Lake George, NY – Orchestral and chamber music performances are accompanied by breathtaking views of Lake George and the Adirondack Mountains during the 2022 Lake George Music Festival (LGMF) – August 10-18. The festival returns to the historic Fort William Henry Carriage House Theatre and features a diverse musical lineup, showcasing the versatility of more than 30 World-Class Symphony musicians as they perform music ranging from cherished legendary masterworks to new works.
Single tickets are available for purchase at the door for $20.
SEASON OPENER – EMMY AWARD-WINNING TIME FOR THREE:
LGMF kicks off the festival with Emmy award-winning Time for Three and the Lake George Music Festival Orchestra at the Shepard Park Amphitheater in downtown Lake George. This event is free to the public and in collaboration with the Lake George Arts Project.
Time for Three is a classically trained string trio that explores a variety of musical genres, including classical, bluegrass, rock, hip-hop, and jazz. The groundbreaking trio consists of Charles Yang (violin), Nick Kendall (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass). The members carry a passion for improvisation, composition, and arrangements, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing. Earning praise from NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Sun-Times, the band has become known for its charismatic and energetic performances.
Schedule of Events:
All performances occur at The Carriage House Theatre at Fort William Henry Hotel (48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY) except for opening night.
Wednesday, August 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
7:30 pm: Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: Johannes Brahms Piano Quintet, Op. 34.
Tuesday, August 16
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 17
7:30 pm: Chamber music featuring LGMF artists in residence. Program to highlight: P.I. Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence, Op.70.
Thursday, August 18
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. Tickets $30.
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 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.
About Lake George Music Festival:
Lake George Music Festival (LGMF) began in 2011. Each LGMF has brought inspiring talent and celebrated artists from 27 countries worldwide to the 32-mile-long “Queen of American Lakes” Lake George, situated in picturesque upstate New York. Thousands of enthusiastic music lovers return yearly to enjoy two weeks of exciting and memorable music-making. Led by the founding artistic directors Barbora Kolářová, and Roger Kalia; they have curated some of the most diverse and engaging programs you’ll ever witness. The three founders have gone to great lengths to ensure the festival grows and progresses into a cultural destination for artists in residence, community members, and pass holders. A newly renovated Carriage House with brand new sound, lighting, and staging equipment is just one of the ways that your festival experience is amplified. Like the music that’s going to be being played there, the rejuvenated Carriage House is the perfect mix of beloved tradition and contemporary flare.
Photo at top: Lake George Music Festival. Photo provided by Katie Alessi, Trifecta Collaborative Marketing Director & Founder.