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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Music in the Round: The Sound of the Future

June 15 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
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Sponsored by Beverly Baker

The Festival’s fan-favorite “Music in the Round” performance returns as artists once again place themselves in the center of the audience for this musical take on “theatre in the round.” Featured artists include Robert deMaine, Alessio Bax and Philip Setzer.

Artists: Alessio Bax, John Novacek, James Tocco, Joan Tower, Philip Setzer, Robert deMaine, Paul Watkins

Harbison: Serenade, for violin solo (WORLD PREMIERE)

Tower: Très Lent
Watkins, Tower

Schubert: Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands, D. 940
Tocco, Novacek


Beethoven: Piano Trio, Op. 97, “Archduke”
Setzer, deMaine, Bax

Join us for a free post-concert lunch for artists and patrons emceed by Paul Epstein.

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

Date: June 15
Time: 10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Event CategorySubscription
Venue Name: Kirk in the Hills
Address: 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States

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Phone: 248-626-2515