WHITE LAKE CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
AUGUST 4 - 14, 2016
The White Lake Chamber Music Festival has a successful six year history of bringing in exceptional talent and great music to the White Lake area of Montague and Whitehall. In a very short time, the festival has grown to be one of Michigan's preeminent chamber music festivals.
From August 4th through 14th our area will host artists both local, national, and international. Featured artists include: the Chicago based Avalon String Quartet, the Thoreau Piano Trio, a four-hands piano recital, Thomas Wikman, world renowned organist born and raised in Muskegon, a concert of baroque music featuring the Avalon String Quartet violinist Blaise Magniere, cellist Pablo Mavave-Veglia, and much more will be presented.
Children's events include a concert geared to young people and an instrument petting zoo at the White Lake Community Library. Young musicians will perform at what is usually a packed house of parents, grandparents, and community members at the Book Nook and Java Shop for the Festival's Children's Recital. One concert will feature past winners of our Young Artists Solo Competition which attracts players statewide.
Unique to the White Lake Chamber Music Festival are the many local churches and businesses that kindly open their doors to host performances. In just five years approximately 150 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals have been held, typically at no charge. Audiences, both young and mature, continue to grow and come from greater distances, making the Festival and our area a vacation destination, a further economic boon to the local economy.
We desire to present exceptional music, to educate, thrill, and delight a growing audience, and reach more people with the timeless treasures of classical music.
"Music with Friends"
Friday, August 5, 2016
Jeremy Verwys, classical guitarist
Festival Kick Off Concert
Home of John & Mary Loeks
The White Lake Chamber Music Festival kicks off it’s 7th season with a "Music with Friends" concert on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the beautiful Lake Michigan home of John and Mary Loeks.
Classical guitarist, Jeremy Verwys, a well-respected and popular West Michigan classical guitarist, is sure to provide a memorable and enjoyable evening.
This great concert will be the perfect opening to the Arts Council of White Lake’s 7th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival, running August 4 – 14. The in-home concerts are always among festival favorites, providing a more intimate and up close experience for the concert goer. Food and drink are also an important part of the evening. Home concerts are all open to the public.
Tickets are $40 and include wine, hor d`oeuvres, coffee and desserts.
A limited number of tickets are available in advance only at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8744 Ferry St., Montague 231-894-5333), the Arts Council of White Lake (106. E. Colby St., Whitehall) or atwww.artswhitelake.org.
Embrace great music!