THE GREEN MOUNTAIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR AN EIGHTH SEASON TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
The Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival will return to the University of Vermont campus for its eighth season from June 24-July 21, 2012. This festival combines an intensive program of solo and chamber music study for college, graduate, and high school age musicians with a chamber music series. Over 140 students from 48 states and 12 countries converge on the campus of the University of Vermont for one month preparing to be professional violinists, cellists and pianists, as well as advocates for classical chamber music.
Thirty faculty musicians work with Artistic Director Kevin Lawrence preparing these young musicians for professional careers in the world of music. Students participate in free community performances throughout Chittenden and Addison Counties as part of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival’s outreach program.
In addition, performances by advanced string students will be presented every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. beginning June 26th in the University of Vermont Recital Hall. The public is invited to attend these free public performances.
Along with its program of study for young musicians, the festival supports a chamber music series, which has already taken its place among the most significant musical events in the region.
“These concerts offer beloved masterworks at the heart of chamber music repertoire, along with unusual discoveries our performers are eager to share,” -Artistic Director, Kevin Lawrence
Concerts in this series will include:
Wednesday, June 27 The Meaning of Life: Love, Delight and Longing
Friday, June 29 Personal Czech: Music of Dvorak
Wednesday, July 4 Coming to America: Music of the 20th Century Immigration
Friday, July 6 Color and Sound
Friday, July 13 Russian Brilliance
Friday, July 20 Season Finale, with special guest Eugenia Zukerman, flute
Special guest artists will include clarinetist Daniel McKelway on June 27 and flutist Eugenia Zukerman on July 20.
All concerts will be held at the University of Vermont Recital Hall at 7:30 pm. General admission tickets are $25 for adults. Students are admitted FREE.
Tickets are available by emailing email@example.com
In addition, Master Classes by renowned chamber music artists will be open to the public.
Admission is $10 for adults, and students are FREE.
Wednesday, July 11, Violist Lawrence Dutton and Pianist and Composer Jeffrey Sharkey
Sunday, July 15, Violinist Violaine Melancon
The Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, is a 501 © (3) organization which has won two substantial grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its creative programming and outreach efforts. The organization is led by Artistic Director Kevin Lawrence and a Vermont-based board of directors.
For more information, go to www.gmcmf.org