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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Friends of Our Youth: Mozart to Bernstein

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Prelude at 6:45 p.m.:

Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70 No. 1, “Ghost”
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Emerson String Quartet cellist and Festival Artistic Director, Paul Watkins, Shouse Institute Director, Philip Setzer and more feature in a number of chamber classics including Mozart’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major and Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata. Other featured pieces include Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor and Dvořák’s Terzetto in C.


Artists: Alessio Bax, John Novacek, James Tocco, Ani Kavafian, Philip Setzer, Yoonshin Song, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Robert DeMaine

Joel Hoffman: no lemon, no melon (WORLD PREMIERE)
Kavafian, Tocco

Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Novacek, Song, Wu, deMaine

Dvorak: Terzetto in C major, Op. 74
Setzer, Kavafian, Wu

Bernstein: Clarinet Sonata


Mozart: Piano Quartet in E-flat major, K. 493
Bax, Kavafian, Wu, Watkins

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

Date: June 13
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: Temple Beth El Chapel
Address: 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States

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Phone: 248-851-1100