Since its conception, the Lake George Music Festival has brought together professionals, current students or faculty, or alumni from many prestigious institutions including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of Atlanta, Charlotte, Richmond, Kansas City, New World, Dallas, Boise, Detroit, San Antonio; the Pittsburgh Opera, the Ying Quartet, Astral Artists, Young Concert Artists; and nearly every music conservatory in the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music. Live festival recordings have been featured on a variety of radio programs including NPR’s “Performance Today.”
For close to two weeks, the public can attend this series of live chamber music and orchestra concerts, children’s concerts, open rehearsals, pre-performance workshops, and various outreach events. All events are offered with a “pay what you can” admission. The festival is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization and relies on annual contributions and grants to balance its budget.