Aug
19
Aug 27

2017 Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Join us for 9 days and 20 different events, including lectures, concerts, masterclasses, meetings with artists and composers, a gallery of works by Vermont artists, and free noon recitals. Details available in January!


Feb
26
2:00 pm14:00

The Beethoven Project Concludes: String Quartet No. 127

Borromeo String Quartet

Hosted by Soovin Kim

In the final installment of The Beethoven Project, violinist Soovin Kim returns to FlynnSpace, providing background and context for Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 127, interacting with members of the Borromeo Quartet in the first half of this performance. Following a brief intermission, the quartet plays straight through, allowing the audience to apply their newly-acquired insight. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the Borromeo Quartet has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best there is.”

FlynnSpace
Burlington, VT

Tickets $40

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Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

The Beethoven Project Concludes: String Quartet Op. 127

Borromeo String Quartet

Hosted by Soovin Kim

In the final installment of The Beethoven Project, violinist Soovin Kim returns to FlynnSpace, providing background and context for Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 127, interacting with members of the Borromeo Quartet in the first half of this performance. Following a brief intermission, the quartet plays straight through, allowing the audience to apply their newly-acquired insight. Admired and sought after for both its fresh interpretations of the classical music canon and its championing of works by 20th and 21st century composers, the Borromeo Quartet has been hailed for its “edge-of-the-seat performances” by the Boston Globe, which called it “simply the best there is.”

FlynnSpace
Burlington, VT

Tickets $40

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Nov
13
2:00 pm14:00

The Beethoven Project: String Quartet Opus 130

Parker String Quartet

Hosted by Arnold Steinhardt

In the latest installment of The Beethoven Project, host Arnold Steinhardt contextualizes Beethoven’s piece in the first half of this performance and the Quartet plays straight through following an intermission. The GRAMMY Award-winning Parker Quartet is renowned for their luminous and exceptional musicianship, featuring Daniel Chong and Ying Xue (violins), Jessica Bodner (viola), and Kee-Hyun Kim (cello). 

FlynnSpace
Burlington, VT

Tickets $40

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Nov
12
8:00 pm20:00

The Beethoven Project: String Quartet Opus 130

Parker String Quartet

Hosted by Arnold Steinhardt

In the latest installment of The Beethoven Project, host Arnold Steinhardt contextualizes Beethoven’s piece in the first half of this performance and the Quartet plays straight through following an intermission. The GRAMMY Award-winning Parker Quartet is renowned for their luminous and exceptional musicianship, featuring Daniel Chong and Ying Xue (violins), Jessica Bodner (viola), and Kee-Hyun Kim (cello). 

FlynnSpace
Burlington, VT

Tickets $40

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Aug
28
3:00 pm15:00

Festival Closing Concert

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

3:00pm at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT
Concert in honor of Ann B. Emery

Shostakovich’s powerful Quartet No. 15 is considered his own personal requiem, a haunting contrast to his youthful first piano trio written more than 50 years earlier. The festival concludes with Mozart just as it began, this time the great C-major quintet written at the height of his powers. 

Shostakovich, Piano trio in c
Shostakovich, String quartet no. 15
Mozart, Viola Quintet in C

Jennifer Frautschi, Soovin Kim and Jessica Lee, violins
Paul Neubauer and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, violas
Edward Arron and Fred Sherry, cello
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

2:15pm Pre-concert talk with David Ludwig and Soovin Kim

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

Aug
27
11:30 am11:30

Second Festival Saturday Events

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT

11:30am    Young Trio-in-Residence Concert

Mozart, Divertimento in E-flat

Robyn Bollinger, violin, Wenhong Luo, viola, and Andrea Casarrubios, cello

1:30pm      Big Ideas Writ Small: The Miniatures of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Ignat Solzhenitsyn reads and discusses his father's early and late miniatures (prose poems).

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

Aug
26
7:30 pm19:30

Festival Friday Events

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

7:30pm at the Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT

Märchenerzählungen was written in a late burst of inspiration after Schumann’s first meeting with a 20-year old Brahms. Schumann’s final chamber work is heard alongside his earliest published piano piece and one of Brahms’s final works, his clarinet quintet. Distinguished Guest Composer Joan Tower’s recent work White Granite demonstrates why she is among the most revered composers alive today.

Schumann, Abegg Variations for solo piano
Joan Tower, White Granite for piano quartet
Schumann, Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales)
Brahms, Clarinet Quintet

Ricardo Morales, Clarinet
Bella Hristova, and Jessica Lee, violins
Jennifer Frautschi, Paul Neubauer and Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, violas
Edward Arron, cello
Gloria Chien and Jeewon Park, pianos

6:45pm Pre-concert talk with David Ludwig and Soovin Kim

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

Aug
25
10:00 am10:00

Festival Thursday Events

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

10:00am   Young Trio-in-Residence Masterclass with Fred Sherry

                  Mozart, Divertimento in E-flat
                  Robyn Bollinger, violin, Wenhong Luo, viola, and Andrea Casarrubios, cello

Noon         Noon OnStage From Opus 4 to Opus 119
                  In this lunchtime recital, Ignat Solzhenitsyn plays and discusses the very first
                  and last piano works of Johannes Brahms.

Brahms, Scherzo in e-flat, op. 4
Brahms, Four Pieces for Piano, op. 119

2:00pm Sounding Board Part 2
                  Hosted by David Ludwig.
                  A working recording session of pieces written by the 2016 Festival Young Composers. 

John Boggs, Tight Squeeze for clarinet, cello, and piano
Hyerim Yoo, Sonnet for string quartet
Emily Cooley, Settle for piano quartet

 

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

Aug
24
10:30 am10:30

Festival Wednesday Events

ONE TICKET gives you admission to both events. Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

10:30am    Inside Pitch The Creative Journey: Rondo
                  Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT

As a rondo returns to its theme, creative artists often return to the same ideas they explore throughout their lives. Composer-in-Residence David Ludwig will moderate a conversation with distinguished American composers Pierre Jalbert and Joan Tower about their development as artists–and what common themes and ideas run through the body of their work. In addition, Jalbert and Tower will share insights into the music performed at the Wednesday FlynnSpace concert.

FESTIVAL WEDNESDAY CONCERT

7:30 pm, FlynnSpace, Main Street, Burlington, VT

THE CREATIVE JOURNEY: VARIATIONS

The Festival offers a concert of works by accomplished young composers Emily Cooley (LCCMF alumni) and Nina Young alongside music by renowned guest composers Pierre Jalbert and Joan Tower. Each piece will be presented by its author, and the concert culminates with all of the composers in a final panel discussion about writing music as an artist today. Hosted by Soovin Kim and David Ludwig.

Emily Cooley, Settle for piano quartet (World Premiere)
Nina Young, String Quartet
Pierre Jalbert, Piano Trio No. 2
Joan Tower, Wings for solo clarinet
Joan Tower, Simply Purple for solo viola
Joan Tower, Purple Rush for solo viola

Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Robyn Bollinger, Bella Hristova, and Alexi Kenney, violins
Hsin-Yun Huang, Teng Li, Wenhone Luo, and Paul Neubauer, violas
Edward Arron, Andrea Casarrubios, and Fred Sherry, cellos
Gloria Chien and Jeewon Park, pianos

 

ONE TICKET gives you admission to both events, Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales. 

Aug
23
12:15 pm12:15

Festival Tuesday Events

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales.

12:15pm    Bach in Church at St. Paul's Cathedral, Cherry Street, Burlington, VT
                 *** This is a FREE event. No ticket is required. ***
                         Bach Partitas No. 2 and 3
                                   Soovin Kim, violin

3:00pm     Inside Pitch The Creative Journey: Recording Solo Bach
                  Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT

Soovin Kim and Recording Producer and Engineer Alan Bise give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the intricacies of recording their recent solo Bach album.

4:30pm     Sounding Board Part 1
                  Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT

Reading and discussion of pieces written for the 2016 Festival by our Young Composers Hyerim Yoo and John Boggs. This interactive session will give audience members a window on the process of bringing a new chamber works to life. Hosted by David Ludwig, with readings by Festival Artists.

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, by phone 802-86-FLYNN, or click here for online sales.

Feb
28
2:00 pm14:00

The Beethoven Project, Part II

Soovin Kim joins the acclaimed Ying Quartet to explore Beethoven’s string quartet Op. 131, a dense and remarkable piece, in the concluding installment of “The Beethoven Project.” Kim with the Grammy-winning Ying, quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, will illuminate and contextualize the piece in the first half. Then the Yings will play the piece straight through in the second half. It’s a work that blooms even more with context. Don’t miss this opportunity to see an elite quartet play one of classical music’s greatest works in the intimate confines of FlynnSpace.

Co-presented by LCCMF and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

FlynnSpace, 123 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Tickets will be available through the Flynn Box Office.

Feb
27
8:00 pm20:00

The Beethoven Project, Part II

Soovin Kim joins the acclaimed Ying Quartet to explore Beethoven’s string quartet Op. 131, a dense and remarkable piece, in the concluding installment of “The Beethoven Project.” Kim with the Grammy-winning Ying, quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, will illuminate and contextualize the piece in the first half. Then the Yings will play the piece straight through in the second half. It’s a work that blooms even more with context. Don’t miss this opportunity to see an elite quartet play one of classical music’s greatest works in the intimate confines of FlynnSpace.

 

Co-presented by LCCMF and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

FlynnSpace, 123 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Tickets will be available through the Flynn Box Office.

Jan
23
7:30 pm19:30

Burlington Chamber Orchestra in concert with Soovin Kim

Join us as the collaboration between LCCMF Artistic Director Soovin Kim and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra continues for the 6th year! Mixed chamber ensembles and a Mozart symphony are in the offing. Check back soon for details.

NOTE: New Venue for this event: UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, VT

Sep
27
3:00 pm15:00

The Beethoven Project, Part I

Soovin Kim and the 2015 Lake Champlain Festival Trio, with Robyn Bollinger, Wenhong Luo, and SuJin Lee

Soovin Kim and friends go deeply into Beethoven’s immortal late quartets in the first of this two-part series. For this first installment, Kim and the Trio—drawn from the festival’s dynamic young talent—investigate Op. 132. They discuss the piece and illustrate with examples during the first half, and perform the piece in its entirety in the second half.

Co-presented by LCCMF and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

FlynnSpace, 123 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Tickets will be available through the Flynn Box Office.

Sep
26
8:00 pm20:00

The Beethoven Project, Part I

Soovin Kim and the 2015 Lake Champlain Festival Trio, with Robyn Bollinger, Wenhong Luo, and SuJin Lee

Soovin Kim and friends go deeply into Beethoven’s immortal late quartets in the first of this two-part series. For this first installment, Kim and the Trio—drawn from the festival’s dynamic young talent—investigate Op. 132. They discuss the piece and illustrate with examples during the first half, and perform the piece in its entirety in the second half.

Co-presented by LCCMF and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

FlynnSpace, 123 Main Street, Burlington, VT

Tickets will be available through the Flynn Box Office.

Aug
30
3:00 pm15:00

Festival Closing Concert

The final concert of the 2015 LCCMF focuses on two substantial yet delightful Mozart pieces that deonstrate why he is still considered the master of wind textures. The 20th- century Hungarian Master György Ligeti provides chromatic relief with beauty, humor, and cacophony.

Mozart, Clarinet Trio in E-flat (Kegelstatt)
Ligeti, Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
Mozart, Wind Serenade in B-flat (Gran Partita)

Emi Ferguson, flute, Mary Lynch and Frank Rosenwein, oboes, Jose Franch-Ballester and Carol McGonnell, clarinets, Paul Demers and Romie de Guise-Langlois, basset horns, Daniel Matsukawa and William Short, bassoons, Katherine Jordan, Richard King, Jennifer Montone, and Eric Ruske, horns, Wenting Kang, viola, Joseph Conyers, double bass, and Kit Armstrong, piano

Pre-Concert talk at 2:15pm.
Meet-the-Artist discussion and reception immediately after the concert.

Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, and online www.flynntix.org
Pricing: $30 adults / $15 under 18

Aug
29
11:00 am11:00

Second Festival Saturday

11:00am Young Trio-in-Residence Concert, performing Beethoven, String trio in c, op. 9, no. 3

1:30pm Kit Armstrong On Stage, with Emi Ferguson, flute, Soovin Kim, violin, and Deborah Pae, cello.

3:00pm Sounding Board. Join us as Festival Artists read and record world premiere compositions by the 2015 Young Composers.

All events at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

Aug
28
7:30 pm19:30

Festival Friday Concert

In these two joyous works of his early period Beethoven creates a dazzling array of sound by combining chamber music, solo concerto, and orchestral textures. Our talented 2014 Young Composer alum, Loren Loiacono, responds with her own colorful instrumentation in her world premiere composition.

Beethoven, Piano and Wind Quintet
L. Loiacano, World Premiere
Beethoven, Septet

Mary Lynch and Frank Rosenwein, oboes, Jose Franch-Ballester and Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinets, Daniel Matsukawa and William Short, bassoons, Richard King and Jennifer Montone, horns, Soovin Kim, violin, Wenting Kang, viola, Peter Stumpf, cello, Joseph Conyers, double bass, and Gilles Vonsattel, piano

 Pre-Concert talk at 6:45pm.

Meet-the-Artist discussion and reception immediately after the concert.

Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, and online www.flynntix.org
Pricing: $30 adults / $15 under 18

Aug
27
3:00 pm15:00

Festival Thursday

3:00pm

Special Event: The Music of Steven Mackey

A discussion with our Distinguished Visiting Composer Steven Mackey, one of the most important composers of his generation. This Inside Pitch will include a performance by Robyn Bollinger of Mackey's solo violin work, Interior Design. Hosted by Soovin Kim.

4:30pm

Young Trio-in-Residence Master Class
Join our young trio as they work with Festival artist Soovin Kim on the Beethoven, String trio in c, op. 9, no. 3

All events at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.

Pricing: $20 adults / $10 under 18
Tickets include admission to all events on Tuesday, August 25
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

Aug
26
7:30 pm19:30

Festival Wednesday Concert

An Evening of Baroque Music
This quartet of musicians came together at the Marlboro Festival in 2014 to explore the brilliant repertoire of the Baroque period. The intimacy and clarity of FlynnSpace is the perfect venue in which to enjoy this explosion of musical inspiration and invention from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Program will include
Telemann, “Paris” Quartet in D
Rameau, Pièces de clavecin en concerts

Emi Ferguson, flute, Soovin Kim, violin, Peter Stumpf, cello, and Kit Armstrong, harpsichord

FlynnSpace, Burlington, VT.
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, and online www.flynntix.org
Pricing: $30 adults / $15 under 18

Aug
25
3:00 pm15:00

Festival Tuesday

3:00pm

David Ludwigs Inside Pitch: The Winds of Mozart
Interact with composer and Curtis Institute educator David Ludwig as he explores the music of this year's Festival.

4:30pm

Young Trio-in-Residence Master Class
Join our young trio as they work with Festival artist Peter Stumpf on the Beethoven, String trio in c, op. 9, no. 3

All events at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.

Pricing: $20 adults / $10 under 18
Tickets include admission to all events on Tuesday, August 25
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

Aug
24
10:30 am10:30

Festival Monday

10:30am

David Ludwigs Inside Pitch: The Winds of Beethoven
Interact with composer and Curtis Institute educator David Ludwig as he explores the music of this year's Festival.

12:00pm
Noon OnStage. Schumann, Dichterliebe

Randall Scarlata and Gloria Chien’s performance of Schubert’s song cycle Die Winterreise was the emotional highlight of the 2014 LCCMF. Their encore performance this year, Schumann’s Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love), will again be preceded by a discussion of the poetry and music by noted dramaturg Cori Ellison. 

Randall Scarlata, baritone
Gloria Chien, piano
Commentary by Cori Ellison

All events at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.

Pricing: $20 adults / $10 under 18
Tickets include admission to all events on Monday, August 24
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

Aug
23
3:00 pm15:00

Festival Opening Concert

The 2015 Festival performances begin with works by two of the great German masters and a third piece inspired by Bach’s Goldberg Variations. LCCMF Composer-in-Residence David Ludwig’s composition Aria Fantasy is a colorful, sonic description of dream images. This concert will be broadcast live by our Festival Media Sponsor, Vermont Public Radio.

Beethoven, Piano Trio in B-flat, op. 11
D. Ludwig, Aria Fantasy
Brahms, Horn Trio

Radovan Vlatkovic, horn, Robyn Bollinger and Soovin Kim, violins, Wen Hong Luo, viola, Deborah Pae, cello, and Gloria Chien and Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Pre-Concert talk at 2:15pm.
Meet-the-Artist discussion and reception immediately after the concert.

Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.
Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, and online www.flynntix.org
Pricing: $30 adults / $15 under 18

Aug
22
11:00 am11:00

First Festival Saturday

11:00am Violin, Cello and Horn Master Classes

1:30pm A Breath of Music, with Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, the Juilliard School, and Radovan Vlatkovic, horn.

3:00pm Opening Festival Reception

All events at the Elley-Long Music Center, 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT.

Tickets available through the Flynn Box Office, 802-86-FLYNN, www.flynntix.org

May
16
8:00 pm20:00

TURNMusic

A unique series of contemporary chamber music performances. Directed by Anne Decker. LCCMF is proud to be TURNMusic's fiscal sponsor.

ArtsRiot, Pine Street, Burlington

Tickets free for students

May
15
8:00 pm20:00

TURNMusic

A unique series of contemporary chamber music performances. Directed by Anne Decker. LCCMF is proud to be TURNMusic's fiscal sponsor.

Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center.

Tickets free for students

Feb
21
7:30 pm19:30

TURNMusic

A unique series of contemporary chamber music performances. Directed by Anne Decker. LCCMF is proud to be TURNMusic's fiscal sponsor.

Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center.

Tickets $12; free for students