Our Classical Encounters series again brought its informal chamber music performances into non-traditional venues around Burlington—click here for a listing of the schedule for the 2015 festival. We are delighted that so many listeners stopped by to hear and meet our musicians during the 2015 GMCMF season!
During the final week of the 2015 festival, many of our students performed the chamber music they were preparing for the whole session. In the UVM Recital Hall, Emerging Artists concerts took place on Monday 7/20, Tuesday 7/21, and Thursday 7/23; extra afternoon concerts featured students playing partial works: concertos and other solo pieces on Tuesday 7/21, and chamber works on Thursday 7/23.
During the final week of our 2014 session, Burlington's weekly paper Seven Days covered Classical Encounters with a fine article by arts writer Amy Lilly. Read it here:
Renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz was our guest again in 2015 for a residency from July 14-17. His residency included opportunities for cello students and chamber ensembles to receive coachings, a presentation on musical entrepreneurship for festival students, a chamber music master class open to the public, and Haimovitz's performances on our July 17 Artist Faculty Series concert.