Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
Last year's Festival, Sounds of the Wind, featured an unusual all-star lineup of wind instrument players from around the world, including noted soloists as well as principal players from the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Seattle Symphony. Together we celebrated the great chamber works written for various combinations of winds, strings, and piano, and capped off our week with Mozart's magnificent wind serenade, the Gran Partita.
The 2016 Festival will include four major concerts, a noon recital, a free solo Bach performance, guest speakers, discussions with living composers, instrumental and chamber master classes, premieres of works by our Young Composer Seminar participants, three seminars on music, and a concert by our 2016 Young Ensemble-in-Residence. Joan Tower will be our distinguished guest composer.
Opportunities abound to meet the artists, including pre-concert talks, post-concert Meet the Musicians discussions, and post-concert receptions. Festival events will place in the Burlington, Vermont area: at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, the FlynnSpace, and St. Paul's Cathedral.