2017 Events

Exhilarating performances. World-class young musicians.
For close to two weeks, residents and visitors of the breathtaking Lake George region can attend this series of live chamber music and orchestra concerts, children’s concerts, open rehearsals, pre-performance workshops, and exciting special events.

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Join us as we kick off the 2017 festival season with a fun evening of dinner, live entertainment, LGMF musician performances, and dancing!

6 PM – August 11 – Fort William Henry Hotel
$50 per person.

The proceeds of this event’s ticket sales and silent auction will benefit our 2017 activities including our roster of over 70 talented young musicians. By attending the benefit, you get a fantastic evening of music, food and drink, plus the pleasure of knowing that you have helped support arts and culture in our community.

(Parking: available for free at the Fort William Henry lot)

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August 11, 2017
Chamber Music performances featuring small ensembles comprised of our extraordinary festival musicians!

7 PM – August 15 – St. James Episcopal Church
Anton Reicha, 24 Horn Trios, Op.82, No.1 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Clarinet Quintet, K.581 – Johann Christian Bach, Flute Quartet in C Major, W.B58 – Zoltan Kodaly, Serenade, Op.12
(a pre-performance workshop by Douglas Cox, master violin maker will be held from 6-6:30pm)

(Parking: available for free on the St. James lawn, metered street parking, or at the Caldwell Church metered lot)

7 PM – August 17 – SUNY Adirondack Theater
David Biedenbender, Red Vesper (2014) – Ludwig van Beethoven, Serenade in D Major, Op.25 – Benjamin Britten, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op.35 – Ernest Bloch, Piano Quintet No.1

(Parking: available for free at the SUNY Adirondack lot)

7 PM – August 18 – Sacred Heart Church
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Divertimento, K.213 – Steven Mackey, Prelude to the End – David Ludwig, Songs from the Bleeding Pines – Bela Bartok, Piano Quintet
(a pre-performance workshop by the Brooklyn Art Song Society and Poet Ray Owen will be held from 6-6:30pm)

(Parking: available for free at the Sacred Heart lot or on a variety of village streets)

7 PM – August 23 – Arthur Zankel Music Center
(Saratoga Springs debut!)
Pascal Le Boeuf, Obliquely Wrecked – Chris Rogerson, River Songs – Sergei Prokofiev, Sonata for Two Violins – Ralph Vaughan Williams, Piano Quartet in C minor

(Parking: available for free at the Skidmore/Zankel parking lot)

 

A ticket to these performances is included with all season pass purchases.
Single tickets are available online or at the door for $10.

 

Afternoon Matinee – 1 PM – August 19 – Courthouse Art Gallery
An exclusive chamber music event at the intimate Courthouse Art Gallery. This performance is only open to current donors at the $100 level or higher, host families, and season pass holders.
Single tickets will not be available.
Charles Dancla, Le Carnaval de Venice, Op.119 – Niccolo Paganini, Duetto No.3 for Violin and Bassoon – Steven Snowden, Bird Catching from Above – Benjamin Britten, Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2

(Parking: metered street parking, Canada Street lot, or at the Caldwell Church metered lot)

 

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August 15, 17, 18, 19 + 23, 2017
Stunning views. Fine food and drink. World-Class performances.
Chamber music set at the highest, and newest point in Lake George Village – atop the new Marriott Hotel’s “Roof Top Terrace.”

6:00pm cash bar & light hors d’oeuvres
7:00pm performance

August 16 – 6 PM
$35 per person

Seating will be extremely limited to this exclusive event –
reserve your tickets now!

Program: Henry Purcell, Suite for Brass – Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No.4 – Krzysztof Penderecki, Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio – Antonin Dvorak, Terzetto in C Major, Op.74

(Parking: available at the Marriott parking garage or on a variety of village streets)

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August 16, 2017
New this Season!

Stunning views. Fine food and drink. World-Class performances. Chamber music set at the highest, and newest point in Lake George Village – the new Marriott Hotel’s “Roof Top Terrace.”

Enrich a child’s life through the one-of-a-kind experience of hearing the LGMF Symphony Orchestra playing classical masterpieces. Instill a lifelong love of music with this fun and engaging program for the young and the young at heart. Perfect for all ages, but especially those 12 and under.

Presenting Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale!
A theatrical work “to be read, played, and danced” by three actors and one or several dancers, accompanied by a septet of instruments, this piece was conceived by Igor Stravinsky and Swiss writer C. F. Ramuz based on a Russian folk tale (The Runaway Soldier and the Devil). The story tells of the Soldier who has a magic violin which he trades with the Devil who promises to fulfill his every wish. One of his many encounters involves his curing the lovely daughter of a King but throughout the piece the Devil proves a tricky protagonist.

Narrated by: Bridget Dunigan Adirondack Theater Festival, Managing Director

Free Admission – Shepard Park Amphitheater
5 PM
(Rain Location: Lake George High School Auditorium

(Parking: available on a variety of village streets, in the Canada Street lot, or at the Caldwell Church lot)

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August 19, 2017
Join us for a true party-cruise aboard the famous “Minne-Ha-Ha” with amplified, jamming classical music, multiple bars, and a dance floor! Featuring an eclectic and lively program of familiar symphonic and jazz crossover classics.

August 19 – 8:45 PM
$30 per person

(Parking: available at the Lake George Steamboat Company lot)

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Lake Cruise on the “Minne-Ha-Ha”
August 19, 2017
Come hear the Lake George Music Festival pianists perform solo, 4-hand, 6-hand, and 8-hand piano repertoire.
A fun program for everyone!

Program: György Ligeti, Musica Ricercata – Franz Schubert, 2 Marches Caractéristique D968b – Béla Bartók, Out of Doors – Franz Liszt, Rigoletto Paraphrase – Franz Liszt, Les jeux d’eau a la Villa d’este – Samuel Barber, Selections from the Souvenirs – Albert Lavignac, Galop Marche 

1 PM – August 20 – Tannery Pond Community Center
A ticket to this performance is included with all season pass purchases.

Single tickets are available online or at the door for $10.

(Parking: available for free across the street at the Library lot or on a variety of village streets)

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August 20, 2017
Wine + Chamber Music – a perfect pairing!

Relax and enjoy a candle-lit evening out listening to exceptional concert music, sipping fine wines from the Adirondack Winery and sampling gourmet cheeses and a dinner menu.

Relax and enjoy a candle-lit evening out listening to exceptional concert music, sipping fine wines from the Adirondack Winery and sampling gourmet cheeses and a dinner menu.  Set at the stunningly beautiful and historic Lake George Club, explore the similarities between classical music and fine food and drink through this uniquely curated Lake George Music Festival event.

The newly commissioned “LGMF Uncorked” series is designed to create a new atmosphere for listening—relaxed, elegant, intimate and enveloped by the beauty of Lake George. Seating is cabaret style, bringing the performers in close proximity with the audience and encouraging both to mingle over great food and wines for a sense of openness, receptivity, and good spirit.

6 PM food & drinks
7:30 PM performance

$35 per person
includes wine tasting, one glass of wine, souvenir wine glass, gourmet cheese samplings, and the performance. Patrons may purchase from the Lake George Club’s fine dinner menu for an additional fee. Additional wine will be sold by the glass.

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This event is likely to sell out and door tickets may not be available.

(Parking: available for free by the Club tennis courts)

Concert Program: Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trio elegiaque No.1 in G Minor – Franz Schubert, 6 Songs on Texts by Goethe – Johan Nepomuk Hummel, Septet, Op.74, No.1

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August 21, 2017
Created by Music Director Roger Kalia, Sounds of Our Time is an innovative concert series that will explore connections that cross musical genres. The series seeks to demonstrate the connections between popular music of our time and classical music, both contemporary and from the past.  Each concert will highlight the similarities and common links between two different genres by opening with a classical performance by members of the LGMF Symphony Orchestra, followed by a solo set of our featured artist, and culminating with a unique collaboration between the two groups.  Throughout the concert, you will soon discover that modern popular music is fundamentally similar to classical music.

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8 PM – Lake George High School Auditorium – $10
A ticket to this performance is included with all season pass purchases.
Single tickets are available online or at the gate for $10.
(Rain Location: Lake George High School Auditorium)

(Parking: available on a variety of village streets, at the Lake George Steamboat Company lot, the Fort William Henry lot, the Million Dollar Beach lot, or on West Brook Road)

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August 22, 2017
Crossing Musical Genres

Created by Music Director Roger Kalia, Sounds of Our Time is an innovative concert series that will explore connections that cross musical genres.

The full Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Roger Kalia, will present the grand finale performance of the 2017 summer season. Program to include Beethoven’s “Symphony No.7” and a world premiere performance of Sheridan Seyfried’s double violin concerto for brothers Nikki and Timmy Chooi.

A pre-performance lecture/workshop will be held before the concert at 6:30pm
by musicologist Christine Wisch and composer Sheridan Seyfried. 

A post-concert talk back from 9:00-9:25pm will take place with Music Director and Conductor Roger Kalia, and select musicians and composers.

Be sure to watch the FIREWORKS over Lake George at 9:30pm!

7:30 – Lake George High School Auditorium – $15
A ticket to this performance is included with all season pass purchases.
Single tickets are available online or at the door for $15.

(Parking: available for free at the High School’s bus garage or on a variety of village streets)

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August 24, 2017

In addition to the performances listed here, the Lake George Music Festival also hosts a variety of Open Rehearsals. All are FREE and open to the public.

View the Open Rehearsal schedule HERE >>