Welcome to the 25th Anniversary of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

For a quarter of a century, the Festival has existed as one of metro Detroit’s musical gems, bringing many of the world’s premier chamber musicians to intimate, magnificent venues. Join us for a celebration of the Festival’s rich history as a number of performers with Detroit roots – including Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Robert deMaine, James Tocco and more – return for two weeks of masterpieces.

As part of our mission to foster artistic excellence among young, emerging ensembles, Festival artists host public coachings for Shouse Institute fellows. With the purchase of a subscription, you will receive a punch card for up to 5 entries. You can attend all five encounters or use your punches to bring friends. Punch cards are included with a subscription or can be purchased for $20. Single use tickets can be purchased for $5, excluding “Artistic Encounters: Musical Chairs.”

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Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles

June 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Prelude at 6:45 p.m.:

Bartok: String Quartet No.1
Omer Quartet

After Bernstein’s performance at the White House in 1960, President Eisenhower remarked, “You know, I liked that last piece you played: it’s got a theme. I like music with a theme, not all them arias and barcarolles.” Inspired by the President’s response, Leonard Bernstein would go on to be create his Arias and Barcarolles, a charming and entertaining work for soprano, baritone and piano four hands. Join pianists James Tocco and Robert Conway alongside soprano Nicole Greenidge Joseph and baritone Daniel Gross for a performance of this playful piece. Other featured pieces include Fauré’s Piano Quartet in C minor and a piece by Festival Stone Composer Fellow, Shen Yiwen.


Artists: Robert Conway, James Tocco, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Daniel Gross, Nicole Greenidge Joseph, AYA Trio, Omer Quartet

Schoenfield: Andalusia (WORLD PREMIERE)
Cindy Wu

Omer Quartet

Faure: Piano Quartet in C minor
AYA Trio, Cindy Wu


Bernstein: Arias and Barcarolles
James Tocco, Robert Conway, Nicole Greenidge Joseph, Daniel Gross

Ticketing Information:
General Admission | $42
35 & Younger General Admission | $12

Date: June 21
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: St. Hugo of the Hills Chapel
Address: 2215 Opdyke Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States

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Phone: 248-644-5460