2020 Mini-Festival: LAGNIAPPE

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2020 Mini-Festival: LAGNIAPPE

Although we had to postpone our 2020 festival, we have planned a wonderful series of events to enjoy together -- our 2020 LCCMF Lagniappe! A lagniappe is a small bonus gift - in this case the gift of being able to enjoy music together on Zoom and Vermont Public Radio even though we are at home. Lagniappe will consist of a special appearance by acclaimed flautist Eugenia Zukerman on Sat., 8.22 at 2:00 PM; five one-hour-long radio shows on VPR of memorable LCCMF performances from our first eleven years, [...]

By |2020-08-21T13:22:40-04:00August 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Mini-Festival: LAGNIAPPE

2020 Festival Postponed until 2021

2020 Festival: EPIPHANIES GLORIA CHIEN AND SOOVIN KIM, ARTISTIC DIRECTORS DAVID SERKIN LUDWIG, RESIDENT COMPOSER We deeply regret that we must postpone the Epiphanies 2020 Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival that we had planned for August. Practical and ethical considerations make it clear that we will not be able to be together in Vermont this summer. Your health and safety, and that of our musicians, volunteers, staff, and community, are just too important to risk. The dates for our 2021 festival are Saturday, August 21- Sunday, August 29. The [...]

By |2020-07-24T13:33:42-04:00July 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2020 Festival Postponed until 2021

A Message to Our Community

The Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival stands in support of our friends and colleagues in communities of color. Like so many of you, we are heartbroken and outraged at the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers sworn to protect him. Repeated acts of police brutality, and the attempts to suppress peaceful protests across our country, are part of a deeply-embedded, centuries-long tradition of racial injustice, violence and oppression of people of color. Arts organizations have a deep responsibility in the present [...]

By |2020-06-17T15:43:29-04:00June 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Message to Our Community


A letter from Karen Mittelman, ED of the Vermont Arts Council, and Jody Fried, Chair of the Vermont Creative Network, March 2020 Across the nation, theaters and museums are going dark in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Arts organizations are closing to protect the health and welfare of their communities, often at the expense of their own financial security. In Vermont, the list of cancelled concerts, festivals, workshops, classes, and other public events grows by the hour. The long-term economic impact of those cancellations [...]

By |2020-03-29T14:54:13-04:00March 29th, 2020|SUMMER FESTIVAL NEWS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ART IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

2020 Festival Performers Announcement

We're thrilled to welcome back some of our LCCMF friends returning to perform in August, as well as many performers who will be new to our audience. Our first guest speaker is the remarkable Eugenia Zukerman who will be talking about her music and her Alzheimer's disease. She will read excerpts from her book, Like Falling Through a Cloud, and will be joined for this event by her daughter, soprano Arianna Zukerman. That same afternoon, we welcome psychiatrist and concert pianist Dr. Richard Kogan who [...]

By |2020-03-03T10:45:27-05:00February 23rd, 2020|SUMMER FESTIVAL NEWS|Comments Off on 2020 Festival Performers Announcement

Creative Expression through Music

LCCMF BRINGS MUSIC-MEMORY WORKSHOP TO SENIORS THIS WEEK Composers Nick DiBerardino and TJ Cole This year, Nick DiBerardio has been a Community Artist Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. One of Nick’s projects is Creative Expression through Music, a program for people with cognitive impairments, from mild decline to Alzheimer’s disease. Working with the Penn Memory Center and two Penn graduate students, Nick designed a series of workshops, creating a curriculum that targets anxiety, depression, and other mood concerns. Nick is [...]

By |2020-02-24T16:55:43-05:00April 10th, 2019|YOUNG COMPOSERS|Comments Off on Creative Expression through Music

A Musical Zoo in the Flynn Lobby!

LCCMF Collaborates with the Flynn Center in Their New Series for Families Family Event in the Flynn Lobby "Let's do more programming for children that involves classical music!" This idea has been floating around LCCMF planning discussions for a while. At the 2018 summer festival, we had two events for children: an interactive concert by our young resident ensemble, the Kafka Quartet, and an instrument petting zoo, on loan to us by the Vermont Symphony. Both were wonderfully successful and inspired us [...]

By |2020-02-24T16:51:20-05:00February 25th, 2019|Family Events|Comments Off on A Musical Zoo in the Flynn Lobby!

TURNmusic February 2019

TURNmusic Presents 21st Century Works February 14 and 15 Anne Decker, Artistic Director of TURNmusic (Photograph by Jeb Wallace Brodeur) This week, Anne Decker's TURNmusic is the ensemble-in-residence for Young Lions, a program curated by Matthew Evan Taylor, a composer at Middlebury College, featuring music by Dorothy Hindman, Valerie Coleman-Page, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Taylor himself. Two performances are scheduled: Thursday, 2/14/19, at 8pm at FlynnSpace, and Friday, 2/15/19, at 7:30pm at the Mahaney Arts Center at Middlebury College. New Century New Voices is [...]

By |2020-02-24T16:54:33-05:00February 12th, 2019|Collaborting Partners|Comments Off on TURNmusic February 2019

LCCMF News Marilyn Gillis

BURLINGTON ARTIST MARILYN GILLIS IS LCCMF'S 2019 COLLABORATING ARTIST Fault Lines 3, Marilyn Gillis 2012 Marilyn Gillis, a Burlington fabric and graphics artist, has very generously loaned us Fault Lines 3. This wonderful work will form the basis of our marketing "look" for the 2019 season. You'll see excerpts, clips, colors and the full work on our website, in our season brochure, our program book and posters. We are very grateful to Marilyn for this gift. The work was created in 2012. [...]

By |2020-02-24T16:52:21-05:00February 12th, 2019|SUMMER FESTIVAL NEWS|Comments Off on LCCMF News Marilyn Gillis

BCO Performs LCCMF Commissioned Work by Alistair Coleman

LCCMF COMMISSIONS ALISTAIR COLEMAN: MICRO-CONCERTO FOR SOOVIN KIM AND BCO Alistair Coleman and Soovin Kim with members of the BCO. As part of our 10th anniversary, we celebrated our Young Composers Seminar by commissioning 3 alums of the program to write concert pieces. Alistair Coleman, a student at Juilliard, wrote a micro-concerto for LCCMF Co-Artistic Director Soovin Kim and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, which received its world premiere at the BCO concert on Saturday February 2, at the UVM Recital Hall. The [...]

By |2020-02-24T16:57:46-05:00February 12th, 2019|YOUNG COMPOSERS|Comments Off on BCO Performs LCCMF Commissioned Work by Alistair Coleman