2021 Festival Calendar

Young Composers Sounding Board I

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

Resident Composer David Ludwig hosts this reading and discussion of pieces written by our 2022 Young Composers. These works will be workshopped and recorded by our performing artists during the festival week. This interactive session gives audience members a glimpse into the creative process of bringing a new composition to life.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! A Day Pass for Tuesday, August 23 is available here.

$25

Inside Pitch: The Soldier’s Tale, A Time of Crisis With David Serkin Ludwig

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

The time in Europe just following the First World War was a period of great rearrangement of society and a renegotiation of relationship with authority. As composing for orchestras became impractical due to the economic disasters of the war, Stravinsky wrote L’Histoire du soldat, a cross-disciplinary work that used a mixed chamber ensemble and narrator. His plans for a European tour were curtailed by the Spanish Flu of 1918, but the piece remains an ever popular one, and an example of a composer responding to the challenges of his time with a highly flexible and entertaining work. This Inside Pitch will explore the many facets of The Soldier’s Tale, from the history of its composition and first performance, to its folktale text and decidedly international musical forms.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! A Day Pass for Wednesday, August 24 is available here.

$25

Young Composers Sounding Board II: Recording Session

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

Written by our 2022 Young Composers and performed by our festival artists, this recording session will be guided by our Grammy-winning Audio Producer, Alan Bise, as we capture these new compositions for the first time. This interactive session gives audience members a glimpse into the creative process of bringing a new composition to life.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! A Day Pass for Wednesday, August 24 is available here.

$25

FREE CONCERT: Bach-in-Church

St. Paul's Cathedral 2 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT

Come early to the magnificent Cathedral downtown to secure your seat for this popular free event with beautiful works by composers by Bach, Vivaldi, and 20th century composer Florence Price.

Masterclass: Young Artists Quartet with Edward Arron

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

The members of the 2022 LCCMF Young Artists Quartet are some of the finest chamber musicians of their generation. They have studied at many of the great music schools, including UCLA, USC, Yale, Juilliard, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the New England Conservatory. In this masterclass, they continue working on Brahms’ first quartet with Edward Arron, cellist of the Ehnes Quartet.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! A Day Pass for Thursday, August 25 is available here.

$25

Inside Pitch: The Soldier’s Tale, part II, The Master Renegade With David Serkin Ludwig

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

Just as Stravinsky wrote L’Histoire du soldat in response to the rebuilding world of a shattered Europe, composers through the ages have created music in reaction to challenging times. In this session we will explore music written under the pressures of “force majeure“, from Dufay’s compositions written during the Black Plague, to Messiaen’s composing as a prisoner-of-war, to composers today responding to the difficulties COVID. In each instance, music has acted to express the spirit of the times, shaped by a concern for the present and profound hope for the future.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! A Day Pass for Thursday, August 25 is available here.

$25

MAINSTAGE CONCERT II: The Soldier’s Tale

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

The brilliance of The Soldier’s Tale shows why Stravinsky is such a seminal figure in music composition. A ragtag band of instruments serves as the musical backdrop for the colorful folktale about a soldier, his fiddle, and the devil. The irrepressible artist and director, Doug Fitch, gives a virtuoso performance as the narrator and actor of all of the various characters of this theatrical work. Join us at 6:45pm for a pre-concert conversation with Resident Composer, David Serkin Ludwig and Soovin Kim.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! Individual tickets to this and other mainstage concerts available here.

$25 – $40

FREE EVENT Recital: Young Artists Quartet Showcase

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

After a week of intensive rehearsals, coachings, and masterclasses, the Young Artists Ensemble gives a complete performance of Brahms’ stormy first string quartet. The performance will be followed by a conversation with all of the members of the ensemble about their LCCMF experience.

Free

FREE EVENT Family Concert: Virtuoso Showcase, hosted by Emi Ferguson

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

While our LCCMF performers are among the greatest chamber musicians in the world, they can also dazzle as soloists with their soulful lyricism and breathtaking virtuosity. Come to this fun hour long performance where adults and children alike can learn about the possibilities of each of these instruments in the hands of these virtuosos.

Free

MAINSTAGE CONCERT III: Little Symphonies

Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, VT

While small chamber music groups are often the ideal vehicle for composers to express their most intimate musical ideas, sometimes chamber ensembles behave more like a flexible version of a full symphony orchestra. The colorful orchestrations and brilliant solo parts of the works on this closing program of the festival will dazzle the senses. Join us at 2:15pm for a pre-concert conversation with Resident Composer, David Serkin Ludwig and Soovin Kim.

This event is included with purchase of a Grand Festival Pass! Individual tickets to this and other mainstage concerts available here.

$25 – $40
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