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Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society

Thrasher Opera House 506 Mill St, Green Lake

Our 44th season opens with this engaging Madison-based ensemble, now in its 21st year. Pre-concert talk with the artists starts at 7pm.

V3NTO Brass Trio

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

Librarians be advised: the Chicago-based trio will make some joyful noise and beautiful music in your quiet space.

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko, Piano

First Congregational Church, Oshkosh 137 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh

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

Choral Institute FESTIVAL CHORUS Concert

Rodman Center for the Arts, Ripon College Union St and W. Thorne 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 Union St and W. Thorne 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, Ripon 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 Union St and W. Thorne 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, Ripon 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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Contact us at 920-748-9398 or with any questions.