The schedule of events for the eighth annual Lake George Music Festival has been announced.
Highlights include residencies by the ensemble Loadbang, Grammy award winning composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey, and a world premiere of an orchestral work by composer Christopher Rogerson. The festival will also feature premieres by composer and Curtis Institute of Music faculty member David Ludwig and Grammy nominated composer Pascal Le Boeuf.
The 2018 schedule will present a new event at the Wiawaka Holiday House on Lake George: a chamber music concert featuring locally produced wine and chocolate samplings from both the Adirondack Winery and Barkeater Chocolates; outdoors on the Wiawaka lawn.
LGMF “Uncorked” returns again this year at the Lake George Club. One of the most successful LGMF events to date, the event this time around will include a complete gourmet buffet dinner included in the ticket price. The performance will feature a collaboration with singers from the Seagle Music Colony performing a one act comic opera by Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos.
Sounds of Our Time returns for 2018 featuring a high energy collaboration with ensemble Project Trio, a flute, bass, and cello trio from Brooklyn, NY. Sounds of Our Time, this year in Shepard Park on a Thursday fireworks night will also feature music by Led Zeppelin arranged for orchestra by composer Steven Snowden; among other works.
Other events include a “Late Night Concert” aboard the Minnie-Ha-Ha, Piano-Mania at the Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek, and a children’s concert in Shepard Park featuring Paul Dooley’s “The Conductors Spell Book,” narrated by the composer.
Six chamber music performances will be presented in venues such as Sacred Heart Church in Lake George, St. James Episcopal Church in Lake George, the Silver Bay YMCA, and at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
The 2018 Lake George Music Festival Symphony will host concertmaster Dennis Kim, who is also the concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic.
The festival will end with a performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” conducted by festival music director Roger Kalia.
Tickets are on sale now for individual performances. Full season passes, granting admission to all events and open rehearsals over the two week festival are available for $199.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here or call (518) 791-5089.
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