Lake George Music Festival Announces Impressive Lineup

LAKE GEORGE – The Lake George Music Festival (LGMF) has announced its return! Taking place from August 10th to the 18th, the festival, which boasts orchestral and chamber music performances accompanied by breathtaking views of Lake George, will be held at the historic Fort William Henry Carriage House Theatre. Consisting of a diverse musical lineup, it will showcase the versatility of more than 30 world-class symphony musicians as they perform music ranging from cherished legendary masterworks to new works. The festival will kick-off its run with an opening night performance from genre-blending, Emmy Award Winning band, Time for Three.

Time for Three. Photo credit: Lauren Desberg

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Wednesday, August 10th, 7:30 pm:

OPENING NIGHT featuring Time for Three and the Festival Orchestra. Roger Kalia conducts. Presented in partnership with the Lake George Arts Project at the Shepard Park Amphitheater in downtown Lake George. FREE.

Thursday, August 11th, 7:30 pm:

Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: Robert Schumann Piano Quintet Op.44 and Eric Ewazen Trio for Trumpet, Violin, and Piano.

Friday, August 12th, 7:30 pm:

Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: Ludwig van Beethoven String Quartet No. 14 in c # minor, Op. 131 and Samuel Coleridge Taylor Piano Quintet Op.1.

Saturday, August 13th, 7:30 pm:

Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program: Franz Schubert, Octet in F major, D.803 and Maurice Ravel Introduction et Allegro.

Sunday, August 14th, 1:00 pm:

Piano Mania! A festival favorite returns! Hear the Lake George Music Festival pianists perform solo, 4-hand, 6-hand, and 8-hand piano repertoire. A fun program for everyone! Program to feature music by Chopin, Ligeti, Scriabin, Debussy, and Ginastera.

Monday, August 15th, 7:30 pm:

Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34.

Tuesday, August 16th, 7:30 pm:

Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet in E-flat major, K.452 and Florence Price Quintet in A minor for Piano and Strings.

Wednesday, August 17th, 7:30 pm:

Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: P.I. Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op.70.

Thursday, August 18th, 1:00 pm and 7:30 pm:

1:00 pm: The Rhythm Method performs new compositions by the students of the Lake George Music Festival Composer’s Institute.

7:30 pm: Final Symphony Orchestra Concert – Program: Bela Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, and the world premiere performance of Pascal Le Boeuf’s new triple concerto for percussion ensemble arx duo, violinist Barbora Kolářová, and the Festival Symphony Orchestra. Roger Kalia conducts.

Photo credit: Stephanie J. Bartik

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

All performances occur at The Carriage House Theatre at Fort William Henry Hotel (48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY) except for opening night.

Festival Pass Information:

Individual tickets are available at the door for $20, except for the Final Symphony Orchestra Concert, where tickets are available for $30 at the door.

Parking Information:

Parking is available at the Fort William Henry Hotel Conference Center paved parking lot for $10 per vehicle. A free shuttle will be available to assist disabled guests with the 2-minute walk from the Conference Center parking lot to the Carriage House. Patrons arriving in a wheelchair may be dropped off at the entrance to the Carriage House before proceeding to park at the Conference Center lot.

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