Welcome to the 26th 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. The 2019 Festival features many of the world’s most acclaimed and decorated performers, including the world-renowned, nine-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet; MacArthur Genius and Avery Fisher Prize Winner, Leila Josefowicz; four-time Grammy Award-winning modern-classical superstars, Eighth Blackbird; and the award-winning, internationally-acclaimed soprano, Christine Goerke. Join us for an unforgettable two weeks celebrating these awe-inspiring artists and many more!

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Past Events

February 2019

10
February
Sunday

Vignette, Opus 1 Alvin Waddles

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
MI United States

March 2019

02
March
Saturday

Vignette, Opus 2 Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu & Yoonshin Song

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MI United States
30
March
Saturday

Vignette, Opus 3 Ivalas String Quartet

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
MI United States

April 2019

27
April
Saturday

Vignette, Opus 4 Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy & Paul Watkins

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MI United States

May 2019

17
May
Friday

Vignette, Opus 5 John Novacek

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
MI United States

June 2019

15
June
Saturday

Opening Night — Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op. 18, Nos. 1 & 3 and Op. 59, No. 1

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
15
June
Saturday

Opening Night Dinner

June 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
16
June
Sunday

Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op. 18, Nos. 2 & 4 and Op. 59, No. 2

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
18
June
Tuesday

Artistic Encounter at Temple Beth El – Philip Setzer

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
18
June
Tuesday

Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op. 18, Nos. 5 & 6 and Op. 59, No. 3

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
19
June
Wednesday

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

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
19
June
Wednesday

Beyond the Notes: Deafness, Imagination and Shakespeare

June 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
19
June
Wednesday

Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op. 74, Op. 95 and Op. 127

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
20
June
Thursday

Artistic Encounter at Temple Beth El – Lawrence Dutton

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
20
June
Thursday

Spotlight: Alessio Bax & Lucille Chung

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
21
June
Friday

Old Friends and Memories

June 21 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
21
June
Friday

Beyond the Notes: In Conversation with Paul Epstein

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
21
June
Friday

Community Concerts at the DIA – 6/21 at 7 p.m.

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
21
June
Friday

The Festival in Residence: Kerrytown Concert House – 6/21

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
21
June
Friday

Community Concerts at the DIA – 6/21 at 8:30 p.m.

June 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
22
June
Saturday

Beethoven’s String Quartets: Op. 132, 130 and Op. 133

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
23
June
Sunday

Beethoven’s String Quartets: Alternate Finale for Op. 130, Op. 131 and Op. 135

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
24
June
Monday

Beyond the Notes: Music Meets Mindfulness

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
25
June
Tuesday

Artistic Encounter at Temple Beth El – Paul Watkins

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
25
June
Tuesday

Spotlight: Leila Josefowicz

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
26
June
Wednesday

Sounds of Future’s Past

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Hugo of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
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