Monday, January 25, 2016

Castleton calls off 2016 season

The Castleton Festival, organized in 2009 by the late conductor Lorin Maazel and his wife, Dietlinde Turban Maazel, at their estate in Rappahannock County, VA, has canceled its 2016 season to reorganize and raise funds.

Mrs. Maazel, who took over direction of the summer festival after her husband’s death in 2014, said the festival’s “huge” 2015 season depleted its resources. A hiatus this year will enable Castleton “to build a solid financial foundation . . . for continued growth in future years,” she tells The Washington Post’s Anne Midgette:

A statement issued on the festival website: