2024 GLCMF Vignettes Announcement

2024 GLCMF Vignettes Announcement

For Immediate Release


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The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival’s at-home concert series brings audiences to the roots of chamber music. 

DETROIT (January 30, 2024) – The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents its 2024 at-home concert series, paying homage to the roots of chamber music.  These “Vignette” performances welcome audiences into intimate spaces to experience chamber music at its finest. The series runs from March 17 to May 3, 2024, with all proceeds going toward the 2024 Festival.  

“Chamber music founds its origins as performances in magnificent private homes,” said Festival president Maury Okun. “The Vignette series pays tribute to those roots, offering intimate musical experiences for audiences.” 

Featuring the pianist Shai Wosner, the first Vignette will take place March 17, 2024, at 2 p.m. in Birmingham. Wosner performances include a wide range of repertoire, from Beethoven and Schubert to Ligeti and contemporary music. He is recognized internationally for his artistry, integrity and musical creativity. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

On April 4, 2024, at 7 p.m., violinist Njioma Grevious and pianist Zhihua Tang will curate the second Vignette in Bloomfield Hills. A graduate of The Juilliard School and first prize winner at the 2023 Sphinx Competition, Grevious is a versatile solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. Tang, an associate professor in collaborative piano at Michigan State University, is widely praised for her profound artistry. Together they will present a collection of chamber music repertoire, including Beethoven’s iconic “Kreutzer Sonata.” 

On May 3, 2024, at 5 p.m., violinist Tessa Lark will perform at the David Klein Gallery in Birmingham. Lark is recognized as one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time. Her performances are consistently praised for their astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. 

Specific addresses for the first two events will be disclosed to registered attendees closer to the date in order to protect the privacy of Vignette hosts. 

Proceeds from the Vignettes will go toward the 2024 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, which will take place from June 9 to 22. For two weeks in June, the Festival will welcome over 26 artists from across the country to Michigan to perform at more than 25 concerts and community events. With performances curated by Artistic Director Paul Watkins, this year’s Festival centers around the theme of “Creative Connections” which explores the intersection of different musical genres including classical music, bluegrass and jazz.  

“The Vignette series is an opportunity to support our Festival while hearing extraordinary performances in intimate spaces,” said Okun. “These are great performers presenting in a format that really showcases the beauty of the art form.”  

Tickets to the Vignettes are available at greatlakeschambermusic.org/vignettes 


About the 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.