The 22nd Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, takes place June 13-28 2015, and will feature the music of traditional and contemporary classical music composers under new festival artistic director Paul Watkins. Watkins, cellist for the Emerson String Quartet takes over from the festivals founding artistic director, James Tocco, who retired in 2014. He will continue the festival’s tradition of creating imaginative projects with world class musicians. Continue reading
The Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival was founded in 1994 as a vision of James Tocco and his brother, Msgr Anthony M. Tocco, pastor at St. Hugo of Hills Catholic Church. Through them, a remarkable relationship between religious and cultural institutions was formed.
Each season has brought a rotating contingent of world-class musicians to the festival and it has grown into an event of national significance.