Watch & Listen
An important message from Paul Watkins, Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Nicholas Phan discusses the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and performs a piece.
Nicholas Phan shares his excitement to return home to Michigan for our Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival this summer. Keep watching to see his stunning performance of Henry Purcell’s “She Loves and She Confesses Too.”
Phil Setzer discusses 2020 Shouse Institute
We interrupted Phil Setzer’s rehearsal to get you the latest information on our 2020 Shouse ensembles. Phil is one the founding members of the Emerson String Quartet and a long-time supporter of our Festival.
Peter Sparling for GLCMF
Peter Sparling is scheduled to premiere Winterreise at this year’s Festival. Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert, a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller. Sparling’s Winterreise features his own dancing, video editing and paintings to create a dramatic and visceral video narrative for screening alongside live musical performance by Nicholas Phan, tenor, and Paul Watkins, piano.
Considering these troubling times, Sparling prepared this new lighthearted version of poem 22 “Have Courage.” In the words of Wilhelm Müller, “When my heart speaks in my breast, I sing loud and gaily …”
Nathan Mondry performs the harpsicord
Nathan Mondry shares his impeccable improvisation skills on the harpsichord from quarantine, and looks forward to returning home to Michigan for the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.
At a young age, Nathan quickly developed into a seasoned performer, becoming highly sought after for his improvisational skills. He is the recipient of the 2015 Mary McLaughlin Prize in Early Music at McGill University, as well as collecting numerous prizes from international music festivals, including a special prize from the first Partimento/Basso Competition in Katowice.
Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee perform for GLCMF
Husband and wife duo Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee are set to perform at our upcoming Festival this summer! Together, they’ve presented the world premieres of Frederic Rzewski’s “Four Hands,” and Alexander Goehr’s “Seven Impromptus,” as well as established their concert series “Music by the Glass” held in a New York SoHo art gallery.
Alessio Bax performs the Bach/Marcello Concerto in D Minor BWV 974
Alessio Bax is returning to Michigan for the 2020 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. He shares a warm message to the Festival family, along with a performance of the Bach/Marcello Concerto in D Minor BWV 974, 2nd movement.
Tessa Lark performs Telemann’s Fantasia No. 7 in E-flat major
Violinist Tessa Lark is scheduled to make a return to the 2020 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival! Recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, Ms. Lark made her concert debut at 16 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A budding superstar in the classical realm, she is also a highly acclaimed fiddler in the tradition of her native Kentucky. Here’s a fun personal message from Ms. Lark and a sneak peak of what will be an incredible performance of Telemann’s Fantasia No. 7 in E-flat major.
Nick Photinos performs a duet with his daughter, Emi.
The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival is thrilled to have cellist Nick Photinos share with us this exclusive piece his daughter, Emi, has been working on with him. Nick is a founding member and co-Artistic Director of the four-time Grammy Award-winning chamber music ensemble Eighth Blackbird. We look forward Nick’s next appearance at our Festival!
Highlights from the 2019 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
Maurice Ravel, Violin Sonata No. 2, Blues.Moderato (2nd movement). Leila Josefowicz, violin; John Novacek, piano
Night Music by Emma O’Halloran. ~ Nois quartet
Antonin Dvorak, String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat major, Op.105, Adagio ma non troppo (movement). Callisto Quartet (Shouse group)