On Friday, July 15, the Festival artist faculty series concert 'New Worlds' included premieres of two works by Evan Chambers, 2016 Festival composer in residence.


The composer performed as vocalist with MoVE, Modern Violin Ensemble for the premiere performance of what the trees know. MoVE includes violinists Carolyn Stuart, Lina Bahn, Janet Sung and Stephanie Ezerman.

In his program notes for the work Chambers writes:

Renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz will be our guest again in 2017 for a residency from July 4-7. His residency will include opportunities for cello students and chamber ensembles to receive coachings, a presentation for festival students on career development, a chamber music master class open to the public, and Haimovitz's performances on our July 7 Artist Faculty Series concert.

In 2017 our Classical Encounters series will again bring its informal chamber music performances to non-traditional venues around Burlington. A complete list of 2016 performances is given below, while upcoming 2017 performances will be listed at the link Classical Encounters. Our musicians look forward to meeting you at these events!

Here is a fine article about our Classical Encounters program by arts writer Amy Lilly of Seven Days:

Students Practice Playing, and Advocacy, at GMCMF

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival is "where the future of classical music resides," says renowned flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Enjoy this video, made for Burlington's CBS affiliate during the first visit Zukerman made to Green Mountain. This season Eugenia Zukerman will visit the Festival again, performing a rarely heard flute quartet of Giovanni Battista Viotti on July 8.

There are a multitude of summer music festivals in the United States, some world-renowned, like Tanglewood, and some small and intimate, like the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. I first visited this remarkable Vermont festival in 2012 and produced a 'vlog' in partnership with MusicalAmerica.com that summer.