"The British Connection" 

Dear friends,

Welcome to the 23rd season of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. Following last year’s exploration of American music, this season will shift its focus to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Great Britain, my homeland, has produced some of the most impassioned, lyrical and touching chamber music I know. It has also given many of Europe’s greatest classical composers inspiration and employment. I am looking forward to celebrating this unique repertoire alongside chamber music masterpieces from the central European tradition.

I am proud to say that the British are coming! I’m sure you will make many exciting musical discoveries throughout this Festival—I thank you for your enthusiastic support and wish you great listening.


Paul Watkins
Artistic Director 

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