Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival
This 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 Festival included four major concerts, a noon vocal recital, free solo Bach performances, presentations about the development of wind composition, a Baroque evening, 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 2015 Young Trio-in-Residence.
There were many opportunities to meet the artists, including pre-concert talks, post-concert Meet the Musicians discussions, and post-concert receptions. Festival events took place in the Burlington, Vermont area: at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, the FlynnSpace, and St. Paul's Cathedral.