Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Inc. is an annual, two-week, summer marimba festival that occurs in different locations. 2015 marked its 13th season.
With a focus on concert marimba performance, its two-fold mission is to bring together 45-50 marimbist/participants from around the world in a private seminar environment, and to celebrate its world-class faculty performing on marimba, vibraphone and other percussion in concerts open to the public.
The music typically spans classical to contemporary, jazz and folk music. By changing venues from year to year, ZMF is able to bring its concert series to various communities to encourage a greater appreciation for the marimba as a concert instrument.
Joint Venture Percussion Duo performing at ZMF 2014. Photo: Gael Chabot-Leclerc