2022 GLCMF Season Announcement

2022 GLCMF Season Announcement
For Immediate Release
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Over 40 world renowned artists travel to Michigan for the return of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival 
DETROIT (March 16, 2022) – Over 40 musicians, some returning and others making their debut, will arrive in Michigan this summer for the return of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. From June 10 to 25, the Festival will host a series of chamber music concerts, workshops, artistic discussions and community events across metro-Detroit.

The theme of this year’s Festival is nature. With 18 concerts and 13 special events, presented by 27 individual artists and seven ensembles, the Festival was designed to explore the overlap between music and nature, specifically the healing powers of nature.
“Over the years I’ve come to recognize the restorative nature of music and its power to heal and rejuvenate,” said Festival Artistic Director Paul Watkins. “This year’s Festival will celebrate the rich variety of music which has been directly inspired by the natural world, and explore the interconnectedness of art and the environment.”  
The repertoire at the 2022 Festival ranges from Schubert to the world premiere of Perry Goldstein’s “Birding by Ear.”

“One of the beauties behind the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival is that it provides an opportunity for musicians to perform, and audiences to experience, a wide range of repertoire,” said Festival President Maury Okun said. “We’ve created a hub to appreciate and explore the breadth of chamber music.”

Musicians at this year’s Festival range from Grammy Award winners to Avery Grant recipients, who have performed in some of the world’s most recognizable venues, such as Carnegie Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall. Highlights from this season include:

Watkins, Gloria Chien and Soovin Kim perform four Beethoven piano trios

Four Shouse Institute ensembles, including two first prize winners from the Banff International String Quartet Competition 

A finale featuring Charles-Camille Saint-Saens “The Carnival of Animals” and Antonio Vivadi’s “The Four Seasons.”

A question-and-answer session with composer Perry Goldstein and Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Powers at the Bloomfield Public Library.

This year marks the first full two-week Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts and events will take place in venues like the Seligman Performing Arts Center, the Detroit Institute of Arts, Temple Beth El, Kirk in the Hills, St. Hugo of the Hills, Kerrytown Concert House and other venues across metro-Detroit and the state of Michigan.

“While we are returning to our regular indoor programming, we have included new guidelines in place to enforce a safer environment for attendees,” Okun said.

Masks will be required to be worn upon entry and COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 will need to be presented. Capacity will be limited at the venues to accommodate for social distancing. The Festival will closely follow the guidance and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS).

“We’re looking forward to a summer of live chamber music once again,” said Okun. “And our artists look forward to performing for our audiences once again.”

Tickets are on sale now. Visit greatlakeschambermusic.org/performances/
Chronological Listing of Performances
Music, Nature and the Sound of Nature
Friday, June 10 at 8 p.m.
Kerrytown Concert House

Artists | Anton Nel, Viano String Quartet
SCHUMANN Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), Op.82S
CHULHOFF Five Pieces for String Quartet
DVORÁK Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major, Op. 81, B.155

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
Opening Night: From the Big Bang to the End of Time
Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Seligman Performing Arts Center
Artists | Gloria Chien, Anton Nel, Tai Murray, Philip Setzer, Kevonna Shuford, Paul Watkins, David Shifrin, Pelia String Quartet

MILHAUD La Création du monde, Op.81a
MOZART Clarinet Quintet K. 581
MESSIAEN Quartet for the End of Time

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
A Winter’s Journey
Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts

Artists | Paul Watkins, Nicholas Phan, Peter Sparling
SCHUBERT: Winterreise

Event is free with admission to the museum.
The Spirit of the Place (“Genius Loci”)
Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Temple Beth El
Artists | Gloria Chien, Gilles Vonsattel, Soovin Kim, Tai Murray, Philip Setzer, Yura Lee, Clive Greensmith, Paul Watkins, David Shifrin

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in G major, Op. 121a, Ten Variations on ‘”Ich bin Schneider Kakadu”
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost”
C. SCHUMANN Scherzo No. 2 in C minor, Op. 14
BRAHMS Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115 

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
Two’s Company, Three’s a Trio
Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Temple Beth El

Artists | Gloria Chien, Soovin Kim,Tai Murray, Paul Watkins, Nicholas Phan

BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1
BEETHOVEN Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97, “Archduke”

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
Travels in the Soundscape
Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Temple Beth El

Artists | Anton Nel, Gilles Vonsattel, Yura Lee, Philip Setzer, Kevonna Shuford, Clive Greensmith, Paul Watkins, David Shifrin, Randall Scarlata, Rolston String Quartet, Viano String Quartet

HAYDN String Quartet in C major, Op. 33, No. 3, “The Bird”
COLEMAN Shotgun Houses
MOZART Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 493

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
“Nought So Sweet as Melancholy”
Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m.
Temple Beth El

Artists | Gilles Vonsattel, Philip Setzer, Paul Wakins, David Shifrin, Melanie Spector, Pelia String Quartet

SCHUBERT Quartettsatz, D. 703SCHUBERT Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, D. 385
SCHUBERT Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherdon the Rock) D.965
SCHUBERT Fantasia in F minor, D.940

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15

Audio/Visual: Sound, Paper, and Process
Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Artists | Viano String Quartet, Virago, Alan Hankers, Megan Heeres

Audio/Visual: Sound, Paper and Process is an exploration of sound, nature, process and paper curated by Detroit ensemble Virago. This immersive performance integrates amplification and video projection of live paper-making by Festival Artist-in-Residence, Megan Heeres, with chamber music compositions and improvisations. Our host, Trinosophes, is an artist-run space, located inside a former spice processing warehouse in the heart of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market district.

Tickets: $25
Transformation and Renewa
Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m.
Kerrytown Concert House

Artists | Paul Watkins, Tai Murray, Yura Lee, Clive Greensmith, Nicholas Phan, Rolston String Quartet

READ THOMAS Magic Gardens
SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht
BRITTEN Winter Words, Op. 52
SCHUBERT String Trio in B-flat major, D. 58

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
A Gathering of Voices
Saturday, June 18 at 8 p.m.
Seligman Performing Arts Center

Artists | Anton Nel, Tai Murray, Philip Setzer, Yura Lee, Clive Greensmith,Randall Scarlata, Viano String Quartet

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 6, Op. 18, No. 6
RAVEL Histoires Naturelles
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 1

TICKETS Reserved $75 | General $50 | 35 & younger $15
Daughters of St. Cecilia
Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m.
Christ Church Grosse Pointe

Artists |Nicholas Phan, Scott Hanoian, Pelia String Quartet

HANDEL Look Down, Harmonious Saint, HWV 124CLARKE Daybreak
PERRY How Beautiful Are the Feet
BEAMISH String Quartet No. 4, Nine Fragments
HANDEL “But Oh! What Art Can Teach” from Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
SHAW And SoLAURIN Petite Suite sur un Motet de Gerald Bales, Op. 41

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & younger $15

Born Upon the Stream
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
The Gathering Space in St. Hugo of the Hills
Artists | Ran Dank, Tessa Lark, Philip Setzer, Luke Lentini, Kevonna Shuford, Peter Eom, Paul Watkins, Kevin Brown, Timothy McAllister, Pelia String Quartet 

DVORÁK Terzetto in C major, Op. 74, B. 148
GOLDSTEIN Quintet for Alto Saxophone and String Quartet
H. WATKINS Quintet for Piano and Strings, “Variations on a Schubert Song”
SCHUBERT Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, “The Trout”

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
Special Edition: St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s
Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m.St.
Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church

Artists | F-PLUS

MONTGOMERY Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Percussion
BARNSON Sempre Dolce
CRANE Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Percussion
RODRIGUEZ I’m sorry, I’m really sorry

*For more information, contact 313-871-4750
“An Ecstasy to Music Turned…”
Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
The Gathering Space in St. Hugo of the Hills

Artists | Ran Dank, Tessa Lark, Paul Watkins, Nicola Canzano, Viano String Quartet

BACH Two-Part Inventions Nos. 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 1
5BIBER Sonata RepresentativaFRANCK Piano Quintet in F minor

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
Origin Stories
Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m.
The Gathering Space in St. Hugo of the Hills

Artists | Ran Dank, Soyeon Kate Lee

LISZT Les Préludes (for two pianos)
GRAINGER Fantasy on Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”
STRAVINSKY Rite of Spring

TICKETS: General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
BEYOND THE NOTES: Musical Chairs with Philip Setzer
Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m.
Kirk in the Hills

All 16 Shouse musicians mix and match as they take turns performing in a rotating ensemble under the direction of Shouse Institute Director Philip Setzer.


More Travels in the Soundscape
Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts

Artists |F-PLUS, Pelia String Quartet,Rolston String Quartet

BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59No. 2 (“Razumovsky”)
GOLDSTEIN Jittery Engine
MONTGOMERY Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Percussion
G. FRANK Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout

*Please contact the Kerrytown Concert House at 734-769-2999 or visit kerrytownconcerthouse.com for ticket information.
Closing Night: The Song of the Earth
Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m.
Seligman Performing Arts Center

Artists | Ran Dank, Soyeon Kate Lee, Paul Watkins, Philip Setzer, Hannah Hammel,Nicola Canzano, Rolston String Quartet, Pelia String Quartet, F-PLUS, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals
CRUMB Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale
)VIVALDI The Four Seasons

TICKETS: Reserved $75 | General $50 | 35 & Younger $15
Tickets can be purchased online at greatlakeschambermusic.org or by phone at248-559-2097. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the nature of the performing arts, artists, repertoire and venues are all subject to change. Please visit greatlakeschambermusic.org for the most up-to-date information regarding the 2022 Festival.
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About Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival was born in 1994 of a remarkable relationship between religious and cultural institutions. A secular event, the Festival is sponsored by three religious institutions (representing Catholic, Jewish and Protestant faiths) and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, a prominent musical ensemble that is an administrative partner for the Festival. Traditionally, for two weeks each June, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents more than 20 concerts in southeastern Michigan. Many of these performances occur in the venues of the Festival’s sponsors — St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church, Temple Beth El and Kirk in the Hills.