The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival is founded on the idea that bringing musicians, audiences, and students together makes not only for great music, but also for a rich and rewarding dialog for all. It is the Festival’s aim to inspire and nurture a lifelong appreciation for classical music throughout the community. We have world-class musicians and incredible music, but what surrounds the music and the artists is community. We continue to be astounded by the enthusiasm and deep engagement of our audience. Our priorities are excellence in performance; the creation and performance of new chamber works; and education for all ages.
Every summer Festival includes master classes and distinguished guest speakers such as this season’s Michael Parloff , Sam Zygmuntowicz, and Ignat Solzhenitsyn. There are numerous opportunities to talk with Festival artists about their lives and their work at pre-concert talks, Meet-the-Musicians post-concert talks and receptions.
During the academic year, our continuing collaboration with the Flynn Center presents two discussion-and-performance programs each year, and has featured Fred Child, the Johannes String Quartet, the Ying String Quartet, and our Young Ensemble-in-Residence.