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

Due to COVID-19, the originally planned 2020 festival has been adapted into a Virtual Festival (September 13-18) as well as a Drive-In Series (September 19-20) at the Lake George Festival Commons.

Click here for details on the Virtual Festival and here for more on the Drive-In Series.

The details below about what the Lake George Music Festival typically entails are left here for archival purposes even though the event won't be taking place in that format this year.


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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!

close up of musicians performing

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

four women looking out over the lake

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 Can't-Miss Chamber Music Performances

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Music festival events are happening throughout the Festival's two-week span, 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 would've taken place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. James Episcopal Church.

More Magnificent Music & Festival Fun

musicans performing on stage

Below is the full schedule of events that would've taken place. We've chosen to list it here for archival purposes even though the 2020 Festival was canceled.

Chamber Music Performance 1

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.

Kick off the season with chamber music performances by LGMF resident ensembles, Artistic Director Barbora Kolarova, and other LGMF all-stars! Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Chamber Music Performance 2

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Chamber Music Performance 3

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Chamber Music Performance 4

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Sounds of Our Time

Shepard Park Amphitheater, Lake George Village
FREE admission

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. Fireworks to follow the performance!

Chamber Music Performance 5

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Afternoon Chamber Music Matinee Performance

St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking on the St. James lawn is first come first serve

Family Concert

Shepard Park Amphitheater, Lake George Village
FREE admission

Enrich a child's life through the one-of-a-kind experience of hearing the LGMF Symphony Orchestra playing classical masterpieces. Instill a lifelong love of music with this fun and engaging program for the young and the young at heart. Perfect for all ages, but especially those 12 and under.

Late Night Concert

Lake George Beach Club, 2 Montcalm Street, Lake George, NY
FREE Admission

Join us for a true classical music party at the newly remodeled Beach Club! Featuring all the festival musicians in an impromptu, amplified, and jamming sight-reading bash!

Piano Mania

Tannery Pond Community Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek, NY
$25 per person.

Come hear the LGMF pianists perform music for solo piano all the way up to 8 hands. A fun program for everyone! Free parking across the street in the Library lot.

"LGMF Uncorked"

Lake George Club, 4000 Lake Shore Drive, Diamond Point, NY
$90 per person general seating/$130 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. 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. Free parking on the grounds of the Club by the tennis courts.

Chamber Music Performance 6

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Happy Hour with Music Director Roger Kalia

The Boardwalk Restaurant, Lake George Village
FREE Admission
Paid parking at the Boardwalk lot.

Grab a drink and join Maestro Roger Kalia as he discusses this years' orchestra performance, soloists, and repertoire.

Chamber Music Performance 7

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Chamber Music Performance 8

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 50 Mohican Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking in the Sacred Heart lot or on the street.

Afternoon Chamber Music Matinee "Composer Institute"

St. James Episcopal Church, 172 Ottawa Street, Lake George, NY
$15 per person.
Free parking on the St. James lawn is first come first serve.

Featuring the Rhythm Method String Quartet performing new works by our resident student composers.

LGMF Symphony Orchestra

Lake George High School Auditorium, 381 Canada Street, Lake George, NY
$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 2020 summer season. The program will feature Mozart Symphony No.41 and the world-premiere performance of Pascal Le Boeuf's triple concerto for the arx duo percussion ensemble and violinist Barbora Kolarova. 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 season pass so you don't miss one minute of the action.

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