Mon, 8/20

VPR Studio one

David Shifrin is the iconic clarinetist of the past 40 years as well as an esteemed concert presenter as artistic director of Chamber Music Northwest and the former artistic director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  His artistry is celebrated in this special recital with LCCMF Co-Artistic Director Gloria Chien inside Vermont Public Radio’s new Studio One.

Poulenc Sonata
Debussy Première rhapsodie
Bernstein Sonata
Verdi/Bassi   Concert Fantasia on themes from Verdi's Rigoletto

David Shifrin, clarinet, Gloria Chien, piano

Kafka Quartet Masterclass with Edward Arron
The talented young Kafka Quartet works on the first two movements of this great Beethoven quartet with Festival cellist Edward Arron.

Beethoven Quartet in E-flat Major,  Op. 74 “Harp”

Kafka String Quartet:
Danny Koo and Rebecca Anderson, violin
Steven Laraia, viola, Julia Yang, cello 

Tues, 8/21

St. Paul's Cathedral




BACH-IN-CHURCH (Free Concert)
This popular free concert is a varied program of solo organ and solo cello works as well as two beautiful Bach arias.

Bach Fugue in G “Jig”
Bach Bete Aber Auch Dabei
Bach Süsser Trost    
Bach  Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major

Hyunah Yu, soprano, Joshua Smith, flute
Edward Arron, cello, Mark Howe, organ

David Ludwig’s Inside Pitch Beginnings: The Modernists

The first decade of the 20th century saw dramatic new approaches in music as composers broke away from an era of common practice that stretched from Bach to Mahler. Understanding the “evolution and revolution” of these composers from the first decade helps us understand the influences on those from the end of the 20th century. In this Inside Pitch David Ludwig focuses on the music of the greatest masters of the modern era exploring the Impressionism of Debussy, incipient Abstraction of Stravinsky and Schoenberg, and indigenous Bodernism of Bartok.

Sounding Board

David Ludwig hosts this reading and discussion of pieces written for the 2018 Festival by our Young Composers Seminar participants. This interactive session gives audience members a glimpse of the process of bringing new chamber works to life.

Wed, 8/22

Elley-Long Music Center



David Ludwig’s Inside Pitch Endings: The Post-Modernists

The music written in the last decade of the 20th century was as impactful as music from the first decade.  It reflects the enormous breadth of styles and artistic perspectives from a generation of composers who lived in the post-War era. In this Inside Pitch we discover together the exciting works from this recent time period that are featured on Festival concerts – works by Ades, Ligeti, and Berio. These pieces convey both the disparate influences and the distinctive voices of their creators.

FLYNNSPACE CONCERT Pierrot, The Reflective Modernist, hosted by Fred Sherry

Cellist Fred Sherry’s passion for Arnold Schoenberg is unparalleled. He guides us with his infectious enthusiasm through the vivid and dramatic world of Pierrot Lunaire. Soprano Lucy Shelton’s theatrical interpretation is sure to be a highlight of the Festival week.

Berio Sequenza III for solo voice
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire

Lucy Shelton, soprano, Steven Copes, violin/viola
Fred Sherry, cello, Joshua Smith, flute/piccolo
David Shifrin, clarinet/bass clarinet, Jeewon Park, piano


The immensely talented cellist Jay Campbell has quickly become known for his “electrifying performances” (New York Times).  This recital showcases his interpretive fearlessness.  He is joined by Co-Artistic Director Soovin Kim for this concert at the picturesque All Souls Interfaith Gathering.

Bach Suite No. 1 in G Major
Dutilleux 3 Strophes sur le nom de SACHER
Lutoslawski Sacher Variation
Ravel Sonata for violin and cello

Jay Campbell, cello
Soovin Kim, violin

Kafka Quartet Masterclass with Fred Sherry

The Kafka Quartet explores the final two movements of the glorious “Harp” quartet with Festival cellist Fred Sherry.

Beethoven Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp”

Kafka String Quartet:
Danny Koo and Rebecca Anderson, violin
Steven Laraia, viola, Julia Yang, cello 

Thurs, 8/23

All Souls Interfaith Gathering