Winter Village Bluegrass & Beyond is presenting three acoustic music listening and learning events in Ithaca, New York this coming Fall 2015 and Winter 2016.    Our flagship event, the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival, will be held on January 29-31 at La Tourelle and at two downtown Ithaca events on Saturday –  the Saturday Night Big Show at the Hangar Theatre, and a Saturday afternoon Pairings Performance with Wine &  Craft Beer Pairings at Coltivare.

Two weeks earlier, on January 15 – 17 the Falling Waters Music Camp is a string camp taught by national and Ithaca performer-teachers in a variety of musical styles and levels.  Falling Waters features a very popular Saturday evening faculty concert in the intimate La Tourelle concert space.

Our newest musical event is ithaca Violin ImprovExperience Weekend to be held at Ithaca College and Cornell University on October 23 – 25, 2015.  This event features the great jazz and classical violinist Sara Caswell and fine eclectic fiddler Duncan Wickel, along with Cornell violin professor Ariana Kim, Ithaca College violin professor Susan Waterbury, and IC grad and fine young fiddler Joe D’Esposito.  They will teach classical violinists the art and theory of improvisation and fiddlers to play with improved technique, tone, and timing and to dig deeper into improvisation.

Join us this fall and winter for one or more of these great musical events.


Winter Village Bluegrass Festival

1-29-16 to 1-31-16

Falling Waters Music Camp

1-15-16 to 1-17-16

Ithaca String Improvisation Class

10-23-15 to 10-25-15
2609, 2015

Meet Sara Caswell

Sara Caswell will be teaching in Ithaca on October 23 – 25 at the Violin ImprovExperience and performing with other teachers (Ariana Kim, Susan Waterbury, Duncan Wickel and Joe D’Esposito with camp organizer Rick […]

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908, 2015

ithaca Violin ImprovExperience weekend

Violin ImprovExperience is the latest Winter Village music educational weekend.  Join us on Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25, 2015 for the first Violin ImprovExperience.  The weekend is designed for violin and fiddler  […]

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1901, 2015

Winter Village’s Fabulous Fiddlers

This year’s roster of Winter Village fiddlers is our best yet.  Jason Carter, fidder for the Travelin’ McCoury’s and the Del McCoury Band for past twenty years, is the 2014 IBMA Fiddler of the […]

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