2nd Annual Chamber Music Festival Takes the Stage June 8-10

Indiana University’s Volante Winds is one of three chamber music ensembles featured in this year’s festival in Mineral Point. Pictured from left are Suyeon Ko, flute, Rebecca McGuire, oboe, Olivier Huebscher, horn, Wai Ki Wun, clarinet, and Sara Frueche, bassoon.
Courtesy of Volante Winds

The 2nd Annual Mineral Point Chamber Music Festival takes place June 8-10. Three young professional ensembles will perform three full concerts on the evenings of June 8 and 9 and the afternoon of June 10. An addition to the festival are two free concerts on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The concerts will be performed by ensembles composed of festival musicians, local professional musicians and high school students.

“The goal of the festival is to provide a valuable performing experience for young professional musicians, a significant listening experience for local residents, and a reasonably priced, culturally rich weekend destination for music lovers,” said Peter Schmalz, festival founder and director.

The festival program features:

7:30 p.m. June 8: Artu Duo, University of Minnesota, (music by Schumann, Martinu, Beethoven), Mineral Point Opera House, 139 High St.

1:30 p.m. June 9: Free Concert (music by Martinu, Brahms, Ibert, Strauss), UCC Church Chapel, 300 Maiden St.

7:30 p.m. June 9: Volante Winds, Indiana University (music by Barber, Pilss, Orban, Briccialdi), Mineral Point Opera House.

12:30 p.m. June 10: Free concert by the Festival Brass Ensemble (music by Strauss, Pilss, Barber, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, G.F. Handel), Library Park, 137 High St.

1:30 p.m. June 10: Altino Duo, University of Wisconsin-Madison (music by Kodaly, Ravel, Halvorsen), Mineral Point Opera House.

Concert tickets are $20 per event. A Festival Pass (all three concerts) is $49. Tickets may be purchased online at: artsmp.org/chamber-music-fest/ or at the box office during the festival.

The Mineral Point Chamber Music Festival is produced by Arts Mineral Point, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit arts council with the mission to “nurture and promote the arts in Mineral Point.” For more information, see artsmp.org/chamber-music-fest.