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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Virtual Vignette with Gilles Vonsattel and Sarah Crocker Vonsattel

January 13 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Virtual Vignette with Gilles Vonsattel and Sarah Crocker Vonsattel
Wednesday, January 13 | 5:30 p.m. EDT

Artists | Gilles Vonsattel, piano with Sarah Crocker, violin

The first Vignette of 2021 will be January 13 at 5:30 pm, featuring Swiss-born pianist Gilles Vonsattel and MET Orchestra violinist, and former DSO musician, Sarah Crocker Vonsattel. Program information to come.

Louise Farrenc Air russe varié for solo piano

Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 10 for solo piano

Strauss Improvisation from Violin Sonata in E-flat Major

LINK TO WATCH: https://youtu.be/PHex74sQixA


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



This concert is generously sponsored by Franziska Schoenfeld
We gratefully acknowledge our Virtual Vignette Series sponsors: Linda & Maurice Binkow and Corliss & Jerry Rosenberg
As host for the Virtual Vignettes, Paul Watkins is sponsored by Rayna & Natalio Kogan



Date: January 13
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Venue Name: Virtual