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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Concerts subject to change.

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Prelude at 7:15 p.m.: Looking Ahead to 2019 with Paul Watkins & Philip Setzer

The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival looks forward to the next 25 years with a celebration of all things Shouse. Join the Callisto Quartet, Omer Quartet and AYA Trio alongside Gilles Vonsattel, James Tocco, Philip Setzer for a performance featuring works by Telemann, Ravel and Bach as well as a special performance of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence featuring all Shouse ensembles!


Artists: Ying Li, James Tocco, Gilles Vonsattel, Philip Setzer, AYA Trio, Callisto Quartet, Omer Quartet, Thalea String Quartet

Brett Dean: Mottos, mantras and memes (WORLD PREMIERE)
Callisto Quartet

Telemann: Concerto for Four Violins in G major, TWV 40:20
Paul Aguilar, Kumiko Sakamoto, Philip Setzer, Rachel Stenzel, Erica Tursi, Christopher Whitley, Angela Sin Yang, Mason Yu

Ravel: La Valse
James Tocco, Gilles Vonsattel

Bach: Concerto No. 2 for Three Pianos, BWV 1064
James Tocco, Gilles Vonsattel, Ying Li

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence
All Shouse groups, Thalea String Quartet, Philip Setzer, Derek Weller

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

Date: June 23
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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