Welcome to the 29th Season of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

The Festival remains committed to our mission of bringing together the world’s finest musicians to offer extraordinary musical events. This summer we will present an in-person Festival June 10-25, 2022. Stay tuned as we finalize the 2022 Festival performance schedule.

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Callisto Quartet in Conversation and Performance

Virtual

Callisto Quartet in Conversation and Performance Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 11 a.m. EDT Artists | Callisto Quartet; Philip Setzer, Shouse Institute Director 2020 Virtual Program Book *These performances are...

Visions and Revisions

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Visions and Revisions Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 7 p.m. EDT Artists | Shai Wosner, piano; Tessa Lark, violin; Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, viola; Paul Watkins, cello; Brentano String Quartet 2020...

Rolston String Quartet in Conversation and Performance

Virtual

Photo Credit: Shayne Gray Rolston String Quartet in Conversation and Performance Thursday, August 27, 2020 |11 a.m. EDT Artists | Rolston String Quartet; Philip Setzer, Shouse Institute Director 2020 Virtual...

Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio Plays Beethoven

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Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio Plays Beethoven Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 7 p.m. EDT Artists | Soovin Kim, violin; Paul Watkins, cello; Gloria Chien, piano 2020 Virtual Program Book Ludwig van Beethoven:...

Ivalas Quartet in Conversation and Performance

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Ivalas Quartet in Conversation and Performance Friday, August 28, 2020 |11 a.m. EDT Artists |Ivalas Quartet; Philip Setzer, Shouse Institute Director 2020 Virtual Program Book *These performances are free community...

Miniature Music Dramas

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Miniature Music Dramas Friday, August 28, 2020 | 7 p.m. EDT Artists | Shai Wosner, piano; Misha Amory, viola; Christine Goerke, soprano; Brentano String Quartet; Nina Lee, cello 2020 Virtual...

Viano String Quartet in Conversation and Performance

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Viano String Quartet in Conversation and Performance Saturday, August 29, 2020 | 11 a.m. EDT Artists |Viano String Quartet; Philip Setzer, Shouse Institute Director 2020 Virtual Program Book *These performances...

Sila: The Breath of the World

Cranbrook upper school quad 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  WATCH SILASila: The Breath of the World Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 6 p.m. EDT 2020 Virtual Program Book Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and the Great Lakes Chamber...

“the singing will never be done”

Virtual

“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...

Virtual Vignette with Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

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Virtual Vignette with Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu Wednesday, October 21 | 5:30 p.m. EDT Artists | Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin and Reiko Uchida, piano Mozart (1756 - 91) Sonata for piano...

Virtual Vignette with Nicholas Phan

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Virtual Vignette with Nicholas Phan Wednesday, November 11 | 5:30 p.m. EDT Artists | Nicholas Phan, tenor with Robert Mollicone, piano   Henry Purcell                     If Music be the Food of Love...

Sila: The Breath of the World – new video premiere

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Sila: The Breath of the World Saturday, January 23, 2021  | 7:00 pm EST Video premiere of the 2020 performance of Sila on YouTube; complimentary Collaboration between Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings...

Virtual Vignette with Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung

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Virtual Vignette with Alessio Bax and Lucille Chung Wednesday, February 17 | 5:30 p.m. EST Artists | Alessio Bax, piano; Lucille Chung, piano We welcome you to join our Virtual...

Virtual Vignette with Nick Photinos and Yasuko Oura

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Virtual Vignette with Nick Photinos and Yasuko Oura Wednesday, March 24 | 5:30 p.m. EST Artists | Nick Photinos, cello; Yasuko Oura, piano We welcome you to join our Virtual...

2021 Virtual Gala

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2021 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival Virtual Gala Friday, May 7 | 5:30 p.m. EDT Artists | Paul Watkins, piano; Christine Goerke, soprano; Thalea String Quartet Join us for an exciting...

Opening Night: Reveries, Old and New

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Opening Night: Reveries, Old and New Sunday, June 13, 2021 | 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. EDT Sponsored by David Nathanson (4:00) and Aviva & Dean Friedman (6:30) Artists |...

Artistic Encounters: Philip Setzer

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artistic Encounters: Philip Setzer Monday, June 14, 2021 | 11 a.m. EDT Sponsored by Barbara & Paul Goodman Artistic Encounters are professional coaching of Shouse Institute and Sphinx Fellowship ensembles...

Motions and Emotions

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Motions and Emotions Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. EDT Sponsored by R.H. Bluestein & Co. (5:00) and Nancy Duffy in memory of William Duffy (7:30)...

Artistic Encounters: Paul Watkins

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artistic Encounters: Paul Watkins Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 11 a.m. EDT Sponsored by Barbara & Paul Goodman Artistic Encounters are professional coaching of Shouse Institute and Sphinx Fellowship ensembles...

Beyond the Notes: Yoga

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Beyond the Notes: Yoga Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. EDT Music Meets Mindfulness — Music Meets Mindfulness — Enjoy a 60-minute yoga class for Every Body with returning...

Dreams of the Past

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Dreams of the Past Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. EDT Sponsored by Marguerite Munson Lentz & David Lentz (5:00) and Cecilia Benner (7:30) Artists |...

Poetic Visions

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Poetic Visions Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. EDT Sponsored by Comerica (5:00) and in honor of Rev. Msgr. Anthony Tocco by Virginia & Michael Geheb...

Strings, Singing and Strumming

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Strings, Singing and Strumming Sunday, June 20, 2021 | 4 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. EDT Sponsored by Beverly Baker & Dr. Edward Treisman (4:00) and Jerome Bookstein in memory of...

Reveries Old and New – VIRTUAL

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Reveries Old and New Saturday, July 10, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the Paul Katz Endowed Cello Fund in memory of Morris D. Baker Artists | Soyeon Kate...

Shouse Showcase: Seeking Home – VIRTUAL

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Shouse Showcase: Seeking Home Monday, July 12, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by James Tocco Artists | Ivalas Quartet, Viano String Quartet SIMON Warmth From Other Suns DVOŘÁK String...

Motions and Emotions – VIRTUAL

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Motions and Emotions Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the Eugene Istomin Endowed Piano Fund Artists | Soyeon Kate Lee, Philip Setzer, Paul Watkins, Nicholas Phan,...

A Soul’s Journey – VIRTUAL

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A Soul's Journey Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by David Nathanson Artists | Alessio Bax, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Nicholas Phan VAUGHAN WILLIAMS “Along the Field” LISZT...

Dreams of the Past – VIRTUAL

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Dreams of the Past Saturday, July 17, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the Henry Meyer Endowed Violin Fund Artists | Soyeon Kate Lee, Tessa Lark, Philip Setzer, Tien-Hsin...

Poetic Visions – VIRTUAL

Virtual

Poetic Visions Wednesday, July 21, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the Ruth Laredo Endowed Piano Fund Artists | Alessio Bax, Tessa Lark, Philip Setzer, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Paul...

Shouse Showcase: Impressionist to Realist – VIRTUAL

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Shouse Showcase: Impressionist to Realist Thursday, July 22, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by the Beverly Franzblau Baker Endowed Young Artist Chair Artists | Artists: Ivalas Quartet, Viano String...

Strings, Singing and Strumming – VIRTUAL

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Strings, Singing and Strumming Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 7 p.m. EDT Sponsored by Josette Silver Artists | Alessio Bax, Tessa Lark, Philip Setzer, Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, Paul Watkins, Ivalas...

Les Barocudas En Concert

Virtual

Les Barocudas En Concert Thursday, October 21 | 5:30 p.m. EST Artists | Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, baroque violin; Ryan Gallagher, viola da gamba; Nathan Mondry, harpsichord and fortepiano We welcome you to...

Music, Nature, and the Nature of Music

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents "Music, Nature, and the Nature of Music" featuring Anton Nel and the Viano String Quartet at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

OPENING NIGHT: From the Big Bang to the End of Time

Seligman Performing Arts Center 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI

OPENING NIGHT: From the Big Bang to the End of Time Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. | Seligman Performing Arts Center Sponsored by: Aviva & Dean Friedman ARTISTS |...

A Winter’s Journey

Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

A Winter's Journey Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. | Detroit Institute of Arts Non-Subscription Event Sponsored by Linda & Maurice Binkow ARTISTS | Paul Watkins, Nicholas Phan, Peter Sparling...

Artistic Encounters: Yura Lee

Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artistic Encounter: Yura Lee June 14 at 11 a.m. | Kirk in the Hills Sponsored by Barbara & Paul Goodman “Artistic Encounters” are professional coaching sessions of Shouse Institute ensembles...

The Spirit of the Place (“Genius loci”)

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

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...

Music Meets Mindfulness: Yoga for Every Body

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Beyond the Notes: Music Meets Mindfulness Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30a.m. | Temple Beth El Non-subscription Event Enjoy a 60-minute yoga class for every body with yoga maestra, Gail Mondry,...

In Conversation with Richard Powers and Perry Goldstein

Bloomfield Township Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Township

Beyond the Notes: In Conversation with Richard Powers and Perry Goldstein Wednesday, June 15 at 2 p.m. | Bloomfield Township Public Library Non-subscription event Free admission, registration required Register Here...

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The Festival in Residence

Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre 121 University Ave W, Windsor, Ontario

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents "Music, Nature, and the Nature of Music" featuring Anton Nel and the Viano String Quartet at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Two’s Company, Three’s a Trio

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

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...

Artistic Encounters: Tai Murray

Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artistic Encounters: Tai Murray June 16 at 11 a.m. | Kirk in the Hills Sponsored by Barbara & Paul Goodman “Artistic Encounters” are professional coaching sessions of Shouse Institute ensembles...

Travels in the Soundscape

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Travels in the Soundscape Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. | Temple Beth El Sponsored by Josette Silver ARTISTS | Anton Nel, Gilles Vonsattel, Yura Lee, Philip Setzer, Kevonna Shuford,...

“Nought So Sweet as Melancholy”

Temple Beth El 7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Nought So Sweet as Melancholy” Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. | Temple Beth El Sponsored by Beverly Baker & Dr. Edward Treisman in lasting tribute to Morris D. Baker...

Audio/Visual

Trinosophes 1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit

Audio/Visual Friday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Trinosophes Sponsored by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation ARTISTS | Viano String Quartet, Virago, Alan Hankers, Megan Heeres The following pieces...

Transformation and Renewal

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival presents "Music, Nature, and the Nature of Music" featuring Anton Nel and the Viano String Quartet at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A Gathering of Voices

Seligman Performing Arts Center 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI

A Gathering of Voices Saturday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. | Seligman Performing Arts Center ARTISTS | Anton Nel, Tai Murray, Philip Setzer, Yura Lee, Clive Greensmith, Randall Scarlata, Viano...

Daughters of St. Cecilia

Christ Church Grosse Pointe 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

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...

Artistic Encounters: Philip Setzer

Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artistic Encounters: Philip Setzer June 21 at 11 a.m. | Kirk in the Hills Sponsored by Barbara & Paul Goodman “Artistic Encounters” are professional coaching sessions of Shouse Institute ensembles...

Borne Upon the Stream

St. Hugo of the Hills 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Borne Upon the Stream Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. | St. Hugo of the Hills Sponsored by R.H. Bluestein & Co.  ARTISTS | Ran Dank, Tessa Lark, Philip Setzer,...

Special Edition: St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s

St. Matthew's & St. Joseph's Episcopal Church 8850 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Special Edition: St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. | St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church Non-subscription event Sponsored by Betty Blair ARTISTS | F-PLUS...

“An Ecstasy to Music Turn’d…”

St. Hugo of the Hills 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

“An Ecstasy to Music Turned…” Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. | St. Hugo of the Hills Sponsored by Isabel & Lawrence Smith in Memory of Dr. Claire Smith Hornung...

Artistic Encounters: Paul Watkins

Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Artistic Encounter: Paul Watkins June 23 at 11 a.m. | Kirk in the Hills Sponsored by Barbara & Paul Goodman “Artistic Encounters” are professional coaching sessions of Shouse Institute ensembles...

Origin Stories

St. Hugo of the Hills 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Origin Stories Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. | St. Hugo of the Hills Sponsored by James Tocco in Honor of Rose & Vincent Tocco ARTISTS | Ran Dank, Soyeon...

Musical Chairs with Philip Setzer

Kirk in the Hills 1340 W. Long Lake Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI

Beyond the Notes: Musical Chairs with Philip Setzer Friday, June 24 at 11 a.m. | Kirk in the Hills Non-subscription event Sponsored by Isabel & Lawrence Smith Musical Chairs comes...

More Travels in the Soundscape

Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

More Travels in the Soundscape Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. | Detroit Institute of Arts Non-subscription Eligible ARTISTS | Pelia String Quartet, F-PLUS BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 8 in...

CLOSING NIGHT: The Song of the Earth

Seligman Performing Arts Center 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI

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...

Closing Night Reception: Prelude to 2023

Seligman Performing Arts Center 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd., Beverly Hills, MI

Prelude to 2023 Saturday, June 25 at 10 p.m. | Seligman Performing Arts Center Non-Subscription Event Join Artistic Director Paul Watkins for a sneak peek of next season's programming at...