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 performance schedule and ticket purchase instructions will be posted by May 1st.

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Past Events

June 2019

15
June
Saturday

Opening Night Dinner

June 15, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
24
June
Monday

Beyond the Notes: Music Meets Mindfulness

June 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
27
June
Thursday

The Festival in Residence: Capitol Theatre and Arts Center

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre, 121 University Ave W
Windsor, Ontario N9A 5P4 Canada
28
June
Friday

Musical Chairs

June 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
29
June
Saturday

A Festival Finale feat. Christine Goerke

June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
29
June
Saturday

Closing Night Reception

June 29, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
30
June
Sunday

Community Concerts at the DIA – 6/30 at 1 p.m.

June 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
30
June
Sunday

The Festival in Residence: Kerrytown Concert House – 6/30

June 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
30
June
Sunday

Community Concerts at the DIA – 6/30 at 3 p.m.

June 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

June 2020

13
June
Saturday

Opening Night —Visions and Revisions

June 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
14
June
Sunday

A Spiritual Practice

June 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 United States
16
June
Tuesday

Genesis: Birth of the String Quartet

June 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Hugo of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
17
June
Wednesday

Chromatic Fantasies

June 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Hugo of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
18
June
Thursday

The Composer’s Vision: Beethoven’s Complete Music for Cello and Piano I

June 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
19
June
Friday

Powers of Two

June 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
19
June
Friday

“I’ll Have Another” A Drunken Stumble Through Music History

June 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aretha’s Jazz Café at Music Hall, 350 Madison St.
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
19
June
Friday

Welcome to the Music Table

June 19, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
20
June
Saturday

A New Winter’s Journey

June 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
21
June
Sunday

Super-Grand Piano

June 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
23
June
Tuesday

Pictures of a Gone World

June 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre, 121 University Ave W
Windsor, Ontario N9A 5P4 Canada
23
June
Tuesday

Voices and Echoes

June 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
24
June
Wednesday

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

June 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
24
June
Wednesday

The Composer’s Vision: Beethoven II

June 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirk in the Hills, 1340 W. Long Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 United States
25
June
Thursday

Music Borne Aloft

June 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 United States
26
June
Friday

Intimate Dramas

June 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
26
June
Friday

The Olympian View

June 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
26
June
Friday

The Architecture of Thought

June 26, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
27
June
Saturday

Closing Night: A Grand Consort

June 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seligman Performing Arts Center, 22305 West Thirteen Mile Rd.
Beverly Hills, MI 48025 United States
28
June
Sunday

A Sunday Gathering— At the DIA I

June 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
28
June
Sunday

Dialogues in Music

June 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N 4th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
28
June
Sunday

A Sunday Gathering— At the DIA II

June 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202 United States

August 2020

26
August
Wednesday

Callisto Quartet in Conversation and Performance

August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
26
August
Wednesday

Visions and Revisions

August 26, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
27
August
Thursday
27
August
Thursday

Chien-Kim-Watkins Trio Plays Beethoven

August 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
28
August
Friday

Ivalas Quartet in Conversation and Performance

August 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
28
August
Friday

Miniature Music Dramas

August 28, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
29
August
Saturday
29
August
Saturday

Sila: The Breath of the World

August 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cranbrook upper school quad, 39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
30
August
Sunday

“the singing will never be done”

August 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

October 2020

21
October
Wednesday

Virtual Vignette with Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

October 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

November 2020

11
November
Wednesday

Virtual Vignette with Nicholas Phan

November 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

January 2021

23
January
Saturday

February 2021

17
February
Wednesday

March 2021

24
March
Wednesday
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