Original photo by Jerome Milks; used by permission.

August 19 - 27, 2017

While innovation is essential to keep an art form dynamic and alive, great traditions also continue to define classical music. Bach already established such a pinnacle of human achievement with harmony, counterpoint, and proportion by the early 1700s, and Beethoven with structure in the early 1800s. The way old masters used those musical elements clearly touches something deep within all of us, and we continue to learn from their lessons.

During our 9th summer festival, Lineage, we will explore the way today’s composers such as George Crumb, David Ludwig, Augusta Read Thomas, and Marc Neikrug integrate traditions with the unique ways in which they continue to develop our art form. We will hear from legendary performers such as pianist Leon Fleisher and violinist Jaime Laredo about how performance traditions from the 19th-century were passed to them and have evolved during their lifetimes.

Lineage is our chance to reflect upon our roots as well as appreciate the new life that is continually emerging and flourishing.

Thank you Jerome Milks for your original, fabulous tree photos that fill our website.

2017 Festival Artists

Misha Amory, viola
Benjamin Beilman, violin
Alan Bise, Recording Producer and Engineer
Christopher Costanza, cello
Gloria Chien, piano
Leon Fleisher, piano
Christopher Froh, percussion
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Ayano Kataoka, percussion
Soovin Kim, violin
Jennifer Koh, violin
Jaime Laredo, violin
Eduardo Leandro, percussion
David Ludwig, Resident Composer
Marc Neikrug, Guest Composer
Sharon Robinson, cello
Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion
Randall Scarlata, baritone
Russell Sherman, piano
Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Augusta Read Thomas, Guest Composer
Samuel Zygmuntowicz, Guest Speaker

Kafka Quartet - 2017 Resident Ensemble
Daniel Koo, Rebecca Anderson, Cong Wu, and Jiyoung Lee

Young Composers Seminar
Elise Arancio, Aiyana Braun. Alistair Coleman. Hannah Ishizaki. andAndrew Moses

Festival Passes and Tickets for individual events will be available through the Flynn Box Office on May 1, 2017

The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival opened its 2015 season with two performances that reveal it as an important festival on the national scene...Emblematic of how far this young festival has come in its short life, the Brahms Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 40, was given a substantial inspired performance, as fine as anyone is likely to hear anywhere, anytime.
— Jim Lowe, Times-Argus
Soovin Kim has opened the equivalent of a luxury hotel on Lake Champlain, the newest link in a chain of elite chamber music institutions ... All of this (the week’s programming) created the atmosphere of a true festival, not just a concert series, and constituted a great musical gift to the community.
— Classical Voice of New England
2010 Performance of Schubert Cello Quintet

2010 Performance of Schubert Cello Quintet

ONE Strings Students at IAA in Burlington VT

ONE Strings Students at IAA in Burlington VT

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