-Side Concert & Dinner Reception
  • Lunch & ArtsMatter Dialogue
  • Access to all Rehearsals
  • Participation in NOWmaste Yoga Session

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