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Experience Exceptional Classical & New Music at the Lake George Music Festival

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Classical music concerts without symphony prices? Check. Brand new, dynamic music? Check. Gifted artists performing among the beautiful backdrop of Lake George? Check. It must be that time again - the Lake George Music Festival returns for 2019 on August 12th!

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For two whole weeks residents and guests of the Lake George region enjoy a number of traditional and experimental concerts. Talented musicians come together to perform a wide variety of concerts, ranging from chamber music to orchestral works to contemporary pieces. This exhilarating festival truly enhances the thriving Lake George arts and culture scene.

Read on to find out what this diverse festival is all about, and what events are taking place that you just won't want to miss!

Musicians, Guests & Performances Combine for the Perfect Lake George Cultural Event

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The Lake George Music Festival does much more than just attract renowned and emerging talent to Lake George - it transforms our region into a cultural destination, bringing musicians, residents, and visitors together for something amazing.

The spirit of camaraderie behind the festival is unmatched, as locals welcome musicians into their homes, and events like post-concert receptions yield to guests easily mingling with one another and with the musicians.

Performances cover such a wide range of music, there is undoubtedly something for everyone! There are solo piano performances, large orchestral works, brand new interpretations of the classics, pieces by 20th century experimentalists, and performances of contemporary works, some of which are written by the festival's own composers-in-residence.

The music, the people, and the exquisite Adirondack region come together for this two-week long event that you'll just have to experience in person to appreciate.

The 2019 Can't-Miss Chamber Music Performances

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Music festival events are happening throughout the two-week span of August 12th to the 23rd of 2019, but the primary performances are the chamber music events. Chamber music by definition is instrumental music played by a small ensemble, so this is a chance to get up close and personal with truly talented musicians.

This year's chamber music performances are taking place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. James Episcopal Church:

More Magnificent Music & 2019 Festival Fun

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Here's the full schedule:

August 12th: Opening Night

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

August 13th: Excursion!

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.

August 14th: Hidden Gems

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.

August 15th: The Innovation: Then and Now

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.

August 16th: Sounds of Our Time

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.

August 17th: Afternoon Matinee

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

August 17th: Late Night Concert

All aboard for this musical voyage on the famous "Minne-Ha-Ha" - Our amplified, jamming classical music will keep you entertained as you 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 in the Steamboat Company lot.

August 18th: Piano Mania

Come hear the LGMF pianists perform music for 0 hands (yes zero hands) all the way up to 8 hands. A fun program for everyone! Free parking across the street in the Library lot.

August 19th: LGMF Uncorked

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 Carmen by the Lake George Music Festival Orchestra and singers from the Seagle Music Colony in 2019.

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 on the grounds of the Club by the tennis courts.

August 20th: Limitless

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

August 21st: The World of Today

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

August 22nd: Timelines

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 in the city lots, the Park Theater lot, or on the street.

August 23rd: LGMF Symphony Orchestra

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.

Get Your Tickets for the Ultimate Music Festival

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Like what you see? Don't miss out on all the Lake George Music Festival has to offer this year! You can purchase tickets for individual events on their website, or opt for a full festival pass so you don't miss one minute of the action.

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