We are a premier performing arts organization that welcomes people of every age, culture, and background to intimate, immersive musical experiences. We present world-renowned and up-and-coming artistic talents at stunning, storied venues across Newport—an internationally sought-after cultural and recreational destination. Our iconic summer Music Festival, year-round Chamber Series, and family-friendly, free Community Concerts represent a broad range of composers, formats, artists, and sounds from the classical genre—ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We are proud to be an essential pillar of New England’s cultural landscape—and to invest in the future of classical music as a diverse, relevant, and ever-evolving art form. MISSION: To celebrate classical music as a living art form through inspiring concerts in intimate and historic locations. VISION: Newport Classical embraces “Timeless Music for Today” through exceptional concert presentations, and prioritizes meaningful education and engagement opportunities that inspire, instill civic pride in the community, and embrace diversity of expression and artistic interpretation. Originally founded in 1969 as Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc. and previously known as Newport Music Festival (NMF), Newport Classical has a rich and adventurous musical legacy, presenting American debuts of international artists and rarely heard works.
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