Welcome to the 28th Season of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Despite the challenging pandemic, the Festival remains committed to our mission of bringing together the world’s finest musicians to offer extraordinary musical events. For summer 2021, we balanced health and safety imperatives with audience feedback indicating a growing willingness to gather in-person, under the right circumstances. Importantly, Festival musicians are eager to share their passion and artistry with you.

This year we will present two extraordinary summer festivals! First, June 13-20 for a week of in-person, outdoor performances under a tent on the beautiful campus of Temple Beth El. Next, July 10-24, we present two weeks of virtual concerts in the comfort of your home. Each virtual concert will include exclusive content and additional concerts beyond the June Festival.

The full 2021 Festival performance schedule is listed below. Ticket sales began May 14. No tickets will be sold at the door. Start your ticket purchase for June in-person concerts by clicking Read More for the concert desired and then selecting available seats on the chart.

If you need help placing a ticket order, call 248-559-2097 on Tuesdays and Thursday 11 AM – 3 PM or leave a message at any time.

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“the singing will never be done”

August 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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“the singing will never be done”

Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. EDT

2020 Virtual Program Book

Artists | Shai Wosner, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Paul Watkins, cello; Michael Thurber, double bass; Christine Goerke, soprano; Brentano String Quartet

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 3 in G minor for viola da gamba and continuo, BWV 1029
Tessa Lark/Michael Thurber: Wooden Soldier 
Lark/Thurber: Cedar & Sage
Lark/Thurber: Weather Vane
Lark/Thurber: Tumble Time
Jules Massenet: Elégie


*These performances are free community concerts and will be streamed virtually via Youtube. Please make sure to register at the button below to receive updates and the link to stream. 



This concert is sponsored by Josette Silver in Memory of Joel Silver

Major support for our 2020 Virtual Festival provided by Edw. C. Levy Co. and Plante Moran.

Artist Sponsors: Shai Wosner – Franziska Schoenfeld | Tessa Lark – Martha Pleiss | Paul Watkins – Gail & Ira Mondry | Michael Thurber – Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss | Christine Goerke – Ruth Laredo Endowed Chair | Brentano String Quartet – David Nathanson | Mark Steinberg – Aviva & Dean Friedman | Serena Canin – Henry Meyer Endowed Violin Chair | Misha Amory – Marguerite Munson Lentz & David | Nina Lee – Cindy & Harold Daitch


To learn more about our virtual festival, please visit our FAQ.



Date: August 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue Name: Virtual