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The 3rd Annual Catskill High Peaks Festival, will offer a combination of concerts, literary lectures, films and master classes open to the public and led by distinguished faculty with talented young musicians from around the world. Artists and attendees heading to the Catskills for the 10-day cultural festival are chooing to stay in vacation rental homes booked through

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Travelers to the Catskills to attend the festival are choosing hotel-free accommodations.

The third annual Catskill High Peaks Festival August 16-25 will offer 10 days of music, and the arts at multiple venues throughout the historic New York mountaintop towns of Hunter, Tannersville, and Windham. Participants and visitors heading to the Catskills for the event are booking vacation rentals through

This year's festival theme is Classical Hollywood, tracing the cross-influences between the concert stage, the Silver Screen, cabaret, the jazz club and the composers who bridged these worlds.

Classic films and music will be featured as Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani has lined up world-class musicians for concerts on August 19 and August 25. Festival artists this year include pianists Michael Chertock and Dianna Andersen, violinist Stefan Milenkovich, cellist Erik Andersen, percussionist Arti Dixson, and bassist James Cammack. Each concert will open with a Prelude Performance Showcase, introducing international festival students participating in the music residency.

Amala Levine returns to lead two literary lectures, "From the Lake District to the Hudson Valley in Poetry and Painting" and "From Berlin to America in Literature, Music and Film," which will complement the summer's theme of art and dislocation. These lectures are scheduled on August 24th and 25th.

Concurrent with the performances, Yehuda Hanani and colleagues lead a residency for 24 cellists, violinists and pianists selected from around the world. Daily master classes are open and free to the public. Join them and gain insight into the interaction between master and young artist.

Travelers to the Catskills to attend the festival are choosing hotel-free accommodations, and many enjoy staying in a Catskills vacation rental home or cottage, whether they’re staying for one night, a weekend, or a week.

Choosing vacation lodgings in the Catskills close to the festival venue means friends and family can all stay together under one roof in a charming and private home, with all the home-away-from-home necessities such as a full kitchen and laundry room, multiple bedrooms and baths.

Booking a vacation rental home in the Catskills makes sense to many travelers, especially families with children. It helps to have the comforts of home available when traveling, to cook special meals and relax together in privacy.

Travelers on a budget will comparison shop for the best deal on a Catskills vacation home rental. Once they have stayed in a private vacation home, no one wants to go back to hotel stays again, Ernst says.

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