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August 2020

Like Falling Through a Cloud

August 22 @ 1:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Acclaimed flautist and CBS Sunday Morning arts correspondent Eugenia Zukerman reads from Like Falling Through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir of Coping with Forgetfulness, Confusion, and a Dreaded Diagnosis. This, her first book of poetry, expresses her vulnerability and grace in dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Sharing their family’s story with her [...]

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Schumann: Music, Mood Swings, and Madness

August 22 @ 3:30 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Concert pianist and psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan explores how the racing thoughts, flight of ideas and sharpened imagination of Schumann’s hypomanic states induced prodigious bursts of creativity until the onset of psychosis led to his tragic final years in an insane asylum.  The discussion will be illuminated by piano performances of [...]

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Mainstage Concert 1: Last Songs

August 23 @ 3:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Schubert’s divine cello quintet, his final instrumental chamber work, is universally considered among the crown jewels of the chamber music repertoire. For our performance, the Schubert sits opposite an arrangement for soprano and piano of the final work of Richard Strauss’s long and productive career, his Four Last Songs. Beethoven, String Trio [...]

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Sounding Board

August 24 @ 9:30 am
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Each participant in LCCMF's Young Composer Seminar has written a new work for us. David Serkin Ludwig hosts this reading by Festival artists. Audience members get a glimpse of the process of birthing new chamber pieces. Tickets $25/FREE students Ticket includes admission to all events on Monday 8.24.20.

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Resident Ensemble Masterclass 1

August 24 @ 11:00 am
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Marcy Rosen, founder and cellist of the Mendelssohn String Quartet for more than thirty years and a senior artist for decades at the Marlboro Festival, will lead this masterclass on the first two movements of Beethoven’s E minor quartet with LCCMF’s 2020 Resident Ensemble, all students from the New England [...]

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Inside Pitch 1: Struggles in Silence

August 25 @ 10:00 am
All Souls Interfaith Gathering 291 Bostwick Farm Road
Shelburne, VT, VT 05482 United States

The father of Czech music, Bedřich Smetana was at the center of Prague musical culture and politics. He suffered bouts of depression and anxiety in part as a result of the psychological pain of hearing loss and the occurrence of multiple personal tragedies. In Struggles in Silence, David Serkin Ludwig, [...]

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Artist Spotlight: Parker Quartet

August 25 @ 11:30 am
All Souls Interfaith Gathering 291 Bostwick Farm Road
Shelburne, VT, VT 05482 United States

This hour-long recital will feature the Grammy Award-winning Parker Quartet in two diametrically opposed works: Schumann’s genial second quartet and Smetana’s stormy autobiographical first quartet. The Parkers’ combination of fiery brilliance and refinement make them a perfect match for this program. Schumann, Quartet in F Major, Op. 41 No. 2 [...]

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Artist Spotlight: FLUX Quartet

August 26 @ 7:30 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 153 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

The FLUX Quartet was founded more than two decades ago, inspired by the daring interdisciplinary experimental artists of the Fluxus movement. As an ensemble committed to the performance of contemporary music, FLUX has made a name for itself interpreting some of the most unconventional works in the repertoire. Join FLUX [...]

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Bach-in-Church

August 27 @ 12:15 pm
St. Paul’s Cathedral 3 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States

  Come early to the magnificent Cathedral downtown to secure your seat for this popular free event. Bach, Violin Partita in E Major Honegger, Sonatine for violin and cello Bella Hristova, violin Clancy Newman, cello.

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Resident Ensemble Masterclass 2

August 27 @ 2:30 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College 223 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446 United States

Violist Misha Amory of the Brentano String Quartet will lead the second masterclass of the week. He will work on the third and fourth movements of Beethoven’s E minor string quartet with the 2020 LCCMF Resident Ensemble. 2020 LCCMF Resident Ensemble Hannah Chaewon Kim and Aileen Chung, violins Julian Seney, [...]

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