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Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Thrasher Opera House 506 Mill St, Green Lake, WI

Green Lake Festival of Music presents Bach Dancing and Dynamite at Thrasher Opera House as our Season Opener June 8th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert talk beginning at 7:00. Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society has performed for twenty one years for audiences in Madison and south-central Wisconsin. Since 1992 flutist Stephanie Jutt and […]

V3NTO Brass Trio

Fond du Lac Public Library 32 Sheboygan St., Fond du Lac, WI

Green Lake Festival of Music presents V3NTO. A Chicago-based brass trio that has made it their mission to expand the boundaries of a relatively small repertoire. They bring brass trio music to life through the performance of obscure works, the commissioning and arranging of new ones, and through educational outreach. V3NTO received the Grand Prize in the 2012 Chicago Brass Festival Ensemble Competition and finished as a quarterfinalist in the 2013 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko – Winner, 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition

First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko is a First Prize winner at the 2022 Hilton Head International Piano Competition and the 2022 Maria Canals International Music Competition. Most recently, he was awarded the First Prize, the Canon Audience Prize, and the Chamber Music Award at the 20th Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition.

Choral Institute Performance

Demmer Recital Hall, Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Union St and West Thorne St, Ripon, WI

The Choral Institute is a beloved tradition at the Green Lake Festival of Music and welcomes anyone who loves to sing! Each season, this festival chorus performs a variety of pieces from throughout the choral repertory. In 2023, the Choral Institute will feature Carl Orff’s iconic Carmina Burana with professional soloists.

Composer Residency- Meet Reena Esmail

Demmer Recital Hall, Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Union St and West Thorne St, Ripon, WI

Indian-American composer Reena Esmail works between the worlds of Indian and Western classical music, and brings communities together through the creation of equitable musical spaces. Esmail’s life and music was profiled on Season 3 of PBS Great Performances series Now Hear This, as well as Frame of Mind, a podcast from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Esmail divides her attention evenly […]

Composer Residency Performance

The Green Lake Festival of Music is pleased to welcome Reena Esmail as its featured composer for the 2023 Composer Residency. This four-day event will begin on the morning of Thursday, June 22 and culminate in an afternoon performance on Sunday, June 25. All events will be held in Ripon College’s Demmer Recital Hall. This […]

Balourdet Quartet

The Balourdet Quartet, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program. The quartet received the Grand Prize at the 2021 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as prizes in international competitions including the Banff, Paolo Borciani, and Carl Nielsen competitions. They were also awarded […]


Anita Graef, cello

TownSquare Ballroom 492 Hill st, Green Lake, WI

Described as a musician of “superb artistry” (Pasadena Now) who plays with “high energy and polish” (WQXR), cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition for her music making as an artist who is equally at home exploring traditional as well as contemporary works, along with a deep commitment to service, outreach and education. Notable appearances include […]

Chamber Music Institute First Faculty Concert

Demmer Recital Hall, Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Union St and West Thorne St, Ripon, WI

Green Lake Festival Chamber Music Institute in central Wisconsin is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring artists and performers to make music together with greater expression, sensitivity, command, generosity and more; CMI’s students learn by instruction, by example, by collaborating and by doing.

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