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https://whitelakemusic.eventbrite.com.The White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present a special home concert on June 29, 7:30PM, featuring cellist Marina Hoover and pianist Andrea Swan performing Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano and Cello in A, Op.69, Dvorak’s Silent Woods, as well as pieces by Bach, Chopin, and Schumann. This is a fundraiser for the upcoming, 14th annual 2023 White Lake Chamber Music Festival, August 5 – 13.
A limited number of tickets are available in advance at the Book Nook & Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St., Montague 231-894-5333 and online at https://whitelakemusic.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will go to help underwrite the cost of the 2023 White Lake Chamber Music Festival in August. Tickets are $60 and include hors d’oeuvres, wine, coffee, desserts, and exceptional music making in the beautiful home of Harold and Barbara Wheaton on Lake Michigan.
Marina Hoover is a Grammy nominee. She was founding cellist of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, which rocketed to international status. Ms. Hoover played over 1000 concerts in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Brazil, Uraguay, Israel, and Australia. Ms Hoover’s solo career has included concerts with Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia, Red Deer Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, Belo Horizonte Symphony (Brazil), Yale Chamber Orchestra and Curtis Orchestra.
Andrea Swan is an acclaimed chamber musician, collaborative pianist, orchestral keyboardist, soloist, and teacher in the Chicago area, Andrea Swan plays with the Grant Park Music Festival and the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra. In addition to frequent appearances on the Chicago Symphony chamber music series and live WFMT radio broadcasts, she has performed recitals throughout the United States and the Far East. She regularly accompanies instrumentalist auditions for the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras and serves as official pianist for local and national music competitions, including the Stulberg International String Competition, held annually in Kalamazoo.
For more information, please call 231-329-3056.
The White Lake Chamber Music Festival Announces a Stunning Season!
Thrilling, live chamber music performances are returning to the White Lake area! From August 5 – 13, the 14th annual White Lake Chamber Music Festival will present an impressive array of exceptional performances! Excellent programming, world-class artists, and inspiring classical music performances will take place in the White Lake area. What once was mostly found only in metropolitan cities, is now a yearly experience in the White Lake area.
The Chicago based, world-renowned Avalon String Quartet, described as “…deeply musical and sheerly gorgeous”, returns for two concerts presenting Mozart’s String Quartet in A Major, K. 464, Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D.810, “Death and the Maiden”, the Borodin String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, and Mozart’s String Quintet in D Major, K. 593 with Michael Ouzounian, viola.
The Bayberry String Quartet will be performing here for the first time after a recent appearance at Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society. They will perform String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 “American” by Dvorak and then will be joined by oboist Margaret Butler for the Mozart Oboe Quartet in F major, plus much more.
A very special “Evening of Song” will feature soprano Angela DeVenuto and bass baritone Leo Radosavljevic. They will also perform at a newly added “An Evening of Cabaret” on Thursday, August 10 at 9:30PM at the Book Nook & Java Shop.
Other highlights include the Festival Trio featuring clarinetist Sergey Gutorov, cellist Marina Hoover, and pianist Andrea Swan. Also new to us this year is the Festival Piano Quartet performing Faure Piano Quartet Op. 15 and Brahms Piano Quartet Op 25.
Concluding the week will be the ever-popular Baroque concert featuring conductor and harpsichordist David Schrader and soprano Katelyn Lee in a wonderfully varied program.
This year’s nine-day festival is packed with so many exciting offerings: no cost daily 4PM Salon Concerts at the Book Nook & Java Shop, a children’s concert, a children’s recital, meet and greets, an “Evening of Cabaret” plus the Gala dinner. There will once again be the world’s greatest music wonderfully played, combined with the soft summer weather, beaches, and spectacular sunsets. All of this makes the White Lake Chamber Music Festival a vacation destination for an ever-growing audience from near and far.
The Festival is grateful for the generous support of individuals and businesses that makes it possible to bring great artists and great music to the White Lake area.
All 7PM evening concerts will take place at St. James Lutheran, 8945 Stebbins St. in Montague. All 4PM Salon Concerts will be at the Book Nook and Java Shop, 8744 Ferry St., Montague. A limited number of tickets for each evening performance, plus the Cabaret Evening and Gala Dinner, are available at the Book Nook & Java Shop (231-894-5333) and on-line at https://whitelakemusic.eventbrite.com.
For a schedule of this year’s delightful Festival events, please visit www.whitelakemusic.org or call 231-329-3056 for more information.
Savannah Voice Festival singers Angela De Venuto and Leo Radosavljevic will perform during a special late night party, “Evening of Cabaret” on Thursday, August 10 at 9:30PM at the Book Nook & Java Shop (8744 Ferry St., Montague). Tickets are $25 and include appetizers and wine. A limited number of tickets are available at the Book Nook & Java Shop (231-894-5333) and on-line at https://whitelakemusic.eventbrite.com.
The Daily Telegraph of London called “Cabaret” “a daring and great musical that combines unforgettable songs with genuinely gripping drama.” The Los Angeles Times says it is “eternally captivating.”
Chicago native Angela De Venuto’s vibrant soprano and magnetic stage presence has brought her to perform such roles as Adele (Die Fledermaus), the title role of Angélique (Ibert), Emily Webb (Our Town), Fiametta (The Gondoliers), and Peep-Bo (The Mikado) with DePaul Opera Theatre, and Lady Saphir (Patience) with Savoyaires. Recently, Angela has performed with the Chicago Symphony, Northwest Chicago Symphony Northwestern University, was soprano soloist for Vivaldi’s Gloria, and covered the role of Musetta (La bohéme) with Kor Productions. She performs throughout the country as a soprano soloist.
Praised for his “steely power” (Voix des Arts) and “resonant bass” (Opera News), Leo Radosavljevic is a presence on the operatic stage. Mr. Radosavljevic is sought after around the world for his “excellent musicianship” and “expansive delivery”. On the concert stage, he has appeared as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Metropolis Symphony, The Orchestra Now, New Julliard Ensemble, the Savannah Voice Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival in Chicago and Carnegie Hall in New York.
This year’s nine-day festival is packed with so many exciting offerings: no cost daily 4PM Salon Concerts at the Book Nook & Java Shop, a children’s concert, a children’s recital, meet and greets, evening concerts, plus the Gala dinner. There will once again be the world’s greatest music wonderfully played, combined with the soft summer weather, beaches, and spectacular sunsets. All of this makes the White Lake Chamber Music Festival a vacation destination for an ever-growing audience from near and far.