The 35th anniversary of the St. Barth’s Music Festival is Jan 14-24th 2018 featuring: a piano recital, small classical chamber, chamber orchestra, opera and jazz.
Since 1985, St. Barths has hosted a performing arts festival unlike any other in the world. Each year during January they offer more than a dozen nights of the finest live music and dance performances in an informal, island setting. Audiences are treated to intimate concerts by some of the world’s most prominent classical, opera, ballet, and jazz stars.
“These performers have the level of artistry that one would normally have to attend Carnegie Hall in New York or the Opera Garnier in Paris to experience. But we offer them to our audiences with the added advantage of island breezes and the fragrance of flowering hibiscus”
Many of the artists at this years music festival are returning performers and some of them are new stars. The artists perform in several of the islands quaint, local historic churches as well as community halls. The musicians are soloist and principals from symphony orchestras from all over the world and when the festival is in full swing you can hear their music resonate through Gustavia and Lorient. Tickets for the concerts can be bought at the door or at the Tourist Office in Gustavia. There is no reserved seating so get there early to make sure you get a spot!
If this is your first time in St. Barths, check out New York Magazine’s St. Barth Guide here.
By day, visitors enjoy the beaches and world-class duty-free shopping in the port of Gustavia. By night, they relax in quaint local churches and community halls for some of the best music and dance that the artists have to offer! Find the list of this years artists here – St. Barths Music Festival 2018 line up.
After the concerts, it’s not unusual to spot the performers and other visiting celebrities dining in one of the many fine restaurants St. Barths has to offer like Andy’s Hideaway in St Jean, Gloriette on Grand Cul de Sac beach, Do Brasil on Shell Beach or La Route du Bouccaniers in Gustavia harbor. Start making your plans now to visit St Barths for the upcoming music festival in January – WIMCO Villas St. Barths