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Lake George Music Festival 2021

Live, In-Person Performances in a Brand New Venue

The wait is over! After a long year of quarantine concerts, a virtual series, and a drive-in concert series, The Lake George Music Festival has announced their 2021 festival season. All passes and tickets are on sale now!

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2021 will feature the majority of events at the Carriage House on the grounds of Fort William Henry. Popular as a venue years ago, its resurgence into the spotlight recently has been part of a broader effort between the music festival, the Village of Lake George, and a small group of community minded individuals who wish to see Lake George become a cultural tourism destination featuring this revitalized, year-round indoor performance space.

As one of the nation's foremost classical music artist retreats, the Lake George Music Festival upholds a mission to advance music, re-imagine the concert experience, and build audiences for the 21st century through artistic integrity and innovation.

August 18 - 7:30pm

“Rhythm Method String Quartet”

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY $25 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

Parallels (2014), Alyssa Weinberg

Say (2016), Shelley Washington

Gone/Back (2020),

Carrie Frey String Quartet in G major (1929),

Florence Price

August 19 - 7:20pm

"Hub New Music Ensemble"

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY $25 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program: TBA from the stage.

August 20 - 7:30pm 

“A ride on the jolly S.S. Tigor”

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$25 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124 (1907), Camille Saint-Saëns 

Three Sarabandes: dance suite for string quartet (2018), Molly Herron

Furtive movements (2014), Ted Hearne 

Monochrome (2005), Jonathan Bailey Holland 

The Firebird (1910), Igor Stravinsky, arr. Guido Agosti

August 21 - 11:00am

“Children's Concert in Shepard Park”

Shepard Park, downtown Lake George Village
This concert is FREE

Program: 

Join us for a fun program for all ages, but especially those 12 an under! Featuring the New York premiere of "The Mystery of the Missing Music" by composer Jordan Kuspa. Roger Kalia conducts the Lake George Music Festival Chamber Orchestra with actors from the Adirondack Theater Festival. We will also collect donated instruments for local music students in need at this event. 

August 21 - 1:00pm

“Rhythm Method Quartet performs student compositions”

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$10 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

Featuring the Rhythm Method String Quartet performing new compositions by our student composers. Program TBA from the stage.

August 22 - 7:30pm

“Strings old and new, borrowed and blue”

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$25 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

Quartet for four violins (1949), Grazyna Bacewicz  

Trio for oboe, trombone and piano (1985), Ronald Roseman 

A String Quartet is like a Flock of Birds, nine meditations and dances for string quartet (2020), Paul Novak

Rhapsody in blue (1924), George Gershwin arr. Henry Levine

August 23 - 5pm

“Festival Happy Hour with Music Director Roger Kalia”

Fort William Henry Hotel, White Lion Room, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY

This is a FREE event. Cash bar available.

Program:

Grab a drink at the bar, and join our Music Director, Roger Kalia as he dives into and discusses our 2021 orchestra program.

August 23 - 7:30pm

“Last trumpet over Florence”

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$25 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

Swan Song (2013), David Serkin Ludwig 

Serenata Op. 46 (1927), Alfredo Casella 

Quintet in A minor for Piano and Strings (1936), Florence Price 

August 24 - 7:30pm

“1, 5, or 8 more for the road”

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$25 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

Ripple (2021), Chin Ting Chan, world premiere, commissioned by and written for Barbora Kolářová solo violin 

Soirée de Vienne, Paraphrase on Fledermaus (1926), Johann Strauss/Alfred Grünfeld 

Afro-Cuban Concerto (2001), Valerie Coleman 

Octet in E flat Major, Op. 20 (1825), Felix Mendelssohn 

August 25 - 7:30pm

“LGMF Symphony Orchestra” 

Carriage House at Fort William Henry, 48 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$35 Tickets at: www.lakegeorgemusicfestival.com/events or at the door

Program:

The grand finale of our 2021 season - featuring the full orchestra comprised of our resident musicians. Roger Kalia conducts.

Colin Jacobsen/arr. Siamak Aghaei, Ascending Bird – 7’ Piazzolla, “Spring” and “Summer” from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires – 13’ featuring Barbora Kolarova violin Mahler/arr. Farrington, Symphony No. 1, “Titan” – 53’

 

For more information please visit LakeGeorgeMusicFestival.com, or call 518-791-5089.

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