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Lake George Music Festival 2019

Thrilling Performances. World-Class Musicians. Lake George's premier music and arts festival and artist retreat for gifted young professionals and celebrated artists!

Lake George CLassical MusicVoted "Best Annual Event" in 2015, the Lake George Music Festival has brought together professionals, current students or faculty, or alumni from many prestigious institutions including the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the symphonies of Atlanta, Charlotte, Richmond, Kansas City, New World, Dallas, Detroit, San Antonio; the Pittsburgh Opera, the Ying Quartet, Astral Artists, Young Concert Artists; and nearly every music conservatory in the nation including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Eastman School of Music.

2019 will feature an innovative line up of exciting events, from chamber music to orchestral, and from formal to 'off the pedestal.' Held in historic Lake George settings and fresh new venues, events have general admission seating with casual attire, are family friendly, and handicapped-accessible. Browse our list of events to see what's in store for this season!

2019 Season Schedule

Opening Night

Monday, August 12th, 7pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George
$15 per person

Kick off the season with chamber music performances by LGMF's resident ensemble the Byrne: Kozar: Duo and other LGMF all-stars! Free parking is available in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Excursion

Tuesday, August 13th, 7pm
The Park Theater, 14 Park Street, Glens Falls
$15 per person

Or in other words, an "Excursion!" Join the musicians as they travel around the globe and celebrate a variety of international composers. Free parking is available in the city lots, the Park Theater lot, or on the street.

Hidden Gems

Wednesday, August 14th, 7pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George
$15 per person

Discover some of the classical world's best-kept secrets in a program dedicated to brilliant and beautiful works that are rarely performed but beloved by those who know them. Free parking is available in the Sacret Heart lot or on the street.

The Innovation: Then and Now

Thursday, August 15th, 7pm
The Park Theater, 14 Park Street, Glens Falls
$15 per person

Illuminating the works by composers Alyssa Weinberg, Juri Seo, among others. Free parking is availble in the city lots, the Park Theater lot, or on the street.

Sounds of Our Time

Friday, August 16th, 7:30pm
The Park Theater, 14 Park Street, Glens Falls
$15 per person

Created by LGMF Music Director and Conductor Roger Kalia, Sounds of Our Time (SOOT) is an innovative series of annual concerts that explore connections that cross musical genres. SOOT series seeks to demonstrate the connections between popular music of our time and contemporary classical music. 2019 will feature a performance of Sarah Kirkland-Snider's "Penelope". Free parking in the city lots, the Park Theater lot, or on the street.

Afternoon Matinee

Saturday, August 17th, 2pm
St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George
$15 per person

An afternoon matinee of chamber music set at the historic St. James Church in Lake George Village. Free parking is available on the St. James lawn.

Late Night Concert

Saturday, August 17th, sailing from 8:45pm to 10:30pm
Minne-Ha-Ha Cruise Ship, 57 Beach Road, Steel Pier, Lake George
$30 per person

All board for this musical voyage on the famous Minne-Ha-Ha! Their amplified, jamming classical music will keep you entertained as your explore the ship's bar, multiple decks, and hit the dance floor. Featuring an eclectic and lively program of familiar symphonic, jazz, and popular crossover classics. Paid parking is in the Steamboat Company lot.

Piano Mania

Sunday, August 18th at 1pm
Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek
$25 per person

Come hear the LGMF pianists perform music for zero hands (yes, zero hands) all the way up to eight hands. A fun program for everyone! Free parking is available across the street in the library lot.

LGMF Uncorked

Monday, August 19th, 6pm dinner, 7:30pm performance
Lake George Club, 4000 Lake George Drive, Diamond Point
$85 per person general seating, $450 per person premium seating

Set at the stunningly beautiful and historic Lake George Club, the annual LGMF Uncorked series was designed to create a new atmosphere for listening-relaxed, elegant, intimate, and enveloped by the beauty of Lake George. Featuring an opera performance of Peter Brooks’ La Tragedie de Carmen by the Lake George Music Festival Orchestra and singers from the Seagle Music Colony in 2019.

The price includes wine tastings by the Adirondack Winery, one glass of wine, souvenir wine glass, gourmet cheese samplings, a full buffet dinner and dessert, and the performance. Choose "Premium Seating" to reserve prime seating in the main dining room and name recognition in our annual program guide. Free parking is available on the grounds of the club by the tennis courts.

Limitless

Tuesday, August 20th, 7pm
The Park Theater, 14 Park Street, Glens Falls
$15 per person

Presenting non-traditional instruments and visual elements used in the standard cannon, as well as non-traditional instrumentation. Free parking is available in the city lots, the Park Theater lot, or on the street.

The World of Today

Wednesday, August 21st, 7pm
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George
$15 per person

Music isn’t all fairytale playlists and tonal chord progressions - it can also act as catalyst of change. Diversity through music is their ultimate goal. Free parking is available in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Timelines

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm
The Park Theater, 14 Park Street, Glens Falls
$15 per person

Journey across time with a diverse program that begins with your favorite classical pieces and ends with a world premiere of Sheridan Seyfried’s “Caprice for Solo Violin” performed by Artistic Director Barbora Kolarova. Free parking is available in the city lots, the Park Theater lot, or on the street.

LGMF Symphony Orchestra

Friday, August 23rd, 7:30pm
Lake George High School Auditorium, 381 Canada Street, Lake George
$25 per person

The full Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Roger Kalia, will present the grand finale performance of the 2019 summer season. The program will feature Schumann’s Symphony No.2 and Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite.” Free parking in the High School bus garage lot on Mountain Drive.

Ticket Information

Tickets and passes are on sale now and may be purchased online here »

For more information please visit lakegeorgemusicfestival.com, or call 518.791.5089.

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