The White Lake Chamber Music Festival

International, national, and local performers will be coming to White Lake August 3-13, 2017 to share their musical talents with us. Numerous concerts will be given each day throughout the festival, and many of the events are free!

 

About the Festival

This year is the White Lake Chamber Music Festival’s 8th year in existence, and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Among the festival’s numerous highlights will be three performances by the Chicago-based and much-lauded Avalon String Quartet. The concerts will be August 5th, 9th & 12th at Lebanon Lutheran Church in Montague.

Additionally, festival-goers can look forward to two performances by Fifth House Ensemble, an Ensemble in Residence at the Music Institute of Chicago. There will also be a delightful in-home performance at the Lake Michigan home of Gary & Linda VanderHagen. This event will feature a concert by William Watson (tenor), Tracy Watson (mezzo-soprano), and Teresa Kang (piano) along with wine, cheese, and desserts between sets.

Numerous other performances grace the festival’s schedule, including free, daily salon concerts held at The Book Nook & Java Shop in Montague. On the final evening (August 13th), The Book Nook will also host a French Theme Gala Dinner Party. The gala will feature a fine spread of French wine and fare plus live music by Michael Schaeffer on accordion. This event is $50 per person.

Ready to make your plans? We’ve created a detailed schedule of all the concerts in the festival and divided them by free events (top) and paid events (below):

 

Free Events

Saturday, August 5

  • Festival Highlights Presentation – Robert Swan
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague

Sunday, August 6

  • Salon Concert – Andrea Holliday (soprano) & Teresa Kang (piano)
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague
  • Concert – Walvoord Trio: Jenny Walvoord (violin), Alicia Eppinga (cello) & Andrew Le (piano)
    7:30 pm @ Ferry Memorial Church, Montague

Monday, August 7

  • Salon Concert – Lee Cello Duo: Anna Sanders Lee & Cheng Hou Lee
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague

Tuesday, August 8

  • Children’s Concert – Bill Bits (percussion)
    11:00 am @ White Lake Community Library, Whitehall
  • Salon Concert – Solo Competition Finalists
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague
  • Recital – Area Young Musicians
    5:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague
  • Outdoor Concert – West Michigan Concert Winds
    7:00 pm @ Montague Bandshell Concert, Montague

Wednesday, August 9

  • Salon Concert – Vireo Piano Trio: Michelle Vallier (violin), Erin Wang (cello) & Bryan Uecker (piano)
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague

Thursday, August 10

  • Children’s Concert – Erin Wang (cellist & music educator)
    11:00 am @ ACWL/Gallery, Whitehall
  • Salon Concert – 4 Hand Piano: Bryan Uecker & Steve Thielman
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague
  • Concert – 5th House Ensemble: Grace Hong (oboe), ​Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (clarinet) & Eric Heidbreder (bassoon)
    7:30 pm @ United Methodist Church, Montague

Friday, August 11

  • Salon Concert – 5th House Ensemble: Grace Hong (oboe), ​Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (clarinet) & Eric Heidbreder (bassoon)
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague
  • Baroque Concert – Gaudete Brass Quintet
    7:30 pm @ United Methodist Church, Montague

Saturday, August 12

  • Recital – Jeremy Verwys (classical guitar)
    1:00 pm @ ACWL/Gallery, Whitehall
  • Salon Concert – William Watson (tenor), Tracy Watson (mezzo-soprano) & Mina Son (piano)
    4:30 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague

 

Paid Events

Thursday, August 3rd

  • Garden Concert – $30 – Folias Duo: Carmen Maret (flute) & Andres Bergeron (guitar)
    7:30 pm @ Cocoa Cottage, Whitehall

Friday, August 4

  • In-Home Concert – $40 – William Watson (tenor), Tracy Watson (mezzo-soprano), Teresa Kang (piano)
    7:30 pm @ Home Gary & Linda VanderHagen on Lake Michigan

Saturday, August 5

  • Concert – $10 – Avalon String Quartet
    7:30 pm @ Lebanon Lutheran Church, Whitehall

Monday, August 7

  • Concert – $20 – Thomas Wikman (organ), Barbara Butler (trumpet) & Charlie Geyer (trumpet)
    7:30 pm @ Central United Methodist, Muskegon

Wednesday, August 9

  • Concert – $10 – Avalon String Quartet
    7:30 pm @ Lebanon Lutheran Church, Whitehall

Saturday, August 12

  • Concert – $10 – Avalon String Quartet with Elizandro Garcia-Montoya (clarinet)
    7:30 pm @ Lebanon Lutheran Church, Whitehall

Sunday, August 13

  • French Theme Gala Dinner Party – $50 – Michael Schaeffer (accordion)
    6 pm @ The Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague

 

Getting Tickets

Paid events require tickets, which can be purchased online at artswhitelake.org or by phone/in person at either of the following locations:

  • Arts Council of White Lake
    106 E. Colby St. Whitehall, MI 49461
    (231) 894-2787
  • The Book Nook & Java Shop
    8744 Ferry St, Montague, MI 494537
    (231) 894-5333

 

Interested in a Festival Pass?

A festival pass registers you for all paid events except the French Theme Gala Dinner Party at The Book Nook & Java Shop (Sunday, August 13th).

You can get your festival pass here.

 

Booking Your Stay in White Lake

While you attend the festival, we invite you to make your reservations at The Weathervane Inn!

We currently have several openings during the timeframe of the White Lake Chamber Music Festival. Weekdays, in particular, are a great time to book if you’re coming from Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, or Lansing. Monday through Friday, lines here are markedly shorter, and there’s a noticeable difference in congestion on the beaches. Many of our guests from Flint, Jackson, and Ann Arbor also love booking on weekdays because traffic is much smoother.

Creating a reservation is easy. Just fill out the short form at the top of the page. Enter your dates and preferred room plus your billing info, and you’re all set to mark your calendar for the festival!

Don’t forget — it’s August 3rd – 13th.

We’ll see you soon!

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