The Conductors Retreat at Medomak celebrates its 20th anniversary with a free public concert, led by 35 conductors from around the world, Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m. in the barn of the Medomak Family Camp, 178 Liberty Road. No tickets are required.

The Conductors Retreat at Medomak Symphony Orchestra will play music of Debussy, Shostakovich and Mahler, as well as Beethoven’s spectacular Ninth Symphony, featuring chorus and four internationally active vocal soloists. Founded in 1997 by conductor Kenneth Kiesler, the Conductors Retreat at Medomak cultivates each individual’s development as a complete musician.

This year’s free concert will be immediately followed by a gala reception in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Conductors Retreat; reception admission is $25 at the door. Concert seating is limited. Ample parking is available on-site. For more information or to donate to the Conductors Retreat 20th Anniversary Campaign, visit

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