Welcome to the 27th Season of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

For nearly three decades, 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 throughout the area. This year, for the first time, the Festival brings you an immersive, virtual experience, bringing renowned artists to you from the comfort and safety of your home.

This year’s Festival will be our gift to the community and will be shared with you free of charge. We recognize the important role music plays at this time in our lives and will continue to do our part to uplift our community.

Check below to see our 2020 performance schedule.

Please read this important announcement about the 2020 Festival

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“the singing will never be done”

August 30 @ 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
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue Name: Virtual