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10:00 am Ripon Public Library, 120 Jefferson St. Ripon FREE
  1:00 pm Caestecker Public Library, 518 Hill St. Green Lake FREE
 3:00 pm Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave. Oshkosh FREE

Kaydenn is a string quartet based in Iowa City. All four members are graduate-level students at The University of Iowa School of Music. Additionally, all four were participants in GLFM's 2022 Chamber Music Institute. Kaydenn was the first Quartet-in-Residency with the Knox-Galesburg Symphony in 2023.

Children’s Chorus Camp

Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College 400 Union St., Ripon

This exciting collaboration between GLFM and The Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area enables youngsters ages 10-15 to explore the joys of singing with Magdalena Delgado of Uniting Voices Chicago, culminating in a free performance for the public on June 15. Registration deadline is May 12, and participants must be age 10 on or before June 12. Children do not need to be a member of the B&G Club to participate.

Children’s Chorus Concert

Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College 400 Union St., Ripon

Area youngsters (ages 10-15) will perform with director Magdalena Delgado and pianist Sarah Wheeler, following four fun afternoons of musical exploration.

Wynona Wang, piano

First Congregational Church 137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh

The outstanding Chinese pianist will perform on the exceptional Steinway housed at this historic church in downtown Oshkosh. Pre-concert talk with the artist at 7pm.

Wynona Wang, piano

10:00 am Master Class First Congregational Church, 137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh
Observe this exceptional artist working with student pianists in a splendid setting. FREE
3:00 pm Mini-concert Evergreen Retirement Community, 1130 N. Westfield St. Oshkosh FREE

Choral Institute FESTIVAL CHORUS Concert

Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College 400 Union St., Ripon

This year’s Festival Chorus will perform Carl Orff’s thrilling Carmina Burana. John C. Hughes conducts the chorus, two pianos, a bevy of percussionists, and soprano Alisa Jordheim, tenor James Judd, and baritone Jonathan Lasch. The 4-day Choral Institute welcomes anyone who loves to sing to join the Festival Chorus. The pre-concert conversation starts at 7 pm.

Meet Composer in Residence REENA ESMAIL

Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College 400 Union St., Ripon

Globally acclaimed Indian-American composer Reena Esmail collaborates with the Festival’s Chamber Choir in June and with the Chamber Music Institute in July, embodying this season’s theme of Hemispheres Uniting.

Balourdet Quartet

First Congregational Church 220 Ransom St., Ripon

The Boston-based ensemble, currently in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Professional String Quartet Program, will perform in this historic 1866 church that is listed on the Wisconsin and National Register of Historic Places. Pre-concert conversation starts at 7pm.

Balourdet Quartet

10:00 am Caestecker Public Library 518 Hill St., Green Lake (Thomas E. Caestecker Free Family Concert)
3:00 pm Evergreen Retirement Community 1130 N. Westfield St., Oshkosh

The Boston-based quartet will also perform two daytime concerts.

Anita Graef, cello

TownSquare Ballroom 492 Hill St., Green Lake

Cellist Anita Graef has earned recognition for her artistic excellence and her fresh and innovative approach to programming, mixing works from the classical canon with those by historically underrepresented composers. Learn more about this exciting artist in the pre-performance conversation at 7:00 pm.

Chamber Music Institute

Performance dates and locations follow
Green Lake Festival of Music’s Chamber Music Institute (CMI) is an extraordinary opportunity for pre-professional string players 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.


Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College 400 Union St., Ripon

Six engaging professional string musicians and educators from around the country make up the 2023 Chamber Music Institute faculty, and their sense of discovery is palpable when they play together in duos, trios, quartets, and other combinations. Don’t miss the pre-performance conversation at 7pm.

David Woods Family Concert

First Congregational Church 220 Ransom St., Ripon

6:00 pm Heavy hors d’oeuvres (for purchase) & cash bar
7:00 pm Pre-concert talk
7:30 pm Concert by Chamber Music Institute faculty and students

This convivial Festival tradition brings concertgoers and musicians together to mix and mingle before the lively performance begins.

Cabaret Gala Fundraiser

Thrasher Opera House 506 Mill St, Green Lake

This convivial annual gathering includes a champagne/wine reception, elegant light fare, and a live auction. Musical interludes will feature Fran Banish and Carlo Basile as the “Global Guitar Duo” performing traditional and original works of Spanish flamenco, Cuban, Asian and Americana roots. Amelia Korbitz, violin (former CMI participant). Internationally inspired cabaret performed by Emily Fons, mezzo-soprano and Janna Ernst, piano. $150/person, festive, colorful, and/or international attire encouraged.

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