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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Celebrating Our Moment

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Prelude at 7:15 p.m.:

Join us as Paul Epstein interviews our Festival artists with Detroit roots.

We celebrate where we are at this moment with some of the chamber music world’s most acclaimed performers with metro Detroit roots — Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian and Robert deMaine. Join us for a performance featuring works by Mozart, Kurtag and Schubert, as well as a special performance of Brahms’ ethereal String Sextet No. 2. Other featured performers include Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Alessio Bax and Paul Watkins.


Artists: Alessio Bax, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Philip Setzer, Kim Kashkashian, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Robert deMaine, Paul Watkins,

Chen Yi: Happy Tune for violin and viola (WORLD PREMIERE)
Wu, Kashkashian

Schubert: Sonatina in A minor, Op. 137, No. 2
Setzer, Watkins

Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola, and Piano, K. 498 “Kegelstatt”
Kashkashian, Bax


Kurtag: Selections from Signs, Games, and Messages

Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major
Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Kashkashian, Wu, deMaine, Watkins

Ticketing Information:
Reserved Seating | $72
General Admission | $42
35 & Younger General Admission | $12

Date: June 16
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: The Seligman Performing Arts Center
Address: 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States

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