Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

The last sounds of the 2014 Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck will fade away at the end of this week, after a program featuring a number of festival regulars, including co-directors Jennifer Walvoord and Drew Le, cellist Alicia Eppinga, horn player Paul Austin, and clarinetist Brad Wong.

Jennifer Walvoord looks back at some of the highlights of the successful 2014 season, and previews the final program. It will be performed Thursday and Friday night at 7:30 in the Woman's Club of Saugatuck. 

Lauren Landry

The Akropolis Reed Quintet, winners of the gold medal at the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, will appear at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this week.

Cara Lieurance talks to mezzo-soprano Martha Hart, who appears this week at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

They discuss the Schumann song cycle 'Frauenliebe und leben' in-depth, and touch on other works on the program. Ms. Hart, a faculty member of Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, also discusses her musical upbringing in Holland, Michigan.

Chad Johnston

Duo Diorama is the husband-and-wife team of violinist MingHuan Xu and pianist Winston Choi.

At the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, they'll perform a program of music by Bach, Brahms, William Grant Still, and John Corigliano. Cara Lieurance talks to Winston Choi about the couple's Michigan connections, Mr. Choi's Canadian upbringing, and their new life in Chicago.

Grand Rapids Symphony

Cellist Alicia Eppinga, principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, is one of the featured performers at the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck this weekend.

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