Musicians of professional orchestras, students of music conservatories, faculty, and alumni from many prestigious institutions, emerging young professionals and celebrated artists from around the world perform in the Lake George Area in New York's Southern Adirondacks.

For two weeks the musicians present traditional and experimental concerts, open rehearsals, receptions, and informal talks.

Live festival recordings have been featured on a variety of radio programs including NPR's Performance Today.

Concerts and open rehearsals are held in historic locations, are family-friendly, casual and take place just a short, scenic drive from Lake George throughout Warren County communities.

The 2018 Festival will continue to entertain from the Opening Ceremony to the closing Full Orchestra Concert.

Alex Lombard, President and CEO; Barbora Kilarova, Aftistic Director and General Manager; Roger Kalia, Music Director and Conductor as well as our seasonal and internship staff; the Board of Directors of the Lake George Music Festival invite you to visit and enjoy all the performances presented.

Monday, August 13th - 7:00pm

Chamber Music Concert

The concert will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 50 Mohican Street Lake George. The performance features 2018 Ensemble in Residence. A meet-the-musicians reception will follow. 

Tuesday, August 14th - 6:00pm

Wine, Chocolate and Chamber Music at Wiawaka

Enjoy an evening of stunning lake views, world-class music performances, wines from the Adirondack Winery of Lake George and Bolton Landing and Barkeater Chocolates of North Creek.

This is new for this 2018 season of events and an evening you won't want to miss.

Wiawaka Center for Women was created by and for women in 1903. It is the oldest and longest continuously operating retreat for women in America.

Wednesday, August 15th - 7:00pm

Chamber Music Concert

The concert will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 50 Mohican Street Lake George. Leonard Bernstein 100 year anniversary concert!

Thursday, August 16th - 7:30pm

Chamber Music Concert

The performance will take place in Shepard Park on Canada Street in Lake George.

The performance features PROJECT Trio and the LGMF Symphony Orchestra! Created by Music Director Roger Kalia, Sounds of Our Time is an innovative concert series that will explore connections that cross musical genres.

Friday, August 17th - 7:00pm

Chamber Music Concert

The concert will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 50 Mohican Street Lake George. The performance features a world premiere by David Ludwig.

Saturday, August 18th - 1:00pm

Special Afternoon Matinee

This matinee performance is an exclusive chamber music event at the historic Saint James Church, 172 Ottawa Street in Lake George.

The concert is only open to current donors at the $100 level or higher, host families, and season pass holders.

A meet-the-musicians reception will follow the performance.

Saturday, August 18th - 5:00pm

Children's Concert - A One-of-a-Kind Experience!

The performance will take place at Shepard Park on Canada Street in Lake George.

Presenting an orchestral work by Paul Dooley’s The Conductor’s Spellbook! The story takes place during a field trip to the symphony, young Tony Stradivarius finds a magical book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra. The Conductor’s Spellbook is an exciting and interactive new work that teaches about the instruments of the orchestra and even conducting!

The afternoon concert is a fun and engaging program for the young and the young at heart. While perfect for all ages, it is especially special for those 12 and under.

Saturday, Augusr 18th - 8:45pm

Late Night aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha

Join us for a party cruise aboard the Lake George Steamboat Co's Minne-Ha-Ha paddlewheel. It's amplified, jamming classical music and a dance floor!

Sunday, August 19th - 1pm

Piano Mania!

This performance will take place at Tannery Pond Center, 228 Main Street, North Creek. An enjoyable afternoon concert featuring the Musical Festival pianists performing solo, 4-hand, 6-hand, and 8-hand piano repertoire.

 

Monday, August 20th - 6pm

LGMF Uncorked at the Lake George Club

Enjoy a candle-lit evening - exceptional concert music - wines from the Adirondack Winery and a gourmet dinner.

Featuring Christoper Weiss’s one-act comic opera Service Provider, a collaboration with vocalists from the Seagle Music Colony, the oldest and one of the most prestigious summer vocal training programs in the United States.

The Lake George Club is located at 4000 Lake Shore Drive, Diamond Point.

Tuesday, August 21 - 7pm

Chamber Music At Silver Bay YMCA

Silver Bay YMCA, a 700-acre waterfront property on the shore of Lake George has a history of over 100 years. Located at 87 Silver Bay Road in Silver Bay.

Wednesday, August 22nd - 7pm

Chamber Music Concert

The concert will take place at the Sacred Heart Church, 50 Mohican Street Lake George. The performance features Grammy Award winning composer and electric guitarist Steven Mackey.

Friday, August 24th - 7:30pm

Lake George Music Festival Symphony Orchestra Concert

This is the final performance of the 2018 Lake George Music Festival. The LGMF Symphony Orchestra will present Antonin Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 and a world premiere by composer Christopher Rogerson.

The concert will take place at the Lake George Jr / Senior High School, 381 Canada Street.