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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Little Orchestras of the Mind

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Prelude at 6:45 p.m.:

Debussy: Quartet in G minor, Op .10
Callisto Quartet

Pianist Gilles Vonsattel makes his Festival debut alongside new Shouse Institute artists Callisto String Quartet for a performance of Brahms’ Piano Quintet. Often called “the crown of his chamber music” and hailed as a masterpiece, Brahms’ Piano Quintet combines adventurous melodic passages with a consistently dark mood to create what Brahms scholar Jan Swafford describes as: “at times anguished, at times (in the scherzo) demonic, at times tragic.”


Artists: Gilles Vonsattel, Philip Setzer, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Robert DeMaine, Paul Watkins, Kenneth Thompkins, Callisto Quartet

Hellawell: Bone Fragments (WORLD PREMIERE)

Glière: Selections from Ten Duets for Two Cellos, Op. 53
deMaine, Watkins

Arensky: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 35
Setzer, Wu, Watkins, deMaine


Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
Vonsattel, Callisto Quartet

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

Date: June 19
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